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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...

January 17, 2014

The head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach at Iowa Lakes Community College has taken a new head coaching position. Ammon Bennett has accepted a head coach position at Utah State University-Eastern. Bennett was appreciative of his time with Iowa Lakes. “I want to thank Iowa Lakes Community College for giving...

January 15, 2014

College officials are encouraging students heading for college this coming fall to apply for scholarships at Iowa Lakes Community College before the April 1, 2014, deadline. “Through many donors Iowa Lakes has a large number of scholarships available for students,” said Tony Condon, Institutional Advancement Manager. “Eligibility requirements vary from...

January 15, 2014

The month of January is the top month to see “Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions.” It doesn’t matter what media is used, it seems like everywhere a person looks, they will see the list and then have a moment of guilt that they haven’t implemented any health goals. “Just as...

January 13, 2014

Next week, Iowa Lakes Community College will be hosting hundreds of high school students for two days of performances with feedback from experienced judges. On Tuesday and Wednesday, January 22-23, the 40th Annual Jazz Band Contest for area high school bands will take place. Twenty one schools will travel to...

January 8, 2014

The Iowa Lakes Community College Men’s Basketball team has been receiving votes for the NJCAA Div. II top 20 coaches’ poll for the past few weeks. After their first conference win last week against Iowa Central the Lakers fought their way back into in the rankings on Jan. 7, earning...

January 2, 2014

Do You Hear the People Sing? Les Misérables, the musical phenomenon that has enthralled spectators all over the globe, is coming to Iowa Lakes Community College this spring! Iowa Lakes Community College’s production of Les Misérables will be directed by Carol Ayres and Brett Fuelberth. A large cast is needed,...

December 23, 2013

Iowa Lakes Community College is hosting two ‘Express Registration Days’ in January in an effort to help individuals get registered for college classes in a short amount of time. The days will be on Monday, Jan. 6, from 4-6:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m....

December 22, 2013

A Spirit Lake woman’s electronic holiday card has been selected to be used for Iowa Lakes Community College. Kristina Phillips, who is just completing her first year in the Web Development and Design program, designed the winning entry. This is the third year that students in the Flash Class, taught...

December 22, 2013

A new public awareness campaign is being launched in an effort to increase awareness of what STEM is and what value it has for the economy of the state. A recent statewide survey reported that only 26 percent of Iowans report recognizing the acronym STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics....

December 20, 2013

Do You Hear the People Sing? Les Misérables, the musical phenomenon that has enthralled spectators all over the globe, is coming to Iowa Lakes Community College next spring! Iowa Lakes Community College’s production of Les Misérables will be directed by Carol Ayres and Brett Fuelberth. Auditions will be held on...

December 17, 2013

Iowa Lakes Community College is looking to the future with the addition of new academic programs at the college. Mark Gruwell, Executive Dean of Instruction and Development, sought approval for two new programs at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.  Those programs are: Electrical Technology and Engineering Technology.  “In...

December 17, 2013

As 2013 wraps up, the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College met Tuesday afternoon and learned more about the demand for graduates of the Farm Equipment and Diesel Technology program. Executive Dean Tom Brotherton introduced instructors Dan Bredeson and Troy Kleve who have 33 years of combined experience...

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