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QC College Students Stand With Ukraine

Laura Meloy, St. Ambrose University

A week of activities at Saint Ambrose University to show support for Ukraine will end Friday afternoon with a march around campus.

One of the organizers, Laura Meloy, says they set up tables this week to show students and staff how to make donations, and how to write letters to the Russian minister of defense urging an end to the invasion.

"We're in Davenport, Iowa so we can't directly affect the war in Ukraine right now but I think that just showing the Davenport community that we care and that we'd show up for an American crisis in the world is a big message, and to get kids involved."

Meloy says most students are aware of the Russian invasion of Ukraine but not all want to get involved in the campus march and other activities.

The march around the campus in Davenport will begin at 1:30.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois. While a graduate student in the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield (then known as Sangamon State University), he got his first taste of public radio, covering Illinois state government for WUIS. Here in the Quad Cities, Herb worked for WHBF Radio before coming to WVIK in 1987. Herb also produces the weekly public affairs feature Midwest Week – covering the news behind the news by interviewing reporters about the stories they cover.