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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 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… 2018 badge

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, the programs have also been named the #1 Iowa LPN Program for 2018 by The…

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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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