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March 12, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College Business Professionals of America club members returned home again this year with honors captured at the annual State Leadership Conference. State competitions were held the last week of February in Des Moines. Over 125 students from nine community colleges participated. State winners are then qualified to...

March 3, 2014

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced a series of town hall meetings across Iowa about the importance of giving students a great education in science, technology, engineering and math. Reynolds is co-chair of the Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Council along with Mary Andringa, Vermeer Corp. CEO....

March 3, 2014

Criminal Justice students at Iowa Lakes Community College are conducting a raffle to win a $500 VISA Gift Card. Students are selling raffle tickets at a cost of $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets.  Those interested in securing tickets can stop at the Estherville campus during lunch hours...

March 3, 2014

The Spring Coffee House musical performances at Iowa Lakes Community College will be held on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. Performances will be held in “The Max” Student Center on the Estherville campus. The evening will feature vocal and instrumental performers from Iowa Lakes who will be showcasing their...

February 28, 2014

The cast for the Iowa Lakes Community College community production of Les Misérables will include over 60 actors and actresses, including college students, adults, and children from northwest Iowa and Minnesota. Les Misérables is now the world’s longest-running musical and seen by over 65 million people in 42 countries. This...

February 27, 2014

The honorees for the second annual Laker Athletics Hall of Fame have been announced. All inductees were selected because of their outstanding performance on and off the ‘court’ as well as the fact that they continued on to a four-year college before pursuing their career.   Honorees will be recognized...

February 26, 2014

Two national speakers will be featured at a pair of convocations next week at the Emmetsburg and Estherville campuses of Iowa Lakes Community College. The topic is on wrongful convictions in the court system and covers the story of Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton. In 1984, Jennifer Thompson was a...

February 26, 2014

The Iowa Lakes Community College Alumni & Friends Association is seeking nominations for the 22nd annual Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award.  This award is presented annually at spring commencement to graduates of Iowa Lakes who exemplify outstanding support for community, business, school, service clubs, etc. The Iowa Lakes Alumni &...

February 21, 2014

College officials are reminding students heading for college this coming fall to apply for scholarships at Iowa Lakes Community College before the April 1, 2014, deadline.  All students have a great opportunity to receive scholarship assistance at Iowa Lakes Community College.  “Through many donors Iowa Lakes has a large number...

February 18, 2014

Changes being made to the Early Childhood Education curriculum were presented to the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes at their meeting Tuesday afternoon. Executive Dean of the Emmetsburg Campus, Tom Brotherton, introduced Professor Jamie Christensen and Associate Professor Melissa Regelstad. Both instructors shared information – and pictures – on...

February 18, 2014

The Philosophy Club at Iowa Lakes Community College will be sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti and pasta dinner this weekend to raise funds for their upcoming club activities.   The dinner will be held on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 5-7 p.m. at Fatboy’s Pub and Grub, 511 First Ave. South in...

February 17, 2014

Free help is being offered this coming Saturday (Feb. 22) to those who would like assistance in how to complete Financial Aid paperwork for college. As part of a statewide effort of the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Iowa Lakes is providing a workshop from 9 a.m. to...

February 12, 2014

Several nationally ranked wrestlers will be in Spencer this weekend for the NJCAA North Central regional competition hosted by Iowa Lakes Community College. The Spencer High School Fieldhouse will be the venue for the event which will feature five Iowa community colleges as well as five Minnesota community colleges. “The...

February 10, 2014

Polaris Industries is known for providing some of the best recreational vehicles for off-road experiences in the world. The design, manufacturing and distribution of these innovative, high performing vehicles happens every day in Spirit Lake, home to one of the Polaris Industries facilities. That intensive process will be the focus...

February 7, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College has announced the hiring of two new Soccer coaches. Troy Larson, Director of Athletics, says that Sheena Van Roekel will serve as the Head Women’s Soccer coach and Ben MacRae, pending board approval, will take the helm as Head Men’s Soccer coach at Iowa Lakes. For...

February 3, 2014

Valentine’s Day this year can be made even more special for loved ones with a Singing Valentine delivered by the Iowa Lakes Men’s Quartet.  On Friday, February 14, the Iowa Lakes Men’s Quartet will deliver Singing Valentines for area residents and business people looking for a fun and exciting new...

January 29, 2014

Love is in the air! Celebrate the season with Valentine’s Coffee House performances in The Max Student Center on the Estherville campus on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. by the Iowa Lakes vocal and instrumental groups, joined by a variety of Iowa Lakes students, alumni, and...

January 29, 2014

On Wednesday, February 5, the Iowa Lakes Alumni & Friends Association will be hosting a tailgate meal prior to and during the Women’s and Men’s Basketball games against Ellsworth on the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes Community College.   The tailgate meal will run from 5 p.m. until supplies run...

January 24, 2014

Iowa Lakes Alumni & Friends Association has announced the dates for the second annual Laker Athletics Hall of Fame. The induction of nine individuals will be held Friday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Max O Pelzer Student Center on the Estherville Campus. The event is open to the...

January 23, 2014

A spring term Employment and Internship Fair will be held at Iowa Lakes Community College March 10-12. This is an opportunity for area employers to meet with students and other job seekers from the community to explore employment opportunities. Part-time and full-time employment as well as internship possibilities will be...

January 23, 2014

Twenty-one area high school show and jazz choirs will participate in the 2014 Iowa Lakes Show and Jazz Choir Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and Wednesday, Jan. 29. The choirs will be performing for returning clinicians Dr. Kurt Runestad from Doane College and Clay Blackman from Omaha. The show choirs...

January 23, 2014

The second and final day of competition in the 40th Annual Jazz Band Contest at Iowa Lakes Community College has been completed. Winners from Thursday, Jan. 23, include: Class 2A: 1st – South Central Calhoun, under the direction of Tom Plummer 2nd – Okoboji under the direction of Greg Forney...

January 22, 2014

The first day of competition in the 40th Annual Jazz Band Contest at Iowa Lakes Community College has been completed. Winners from Wednesday, Jan. 22, include: Class 1A: 1st – Prairie Valley, under the direction of Dianna Hanna 2nd – Central Lyon, under the direction of Sherwin Langholdt 3rd –...

January 21, 2014

The Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College met Tuesday afternoon in Estherville and reviewed a wide variety of topics at their meeting – including the value of music programs at the college. By providing music opportunities at Iowa Lakes, students who wish to major in music can get...

January 17, 2014

This past October members of the Iowa Lakes Community College Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams held the first ever ‘Pink Out!’ event to raise money to fight breast cancer through the Abben Cancer Center of Spencer Hospital. The games were held Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Lakehouse, which is the...

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