Campus Update

The Iowa Valley/Marshalltown Community College campus did not sustain any damage during the July 19 tornado. Our campus and offices are open from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, as usual. The Orpheum Theater Center is substantially damaged and will be closed until further notice; most upcoming events have been relocated (see OrpheumCenter.com for details). Orpheum offices are temporarily relocated to the MCC Faust Student Union.

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IVCCD approves 2018-19 budget, new Orpheum Coffee Shop vendor

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a 2018-19 budget of $49.2 million after receiving no comments during a public hearing. The District’s property tax asking next year will be reduced nearly 37 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation, which marks the 9th consecutive year that the local community college property tax…

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IVCCD’s LPN programs ranked #1 in Iowa

The Practical Nursing diploma programs at Marshalltown Community College and Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls continue to draw accolades based on student successes. Recently ranked the #2 Top Accredited LPN Program in Iowa for 2018 by TopNursing.org, the programs have also been named the #1 Iowa LPN Program for 2018 by PracticalNursing.org. The PracticalNursing.org…

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Wheels in motion for building renovation, football field resurfacing

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors met in special session this week to move forward with a building renovation project for Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls and to approve an agreement for resurfacing and shared use of the Iowa Falls Community School District’s football and soccer field. No comments were…

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Adult Basic Education improves skills, changes lives

By Jon Núñez and Kathy Siebring Have you ever traveled to a foreign country and found it difficult to read and understand menus or street signs? Was it impossible to communicate with the locals? Believe it or not, there are people in our own communities who face this situation every day, and it’s not necessarily…

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Tax levy reduction, ECC remodel project top Board agenda

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a budget estimate for 2018-2019, which includes a reduction in local property tax askings, when it met this week in Marshalltown. Kathy Pink, IVCCD Vice Chancellor of Finance/CFO, reviewed the FY19 budget estimate and explained variances from the FY18 estimated budget. One of the…

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Iowa Poet Laureate at the Orpheum Feb. 22

The Orpheum Theater Center has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non‐profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation by Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Orpheum. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many…

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NOLA Mardi Gras concert is Feb. 10 at the Orpheum

The IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center invites you to “let the good times roll” as the NOLA Jazz Band performs a Mardi Gras concert in the Black Box Theater on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 7 to 9 pm. Based in Des Moines, NOLA Jazz Band personnel have been inducted into the Iowa Jazz, Blues, and Rock…

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IVCCD’s LPN programs ranked #2 in Iowa

The Practical Nursing diploma programs at Marshalltown Community College and Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls have been ranked the #2 Top Accredited LPN Program in Iowa for 2018 by TopNursing.org. The TopNursing.org rankings, released last month, are based on a methodology that includes NCLEX-PN exam passage rates, financial aid available to nursing students, and…

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Winterfest concert is Jan. 27 at the Orpheum

The IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center will feature three bands in one night of great progressive rock music during its second annual Winterfest concert on Saturday, Jan. 27. Anthony Worden, Halfloves and Land of Blood and Sunshine/LOBAS will perform in the Orpheum’s Black Box Theater from 6:30 to 9 pm. Winterfest will begin with a set…

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Orpheum Theater report highlights Board meeting

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors heard about upcoming events and fundraising efforts for the Orpheum Theater Center when it met this week in Marshalltown. Bob Untiedt, Director of the Orpheum (which is owned and operated by IVCCD), reported that grant writing and fundraising by the non-profit Friends of the Orpheum…

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