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ROCK ISLAND, IL (04/04/2011)(readMedia)-- 910 students have been named to the Dean's List at Augustana College for the 2010-11 winter term. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term.

From your area, students who have earned this honor include :

Katherine Voigt from Bettendorf, IA, a senior majoring in biology.

Emily Voigt from Bettendorf, IA, a senior majoring in business administration marketing.

Anna Tunnicliff from Bettendorf, IA, a sophomore majoring in history.

Tyler Cowherd from Bettendorf, IA, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Fenner Hengst from Bettendorf, IA, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Rayna Narvaez from Bettendorf, IA, a senior majoring in psychology and Spanish.

Peter Wessels from Bettendorf, IA, a junior majoring in business administration advising and accounting.

Moselle Singh from Le Claire, IA, a sophomore majoring in anthropology.

Regina Jarrell from Davenport, IA, a senior majoring in art.

Thomas Harris from Davenport, IA, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry and biology.

James Wiebler from Davenport, IA, a first year majoring in biology.

Kelsey Lovaas from Davenport, IA, a sophomore majoring in liberal studies.

Gaetano Iaccarino from Davenport, IA, a senior majoring in music general and anthropology.

Anthony Ash from Davenport, IA, a sophomore majoring in accounting and business administration advising.

Trevor Fennelly from Davenport, IA, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Jasmine Brooks from Davenport, IA, a sophomore majoring in political science.

Audrey Waner from Davenport, IA, a senior majoring in art.

Anna Rusch from Davenport, IA, a first year majoring in business administration advising.

Nicholas Kendell from Davenport, IA, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Owen Engstrom from Davenport, IA, a junior majoring in political science.

Jacob O'Rourke from Davenport, IA, a sophomore majoring in accounting and business administration advising.

Kylie Koger from Davenport, IA, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Cristina Stan from Davenport, IA, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Manisha Kumar from Davenport, IA, a sophomore majoring in pre-medicine and biology.

James Sales from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in biology.

Anna Letendre from Rock Island, IL, a sophomore majoring in business administration advising.

Matthew Nykaza from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in business administration marketing.

Wiktoria Pecak from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in chemistry.

Clare Kilbride from Rock Island, IL, a sophomore majoring in communication science and disorders.

Wesley Solether from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in English.

Katie Alms from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in English and music general.

Nathaniel McDowell from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in English and philosophy.

Timothy Gillman from Rock Island, IL, a junior majoring in geography.

Kathryn Pauls from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in geology and Spanish.

Andrew Shaffer from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in honors history major.

Sheila Ahuja from Rock Island, IL, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Owen Pomije from Rock Island, IL, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Katherine Rea from Rock Island, IL, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Samuel Anderson from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in math and computer science.

Courtney Vandewiele from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in political science and accounting.

Sarah Potter from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in psychology.

Hannah Boyce from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in psychology and history.

Alexis Silvers from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in sociology.

Brianna Dyer from Rock Island, IL, a senior majoring in teaching English.

Christopher Hildreth from Rock Island, IL, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Crystina Mayfield from Coal Valley, IL, a junior majoring in French and Africana studies.

Erica Aten from Coal Valley, IL, a junior majoring in psychology.

Michael Kautz from East Moline, IL, a sophomore majoring in accounting.

Conner Martinez from East Moline, IL, a junior majoring in accounting.

Matthew Kustes from East Moline, IL, a senior majoring in business management information systems.

Amber Soike from East Moline, IL, a junior majoring in elementary education.

Leart Neziroski from East Moline, IL, a sophomore majoring in pre-medicine and biology.

Astrid Tello-Rodriguez from Milan, IL, a sophomore majoring in psychology.

Kayla Papish from East Moline, IL, a senior majoring in teaching math and math.

Allison Brown from Milan, IL, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Dalinda Widdop from Milan, IL, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Brian Stone from Milan, IL, a senior majoring in teaching math and math.

Abdur Razzaque from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in accounting.

Michael Reeves from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in accounting.

Allison Hughes from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in accounting and business administration marketing.

Meghan Showers from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in Asian studies and political science.

Abigail House from Moline, IL, a junior majoring in biology.

Mark Stumphy from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in biology.

Anna Smith from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in biology and psychology.

Austin Boyle from Moline, IL, a sophomore majoring in business administration advising.

