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April 23, 2015

Ten Iowa Lakes Community College Criminal Justice students had the opportunity to experience big-city law enforcement over spring break. The Sheriff’s Office in El Paso County Colo., its largest county by population, provided tours of facilities and briefings by several specialized units. Students also had the opportunity to ride along...

April 23, 2015

Golf enthusiasts are invited to attend the Kossuth County Scholarship Golf Outing on Friday, June 5 at Spring Valley Golf Course. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m., followed by a noon shotgun start. A short awards program follows play. The event features an 18-hole, four-person team best shot tournament...

April 23, 2015

AMES, Iowa — Kelly McCarty, regional director of the Northwest Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Lakes Community College in Spencer, has been named the 2015 Iowa “State Star” by the national Small Business Development Center (SBDC) organization, America’s SBDC.  America’s SBDC annually recognizes Small Business Development Center personnel...

April 22, 2015

By the time she came to Iowa Lakes Community College, Loma Roggenkamp already had a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. She had five years of work experience – in a veterinary office, in a funeral supply business, in an embroidery shop....

April 22, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College Photography and Digital Photography Instructor, David Petrick, recently was honored at the Professional Photographers of Iowa (PPI) annual convention and print competition.  The annual convention in Des Moines provided Petrick with the opportunity to have his work judged by a panel of master photographers from around...

April 21, 2015

The Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College gathered on the Emmetsburg campus this month and learned of the countless employment opportunities in nursing careers. Tom Brotherton, Executive Dean of the Emmetsburg campus, introduced Kendra Lindloff, Director of Nursing Education. Lindloff then also introduced nursing staff members. At Iowa Lakes, students...

April 21, 2015

Six Iowa Lakes Community College Infinity Scholars, accompanied by Professor Dr. Robert Klepper, spent Spring Break in Chicago. They left Emmetsburg and Estherville on Sunday, March 15 and experienced both scientific and gastronomical cultural phenomena during their two days in Chicago. First thing Monday morning, the group visited the Fermi...

April 21, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College Handbell Choir presents a free concert for area residents. On Sunday, May 10, Mother’s Day, the public is invited to attend the performance to be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 3501 Hill Avenue, in Spirit Lake.  The Iowa Lakes Community College Handbell Choir is an...

April 20, 2015

The public is invited to the annual Infinity Scholar Capstone Event. This is an opportunity to view students’ undergraduate research in various areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The Capstone Event is held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29 in the SERT Center on...

April 20, 2015

The ‘Early Bird’ registration deadline is approaching soon for the 11th Annual Lakes Health Conference entitled “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching.”  Those interested in attending are encouraged to register this month for the conference planned for June 4 and 5, at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center, Lake Okoboji. Health specialists have...

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...

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