Collin Schopp

WVIK News Intern

I'm currently a Junior at Augustana College, working on a major in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication. In addition to interning at the station, I also work for the Augustana Observer, the college's official student newspaper, as the Arts and Entertainment Editor. 

This is my first internship through the MJMC program, and I'm excited to write, report, interview sources, and produce stories.

Once out of school, I want to pursue a career in radio broadcast.

One Human Family, QCA

It may sometimes be hard to spot, but local residents are standing up to hate in the Quad Cities. For the second year, One Human Family is hosting a symposium, this year's theme is Responding to the Many Faces of Hate.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa

Iowa's annual moratorium on utility disconnections during the winter ends April 1st. Under the law, Iowa residents who qualify for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program are protected from having their natural gas or electric service shut off from November to April.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Soon, veterans in the Quad Cities will have more options to get the medical care they need. On Monday, April 1st, the Iowa City VA Health Care System will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for a brand new outpatient clinic in Davenport.

WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

Augustana College's Grey Giovanine is once again receiving recognition for his long career in the school's athletic program. For the third time in the past five season, Basketball Times has named Giovanine  the Coach of the Year at a Division 3 school.

River Bend Foodbank

Most dinner parties include eating, but not all of them feature making lunch for kids too. Thursday, March 27th, 500 women will meet at the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport to talk about childhood hunger.

Monmouth College

Monmouth College has gone public with its 'Light This Candle' fundraising campaign. The goal is at least 75 million dollars by the end of 2022.

Minor League Baseball

The Clinton LumberKings will take the field with an entirely different look this summer. As part of Minor League Baseball's second annual Copa de la Diversion, for every Sunday home game the players will wear a different set of hats, jerseys, and logos. 


Western Illinois University is continuing the discussion about how we eat. The WIU-Quad Cities Third Annual Food Insecurity Conference will be held at the Moline Campus on Friday, March 22nd. Conference Organizer Dan Dankert says the conference is taking a new approach this year.

WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

One of Rock Island's busiest streets is ready for reconstruction this spring. The city will host an informational meeting Thursday, March 20th about the 38th Street project. 

Diocese of Davenport

Instead of the Quad Cities, this year's presentation of the Pacem In Terris, Peace and Freedom award was held in a Buddhist temple in the Himalays, 7,000 miles from here.