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IVCCD Board Spring 2018

IVCCD Board to be recognized May 9

May is School Board Recognition Month and an opportunity for communities to honor Iowa’s more than 2,000 locally elected school board members for their dedication to public education. Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) will honor its seven Board members with a reception from 3 to 3:30 pm prior to the monthly IVCCD Board meeting…

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Improvisational comedy returns to the Orpheum May 5

They’re back! On Saturday, May 5, the IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center will again host “INSTANT COMEDY … Just Add Spam.” Directed by Chad Weir, Just Add Spam is a live, improvisational comedy show that made its debut at the Orpheum in 2012, and this spring’s ‘improv’ promises to be better than ever. The show will…

Bob Untiedt

The Orpheum Theater is part of a sound educational strategy

By Bob Untiedt An important part of the Iowa Valley Community College District’s current strategic plan is this core value: Partnerships – We believe in constructing effective alliances to create educational opportunities, strengthen our communities, and foster economic development. Current Orpheum partners include three different daycare centers, every elementary school in town, the YMCA/YWCA, the…

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Gov. Reynolds press conference features Iowa Valley/MCC success story

Yesterday during Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ weekly press conference, it was announced that Iowa’s GAP Tuition Assistance Program has been recognized as a national model by the National Skills Coalition. To shine a brighter light on the impact of the GAP program, Gov. Reynolds called on Marshalltown Community College student Kaylee Howe, who traveled to…

Theresa Orlovsky

MCC turns language barriers into building blocks

By Theresa Orlovsky Most Americans grow up only speaking English, and if they have any experience with a second language, it may be limited to a high school foreign language class. But what if foreign language wasn’t just a school subject, but the medium through which you learned other subjects, such as biology, history, or…

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New ECC Nursing Club makes an impact

The Iowa Valley Community College District nursing programs continued to impress this month when Ellsworth Community College nursing faculty and five students told the IVCCD Board of Directors about their new Nursing Club. Last month the District’s nursing instructors were recognized by the Board for having recently been named the #1 Practical Nursing program in…

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6th Annual National Poetry Month event at the Orpheum

Marshalltown Community College will celebrate National Poetry Month with “The United State of Poetry” on Monday, April 16, at the IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center. The event will include a variety of classical poetry readings beginning at 7 pm. A few readers are still being recruited, but many will be MCC students. Organizers anticipate that the…

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IVCCD approves ECC Math-Science remodeling bid

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors has approved low bid of $1,347,722 from Woodruff Construction of Ames for a renovation of the Math-Science Building at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. The bid, approved at a special Board meeting on Mar. 27, includes three alternates for additional lighting, replacement of electrical…

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Iowa Valley hosts Blood Drive April 10 at MCC

The Iowa Valley Community College District Wellness Committee is hosting a LifeServe Blood Drive on Tuesday, Apr. 10, from 9 am to 1 pm at Marshalltown Community College. Donors should register for appointments online at, and then arrive to donate in MCC’s Babe Harder Gym on the southeast side of the campus at 3700…

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UIowa’s Dancers in Company perform April 6 at the Orpheum

The University of Iowa’s “Dancers in Company” will perform at the Orpheum Theater Center in Marshalltown on Friday, April 6, at 7 pm. The performance is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission because attendance is limited to 100. Dancers in Company is the University of Iowa’s premier touring ensemble….

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IVCCD Board nomination papers due July 30