The Mahaska Wellness Coalition is encouraging the community to "Burst Your Thirst" with a new Live Healthy Iowa campaign. “Burst Your Thirst” runs from June 18 – July 30. Registration opened on May 8. It is only $8 per person with 2-10 people on a team.
A "soft open house" Thursday afternoon will give student house-builders a chance to show off their hard work. The house, near the intersection of 3rd Ave. West and South M Street, is being built by Oskaloosa Senior High's Construction Trades Program, but it is not quite finished.
The weather this week is supposed to be just right for a bike ride. Bobzilla’s Bike Shop and the Mahaska Wellness Coalition (MWC) invite the community to join together and ride a bicycle to work for "Bike to Work Day" on Friday, May 18th.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame addressed an over-flow crowd of students, family, faculty, and friends today at William Penn University's 2012 commencement. He spoke about the special partnership his country has with Penn. Three Rwandan students graduated today. He also talked about the principles and values of "equal access to quality education without discrimination" that Rwanda shares with the university and "on which William Penn was founded and that continue to shape it." Click "Read more" for videos of President Kagame's speech.
Geocaching is a high-tech scavenger hunt using GPS technology. Mahaska Wellness Coalition and the Mahaska County Conservation Board are teaming up Saturday, May 19th at 9:00 a.m. to introduce those interested to the activity.
A group of about 25 protestors gathered on campus today to protest William Penn's commencement speaker, Rwandan President Paul Kagame. University administration set aside space south of Trueblood Avenue for the group to exercise their right to assemble.
This year marked the 14th year in a row golfers have come out to help raise scholarship money for area high school seniors. 88 golfers competed for bragging rights and $3000 in prizes in the OACDG Scholarship Golf Tournament Friday at Oskaloosa Golf.
William Penn graduates gathered on the lawn in front of Penn Hall after commencement Saturday afternoon for the "Blue and Gold Ceremony". The ritual is a celebration of the students' success in reaching academic goals and the beginning of a lifetime of membership in the Alumni Association. Click read more for more pictures and video.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame was in Oskaloosa today---he gave the commencement address at William Penn University's graduation ceremony. The university has ties with Rwanda's government and education department---three of the students that graduated this year are Rwandan.