Campus News

News Briefs March 2022

College mourns passing of major contributor 

According to a college press release, Henry B. Tippie’s contributions to Kirkwood spanned nearly three decades. Tippie died on Feb. 20, at the age of 95. 

1993 – Major contributor for Kirkwood’s Tippie-Mansfield Center in Belle Plaine.

1996 – Created endowed scholarships for Tippie-Mansfield Center students.

1998 – Major contributor for Kirkwood’s Tippie Beef Education Center.

2001 – Created Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Beef Education Endowed Scholarships.

2004 – Created Henry and Patricia Tippie Endowed Teaching Chair.

2013 – Created Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Business Endowed Scholarship.

2017 – $1 million donated to Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Business Endowed Scholarship.

College wins awards at the International Builders Show  

Kirkwood won two awards at the recent National Association of Home Builders (HAHB) International Builders Show. The college was awarded first place for the Associate Program Student Competition and Kirkwood student Kyle Hicks received the Outstanding Student Award. Additionally, Aaron McGlynn of Cabinet Works was recognized for his contributions to Kirkwood’s Industry Advisory Board as the Outstanding Industry Advisory Board Member.  

Student Awards Banquet April 14

Kirkwood’s Annual Awards Banquet will be Thursday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. The awards recognize students who are part of athletics, performing arts, clubs and organizations and others. Tickets are free and registration is required. Visit for more information. 

Students can study abroad 

Application deadlines have been extended for Summer 2022. Global Learning is located in Linn Hall, Room 1154, on the main campus. Students are assisted 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


Join an intramural at Kirkwood to meet new friends. 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. Visit

Writing Center help  

The Writing Centers on the main campus and Iowa City campus 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 in advance. 

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 visit the Writing Centers can submit their writing to the Kirkwood Center for Online Writing at 

Toilet paper drive  

Student Life will host its annual toilet paper drive March 21 – April 1. Drop off rolls of toilet paper to the Student Life office (located in the Rec Center). Rolls will be donated to Camp Courageous in Monticello. 

International dance  

Join Kirkwood’s international students Tuesday, March 22, at 11:15 a.m. in Linn Hall, Room 3126, to learn dances from other cultures. 

Learn more about mindfulness  

Learn what mindfulness is, the benefits of practicing mindfulness and movement simultaneously and simple practices to incorporate at one’s desk, in the classroom or at home. 

This session will be Tuesday, March 22, at 11:15 a.m. over Zoom at Preparation needed for this session includes a comfortable, quiet and private space. 

The four M’s 

Learn how mindfulness, movement, mastery and making meaningful connections can help individuals cope with stress. This session will be Tuesday, March 29, at 11:15 a.m. over Zoom at

Make It OK  

Learn about what stigma is and its impact, common diagnoses and symptoms, what to say and not to say, how participants can be part of the solution in reducing stigma. This session will be Wednesday, March 30, at 2:30 p.m., over Zoom at

Free ice skating  

Students can head to ImOn Ice Arena for free ice skating on Friday, April 1, from 6:30 –