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submitted / Bettendorf School District

The Bettendorf School District will be led by Michelle Morse starting in July.

This morning, the school board announced it will hire Dr. Morse to be superintendent at its next school board meeting.

Morse has worked in public education for more than 25 years, and currently is the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for the Newhall School District in Valencia, California.

Due to worries about the corona virus, Augustana College has decided to cancel some foreign travel by students and faculty. Wednesday it announced spring semester programs in China, South Korea, and Japan have been cancelled.

Bettendorf School District

Bettendorf's Interim School Superintendent hopes to bring stability and a new perspective to the district. 

Local residents are invited to help plan the future of a large property in Riverdale. Wednesday night Scott Community College will host an open house, with displays and activities, about the 180 acres it shares with Pleasant Valley High School.

Bettendorf School District

The former superintendent of the Pleasant Valley schools did not stay retired for very long. On Monday night, the Bettendorf School Board appointed Jim Spelhaug to be Interim Superintendent.

Knox College

The president of Knox College in Galesburg has decided to retire, but not until next year. Doctor Teresa Amott told the board of trustees recently she will retire in June of 2021, after ten years on the job. 

Augustana College

A new major is now available for students at Augustana College. Monday it officially began offering degrees in data analytics.

When Ralph Gray transferred from one prison in Illinois to another, he didn’t know the move would mean sacrificing access to an education.

Carl Sandburg College

Trustees of Carl Sandurg College are happy with the job their president is doing. Thursday night, the board approved a four-year contract extension for Dr. Seamus Reilly. 

St. Ambrose University

A gift from Nestle Purina PetCare will help renovate a building at St. Ambrose University. The company has donated 25,000 dollars to the campaign for McMullen Hall.  

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