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Prepare to ‘Romance the Language’ on Feb. 25!

(NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for Feb. 12; it has been rescheduled to Feb. 25 due to weather, and will be held in a different room at MCC.) Winter weather should never stand in the way of romance, right? Holding firmly to that belief, the Marshalltown Community College Humanities Division and Orpheum Theater Center…

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IVCCD puts Bond Referendum before voters on April 2

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors voted to put a $32 million General Obligation Bond Referendum before voters on April 2 when it met this week in Marshalltown. IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree told the Board that the amount of the bond issue was reduced from the original $33 million estimate. “We…

Cindy Schulte

The legislative priorities of Iowa’s community colleges

By Cindy Schulte After the Iowa Legislature adjourns, Iowa’s Community College Presidents and Trustees review the activity of the past session and look to the future to identify issues that impact the statewide system before they prepare for the upcoming session. The list of legislative priorities are established based on the critical needs of the…

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Friends of the Orpheum host Fundraiser on Feb. 2

The Orpheum Theater Center has taken two big hits this year … the first was when the facility was seriously damaged by the July 19 tornado, and the second has been the loss of revenue from event patronage and facility rentals since that time. To help offset the loss of event revenue, the Friends Of…

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Iowa Valley’s Chancellor Search process moves forward

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved a Chancellor Search hiring process and materials and named its Search Committee when it met this week in Marshalltown. Current IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree will retire June 30, and it is anticipated that the successor will be named in April. Advertisements for the Chancellor…

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Winterfest concert is Jan. 26 at Fisher Community Center

The Orpheum Theater Center will feature two bands in one night of great progressive rock music during its third annual Winterfest concert on Saturday, Jan. 26. The popular SIRES and Halfloves will perform in the Fisher Community Center auditorium from 7 to 10:15 pm. Halfloves will perform a 90 minute set from 7 to 8:30,…

Angie Redmond

MCC is focused on Student Success & Retention

By Angie Redmond The issues of student success and retention are something on which all colleges across the United States are focused. The goal of retention is to have students remain enrolled from fall to spring semester and from first year to second year. Retention and student success are campus-wide strategic initiatives at Marshalltown Community…

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Orpheum Theater Center construction update

The Orpheum Theater Center, owned and operated by Iowa Valley Community College District, has been closed since the July 19 tornado that struck Marshalltown. With an estimated $1.5 million in damages, the theater repair is being overseen by LJ Roth Restoration Service from Olds, Iowa. Barring any unforeseen delays, the Orpheum could re-open as soon…

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PACE turns educational dreams into reality

By Jennifer Rice Returning to school, whether for your high school equivalency diploma (HSED) or a college degree, presents numerous barriers for many students. Financial concerns – not just how to pay for school, but how to pay all of the everyday bills – can make attending school seem like an impossibility. Then there are…

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ECC Housing to get new security cameras

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved a plan to install 96 new security cameras and recorders in the four on-campus student housing buildings at Ellsworth Community College when it met this month. Weikert’s Service Center in Iowa Falls submitted the low bid of $64,956 and will handle the ordering and installation,…

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