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June 3, 2015

Planting has begun in earnest at the Iowa Lakes Community College garden at the Emmetsburg campus. Community volunteers this year included children from the Emmetsburg Head Start.  While the children planted green beans, Ted Ellis, Jim Stevens and granddaughter Reagan, and Dick Zwart planted 150 pepper plants – a variety...

June 1, 2015

It’s a 12-hour drive from Lansing, Michigan, to the Iowa Lakes Campus in Estherville.  For two-time national NJCAA wrestling champion Freddie Rodriguez, the road that took him from Michigan to Iowa was a long and winding one.  Fortunately, it was also a road that took him to a place where...

May 29, 2015

Alma Ortiz walked into the Spirit Lake United Methodist Church basement in September of 2011. She had a dream and needed more English skills to achieve it.  Laura Johnson loved listening to the stories she heard from English Language Learners (ELL) who came into her classroom. In addition to this...

May 28, 2015

Five concerts are scheduled during the 35th Annual Iowa Lakes Community College Reggie Schive Summer Jazz Camp. The public is invited to attend. Concerts are Monday through Thursday, June 8-11, and feature the Headliners and camp participants.             Headliners include Roger Neumann, saxophones – Los...

May 22, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College announced the selection of the 2015-2016 Student Senate Presidents for the Emmetsburg and Estherville campuses at recent end-of-year meetings. Taylor Strubbe, Early Childhood Education program, from Paullina, has been named the new president for the Emmetsburg campus. The new president for the Estherville campus is John...

May 21, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College offers accelerated online courses during two different 8-week or a 4-week term over the summer. These courses cover the same course material as a traditional 16-week course yet at a faster pace.  The first 8-week term courses run from May 26 to July 20. The second...

May 20, 2015

Talisa McLachlan is 8,565 miles from her home – a 17-hour flight from Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia.  “I came to Iowa Lakes Community College to play golf and to get two years of school done before I play for a four-year college,” she said. Last week McLachlan represented Iowa Lakes...

May 19, 2015

The Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College met in Spirit Lake Tuesday afternoon and learned more about the Success Centers the college operates.   Deborah Clark, Success Center Instructional Assistant, spoke to the Trustees about the role of the Success Centers within the college.  She noted that more than 2,700...

May 18, 2015

Not every student who takes flying lessons at Iowa Lakes Community College majors in aviation and goes on to be a commercial pilot. Take Tony Condon who majored in pre-engineering and transferred to Iowa State University in Aerospace Engineering.  Now the Estherville native is preparing to compete in the World...

May 14, 2015

Summer hours at Iowa Lakes Community College begin on Monday, May 18. Offices at all Iowa Lakes campuses are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon.  The website at www.iowalakes.edu makes it possible to conduct business with Iowa Lakes outside...

May 12, 2015

Four Iowa Lakes Community College students recently returned from the National Business Professionals of America (BPA) Leadership Conference and Competition in Anaheim, Calif., May 5 through May 10. During the conference students experienced leadership training, listened to keynote and motivational speakers and competed with students from across the country. The...

May 12, 2015

The Welding program at Iowa Lakes Community College, led by Instructor Emily Gottche, was chosen as one of four community college semifinalists for the ACT National Career Preparedness Award. The selection announcement is June at the National Gala on College and Career Readiness.  “Each of the semifinalists represent the truest...

May 11, 2015

Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation has announced that four Iowa Lakes Community College students have been selected to attend the 10th Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI) this summer. This is the ninth year students from Iowa Lakes have participated in the August event. This year’s Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute is August 2...

May 11, 2015

The 28th Annual Fun and Wellness Day planned at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg is rapidly approaching. The event is held on Wednesday, May 20 at the Emmetsburg campus. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. for registration, continental breakfast and display booths. Participants are encouraged to park in the lot...

May 8, 2015

Iowa Lakes golfer Talisa McLachlan is preparing to tee it up Monday, May 11 at Longbow Golf Course in Mesa, Ariz., in the NJCAA Women’s National Golf Tournament.  She is the 20th national qualifier in Iowa Lakes Golf program history. McLachlan enters the national tournament with an overall scoring average...

May 8, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College students performed well at the Iowa SkillsUSA competition April 30 to May 1 in Ankeny. Tom Brotherton, Emmetsburg Campus Executive Dean, said, “We are proud of all competitors and appreciate the time of faculty to prepare, support and accompany students to Iowa SkillsUSA event.” SkillsUSA has...

May 7, 2015

Infinity Scholars at Iowa Lakes Community College finished their year displaying capstone research projects. Scholars in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors are selected for the program based on academic excellence.  They qualify for scholarships up to $4,350 per year. Iowa Lakes has six more scholarships available this year...

May 7, 2015

The Scholarship Poker Ride took last year off for RAGBRAI. Now get ready to ride with the Iowa Lakes Foundation on Saturday, July 18. Proceeds from the ride provide scholarships to students attending Iowa Lakes Community College. Ride registration is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Spirit Lake...

May 4, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College learned recently that the Career Connect program has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Commission of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).  Iowa Lakes was one of only 12 colleges nationwide receiving NACEP Accreditation this year.      Concurrent enrollment courses provide college credit-bearing courses...

May 4, 2015

The 11th Annual Lakes Health Conference, “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching,” is fast approaching! Those interested in attending are encouraged to register this month. The conference is planned for June 4 and June 5, at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Okoboji.   Health Care professionals including, but not limited to,...

April 30, 2015

Troy Larson, Director of Athletics at Iowa Lakes, has announced the hiring of Corey Christopher as the new head women’s basketball coach at Iowa Lakes. Christopher’s basketball coaching career spans over 20 years and includes experience at both the collegiate and high school levels.  Christopher has served as an assistant...

April 30, 2015

Problem-based, standardized patient scenarios are critically important, but they can be difficult to teach. At Iowa Lakes Community College, first semester Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students learn with the help of RSVP volunteers. Patient scenarios give students the opportunity to practice communication and a symptoms analysis while implementing a head-to-toe...

April 30, 2015

The Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department announces the 2015 Spring Recital at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6 in Room 60 on the Estherville campus. The recital features selections from students currently receiving vocal and instrumental music lessons. Music lessons from private music instructors are available to all students...

April 29, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College offers a wide range of face-to-face and online options during the summer. Students from Iowa Lakes or from four-year colleges and universities can pick up an extra class to lighten their credit load during the year and save some tuition. Math, science, communications, humanities, social sciences,...

April 29, 2015

Running a farm in Iowa is an expensive proposition. Running a working farm-lab for a community college must be a partnership between Iowa Lakes Community College and the local agriculture industry. Neal Williamsen, Director of Agricultural Technology, said, “These partners provide us with not only donations but also with occupational...

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