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Cedar Valley Divide 

The Cedar Valley Divide is now accepting submissions for its spring 2022 publication. The publication welcomes short fiction, poems, creative nonfiction, short plays, graphic art, photography and any other kind of art work that can be photographed. Students, staff and community members are all invited to submit. The deadline is Dec.18. To submit, logon to https://www.kirkwood.edu/programs/degrees/cedar-valley-divide. 

Donate gently used winter clothing 

Global Learning is accepting gently used winter clothes for the upcoming winter season. They are looking for winter coats, gloves, hats, boots and sweatshirts. If students have items to donate, Elizabeth O’Brien in Global Learning at elizabeth.obrien@kirkwood.edu.  

Italy, Layers of Rome: Summer 2022 

Explore the Eternal City, guided by literature, philosophy, history and art faculty with 15 years of experience leading students abroad to Rome. Students can enrich their understanding of literature and cultural sites, while visiting the Forum, the Colosseum, the Vatican, Florence, Pompeii and much more in 2 weeks. Program Dates: June 5 – June 20.  $1,000 Global Advantage Scholarship available for most students. To learn more, email: rschlue@kirkwood.edu.

Personal care product drive 

The Iowa City Student Leadership Council is hosting a Personal Care Product Drive benefiting the IC Food Pantry. Donations can be dropped off at the welcome desk in Iowa City. For questions email food.pantry.ic@kirkwood.edu. 

Kirkwood Iowa City winter coat drive 

Students, faculty, and staff can gather extra or unused winter jackets or coats and bring them to the Iowa City One Stop (office 112A). Children’s and adult coats are accepted. Coats should be free of stains or tears. All donated coats will be given to Kirkwood students.

Free bowling 

Students can bring their EagleCard to May City for free bowling on Tuesday, Nov. 23,  Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Free roller skating 

Students can bring their EagleCard to Super Skate for free roller Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Free ice skating

Students can bring an EagleCard to the ImOn Arena for free ice skating Friday, Nov. 26 and Dec. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Free go-kart racing 

Students can bring their EagleCard to Speedeez Indoor Go-Kart for free go-karting on Monday, Dec. 6, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

First generation college students

Join other first generation college students for conversation, networking, learning about resources and fun. Come to 2057 Cedar Hall on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 11:15 a.m. Students are considered a first generation college student at Kirkwood if neither of their parents or legal guardians completed a bachelor’s (4-year) degree.

Anxiety: How to help yourself and others

Join in learning about anxiety to be informed regarding yourself and others on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 11:15 a.m. To register, visit www.kirkwood.edu/events. 

According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults ages 18 and older. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable. Unfortunately, only 1/3 of individuals with anxiety receive treatment.

Chamber singers concert

Students are invited to attend the chamber singers concert in Ballantyne Auditorium on Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Kirkwood alert

Sign up for Kirkwood’s emergency notification alerts at https://www.kirkwood.edu/explore/public-safety/kirkwood-alert. 

According to the college’s website, students can get alerted about emergencies and other important news by signing up.

Kirkwood difference

Has someone at Kirkwood gone above and beyond for you? Consider nominating a difference-making employee at www.kirkwood.edu/studentaward. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Nov. 29.

Writing assistance

Students can get free writing assistance through the Writing Center. A variety of scheduled and online formats are available. 

Students can make an appointment or walk in for service. The Writing Center is located in 2080 Cedar Hall on the main campus and Room 134 in Iowa City. 

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