Sandburg President will Leave Next Year

Dec 14, 2017
Carl Sandburg College

Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids will soon have its first female president.  Doctor Lori Sundberg will take office next August.

Trustees of Black Hawk College have chosen an interim president who'll take over in January. On Thursday the board announced Doctor John Erwin will replace Bettie Truitt after she retires at the end of this month.

Thanks to the local option sales tax, the Moline School District has some money to spend on renovations. Monday night the board of education approved projects totaling more than 22 million dollars.

QC-Times Big Story: J.B. Young Opportunity Center

Nov 24, 2017
The J.B. Young Opportunity Center celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting in October.
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The J.B. Young Opportunity Center opened one month ago in Davenport. 

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, education reporter Deirdre Baker takes a look at the impact the center is already having on the community. 

Monmouth College's Commencement Speaker

Nov 21, 2017
Monmouth College

A critically acclaimed author will give the commencement speech at Monmouth College in the spring.  Min Jin Lee is best known for her second novel, this year's bestseller "Pachinko."  Its about Korean families who lived in Japan from the early 20th century through the 1980s.

Trustees of Black Hawk College are planning to hire a consultant to help them search for a new president. Thursday night the board will interview three possible firms.

Augustana College

A long career in coaching and teaching is about to end. Paul Olson, track and cross country coach at Augustana College, has announced he'll retire next spring.

Augustana College

Augustana College plans to renovate another building.  Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, which is adjacent to Centennial Hall, will be turned into a state-of-the-art music building.  

Rising property values should bring in some new revenue for the United Township School District. Monday night the board of education will discuss a proposed tax levy for next year, with final approval set for next month.

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Fundraising is underway for Bikes for Brains. Organizers need about $9,500 to pay for bicycles and helmets for 125 children.