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2014-09-29 12:35:11

Ashford University professor shares tips on how to continue learning throughout life SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Life-long learners are explorers and adventurers. They seek out information and open themselves up to new ideas and experiences. According to Dr. Celeste Campbell, professor and academic department chair in the College of Education at Ashford University, a commitment to life-long learning is one of the key ingredients to a successful career and a successful...

2014-09-24 16:22:29

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers of Alliant Energy's Iowa retail electric utility will continue to see reliable power and unchanged base rates for that energy through 2016. The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) has approved a rate plan that continues a three-year base rate freeze and includes customer credits. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020405/LNTLOGO Alliant Energy filed the plan jointly with the Office of Consumer Advocate, Iowa Consumer Coalition, and Large...

2014-09-23 16:21:12

WATERLOO, Iowa, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of Iowa recently added U?Haul Storage of Waterloo to its growing list of self-storage locations in Iowa. Formerly Waterloo Extra Space, this facility measures 40,142 square feet of building space and 2.37 acres of land. The land features two single-story self-storage buildings and one single-story self-storage building with a two-story office and apartment attached. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140923/147967 Located at...

2014-09-20 23:02:59

Number of Iowa Children Served Now Approaches 10,000 Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, has just released its annual Report Card detailing mission,programs, number of children and families serves as well as new statistics regarding at risk youth. “Orchard Place has seen a significant increase in the number of youth and families served in our programs: a total of 9,830 youth compared to 7,845 youth in 2013, a 25%...

2014-09-19 23:09:33

The Company’s Available Office Space Will Increase Tenfold—Allowing its Private Duty Healthcare Team to Support More Patients Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Spirit Home Healthcare, a company that specializes in providing exceptional caretaking services to seniors, recently announced its decision to move to a larger office located at 12010 Ridgemont in Urbandale, IA. The Clive senior care company’s move to a bigger location means that its space has increased tenfold: it...

2014-09-18 16:30:27

Driven by her passion for knowledge, Jackson-Matthews set out to finish the educational journey she started many years ago SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheryl Jackson-Matthews was tired of regretting her unfinished college education. In 2008, she enrolled in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree program. One month after completing her bachelor's degree, Jackson-Matthews was back at Ashford, where she earned her MBA in 2011. For her...

2014-09-17 16:29:45

Ashford University's behavioral sciences department chair Dr. Eric Klein shares insight into the connection between confidence and student performance SAN DIEGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As students of all ages headed back to school this month, they made sure they had their books and other essential back-to-class supplies. But in their rush to prepare for the coming school year, many students may have overlooked one of the main building blocks for academic success: confidence....

2014-09-16 23:16:37

In January of 2014, a study was commissioned by WCCTA and 12 other organizations to estimate the impact of the attraction of additional companies to the eight-county economic area as well as to estimate the construction and operations related to bioenergy industry development at the Iowa Crossroads of Global Innovation agricultural park outside of Fort Dodge, IA. The Iowa counties included in the eight-county region are Boone, Calhoun, Green, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Webster and...

2014-09-16 23:01:37

Connect Iowa Releases Annual Business Survey DES MOINES, IA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 See the widget here Connect Iowa today released a 2014 Iowa business survey report showing that thousands of state businesses want faster Internet speeds, while thousands more lack backup Internet services. The survey reveals that 13,000 Internet-connected businesses want more bandwidth; of those, nearly a third (31%) report that they can’t get faster service where they are located. The survey also...

2014-09-16 12:34:37

CORALVILLE, Iowa, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACT Aspire, LLC launches Periodic Assessments, the second major component of the ACT Aspire Assessment System. ACT Aspire is the first digital, longitudinal assessment system to fully connect student performance with readiness benchmarks from elementary grades through high school. It now extends the understanding of student progress through optional Periodic Assessments. These are short-duration, revealing assessments that produce...

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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

A Warm Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 16:42:53

If you look at our weather map above you see a warm front extending from Iowa into the Great Lakes region. What a warm front does is separate warm air from cool air. On the north side of the front the temps will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than on the south side of the front. The warm front is depicted on a weather map as having red half circles. The reason for using half circles it to show that advancing of the warm air from the south. Winds ahead of the warm front are from the...

2012-06-14 11:14:13

Symbol: RIIO Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Rinodina (Ach.) A. Gray – rinodina lichen Species   Rinodina iowensis Zahlbr. – Iowa rinodina lichen

2012-06-15 05:49:27

Symbol: LEIO Group: Lichen Family: Lecanoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecanoraceae Genus   Lecanora Ach. – rim lichen Species   Lecanora iowensis Fink – Iowa rim lichen

2012-06-18 02:36:00

Symbol: ELIO Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ELMOP3 ×Elymordeum montanense (Scribn.) Bowden var. pubescens Bowden   ELIO2 ×Elytesion iowense (Pohl) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey Distribution: ×ElyhordeumiowensePohl [Elymus villosus × Hordeum jubatum] distribution:USA(IA, MT, ND, NE) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

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