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March 6, 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 6, 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 6, 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 6, 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...

March 4, 2015

The 10th anniversary of the commissioning of the Iowa Lakes Community College wind turbine was celebrated on Monday, Feb. 16, at the Sustainable Energy Resources and Technologies (SERT) Center.  Construction of the wind turbine is part of the college’s long history of caring about the environment. The Wind Energy and...

March 3, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College Industry Training Programmer, Gary Schmidt promises a “clean joke” every half hour for anyone attending the Iowa Lakes booth at the Farm and Home Show sponsored by the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce.  Iowa Lakes is one of over 50 vendors attending. In addition to his...

March 3, 2015

The Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA) recently presented a scholarship to Iowa Lakes Community College Landscape and Turfgrass student Jennifer Twaiten, Milford.  The $500 award acknowledges her achievements in course work at the college and recognizes her ability to continue to promote the industry in the state of Iowa...

March 2, 2015

The 15-student Iowa Lakes Community College Handbell Choir performed a handbell selection at the handbell workshop, ‘Ring in the Spring!’ at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, in Leawood, Kan., (greater Kansas City area) on Saturday, Feb. 28.  Hailed for its virtuosity, the Iowa Lakes Handbell ensemble performed on...

February 27, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College announces Annual Job Fairs open to all Iowa Lakes students and the public to be held in Emmetsburg on Tuesday, Mar. 10 and Estherville on Wednesday, Mar. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nearly 100 employers are scheduled to attend between the two campuses.  Advice...

February 27, 2015

An upcoming SERTech Event at Iowa Lakes Community College offers many certifications not previously available in northwest Iowa. The Industry Safety Certification Conference begins Monday, Mar. 16 through Wednesday, Mar. 18 at the newly opened Sustainable Energy Resources & Technology Center in Estherville.  Sustainable energy certifications available each day include:...

February 26, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College has received word that its agreement to serve as a Northwest Region Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Hub has been renewed for another three years. The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council reviewed performance reports and invited Molly Faber, Iowa Lakes STEM Hub Programmer, to comment...

February 26, 2015

Iowa Lakes has seven wrestlers competing in the NJCAA National Wrestling Tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28.  The tournament is in Des Moines at the Jacobson Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  The tournament features over 250 of the best NJCAA wrestlers in the nation.  First-round action begins...

February 20, 2015

Iowa Lakes Scholarship Foundation Executive Committee has increased the 2015-16 scholarship allocations by more than $200,000 from the college’s five endowed scholarships. “Special thanks to the oversight committee and those community-minded individuals who invested in others’ educational dreams by establishing these endowed scholarships,” said Tony Condon, Institutional Advancement Manager. Area...

February 17, 2015

The Iowa Lakes Board of Trustees met Tuesday afternoon and learned about the positive impact of the Criminal Justice program on area law enforcement agencies. Chris Gerstbrein, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, reported that many students serve as reserve police officers with local agencies. In fact, last spring, several C.J....

February 17, 2015

Ten Iowa Lakes Community College students and guest travelers plan to tour cities in Italy, Austria, and Germany in March. Italian cities include Rome, Assisi, Florence, Verona, and Venice. In Austria, the group plans to stop in Innsbruck, and in Germany, Munich and Dachau, the Nazi concentration camp of World...

February 17, 2015

The Iowa Lakes Lakers host the NIACC Trojans in men’s and women’s basketball on Wednesday, Feb. 18.  The tip for the women’s game is 5:30 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday has been designated as RED OUT night.  The Iowa Lakes Athletic Department and the...

February 16, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College announces the annual Poker Ride for Saturday, July 18. Ride registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Spirit Lake Campus. Registration fee is $25 per rider and includes lunch, poker hand, and scholarship fund donation.  Ride t-shirts available for purchase at registration. The...

February 16, 2015

The Laker Scramble Golf Outing generates scholarship funds for Iowa Lakes student athletes.  Over 300 student athletes compete collegiately for the Iowa Lakes Lakers in 16 different sports. The event is scheduled for Friday, September 18, at Brooks National Golf Course, one of the area’s premier golf courses and home...

February 16, 2015

Area golfers are invited to attend the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Palo Alto County Scholarship Golf Outing on Friday, August 14 at the Five Island Golf Course in Emmetsburg.  The event features a nine-hole, four-person best shot tournament format. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m., followed by a...

February 16, 2015

The Iowa Lakes wrestling team competed in the North Central District Wrestling Regional Tournament Sunday, Feb. 15 in Worthington, Minn., on the campus of Minnesota West.  Iowa Lakes had seven wrestlers qualify for the NJCAA National Tournament to be held in Des Moines Feb. 27th and 28th. Those seven are...

February 12, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College celebrates the 10th anniversary of the commissioning of the college wind turbine on Monday, Feb. 16, from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Sustainable Energy Resources and Technologies (SERT) Center. Construction of the wind turbine is part of the college’s long history of caring about the...

February 12, 2015

The Iowa Lakes Lakers will host the Kirkwood Eagles in men’s and women’s basketball on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 14.  The tip for the women’s game is at 1 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 3 p.m. The 2015 inductees into the Laker Athletics Hall of Fame receive a...

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