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February 21, 2017

Matt Heinrichs, an adjunct instructor in the Digital, Social and Broadcast Productions program at Iowa Lakes Community College, won 12 awards at an awards banquet held Friday, Feb. 3 at the 2017 Iowa Newspaper Association Convention and Trade Show in Des Moines. In addition to teaching at Iowa Lakes, Heinrichs...

February 15, 2017

The Iowa Lakes Board of Trustees met Tuesday afternoon and learned about the positive impact of the Title III grant which will help the college strengthen education through technology, curriculum and faculty development.  Vice President of Administration Scott Stokes oversees the operation of the $1.7 million grant which was received...

February 8, 2017

The Powersports and Power Equipment Technology program at Iowa Lakes Community College — which focuses on repair of not just motorcycles, but also snowmobiles, personal watercraft, ATVs and lawn equipment — has been listed as the 15th best in the nation.  The website Mechanics Schools, located at mechanics-schools.com, listed the...

February 8, 2017

First-graders gathered around associate professor Brian Bristow Tuesday in the biology lab as he drew back the paper covering a tray containing a hands-on lesson in anatomy — a set of real lungs and other organs taken from a pig. A few students made faces and others just stared, fascinated,...

February 3, 2017

Each morning that Stacey Geerdes steps into work, there's something very familiar about her surroundings. The 2013 ag transfer graduate achieved both an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Science degree in agriculture at Iowa Lakes. She went on to Iowa State University to complete her Bachelor of Science...

February 1, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College will hold their annual job fair for all Iowa Lakes students as well as the public. This event will take place on Wednesday, March 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Emmetsburg Campus Cafeteria, or Wednesday, March 8 from Noon to 2:30 p.m. in...

February 1, 2017

As the director of Sustainable Energy Resources & Technologies at Iowa Lakes Community College, Dan Lutat is used to spending time in the air, training wind turbine technicians. On Tuesday, Jan. 31, he was on the air, speaking about the nation’s fastest-growing occupation — wind turbine technician — for a...

January 31, 2017

Dave Petrick, Certified Professional Photographer, owner of Dave Petrick Photo in Spirit Lake, and Lead Adjunct Instructor of the Iowa Lakes Community College Photography Program in Estherville, recently attended the Professional Photographers of Iowa (PPI) Winter Convention, held in Des Moines on Jan. 20-23.  Petrick received his 20 year pin...

January 31, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College would like to extend an invitation to listen to Dr. Damani Phillips, and guests, perform jazz music in honor of the Civil Rights Movement. The event is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend.  This event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8....

January 30, 2017

Say “I love you” with a Singing Valentine, and leave your sweetheart speechless! On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Iowa Lakes Men’s Quartet will deliver Singing Valentines for area residents and business people looking for a fun and exciting way to send a Valentine message to their sweethearts, family members, friends,...

January 26, 2017

Though two-time NJCAA National Champion Alfredo “Freddie” Rodriguez has graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College, he still has some goals he’d like to pin down.  After Iowa Lakes, Rodriguez transferred to Oklahoma, then pursued his wrestling career at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, competing in the NCAA Division I wrestling championships...

January 23, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College athletics is truly a Laker family affair for the Harmons. RaeAhna Harmon is the third person in the family to find herself at Iowa Lakes Community College, and all three students have been highly involved in athletics.  A freshman on the Laker volleyball squad, RaeAhna had...

January 19, 2017

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, and Wednesday, Jan. 25, twenty-five Show Choirs and Jazz Choirs from area high schools and middle schools will be coming to Iowa Lakes for the Annual Iowa Lakes Show/Jazz Choir Festival.  The choirs will be performing for two clinicians – Clay Blackman from Omaha is returning...

January 18, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College will be holding a Laker Visit Day on Saturday, Feb. 11 beginning at 10 a.m., on the Estherville campus for any prospective student inquiring about Iowa Lakes. The morning will include: a tour of the campus, presentations from Student Services areas around the campus, a meeting...

January 17, 2017

The Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College met Tuesday afternoon in Estherville and reviewed the college’s marketing efforts to attract students of all ages.    Jane Campbell, Executive Director of Marketing for the college, introduced team members who shared their accomplishments as well as their goals for the...

January 10, 2017

The Iowa Lakes Community College Alumni & Friends Association is once again seeking nominations for the 24th annual Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award. This award is presented annually at spring commencement to prior graduates of Iowa Lakes who exemplify outstanding support for community, business, school, service clubs, etc.    The...

January 9, 2017

The public is invited to attend Iowa Lakes Community College’s annual Jazz Band Contest for area high school bands Tuesday, Jan. 17. Twenty-three schools will travel to Estherville to perform and compete for first-, second- and third-place trophies in class 1A, 2A and 3A. Each band that performs will be...

January 9, 2017

The 2017 Laker Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Friday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the S.E.R.T Center on the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes. The event is open to the public. Anyone who would like to meet the inductees of the Laker Athletics Hall of...

January 6, 2017

World-renowned autism expert, lecturer, author and professor of animal science Temple Grandin will speak about autism and her life as one of the world’s most accomplished adults with autism at the 13th Annual Lakes Health Conference this year. The conference will focus on many subjects, including autism, drugs, sports injuries,...

December 20, 2016

Registering for college classes can be a long, complex process. For busy people who prefer to register quickly and with a minimum of fuss, Iowa Lakes Community College is planning two express registration days in January. The goal is to provide all the services students need to complete the entire...

December 19, 2016

Three Iowa Lakes Community College students have been dreaming of a white Christmas — and they’re bringing it to the community as an animated e-card. The virtual card — which can be found at www.iowalakes.edu/2016_Holiday_Card — brings the viewer into a cozy house with a blazing fireplace, whose mantelpiece holds...

December 14, 2016

The Iowa Lakes Board of Trustees spent time reviewing the latest options students have in the Agricultural field during their December meeting in Estherville Tuesday afternoon. Tom Brotherton, Executive Dean of the Emmetsburg campus, introduced Neal Williamsen, the Director of Agriculture Technology. Williamsen said the goal of the instructors is...

December 8, 2016

The Iowa Lakes Dance Team earned a state title for the third consecutive year at the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Championship Dec. 1-2 in Des Moines. The Lakers tied for Community College Hip Hop Champions with Iowa Western Community College. “State is an amazing experience,” said team member...

December 5, 2016

Natalie Rosenberg’s decision to plant more than 100 sunflowers in her garden this year paid off in more ways than one when she earned third place in the illustrative category at the Professional Photographers of Iowa Fall Convention recently in Des Moines. “She has a good sense of composition and...

December 3, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College hosted 13 teams at the Estherville campus Saturday as part of the FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Qualifying Competition. Three teams have been invited to advance to the Championship event at Iowa State University in January. In addition, the Champion’s Award winning team and the Global Innovation...

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