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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…

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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Life-changing adult literacy

By Ricarda Drummer & Kathy Siebring Improving the level of adult literacy in our area is one of the main aspirations of the staff at the Iowa Valley Education & Training Center (ETC). With locations in Marshalltown, Tama, Grinnell, Iowa Falls, and Eldora (in the State Training School), more than 400 students were served at…

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Free Merchant Holiday Movies coming to Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum Theater, 220 E. Main St., is offering free Merchant Holiday Family Movies thanks to the financial support of several Marshalltown businesses. The movies are free, but tickets must be obtained in advance from one of the movie sponsors. Upcoming movies include The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Nov. 30 & Dec. 1), Abominable…

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IVCCD extends Intermediary Network program to Grinnell-Newburg

The IVCCD Board of Directors approved adding Grinnell-Newburg Community School District to its Intermediary Network Services contract when it met this week. Offered in partnership with Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Iowa Valley’s Intermediary Program is a work-based learning program designed to help prepare students to be successful as they transition into the workforce by connecting…

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Orpheum hosts The Kay Brothers during Holiday Stroll

The Orpheum Theater Center will host a performance by The Kay Brothers on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 7 to 9 pm during the annual Holiday Stroll. This folk music 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. “These fantastic…

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IVCCD Bond Referendum passes

On its second attempt, Iowa Valley Community College District’s $32 million General Obligation Bond Referendum received 62.43% approval from voters yesterday, exceeding the required 60% approval by an estimated 268 votes. A total of 11,067 ballots were cast across the District’s 10-county area, with 6,909 votes in favor of the referendum and 4,158 (37.57%) against….

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