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· 7:45pm May 25th, 2016
Concordia University, Nebraska named 247 students to its honors list for the spring 2016 semester. Students named to the honors list include: Morgan Eggert, a junior from Atkins, Iowa Matthew Gerhold, a sophomore from Atkins, Iowa Kenzie Woltemath, a senior from Atkins, Iowa The top 25 percent of all undergraduate students who complete at least 12 credit hours qualify for the honors list.
· 2:09am May 25th, 2016
Addie Bjornsen, 2017 Elementary Educ & Early Childhood major from Urbana, IA, 52345 was named to the Culver-Stockton College Honor Roll for work done during the spring 2016 semester. To be named to an honors list, Culver-Stockton College requires students to meet high academic standards. Honor Roll students have earned between a 3.
· 12:23pm May 24th, 2016
Proposals must be received by July 1, 2016 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey encourages Iowa artists to submit proposals to paint a mural highlighting conservation and water quality efforts in Iowa during the Iowa State Fair this year. The mural will be part of an “Ag Park” space in Agricultural Building on the fairgrounds and serve as a visual representation of how conservation should be a focus in both urban and rural areas.
· 7:21pm May 23rd, 2016
Recognition for outstanding academic achievement has been given to Grand View University student Nicole Thys, who was named to the 2016 spring semester President's List. The students are named to the President's List for earning a grade point average of 4.0 while carrying at least 12 hours of classes.
· 3:13pm May 20th, 2016
Central College student Caitlyn Conway of Blairstown has been elected for 2016-17 Student Senate. Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service.
· 10:49am May 20th, 2016
Brian Voss of Atkins, IA has been honored by the Iowa State University Educator Preparation Program for achieving the rank of a professional educator. Voss, who studied , was one of 191 Iowa State University graduates who were bestowed with academic cords of light blue, the traditional color worn by those in the field of education receiving bachelor's degrees, in a ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2016 in Stephen's Auditorium in Ames.
· 10:59pm May 18th, 2016
The University of Dubuque held its 164th Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, in the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center as well as Heritage Center's John and Alice Butler Hall on the UD campus. Degrees were conferred upon 413 undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students. Dr. Marta Abele, MEd, PhD, professor of education and director of the Bridge Program at UD, delivered the Commencement address, titled "It's All in the Name.
· 3:26am May 18th, 2016
Creighton University conferred more than 1,700 degrees during its two 2016 Commencement ceremonies on May 14. Area graduates include Jacqueline Hilmer of Walker and Mary Aubrey of Urbana. Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, enrolls 4,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate and professional students among nine schools and colleges.
· 3:26am May 18th, 2016
By: Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs Atkins, Iowa native and Iowa State University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Midshipman McKinley Spalding is participating in annual training this summer. Spalding is the son of Carolyn and Robert Spalding, of Atkins. The NROTC summer training includes Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID) for third class midshipmen and Atlantic/Pacific Training of Midshipmen (LANTRAMID/PACTRAMID) for second and first class midshipmen.
· 12:20pm May 17th, 2016
The Vinton Garden Club member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., District II and Central Region met 12:30pm, Aprl 27 at Vinton Public Library with Bristol Gibson as hostess. The program “Soaring with the Eagles” speaker, Karen Phelps, Benton County Naturalist, presented a very interesting program.