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Quad Cities Youth Music & Arts Festival Comes to Rock Island September 17

August 13th, 2022
Quad Cities Youth Music & Arts Festival Comes to Rock Island September 17

QC Rock Academy is partnering with other local youth arts programs for a showcase of the area’s top talent in music, theater, dance, visual arts and more. FEATURING: QC Rock Academy bands and solo performers Dynamic Status Gems (dance group) Spotlight Theater ……and more TBA SPONSORS: Rock Island Parks & Recreation Quad City Arts River Music Experience I-Rock 93.5FM Iowa Rock n Roll Music Association The Kelly Team at Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors Illinois Casualty Company Urban Balance Therapy & Consulting Primetime Apparel & Promotions BBG Sound Learn more: www.QCRockAcademy.com  Read More

Western Illinois University Beta Alpha Psi Student Participates in First Project Run With It Competition

August 12th, 2022
Western Illinois University Beta Alpha Psi Student Participates in First Project Run With It Competition

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — Western Illinois University Accountancy major and Zeta Beta Chapter member Lauren Hall recently joined and participated among the 1,000 alumni of Project Run With It (PRWI). PRWI is an annual competition for members of the International Honor Organization for Financial Information Students and Professionals, Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), designed to further community service through the chapter and provide students with the opportunity to engage in real-world consulting projects. PRWI recently hosted its 18th year, PRWI 2022, which included 45 BAP student representatives who worked... Read More

Western Illinois University Museum Studies Invites the Public to Attend the Iowa Museum Association 2022 Conference Kick-off Party

August 11th, 2022
Western Illinois University Museum Studies Invites the Public to Attend the Iowa Museum Association 2022 Conference Kick-off Party

MOLINE, IL — The Western Illinois University Museum Studies Program will attend the Iowa Museum Association 2022 Conference Kick-off Party from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Edwards Creative Showroom in Milan, IL. This event is free to the public and no registration is required. “Anybody interested in museums or the museum world is welcome to attend,” said Museum Studies Director Heidi Lung. For those interested and eager to get back to face-to-face gatherings, the event will provide workshops, food, beverages, games and giveaways. Museum professionals will share their knowledge... Read More

North Scott Community School District Hosting Safety Symposium Today

August 10th, 2022
North Scott Community School District Hosting Safety Symposium Today

The North Scott Community School District is pleased to host the Inaugural Quad CitySchool Safety Symposium on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 8 am to 3:30 pm in the North Scott HighSchool Auditorium. The event was organized in partnership with a number of agencies andorganizations:● Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training● Eldridge Police Department● Emergency Management of Scott County● Iowa State Patrol● MILO Virtual● Audio Enhancement & Halo Smart Sensor The symposium is free and Quad City area school administrators, safety committees, area safetyagencies, and more have been... Read More

Davenport Public Library Hosting Student Success Advisor For College And Educational Programs

August 8th, 2022
Davenport Public Library Hosting Student Success Advisor For College And Educational Programs

The Davenport Public Library will be hosting Lupe Hernandez, Student Success Advisor with the Iowa College Access Network on Tuesday, August 16th |Eastern at 6pm. The Library welcomes Lupe Hernandez, Student Success Advisor with the Iowa College Access Network, and invites all teens and their grownups to attend ICAN’s presentation on planning and paying for college and career. There are many post-high school options available to students through education and training programs. This program engages students and their grownups in a discussion of the planning process for selecting career... Read More

Davenport Community School District Welcomes New High School Girls Wrestling Coach

August 8th, 2022
Davenport Community School District Welcomes New High School Girls Wrestling Coach

For the first time ever, the Davenport Community School District will have a sanctioned, girls’ wrestling team. Josh Park has been named the head coach and will oversee wrestlers from Davenport North, Central and West High Schools. “I’m every emotion you can think of,” Park said. “We’re making our mark.” Park is no stranger to the mat. He wrestled when he was in high school before graduating from Davenport North in 1998. He was quickly back mat-side as his own kids entered high school. His daughter Tateum wrestled for North, and his daughter Sydney wrestled for Central. In January... Read More

Western Illinois University Student Conducts West Nile Research in McDonough County

August 8th, 2022
Western Illinois University Student Conducts West Nile Research in McDonough County

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University Health Sciences graduate Kenia Reza recently conducted a study through the McDonough County Health Department and found a presence of West Nile virus in local mosquitoes as part of her program-based internship with the health department. “It was surreal to see my work contribute to helping a community better protect themselves from mosquito borne diseases,” said Reza. According to the Center for Disease Control, West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the United States. It is most commonly spread by the bite... Read More

Western Illinois University International Student Closet Seeking Donations for Fall Semester

August 6th, 2022
Western Illinois University International Student Closet Seeking Donations for Fall Semester

Western Illinois University’s International Student Closet is preparing for the Fall 2022 semester by collecting personal and household items. The closet is located at the St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center, 1404 W. University Dr., which is where donations can be dropped off. If the center is not open, items can be left inside the first set of doors. Items being collected include: • Bathroom: Shower curtains, garbage cans, towels, bath mats, soap dishes • Bedroom: Bedding, pillows, blankets, comforters, lamps • Winter apparel: Coats, sweatshirts, long pants, socks, scarves, hats,... Read More

Iowa’s HAVLife Foundation Presents $2,500 To Moline Schools

August 3rd, 2022
Iowa's HAVLife Foundation Presents $2,500 To Moline Schools

Congratulations to Moline Public Schools Foundation on receiving this $2,500 grant at this year’s Martini Shake Off™! The mission of the Moline Public Schools Foundation is to augment limited resources to allow the district’s students to achieve full potential by improving and strengthening school programs, providing enriched learning experiences, promoting a climate of support, involvement and interaction among the community, schools and businesses. For more information about the HAVLife Foundation check out their social media page.  Read More

Join the “Campaign for Excellence” and make a difference for Rock Island students

August 2nd, 2022
Join the “Campaign for Excellence” and make a difference for Rock Island students

Join the Campaign for Excellence and help Rock Island school students! The Campaign for Excellence is an annual campaign that involves both individual and business donors which provide financial support to a wide variety of worthwhile activities and programs throughout the entire school district. Grants are made available and awarded for the benefit all of District 41’s schools, classrooms, teams, and activities. This past year, over $60,000 in grants were approved for many causes including: • Fencing for RIHS Softball Diamond • Gymnasium Scoreboards for Washington • Gymnasium Scoreboards... Read More