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June 23, 2016

Iowa Lakes Director of Athletics Troy Larson announced today that Lea Hartigan will become the new head volleyball coach. She will also take over the role of Success Center Instructor for the Estherville campus.   Hartigan spent the last two years as the assistant volleyball coach at NCAA Division II...

June 23, 2016

An Algona woman has been hired to enhance educational services related to the Tietz Entrepreneurial Center at the Algona Campus of Iowa Lakes Community College. Shelly Brown began her duties in mid-April. Brown, of Algona, was previously the Public Relations Specialist at Pharmacists Mutual Companies. She has assisted with the...

June 22, 2016

The Heldt-Laker Memorial Golf Outing generates scholarship funds for student athletes.  Over 300 student athletes compete collegiately for the Iowa Lakes Lakers in 16 different sports.  The event starts on Friday, July 15 at the Estherville Golf Course.   Golfer registration begins Friday, July 15 at 11 a.m., with a...

June 21, 2016

The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees travel to all campuses throughout the summer and Tuesday afternoon’s meeting was held in Spencer where they received an update on Camps, Bus Trips and Third Age College.  Mary Faber, Director of the Spencer campus, talked about the impact students in the...

June 21, 2016

Water safety is a common topic each year as summer approaches, but it is also important to talk about all year long. According to the National Safety Council, drowning is more common for children under the age of 5 and is the second leading cause of death for people ages...

June 21, 2016

The uniform for the day is bib overalls and a seed corn cap for the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Tractor Ride.  The 2016 Tractor Ride takes place on Thursday, July 7.   Coffee and rolls provided prior to the ride prepare participants for a scenic tour of...

June 20, 2016

Area golfers are invited to attend the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Palo Alto County Scholarship Golf Outing on Friday, June 24 at the Five Island Golf Course in Emmetsburg.   The event features a nine-hole, four-person best shot tournament format.  Registration at 12:30, followed by a 1:00 p.m. shotgun...

June 16, 2016

Surgical Technology Students at Iowa Lakes Community College’s Spencer campus recently attended the Association of Surgical Technologists National Conference. This year’s conference theme was “Forging-Ahead” and focused on moving ahead, against the odds, when things get tough.  Surgical Technologists may experience many challenging situations and personalities in their day-to-day work...

June 13, 2016

A new scholarship is being established at Iowa Lakes Community College to recognize sophomore international students who have high academic skills and leadership qualities. The scholarship will be called the “We Believe” Academic Excellence Scholarship. The motivation to establish this scholarship is a direct result of students who have demonstrated...

June 8, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation hosted the Clay County Scholarship Golf Outing on Monday, June 6 at Spencer Municipal Golf Course. This year’s event featured a 9-hole, four-person best ball tournament format. At 5 p.m. was the shotgun start with awards and raffle following. Participants had the opportunity to take...

June 2, 2016

Five concerts will be held during the 36th Annual Iowa Lakes Community College Reggie Schive Summer Jazz Camp next week and the public is invited to attend.  The concerts will be Monday through Thursday, June 20-23, and will feature the Headliners and the camp participants. Headliners include Roger Neumann, saxophones...

May 31, 2016

Students and advisors of Iowa Lakes Community College participated in the National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America (BPA) on May 4 – 9 in Boston, Mass.  A total number of 4 members from Iowa Lakes were among the approximate 6,000 students, advisors and guests from across the United...

May 26, 2016

Join Iowa Lakes for a day trip of discovery on Tuesday, June 21!  Escape from the hustle and the bustle of everyday life and finally spend some time in serenity, the Northern Loess Hills. Unique, breathtaking scenery will be experienced while visiting the Westfield Interpretive Center, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center,...

May 26, 2016

Hands-on learning was always appreciated by Iowa Lakes Alum Dan Goebel. He remembers learning from text books but also having the opportunity to apply what was learned to real life scenarios. Though there wasn’t an instructor that Goebel didn’t like, Mrs. Denise Reimer and her classroom left the biggest impression...

May 24, 2016

Summer is a great time to be involved in numerous activities, both indoors and outdoors, and to explore new activities. Iowa Lakes will be offering several summer camp options this summer for all area youth to participate in. Camp options are as follows: Volleyball individual lessons – Lessons will take...

May 23, 2016

El Programa de Educación y Alfabetización de Adultos en el Colegio Comunitario Iowa Lakes está ofreciendo clases para los adultos los cuales su idioma nativo no es el Inglés. Las clases se llevaran acabo  en el campo/edificio de Spencer y Estherville. Estas clases son de forma gratuita y están diseñadas...

May 23, 2016

The Iowa Lakes Community College Chamber Choir will be featured along with seven other choirs on Iowa Public Television on Monday, June 6 at 8 pm for the broadcast of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. For the 100th Year Celebration, the Sioux City Symphony invited the...

May 20, 2016

Summer can be a great time to sharpen new skills in interests other than what happens in day-to-day classrooms. The summer Game Design Camp, at the Spirit Lake campus of Iowa Lakes Community College, can give high school and soon-to-be high school students a chance to design their own video...

May 20, 2016

For the 16th straight year, an Algona High School Broadcast Team will advance from the Iowa SkillsUSA State Championship, held recently, to the National SkillsUSA Competition in Louisville, Ky., this summer. Conner Yi and Gabby Holmes competed in the TV/Video Production category. The gold medalists took a broadcast test, then...

May 17, 2016

Tuition and fees for the 2016-2017 college year were approved by the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College at their meeting Tuesday afternoon in Spirit Lake. In-state student tuition will be $167 per credit hour. Those living in Minnesota will pay $172 per credit hour. Non-Residents and International...

May 12, 2016

Iowa Lakes will be offering “Boot Camp” classes to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma. All Boot camps will meet at 8 a.m. and run until noon. Classes will cover math and reading/writing. Students may miss no more than one day of class. Although classes are free of charge, pre-registration...

May 12, 2016

Registration for summer classes at Iowa Lakes is now open, but the deadline is fast approaching, so register now before space runs out!     Summer classes are quite popular and range from a variety of face-to-face and online options. Students from Iowa Lakes, or from four-year colleges and universities,...

May 10, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College hosted area high school students interested in flight careers for the 2nd Annual Aviation Exploration Day on Thursday, May 5 at the Iowa Lakes Aviation facility at the Estherville Municipal Airport.  ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ theme gave 50 students from Estherville, Spirit Lake, North Union, Spencer,...

May 10, 2016

The Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony for Iowa Lakes Community College will be held Friday, May 13. Following the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters, 360 students have completed or are in progress to complete the requirements for their degrees or diplomas at Iowa Lakes. Over 190 students plan to attend...

May 5, 2016

The 29th Annual Fun and Wellness Day planned at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg is rapidly approaching. The event is held on Wednesday, May 18 at the Emmetsburg campus. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. for registration, egg bake breakfast and display booths. Participants are encouraged to park in the...

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