BETTENDORF, IOWA (March 3, 2023) — The Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) held the 61st Annual STEM Celebration on February 23, 2023.

The event celebrates and showcases the region's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) professionals, educators, and next generation of STEM professionals.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 3, 2023)  More than 180 Iowans came together Wednesday, March 2, to celebrate the remarkable contributions of Iowans in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Dubuque, Hampton, Iowa City, Marshalltown, and Mason City who have left their mark on Iowa through the arts.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (March 3, 2023) — A $10,000 grant will allow Augustana College to increase access to gender-affirming voice therapy for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

Mary Lind, a 1972 communication sciences and disorders graduate, provided the grant that will expand access to low-cost individual and group gender-affirming communication therapy provided by Augustana’s Barbara A Roseman Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 3, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to her Government Alignment bill passing the Iowa House State Government Committee:

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (March 3, 2023) — A Grammy Award-winning singer found a new fan in Monmouth when Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice — the CNN documentary about the 1970s pop icon — aired a few years back.

Now, that avid fan — Monmouth College junior Ryan Bowman — is hoping to generate interest among his peers in the talented songstress, who recorded in diverse genres until her retirement in 2011 because of Parkinson's disease.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (March 3, 2023) — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Tuesday released bank performance data for the fourth quarter and year ending on December 31, 2022. At Iowa banks, strong loan growth continued and asset quality measures remained favorable albeit with modest deterioration.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (March 3, 2023) — State Representative La Shawn K Ford, Chairman of the Illinois House Appropriations Higher Education Committee, announced his proposal to provide Illinois public university students with free access to classes that prepare them for graduate-school tests and professional-licensing exams.

Rep Ford (D-Chicago), a former Chicago Public Schools teacher, said he will pursue funding in the state’s fiscal year 2024 budget for the effort.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 2, 2023) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the annual National Change of Address process to maintain the accuracy of Iowa’s voter-registration records is underway. Notices are being mailed to 90,948 registered voters in Iowa who have filed a change of address with the US Postal Service during the past twelve months.

MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL, MINNESOTA (March 2, 2023) — The following students have been named to the 2022 fall semester Dean's List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the university announced today.


Bettendorf, IA

Yash Singh, Senior, College of Sci and Engineering

Eldridge, IA

Chloe Engelkes, Senior, College of Liberal Arts

Silvis, IL

Xinyuan Wu, Freshman, Carlson School of Management

Tipton, IA

DUBUQUE, IOWA (March 2, 2023) — An ArchiTREK tour of the University of Dubuque Heritage Center will begin at 4PM, Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at the center’s main entrance.