Campus Life at Iowa Central
Clubs

Clubs

Iowa Central Community College sponsors a wide variety of student clubs and organizations dealing with certain areas of study, as well as social opportunities. The following is a list of existing clubs and organizations, many state and national, and a description and contact person for the students who are interested in more information.

Cheer Squad


Amanda Murphy
515-574-1344
murphy@iowacentral.edu

Iowa Central’s Spirit Squad is a coed team consisting of football, basketball, and competition squads. We will strive to produce great athletes and citizens by incorporating every aspect of a well-rounded athlete; physically fit, mentally fit, and goal oriented.

Collegian (College newspaper)


collegian@iowacentral.edu

For students interested in working on the award-winning student newspaper. Learn about writing, editing, design and advertising in a professional setting.

Concert Band (Instrumental)


Paul Bloomquist, Director of Instrumental Music
515-574-1203
bloomquist@iowacentral.edu

Open to all Iowa Central students. Involves the study and performance of quality band literature with emphasis placed upon musicianship and interpretation. This group rehearses three times weekly and is called upon to perform both regionally and nationally.

Concert Choir (Vocal)


Will Lopes, Director of Vocal Music
515-574-1202
lopes@iowacentral.edu

Open to all Iowa Central students. Rehearsals are held three times each week, and a very active performance schedule is maintained.

Culture Club


Rochelle Green, Advisor - 515-574-1182
Jennifer Dutcher, Advisor - 515-574-1178
Kara Weyand, Advisor - 515-574-1236

Students will broaden their world horizons while making valuable connections with other students and faculty. Students will be exposed to diverse cultural activities and experiences through music, food, film, visual arts, and performing arts.

Dance Team


Cassidy Vermeer, Dance Teams Coach/Choreographer
515-574-1204
vermeer@iowacentral.edu

A high-energy performance dance team specializing in jazz, hip hop, pom, novelty/character, high kick, lyrical, and musical theatre show. This is a high demand performance group, performing at campus visit days, Iowa Central athletic events, fine arts events, and state, regional and national competitions. The Iowa Central Dance Team also displays their talents during their presentation, “Curtain Call,” held in April. This show features guest performers from area high school drill teams and the male hip hop crew. Auditions are held in December and April.

Drama/Theatre


Teresa Jackson, Director of Theatre
515-574-1206
jackson@iowacentral.edu

Students who want to continue—or start—their involvement with theatre, both on and off the stage, are encouraged to check out our theatre opportunities here at Iowa Central. The year starts off quickly with a fall play production and moves into preparation for the spring musical right after that. Year-long participation in Improvisational Acting is also offered, as well as opportunities to participate behind the scenes in every component of technical theatre. Students do not have to be theatre majors or even take a specific course to get involved.

Encore Jazz Band/Encore Singers


Paul Bloomquist, Director of Instrumental Music
515-574-1203
bloomquist@iowacentral.edu

Will Lopes, Director of Vocal Music
515-574-1202
lopes@iowacentral.edu

Both are ensembles designed to explore the various styles of popular and jazz music with emphasis placed on musicianship, solo performance and improvisation. They perform two major concerts a year, and join in a tour throughout Iowa in the Winter and Spring. In addition, they are called upon to perform at a variety of functions throughout the area.

Human Services Club


Larry McLuckie, Advisor
515-574-1233
mcluckie@iowacentral.edu

The Human Services Club is an organization for all Iowa Central students. The club’s purpose is to provide a gathering point for students who have a common interest in pro-social and volunteer campus and community activities. Membership is not limited to students in the Human Services Program. The group will offer a student opportunity to network with other students and develop new friendships. Members will also learn more about the community’s human services agencies, programs, and services.

I.C. Green Club


Beth Collins, Advisor
515-574-1244
collins@iowacentral.edu

Through promoting education and awareness, advocating sustainable development, and introducing students to outdoor activities, the I.C. Green Club seeks to establish Iowa Central Community College as an environmentally positive example for the benefit of the college itself, the greater Fort Dodge community, and the world at large. Any student who attends Iowa Central Community College may be a member of I.C. Green.

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Intramurals


Chad Helle, Director, Intramurals
515-574-1346
helle@iowacentral.edu

Bowling, co-ed volleyball, golf, and basketball are all offered as intramural sport options. Sign-up dates and starting dates are listed on the calendar. For more information, contact the Student Activities Office at Ext. 1347.

Marching Band


Jeremy Smith, Director of Athletic Bands
515-574-1207
smith_jeremy@iowacentral.edu

The Triton Marching Band and Legion of Boom drum line support Iowa Central Community College events during the fall semester, and is open to all students regardless of major. Rehearsals occur 2 or 3 times per week depending on game schedule. Members are required to take part in all performances, which include all home football games, potential post season play off and bowl games, area and local community parades and functions.

