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UNI ranks in top 20% for online master’s in education programs

The University of Northern Iowa’s online master’s in education programs ranked in the top 20% nationally, based on the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs. The UNI programs tied for #63 among 303 schools in the rankings.“We have a long history with online education, well ahead of the more recent focus on distance learning,” said Colleen Mulholland, dean of the College of Education, which has 10 of 17 programs represented within the submission to U.

Kirkwood Community College announces Dean's List honors

Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college. Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction are listed below. HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME, COUNTY (if listed) Atkins, IA Morgan Bauer
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What We're Reading: Divine Rivals

'Divine Rivals' by Rebecca Ross'Divine Rivals' has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for 30 weeks. My go-to genre is typically historical fiction or thriller/suspense. Something I wanted to work on going into the New Year was stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something new. I took the leap after 13 years of avoiding the fantasy genre and I am SO GLAD I did!I was enamored by the love story of the main characters, Roman Kitt and Iris Winnow.

Yard and Garden: Building and Caring for a Terrarium

Snowy afternoons make an ideal time to construct a terrariumConstructing a terrarium is easy and inexpensive and can be accomplished on a snowy afternoon. Their care is minimal since they can go for months without water under the proper conditions. In addition, a wide variety of plants can be grown that would typically fail miserably in the dry, drafty environment of the average home.

What We're Reading: Daisy Darker

'Daisy Darker' by Alice FeeneyI am such a sucker for gothic thrillers with a twist ending and Alice Feeney's "Daisy Darker" delivered! ✓Old rambling house on a lonesome island✓Bizarre family with deep dark secrets✓A narrator straight out of a Night Shyamalan movie A few pages in and I was sold by Feeney's lonesome narrator and her inability to understand why her family refuses to love her.
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ECC announces 2023 Fall Term Dean's List

One hundred and thirty-three students were named to the Fall 2023 (August to December) Dean's List at Ellsworth Community College. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must have earned a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester (a full-time class load) and had at least a 3.5 grade point average for the Fall 2023 semester. Part-time students are not included in this list.

Did you forget something?

Each year, money and other funds are turned over to the State Treasurer’s Office as unclaimed property in the form of dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, utility refunds, stock shares, the contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes and more. The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt helps reunite Iowans with their lost or abandoned property.Most people believe they will never lose track of their assets, but it happens all the time.


Iowa schools and communities have the opportunity to receive a new water bottle filling station through the Rethink Your Drink program, funded by the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation. Selected schools will have an old drinking fountain replaced with a new Elkay water bottle filling station. Priority will be given to schools that have one or fewer water bottle filling stations in their building and schools that have a free and reduced price lunch status of 50 percent or greater.
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7 Ways to Help Your Student Save for College

By Nancy DunkelIowa Student Loan Liquidity CorporationChances are, you and your student will rely on multiple sources of funding for a college education. Common funding sources are your own savings and earnings, your student's savings and earnings, scholarships and loans. Make a resolution to reduce the amount of future student loans with these tips:1.

Hawkeye Community College Announces December 2023 Graduates

The following are Hawkeye Community College fall semester graduates and their programs of study. Graduates are listed in alphabetical order by hometown.  ABBREVIATION KEY:AAAssociate of ArtsAAAAssociate of Applied ArtsAASAssociate of Applied ScienceASAssociate of ScienceCERTCertificateDIPLDiplomaHHonors (3.5-3.74)HHHigh Honors (GPA 3.75-3.
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