Felipe Aguilar from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in business administration management.

Amy Malmstead from Moline, IL, a junior majoring in business administration marketing.

Andrew Showers from Moline, IL, a sophomore majoring in computer science and philosophy.

Jasmin Landeros from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in elementary education.

Lauren Kirik from Moline, IL, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Madison Logan from Moline, IL, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Jonathan Smith from Moline, IL, a sophomore majoring in liberal studies.

Calvin Vo from Moline, IL, a sophomore majoring in liberal studies.

Martha Ade from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in music general and English.

Alyssa Harmon from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in political science.

Kalin Showers from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in political science.

Justine Nuguid from Moline, IL, a junior majoring in pre-medicine and biology.

Courtney Mitten from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in psychology.

Audrey Taylor from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in teaching biology and biology.

Nicole Johnson from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in teaching English.

Mary Lambrecht from Moline, IL, a sophomore majoring in sociology and psychology.

Kjerstin Hurty from Moline, IL, a sophomore majoring in business administration advising.

Theodore Teros from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in philosophy.

Mohammed Hussain from Moline, IL, a senior majoring in biology, religion and pre-medicine.

Darshan Hullon from Moline, IL, a first year majoring in biology and pre-medicine.

Ryan Hancock from Orion, IL, a senior majoring in geography.

Kayla Ferguson from Orion, IL, a sophomore majoring in liberal studies.

Alyssa Zwicker from Orion, IL, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Jenna Nelson from Orion, IL, a sophomore majoring in math and teaching math.

Amber Anderson from Port Byron, IL, a sophomore majoring in accounting and math.

Courtney Brown from Port Byron, IL, a junior majoring in biology and pre-medicine.

Emma Thompson from Port Byron, IL, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Douglas Peters from Port Byron, IL, a sophomore majoring in neuroscience.

Lauren Reid from Sherrard, IL, a junior majoring in business administration marketing and communication studies.

Alexandra Jones from Sherrard, IL, a first year majoring in liberal studies.

Megan Lecander from Sherrard, IL, a senior majoring in business administration management.

Chelsea Vickerman from Silvis, IL, a sophomore majoring in business administration advising.

Jennifer Youngs from Taylor Ridge, IL, a junior majoring in psychology and political science.

About Augustana: Founded in 1860 and situated on a 115-acre campus near the Mississippi River, Augustana College is a private, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The college enrolls 2,500 students from diverse geographic, social, ethnic and religious backgrounds and offers more than 70 majors and related areas of study. Augustana employs 287 faculty and has a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Augustana continues to do what it has always done: challenge and prepare students for lives of leadership and service in our complex, ever-changing world.

FAYETTE, IA (04/01/2011)(readMedia)-- Upper Iowa University announced today that over 400 students have completed their degree requirements in December 2010, which makes them eligible to receive their UIU diploma during the official University commencement exercises. Three consecutive ceremonies will be held on the Fayette, Iowa campus on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Students in your area include the following:

Luke Chester Hank, Davenport, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice

John Javon-Perry Banks, Rock Island, Bachelor of Science, Community Recreation

Michael Aaron Cripps, Andalusia, Bachelor of Science, Social Science

For more information about Upper Iowa University's May commencement ceremonies, go to www.uiu.edu.

About Upper Iowa University

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to nearly 6,800 students-nationally and internationally-at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.

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(Bettendorf, IA- April 1, 2011)    Brown Mackie College - Quad Cities now offers a Diploma in Medical Coding and Billing. The program provides students with the skills necessary to seek entry-level employment in the medical business office setting. This program also prepares students to analyze information from patient records and combine it with knowledge of insurance reimbursement and coding guidelines to optimize physician payments.

Medical record coders and health information technicians specialize in coding patient records for health insurance purposes. They assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure. These technicians also are responsible for making sure that patient charts and forms are complete and accurate. They regularly communicate with healthcare professionals to clarify or obtain information.

For additional information about the Medical Coding and Billing program at Brown Mackie College - Quad Cities, call 563-344-1500, toll free 888.420.1652, or visit http://www.brownmackie.edu/pr.aspx?ID=BMC2302.

