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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 […]

Vera Mayer Trust Scholarship Awarded to Oskaloosa Resident from William Penn University

OSKALOOSA, Iowa— Carrie Kral of Oskaloosa, IA, a Senior at William Penn University, has been selected as a Vera Mayer Trust Scholar through the Iowa College Foundation, an organization which raises funds for its 23 member independent colleges in Iowa. The estate of Mrs. Vera Mayer in 1983 established an endowed scholarship fund that provides […]

Rebekka Hartwig of What Cheer Selected as UPS Scholar from William Penn University

OSKALOOSA, Iowa— Rebekka Hartwig of What Cheer, IA, a Senior at William Penn University, has been selected as a UPS Scholar and recipient of a $2,750 scholarship through the Iowa College Foundation, an organization which raises funds for its 23 member independent colleges in Iowa. The Iowa College Foundation is a statewide association for private […]

William Penn English Professor Celebrates Published Poetry Collection

Dr. Jared Pearce in the classroom. (submitted photo)

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) — Over a decade of creativity, writing, revision, deep thinking, and arrangement, a collection of poems written by Dr. Jared Pearce will be compiled in his upcoming publication, “The Annotated Murder of One.” What began in the summer of 2007, will finally be coming to fruition as Dr. Pearce’s full poem collection will […]

Central College’s Mary E.M. Strey Selected for National Leadership Program

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Mary E.M. Strey, Central College’s vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty, is one of 20 senior college administrators selected by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in a year-long Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program for prospective college and university presidents. The seminar-based program is designed to help individuals with the […]

       

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