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After 15 years at Augustana College, President Steve Bahls is ready to help graduates become "robot-proof." Last month, the board of trustees renewed his contract for another three years.

Michelle O'Neill reports the 8th president of the college in Rock Island continues to promote liberal arts education and make it more accessible.

University of Iowa

A former congressman who represented the Quad Cities for most of his 30 years in Washington will visit Augustana College Thursday. Jim Leach will give this year's Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lecture in Public Affairs, "What is Precedented and Un-precedented in American Politics."

Tate Announces Retirement

Apr 24, 2018
Davenport School District

A long career in education will end next year. Monday night, Davenport Superintendent Art Tate notified the school board that he wants to retire in June, 2019.

Augustana College Shooter Drill

Apr 19, 2018

Augustana College students, staff, and faculty were stuck in their workplaces for a couple of hours this morning. The school and first responders teamed up for an emergency exercise. The scenario was a professor bringing a gun to class and taking students hostage.

EICC May Raise Tuition

Apr 16, 2018

The cost to attend the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges may go up in the fall. Monday night the board of trustees will consider a staff recommendation to raise tuition by 7 dollars per credit hour.


After 12 years of major construction projects, Augustana College now wants to spend time and money on beautifying the campus in Rock Island. Friday it announced a 3 year campaign, called "Blue, Gold, and Beautiful," with a budget of up to one million dollars.

Black Hawk College

Black Hawk College will host the first of four finalists for president Monday and Tuesday. Doctor Rick Pearce will visit the East and Quad Cities campuses for tours, interviews, and community meetings.

Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency

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Black Hawk College has released the names of four finalists in the search for a new president. They're top administrators at community colleges in four states.

Davenport Library, Peggy Cartwright

Davenport's downtown library is now open additional hours thanks to an agreement with Scott Community College. Instead of opening its own library in the new urban campus, the college will use the city library that's just one block away.