Brown Mackie College - Quad Cities is one of 26 school locations of the Brown Mackie College system of schools (www.brownmackie.edu), which is dedicated to providing educational programs that prepare students for entry-level positions in a competitive, rapidly-changing workplace. Brown Mackie College schools offer bachelor's degree, associate's degree, certificate, and diploma programs in health sciences, business, information technology, legal studies and design technologies


Rivermont Collegiate is pleased to announce the following students have been recognized on the Third Quarter Honor Roll:

Upper School Honor Roll (9th-12th) Headmaster's List (3.85-4.00)

Michael Garneau

Pavane Gorrepati

Summer Lawrence

Alejandra Martinez

Christine Mbakwe

Victoria Mbakwe

Matthew Newsome

Meghana Pagadala

Shravya Pothula

Ramya Prabhu

Kelsey Qu

Chi Ieong Wong

Distinction (3.50-3.84)

Vishal Bobba

Rebecca Cupp

Basilia Koster

Amanda McVey

Tristan O'Harrow

Darsani Reddy

Darcy Ryan

Ashish Tadepalli

Joann Weeks

Merit (3.00-3.49)

Archana Chintalapani

Harriette Clarke

Souriyo Dishak

Karanveer Gill

Christopher Mbakwe

Middle School Honor Roll (6th-8th) High Honors (All grades B+ or higher or B or higher for courses designated as Upper School level)

Helena Barber

Madeline Bowman

Sarah Bowman

Adam Dada

Brandon Eckhardt

Shivani Ganesh

Hannah Hansen

Kaitlyn Mayfield

Grace Moran

Benjamin Nordick

Manasa Pagadala

Emilia Porubcin

Michal Porubcin

Isaac Sears

Suhas Seshadri

Alexander Skillin

Marta Storl-Desmond

Loring Telleen

Claire Wallace

Honors (All grades B- or higher or C+ or higher for courses designated as Upper School level)

Madison Ellis

Collin Hunt

Samuel Lederman

Hayley Moran

Harrison Qu

Bhavana Purighalla

Gabriela Schermer

Jacob Vaughn


DES MOINES - Thirty-five Iowa high schools, including Davenport Central, will partner with the Iowa Department of Education to work on solutions to eliminate barriers to learning, including bullying and substance abuse.

Iowa is one of 11 states to be chosen for the prestigious federal grant to participate in the Safe and Supportive program. Nearly $14 million will be spent in Iowa over the next four years to support efforts that will measure and improve statewide conditions for learning, which include school safety, student engagement in school, and the overall school environment.

This spring, the Iowa Department of Education will ask students, parents and faculty at the high schools to simply fill out a confidential survey.  The survey will focus on issues ranging from student safety, to student relationships with other students and adults and to whether students have adequate resources in their schools.

"We look forward to embarking on this new, groundbreaking program," said Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass.  "For the first time, we will measure conditions for learning by surveying the real experts - students, parents and faculty."

After the initial survey is taken, 80% of the grant funding will be used for direct support of the schools that show the greatest opportunity for improvement.  The Iowa Department of Education will provide resources and work with those schools to implement activities that improve conditions for learning.

Information will be gathered each year for four years.  By the fourth year, the final survey will show the nation how much progress Iowa has made in improving conditions for learning.

"It's our responsibility to offer Iowa students our support and give them the best environment we can for them to learn and succeed," continued Director Glass.  "In doing so, we will once again reclaim our status as the national leader in education."

High schools were randomly selected across the state and have agreed to participate in this important program. Attached below is a list of the participating schools across the state.

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The final Moline School Board candidate forum is being held tonight, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at John Deere Middle School in Moline at 7:00 pm.  Eight candidates have announced they will attend and field questions.  There are 11 seats at stake.  The media is invited to attend.
Washington, D.C. - March 25, 2011 - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Education's had awarded Iowa $2.9 million through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools. Harkin is the Chairman of the Senate panel that funds education initiatives and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

"Investing in our children's future means directing resources where they are needed most.  When schools consistently have low graduation rates, it is important we focus our attention there," Harkin said.  "Today's funding is a step in the right direction.  It will help districts take the necessary steps to improve their weakest schools.   And, it could not have come at a better time for districts that are already struggling with tough budgeting decisions."

The $2.9 million made available to Iowa is being distributed by formula to the state and will then be competed out by the state to school districts. Iowa's application, which includes its list of persistently lowest-achieving schools, as defined by the state, can be found here.

