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OMS Students Participate In Battle Of The Books

by Patricia ErkenBrack Saturday April 7 saw 6 sleepy-eyed middle school students climb into a suburban headed to Winterset at 6:30 am—all for the love of books! This marked our first year participating in the Battle of the Books competition hosted by the Winterset Middle School librarian, Oskaloosa native Rebecca Foster Bock. Students read and […]

Glosser Awarded Community 1st Credit Union $2,000 Scholarship

Jace Glosser

OTTUMWA, IA –Jace Glosser of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School was awarded a $2,000 Community 1st Credit Union continuing education scholarship this spring. The credit union will present $42,000 to 19 area high school seniors in May. Glosser was ranked at the top of more than 100 applications submitted. A total of two $4,000 scholarships and 17 […]

Mahaska County YMCA Webster Preschool/Child Care Earns Level 4 Rating

The Mahaska County YMCA Webster location, 508 South 7th Street, Oskaloosa, has achieved a level 4 Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS) rating from the Iowa Department of Human Services. This level 4 rating is based on a five level scale of quality measures. Previously, the facility had garnered a level 3 rating. Iowa’s QRS is […]

WPU Students Present at Alpha Chi National Convention in Portland, Oregon

(Pictured left to right back row: Sr. Lucas Smith, Professor Michael Collins, Sr. Kiera MacPherson. Pictured left to right front row: Sr. Kelly Walker, Jr. Isabella Potter, and Sr. Claire Simmons.) Five William Penn students, accompanied by Professor Michael Collins, attended the Alpha Chi National Convention in Portland, Oregon.

OSKALOOSA, Iowa—Five members of William Penn University’s Iowa Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi, a national collegiate honor society, attended the Society’s national convention in Portland, Oregon, April 5—7, where they presented original research papers. Senior Lucas Smith, Sports Management, attended the national convention to share his research on the correlation between academic and athletic performance […]

Academic Honors Banquet Recognizes Top Students at William Penn University

(Pictured left to right: Callie Arnold, Jeremy French, Jasmin Sonnenschein, McKinlee Maletta and President John Ottosson.) Nominees for the President’s Student Leadership Award were honored on Saturday, April 14 during the Honors Program. (submitted photo)

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – William Penn University honored student scholars and leaders for their outstanding academic achievements and accomplishments at the 2018 Academic Honors Banquet, held Saturday, April 14 on the William Penn University Oskaloosa campus. The university-wide event is presented each year to acknowledge superior performance by students, and includes recognition of honor society inductees, […]

Virtual Reality Being Utilized in Classes at WPU

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – In the age of technology, teaching material solely from a textbook can pose some difficulties for professors. But a handful of William Penn University faculty members have taken the opportunity to utilize virtual reality to teach beyond the textbook, while still in a classroom environment. Stephen Henderson, Assistant Professor of Education, has […]

Students Nominated for 2018 Student Crystal Pillar Award from the Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter

William Penn Digital Communication students received a Student Crystal Pillar nomination from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter.

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – William Penn Digital Communication students received a Student Crystal Pillar nomination from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter. The Digital Communication program submitted a video entry in the Sports: Live Events category that highlights the student’s football productions at Lacey Stadium in Oskaloosa. This annual […]

IHCC 2017-18 Winter Term Graduates

Indian Hills

MARCH 19, 2018 OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College has released the names of the students who completed their graduation requirements at the end of the 2017-18 Winter Term. This is a list of students who received an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, Associate of Science (AS) degree, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, Diploma, […]

Nursing Instructor at William Penn University Receives ‘100 Great Iowa Nurses’ Recognition

Sharon DeKock

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – A list of 100 men and women across the state of Iowa were nominated by fellow peers, colleagues, or friends for the ‘100 Great Iowa Nurses of 2018’. William Penn University’s own Sharon DeKock was nominated by student Marvin Van Der Wiel (’17), who was also nominated for the same award in […]

Indian Hills Home To Regional Entrepreneurship Center

Indian Hills

OTTUMWA — The Regional Entrepreneurship Center (REC) operated by Indian Hills Community College continues to assist fledgling businesses grow to the point where they are able to move out into the college’s district and strengthen local economies. The REC, located at the IHCC North Campus, is described as a “full-service training center and business incubator” […]


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