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Meet the Housing Directors

You are taking a big step in your future and attending college. You have also decided to have the WHOLE experience and live on campus. The teams at Marshalltown Community College and Ellsworth Community College want you to have the best experience you can. There are two people at the campuses that are there specifically…

4 Reasons You Should Keep in Touch with Professors

You are finishing your final classes and saying goodbyes to roommates and friends. You are just weeks away from your next steps in life. While everyone promises to stay in touch, it’s actually a good idea to maintain a few key relationships, especially with your instructors. Here are just four great reasons to keep in…

Live-on-campus

Residence Life: Benefits of Living On-Campus

When you dream about your college experience, you are probably thinking about living in the dorms, having a roommate, and going to games or checking out activities together. It’s easy to get involved on campus when the social activities are just a short walk away. And, let’s face it – living on campus can be a fun way to…

What is PTK?

You may have seen the posters around campus – “Join PTK.” It sounds like a secret society, and looks like a big deal… but what is it? And why should you join? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions here. What is PTK? Phi Theta Kappa (or PTK) is the international honor society…

Sweet Ways to Treat Your Valentine on a Budget

It’s the thought that counts. Cliché? Maybe but it can be true for doing something great for your Valentine without breaking the budget. It isn’t always how much you spend but to show that you are thinking about the one you love. Way to their heart…through your stomach Don’t break the bank by going to…

How to Get Involved at a Commuter Student

Campus life is an important part of the college experience, but it isn’t limited to students who live in our on-campus residence halls.  Here are four ways to take advantage of all Iowa Valley has to offer and get involved outside the classroom.  Student Clubs and Organizations  Student clubs and organizations are a great way…

How to Save Money on Textbooks this Semester

College is an investment in your future, and while all investments cost something, college shouldn’t break the bank.  From tuition and fees, meal plans, room and board, the last thing you want to spend your hard-earned dollars on are books for class.  Check out these tips to save money on textbooks this semester and beyond.  Wait to Buy Your…

Why I Chose a Community College: One Top Student’s Perspective

As a valedictorian graduating from Iowa Falls-Alden High School, I never took community college off my radar. In fact, I looked at them first before four-year colleges. The Smart Choice Close to Home Ellsworth has a 2+2 program, meaning I can graduate with my Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and transfer seamlessly to the University…

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