Graduations Galore

May 12, 2017

Many college students who belong to the Class of 2017 will graduate over the next week. 


Officials of Western Illinois University thanked a Quad Cities couple Thursday for the latest in a long line of gifts. It'll pay for scholarships and promote small businesses and Mexican culture. 

Moline HIgh School

Work will begin soon to plan the new performing arts center at Moline High School. Monday night, the school board hired Legat Architects of Moline and Russell Construction of Davenport for the 10 million dollar project.


Tuition at the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges may increase in the fall. Tonight, the Board of Trustees will vote on a proposal to increase both in and out-of-state tuition by $6 per credit hour.   


Spokesman Alan Campbell says sharp decreases in state funding are to blame.

Thanks to the voters, the United Township High School District will begin receiving some new revenue later this year. And planning is underway on how to spend proceeds from the local option sales tax.

Man who's bald wearing black jacket, black shirt, and black tie with tall city buildings in background / Art Kleiner, Twitter account

St. Ambrose University is expanding services to its post-graduate business alumni. The new, "Forever Masters" program kicks off tonight and tomorrow with a keynote speaker.

Dr. Ron Wastyn, Director of the Master of Organizational Leadership program in the College of Business, says Forever Masters shows the school's commitment to those who earned MBA, Master of Organizational Leadership, Master of Accounting, and Doctor of Business Administration degrees at SAU.

Proposals to equalize school funding in Iowa failed again this year. But they still advanced farther in the legislature than they had in the past. 

Four finalists from four different states are in the running to be the next president of Scott Community College. Tuesday the college released their names, and a schedule for their visits to the campus and community forums.

Monmouth College has received the largest gift ever in its 164-year history. An anonymous donor has promised to give 20 million dollars - 15 million in "the near term," and 5 million as a deferred gift.

Augustana College

A graduate of Augustana College will deliver the commencement address next month. Monday the college announced Doctor Al Bowman will speak to the newest graduates on May 21st at the iWireless Center.