Campus News

News Briefs September 2022

Hitting a landmark 1000th blog post

LibBlog, the Kirkwood Community College Library Blog, has just published its 1000th post. 

The library started blogging back in September of 2008. Since then we publish: reports on library news, lists of new books, lists of books by topic, tech tips, research/study tips, event information, Information Literacy and other cool things. 

You haven’t read it? You can find it at or link to it from the Library Services website. We really appreciate those of you who already read our blog on a regular basis. If you want to follow this blog so you don’t miss a most you can enter your e-mail or follow us on Facebook ( or Twitter ( to get notice when we publish a new post. 

We normally aim for 2 posts a week so it isn’t a heavy feed. We currently have 1,599 followers of the blog. If you aren’t following, please do. We just need one more to level up to a round number. -Sarah Uthoff, reference librarian

Weekend cultural hosts needed for Denmark students Oct. 7-9

Want to meet some students from another country? Have an extra bedroom? This opportunity might be for you. A group of cultural exchange students from Denmark are looking for a host family. 

They will be staying for one weekend, Oct. 7 – 9. Multiple families are needed for hosting.

Each family can host one to two exchange students. If interested, e-mail Shannon Ingleby or call her Kirkwood extension at 5293.

Free ice skating at ImOn

Need a night of free fun? On Friday, Sept. 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ImOn will be having a free ice-skating night. Head on over to tear up some ice at ImOn Ice Arena. Check out the student events calendar on Kirkwood’s website for more information.

Students go-kart for free at Speedeez

On Monday, Sept. 26, from 3-5 p.m. Speedeez Indoor Go Kart is hosting a night for students to go kart for free. Simply log into myHub and find the QR access code which will get you in for free. Check out the student events calendar on Kirkwood’s website for more information.

Conversation meet-up every Thursday

Want to meet some new people? Or maybe tune up your conversation skills? 

The Conversation Club invites everyone, staff and students alike, to come to the conversation meet ups that will be hosted every Thursday during Activity Hour. 

The conversation meet-ups began on Sept. 1, and will continue throughout the school year. Meet-ups at the Cedar Rapids campus are held in the Global Learning Lounge and in the Speaking Center on the Iowa City campus. All are welcome.

Student Life offers free coffee and crafts

Come on out to the Student Life Lounge in Iowa Hall to take a break and enjoy some coffee or hot chocolate and crafts. 

This event is open to all and begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. The activities for this session will be coloring books, coloring ceramic mugs and plates and a surprise craft.

Vax up for flu 2023

Kirkwood is giving free flu vaccines in Room 1218 Linn Hall from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Oct. 4. and at the Kirkwood Rec Center on Oct. 5 from 3-6 pm and on Oct. 6 in Iowa Hall from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sports Shooting club

Kirkwood’s Sports Shooting club is open to all students. The main focus of the team so far is clay target shooting within the Scholastic Clay Target Program. 

They compete in duals within the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. They are also looking for additional faculty and staff who would like to get involved as club sponsors, coaches, assistants and/or coordinators. 

Email for more information.

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