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Western Illinois University Fall 2020 Enrollment Sees Gains Over Past Decade

September 19th, 2020

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – For the first time in 10 years, new student enrollment at Western Illinois University has increased. The number of new freshmen enrolling at Western this fall stands at 1,064, 18.9 percent over Fall 2019, while new transfer students total 721 (9.2 percent over Fall 2019) and new graduate students stand at 569 (10.3 percent over Fall 2019), for a total new student increase of 13.7 percent. In addition, the grade point average (GPA) of the incoming freshman class has increased to 3.49 (compared to 3.40 in Fall 2019). Total enrollment as of the 10th day is 7,490, according to... Read More

Rock Island Library Offering Tons Of Awesome Events During September!

September 19th, 2020

The official “spokesperson” of National Library Card Sign-up Month is Wonder Woman, who reminds everyone that libraries are wonderful. The Rock Island Public Library is also providing wonderful reasons to celebrate with special prize drawings, yard signs, and new events that help you maximize use of your library card. All new and renewed Rock Island Library card applications received during September will be automatically entered into prize drawings for library gifts, book bags, and prizes. Patrons who already have a Rock Island Public Library card can enter with a Library Card Sign-up Month... Read More

Skeleton Key Art And Antiques Adding New Local Artists This Weekend

September 18th, 2020

Skeleton Key Art and Antiques of Rock Island is hosting additional Quad Cities artists this Saturday, September 19th. The family-friendly pop-up shopping will take place from 10 am – 5 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key at 520 18th Street, Rock Island. In addition to the 80+ local antique dealers, artists and makers with goods normally available at Skeleton Key, this Saturday shoppers can find local artists Carolyn Krueger, Glen Lowry, Stephanie Canterbury, and Mindy Mathews of High Strung by 3M. In addition, artist and Skeleton Key co-owner John VandeWalle will be unveiling a number of... Read More

Netflix’ ‘Social Dilemma’ Is A Dark, Must-See Mirror Into Our World

September 18th, 2020

There are very few shows you can deem “must see” anymore, although not as much due to their quality, as due to the fact that not many shows can truly be described as being targeted for a wide audience anymore. We live in a world that’s become increasingly fragmented and subdivided, and invariably there are few things upon which the vast majority of the population can agree. Entertainment used to be the great uniter of the people. When television began to rise to prominence in the ‘50s and ‘60s, cultural touchstones were based upon events it showcased. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. The finale... Read More

Betcha Didn’t See THIS Coming: Long Island Medium’s Adler Show Postponed

September 18th, 2020

Wow! Who could’ve seen this coming? Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience, previously scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Adler Theatre, has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. No action is required at this time. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Patrons requesting a refund will need to contact the original point of purchase. Due to the unprecedented volume of postponements and cancellations, please expect to receive a refund in as soon as 30 days. For questions concerning tickets, please call the Adler Theatre... Read More

Western Illinois University GIS Students, Center Director Receive Statewide Awards

September 17th, 2020

MACOMB, IL – Two Western Illinois University students from the Geographic Information System (GIS) Center will be honored in October with the Illinois GIS Association (ILGISA) Outstanding Student Award. Senior GIS majors Zach Healy, of Dixon, IL, and Clint Quigley, of Glasford, IL, will be given two of five outstanding student awards presented statewide. The awards will be given during the ILGISA’s virtual annual conference Oct. 5-6. GIS Center Director Chad Sperry, the current ILGISA president, also serves on the Next Gen 911 Committee, which will receive a service award at the same conference. Sperry... Read More

Quad Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes – September 17th, 2020

September 17th, 2020

Tacos, demolition derbies, the Dude and more are all featured this weekend, along with a pumpkin patch, in this week’s Weekend in 2 Minutes!  Read More

Wallessance Coming To Skeleton Key In Rock Island Saturday!

September 16th, 2020

Looking for some awesome art and decor for your home? You NEED to come to Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for WALLESSANCE! As the good folks at Skeleton Key put on their business page: “Normally, the third weekend in September means you can find us selling John VandeWalle’s sculptures at one of our favorite Quad City events, Riverssance. Unfortunately, Riverssance has been cancelled for the year, so we’ve decided to make our very own small event for the weekend, and we’re affectionately calling it Wallessance. Join John... Read More

Milan Non-Profits Eligible For Grants From The Brissman Foundation

September 16th, 2020

Nonprofits improving the quality of life in the Village of Milan, Illinois, can apply for a grant from the Grant W. Brissman and Virginia M. Brissman Foundation, administered through the Quad Cities Community Foundation. Applicants may apply for up to $10,000 to support their work in the areas of youth development, community development, and cultural activities. The grant also is available to nonprofits working to relieve the suffering of underprivileged people. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2020. “Through the provision in their estate they made to establish this foundation and place it... Read More

Western Illinois University Student Benefits from Great River Teacher Corps Program

September 16th, 2020

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – Emilee Rains, a 2020 Western Illinois University teacher education alumna and second grade teacher at George O. Barr Elementary in Silvis, IL, is the first student to graduate after participating in the Great River Teacher Corps (GRTC) program. Western’s GRTC program is meeting the need for more rural teachers by offering teacher education scholarships to students who will in turn work in west central Illinois schools. Rains initially chose Western because it was an affordable university near her hometown with a long history of successful teacher preparation.... Read More

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