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January 12, 2016

On Tuesday and Wednesday, January 19 and 20, Iowa Lakes Community College will be hosting its annual Jazz Band Contest for area high school bands. 19 schools will travel to Estherville to perform and compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in 3 classes. Each band will also be given...

January 12, 2016

New opportunities for entrepreneurs and area businesses will become a reality at the Algona campus of Iowa Lakes Community College in the near future. At a gathering Monday evening, the Donald R. Tietz Charitable Foundation publicized its support for funding the operations of the center. This service and program will...

January 11, 2016

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 27, twenty-four Show Choirs and Jazz Choirs from area high schools and middle schools will be coming to Iowa Lakes for the Annual Iowa Lakes Show/Jazz Choir Festival.  The choirs will be performing for two clinicians – Clay Blackman from Omaha is returning...

January 7, 2016

Dust off your formals and join us on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the VFW in Algona for the Kossuth County scholarship fundraising event, “Dancing with the Local Stars”.  All proceeds from this event provide scholarships for students who reside in Kossuth County and are full-time students at Iowa Lakes...

January 6, 2016

A special announcement is planned for a gathering in Algona next Monday (January 11) at Iowa Lakes Community College. The college is holding Community Days throughout the five-county area in an effort to share information about the proposed $16 million bond referendum the college has scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2....

January 1, 2016

It’s easy for faculty, staff and fellow students to spot Adam Heslinga on the Iowa Lakes campuses in Algona or Emmetsburg when he’s wearing his 2014 Kansas City Royals American League Championship ring. As some might say, “It’s huge!” It’s also quite a perk for the 22-year-old clubhouse assistant –...

December 31, 2015

Community Days have been set for early January at the Spirit Lake and Spencer campuses of Iowa Lakes Community College. College President Valerie Newhouse will host the events and share key information about the proposed bond referendum for Iowa Lakes. The Spirit Lake campus event is set for Wed., Jan....

December 22, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College has been named to the 2016 Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media Inc., the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. This award is given to colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s...

December 22, 2015

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. 4th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 5th from 8 a.m....

December 21, 2015

Troy Larson, Director of Athletics at Iowa Lakes, has announced the hiring of Blake Viedenkamp as the new Head Women’s Soccer coach at Iowa Lakes. Blake Viedenkamp will enter his first season as the Head Women’s Soccer coach after serving two seasons as the Men's Soccer graduate assistant coach at...

December 16, 2015

For the past several years, students of the Iowa Lakes Flash Class, taught by David DeVary, have competed to design an electronic holiday card that would be used for the college and placed on its website.  This year, Morgan Larson and Philip Liessmann, of the Estherville campus, designed the winning...

December 15, 2015

As 2015 wraps up, the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College met Tuesday afternoon and learned more about how online classes are shaping higher education to make it more accessible to everyone.  Executive Dean of Instruction and Development Scott Stokes introduced Theresa Umscheid, Director of Distance & Global...

December 14, 2015

The Iowa Lakes Dance Team traveled to Des Moines for the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Championship on December 4th where they repeated their success from last year and were once again named community college hip-hop champions.  The contest was held at Wells Fargo Arena where over 250 teams...

December 10, 2015

Seven employees of Iowa Lakes Community College have been honored for their outstanding contributions during the 2014-15 college year. Annually, employees are asked to nominate co-workers whom they feel demonstrate outstanding service – directly or indirectly – to Iowa Lakes students, staff or faculty. The nominees need to be a...

December 4, 2015

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (MegaMix Edition) Join us as the Iowa Lakes Community College music students and area community members perform the timeless story of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Its family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music provide the most entertaining couple of hours one can...

December 2, 2015

The Iowa Lakes Community College Alumni & Friends Association is once again seeking nominations for the 23rd annual Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award.  This award is presented annually at spring commencement to prior graduates of Iowa Lakes who exemplify outstanding support for community, business, school, service clubs, etc. The Iowa...

December 1, 2015

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, Iowa Lakes’ soloists will be performing in our Winter Recital at 2:00 pm in Room 60 on the Estherville campus. The recital will include selections from students who are currently receiving lessons in piano, voice, percussion and guitar.  All students attending Iowa Lakes have the opportunity...

December 1, 2015

Holiday Coffee House will be presented by the Iowa Lakes Music Department on Tuesday, Dec. 8. It will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in The Max on the Estherville campus, 300 S 18th St., Estherville.  The evening’s performances will include an assortment of holiday musical styles by...

November 30, 2015

Professional photographer Dave Petrick of Dave Petrick Photo and lead adjunct instructor of the Iowa Lakes Community College Photography program in Estherville was recently recognized in the Professional Photographers of Iowa’s Fall Print Competition. Petrick received two awards: a third place win and honorable mention for photographs entered in the...

November 27, 2015

Several Iowa Lakes Community College employees were honored for their years of service at the college’s fall inservice day. Employees who received 10-year pins are Jerimiah DePyper, Donna Mason, Vickie Hiles, Kyle Norris, Darrell Todd, Steve Turner, Miranda Stover, Sue Madison, Jane Palmer, Johnny Hurley, Karen Manley, Terry Larson, Janet...

November 27, 2015

Several faculty members at Iowa Lakes Community College were awarded titles at the College’s annual inservice meeting. Receiving academic title of Assistant Professor were: Corey Menning, Construction Technology; Dustin Ross, Powersports & Power Equipment Technology; Valerie Curry, Medical Assistant/Medical Office Technology; and Kevin Grems, Web Development and Design. Associate Professor...

November 17, 2015

The Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College met Tuesday afternoon in Estherville and learned about the economic benefits that Career Pathway Navigators provide to the citizens – and employers – throughout the region covered by Iowa Lakes. Navigators provide individuals with the tools to discover careers they have an interest...

November 14, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College hosted 10 teams at the Estherville campus Saturday as part of the FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Qualifying Competition.  Two teams have been invited to advance to the Championship event at Iowa State University in January. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is an international program, created by FIRST®...

November 11, 2015

On November 14, the Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville campus will be full of noise, enthusiasm, anticipation – and learning – as they host 10 teams comprised of area youth in the FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Qualifying Competition. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is an international program, created by FIRST® and...

November 10, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College’s Student Senate on the Estherville Campus will be partnering with Samaritan’s Purse to participate in Operation Christmas Child. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world and to share the Good News of...

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