College News

Published December 8, 2016 3:17 pm

Mandy Houk speaking to group

The South Central Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted a workshop, Intentional Marketing, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Instructional Center, room 165. 

Read more: SBDC Hosts Marketing Workshop on Campus

Published December 8, 2016 2:11 pm

In an earlier match-up with Graceland JV on Nov. 23, the Spartans dominated the game on their home court with a 39 point margin of victory, but the Yellowjackets would prove to be much tougher in the two teams' second and final matchup of the season.

Read more: Road Win Boosts Spartans to Five in a Row

Published December 8, 2016 9:36 am

Spartan Dazzlers at State

Congratulations to the SWCC Dazzlers dance team and Head Coach Kaeleigh Ballentine on their best finishes EVER at the Iowa state dance competition on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016! The Dazzlers received Division 1 ratings and third place finishes at state in all three of the categories-- pom, hip hop, and jazz--they competed in at state.

Great job, ladies!

Published December 7, 2016 12:07 pm

CRESTON — The TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College is hosting an ACT Boot Camp on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the college’s Instructional Center, room 220, to assist high school students in preparation for the ACT Test.

Read more: ACT Boot Camp to be held at SWCC

Published December 7, 2016 9:17 am

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Pre-season rankings can be fool’s gold, but the Southwestern men’s basketball team has proved they deserved their #11 ranking in NJCAA DII to start the season.  The Spartans, coming off a 25-6 season in 2015-16, returned three all-conference guards.  Combining those returners and infusing new talent, Southwestern has started this season 10-0, including four wins over NJCAA DI opponents, all of which were on the road or at neutral sites. 

"We have had a good start, but in the grand scheme of things we have a ton of things to get better at," said Spartan Coach Todd Lorensen.  "The conference season starts in January and we need to keep preparing to play our best basketball in the spring semester."

Southwestern is back in action on Wednesday, Dec., 7, to take on Marshalltown Community College, an NJCAA D1 program with a 9-2 start this season.

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Published December 6, 2016 11:11 am

This past weekend the Spartans women's basketball team competed in back-to-back contests in unconventional fashion by playing Friday, Dec. 2, against Grand View JV at home, but then took to the road on Saturday, Dec. 3, to Lexington, MO, to take on Wentworth Military Academy.  In both cases, the team picked up the win to extended their winning streak to four in a row.

Read more: Spartans Extend Streak to Four

Published December 6, 2016 11:06 am

The Southwestern men’s basketball team picked up a pair of victories over NJCAA Division I programs over the weekend at the Hy-Vee Classic hosted by Indian Hills Community College.  On Friday, the Spartans held off a late rally to defeat Richard Daley College 85-81 and on Saturday defeated Kankakee CC 108-56.

Read more: Spartans move to 10-0

Published December 5, 2016 4:07 pm

People food tasting at Food Around the World

Southwestern Community College's Multicultural Club hosted "Food Around the World," an international food fair, in the library on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.  They had approximately 60 people in attendance. 

Read more: Multicultural Club Hosts International Food Fair

Published December 1, 2016 9:40 am

Head Spartan Baseball Coach Pedro Hernandez has released the schedule for the upcoming 2017 spring baseball season.  The first portion of the season will consist of non-conference play through February and March. During this time, the Spartans will have three weekends on the road, playing games in Oklahoma and Kansas. Their first home game is scheduled for March 12 at 1 p.m. against Southeastern Community College. 

For the upcoming season, the Spartans will be competing as a National Junior College Athletic Association Division I team.  Their first conference game is set for April 1 at 2 p.m. at home against Marshalltown Community College.

"This year's schedule is filled with a lot of talented  opponents and will be a great test for our team," commented Hernandez. "With us moving to Division I, our schedule will have a different look and I think our guys are up for the task. I can't wait for this upcoming season. We have a very talented group and I am excited to see how they are going to contribute this spring."

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Published November 30, 2016 3:55 pm

Jordan Johnson

Sophomore guard Jordan Johnson earned his second Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Player of the Week honor as the Spartans went 2-0 at the Rock Valley College Classic.  For the week, Johnson averaged 12.5 PPG while shooting 50 percent from the field, 57 percent from the arc, and 100 percent from the free throw line. 

Read more: Johnson Earns Second Player of the Week Honor