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Upper Iowa University named to 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll


Mon, Mar 1st, 2010
Posted in Education

FAYETTE, Iowa (March 1, 2010)-Upper Iowa University has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.



The Corporation for National and Community Service oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council on Education. This year, the organization recognized more than 700 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from poverty and homelessness to environmental justice out of over 4,000 U.S. college campuses.



"Congratulations to Upper Iowa University and its students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities," said Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. "Our nation's students are a critical part of the equation and vital to our efforts to tackle the most persistent challenges we face. They have achieved impactful results and demonstrated the value of putting knowledge into practice to help renew America through service."



Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors including the scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses. Six colleges and universities were recognized as Presidential awardees, 115 were named to the Distinction List, and 621 schools were named as Honor Roll members.



"It is indeed an honor to be named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll," said President Alan G. Walker. "Volunteerism, social responsibility, and community awareness are important layers to academic learning and key to helping to shape our students into tomorrow's leaders."



In 2009, Upper Iowa University students, faculty and staff participated in the annual Fayette Appreciation Day clean-up, held numerous food and clothing drives, collected care packages for its military students serving overseas, painted houses, and collected teddy bears for local hospitals.



College students make a significant contribution to the volunteer sector; in 2009, 3.16 million students performed more than 300 million hours of service, .....
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FC School Board votes to move 7th and 8th graders

Fri, Feb 26th, 2010
Posted in Education

In a unanimous decision, the Fillmore Central School Board has voted to move the seventh and eight graders to the high school building in Harmony for the 2010-2011 school year.

There were several people from the community in attendance to vo ..... 
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Fillmore SWCD scholarship

Fri, Feb 26th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a scholarship for Fillmore County high school graduating seniors. To be eligible students must be pursuing a degree in natural resources, agriculture or related fields.

The Educat ..... 
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R-P school board reading goals

Fri, Feb 26th, 2010
Posted in Education

74,000 minutes. That's a lot of reading in a short four days for the students of Rushford-Peterson Elementary School, but the potential reward for achieving their ultimate goal of 250,000 minutes in the month of February is even greater: the opportu ..... 
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Local student studying environmental studies in Australia

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Katherine Halvorson from Peterson, a student at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, is spending this semester pursuing her studies in environmental studies in Australia.

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Rushford-Peterson middle school honor roll 2nd quarter

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

A Honor Roll

Grade 6

Keean Benson, Carissa Bieberdorf, Noah Dahl, Kate Klungtvedt, Savannah Neitzke, Bailey O'Hare, Rachel O'Shaughnessy, Morgan Vitse, Clara Wieser, Caryn Wolter.

Grade 7

Jordan Agrimson, Joshua Agrimson, ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson school district enters Minnesota's nation leading Q Comp Program

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Minnesota Education Commissioner Alice Seagren announced today that the Rushford-Peterson School District will implement Minnesota's nation-leading Q Comp performance and professional pay program. The school district will receive $165,100 in total r ..... 
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Superintendent Ehresmann's impression of Chatfield Schools

Fri, Feb 19th, 2010
Posted in Education

Chatfield's new interim superintendent, Greg Ehresmann, was present at the Chatfield school board's monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Agenda items included an update on CCTV, discussion on action by the state legislature, and a report b ..... 
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Kingsland discusses a new position

Fri, Feb 19th, 2010
Posted in Education

In a work session prior to the Kingsland Board of Education meeting, board members discussed the creation of a new position that would have the title of; "Director of Buildings & Grounds." Currently, the district is under contract with a company cal ..... 
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