WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (May 24, 2019) — The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation is offering up to 20 $1,500 scholarships to individuals who are continuing their education in nursing, physical/occupational therapy (PT/OT), or health administration with the intent of working in long-term care. 

Scholarship applications are due by May 31.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 24, 2019) — The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) appreciates Governor Kim Reynolds and the Legislature's recognition that extending the state penny sales tax for school infrastructure is critical for all Iowa students. Sustainable funding is vital for Iowa school boards and districts to provide safe, modern school-buildings and ensure students have access to 21st century technology for their learning.

ATCHISON, KANSAS (May 24, 2019) — Benedictine College has recognized those students who have distinguished themselves academically during the last semester, which ended May 7, 2019. 

CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA (May 23, 2019) — Local students graduated from Clemson University at spring 2019 commencement ceremonies.

They are:

Cody Blevins of Davenport, who graduated with a Master's Degree in Architecture

Bryanne M. Trice of Rock Island, who graduated with a Master of Science in Graphic Communications

Clemson awared more than 3,600 degrees in the ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum.

GREENCASTLE, INDIANA (May 23, 2019) — Rachele Miller, of Princeton, Iowa, along with 505 classmates, became the 180th graduating class of DePauw University. The undergraduates were awarded their degrees during the program which took place in Neal Fieldhouse in the Lilly Center on May 19th, 2019. Miller was awarded a BA in Economics.

The day's events included a speech by actor and 1998 DePauw University graduate Drew Powell.

INDIANOLA, IOWA (May 22, 2019) — Mollie Juehring was recognized at Simpson College's Honors Convocation ceremony on April 24, 2019. Mollie received the Sven and Mildred Lekberg Music Award. The junior receiving this award is dedicated to their development as musicians and artists, a passion for music, participation in a wide variety of endeavors in the music department, and a positive leader as a musician and colleague among their peers. Mollie's parents are Diane and Lee Juehring.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (May 22/2019) — More than 100 Iowa City-area elementary-school students participated in Healthy LifeStars, an initiative from the University of Iowa College of Public Health staffed by current UI students that fights childhood obesity by encouraging students to be more active and eat more nutritious food. Childhood obesity has become a serious public health-issue in the US, as more and more children are classified as significantly overweight.

INDIANOLA, IOWA (May 22, 2019) — Maggie Flowers of Rock Island participated in the annual Simpson College Research and Creativity Symposium held on April 25, 2019. This is a multi-disciplinary event that showcases outstanding student work through the presentation of papers, performances, posters, and panel-discussions. Maggie's parents are Randall Flowers and Mary Flowers.

PELLA, IOWA (May 22, 2019) — Local students were among 198 Central College students graduating with bachelor's degrees in May 2019.

The following students received their degrees:

Will Daniels of Geneseo received a bachelor's degree in Biology.

Parker Hill of Bettendorf received a bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Studies.

Cara Mack of Davenport received a bachelor's degree in Business Management.

AMES, IOWA (May 22, 2019) — Iowa State University students organized and executed their vision for the The Fashion Show 2019 at Iowa State University.