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Davenport

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We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Outing Club
2109 N Brady St.
Davenport, IA  52803
United States
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Mid City High School is the new alternative high school in the Davenport Community School District.  It opened in August of 2014.  What is different about Mid City High School?  What makes it “alternative”? 

Dr. Jake Klipsch, Principal of Mid City, will present information on the history of alternative education in Davenport, exciting things that are happening at the school right now, and the vision for the school in the coming years.  Dr. Klipsch is a graduate of Davenport West High School and taught elementary school on the south side of Chicago as a member of Teach For America.  Before beginning at Mid City High School, Dr. Klipsch has worked at JB Young
Intermediate, Hayes Elementary, and Eisenhower Elementary.  He is excited to share his passion for alternative education and the students at Mid City.
 
 

 
Missy Sweeney will join us on Monday to present an overview on the Girl Scouts of Eastern and Western Illinois including their current membership, cookie sales, program center, outreach and the new liberty camp.
 
Miss Sweeney is the Sr. Membership Outreach Manager for the Girl scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. She has been with the Girl scouts for four years and doing non-profit work for over 18 years. Missy is involved in several groups in the community as well as volunteers at her local church. 
 
 

 
Bill Brewer is Western Illinois University's architect and director of facilities - Quad Cities. Prior to relocating to the Quad Cities to manage the construction of the new riverfront campus, he served as the assistant director of the physical plant for facilities planning and construction on the Macomb campus. Bill is a registered architect in the State of Illinois and a LEED AP with more than 24 years experience in designing, constructing and operating higher education facilities.
 
 

 
Sally Mason became the 20th President of the University of Iowa on August 1, 2007. Trained as a cell developmental biologist, she also holds a full professorship in the Department of Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
 
Currently, President Mason is overseeing a historic era of campus transformation, including rebuilding in the wake of the historic 2008 flooding, especially the renewal of an arts campus for the 21st century; the construction of a state-of-the-art children’s hospital and biomedical discovery research center; and the first new residence hall since 1968.  At Iowa, President Mason has also spearheaded a sustainable university initiative, making sustainability a central priority of all aspects of the university enterprise. Under President Mason’s leadership, the UI has successfully met current economic challenges through careful planning, strategic prioritization, and increased efficiency. 
 
 
 
We’ve had a month of fun on the road, but it is time to return to The Outing Club.  Join us on Monday, March 2 as we welcome Doug Rick, the I-74 Project Manager for the Iowa DOT.  His presentation will include an overview of the I-74 corridor in the Quad Cities which includes a much needed replacement of the Mississippi River Bridge.  Doug will share some of the unique design elements of the bridge and will provide an update on the status of the project including work that will take place this year.  He will also discuss costs and proposed schedules for the project. 
 
 

 
 
 

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