1:09 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Emphasis - September 2

Galesburg, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Dr Teresa Amott. She is the new president of Knox College.

Amott comes to Knox College from western New York state, which is where the founders of Knox and Galesburg began their journey to the Midwest 175 years ago.

Amott believes all college presidents today face an economically challenging environment for higher education. She hopes her background as an economist will help her lead the school through such times.

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4:27 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Emphasis - August 26

West Burlington, IA – Jason Parrott's guest is Beverly Simone, who is president of Southeastern Community College.

Dr. Simone says she is excited about the start of the new school year for SCC.

She points to the addition of a new program: Animation Technology.

She says the program had to be expanded from 20 to 28 positions due to initial interest.

Simone believes this will attract students from across Iowa and around the country.

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12:05 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

Emphasis - August 19

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Jack Thomas, who is beginning his first year as President of Western Illinois University.

Dr Thomas had been WIU's provost. He took office as the university's 11th president on July 1, replacing Dr Al Goldfarb.

There have been a lot of changes in administration at Western of late and a number of those positions are being filled on an interim basis. Thomas does not consider that a hindrance.

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2:20 pm
Thu August 11, 2011

Emphasis - August 12

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Tim Schroll of the Moses King Brick & Tile Works National Historic District near Colchester.

Commonly referred to as "The Brickyard," it was the site of a brick making operation for 90 years, beginning in 1878. It was bought by Dev in the early 1990s, and Schroll married into it a few years later.

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11:52 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Emphasis - August 5

Burlington, IA – Jason Parrott's guests are Dennis Hinkle and Matt Shinn, who are co-chairing the IMAGINE campaign in Des Moines County.

Hinkle says the visioning plan is the result of a group of residents who believe great things come through great vision.

The campaign has already collected hundreds of ideas for improving aspects of the county.

Shinn says the pool of ideas will be reduced to 100 by a special citizen's committee.

The public will then be able to vote on that list to narrow it down to 30.

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