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January 30, 2015

Area health professionals gather again at Lake Okoboji this summer to gain new perspectives on balancing their professional and personal lives. The “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching” conference covers topics such as Morbid Obesity, CIPA (Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhidrosis), Sepsis, Advances in Cancer Therapy, along with a reflection on...

January 29, 2015

Two Iowa Lakes students were recently awarded $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarships by Grainger, a local distributor of facilities maintenance supplies. Curtis Rasing, a Farm Equipment and Diesel Technology student from New Hampton, and Jacob Galles, a Construction Technology student from Remsen, were selected as the 2015 recipients. Rasing...

January 29, 2015

Iowa Lakes hosts its next Coffee House on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in “The Max” Student Center on the Estherville Campus!  Showcasing their musical talents are vocal and instrumental performers from Iowa Lakes as well as community members.  Admission is FREE and everyone is invited to sit back...

January 26, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, has been designated as RED OUT night when the Laker basketball teams take on NIACC.  The Iowa Lakes Athletic Department and the American Heart Association are teaming up for a fundraising “Red Out” event.  Everyone is encouraged to wear red to raise awareness to fight our nation’s...

January 22, 2015

Complete results for the 2015 Jazz Band Contest Class 1A  (competed on Wednesday, Jan. 21) 1st – Central Lyon High School, Director: Sherwin Langholdt 2nd – Harris Lake Park High School, Director:  Emily Gladfelter Class 2A  (competed on Thursday, Jan 22) 1st – South Central Calhoun High School, Director: Tom Plummer 2nd –...

January 22, 2015

The first day of competition in the 41st Annual Jazz Band Contest at Iowa Lakes Community College has been completed. Winners from Class 1A and Class 3A on Wednesday, January 21, include: Class 1A   1st – Central Lyon High School, Director: Sherwin Langholdt   2nd – Harris Lake Park...

January 21, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College officials are encouraging all students heading for college this coming fall to apply for scholarships before the April 1, 2015, 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 scholarship...

January 20, 2015

The members of the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College heard Tuesday afternoon about a grant which links area high school students with local business representatives in an effort to educate the students about career opportunities. The emphasis of the Intermediary Network Grant is to develop connections with...

January 20, 2015

Twenty-four Show Choirs and Jazz Choirs from area high schools and middle schools are coming to Iowa Lakes Community College for the Annual Iowa Lakes Show/Jazz Choir Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Wednesday, Jan. 28.  Choirs are performing for two clinicians:  Clay Blackman from Omaha is returning to work...

January 13, 2015

The best advice for families of students attending college this fall is to start right now in completing financial aid and scholarship applications.  Iowa Lakes Community College will help speed up the process with several free sessions. Open computer labs with financial aid staff available to help with completion of...

January 13, 2015

The annual Jazz Band Contest for area high schools will be Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 21 and 22.  Fifteen schools will travel to Estherville to perform and compete for first, second and third place ratings in four classes.  Each band will also be given valuable feedback from experienced judges. Classes...

January 13, 2015

Golf enthusiasts are invited to attend the Iowa Lakes Community College’s Kossuth County Scholarship Golf Outing set for Friday, June 5.  Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m., followed by a noon shotgun start.  A short awards program follows play.  The event features an 18-hole, four-person team best-shot tournament format...

January 13, 2015

Golf enthusiasts are invited to attend the Iowa Lakes Community College’s Clay County Scholarship Golf Outing set for Monday, June 8 at Spencer Golf and Country Club.  Registration and meal begin at 4 p.m., followed by a shotgun start at 5 p.m.  A short awards program follows play.  The event...

January 12, 2015

Join the Iowa Lakes Alumni & Friends Association for a Tailgate Event on Saturday, January 31. Pack the gym and receive a free temporary tattoo from the Iowa Lakes Volleyball Team. The 12:30 p.m. Tailgate will be held at the Iowa Lakes gym in Estherville in conjunction with the Men’s...

January 12, 2015

The Iowa Lakes wrestling team was seeded 8th going into the National Duals and brought home a 5th place finish amongst the best NJCAA schools in the country.  Iowa Lakes won four of their five duals: Iowa Lakes 30-10 win over #17 Darton in the 1st round Iowa Lakes 16-31...

January 7, 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...

January 6, 2015

The 2015 Laker Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Friday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. on the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes.  The event is open to the public.  Anyone who would like to meet the inductees of the Laker Athletics Hall of Fame and share in...

December 23, 2014

A Fresh Start class will be offered in both Estherville and Spencer starting Jan. 12 for individuals who want to receive their High School Equivalency Diploma. The course is free. Both afternoon and evening classes are offered. Classes in Estherville are held Tuesday through Thursday.  Classes in Spencer are held...

December 23, 2014

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. 5, from 3-6:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m....

December 17, 2014

Kent Schmidt, Career Center Coordinator at Iowa Lakes Community College and chaplain for the Air National Guard, was recently deployed to Antarctica in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and National Science foundation. This Defense Support of Civil Authorities mission has been running since the late 1950s starting as a...

December 16, 2014

The Iowa Lakes Board of Trustees spent time reviewing the latest in technology at the college during their December meeting in Estherville Tuesday afternoon. Bob L'Heureux, vice president of administration, introduced Jerimiah DePyper, the director of the technology department. DePyper shared several advances in emerging technology which have been implemented...

December 16, 2014

The Iowa Lakes Lakers will host the Marshalltown Tigers in men’s and women’s basketball on Wednesday night, Dec. 17.  The tip for the women’s game is at 5:30 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 7:30 p.m. The Iowa Lakes men enter Wednesday night’s game with an overall record...

December 11, 2014

The Iowa Lakes Swimming and Diving team was well represented at the Fina World Swimming Championships (25M) held in Doha, Qatar, December 3-6.   There were 209 countries represented at the championships which many refer to as the “Super Bowl of Swimming.” Giordan (pronounced Jordan) Harris, a sophomore sprint freestyler...

December 8, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College has been named to the Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing...

December 7, 2014

A new Executive Dean has been hired for the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes Community College. Robert (Bob) Leifeld was approved at the Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 18.  He will start his new duties on Dec. 8.  Leifeld replaces Scott Stokes who was recently hired as the Executive Dean...

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