MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (September 20, 2019) — The scenario is all too familiar to many college freshmen: Anxiety over the first big exam or paper, plus some pangs of homesickness, plus navigating new social circles, plus time-management concerns due to an extracurricular activity or two.

It all adds up to one word — stress.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (09/19/2019) — Belmont University kicked off classes for its fall 2019 semester with a record-breaking enrollment-number as the University welcomed 8,481 students to campus, tripling the 2,796 students enrolled in 2000 and marking a 57 percent increase in the last decade alone. This marks Belmont's 19th consecutive year of record enrollment.

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MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (September 19, 2019) — Now in its sixth year, the 24-hour play festival FusionFest will once again open the Monmouth College theatre season, once again featuring a series of student-written and student-performed 10-minute plays.


IOWA CITY, IA (September 17, 2019) — The University of Iowa recently welcomed the most academically-accomplished class in its 172-year history.


IOWA CITY, IOWA (September 17, 2019) — 260 current University of Iowa students are members of the 2019 Hawkeye Marching Band, one of the "top ten college marching bands in the nation," according to CNN Headline News and one of the Big Ten Conference's marching bands whose halftime show is "worth the watch," according to Sports Illustrated.

FAYETTE, IOWA (September 17, 2019) — Upper Iowa University has announced the Dean's List for the 2019 Summer Session. To be recognized, a student must have earned a minimum 3.50 grade point average and be enrolled as a full-time student.

The honored students include:

Bettendorf, IA — Leah Hahn, a Elementary Education major;

Davenport, IA — Breanna Remaly, a Elementary Education major;

Davenport, IA — Jerod Samuelson, a All Social Science major;

FAYETTE, IOWA (September 16, 2019) — Upper Iowa University (UIU) is summoning all those with Peacock spirit to attend the Tie Dye & Tailfeathers Homecoming celebration Thursday-Sunday, October 3-6. Among the alumni anticipating the start of the festivities are grand marshals Al ('56) and Jan (Mork) Seabrooke ('64). The Elgin, Iowa, residents will lead the Homecoming parade, which is scheduled to begin at noon Saturday, October 5.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (September 16, 2019) — The Second Amendment and the right to bear arms will be discussed by three Monmouth College political science professors to commemorate this year's Constitution Day.

Titled "The 'State' of the 2nd Amendment: Guns, Federalism, and the Constitution," the discussion will be held at 7PM, September 17, in the Morgan Room of Poling Hall. It is free and open to the public.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (September 16, 2019) — Monmouth College will adopt a test-optional admission policy for new students who apply for admission to the national liberal-arts college in fall 2020.

Monmouth officials said the policy reflects the College's values and also helps it reach students who are underserved by higher education.

OSKALOOSA, IOWA (September 13, 2019) — William Penn University will be hosting a “How to Pay for College” presentation in partnership with ICAN (Iowa College Access Network) on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 6PM. The event will be held on the 3rd Floor of the Penn Activity Center in the Ware Auditorium on the William Penn University Oskaloosa Campus.