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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…

Jennifer Rice

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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Orpheum hosts Starch Duo on Dec. 8

The Orpheum Theater Center hosts a performance by Starch Duo on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 pm at the Iowa Veterans Home, 1301 Summit St. in Marshalltown. Ben Schmidt on vocals and guitar and Rich Wagor on upright bass will play the blues standards, old country songs, songs from the American songbook, and impeccably crafted…

Bob Untiedt

Orpheum asks for an exchange of commitments

By Bob Untiedt Earlier this year, a senior manager at a large company, new to town, mentioned that he and his family came to a movie the Orpheum had offered for free to his child’s elementary school. He said that he was not looking forward to this very much, but his kid really wanted to…

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IVCCD Board approves sale of property

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors met in special session on Nov. 28 to approve the sale of property at 3405 S. Center St. in Marshalltown. A sale price of $285,000 with $5,000 down in earnest money and a closing date of April 19, 2019, were approved by the Board; the buyer…

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IVCCD declares Week of Giving

The Iowa Valley Community College District Employee Engagement Committee has declared Dec. 3-7 as its Week of Giving. During the week, local community college employees and community members are encouraged to support one or more designated projects with donations. All donations will be directed to community college students and/or community charities. The daily designated projects…

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