Portion of Kirkwood Blvd. SW Closed for Summer 2017

A portion of Kirkwood Boulevard SW located just south of main campus will be closed for a construction project for the entire summer of 2017. Construction will take place at the intersection of Kirkwood Boulevard SW and the College Community School District south school access road. Those planning to travel to the campus from the […]


The Eagle5 for the Month of May 2017

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

Kirkwood Dedicates Tippie Business Education Center

Henry Tippie speaks at the dedication ceremony at Kirkwood Community College on Thursday night. Iowa native Henry B. Tippie honored at ceremony following $1.1 million gift CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 11, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College dedicated the Tippie Business Education Center at Nielsen Hall in a ceremony today on Kirkwood’s main campus. The center was named […]

All Stars Event Brings High Demand Jobs to the Forefront

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 11, 2017)—Kirkwood Community College will hold the first workforce All Stars of the Creative Corridor celebration on Thursday, May 25. The event honoring young people making an impact in Eastern Iowa’s key industries, brings occupations with shortages to the forefront in an effort to grow talent pipelines. Since 2011 the college […]

Kirkwood’s Student-Built Tiny House for Sale

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 2, 2017)–Kirkwood Community College has begun accepting sealed bids on its student-built tiny house. The 266-square foot home, valued at $24,000, was built by concurrently enrolled high school students in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Career Academy program at Kirkwood’s Linn County Regional Center. Despite its limited space, the tiny […]

Kirkwood Summer Hours of Operation Changing

Summer Hours Take Effect May 15 Kirkwood will be observing summer hours from May 15 through July 28, 2017. During this time, business operating hours will be: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Summer hours will be observed by all departments at every Kirkwood location with the […]

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Vegetable Gardening Moves Indoors

A Kirkwood Horticulture student inspects some tomatoes  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 24, 2017)-Hydroponic and aquaponic systems were installed in the Kirkwood greenhouse to teach the next generation of horticulturalists this environmentally-friendly way of gardening. When it’s too cold for outdoor gardening, the growing season moves indoors to help continually supply garden-fresh produce to patrons of […]

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May Student of the Month: Kerin Lopez

What is you background?: I was born and raised in Honduras. I grew up with my grandparents, because my mom moved to the USA when I was four. I have two sisters and one brother, my younger sister and I moved to the United States five years ago. It was the biggest change of my […]

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Iowa City Campus, City Promote Minority Entrepreneurship

Kirkwood’s Iowa City Campus IOWA CITY, Iowa (May 8, 2017)—Kirkwood Community College has partnered with the City of Iowa City to promote entrepreneurship by minorities. The college will host Iowa City’s business launch seminar on Saturday, May 20. Seven years ago Iowa had the lowest number of minority-owned businesses in the country, according to the […]

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Starcevich Receives Special Honor from Grant Wood AEA

TIFFIN, Iowa (May 5, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College President Mick Starcevich was presented the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA) Leadership for Learning award at a ceremony in Tiffin on Wednesday night. The award, which is not presented every year, is given when the GWAEA executive cabinet identifies someone in the community that embodies a strong leader […]

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Hotel Earns Sixth Consecutive Four Diamond Rating

Kirkwood President Mick Starcevich Presented Four Diamond Award CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 3, 2017)-For the sixth year in a row, The Hotel at Kirkwood Center earned the American Automobile Association’s (AAA) prestigious Four Diamond Award for lodging. The Hotel is one of only four hotels in Iowa to earn this superior designation for upscale amenities […]

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Spring Fling Concert to Feature Jazz Transit

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (April 19, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College’s student jazz vocalists will take the stage this spring for a concert on April 21. Jazz Transit will present music from many well-known jazz composers in Ballantyne Auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Dr. Fred Kiser, Jazz Transit will perform works from Sharon Broadley, […]

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