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ECC/MCC Practical Nursing programs ranked #2 in Iowa

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) has been notified that its Practical Nursing programs offered at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls and Marshalltown Community College have been ranked #2 in Iowa by PracticalNursing.org. According to PracticalNursing.org, the college rankings are based on licensure exam (NCLEX) passage rates, accreditation status, cost, class sizes, and the…

Dr. Danielle Kness

Honors Programs: What are you capable of accomplishing?

By Dr. Danielle Kness Community Colleges have always been a haven for education by providing opportunities for all those who strive to continue their learning, start a new career, or continue their path toward a new life. Sometimes perceived as a second choice for high achieving students, community colleges across the country are redefining that…

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Orpheum hosts Django Shredders Saturday, Oct. 5

The Orpheum Theater Center hosts The Django Shredders on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 7 to 9 pm. This gypsy jazz guitar concert will be held in the Orpheum Theater Center’s Black Box Theater at 220 E. Main St. in Marshalltown. Admission is $12.50 per person. The Django Shredders are two artists, Alex Ciavarelli and Rudy…

Jacque Goodman

The Four P’s

By Jacque Goodman It seems like just yesterday when the tornado ripped through Marshalltown last summer, affecting so many lives and local businesses in the area and surrounding communities. People driving through town today can still see the devastation, and local residents and businesses are constantly reminded of it. At the same time, amazing progress…

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IVCCD Board receives ECC fire update

Ellsworth Community College Provost Martin Reimer recapped the Thompson Hall dormitory fire of Aug. 28 when the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors met this month. Although most of the damage was smoke-related, structural repairs in the basement area where the fire began will not be completed until late September. In the…

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Orpheum hosts guitarist Doug Wood on Sept. 24

The Orpheum Theater Center hosts guitarist Doug Wood on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 7:30 pm. The concert will be held in the Orpheum Theater Center’s Black Box Theater at 220 E. Main St. in Marshalltown. Admission is $12.50 per person. Doug plays innovative and modern classical guitar that will appeal to all ages….

IVCCD Outstanding Service Awards

IVCCD bestows numerous awards

One individual received an Ambassador of the Year Award, six people received Outstanding Service Awards, and 32 employees were recognized for their years of service at the annual Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) staff in-service day last week. The employees represent all units of IVCCD, including Ellsworth Community College (ECC), Marshalltown Community College (MCC),…

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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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