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Davenport-based River Music Experience In Transition on 17th Birthday

June 12th, 2021
Davenport-based River Music Experience In Transition on 17th Birthday

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Brianna Hobbs was in middle school when the then-new River Music Experience first opened its doors June 12, 2004, in the historic Redstone building at 2nd and Main streets, Davenport. Now, the 28-year-old East Moline native is thrilled to join the growing nonprofit’s staff as new programs director, as the veteran RME leaders Bret Dale his wife Kate transition out as education... Read More

Gwendolyn Brooks Park Dedication Taking Place At Western Illinois University

June 11th, 2021
Gwendolyn Brooks Park Dedication Taking Place At Western Illinois University

“Do not desire to fit in. Desire to oblige yourselves to lead” – Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks. The new Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park Dedication will take place on the Western Illinois University Macomb campus beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12. The Park is located on the corner of Adams and Normal streets on the WIU-Macomb campus, on the site of the former Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC). As COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, the event will be limited to 100 participants, by invitation only. The dedication will also be livestreamed on WIU’s YouTube channel at... Read More

Western Illinois University Graduate Becomes Youngest Latina Alumna in School History

June 10th, 2021
Western Illinois University Graduate Becomes Youngest Latina Alumna in School History

When Esmeralda Portillo crossed the commencement stage in May, at age 19, she became the youngest Latina woman to graduate from Western Illinois University in its history. Portillo, of Chicago Heights, IL, received her degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) during the University’s Commencement weekend May 14-16. Although age requirements to work for police departments prevent her from applying for a career position yet, since graduation she has been working as a records clerk at the Harvey (IL) Police Department. She will begin work toward a master’s degree in Fall... Read More

Western Illinois University Holding Board Of Trustees Meeting June 10-11

June 9th, 2021
Western Illinois University Holding Board Of Trustees Meeting June 10-11

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees will hold its regular quarterly meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 11 for trustees and University leadership in Riverfront Hall, Rooms 103/104 on the WIU-Quad Cities campus, with social distance measures in place, and via Zoom for trustees who cannot attend in person, as well as for those presenting general reports, group reports and public comments. The Board shall convene in a closed session in person and via Zoom beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10 in Riverfront Hall, Rooms 103/104 for the purpose of considering... Read More

Rock Island Center For Math And Science’s Latest Above And Beyond Winner Is Ian Callaway

June 7th, 2021
Rock Island Center For Math And Science's Latest Above And Beyond Winner Is Ian Callaway

Rock Island Center for Math and Science has named their latest winner of the Above and Beyond Award! The announcement was made on the school’s social media, and it said: This is 3rd grader, Ian Callaway. He is our newest recipient of our Above and Beyond Award! He has been an exceptional learner during this crazy school year! Congratulations Ian!    Read More

Juneteenth: The Second U.S. Independence Day Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

June 7th, 2021
Juneteenth: The Second U.S. Independence Day Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

Juneteenth – short for “June Nineteenth” – marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were told by Union troops that they were free. Since then, the date has become a national celebration of emancipation. Join us Tuesday, June 15th at 6:30 pm for a virtual discussion led by Ryan Saddler, CEO of the Friends of MLK, Inc. as we talk about the history and celebration of Juneteenth. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7647800 Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch... Read More

Western Illinois University Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Chapter Places Second in Best Practices Competition

June 7th, 2021
Western Illinois University Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Chapter Places Second in Best Practices Competition

The Western Illinois University Zeta Beta Chapter (No. 141) of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) placed second in the Mid-Year Best Practices competition, sponsored by Deloitte. Western Illinois University students placed second in the midwest area for “Invest in Your Community,” with more than 100 submissions from nine regions. For more information, contact Westen at (309) 298-1152 or CA-Westen@wiu.edu. Learn more about WIU’s accountancy program at wiu.edu/accountancy.  Read More

Davenport Schools’ Summer Meals Begin June 21

June 6th, 2021
Davenport Schools’ Summer Meals Begin June 21

DAVENPORT, IA – Summer should be a fun time for kids to enjoy family gatherings and vacation time. But for children in some families, summer can bring hunger. The Summer Food Service Program of the Iowa Department of Education provides meals for those hungry children. This program was previously administered in the Davenport Community School District (DCSD) in the summer of 2020, and this year, the program will again offer numerous sites for students, ages 18 years and younger, to receive breakfast and/or lunch. “When school is out, many people forget that for some students, their main source... Read More

Western Illinois University Program Accepts First Student to Teach in Wisconsin Tribal Schools

June 6th, 2021
Western Illinois University Program Accepts First Student to Teach in Wisconsin Tribal Schools

Students at Western Illinois University will have the opportunity to gain teaching experience at Native American tribal schools starting in Fall 2021. The College of Education and Human Services and the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach are working to give students the opportunity to complete their student teaching at three tribal schools in Wisconsin. Elementary and secondary education students at WIU may apply for this opportunity, with scholarships available to cover room and board expenses, paid for by the WIU Foundation. The first student chosen for the program for the Fall 2021 semester... Read More

Western Illinois University Faculty to Perform at Ozark Actors Theatre in July

June 5th, 2021
Western Illinois University Faculty to Perform at Ozark Actors Theatre in July

A trio of Western Illinois University Department of Theatre and Dance faculty have been contracted to do a summer production of “Always…Patsy Cline!” at the Ozark Actors Theatre in Rolla, MO, July 8-18. Theatre and Dance Chair Tammy Killian, Associate Professor and Musical Theatre Director Lysa Fox and Professor Emeritus Bill Kincaid will perform the show on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Friday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The faculty group performed the show at WIU as part of the September 2018 Faculty Showcase. Kincaid is the play’s director, while Killian... Read More