Category archives for: Education

Indian Hills Debuted A new Academic Program

Indian Hills

At the start of the current academic year, Indian Hills Community College debuted a new academic program that is sort of a hybrid, blending new areas of emphasis with some established courses. The new Agriculture and Construction Technology Department, housed on the Centerville campus, includes Landscape and Turfgrass, Animal Science, Precision Farming and Construction Technology. […]

William Penn University Partners with Drake University School of Law for 3+3 Program Pathway

OSKALOOSA, Iowa—William Penn University has partnered with Drake University School of Law for a 3+3 program pathway. This new partnership allows students to earn their undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years, rather than the usual seven. “The 3+3 Program with Drake University School of Law provides Penn students a fantastic opportunity to […]

Ramsey Smith Selected To Perform In Iowa Collegiate Honor Band

Indian Hills

OTTUMWA — Ramsey Smith, an Indian Hills Community College student from Oskaloosa, has been selected to perform in the Iowa Collegiate Honor Band at a concert in November. Smith was chosen from students nominated by their instructors at all Iowa community colleges and four-year schools, excluding the Regents institutions (Iowa, Iowa State, and UNI). Smith […]

WPU Pens Partnership with Palmer Chiropractic for a 3+1 Program

OSKALOOSA, Iowa—William Penn University has penned a new dual-program partnership with Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Students pursuing their degree in Biology at William Penn University will have the opportunity to receive their Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degree in less time. “This partnership with Palmer Chiropractic College offers our […]

William Penn University’s Importance of STEM in Education

Computer Camp attendees designed race tracks for their hexbugs to follow to a determined location while meeting all of the constraints. (Photo provided by Breanne Garrett, Computer Camp 2017)

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) — STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) has been an area of focus for education and business over the last decade. What has been an even greater focus is including STEM practices in early education and beyond. William Penn University’s own Assistant Teaching Professor of Mathematics, Breanne Garrett, has been highly devoted to […]

William Penn Graduate Provided Health Service to Members of the Homeless Community

Charles 'Chuck' Sauer (left) examines another WPU Nursing student during in-class studies. (submitted photo)

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) — William Penn graduate, Chuck Sauer (’18), has dedicated his time and energy to assist doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and family members at Mercy Medical Center. His role inside the hospital is best described as a ‘resource person’, but the service that he selflessly chose to provide to the homeless community in Des […]

Central College Names Tej Dhawan to Chair Board of Trustees

Prominent Des Moines entrepreneur and business innovator Tej Dhawan has been elected chair of the Central College board of trustees effective July 1, 2018. Dhawan succeeds chair Lanny Little. A 1991 Central graduate, Dhawan was student body president as an undergraduate. He joined the trustees in 2002 after six years of service on the college’s […]

2018 Iowa Map Contest Winners Announced

Oskaloosa and Cedar Rapids students and teachers participated in the second annual Iowa Map Contest, creating story maps of their favorite places in Iowa. Using ESRI’s ArcGIS Online Mapping platform, students collected data for their projects, then incorporated their data into interactive story maps which included images and information to provide context, supplemental information, and […]

William Penn University Student Awarded James M. and Betty J Camp Endowment Scholarship

OSKALOOSA, Iowa— Jade Golden-Little of Albia, IA, a student at William Penn University, has been selected as a James M. and Betty J Camp Endowment Scholar through the Iowa College Foundation, an organization which raises funds for its 23 member independent colleges in Iowa. James M. Camp and Betty J. Camp selected the Iowa College […]

Oskaloosa Resident Attending William Penn University Awarded Charles Stephenson Smith Scholarship

OSKALOOSA, Iowa— Logan Lunsford of Oskaloosa, IA, a Senior at William Penn University majoring in Business Management, has been selected as a Charles Stephenson Smith Scholar through the Iowa College Foundation, an organization which raises funds for its 23 member independent colleges in Iowa. Endowed by a gift from the Charles Stephenson Smith Trust in […]


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