News headlines for the morning of October 5, 2017
- 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.
- Paintings by a nearly forgotten artist from the Quad Cities are featured now at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Irma Rene Koen was born in Rock Island in 1883, lived and painted here for many years, and then moved to Mexico where she died in 1975.
- Hoping to show young people about possible careers that don't require a college degree, this year's manufacturing day will be held Friday. Junior Achievement and Arconic are sponsoring the annual Advanced Manufacturing Careers Expo for several hundred high school students.