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Student Media wins eight awards 

At the recent Iowa College Media Association annual awards ceremony, Kirkwood Student Media won eight awards. 

The Communiqué, the college’s student newspaper,  won Best Staff Editorial – 3rd place; Best Front Page – 3rd place; Best Online Edition – Outstanding Students – Andrew Schneider – 3rd place; Best Graphic – January Staff Picks – Amanda Bollig – 1st place; and Best Multimedia Slideshow – Cheerleaders – Jessica McWilliams – Honorable Mention.

Kirkwood Student Productions, the college’s broadcast organization, won Best Video News Program – Student Life Update – Honorable Mention; Best Variety – Music and Comedy Program –   3rd place; and Best Short Film – Honorable Mention.

Roller skating 

Head to Super Skate for free roller skating. 

Thursday, Feb.  24 

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  

Free bowling 

May City Bowling 

Tuesday, March 1 

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.  

Mental health training

Anxiety: How to help yourself and others 

Did you know 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. 

On Zoom Wednesday, March 2 

2:30 p.m.  

Annual Humanities speaker 

Join us in Ballantyne Auditorium to hear Caleb Rainey, known as “The Negro Artist.” 

Thursday, March 3 

11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. 

Ballantyne Auditorium  

Upcoming Global Spotlight: Israel 

Learn more about the country of Israel from Kirkwood’s International Students. 

On Zoom Thursday, March 10 

11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.  

First Generation Thursday 

Join fellow First-Generation students for games, cookies, conversation and to celebrate being a First-Generation student. 

Thursday, March 3 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

2057 Cedar Hall 

Writing Center help  

The Writing Centers on the main and Iowa City campuses are open. Students can register and schedule 30-minute appointments on MyHub (Student Links, Support, Writing Center Main Campus/Iowa City Campus). Appointments can be scheduled up to 10 days ahead of time. 

Open Monday – Friday, the main campus Writing Center is in 2080 Cedar Hall, and the Iowa City location is in Room 134 of the Credit Center. Students who are unable to use the Writing Center are welcome to submit their writing to the Kirkwood Center for Online Writing at 

Faculty lecture 

“Hispanics/Latinos/Latinx in Iowa: History and Analysis” Faculty Lecture Presentation 

On Zoom Thursday, March 10 

11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. 


Join an intramural at Kirkwood to meet new friends and have fun! Intramurals provide competitive, recreational activities for participants of any skill level. 

Structured leagues and tournaments are offered in a variety of team and individual events, including: 

  • Flag football 
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Fantasy football
  • Esports

Experience team building and camaraderie with students and employees on campus. With so many choices, there’s something for everyone! 


 Activity hour trivia 

Join the Communiqué staff and Student Life  in the Linn Hall lobby on Tuesday, March 8 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. for general knowledge trivia. 

Students can study abroad 

Application deadlines extended for Summer 2022.  

Get started by doing a program search for available study abroad opportunities.   

Global Learning is located in Linn Hall, Room 1154, Cedar Rapids Main Campus and are here to help students in-person or over Zoom.

Scholarship application deadline

The 2022-2023 first-round scholarship application is due March 15. 

All students are encourage to apply at