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Genesis Collecting Donations Of School Supplies To Help Students Starting Monday

July 31st, 2021
Genesis Collecting Donations Of School Supplies To Help Students Starting Monday

Genesis Health System will help area students and families get back to normal when schools reopen, and donations begin at various locations on Monday. So if you want to help out local students in need, please stop by! “Pack the Bus’’ debuted two years ago as part of the Genesis anniversary celebration of 150 years of health services. The needs are even greater as families continue to recover from COVID-19 disruptions. “The Genesis ‘Pack the Bus’ campaign will assist families and the schools again this year by providing the tools they need for learning,” said Shirley Gusta, director... Read More

Rock Island Schools Announce Austin Academic Achievement Awards And Scholarships

May 18th, 2021
Rock Island Schools Announce Austin Academic Achievement Awards And Scholarships

The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation celebrated the Rock Island High School Top Ten of each class at the Austin Academic Achievement and Scholarship Award night on Thursday, May 13, virtually. More than 70,000 dollars was given out. Congratulations to all the students on their academic success! Top Ten Recognitions Freshman: Ali Al Janab, Maryam Alhamdan, Joseph Allen, Fidelia Awoudi, Alyssa Balandran, Presley Behrens, Jackson Bennett, Addison Bomelyn, Kaytlyn Booras, Kal Boswell, Harrison Braddy, Michael Brose, Christopher Brown, Kylen Brozovich, Delaney Carroll, Briseyda Castaneda,... Read More

Help Local Kids By Stocking The Schools With The First Day Project

July 14th, 2020
Help Local Kids By Stocking The Schools With The First Day Project

During this time of covid uncertainty, children and families don’t need any more turmoil and stress in their lives. That’s what makes The First Day Project so important. And this week, you can help make a child’s first day at school a lot more special by helping The First Day Project. Over 25,000 kids receive free or reduced lunches, and therefore they qualify for free school supplies through the project, which relies on the generosity of locals in the community to help out. The First Day Project used to partner with the Postal Service to collect the school supplies but three... Read More

WIU Alumna Pursuing Ph.D. Awarded Prestigious Research Study Opportunity

May 23rd, 2020
WIU Alumna Pursuing Ph.D. Awarded Prestigious Research Study Opportunity

MACOMB, IL – A Western Illinois University alumna has been awarded a United States Department of Energy, Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award to study at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory this summer and fall. Hannah Drake, a 2016 WIU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in forensic chemistry, is currently pursuing a PhD in chemistry at Texas A&M University, specializing in light responsive materials for gas storage and separations. She is in her fourth year of doctoral study, studying under Professor Hong-Cai Zhou, who is considered to be one of the world experts... Read More

Western Illinois University’s GBCC Accepting Applications for Black Alumni Scholarship

May 21st, 2020
Western Illinois University's GBCC Accepting Applications for Black Alumni Scholarship

MACOMB, IL — The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC) at Western Illinois University is accepting applications for its annual Black Alumni Scholarship. The scholarship is open to full-time, currently enrolled, students with a GPA of 2.5 or better, and a record of community service. New, incoming, first-year and transfer students are also eligible to apply. The application deadline is Aug. 1. “Scholarships provide an opportunity for many students to earn an education,” said Brandon Smith, a graduate student with the GBCC. “Without assistance from an outside source, most... Read More

Rock Island Announcing Academic Achievement Award Winners Tonight

May 14th, 2020
Rock Island Announcing Academic Achievement Award Winners Tonight

Tonight the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation Facebook page will announce the RIHS Top Ten, Austin Academic Achievement Award Department winners, and the RIMEF Scholarship recipients! The 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗥𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗙 𝗔𝗔𝗔𝗔 & 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 video will be posted to this page at 6:30pm this evening. It’s a celebration of academic excellence at Rock Island High School! For more information, check out the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation Facebook page.  Read More

Western Illinois University Alumna Awarded Prestigious Research Opportunity

May 12th, 2020
Western Illinois University Alumna Awarded Prestigious Research Opportunity

MACOMB, IL – A Western Illinois University alumna has been awarded a United States Department of Energy, Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award to study at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory this summer and fall. Hannah Drake, a 2016 WIU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in forensic chemistry, is currently pursuing a PhD in chemistry at Texas A&M University, specializing in light responsive materials for gas storage and separations. She is in her fourth year of doctoral study, studying under Professor Hong-Cai Zhou, who is considered to be one of the world experts... Read More

Village in Bloom Festival is Back!

May 2nd, 2019
Village in Bloom Festival is Back!

Two names that are synonymous with art in the Quad Cities are John and Isabel Bloom. The impact this legendary couple has had on the community will live on forever. The 7th Annual Village in Bloom Festival of the Arts, which honors the legacy of John and Isabel Bloom, will be held on Saturday May 4 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Village of East Davenport. This is a FREE event for the entire family! John and Isabel lived, raised their family and created art in the East Village. Village in Bloom celebrates their contribution and encourages young people to get involved in the arts. The festival will... Read More

The Village Will Be Blooming at This Festival

April 20th, 2019
The Village Will Be Blooming at This Festival

Two names that are synonymous with art in the Quad Cities are John and Isabel Bloom. The impact this legendary couple has had on the community will live on forever. The 7th Annual Village in Bloom Festival of the Arts, which honors the legacy of John and Isabel Bloom, will be held on Saturday May 4 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Village of East Davenport. This is a FREE event for the entire family! John and Isabel lived, raised their family and created art in the East Village. Village in Bloom celebrates their contribution and encourages young people to get involved in the arts. The festival will... Read More