Local residents can help design some renovations and additions now being planned for  Rock Island High School. Wednesday night school officials will hold the first of three public Zoom meetings for comments and suggestions.

Frieze Lectures Focus on Pandemic

Oct 19, 2020
Rock Island Library

2020 is certainly a year for the history books, so it’s no surprise that the 23rd annual Frieze Lecture Series at the Rock Island Public Library will take a deeper look at our reaction to global pandemics, past and present. 

When the second quarter opens Monday for the Rock Island schools, students will do something they haven't done for 2 1/2 months - physically go to school. Classes have been held remotely for the district's 6,300 students since early August.

More than two months after the school year began, students in the Rock Island district will actually go to school for the first time. Since classes opened in August, students have been attending remotely, but many will report for in-person instruction beginning on Monday.

Augustana College

Augustana College will name its new swimming and diving facility after an alumna who pioneered women’s athletics at the college. 

Putnam Fundraiser - Mad Scientist Ball

Oct 8, 2020
Putnam Museum

In its major annual fundraiser, the Putnam Museum and Science Center, in Davenport, will hold a virtual Mad Scientist Ball starting at 6 pm, October 17, on Zoom. Reservations are due this Friday, October 9. 

Augustana College

Augustana College is starting the switch to solar power. By early next year, 8% of the campus's energy will come from solar panels.

The Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has closed one of its campuses because of the pandemic. Starting Monday the Belmont Campus of Scott Community College in Riverdale will be closed for one week. 

On Midwest Week, the Iowa State Board of Education decides to do something it's never done before - take control of a local school district.

Augustana College

Today, Augustana College announced a new diversity scholarship worth $1,000 a year.