Augustana College

A pastor now serving at a Lutheran Christian retreat center in Washington State will be the next Campus Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life at Augustana College. The Reverend Melinda Pupillo will begin at the college in January, and succeed Richard Priggie who retired last spring.

The Pleasant Valley School District has a plan to start the new school year that should meet the governor's requirements and still focus on safety for kids and staff.  Last week, the board of education approved a hybrid format, with half the students attending school on Mondays and Wednesdays, with the other half on Tuesdays and Thursdays. / St. Ambrose University

Higher education will continue in eastern Iowa this fall with a mix of in-person and virtual classes. Michelle O'Neill reports. 

Rockridge School District

When the new school year starts next month, students should spend a full day in class, every other day. That's the recommendation Rockridge School Superintendent Perry Miller will make to the board of education Monday night.

Some teachers, parents, and school board members are speaking out against Iowa Gov. Kim Reynold's in-person learning mandates. Congressional candidate Rita Hart hosted a virtual roundtable about school re-opening plans. 

Knox College

This fall, Knox College will give students the option to learn online or in-person. Students who choose to return to campus in Galesburg will do so on a staggered schedule, with required COVID-19 testing upon arrival. 

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Students who graduated from Augustana College this year won't get to celebrate until next spring. Earlier, the college in Rock Island planned to host graduation in October during Homecoming weekend. 

When the new school year begins next month for the Moline schools, students will have a choice. Monday night the school board approved a combination of in-school and at-home learning.

Fall semester will start at the usual time for Augustana College next month, but maybe with fewer students on campus. 

Monmouth College

Monmouth College will reopen this fall with in-person classes and accommodations for students and faculty members at higher risk for COVID-19.