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Western Illinois Quad Cities Chemistry Lab Renovation Celebrated

May 15th, 2024
L-R: Chemistry Instructor Garima Mishra, Interim President Kristi Mindrup and Executive Director of Outreach and Quad Cities Operations Audrey Adamson

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – The Western Illinois University and Quad Cities communities gathered to commemorate the opening of the first-ever and newly renovated Chemistry classroom on the WIU-Quad Cities campus. The laboratory renovation was funded by a generous $136,919 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. The grant allowed WIU to upgrade an existing classroom space on campus with safety equipment, storage capacity and laboratory equipment that enables the Quad Cities campus to offer WIU’s introductory sequence of Chemistry courses. The Carver grant represents a substantial... Read More

Davenport North’s Divine Bourrage Wins Iowa Gatorade Player Of The Year Award

March 28th, 2024
Davenport North's Divine Bourrage Wins Iowa Gatorade Player Of The Year Award

Gatorade Player of the Year Davenport North High School junior Divine Bourrage takes home the Iowa Gatorade player of the year award! Bourrage averaged 19.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and three steals per game! Congratulations, Divine, on this well-deserved recognition! We couldn’t be more proud to have you represent North High School and the whole Davenport Community School District!   Read More

Visit Quad Cities Names 2024 Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholars

March 14th, 2024
Visit Quad Cities Names 2024 Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholars

Visit Quad Cities is pleased to announce the 2024 Patty Viverito Emerging Leader Scholarship recipients. Named in honor of Patty Viverito, former senior associate commissioner at the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) and MVC football commissioner, the program recognizes female student-athletes who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership characteristics and community engagement. Applicants were tasked with submitting a 500-word essay detailing their leadership experience, volunteerism and sports participation. With an award of $1,000 per student, the program provides support and empowerment... Read More

Western Illinois Girls Softball Takes A Split In Doubleheader

February 20th, 2024
Western Illinois Girls Softball Takes A Split In Doubleheader

Western Illinois played two on Sunday, a doubleheader at Arkansas-Pine Bluff that saw the Leathernecks split the day, losing in the first game, but coming up victorious in the second. A massive day at the plate saw senior Gabriela Drager extend her hitting streak to seven games, as she went 5-6 with a walk, two runs, and two RBIs on the day. A Monday series finale saw the Leathernecks take a loss in a game dominated by pitching. The Leatherneck offense took a while to get going in game one, but Leatherneck starting pitcher Emily Price came out hot. Price struck out the side in the first inning,... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Helps Introduce Bill to Protect Access to Abortions

February 19th, 2024

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) joined Congresswoman Yadira Caraveo (CO-08) in introducing the Abortion Care Enhancement and Support Services (ACCESS) Act of 2024, a bill that creates a grant program to increase capacity to provide reproductive health care services across the country.     “In those moments where women have to make incredibly difficult decisions, they deserve access to the best abortion care available, regardless of what state they live in,” said Sorensen. “The ACCESS Act makes sure that hospitals and clinics in states where abortion is legal, like Illinois, have the... Read More

Three Rock Island High School Wrestlers Compete At The Girls Sectional

February 14th, 2024
Three Rock Island High School Wrestlers Compete At The Girls Sectional

Three Rock Island High School Rocks wrestled this weekend at the Girls’ Sectional in Geneseo, Sanna Hampton is the lone State Qualifier, taking 3rd Place! She’ll be in Bloomington in 2 weeks at the Girls’ State Tournament! Congratulations!    Read More

Davenport North’s Greta Brus Finishes Second In Iowa Girls Wrestling Championships

February 5th, 2024
Davenport North's Greta Brus Finishes Second In Iowa Girls Wrestling Championships

We want to extend a huge congratulations to Greta Brus from Davenport North for finishing second in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union State Championships. We are so proud of all your accomplishments and the incredible season you have had!    Read More

Davenport Schools ELA Students Served Up Guest Speaker Judy Thompson

January 29th, 2024
Davenport Schools ELA Students Served Up Guest Speaker Judy Thompson

Seventh-grade Honors ELA students in Davenport Community School District had the privilege of hearing from a guest speaker, Judy Thompson, in class recently. Mrs. Thompson is a former pro tennis player from Davenport who also helped play a role in the passing of Title IX, a law allowing women equal rights in sports, education and other activities. She spoke about her life- her successes, challenges, and her impact on women’s sports. Native to Davenport (and among the first graduating class of Davenport West High School!), she has toured the world and played among some of the best players... Read More

Rock Island High School Girls Wrestling Pins Down Honors At IHSA Regional

January 29th, 2024

The Rock Island High School Girls’ Wrestling Team took 9th out of 33 teams today at the IHSA Regional! Placing in the top 6 and moving on to Sectionals are Lucy Mass (4th), Sanaa Hampton (3rd), and Courtney Walls (2nd).    Read More

Woolam Named Western Illinois University Employee of The Year For 2023

January 11th, 2024
Woolam Named Western Illinois University Employee of The Year For 2023

Western Illinois University Agriculture (Ag) Office Manager and Account Technician Barbara Woolam has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Year for 2023. Woolam started at WIU in May 2000 as a Facilities Management, Building Services secretary. Over the years, she demonstrated exceptional dedication and work ethic, leading to a series of promotions. She transitioned to a secretarial role in Continuing Education before becoming the office support specialist for the Educational Leadership program in 2003. After several promotions, she was named the office manager for... Read More