Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Palmer College of Chiropractic has started a new tradition for its students and faculty.

A consultant based in Cedar Rapids will help the Bettendorf School District search for a new superintendent. Monday night, the board of education voted to hire Ray and Associates, for 6,500 dollars. / QC Engineering & Science Council

Hundreds of kids, teens, and their coaches will spend their Saturday at John Deere headquarters in Moline. For the first time, Deere and Company will host the annual kickoff of the FIRST Lego League season.

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Graduate students at St. Ambrose University continue to help kids and adults who have speech and language problems.

Recently, the school and Davenport Valley of the Scottish Rite held a 10th anniversary fundraiser for the Rite Care Clinic.

It's located in the same building as the university's Master of Speech Language Pathology program (1310 W. Pleasant St.). 

EIU Enrollment Up Nearly 4%

Sep 9, 2019

Eastern Illinois University in Charleston says its enrollment has gone up nearly four percent from last year.

EIU this week announced its official ten-day enrollment numbers, which show total enrollment up to about 7,800 students and freshman enrollment up 12-and-a-half percent to just under 900.

Western Illinois University added a new piece of equipment that it said will benefit students as well as people living throughout the region: a dual polarization Doppler radar.

Western Illinois University Enrollment Down

Sep 6, 2019

This fall's enrollment at Western Illinois University is down around 10-percent compared to last fall.

The university says more than 7,600 students are taking classes. The number last fall was around 8,500.

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This week, Augustana College celebrated the expansion of its Hanson Hall of Science on the campus in Rock Island. It's a four-story cylindrical addition built on the north side of the science building along 7th Avenue.


Enrollment is growing in the Rock Island schools, and for the first time in decades, the budget is balanced. That's according to Superintendent Reginald Lawrence during his first State of the Schools Address Tuesday to a joint meeting of the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs.

This year, lawmakers approved a slew of new legislation intended to address Illinois’ teacher shortage. But Mark Klaisner, the new president of the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, said school districts across the state are still struggling to fill open teaching positions.