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March 26, 2015

Area students interested in flight careers are invited to the first Aviation Exploration Day planned at Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville campus, on Thurs. April 30 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Sky’s the Limit at this year’s event held at the Estherville Airport.  High school students have the...

March 26, 2015

Finding a place where high school students can learn about business and industry is sometimes difficult. Game design is one of the career fields many students are interested in learning more about. Estherville-Lincoln Central High School students had the opportunity to do a job shadow at Iowa Lakes Community College...

March 26, 2015

One hundred twenty-one girls from Graettinger-Terril, Harris-Lake Park, Spirit Lake and Spencer Middle Schools attended a free STEM – Women in Science event to learn about their place in the ever-changing world of STEM fields. Iowa Lakes Community College hosted the interactive sessions specifically for seventh and eighth grade girls...

March 23, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College hosted the first Prairie Lakes Regional Physics Competition on Thursday, March 19 at the Sustainable Energy Resources Technology Center on the Estherville campus. The physics competition is open to students in grades 9 through 12. Events for the 2015 competition include: catapult, mouse-trap car, bridge building,...

March 23, 2015

The fourth grade class at Clay Central-Everly Community Schools recently learned more about being an entrepreneur. The Northwest Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Lakes Community College and the Iowa Lakes Corridor recently provided a Junior Achievement USA (JA USA) program to the class. This class has participated in...

March 23, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville campus, is offering summer courses in math and English grammar to enhance those skills in preparation for college-level classes.  Courses are self-paced over summer term from May 26 to July 31. Students may sign up at any time prior to or during the term but...

March 20, 2015

Based on feedback from high school counselors and students, many changes are planned the 40th Annual High School Career Day at Iowa Lakes Community College on Tuesday, April 14, at the Emmetsburg campus.   A career fair format in the Emmetsburg gym and four-plex is the first planned change. Each...

March 20, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College Student Senators invite the public to join in their fifth annual Soles4Souls shoe drive. Soles4Souls is an outreach project that benefits both disabled and underprivileged individuals. Soles4Souls has provided shoes to over 22 million individuals in 128 countries across the globe. This year the drive takes...

March 17, 2015

The Trustees of Iowa Lakes learned first-hand what classes are like in the Environmental Studies and the Water Quality and Sustainable Aquatic Resources programs during their meeting Tuesday afternoon at the college’s SERT Center in Estherville. Bob Leifeld, Executive Dean of the Estherville campus, introduced Gary Phillips, the Professor of...

March 12, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College Business Professionals of America club members returned home again this year with honors captured at the annual State Leadership Conference.  State competitions were held Feb. 23 through Feb. 24 at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. Over 125 students from eight community colleges participated.  Five...

March 11, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College announces the 40th Annual High School Career Day on Tuesday, Apr. 14, at the Emmetsburg campus.  Based on feedback from high school counselors and students, many changes are planned for this year.  A career fair format in the Emmetsburg gym and four-plex is the first planned...

March 11, 2015

Spring break and then graduation, as March clips by at an amazing pace, Iowa Lakes Community College encourages parents to discuss strategies to pay for their student’s education.  One easy way to help pay for college is to complete the Iowa Lakes Scholarship application.  “The application process is very easy...

March 11, 2015

“The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” by Michael Pollen is the core book chosen for use across the curriculum by Iowa Lakes Community College faculty and staff this year. In the past, some authors have been available for student convocations. But this year, the Core Book Forum is presented by local agricultural experts...

March 10, 2015

Deondre Parks was one of four South Dakota State men’s basketball players who earned Summit League honors for their play during the 2014-15 season in leading the Jackrabbits to the No. 1 overall seed at The Summit League Championships. Deondre Parks earned All-Summit League first team honors and was named...

March 9, 2015

The Iowa Lakes Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams traveled to Buffalo, N.Y. for the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championship this past weekend and finished as one of the elite programs in the nation with a second place finish for the men and a third place finish for the...

March 6, 2015

The Welding program at Iowa Lakes Community College has been selected for this year’s Career Preparedness Award from the Iowa Department of Education - Division of Community Colleges. Through funding from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Act (TAACCCT), Iowa Lakes updated and expanded the Welding program...

March 6, 2015

Four outstanding Iowa Lakes Community College students named to the Phi Theta Kappa 2015 All-Iowa Academic Team were honored at this year’s annual All-Iowa Academic Team recognition banquet on Wednesday, March 4, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. “The Phi Theta Kappa students are extremely talented and intelligent and the...

March 6, 2015

Spring is coming… and so is Coffee House… on Tuesday, Mar. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center on the Estherville Campus!  On the program are groups…men’s quartet, jazz band with special secret vocalist, handbells with Barb Fuelberth on flute; and some super special Irish selections in honor of...

March 5, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College hosts the 2015 Northwest Iowa Regional Physics Olympiad at the SERTech Center in Estherville on Thurs. March 19. The Physics Competition is a series of five competitive physics events for high school (Grades 9-12) students. Each event stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as an understanding...

March 5, 2015

Seven Iowa Lakes Community College Student Senators were among the nearly 250 community college students and their leaders who participated in the 27th Student Legislative Seminar, put on by the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT). Attending from Iowa Lakes were Taylor Smith, Storm Lake; Angela Hanneman, Sanborn, Minn.;...

March 5, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College received a $1,500 grant to expand its successful Local Produce Project and educate more residents and groups about the health and financial benefits of locally produced food. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund. The Local Produce Project began...

March 5, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College received three grants from the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation. The local produce garden project received $15,504 to purchase a small tractor and tillage equipment to better manage the garden.  EMS training received $9,858 to purchase equipment that can be adapted for personnel to practice...

March 4, 2015

An interactive STEM conference for seventh and eighth grade girls is announced at Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville campus on Wednesday, March 18. Girls from local middle schools are invited to attend the free event to learn about their place in the ever-changing world of STEM fields. Nine interactive presentations...

March 4, 2015

The Smith Wellness Center and Iowa Lakes Community College are again sponsoring the O’Round the Loch Run in conjunction with Emmetsburg’s St. Pat’s Celebration. All races take place regardless of weather. Registration is open through the day of the race. All races are around or in the vicinity of Five...

March 4, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College offers a class in Effective Marketing Strategies at the Estherville campus from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 and Tuesday, March. 24.   In Session 1, instructor Mike Tidemann helps develop skills for writing effective press releases to get noticed, creating excitement and...

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