Governor’s Signature Legacy Project partners with Illinois Math and Science Academy to inspire 4th-8th grade students in STEM careers

One of the biggest decisions that our high school juniors and senior have to face is what to do once they graduate. Whether they choose to attend a university, go to a local community college, work toward a certificate, or enter the workforce, getting an education beyond high school is more important than ever in our 21st Century economy.

Mount Pleasant, Iowa: February 20, 2018 - Dr. Peggy Whitson ’81, renowned record-breaking NASA astronaut returned to Iowa Wesleyan University, her alma mater, for the 176th birthday of the University. Dr. Whitson was the featured keynote speaker for Founders Day, addressing a standing room only crowd at the University Chapel on February 14. Before taking the stage, Dr. Whitson was presented the Presidential Medal for Outstanding Merit by Steven E.

Students honored for academic success during the 2017 fall semester

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, Minn. (February 23, 2018) - The following students have been named to the 2017 fall semester Dean's List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the university announced today:

DUBUQUE, Iowa (Feb. 23, 2018) - The University of Dubuque congratulates the following students on being appointed to the Fall Semester 2017 Academic Dean's List.

To be named to the dean's list, a student must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for that semester.

SIOUX FALLS, SD (01/23/2018)-- Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, today announced the students named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year.

The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale).

Trent Herman of Muscatine and Kaylie Miller, also of Muscatine.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (February 22, 2018) - Loras College has announced the names of students who achieved Dean's List status for the 2017 fall semester. A student must earn a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours to be recognized.

from Bettendorf, IA:   Alex Kitzmann, freshman

from Davenport, IA:   Luke Fennelly, sophomore;  Christina Fox, sophomore;  Erin McGivern, sophomore; and  Annika Robinson, freshman

HOUGHTON, Mich. (Feb 20, 2018) - Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, Michigan, has released the Dean's List for the 2017 fall semester. More than 1,800 students were named to the Dean's List this past fall.
To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Asterisks indicate those earning straight-A averages of 4.0.

Among the honorees are the following from the local area:

ST. PETER, Minn. (February 20, 2018) - The Fall Semester Dean's List at Gustavus Adolphus College has been released. The list comprises students who have earned a 3.7 grade point average (based on a scale in which 4.0 = A) or higher for the semester ending in December 2017.
The following local students were named to the Dean's List at Gustavus Adolphus College:

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to encourage high school juniors and seniors to experience a course in career and technical education at a local community college.