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IVCCD Board takes bond referendum back to voters

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors voted last week to put a $32 million general obligation bond referendum on the Nov. 5 ballot, which is a combined city/school board general election. The bond money is being sought for infrastructure repairs and updates, safety/security equipment, and technology upgrades for Marshalltown Community College,…

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IVCCD approves $4.3 million training for Lennox

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a $4.3 million Industrial New Jobs Training Agreement with Lennox Industries of Marshalltown when it met last week. The training agreement will provide training for 750 Lennox employees and assist the company in its recovery from last summer’s tornado. “In combination with last month’s…

Last-Dollar Scholarships available for local college students

Students enrolled in qualified programs at Marshalltown Community College, Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, and Iowa Valley Grinnell are now eligible to apply for the new Last-Dollar Scholarship program. Part of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Future Ready Iowa Act, the new scholarships will help pay tuition for up to two years of college education leading…

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$430,000 Jobs Training approved for Swift/JBS

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a $430,000 Industrial New Jobs Training Agreement with Swift Pork Company/JBS when it met this week in Marshalltown. The opportunity for the training agreement was uniquely provided by the Iowa Legislature (in its Education Appropriations bill) due to the impact of the July 2018…

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32 high schoolers get free summer college credits

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved contracts for a new Summer College Credit Program that provides college credit courses for high school students at no cost to the students or to the high schools. Thirty-two students from East Marshall, Iowa Falls/Alden, Marshalltown and South Tama High Schools took the Certified…

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IVCCD Board of Directors nomination papers available

Nomination papers for candidates for the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Merged Area VI Board of Directors are now available and may be filed with Barbara Jennings, Secretary of the Board, any time between 8 am and 4:30 pm beginning Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 through Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, no later than 5 p.m….

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Free Orpheum Family Movies Fridays/Saturdays in July

MARSHALLTOWN – The Orpheum Theater Center, 220 E. Main St., is offering a free Summer Family Movie Series thanks to the financial support of several Marshalltown businesses. The movies are free, but tickets must be obtained from one of the movie sponsors. Upcoming movies are The Lego Movie 2 (July 5-6), How to Train Your…

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IVCCD approves tuition, housing, room/board for 2019-20

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a $5 per credit hour tuition increase for in-state students when it met this week in Grinnell. The increase, at 2.51%, is a lower percentage than the average increase at the other Iowa community colleges as reported thus far. Tuition for out-of-state and international…


Orpheum grand re-opening is Friday, June 21

As work is nearing completion on tornado repairs at the Orpheum Theater Center in Marshalltown, plans are in place for a Grand Re-Opening on Friday, June 21, in conjunction with the first Live After 5 concert at the theater. The evening will feature free food for the first 200 people, the free Live After 5…

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IVCCD recognized as 25-year Jenzabar client

Iowa Valley Community College District was recognized by Jenzabar as a 25-year client during last month’s JAM Conference in San Diego, CA. Chief Information Office Mike Mosher accepted the 25-year plaque on behalf of the District. This year’s JAM conference attendees, in addition to Mosher, were Amanda and Travis Bloomquist, Mandy Brown, Marnie Brown, Bill…

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