School districts will apply to the state for the funds this spring.  When school districts apply, they must indicate that they will implement reforms to the lowest achieving schools.

Once schools receive SIG funds, they will be able to begin to spend them immediately to turn around schools this fall.  Iowa may apply to the Education Department for a waiver to allow them to spend funds over a three-year period.

You deserve a break!  Rivermont Collegiate has introduced the Rewarding U Now Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year!  This renewable academic merit scholarship is available to all students entering grades 9-12 in 2011-12 who have earned a current year (2010-11) GPA of 3.85 or higher.  All qualifying students will be awarded $2,000 toward Rivermont annual tuition, renewable every year they attend Rivermont in grades 9-12 and meet scholarship criteriaThis is a potential value of $8,000 over 4 years!

The deadline for this fantastic opportunity is fast approaching!  Interested students must complete a Rivermont application, submit an official transcript from their current school, and compose an original 350-550 word essay.  Application materials and essays must be submitted to Rivermont no later than Monday, March 28th at 4:00 p.m.

This opportunity is available to both current Rivermont students and new applicants.  We wish to take as many eligible applications as possible and there is no limit on the number of scholarships to be awarded!  For details instructions on how to apply and essay topics, visit www.rvmt.org/scholarship

For additional information on Rivermont Collegiate and the Rewarding U Now Scholarship, contact Cindy Murray, Director of Admissions, at (563) 359-1366 ext. 302 or murray@rvmt.org

Keep young minds sharp over the summer with educational programs at Rivermont Collegiate! Rivermont is offering an assortment of Summer Adventures for children from preschool age and up.  Programs cover a wide variety of interests - from cooking to poetry - to French and microbiology. Children from any school may register. Sessions run for one week from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. or from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.; each session cost $110 and some require an additional $25 lab fee. Students attending two classes per day need to bring a sack lunch. Lunch time will be from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Rivermont strives to prepare students who are grounded in the basics, yet able to think analytically and creatively, to confidently meet the challenges of the 21st century.  Check out full class descriptions and obtain a registration form at www.rvmt.org.

Preschool - Junior Kindergarten - Kindergarten

June 20-24          Mad Science! (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

June 20-24          Stories & More (12:00 - 3:00 p.m.)

June 27-July 1     Cooking Class     (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

July 18-22            Take Me Out to the Ballgame (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

Grades K - 2

July 18-22        Dig Into Dinosaurs (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

Grades 1 - 5

June 20-24        Bits, Bytes and Hopefully NO Bugs! (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

June 27-July 1     Poetry, The Symphony of Words (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

June 27-July 1     Got Game? (12:00 - 3:00 p.m.)

Grades 3 - 12

June 27-July 1     Une Semaine à Paris! (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

July 18-22            Scrapadoodle (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

Grades 8 - 10

July 18-22            Seeing the Unseen: Basic Microbiology Techniques (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

July 25-30            Plagues & Poxes & Pestilence - Oh, My! (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

For enrollment information on Rivermont Collegiate contact Cindy Murray at 563-359-1366 ext. 302 or murray@rvmt.org.

For additional information on Summer Adventures at Rivermont Collegiate contact Tammi Burrell at 563-359-1366 ext. 337 or burrell@rvmt.org.

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Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only independent, non-sectarian, PS-12 college preparatory school, ranked #1 on Iowa's AP Index.

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MOLINE, ILLINOIS - WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is pleased to offer a $500 Broadcast Scholarship to students pursuing a career in broadcasting.

"For the last four years WQPT has been awarding a scholarship to a student majoring in broadcasting," said WQPT General Manager, Rick Best.   The annual award can be used for tuition, books and fees in any broadcast curriculum. WQPT will forward the scholarship funds to the student's educational institution.

Interested students may log on to wqpt.org for an application or by calling (309) 764-2400.  The criteria for the scholarship is:

Overall 2.5 GPA

Broadcast Classes 3.0 GPA (not applicable to incoming college freshmen)

Preference given to full-time students although part-timers are encouraged to apply.                                                    

Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2011for this scholarship.  New and continuing students in any broadcast curriculum may apply.  WQPT will select the recipient prior to the fall semester.

WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University Quad Cities located in Moline, Illinois.

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