Juan Sepúlveda, PBS Senior Vice President, Station Services, image shows a smiling man with glasses in a dark coat, white shirt & light blue tie.
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Fans of PBS may want to attend Monmouth College's graduation ceremony this spring. Today, the college announced its commencement speaker will be Public Broadcasting System Senior Vice President of Station Services, Juan Sepúlveda.

He's been in the position since 2014, representing independent member stations to help them remain connected to their communities. Sepúlveda also works with the PBS Board of Directors, stations, and other groups to address sustainability.

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Teachers in East Moline and school district officials will try again to negotiate a contract. Today, the education association announced it requested another session with a federal mediator, and it's scheduled for next week.

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

The president of Scott Community College has decided to retire. After leading one of the campuses of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges for five years, Teresa Paper will step down in June.

Despite facing severe penalties, the Davenport school board continues to support its superintendent in his decision to spend more money than state law allows. On Monday night the board discussed the possible consequences of the dispute that could ultimately lead to a state take-over of the district. 


Based on feedback from residents, the Moline School District has scaled back possible changes for two elementary schools. Thursday night the board of education will discuss the latest proposal from Superintendent Lanty McGuire for Willard and Lincoln-Irving schools.

Augustana College

"Like our nation as a whole, Augustana is made better by the contributions of immigrants." That's the message to the college from President Steve Bahls following the Trump Administration's order on Friday suspending all immigration from 7 countries for several months. 

Job Cuts at BHC

Jan 26, 2017

Due to falling state funding and falling enrollment, some jobs will be cut at Black Hawk College. Thursday it announced 17 full-time jobs will be eliminated, including 15 at the campus in Moline.

Tuition at Black Hawk College may go up next fall. Thursday night the Board of Trustees will discuss a proposal to raise tuition by two dollars per credit hour, to 149 dollars for in-district students.

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Teachers in the East Moline School District are one step closer to leaving the classroom and setting up picket lines.

Monday afternoon, members of the East Moline Education Association approved an intent-to-strike, with more than a two-thirds majority voting "yes." That means union leaders can call a strike with ten days notice.