Skip To Main Content

News & Features

logo swashes

IVCCD reissues dormitory bonds to save $435,000

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors took final action to refinance outstanding 2010 dormitory revenue bonds in an amount not to exceed $3.992 million when it met this afternoon. Bankers Trust Company of Des Moines was named the paying agent, bond registrar and transfer agent for the project. The Board approved a…

logo swashes

IVCCD keeps tuition hike lower than state average

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors set tuition, housing rates and meal plan rates for 2018-19 when it met this month in Grinnell. Next year’s tuition increase of $5 per credit hour continues the District’s trend of keeping its tuition raises lower than the state average for eight consecutive years. “We are…

logo swashes

IVCCD Board pledges support to Bobcat Ready! initiative

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors learned about and declared formal support of Marshalltown Community School District’s “Bobcat Ready!” initiative when it met this month. MCSD Superintendent Dr.Theron Schutte explained to the IVCCD Board that the research-based Bobcat Ready program identifies multiple college readiness and career readiness indicators that will put MHS…

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…

Orpheum Theater Center logo

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…

Governor Reynolds press conference

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…

IVCCD Logo Swashes

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…

Poetry Month graphic

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…

Load More