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Distance Education Week is Nov. 9-13

Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Marshalltown Community College, and Iowa Valley Grinnell are gearing up to celebrate National Distance Learning Week Nov. 9-13, as designated by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). During the week, a variety of free webinars will be offered by USDLA for interested instructors and students. According to Joe…

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New book celebrates 50th anniversary of Iowa community colleges

AMES, IA – A new book released today by an Iowa State University professor and doctoral students celebrates the 50th anniversary of Iowa community colleges. “Iowa’s Community Colleges: A Collective History of Fifty Years of Accomplishment” provides a history of the statewide development of the community college system through a focus on the individual college…

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Oct. 7 Open House to honor Conrad Dejardin

Iowa Valley Community College District will honor retiring IVCCD Board Chairman Conrad Dejardin at a reception that’s open to the public on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 2:30 to 3:45 pm in Dejardin Hall of the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Conference Center at 3702 S. Center St. in Marshalltown. Dejardin was elected to the IVCCD Board…

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ECC and MCC receive new TRIO grants

Ellsworth Community College and Marshalltown Community College have been notified that they will receive new U.S. Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grants in the amounts of $1.1 million and $726,750 (respectively) over the next five years. The TRIO SSS grants fund opportunities for student academic development and serve to assist and motivate…

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New college websites launched July 7

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Marketing Office launched new College websites on Tuesday, July 7. The District is now operating four separate (but linked) websites for IVCCD, Ellsworth Community College, Marshalltown Community College/Iowa Valley Grinnell, and Iowa Valley Continuing Education. “Users will notice immediately the dramatic new look and feel of the websites,…

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ECC Provost candidates will meet the public

IOWA FALLS – The public is invited to attend open forum sessions to meet the four candidates who are interviewing next week for the position of Provost of Ellsworth Community College. All open forums will be held from 3:15 to 4 pm in the Gentle Student Center formal dining room at ECC. On Monday, July…

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IVCCD Board nomination papers due July 30

Nomination papers for candidates for the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors are now available and may be filed with Barbara Jennings, Secretary of the Board, any time between 8 am and 4:30 pm beginning Monday, July 6, through Thursday, July 30, no later than 5 pm. Four IVCCD Board positions will…

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IVCCD Board nomination papers due July 30