Category archives for: Arts and Education

William Penn University Division of Nursing Holds Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Penn Hall on the campus of William Penn University celebrated 100 years of serving the students during Homecoming 2017.

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa)—William Penn University’s Division of Nursing hosted their inaugural White Coat Ceremony on February 13, 2021 at the Musco Technology Building Atrium. This event celebrates the commitment Nursing students make as they begin their formal education. Students take the Oath of Compassionate Care and formally commit to a career as a healthcare professional. This […]

Morel and Oyster Mushroom Workshops to Begin in March

Certification is available for those who sell AMES, Iowa – To legally sell morel and oyster mushrooms in Iowa, sellers must complete a certification workshop that covers identifying morels and oyster, as well as distinguishing between true and false morels. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two online workshops on Saturday, March 20, […]

Student Teachers Learn at NM Elementary

by RD Keep Student teachers are an important part of the process in growing leaders in and out of the classroom. Despite the start and stop days due to weather, three of them are serving in North Mahaska Elementary classrooms. Jenna Walter and Michaela Lundy are in second grade with Stacie Johannes and Jamie Nelson […]

Central College Theatre Department to Premiere Film Series “Shakespeare Shorts”

PELLA, IA (02/15/2021) Central College’s theatre department will present “Shakespeare Shorts” online only from Feb. 24-27. It can be accessed at The series will premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, and is available to stream online through midnight Saturday, Feb. 27. The series is made up of short films that redefine the works […]

Indian Hills received $1 million Career Academy Incentive Fund Grant

Indian Hills

Indian Hills is one of three institutions in the state to be awarded a $1 million grant through new Career Academy Incentive Fund to prepare high school students for success in college, postsecondary training and the workforce. This competitive grant, will increase access to career academy programs in high-demand fields through new and expanded regional […]

“Do Snakes Slither Backwards?”

Friday, February 26, 2021 10:00 – 11:00 am Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center Inquiring minds want to know…can snakes slither backwards and do they shed their skin inside-out? The Mahaska County Conservation Board invites you to come to a program titled “Do Snakes Slither Backwards?” on Friday, February 26th from 10:00 – 11:00 am at […]

Central College Celebrates Black History Month

PELLA, IA (02/04/2021) Central College will celebrate Black History Month with activities and events throughout February, beginning with the Black History Month 20-Day Challenge. The Crier and DutchConnect will highlight African American history and culture that challenges broadening awareness and understanding of the experiences of others. Content will include a variety of facts, articles and […]

Central College Music Ensembles Set for February Performances

PELLA, IA (02/01/2021) Central College’s music department will offer two virtual performances in February. Performances will begin with ALMA’s first concert of the spring semester at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in Cox-Snow Music Center Recital Hall. The performance will be directed by Gabriel Espinosa, associate professor of music. The 9-12th Grade Bandfest, an all-day […]

Central College Mills Gallery Presents “Of Comfort”

PELLA, IA (01/28/2021) Central College will present the exhibition “Of Comfort” through Feb. 12 in the Mills Gallery in the Lubbers Center for the Visual Arts. The exhibition features 36 artworks and a mixture of prints, ceramics, sculptures, drawings, paintings and handmade books from the college’s collection. The exhibition’s title, “Of Comfort,” refers to visiting […]

FDA Steps Up Efforts to Protect Consumers from Food Allergens

By: Susan Mayne, Ph.D., Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Millions of Americans have food allergies and may experience adverse reactions to products that contain food allergens. Eight foods have been identified as major food allergens, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is aware of other food allergens, such as sesame. Most […]


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