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Planning for Education After High School

By Dan CluteIowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation(Feburary 29, 2024) - Does your student know exactly what path to take after high school? Deciding which option is best and planning how to pay for it can be challenging for many families. As with many major decisions in life, planning for the next step can have a large effect on success. Families with high school and middle school students can use these tips to start.

Nonprofit Offers $1,000 for College to 45 Winners

Program Also Provides Education on College Financing and PlanningIowa high school and college students, as well as their parents or guardians, have a chance at one of 45 scholarship awards deposited into a College Savings Iowa account.Registration for the ISL Education Lending Scholarship is open now through March 29. Registration is available at www.
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Class of 1963 Meets

Members of the class of 1963 met Tuesday morning for coffee/breakfast at Vinton Family Restaurant.  Those attending were Glenn Geater, Carl Evans,  Rick Geater, Sharon Rhinehart, Janet & Dick Williams, Elsie Goodell, Anna Mae Tharp and Rosie Boisen. They kindly remembered the loss of 2 classmates, Linda Cole and Karen Halva. Classmates are reminded of the coffee on the last Tuesday of each month at 930 am.

What We're Reading: The Price of Salt

Sometimes, going back into the past is a great way to find a new book. I've recently been reading books originally published in the 1950's and were considered "ahead of their time." This week's gem is a love story between two women available on the Libby app: "The Price of Salt" by Patricia Highsmith. Highsmith's writing style captured the main character, Therese Belivet, in such a manner that I completely understood her sense of displacement and awkwardness in the world.

What We're Reading: Diva

This weekend I started reading ‘Diva’ by Daisy Goodwin. This book is inspired by the true story of Maria Callas, the gifted soprano whose professional career in opera began in 1941 and spanned several decades. The story is full of drama, operatic detail and flawless descriptions of the talent, wardrobe and entourage that made Callas the diva of her time.
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College of the Ozarks releases Dean and President’s Lists for Fall 2023

The College of the Ozarks has released the official President’s and Dean’s Lists for the Fall 2023 semester.The Dean’s list includes those students whose grade point average for 15 or more credit hours taken during that term is 3.60 or above. The President’s list recognizes those students whose grade point average is 4.00 in 15 or more credit hours in a semester.

What We're Reading: VPL Staff Book Chats: West with Giraffes

I learned something very interesting with the reading of this book: not only should you not judge a book by its cover, you should also not judge a book by its title!From the time this book arrived in our collection, I was disinterested, thinking that it was a dull journal-type work "based on a true story." Turns out, it was told from the viewpoint of a 105 yr.


The following local student has been named to the Deans' and President's Lists at Drake University: Jaired Lyons, of Atkins, Zimpleman College of Business, Dean's List To be eligible for the Deans' List, students must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the Fall 2023 semester at Drake. To be eligible for the President's List, students must have earned a perfect 4.
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What We're Reading: VPL Staff Book Chats: A Court of Thorns and Roses

I had convinced myself that I was not a fantasy reader, but this year I told myself I need to have an open mind and try new things. I have fully accepted this challenge and have read “Divine Rivals”, “Ruthless Vows”, and now “A Court of Thorns and Roses.” I needed to see what all the fuss and hype was about! Like Rebecca Ross, Sarah J.

Kirkwood Recognized as a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Kirkwood Community College has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for being one of the colleges and universities with the highest number of faculty and administrators selected for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends American scholars and professionals to approximately 130 countries each year to lecture and conduct research in various academic and professional fields.
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