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.

via Augustana College

  Augustana College has hired its next provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Once again Black Hawk College is trying to put together a new budget, not knowing how much it'll receive from the state. On Monday, the board of trustees discussed a preliminary budget with staff for the fiscal year beginning July lst.

Augie Reads 2017

Apr 11, 2017

Incoming freshmen at Augustana College will start their classwork before arriving on campus in August. That's because of an annual program called "Augie Reads," which requires new students to study a selected book before classes begin. 

Finalists for one of the top jobs at Augustana College will come to campus for interviews this week. The first finalist for provost, or chief academic officer, will be Dr. Gail Summer, who will visit Monday. 

Bettendorf School District

Plans are progressing to replace an elementary school in Bettendorf. Monday night the school board approved basic design plans for the new Grant Wood school. 

Erie School District website / Erie School District

Voters in Erie Community Unit School District #1 defeated a proposal to borrow nearly $14 mil. to switch from 4 buildings to 2. The total cost of renovations & expanding the middle school would have been $24.5 mil.

(Previous version, April 3rd, 2017)

Residents of the Erie School District will vote Tuesday on a bond referendum to consolidate buildings. Students attend four schools, but two of them are more than 60 years old. And enrollment has declined, so a lot of space is unused.

In the foreground, a student in a classroom listens as another student talks via the telepresence robot. It's a wheeled device with a tablet or notebook computer mounted on top. The screen shows the other student's face and torso.
Bill Gaither / Carl Sandburg College

Carl Sandburg College students will soon be able earn a degree by taking all their classes on the internet.

Next fall, the school in Galesburg will start offering an online Associate in Arts.

Residents of two western Illinois school districts will make an important decision next week - whether to combine the Alwood and Cambridge districts. The consolidation vote on Tuesday follows more than a year of study and meetings, and years of working together in sports and other areas.