Campus News

News Briefs – March 9, 2023

Holocaust survivor speaker

The college will host guest speaker Tova Friedman, on Tuesday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium. 

According to the college’s website, “Friedman was one of the youngest people to emerge from Auschwitz. After surviving the liquidation of the Jewish ghetto in Central Poland where she lived as a toddler, Tova was four when she and her parents were sent to a Nazi labor camp.”

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 March 21 – Express Yourself; March 28 – What if I Fail?; April 4 – Motivation and Time Management. 

Green Bandana

Help spread awareness of resources available for those with mental health-related needs. 

Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Green Bandana Project on Wednesday, April 5, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. (3042 Cedar Hall). The program promotes a stigma-free and supportive environment. 

Spring play

The Kirkwood spring play “Lost Girl” will be in Ballantyne Auditorium on March 30 – 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m. and April 2 at 2 p.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.

Award categories include: outstanding advisor, impact award, most active club/organization, most memorable event, outstanding education event, community service award, outstanding non-traditional student, outstanding club/organization leader, outstanding musician, oustanding artist, outstanding international student and sports MVP. 

Make It OK

According to the Counseling website, students are invited to be a part of the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative that aims to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by improving physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans. Make It OK is a community campaign to reduce stigma by increasing understanding and creating caring conversations about mental illness. There is an upcoming training event on Tuesday, March 28, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. (3042 Iowa Hall).

Toilet paper drive

Kirkwood’s Annual Toilet Paper drive has begun. Bring toilet paper donations to the Information Desk/Student Life on the second floor of Iowa Hall. If you are representing a club, be sure to share which club you are representing. 

Donations will be accepted through April 7. Every year, all donations are given to Camp Courageous, a year-round camp for individuals of all ages with disabilities.

Network with professionals

Stop by Iowa Hall, Room A (second floor near the coffee shop) for Project Management Day on Tuesday, March 21, at 12:30 p.m. Students will learn about careers, network with professionals and participate in an activity. 

Badminton tourney

Kirkwood intramurals will host a singles badminton tournament on Wednesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. at the Rec Center. There will be a doubles badminton tournament on Wednesday, April 5, at 6 p.m. To register, download the Kirkwood Rec app on your phone.

Upcoming music performances

The Kaydenn String Quartet Recital will be April 4, at 7 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium. The Red Cedar Chamber Music will perform on April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium.  

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