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Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience perform March 20

The Orpheum Theater Center in Marshalltown has been selected to receive funding from Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from Marshalltown Rotary and the Crane Group. As a result of this funding, the Orpheum will feature Grammy award-winning Terrance Simien…

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IVCCD seeks community input on strategic agenda

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) is in the process of developing its 2020-2025 Strategic Agenda. The strategic planning process began last fall with gathering feedback from internal and external stakeholders during presentations in the four-county area. Much of that feedback was used to develop the structure for the proposed Strategic Agenda. “We would very…

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IVCCD Board hears about MCC initiatives

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors learned about programs to connect and engage Latinx, Southeast Asian and Native American students at Marshalltown Community College when it met this week. MCC Provost Robin Lilienthal set the stage by reporting to the Board that for Spring 2020, 18.6% of MCC students identify as…

MaryAnne Nickle

2020 HS seniors/parents saving $1.5 million!

By MaryAnne Nickle Over the last year, IVCCD has had the opportunity to share with numerous community groups how proud we are of our concurrent enrollment students (high schoolers earning college credit) and our partnerships with school districts across the region. It has been exciting each spring to tally up the number of area seniors…

Julie Thomas

The art of educating everyone

By Julie Thomas The January – August 2020 EdVenture, Iowa Valley Continuing Education’s class schedule, was recently mailed and distributed to communities across the Iowa Valley service area. Registration is now in full swing for a multitude of courses that range from short-term career training to dancing or estate planning … and everything in between!…

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IVCCD approves job training projects with RACOM & Bruin Manufacturing

Job training agreements with RACOM Corporation and Bruin Manufacturing were approved when the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors met this week. Business Outreach Coordinators Neysa Hartzler and Valerie Ruff told the Board that they’ve been meeting and building relationships with many area employers since being hired just a few months ago….

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Winterfest concert is Jan. 25 at Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum Theater Center will feature two bands in one night of great progressive rock music during its fourth annual Winterfest concert on Saturday, Jan. 25. The popular SIRES and Halfloves will perform in the Orpheum’s Black Box Theater from 7 to 9:30 pm. “SIRES has a great range of sounds,” says Orpheum Director Bob…

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IVCCD’s accreditation process & next steps

By Dr. Lisa Breja & Mark Monroe Continued accreditation is required for colleges to keep their doors open and offer classes to students. The process of accreditation means that an institution undergoes regular reviews and meets or exceeds minimum standards of quality. Continued accreditation also allows colleges to receive federal and state financial aid, which…

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IVCCD welcomes incoming Board Director Clark Lawler

Clark Lawler of Eldora was sworn in as the newest member of the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors this month; he replaces Deborah Crosser, who served on the Board since 2011 and did not seek re-election. The Board held a reception for Director Crosser and presented her with a plaque in…

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IVCCD announces bond issue next steps

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Chancellor Dr. Kristie Fisher has announced some guiding principles and next steps regarding the District’s plans for the $32 million bond referendum approved by voters on Nov. 5. The funds will be used for improvements on the Ellsworth Community College (Iowa Falls), Marshalltown Community College and Iowa Valley Grinnell…

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