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Kirkwood Hosts Annual Floral Show

“Flowers Under Construction” theme in Ballantyne Auditorium, 2 p.m. Kirkwood Community College will present its annual Floral Careers Show Sunday afternoon, June 22. The program will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Kirkwood’s Ballantyne Auditorium. Students in the college’s Floral Careers program will present fresh flower arrangements and designs for all occasions, […]

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Workplace Learning Connection Marks 10 Years

Eastern Iowa partnership now a model for Iowa and the nation, teaching “real-life work knowledge” When Brad Kurtz was attending Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School about seven years ago, he had some decidedly mature ideas about what he wanted to do with his life. “I wanted a good job with a chance for a strong […]

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Area Group Offers “Welcome to Medicare” Workshops

June programs presented by Heritage Agency and SHIIP partners More than 30,000 Iowans will turn 65 in 2008 and will become eligible for Medicare. Other Iowans will qualify for Medicare because of a disability. To meet the need for education and assistance with Medicare, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will be presenting “Welcome […]

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Heritage Agency Aids Senior Nutrition

Summer “Farmer’s Market Checks” program saves money while encouraging fresh food use A program to encourage healthy eating among older Iowans is set to return. The Heritage Agency on Aging will soon be making Senior Farmer’s Market checks available in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, Johnson, Linn and Washington counties. The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program […]

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AgrowKnowledge Center Gets New Grant Boost

$1.6 Million NSF Grant to enhance Kirkwood-based Ag Resource Center A national center for agriculture education based at Kirkwood Community College has received renewed funding. AgrowKnowledge, the National Center for Agriscience & Technology Education received additional funds from the National Science Foundation totaling $1,600,000. This funding will support the AgrowKnowledge Resource Center. Iowa Rep. David […]

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Getting the Inside Scoop

Student media leaders score honors A love of sports, passion for journalism and drive for success are just some of the similarities between two Kirkwood Student Media leaders. Chad Cooper, news producer for Kirkwood Student Productions (KSP), and Natalie Niemeyer, editor-in-chief for the Communiqué, have both been selected as Kirkwood Community College outstanding students. In […]

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