Campus News

News Briefs Feb. 23, 2023

Free computer skills workshop

Students are invited to attend a computer skills workshop on March 30, to improve typing skills. Those in attendance will learn about word processing and how to format simple documents in Office 365. Managing files on Kirkwood computers will also be covered. The workshop will be held in 3010 Cedar Hall from 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Tuesday Tune-Ups

Kirkwood counselors will be offering personal growth and improvement sessions to students, staff and faculty on Tuesdays throughout the semester during Activity Hour, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. in 3042 Iowa Hall. 

Upcoming sessions include Feb. 28 – Confidence and Self-Esteem; March 7 – Set Healthy Boundaries and Improve Your Emotional Well-Being; March 21 – Express Yourself; March 28 – What if I Fail?

Crafts and Cocoa

Come to the Student Life lounge for crafts and hot chocolate on Thursday, March 2, at 11 a.m.

Student awards banquet

Kirkwood’s Annual Awards Banquet is an opportunity to recognize the top student leaders, student athletes, those in our performing arts, clubs and organizations, advisors and others. 

The nomination form and list of previous awards can be found at Students are encouraged to make  nominations before the deadline on Monday, March 20.

Laser tag tourney

Register for the  college’s intrmural laser tag tournament throught the Kirkwood Rec app. The tournament will be Wednesday, March 8, from 6 – 8 p.m. and it is open to all current students.

Free ice skating

Students are invited to take part in free ice skating on Friday, March 3, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at ImOn Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids. 

Free bowling

Head over to May City Bowl for free bowling on Tuesday, Feb. 28, or March 7, from 3 – 5 p.m. Students can scan in at the event using the event check-in QR code located in their MyHub app. May City Bowl is located at 1648 Trent St SW, Cedar Rapids.

Free go-kart racing

Students can go to Speedeez Indoor Go-Karts on Monday, March 6, from 3 – 5 p.m. for free go-kart racing. Students can scan in at the event using the event check-in QR code located in their MyHub app. Speedeez Indoor Go-Karts is located at 1120 33rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids.

Family work station in the library

Library Services recently purchased and installed a family-friendly workstation on the first floor of the Library. It is half study carrel, half playpen, for students who are also parents and need to use the library while caring for a young child. 

Global Spotlight: South Africa

Stop by the first floor of Iowa Hall to learn more about the country of South Africa from Kirkwood’s International Students. This event will be Thursday, March 9, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Mental health training

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults ages 18 and older – but they are also highly treatable. Attend an upcoming training to learn how to help yourself and others on Wednesday, March 1, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m., in 3042 Iowa Hall.