STERLING, ILLINOIS (June 5, 2024) — Woodlawn Arts Academy will host Shine a Light on Mental Health Teen Writers Conference from 8:30AM-2:30PM, Saturday, August 3. Teenagers will learn how to effectively use multiple forms of creative writing to improve and manage mental health.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 4, 2024) — Augustana College and Rivermont Collegiate will sign a guaranteed admissions agreement at 10AM, Friday, June 7, at Augustana’s Bahls Campus Leadership Center, 820 38th St, Rock Island.

William Urban is flanked by Tom Sienkewicz, left, and Jeff Rankin, co-editors of his upcoming "Festschrift"

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (June 4, 2024) — William L Urban, who taught history at Monmouth College for nearly a half century, will be honored by former colleagues, students, and friends with a Festschrift.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (June 3, 2024) — Last month, Monmouth College held its 167th Commencement Exercises. Not long after the College staged its 100th Commencement in the late 1950s, Kellogg Printing began producing the program for the ceremony, and the Monmouth company has been doing it ever since.

Yujiang Fang MD PhD — an academic pathologist and associate professor in the microbiology and immunology department at Des Moines University — alongside Conner Willson, a May 2024 graduate of DMU's osteopathic medicine program

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (May 31, 2024) — Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences congratulates more than 400 future health professionals who received their academic degrees on May 24, 2024. Local students and the degrees they completed are as follows:

Marissa Frisbie, Bettendorf, Iowa, 52722, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Abhishek Gowda, Moline, Illinois, 61265, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (May 31, 2024) — Addison Gelande, of Port Byron, Illinois, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Addison is a graduate of Riverdale Senior High School.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (May 30, 2024) — Leaders with the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS) spend time each year helping schools understand the state’s teacher-shortage crisis. As the school year ends, they help celebrate the educators who selflessly serve students across Illinois.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (May 30, 2024) Craig Vivian has retired from being an educational studies professor at Monmouth College, but it would be incorrect to say he's retired from teaching.

PELLA, IOWA (May 30, 2024) — Central College recognized 232 graduates during Commencement 2024 on Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium on the Central campus. Recognized were:

Clayton Hunn, Muscatine, earned a Bachelor's degree in August 2023 majoring in Music.

Lauren Wall, Donahue, earned a Bachelor's degree, cum laude, in December 2023 majoring in Biology.