COVID-19 Update

Check for additional updates regarding IVCCD’s responses to COVID-19.

Our campuses are open to select students and employees only. Online classes are going smoothly; lab classes and events remain canceled until mid-April. Students can access services and staff through email. Our switchboards are accepting calls, but most staff are not on campus at this time.

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Beth Johanns

Nursing reaccreditation visit triumphs over COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic made its presence felt locally, Iowa’s colleges and universities began scrambling to figure out how to support students and continue teaching and learning in an online format. It was in the midst of that chaos, on Mar. 19 & 20, when the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) nursing programs were…

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Iowa Valley Board reschedules April meeting

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors has rescheduled its monthly Board meeting for Wednesday, April 22, at 4 pm. The meeting will be held via teleconference, which will originate from the IVCCD District Administration building (Board Room) at 3702 S. Center St. in Marshalltown. If more than 10 people are in…

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Iowa Valley cancels April Board meetings

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors has postponed these four April meetings/retreats until a later date, yet to be determined: Joint Board Meeting with North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), Hawkeye Community College and Central Rivers Area Education Agency Boards scheduled for April 6. Regular IVCCD Board Meeting scheduled for April…

John Kriebs

The value of community college athletics

By John Kriebs An excellent athletic department can provide a town enjoyment with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Marshalltown Community College already has a strong administration in place, coaches who want to be here, and facilities that are on par with our competition. This makes the recruitment of students and student-athletes to MCC possible….

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IVCCD Board approves leave policy exception in response to COVID-19

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors met in special session this week to approve an exception to its vacation/sick leave policy. The District will now allow employees to accrue negative balances of sick leave (up to 80 hours) in response to anticipated absences due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The…

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IVCCD notice to high school students enrolled in college credit courses

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) has collaborated with area K-12 school superintendents regarding the status of concurrent enrollment (CEP) coursework being taken by high school students for college credit. Online courses continue to be offered as usual effective today (March 18). High school students enrolled in CEP courses should check their college email and…

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Iowa Valley announces COVID-19 related updates

Administrators, faculty and staff at Iowa Valley Community College District (including Ellsworth Community College, Marshalltown Community College, Iowa Valley Grinnell, and Iowa Valley Continuing Education) spent today discussing and planning a response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) virus pandemic. As a result, the following decisions have been made and are being communicated this evening to…

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No ECC/MCC/Iowa Valley classes Monday & Tuesday

It was announced this afternoon that classes will be cancelled on Monday and Tuesday, Mar. 16 & 17, for Ellsworth Community College, Marshalltown Community College/Iowa Valley Grinnell and Iowa Valley Continuing Education. Because the colleges have been closed this week for Spring Break, the two-day closure will give staff and faculty time to discuss and…

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IVCCD Board hears WIOA report

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors learned about concerns impacting Iowa’s Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs statewide when it met this week in Marshalltown. Becky Hassett, IVCE Director of Student Support Services, told the Board that WIOA’s goal is to collaborate with partners to give Iowans access to high…

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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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