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Des Moines Man Wins Iowa History Center Prize for Master Thesis

Seth Hedquist was given the honor for his thesis, “The Chronicles of Agrimusic.” The award comes with a plaque and $1,000 prize. Hedquist completed his master’s degree in history at Iowa State University and is currently a professional musician living and working in Des Moines. More…

Exhibit Featuring Work of Madai Taylor Comes to Farnham Galleries Nov. 7

In his artist statement, Taylor said, “To me, earth has been very intriguing and contains a mystic, organic beauty. It is an original, primordial material that lends itself to an immense range of tone, nuance and texture, which I manipulate to create calm, thought-provoking non-subjective images, imbued with history, spirituality and the struggle of mankind.” More…

Brian L. Johnson To Receive Carver Medal on Feb. 22

The medal honors the legacy of George Washington Carver, who began his academic career at Simpson. The Carver Medal and Lecture ceremony is one of the most important events on the College’s academic calendar. This year’s event will begin at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 in Smith Chapel. The public is invited to attend. More…