Education

Wed
16
Dec

Waukon Veterinary Service provides support to local FFA chapter

Recently, the Waukon Veterinary Service partnered with Zoetis and the National FFA Organization to donate $700 to the Little Switzerland FFA chapter at Waukon High School through the FFA Support Program. Since its start in 2008, the program has provided more than $6.5 million dollars to local FFA chapters across the nation. The donated funds are provided to chapters through the sale of medical products, such as those purchased by local animal owners from Waukon Veterinary Service. The Zoetis Industry Support Program is a company devoted to supporting the development of individual FFA chapters. The donated funds will be used to provide contest materials and other necessities for the local chapter. Waukon Veterinary Service has been donating to the chapter for many years, and that support has allowed the chapter to reach out to more students through their participation in FFA contests.

Wed
16
Dec

Calling student artists for 2016 Iowa Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting entries for the 2016 Iowa Federal Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) art contest from all student artists in kindergarten through 12th grade. In entering the JDS contest, students learn about waterfowl and their habitat, and then create an image of an eligible North American waterfowl species to enter into the contest.  This contest can be entered by school groups, informal groups, or students may enter individually.
Iowa entries for 2016 must be postmarked by March 15, 2016 and mailed to Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 399, 9981 Pacific Street, Prairie City, IA 50228.  All information needed to participate can be found on the website. The website is new with a very long address, so participants are asked to conduct a website search for “junior duck stamp”.

Wed
09
Dec

Stegen to graduate from University of Montevallo

Hannah Stegen, daughter of Stephane and Loren Stegen of Huntsville, AL and granddaughter of Marlene and Denis Welch of rural Lansing, will be graduating from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL Friday, December 11 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. She will continue studying at the University of Montevallo in pursuit of a Master's degree in Secondary Education with a focus on Social Science.
Since beginning to attend the University of Montevallo in the fall of 2012 with a major in Sociology and minor in Vocal Performance, Stegen has achieved President's List honors, requiring a 3.80 or higher grade point average, every semester. She was also chosen by her professors as Senior Elite for her Sociology major, an honor bestowed on a student who exhibits leadership and academic excellence in a specific field of study.

Wed
09
Dec

NICC Early Childhood Education program receives scholarship to begin National Accreditation process

The Early Childhood Education program at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) has received a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Scholarship to support its entry into a national accreditation process by the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Early Childhood Association Degree Accreditation (ECADA) program.
The Kellogg Scholarship will defray application, self study review and site visit expenses as the college program begins its accreditation process through NAEYC. After a one-year successful review of the program, the NAEYC will award the NICC program a seven-year accreditation.
The NAEYC Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation awards accreditation to associate degree programs that demonstrate evidence of meeting professional preparation standards, and accreditation provides a framework for self study, external evaluation and improvement in the quality of teacher preparation.

Wed
02
Dec

ISU Extension and Outreach

Jill Weber
Human Sciences Specialist
jrweber@iastate.edu
319-234-6811

Wed
25
Nov

Effigy Mounds National Monument to present American Indian stories

A special program of American Indian stories and oral traditions will be presented by  Albert Le Beau, Cultural Resource Program  Manager for Effigy Mounds National Monument, Saturday, December 5 from 2-3 p.m. The program will take place at the Monument’s Visitor Center located at 151 Highway 76, just three miles north of Marquette.
Le Beau is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota and he holds a Master’s Degree in Archaeology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has worked at Effigy Mounds since 2013. Prior to that he served as an archeologist with the Midwest Archeological Center of the National Parks Service, and also held the position of Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Cheyenne  River Sioux Tribe. Le Beau also serves the National Trust for Historic Preservation as an Advisory Board Member.

Wed
25
Nov

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) launches online career search tool

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is launching Career Coach, a free online tool that allows students and community members to explore potential careers. Career Coach can be accessed by visiting the NICC homepage at www.nicc.edu and accessing the “Explore Careers” link in the Quick Links area.
Through a simple keyword search, students and any visitor to the NICC website can learn about the employment prospects of careers they want to research and programs available to help them reach their goals. The real-time information is customized to the College’s district and border area and includes detailed wage estimates and growth outlook associated with any career. Individuals can also complete short career interest assessments, browse programs and search for a variety of jobs associated with NICC programs.

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