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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...

December 2, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College has launched a new athletics website. The new site – www.iowalakesathletics.com – offers enhanced and updated coverage of all athletic teams at the college.  Iowa Lakes partnered with Presto Sports to create the new website. The interactive site uses large photos to display the latest news...

December 1, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College has one table and three benches thanks to the Build with Bags program. The plastic bag recycling program – which is led by Iowa grocers – announced earlier this year that Iowa Lakes was one of 18 recipients of a Build with Bags grant award. The...

November 29, 2016

The newest golf and enrollment coach at Iowa Lakes Community College may seem familiar, and there’s a good reason for that — Jarvis Weber is an Iowa Lakes graduate himself. He earned his associate’s degree in 2010 as a two-time Presidential Scholar, a two-time Infinity Scholar and a distinguished academic...

November 28, 2016

Several Iowa Lakes Community College employees were honored for their years of service at the college’s fall in-service day. Employees who received 10-year pins were Lora Devereaux, Terry Kinseth, Troy Kleve, Judy Klunder, Laure Miller and Jon Williams.  Those being honored for 15 years were Daniel Bredeson, Nichole Evans, Vicki...

November 28, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community Colleges honors six employees this year for their outstanding contributions to the school during the 2015-2016 college year. Annually, employees are asked to nominate co-workers whom they feel demonstrate outstanding service – directly or indirectly – to Iowa Lakes students, staff or faculty. The nominees need to...

November 25, 2016

A few faculty members at Iowa Lakes Community College were awarded titles at the College’s annual in-service meeting this fall.  Receiving the academic title of associate professor was Christopher Gerstbrein, criminal justice instructor/coordinator.  Professor certificates were awarded to Lora Devereaux, communications instructor, and Laure Miller, nursing instructor.  From left to...

November 25, 2016

Noise, enthusiasm, anticipation and learning will fill the air at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville as 12 teams of area students compete to build and program their own robots in the FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Qualifying Competition on Saturday, Dec. 3. FIRST® LEGO® League is an international program, created...

November 23, 2016

Students who want to get ahead or catch up on classes with their four-year or community college will be interested in classes held over the holiday break at Iowa Lakes Community College. A variety of transferable course work is available with some classes beginning as early as Dec. 15, and...

November 23, 2016

For many, the holidays are a time of plenty, but others still struggle to get by amid the festivities. For those in need of assistance, several groups at Iowa Lakes Community College are organizing drives for food, clothing and bedding. The Student Senate on the Estherville campus is hosting a...

November 18, 2016

If 2016 is any indication, the staff in the Iowa Lakes TRIO Talent Search Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Camp will be planning an even bigger and better event for 2017. This was the fifth year for the camp which is for students going into 7th and 8th grades...

November 18, 2016

The kindergarteners who visited Iowa Lakes Community College Tuesday won’t have to decide on a career for a long time, but their trip definitely got the wheels turning—just like the windmills they learned about. The guests from Estherville Lincoln Central Elementary School visited the Sustainable Energy Resources & Technologies Center,...

November 17, 2016

The Iowa Lakes Community College music department will present the Holiday Coffee House at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in The Max Student Center, located at 300 S. 18th St. on the Estherville campus. The evening’s performances are open to the public and will include an assortment of holiday music...

November 15, 2016

The members of the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College learned Tuesday of the many innovative ways in which the college is working to ensure academic quality for all of its students. Scott Stokes, Vice President of Administration, recapped the accreditation process Iowa Lakes uses for its regional...

November 11, 2016

Local celebrities are preparing to take to the dance floor to strut their stuff and boogie down to benefit students of Iowa Lakes Community College in the upcoming 2017 Dancing with the Local Stars event. This year’s dancers include Beany Bode, Sara Curtis, the Rev. Ed Girres, Rachel Smith, Mandie...

November 10, 2016

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 Iowa...

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