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Big and small, donors rally behind IW at Retro Radiothon

As Iowa Wesleyan University President Steve Titus welcomed guests to Ruble Arena Friday, March 23, for the start of Retro Radiothon, he invited freshman Lena Hendriksen to the stage. “You need to hear from one of our star students,” Titus said as he handed Hendriksen the microphone, broadcasting her interview live on KILJ. Hendriksen’s voice… Continue reading Big and small, donors rally behind IW at Retro Radiothon

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Saturday’s late-season winter storm didn’t hamper donations for Retro Radiothon

While the winter storm on Saturday may have kept people away from venturing to Ruble Arena for Retro Radiothon this weekend, it didn’t hamper the generosity of those tuning in to KILJ and on social media. Although the 40-hour fundraiser kicked off by broadcasting over KILJ on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m., the real… Continue reading Saturday’s late-season winter storm didn’t hamper donations for Retro Radiothon

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40-hour Retro Radiothon brings in over $1 million for IW

Former governor Tom Vilsack remembers the feeling of magic that overcame him 40 years ago when the people of Mt. Pleasant reached the $200,000 mark, raising twice as much money as they set out to build Mapleleaf Athletic Complex. At the time, he never thought he would feel such intense joy again. He was wrong,… Continue reading 40-hour Retro Radiothon brings in over $1 million for IW

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‘See the World’ challenge gives international students platform to show off their culture

Iowa Wesleyan University students Trinity Hudson, Desmonica Huffman and Rhazsanee Simmons were honored to be asked to perform the step routine they arranged for Black History Month in February again during Retro Radiothon on Saturday, March 24. With flags from the 29 nations represented at Iowa Wesleyan University (IW) lining Ruble Arena during the “See… Continue reading ‘See the World’ challenge gives international students platform to show off their culture

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Josh Larson follows in the footsteps of ‘father of space science’ James Van Allen

MP native goes to Norway, becomes one of first U.S. citizens to participate in rocket launch program University of Iowa senior Josh Larson was fiddling with his phone trying to get it to record as the countdown to launch the rocket he helped design commenced. Before he knew it, the rocket had taken off and… Continue reading Josh Larson follows in the footsteps of ‘father of space science’ James Van Allen

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Preventive measures keeping opioid epidemic at bay in Henry County

Steve Park held the ultrasound wand to his corroded artery on the right side of his neck and pointed to the bundle of nerves magnified on the screen. If Park, a nurse anesthetist at Henry County Health Center (HCHC), were having shoulder surgery, a regional anesthetic could be injected near that bundle of nerves to… Continue reading Preventive measures keeping opioid epidemic at bay in Henry County

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A doggone good program

Correctional facility dog training program gives dogs, inmates chance at a better life Garth Truax has just been hired as an alternate dog handler at the Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility. An inmate, Traux sees this job as an opportunity to change his life. If he makes his position as alternate dog handler a priority, he… Continue reading A doggone good program