PAS - Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization


Mike Richards, Advisor
515-574-1918
richards@iowacentral.edu

One of the many purposes of PAS is to provide an opportunity for developing leadership abilities through participation in the employment experience programs, course work, and organization activities. It’s motto is “Uniting Education and Industry in Agriculture”.

Pep Band


Jeremy Smith, Director of Athletic Bands
515-574-1207
smith_jeremy@iowacentral.edu

The Pep Band supports Iowa Central Community College events during the spring semester, and is open to all students regardless of major. Rehearsals occur beginning at the end of the fall semester and continue until March. Members are required to take part in all performances, which include home basketball games during January and February, potential post season play off games, and college events as requested.

Percussion Ensemble


Jeremy Smith, Director of Athletic Bands
515-574-1207
smith_jeremy@iowacentral.edu

The Percussion Ensemble is designed to cover classical, popular, and modern literature for the percussion instruments during the fall and spring semesters. In the fall, the Legion of Boom drum line comes from the percussion ensemble which supports the Triton Marching Band. Following the marching band season, an indoor drum line (percussion battery and pit percussion) is also part of the group, and will perform at concerts and home basketball games. The percussion ensemble is open to all students regardless of major, subject to audition.

Phi Theta Kappa


Samantha McClain, Advisor
515-574-1080
mcclain@iowacentral.edu

Iowa Central has a charter from the Phi Theta Kappa National Junior/ Community College Honor Society Fraternity. For membership into Phi Theta Kappa, the following criteria must be met: 1) Grade point must be 3.5 or higher (cumulative); 2) Must have accumulated 12 hours of college credit; 3) Developmental courses will not be considered as part of the criteria (grade point average and credit load); 4) Grades must be posted on transcript within three full weeks of end of term; 5) There is a one-time membership fee of $80.00.

Skills USA


Phyllis Minnihan, Sponsor
515-574-1903
minnihan@iowacentral.edu

SkillsUSA is the only national organization designed exclusively for students preparing for technical, skilled and service careers, including health careers. SkillsUSA offers opportunities for competitive events and awards from the local to national levels. Students will be actively involved in learning employability and leadership skills as part of SkillsUSA to help them prepare for a successful career.

Student Ambassador Program


Sara Scharf, Advisor
515-574-1004
scharf@iowacentral.edu

Megan Grove, Advisor
515-574-1005
grove_m@iowacentral.edu

The Enrollment Management and Student Development Office accepts applications for Ambassadors in the Iowa Central Student Ambassador Program. Ambassadors are required to devote 48 hours per semester giving college tours, phone calling and acting as host/hostess for activities sponsored by the President’s Office and Enrollment Management and Student Development. Applications are available in the Admissions Office. (Student Support Services Building, Fort Dodge).

Student American Dental Hygiene Association- SADHA


Renee Piper
515-574-1335
piper@iowacentral.edu

SADHA’s mission is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene, and to promote the highest standards of education and practice in the profession. Our goal is to Empower, Support, and Develop Student Members, by offering opportunities for personal and professional development, leadership, and recognition for your achievements. Contributions to the community’s oral health standards through professional activities with your state and local associations. Professional membership builds an identity for you and the dental hygiene profession.

Student Senate


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Triton Martial Arts Club (TMAC)


Rob Hepperle
515-5741920
515-408-7580
hepperle@iowacentral.edu

Master Justin Faiferlick
515-570-7532
flicktkd@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/faiferlicktkd

FREE Martial Arts classes for students!!!!!!!!
Classes offered: Taekwondo / Self Defense / Mixed Martial Arts / Jiu Jitsu / Women Empowered / SogoRyu Bujutsu / Cardio & Strength / Kickboxing  / Kendo

ICCC staff and faculty class fees are 50% off. Unlimited classes (styles & quantity) for low monthly rate of $47.50 for single, $67.50 for family of 2, and $82.50 for family of 3, additional family $25 each!

The Triton Martial Arts Club (TMAC) is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Free classes for students. All Skill Levels. Members will have the opportunity to primarily learn and promote martial arts within ICCC community. The secondary purpose will be to promote the health, education, well-being and safety of members of ICCC and Fort Dodge communities. TMAC members will have the opportunity to learn the principles of the Martial Arts as a means toward physical and mental discipline and to enjoy and practice the Martial Arts for fun or competitive purposes. TMAC members will promote general interest in the Martial Arts as an aid in developing sportsmanship, leadership, cultural diversity, physical and mental well-being, self-control, self- confidence, self-defense, and an overall better lifestyle. We will also match your career interests with opportunities such as: student development, nutrition, leadership, marketing, fundraising, demonstrations, and community involvement. Competitive events will be available.

Forming New Organizations


Director, Student Life and Activities
If interested in starting a new campus organization, stop in the Student Activity Office for details. Membership must be made up of Iowa Central students with a full-time staff member as an advisor. Organizations and clubs that are sanctioned are allowed representation in the student government and can incorporate “Iowa Central” into its name. Organizations that do not qualify to be sanctioned may become recognized, allowing members to meet on campus.

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