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Iowa Lakes Community College Trustees Learn of Music Options For Students

By Staff | Jan 25, 2011

ESTHERVILLE – The members of the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College heard from students about their appreciation for music opportunities available at the college during the regular meeting of the board on Jan. 18.

Professor Carol Ayres and Professor Brett Fuelberth talked about instrumental and vocal music options at the college. Both instructors are very involved in their communities.

One of the more popular classes for students is Music Appreciation. It can be taken in five different formats ranging from face-to-face and fast track to an online version. In addition, students may sign up for classes in Jazz History, History of American Music, and World Music. Vocal and instrumental lessons are also available to students.

Four students shared their passion for music. John Lorenzen of Galva-Holstein High School, Chris Coffman of Spencer High, Michael Davis of Spirit Lake High School, and Sun Mudiavita of the Congo talked about their experiences in music classes at Iowa Lakes.

Several building projects were also discussed during the meeting.

The Trustees accepted a bid for HVAC work at the Emmetsburg campus. That contract was awarded to the low bidder, Gadbury Plumbing of Fort Dodge, for a bid of just over $175,000 for two projects.

They also voted to proceed with the purchase of an apartment complex just east of the Emmetsburg campus. Some changes were made by the seller in the wording and the Trustees approved the changes and directed the college to proceed with the purchase.

The college has a new airplane, which will allow the aviation program to expand at Iowa Lakes. A light sport airplane was purchased for $100,000. The Cub Crafters Sport Cub S-2 light aircraft was valued at more than $120,000. The Trustees accepted the appraisal and allowed the Foundation to send documentation to the owner to receive a tax donation for the difference in the purchase price and the value.