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By Vinton Today · 3:41pm May 26th, 2015 · 14 hours ago
Recognition for outstanding academic achievement has been given to the following Grand View University students for the 2015 spring semester. The students are named to the Dean's List for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying at least 12 hours of classes.

Hailey Benson of Newhall presents new research

By Vinton Today · 3:41pm May 26th, 2015 · 14 hours ago
Central College student Hailey Benson of Newhall presented during an Undergraduate Research Symposium May 5-6. Benson presented "Determination of L-dopa in Mucuna pruriens using HPLC: A Green Laboratory" as part of a series discussing independent research in chemistry. "Not a lot of undergraduates are doing research -- that is unique to Central," said Linda Laine, associate professor of communication studies.

Jordan Kearns, Recognized at Upper Iowa University 2015 Honors

By Vinton Today · 11:34am May 26th, 2015 · 18 hours ago
Upper Iowa University recently held its 30th annual Scholarships and Awards Recognition Banquet and awarded 129 scholarships to students across the University. Recipients were selected by the UIU Honors and Awards Committee and the University academic divisions. Jordan Kearns of Van Horne was awarded the Andres Business Scholarship.

NCCC Corps Class 21 Spotlight: Brandy Meador

By AmeriCorps NCCC · 11:29am May 26th, 2015 · 18 hours ago
By: Marilyn Ponce Name: Brandy Meador Hometown: Richmond, Virginia Brandy Meador from Richmond, Virginia is serving on team Oak 3 in AmeriCorps NCCC Corps Class 21. She arrived in Vinton in February of 2015 to start her 10-month service term with the program. Oak 3 is made up of eight people from across the country who serve together around the Midwest.

Three area students graduate from Upper Iowa University

By Vinton Today · 11:03am May 25th, 2015
Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce the names of its December 2014 graduates, followed by the degree earned and respective honors. Phillip Close of Dysart,IA, with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Melissa Schwan of Vinton,IA, with a Master of Public Admin in Health & Human Services Emphasis Carol Zieser of Walker,IA, with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degr...


By Eastern Iowa Honor Flight · 10:55pm May 24th, 2015
And now (for those of you who remember Paul Harvey) for the rest of the story. About a month of so ago, we were invited out to St Pius in Cedar Rapids to talk to the school about Honor Flight. The grades range from kindergarden to 5th grade. It was a whole school assembly. While there, a young man read a story he had written about his Grandfather who had gone on one of our flights.

Mount Mercy University recognizes May graduates

By Vinton Today · 11:21am May 22nd, 2015
The student(s) listed below graduated from Mount Mercy University this May. A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founded in 1928, Mount Mercy University offers students a personal, practical and faith-inspired education that distinctly blends professional career preparation and liberal arts with a strong curriculum grounded in leadership and service.

Kelsey Kankelfitz Presents at Buena Vista University's Scholars Day

By Vinton Today · 10:58am May 22nd, 2015
Buena Vista University's (BVU) eleventh annual Scholars Day was held Friday, April 24. The event provided students from all disciplines an opportunity to present their best presentations, original research, academic posters, artistic creations and performances to their peers, professors and the public.

AmeriCorps NCCC Team Gets Down and Sandy in Nebraska

By AmeriCorps NCCC · 12:17pm May 20th, 2015
By Maria Vaughan AmeriCorps NCCC team Cedar 7 left Vinton on April 30, excited to serve on their second project with the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey, Nebraska. Over the past two weeks Cedar 7 has assisted campers in various activities such as zip lining, high and low ropes courses, and initiatives.

NCCC Team Performs Restorative Burns in Wisconsin

By AmeriCorps NCCC · 10:31pm May 19th, 2015
By: Steven Pisacrita AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) team Maple 1 is serving with the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Necedah, Wisconsin. Their goal is to perform prescribed burns to between 2,500-5,000 acres of land in order to restore wild lupine, a plant that is necessary for the survival of the endangered Karner blue butterfly.

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