Collin Schopp

WVIK News Intern

I'm currently a Junior at Augustana College, working on a major in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication. In addition to interning at the station, I also work for the Augustana Observer, the college's official student newspaper, as the Arts and Entertainment Editor. 

This is my first internship through the MJMC program, and I'm excited to write, report, interview sources, and produce stories.

Once out of school, I want to pursue a career in radio broadcast.

New Dean at Augustana

Sep 24, 2018
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"Every day is unique and interesting." That's according to Dr. Wes Brooks who started last month as Vice President and Dean of Student Life at Augustana College.

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The Quad City Botanical Center is expanding, and is asking people to help decide what to do next.

Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes

The Quad Cities will soon be home to the first human milk depot in northwestern Illinois. The Rock Island County Health Department's Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic in Moline will accept donations of breast milk for sick and premature babies.

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Some local Native Americans are concerned about a new housing development in Coal Valley that may be on the site of a burial ground. Collin Schopp reports the village board approved in May the 91-acre project.

   

Davenport Police Department

Davenport police are holding out hope a reward will help them solve a three month old homicide. On Monday Crime Stoppers annnounced the extension for another 90 days of the 10,000 dollar cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the person reponsible for Jason Roberts' death. 

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Repair work is scheduled to begin Tuesday on the Centennial Bridge, between Rock Island and Davenport. The Illinois Department of Transportation says motorists can expect day-time lane closures.

Iowa Courts

One of three local attorneys will soon become a judge in Iowa's Seventh District. A judicial commission has about two weeks to make a decision to fill a vacancy.

Western Illinois University is making it easier for smart students to get help with tuition. Students applying to attend next fall may be eligible to automatically recieve up to $10,000 annually. And they don't have to complete a separate application.

Mid-Life Retirement

Aug 29, 2018
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A couple from Oregon helped sort used clothing Wednesday in downtown Davenport. John-Michael and Tara Elmore are spending a year volunteering at nonprofit and community organizations across the U.S. Including Wednesday morning at Dress For Success.