Kirkwood Awarded Grant to Promote Latino American History

Kirkwood’s Iowa City Campus Cedar Rapids, Iowa (June 29, 2015)-Kirkwood Community College has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association. The funds will be used to support Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public exploration of the rich and varied experiences of Latinos. […]

Students Conducting Research at Four-Year Institutions

Aydan Wynos, Adam Page and Shay Hoffman in front of the Old Capitol Building on The University of Iowa’s Campus Cedar Rapids, Iowa (June 23, 2015)–Kirkwood Community College students in the LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation)-IINSPIRE (Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership in Research and Education) program are conducting scientific research this summer at […]

Conferences Focus on Water and Wastewater Maintenance

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (June 15, 2015)—Kirkwood Community College’s annual Water and Wastewater Conferences, June 22 – 23 and July 27 – 28, respectively, will focus on maintenance. Industry leaders from across Iowa and surrounding states will converge and discuss options for maintaining a safe water supply. According to Kim Fensterman, program developer, “The summer conferences […]


The Eagle5 for the Month of June 2015

A look at the top five news stories for Kirkwood Community College for June 2015.

Scholarships Reach Record of $3 Million For 2015-16

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 26, 2015)-More than $3 million in scholarships will be available for Kirkwood Community College students for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is the first time available scholarship funds have exceeded the $3 million mark. This total consists of earnings from Kirkwood Foundation endowed funds, amounts received and committed by Kirkwood Foundation […]

Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids Offer Career Exploration

Participants enjoying a K.I.C.K. photography camp Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 11, 2015)-Kirkwood’s Interactive Camps for Kids (K.I.C.K.) offers kids, ages 9 – 15, career exploration with hands-on activities, throughout the summer beginning June 15. K.I.C.K. camp formats are designed to engage kids with activities they enjoy, while introducing them to different career fields. Subjects covered […]

Recent News

June Student of the Month: Jane Day

What is your background? Hometown? High school? Family members?: I was born and raised here in Cedar Rapids. My twin sister and I were born three months early at St. Luke’s Hospital. My parents, Tom and Laurel, are long-time Cedar Rapids Community School District employees. In addition, I have three furry sisters, golden retrievers, Wrigley, Maggie, […]

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Kirkwood, Western Illinois Sign Reverse Transfer Agreement

(Front row from left to right): Scott Ermer and Dan Yoder (Back row from left to right): Ken Carroll (Kirkwood), Don McLean (WIU), Rob Porter (WIU), Lloyd Kilmer (WIU), Kristi Mindrup (WIU) Agreement will benefit students in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration/Natural Resource Management field beginning in Fall 2015 Moline, Ill. (June 3, 2015)—Kirkwood Community […]

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Jobs Increase Due to Program Administered by Kirkwood

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (June 2, 2015)—Kirkwood Community College recently assisted companies in Iowa’s Creative Corridor to create jobs through Iowa’s New Jobs Training Program (260E). This year 260E had record contributions with the combined training fund and project costs totaling $10,036,467 which created 1,644 jobs. According to Iowa City Area Development Group President, Mark Nolte, […]

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Kirkwood Alumni Making a Difference in Haiti

Marc Sary Andre and Ricardo Etienne each grew up in separate regions of Haiti and soon became friends after meeting through Kirkwood’s exchange program partnership with the Center for Intercultural Education (CIED) program coordinated by Georgetown University. There is a one-year application process for CIED and out of an average of 3,000 applicants annually, only […]

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Kirkwood Golf Finishes Sixth at Nationals

Kirkwood’s Carson Whittington UPDATE 5/22/15: Scottsboro, Ala. (May 22, 2015)-The Kirkwood golf team finished in sixth place at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II National Tournament. The Eagles were led by freshman Carson Whittington who made steady improvements to his score after each round (75, 74, 71, 70=290). Whittington finished tied for 27th overall. […]

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Kirkwood, Tippie College of Business Sign Agreement

(From left to right) University of Iowa Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the University College Lon Moeller and Kirkwood Vice President of Academic Affairs Bill Lamb sign the agreement.   Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 19, 2015)-Kirkwood Community College and the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business signed a Business Administration Associate […]

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