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October 18, 2013

The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network was reviewed by its national association, America’s SBDC, and based on the outstanding progress of the network and the findings and recommendations of the accreditation team, maintains its full accreditation as a high quality economic development organization.  Accreditation is confirmation of the...

October 17, 2013

Students at Iowa Lakes Community College are preparing an Italian ‘feast’ for the annual all-you-can-eat Italian Buffet Monday, Oct. 28. Students involved in the Emmetsburg Student Senate and the Hotel and Restaurant Management program assist in the preparation and serving of the food. Tickets are available from the students working...

October 17, 2013

Educational Talent Search students traveled recently to the Science Museum of Minnesota to gain a greater appreciation for science. When the charter bus arrived in St. Paul, students were divided into groups with chaperones and began to explore the different exhibits.  The museum level exhibits included: Mississippi River Gallery, Human...

October 17, 2013

In the latest NJCAA top 25 National ranking for men’s golf, the Iowa Lakes Community College Lakers have earned themselves the 10th spot.  Head Coach Andy Soper is proud of what the team has been able to do thus far. “This is a great accomplishment for the men this early...

October 16, 2013

Iowa Lakes Baseball will be having a Winter Hitting League on Sunday afternoons starting on Nov. 3 running through Dec. 8.   The camp, coached by Travis Olson, graduate assistant coach of the Laker baseball team, is a specialized program that provides young people the opportunity to be evaluated by...

October 15, 2013

The Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College wrapped up one year and began another at their monthly meeting held at the Administrative Offices in Estherville late Tuesday afternoon. Their first step was to accept the election results from September. That board (2012-2013) was then adjourned by Board of Trustees President...

October 15, 2013

The Iowa Lakes Community College Wrestling team is preparing for the 2013- 2014 season under the helm of second year Head Coach Cody Alesch and graduate assistant Matt Mincey. The Lakers have two returning athletes from last season’s team. “Cody Cline and Ashes Dean are our only two letter winners...

October 11, 2013

It’s official! GuinnessTM World Record executives have declared that the world record for the Largest Practical Science Lesson belongs to Iowa Lakes Community College, the Northwest Iowa Regional STEM Hub, the Clay County Fair and those who participated in the event. The confirmation came much earlier than anticipated. “When Guinness...

October 9, 2013

More Middle and High School students are being identified to participate in an academically and socially enriching program offered at Iowa Lakes Community College. The TRiO-ETS program is a federally funded program which aims to assist students in attending – and completing – college and thus prepare them for future...

October 1, 2013

It appears that a new GuinnessTM Record will go in the record books, pending official verification from Guinness TM officials.   On Saturday, Sept. 14, Iowa Lakes Community College, the Clay County Fair, and the Northwest Iowa STEM Regional Hub attempted to set a GuinnessTM World Record for the Largest...

September 28, 2013

The ever-popular Coffee House series is back for the new college year, featuring a variety of talented students and community members. The first Coffee House will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in “The Max” Student Center on the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes Community College.   The...

September 27, 2013

The Elevate Advanced Manufacturing campaign, promoted by the Iowa-Advanced Manufacturing (I-AM) Consortium and Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI), has announced the launch of “Iowa Manufacturing Week” beginning with a formal proclamation from Governor Branstad at the Capitol building in Des Moines on Sept. 30.  Iowa Lakes Community College...

September 21, 2013

One of the premiere golf courses in the Midwest will be the site of the first ever Laker Scramble Golf Outing.  The event will be held on Friday, September 27, at Brooks National Golf Course in Okoboji, home course to the Laker men's and women's golf teams.  The Laker Scramble...

September 20, 2013

Put on your bib overalls and seed corn cap and join the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s 5th Annual Scholarship Tractor Ride on Thursday, September 26.   Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the Emmetsburg Campus of Iowa Lakes Community College. Cost is $25 per person and includes t-shirt,...

September 19, 2013

A ribbon cutting was held at the Farm Laboratory of Iowa Lakes Community College Thursday afternoon as the college officially designated the Swine Training Center as ‘ready’ for population.   Community members, business partners and students toured the new 7,500 square foot building preceding the ribbon cutting.   During the...

September 18, 2013

New academic instructors were introduced to the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College at their meeting Tuesday afternoon.  Mark Gruwell, Executive Dean of Instruction and Development, shared the important focus and the needed balance of job skills essential to teach at the college level.   "A critical component...

September 18, 2013

Blue Zones Project™ officially announced Tuesday that the Spencer campus of Iowa Lakes Community College is a designated Blue Zones Project Worksite™.    The campus achieved designation status on July 26, 2013, after completing the necessary items in the Blue Zones Project™ worksite pledge, including enforcing policies and practices that...

September 13, 2013

The Farm Lab of Iowa Lakes Community College will host its annual Farm Expo on Thursday, Sept. 19. As in the past, the Palo Alto Corn and Soybean Association will partner with the college for their Field Day.   The newest venture at the Farm Lab will be the featured...

September 11, 2013

More than 1,000 veterans, their families and fairgoers gathered in the Events Center at the Clay County Fair on Monday in honor of Veteran’s Day. It was evident everyone enjoyed the program, in particular the many performances by the Iowa Lakes choir and band, as the crowd sang along with...

September 10, 2013

Volunteers and participants are in high demand for Saturday, Sept. 14, as Iowa Lakes Community College, the Clay County Fair, and the Northwest Iowa STEM Regional Hub attempt to set a GuinnessTM World Record for the Largest Practical Science Lesson.   “We need at least 1,500 people to participate to...

August 30, 2013

Fairgoers have a chance to make history at the 2013 Clay County Fair.   For the past few months, Iowa Lakes Community College in partnership with the Clay County Fair and the Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Initiative have been working on an event that will be...

August 29, 2013

Iowa Lakes Community College and the Clay County Fair will be cooperating for the sixteenth year in a row to conduct a survey of fairgoers about their impressions.   The surveys were designed to assist the Clay County Fair in continually upgrading the “World’s Greatest Fair.”   Students from several...

August 29, 2013

The 27th Annual University of Okoboji EMS Conference will provide an opportunity for all Emergency Medical Responders to hear the latest information and update skills from nationally renowned speakers.   The conference will take place at the Dickinson County Expo Building in Spirit Lake. On Saturday, September 21, registration will...

August 28, 2013

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Governor Terry E. Branstad  Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 Contact: Governor’s Office 515-281-5211   (DES MOINES) – The governor’s office today released a list of appointments to the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.  All appointments will take effect September...

August 28, 2013

Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation has announced the establishment of The Wind Academy Group, LLC Wind Energy Scholarship. This scholarship is established by Ethan Hunter, CEO of The Wind Academy Group, LLC, and a 2013 Iowa Lakes Wind Energy and Turbine Technology graduate.   Ethan knows first-hand how valuable scholarships...

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