DES MOINES, IOWA (March 1, 2024) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced $1 million in initial funding for competitive grants available through the Iowa Department of Education to support school districts that partner with or create local child-care centers to help more high-school students earn a national child-development credential.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (February 29, 2024) — Lauren Anderson's experience at Monmouth College is a lesson in the value of testing preconceived notions.

PELLA, IOWA (February 29, 2024) — A pillar of a Central College education is community service and civic engagement. In Spring 2024, 115 Central students are participating in a service-learning opportunity to build civic engagement.

Peyton Bytnar of Bettendorf, Iowa (52722), is helping Rock Steady Boxing with a Disability in America project, in Pella, Iowa. Bytnar is a member of the Central Class of 2024.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (February 28, 2024) — A public reading will be one of the highlights of a visit to Monmouth College's campus by award-winning poet Taylor Byas.

Byas will read from her works at 4:30 p.m. March 4 on the upper floor of Hewes Library, outside the Len G Everett Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

WAVERLY, IOWA (February 28, 2024) — Rachel Green was one of 29 Wartburg College students to be recognized for their work with student media at the annual Iowa College Media Association Awards.

Green, of DeWitt, Iowa, received first place in Best Short Video Documentary.

KWAR, the student-run radio station, received the Audio Excellence of the Year Award.

This photo by Kiersten Fuhr of Moline, Illinois, from a rehearsal of the theatre department's production of "Peter Pan" earned second place at the Illinois College Press Association award ceremony

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (February 27, 2024) — After spending most of the school year writing about news on campus, Monmouth College's student newspaper made some news of its own.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 27, 2024) — Augustana College will host the 2024 Ellwood F Curtis Family Lecture in Public Affairs Monday, March 4, 7PM. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Senior Staff Attorney Emerson Sykes will present the lecture “Freedom of expression and freedom of inquiry in polarized time” at 7PM in Wallenberg Hall at the Denkmann Memorial Building, 3520 7th Ave, Rock Island.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

WAVERLY, IOWA (February 26, 2024) — Brody Condon has been accepted into the Wartburg College Teacher Education Program.

Condon, of De Witt, Iowa, had to demonstrate effective reflective components in teaching and complete several other requirements to be considered for the program.

Admission to the Teacher Education Program allows students to begin professional education courses in their field.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (February 26, 2024) You don't know what you don't know.

That was a message conveyed by Monmouth College political science professor Jessica Vivian when she discussed her "life-transforming" experience in the Peace Corps.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (February 26, 2024) — It may seem straight out of a horror flick, but dismembered bodies are a reality in criminal investigations — and occur more often than you would think. In such cases, investigators need as much information as possible, and that evidence has to stand up in a court of law.