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A new use for an old school building.  The Davenport School District is leasing space at the former J.B. Young Opportunity Center School to eight local groups. / ISAC

A state agency is hiring recent college graduates to help more students to go to college. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has four-to-six job openings in the Illinois Quad Cities for employees to work with middle and high school students in families where they'd be the first to go to college.

The debate over school funding dominated much of the legislative session, and concluded with a compromise plan designed to send more state funds to the neediest districts. But so far, those districts haven't gotten any extra funds.

Trustees of Black Hawk College are looking for two new presidents - not just one. Monday night, the board talked about a timeline for selecting an interim president and a possible longer-term timeline for replacing current President Bettie Truitt. 

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This year, Augustana College students, teachers, and friends will celebrate Martin Luther and the effect he had on the protestant reformation.

WVIK's Michelle O'Neill reports it's been 500 years since the priest nailed his 95 theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

Click HERE for details about "Relevant Reformation" at Augustana College. 

Dr. Judith Kaur
Courtesy of Augustana College

A medical oncologist who's studied cancer among Native Americans has been honored by Augustana College. Thursday night, Dr. Judith Kaur received this year's Richard Swanson Humanitarian Award.


Even though Augustana College has changed a great deal since he was a student, the role of trustees has not. That's according to John Murabito, the incoming chair of the board of trustees. 

Messiah Moving to Easter

Oct 9, 2017
Handel Oratorio Society

After more than 100 years, a Christmas tradition in the Quad Cities is going to move back to when it was originally intended - at Easter. Instead of December, "Messiah" will be performed by the Handel Oratorio Society next March.  

Manufacturing Day

Oct 5, 2017

Hoping to show young people about possible careers that don't require a college degree, this year's manufacturing day will be held Friday.

Katie Kiley

Thanks to a generous graduate, Saint Ambrose University will expand its health programs. The $1 million gift from Dr. Thomas Higgins, class of 1967, will fund the creation of the Institute for Person-Centered Care and the launching of a Master of Public Health degree program.