Kirkwood Students Celebrate America Reads Day

Kirkwood students read at Prairie Ridge Elementary for America Reads Day CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (October 21, 2016)-A group of Kirkwood Community College students helped celebrate America Reads Day at Prairie Ridge Elementary in Cedar Rapids on Friday. Students from all across Kirkwood’s campus read various children’s books to attentive and excited elementary students. The group […]


The Eagle5 for the Month of October 2016

A look at the top five news stories for Kirkwood Community College for October 2016.

Kirkwood Manufacturing Event Attendance Highest Ever

A tour guide speaks to attendees at the 2015 Advancing the Future manufacturing tour CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (October 12, 2016)-Kirkwood’s Advancing the Future manufacturing tour, Oct. 17 – 21, expects record attendance among high school and middle school students. The tour, which is open to the public, is one creative solution countering the industry’s workforce shortages. Since […]

Kirkwood Seeks Area Tutors to Improve Adult Literacy

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (October 4, 2016)—Kirkwood Community College seeks volunteer tutors to meet the rising demands of adult basic education in Iowa’s Creative Corridor. The U.S. Census Bureau reports there are approximately 23,000 residents in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, Johnson, Linn and Washington counties who are over the age of 18 without a high school […]

Culinary Arts Program Ranked No. 16 in Nation

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (September 12, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College’s Culinary Arts program ranks as the 16th best culinary school in the country according to Best Choice Schools. The top-20 ranking was part of their list of the 50 best culinary schools in the U.S for 2016. Best Choice Schools, which focuses on giving prospective students relevant […]

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October Student of the Month: Haley Johnson

What is Your Background?: I am from a town called Burlington, Iowa. It’s about 90 miles Southeast from Cedar Rapids. I graduated from Burlington High school in 2008. I have the best parents in the world. My dad is a contractor, he has his own business building homes, called Johnson Homes Inc. My mom works […]

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2016 Post-Flood Information Update

Kirkwood employees and students volunteered to help with the flood prevention efforts UPDATE 9/29/16 at 1:30 p.m. How To Help In the Community United Way is posting flood recovery volunteer opportunities on their website, Individuals and volunteer groups can sign up there. Donations to assist the City of Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control with […]

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Benton County Center Closed Until Further Notice

UPDATE: The center is now open again. —– CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (September 23, 2016)-Due to flooding concerns, the Kirkwood Benton County Center in Vinton, Iowa will be closed until further notice. Future updates will be posted on the Kirkwood Report. If you have any further questions, please contact the Kirkwood’s main campus at (319)398-5541.

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Abilities in Action Conference & Expo Set for October 12

Expo showcases the latest in adaptive devices and services CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (September 21, 2016)-The Abilities in Action Conference & Expo will take place Wednesday, October 12, at Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services, 3375 Armar Drive in Marion. The conference is for health professionals working in the disability field. Kirkwood has held the Abilities in […]

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Becicka Appointed to State Workforce Challenges Council

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (September 19, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College Vice President of Continuing Education and Outreach Services Kim Becicka has been appointed to Iowa’s new Sector Partnership Leadership Council. Kirkwood is at the forefront convening sector partnerships designed to overcome workforce challenges. The college currently convenes six sector partnerships engaging more than 90 businesses in Iowa’s […]

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Kirkwood Enrollment Remains Strong for Fall 2016

Kirkwood students attend a Welcome Week event on main campus in Cedar Rapids College sees increases in out-of-state and concurrent enrollment students CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (September 12, 2016)- Kirkwood Community College continued to realize healthy enrollment overall and growth in specific target areas for the fall of 2016. Overall enrollment in college credit programs for […]

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