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Markham Named June Employee of the Month at Western Illinois University

June 24th, 2022
Markham Named June Employee of the Month at Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University IT Manager Kevin Markham has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for June 2022. Markham began working at WIU in 2001 as a Digital Computer Operator II in Administrative Information Management Systems (AIMS) and resigned in March 2004. He began working in AIMS in October 2004 as a Digital Computer Operator III. He was reallocated by audit to Applications Programmer I in AIMS in September 2005; to Applications Programmer II in AIMS in October 2008; to Applications Programmer III in AIMS in May 2010; to Applications Analyst in AIMS... Read More

Rock Island School District Offering Free Meals To Children Through June

June 24th, 2022
Markham Named June Employee of the Month at Western Illinois University

The Rock Island-Milan School District is offering breakfast and lunch at no cost to children under the age of 18 for the month of June, regardless of income level or school district boundary area. Meals will be offered at Rock Island High School (1400 25th Avenue) from June 2 -29. Breakfast is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and Lunch is from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Meals must be consumed on site. Any questions can be directed to the RIMSD #41 Nutrition Services Department, 309-793-5900 x10220.  Read More

Western Illinois’ Purple Post Transitions to Leatherneck Link

June 23rd, 2022
Markham Named June Employee of the Month at Western Illinois University

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – For more than 11 years, the Western Illinois University Office of Student Engagement’s (OSE) “Purple Post” site has served as the premier resource for WIU students looking to get involved. Beginning July 1, 2022, the Purple Post will transition to a new format, the Leatherneck Link, which will provide even easier access and opportunities for students to make the most of their WIU experience. Like the former Purple Post, the Leatherneck Link gives students information on how to get involved, which in turn allows students to build relationships with others,... Read More

Iowa Schools Getting High Scores For High School Egaming Programs

June 22nd, 2022
Markham Named June Employee of the Month at Western Illinois University

Davenport Schools students are excelling at a new kind of sports competition, one that takes them to different realities, finds them in battles with monstrous creatures, and pits them against daunting tasks that sometimes defy the very laws of time and space. Esports, competitive video gaming, has become a huge industry over the past decade, with many schools across the world founding their own teams to compete against rival schools. During that time, Davenport Community School District has become one of the top esports programs in the country – and it’s more than just a bunch of kids sitting... Read More

Davenport Schools Selected For New Teacher And Paraeducator Apprenticeship Program

June 21st, 2022
Markham Named June Employee of the Month at Western Illinois University

The Teacher and The Davenport Community School District was awarded a $3,700,848 competitive grant Thursday, June 9 as part of Gov. Reynolds’ new Teacher and Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Program to grow Iowa’s educator talent pipeline and support expansion of registered apprenticeships in schools across the state. This innovative program will provide opportunities for current high school students to earn a paraeducator certificate and associate degree, and adult paraeducators with an associate degree to earn their bachelor’s degree all while working in the classroom as a paraeducator,... Read More

Western Illinois’ Cerullo Named Interim Director of UCC

June 21st, 2022
Markham Named June Employee of the Month at Western Illinois University

Cara Cerullo, a counselor in the Western Illinois University Counseling Center, has been named interim director of the center, effective July 1. Amy Buwick, who has served as director since 2018, retired in May after nearly 29 years of service at WIU. A national search will be held at a later date. Cerullo started working at WIU in 2008 as part of Beu Health Center’s Alcohol and Other Drug Resource Center. “Cara’s experience within the University Counseling Center, and her clinical experience, will allow the center to continue to provide outstanding care and support for our students,”... Read More

Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

June 21st, 2022
Markham Named June Employee of the Month at Western Illinois University

Tuesday’s Quad-City weather forecast calls for temperatures to reach 99-degrees. Here are some tips on weathering the extreme heat which is blanketing the Midwest. Each year in the United States, more than 600 deaths are attributed to excessive natural heat. Unfortunately, many of the deaths are preventable. Genesis Medical Center emergency physician David Dierks, D.O., offers these tips to avoid being a victim of the heat: Stay out of the heat when possible. The young and old are particularly vulnerable. People with other chronic conditions, for example, heart disease, mental health conditions,... Read More

Rock Island High School Top Athlete Honor Awarded to Allison and Anderson

June 15th, 2022
Markham Named June Employee of the Month at Western Illinois University

The 2022 James O’Melia Jr. Athletic award was presented to Rock Island High School dual-sport athletes Emily Allison and Marieon Anderson on Wednesday, June 8 at a Rock Island-Milan Booster Club meeting. The James O’Melia Jr. Award is considered the highest honor that Rock Island High School bestows on student athletes. One male and one female receive the award each year. Emily Allison, a dual-sport athlete, has accomplished many accolades in volleyball as a 4-year Varsity Letter winner, who was named twice to the Quad City Times All-Metro Volleyball 1st Team, was selected an Illinois-Iowa... Read More

Western Illinois University to Host Virtual Leadership Conversation & Workshop June 29

June 15th, 2022
Markham Named June Employee of the Month at Western Illinois University

The Western Illinois University College of Education and Human Services, in conjunction with the QC GradCenter, will host the 5th annual Social Justice Summit from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. Featured speaker Joshua Fredenburg will share insight on the intersection of leadership and social justice based on his book, R.E.D. Leadership: 15 Strategic Keys to Retaining, Engaging and Developing More Culturally Diverse Leaders of the Emerging Generations. Fredenburg is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author of seven books, member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Tedx speaker, certified... Read More

Iowa Born Learning Academies Being Held In Bettendorf

June 14th, 2022
Markham Named June Employee of the Month at Western Illinois University

Born Learning Academies will be held June 20-Aug. 1 at the Family Museum in Bettendorf! United Way is working with the Bettendorf Family Museum to offer Board Learning Academies. A series of 6 free parent workshops to help parents prepare their children from birth to 5 years of age for success in school. Learn more  Read More