Kirkwood Three-year Workforce Training Goals Exceeded

Job Ready, Willing and Able Initiative Complete CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (February 21, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College’s effort to expand training for middle-skill jobs exceeded goals with a $150,000 grant awarded by the American Association of Community Colleges (A.A.C.C.). The college was one of 17 community colleges nationwide, selected to participate in the Job Ready, Willing and […]

Kirkwood Receives 2016 Tree Campus USA Recognition

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (February 20, 2017)–Kirkwood Community College has been recognized with 2016 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the sixth time the college has received the honor. Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day […]

Kirkwood Women’s Conference Empowers with Humor

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (February 20, 2017)—Kirkwood Community College’s Beyond Rubies Women’s Conference takes place March 2 -3 at the Kirkwood Center on main campus in Cedar Rapids. This year’s keynote speakers put a humorous spin on two trending topics. Fortune 50 veteran Matt Havens, specializes in marketing, employee retention and management. His interactive presentation “Stop […]

Students Offer Free Income Tax Assistance

Volunteers aid with both Federal and Iowa returns CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (February 17, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College students are volunteering to assist area taxpayers with their 2016 Federal and Iowa tax returns. Accounting students have opened their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to aid students, staff and faculty in preparing the basic levels of tax […]

Winter Gardening Fair Held on Kirkwood’s Main Campus

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (February 15, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College will hold the Winter Gardening Fair on Saturday, February 25, in Cedar Hall on main campus in Cedar Rapids. The Iowa State University Linn County Extension Office hosts this annual event. The one-day event features 40 workshops and hands-on classes by Iowa Master Gardeners ranging from critter […]

Kirkwood Conference Focuses on Workplace Safety

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (February 14, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College will host the sixth annual East Central Iowa Safety and Health Conference on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the Kirkwood Center on main campus in Cedar Rapids. The conference will address topics designed to prevent workplace injuries and accidents. Improving workplace safety can save U.S. employers billions […]

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The Eagle5 for the Month of February 2017

A look at the top five news stories for Kirkwood Community College for February 2017.

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Scholarship Program Recognized as Second in Nation

Mattie Jacobsen, who received one of nearly 1,500 scholarship awards from Kirkwood, speaks to fellow graduates at the 2016 Kirkwood Community College commencement ceremony. Nearly 80 percent of money raised was used for financial aid in fiscal year 2016 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (February 9, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College is the number two college in the nation […]

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February Student of the Month: Justin Letellier

What is your background?: I moved to Cedar Rapids with my family when I was in second grade. I went to Jackson elementary, and Franklin middle school before graduating from Kennedy high school. After that I continued my education at Iowa State University and here at Kirkwood. What brought you to Kirkwood and why?: I wanted […]

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Free Training for Area Workers Affected by Layoffs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (February 8, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College has allocated special funding to expand free training options in Iowa City, supplementing their partnership with IowaWORKS. Workforce funds enable the college to offer free skills courses and design training pathways for in-demand jobs. “Despite Iowa’s low unemployment rate, layoffs are happening throughout eastern Iowa,” said Kirkwood […]

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Starcevich Plans Kirkwood Retirement in June 2018

Search for successor to begin in the coming months CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (January 17, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College President Mick Starcevich announced his intention to retire following the 2017-2018 academic year in a speech to faculty and staff on Tuesday. The nationwide search to find his successor is set to begin in the coming months. Starcevich, […]

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The Eagle5 for the Month of January 2017

A look at the top five news stories for Kirkwood Community College for January 2017.

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