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April 17, 2015

Four teams battled a windy environment and erratic target conditions through four rounds of international trap on Saturday, April 11.  The Iowa Lakes Community College Shooting Sports Club hosted the competition at Sportsman’s Park north of Cylinder. Colleges represented in addition to Iowa Lakes were Southwest Iowa Community College, Iowa...

April 17, 2015

Spring Break for Iowa Lakes Community College students in the Laker Life campus ministry was spent serving others with a week-long Mission Trip to Chicago.   The 17 students worked at two after-school ministries for unprivileged children:  New Life Center and the Center for Higher Development. The students spent time...

April 16, 2015

This semester the Technology Club at Iowa Lakes Community College supported their gaming habit by building a high end computer for their club activities. Club advisors are Game Design/Web Development and Design Coordinator, Kevin Grems, and Computer Technology Assistant Professor, David De Vary. As Grems stood back and watched he...

April 16, 2015

The Spencer campus of Iowa Lakes Community College houses a valuable resource for the hospitals in northwest Iowa. There is a huge demand for surgical technologists locally, state-wide and throughout the country. The program, based on the Spencer campus of Iowa Lakes is accredited and facilities include two state-of-the-art surgical...

April 16, 2015

Freshman through seniors from throughout the area were invited to participate in the Ignite Leadership Academy on Saturday, March 28.  Fifteen from Estherville, Okoboji and Spirit Lake dedicated their Saturday to developing leadership skills. The Academy was hosted by the Connect @ Iowa Lakes program on the Emmetsburg campus. Students...

April 15, 2015

Cinco de Mayo is the theme for the Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department Spring Coffee House on, Tuesday May 5, beginning at 6:00 p.m. (note the early start time).   Free tacos are the fare (including taco in bag, soft or hard shell tacos with all the fixings) from...

April 9, 2015

Iowa Lakes TRIO-SSS and Presidential Scholars partnered for a trip to Minnesota in late February. They visited Minnesota State University-Mankato and the Guthrie Theatre.   At MSU-M students took a walking tour to give them a feel for the campus and a chance to imagine themselves there. They then met...

April 9, 2015

Forty-four middle school students boarded Iowa Lakes Community College busses and vans on Thursday, March 26, to travel to Emmetsburg for a college campus visit. Students came from Emmetsburg, Graettinger-Terril, North Union, Okoboji, Seton (Algona), Spencer and West Bend-Mallard Middle Schools. All are in the Educational Talent Search program.  ETS,...

April 7, 2015

The Head Swimming and Diving Coach at Iowa Lakes Community College has submitted his resignation. Johnathan Jordan is leaving Iowa Lakes after five years to become head coach at Lincoln College in Lincoln, Ill. He begins his coaching duties there on April 7. Jordan’s tenure at Iowa Lakes began in...

April 2, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College has begun fundraising efforts to renovate the Hess Limberg Baseball Field. The Hess Limberg Baseball Field is home to both the Iowa Lakes and Estherville-Lincoln Central baseball teams. “Unfortunately, the playing surface on the infield is in desperate and dire need of major repair,” said Iowa...

April 2, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College has received approval from the Department of Education, Division of Community Colleges, for their new Digital, Social and Broadcast Productions program at the Estherville campus. The program begins in the fall of 2015. In the letter of approval, Brad Buck, Director and Executive Officer of the...

April 2, 2015

Concurrent with a week-long Industrial Safety training at Iowa Lakes Community College, 125 high school students from Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville-Lincoln Central, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, Spencer, Spirit Lake and West Bend-Mallard got to experience hands-on activities in technical career areas.  The purpose of the Sustainable Energy Resources and Technologies (SERT) event for high...

April 1, 2015

Plans have been underway for over a year to bring a mascot to Iowa Lakes. The announcement was released today at CAAP-It and on Facebook. For the past three weeks, a contest has been running on the Iowa Lakes Facebook site. Six clues, each representing a letter in the word...

March 30, 2015

Eighty-six backpacks, usually given to visitors to Iowa Lakes Community College, were in the luggage compartment headed for Africa last spring. Brian Palmer, his son, Matt Wellik from Emmetsburg, and Palmer’s father, Fred Palmer from Newell, left Iowa Lakes Nursing Professor Jane Palmer May 3 to May 11 for Kitale,...

March 27, 2015

Individuals or businesses interested in displaying products and services for the ‘senior’ market are invited to the 28th Annual Fun and Wellness Day. This event is hosted at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College on May 20. Typically, the Fun and Wellness Day attracts around 150 senior citizens...

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...

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