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March 4, 2015

The 10th anniversary of the commissioning of the Iowa Lakes Community College wind turbine was celebrated on Monday, Feb. 16, at the Sustainable Energy Resources and Technologies (SERT) Center.  Construction of the wind turbine is part of the college’s long history of caring about the environment. The Wind Energy and...

March 3, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College Industry Training Programmer, Gary Schmidt promises a “clean joke” every half hour for anyone attending the Iowa Lakes booth at the Farm and Home Show sponsored by the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce.  Iowa Lakes is one of over 50 vendors attending. In addition to his...

March 3, 2015

The Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA) recently presented a scholarship to Iowa Lakes Community College Landscape and Turfgrass student Jennifer Twaiten, Milford.  The $500 award acknowledges her achievements in course work at the college and recognizes her ability to continue to promote the industry in the state of Iowa...

March 2, 2015

The 15-student Iowa Lakes Community College Handbell Choir performed a handbell selection at the handbell workshop, ‘Ring in the Spring!’ at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, in Leawood, Kan., (greater Kansas City area) on Saturday, Feb. 28.  Hailed for its virtuosity, the Iowa Lakes Handbell ensemble performed on...

February 27, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College announces Annual Job Fairs open to all Iowa Lakes students and the public to be held in Emmetsburg on Tuesday, Mar. 10 and Estherville on Wednesday, Mar. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nearly 100 employers are scheduled to attend between the two campuses.  Advice...

February 27, 2015

An upcoming SERTech Event at Iowa Lakes Community College offers many certifications not previously available in northwest Iowa. The Industry Safety Certification Conference begins Monday, Mar. 16 through Wednesday, Mar. 18 at the newly opened Sustainable Energy Resources & Technology Center in Estherville.  Sustainable energy certifications available each day include:...

February 26, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College has received word that its agreement to serve as a Northwest Region Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Hub has been renewed for another three years. The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council reviewed performance reports and invited Molly Faber, Iowa Lakes STEM Hub Programmer, to comment...

February 26, 2015

Iowa Lakes has seven wrestlers competing in the NJCAA National Wrestling Tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28.  The tournament is in Des Moines at the Jacobson Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  The tournament features over 250 of the best NJCAA wrestlers in the nation.  First-round action begins...

February 20, 2015

Iowa Lakes Scholarship Foundation Executive Committee has increased the 2015-16 scholarship allocations by more than $200,000 from the college’s five endowed scholarships. “Special thanks to the oversight committee and those community-minded individuals who invested in others’ educational dreams by establishing these endowed scholarships,” said Tony Condon, Institutional Advancement Manager. Area...

February 17, 2015

The Iowa Lakes Board of Trustees met Tuesday afternoon and learned about the positive impact of the Criminal Justice program on area law enforcement agencies. Chris Gerstbrein, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, reported that many students serve as reserve police officers with local agencies. In fact, last spring, several C.J....

February 17, 2015

Ten Iowa Lakes Community College students and guest travelers plan to tour cities in Italy, Austria, and Germany in March. Italian cities include Rome, Assisi, Florence, Verona, and Venice. In Austria, the group plans to stop in Innsbruck, and in Germany, Munich and Dachau, the Nazi concentration camp of World...

February 17, 2015

The Iowa Lakes Lakers host the NIACC Trojans in men’s and women’s basketball on Wednesday, Feb. 18.  The tip for the women’s game is 5:30 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday has been designated as RED OUT night.  The Iowa Lakes Athletic Department and the...

February 16, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College announces the annual Poker Ride for Saturday, July 18. Ride registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Spirit Lake Campus. Registration fee is $25 per rider and includes lunch, poker hand, and scholarship fund donation.  Ride t-shirts available for purchase at registration. The...

February 16, 2015

The Laker Scramble Golf Outing generates scholarship funds for Iowa Lakes student athletes.  Over 300 student athletes compete collegiately for the Iowa Lakes Lakers in 16 different sports. The event is scheduled for Friday, September 18, at Brooks National Golf Course, one of the area’s premier golf courses and home...

February 16, 2015

Area golfers are invited to attend the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Palo Alto County Scholarship Golf Outing on Friday, August 14 at the Five Island Golf Course in Emmetsburg.  The event features a nine-hole, four-person best shot tournament format. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m., followed by a...

February 16, 2015

The Iowa Lakes wrestling team competed in the North Central District Wrestling Regional Tournament Sunday, Feb. 15 in Worthington, Minn., on the campus of Minnesota West.  Iowa Lakes had seven wrestlers qualify for the NJCAA National Tournament to be held in Des Moines Feb. 27th and 28th. Those seven are...

February 12, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College celebrates the 10th anniversary of the commissioning of the college wind turbine on Monday, Feb. 16, from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Sustainable Energy Resources and Technologies (SERT) Center. Construction of the wind turbine is part of the college’s long history of caring about the...

February 12, 2015

The Iowa Lakes Lakers will host the Kirkwood Eagles in men’s and women’s basketball on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 14.  The tip for the women’s game is at 1 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 3 p.m. The 2015 inductees into the Laker Athletics Hall of Fame receive a...

February 9, 2015

January isn’t education as usual at Spirit Lake High School. Students there have the opportunity to participate in J-Term. They can take a hands-on, expert-facilitated class in something they’re passionate about or just want to know more about. A new collaboration with Iowa Lakes Community College resulted in 12 students...

February 9, 2015

Grass skirts and sunglasses are the dress du jour for Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Annual Dickinson County Scholarship Luau.  The Luau takes place on Thursday, June 18, beginning at 5 p.m. at the tropical Barefoot Bar on Lake Okoboji. Guests enjoy a Luau Barbeque Meal at 6 p.m. and...

February 9, 2015

The uniform for the day is bib overalls and a seed corn cap for the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Tractor Ride.  The 2015 Tractor Ride takes place on Thursday, July 9.   Coffee and rolls provided prior to the ride prepare participants for a scenic tour of...

February 9, 2015

The Heldt-Laker Memorial Golf Outing generates scholarship funds for student athletes.  Over 300 student athletes compete collegiately for the Iowa Lakes Lakers in 16 different sports.  The event starts on Friday, July 10 at the Estherville Golf Course. Golfer registration begins Friday, July 10 at 11 a.m., with a 12...

February 6, 2015

Saturday, February 21 from 9 to 1 p.m. is the date selected by Iowa Lakes Community College to join colleges across the nation in hosting College Goal Sunday™ at the Emmetsburg campus. TRIO and other college admission and financial aid personnel are available to assist anyone planning to attend any...

February 3, 2015

Say “I love you” with a Singing Valentine, and leave your sweetheart speechless!  On Friday, Feb. 13, the Iowa Lakes Community College Men’s Quartet once again delivers Singing Valentines for area residents and business people looking for a fun and exciting way to send a Valentine message to their sweethearts,...

February 3, 2015

The 2015 Laker Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet takes place on Friday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the S.E.R.T. Center 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...

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