MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (September 14, 2020)  During any academic year, Monmouth College's FusionFest event represents a way for students to return to their roots in theatre. During an academic year with a pandemic, a return to roots is even more the case.

ALAMOSA, COLORADO (September 14, 2020) Chelsey Thomsen from Bettendorf graduated from Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado, during the Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony, on June 6. Thomsen received a MA:Counseling-School Counseling. Adams State awarded 355 undergraduate degrees.

PELLA, IOWA (September 11, 2020) Welcome to Central College! You are now Forever Dutch!

Central is pleased to welcome the newest members of our community, including first-year and transfer students, for the Fall 2020 semester.

Those from your area are:

Dustin Harris, Class of 2022, from Bettendorf (52722)

Mitchel Benhart, Class of 2024, from Geneseo (61254)

FAYETTE, IOWA (September 10, 2020) — Upper Iowa University has announced its Dean's List for the 2020 Summer Session. To be honored, a student must have earned a minimum 3.50 grade-point average and be enrolled as a full-time student. The honored students included:

Davenport, IA Kinisha Loving

Bettendorf, IA Dustin Snow

Cordova, IL Jaime Anton

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (September 10, 2020) — Two Monmouth College political science programs will come together September 15, when Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter '76 will be the featured speaker for the College's annual observance of Constitution Day.


MaKayla Conway, shown cutting fabric for masks (above), was one of more than 250 freshmen who participated in the Everyone Doing More event on the Culver-Stockton College campus

DeKALB, ILLINOIS (September 4, 2020) Over 550 students received their degrees from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in August. Included among the graduates were the following students from your area:


IOWA CITY, IOWA (September 4, 2020)  University of Iowa shared governance bodies elect new leadership each spring semester. Two of the four groups are led by students at the UI: Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG).

PELLA, IOWA (September 4, 2020) — Central College is planning to recognize its Class of 2020 with an in-person commencement ceremony at 2PM, Sunday, September 27, at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium. Commencement scheduled in May was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PALOS HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS (September 3, 2020) In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois, released the college's Dean's List for Spring 2020.


Geneseo, IL61254, Kailey Heppner

Moline, IL

61265, McKenzie Murphey