Collin Schopp

WVIK News Intern

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

This is my second school year working with WVIK, and I'm excited to write, report, interview sources, and produce more stories.

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

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.

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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.

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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. 

Davenport Fire Department

Davenport firefighters have a new tool for finding fires in the Quad Cities. The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, an affiliate of Firehouse Subs restaurants, has awarded a 25,000 dollar grant to the department that will pay for three new thermal imaging cameras.

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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker defended his newly proposed graduated income tax plan during a visit to the Quad Cities today.