College News

Published June 20, 2016 2:14 pm

Theo Piniau

Theo Piniau, a May 2015 graduate of Southwestern Community College, has been selected by Athletics Papua New Guinea to compete in the men’s 200m dash at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August. 

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Published June 20, 2016 2:04 pm

Paige Cassady

Southwestern Community College is preparing for a new era of softball with the announcement of a head coach, Paige Cassady of Tennessee, who will replace Lindsay Stumpff, coach of the Spartan softball program for the past 10 years.

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Published June 17, 2016 4:08 pm

Photo of female construction worker from Construction Simulator Event Flyer

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to operate an excavator or forklift?  Here's your opportunity to find out.

Southwestern Community College's adult and continuing education department, in cooperation with IowaWORKS, is bringing a construction simulator to the Technical Center parking lot on campus, 1501 W Townline Street in Creston, on June 29 and 30, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Girls and women are highly encouraged to attend this event, which is being funded by the Walmart Foundation.  All ages are welcome!  Statistics show 10 percent of all workers in the construction industry are women.  Efforts like these will help those numbers continue to grow.

A donation lunch will be provided from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., by Creston IJAG and the East Union Art Club.

Construction Simulator event flyer

Published June 17, 2016 8:36 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center for their regular board meeting.

The board recessed early in the meeting to hold a Collective Bargaining Strategy Session.

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Published June 16, 2016 2:15 pm

CRESTON — Nick Ekel, Southwestern Community College head coach, added five additional student-athletes to the Spartan track and field roster.  During the past couple weeks, Spartan signees have included Nhail Bilew of Denison, Jeremy Newton of Australia, Caleb Peterson of Glenwood, Justin Wehling of Mount Ayr, and Rich Wilkins of Woodburn.

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Published June 14, 2016 3:31 pm

2015 SWCC Speedway Night Volunteers

SWCC Night at the Adams County Speedway in Corning is scheduled for this Sat., June 18, 2016.  Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps start at 6:30 p.m., and racing begins at 7 p.m.

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Published June 14, 2016 2:48 pm

Brodric Thomas

Brodric Thomas of Bolingbrook, IL, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Southwestern to continue his academic and basketball careers. He joins the Spartans after red shirting one season at Truman State University, in Kirksville, MO, an NCAA Division II program. 

Prior to attending Truman, Thomas prepped at Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, IL. 

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Published June 14, 2016 9:36 am

Union County Emergency Management is hosting a three-day training session with actual “force-on-force” training, Tues., June 14, through Thurs., June 16, on Southwestern Community College’s Creston campus in room 180 of the Instructional Center and in student housing.  During this training there will be a number of emergency vehicles on campus and the participants will be completing live simulations.  Do not be alarmed.

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Published June 9, 2016 8:02 am

Nick Ekel, head coach for the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) track and cross country programs, announced this week he has recruited Kevin Paul Dietrich of Port Neches, TX, to run for the Spartan track and cross country teams beginning with the fall 2016 semester.

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Published June 7, 2016 10:36 am

Stop by the SWCC Shoppe this month for new specials each week!  This week, June 6-10, 2016, the SWCC Shoppe is offering 30 percent off all SWCC souvenirs (including regular priced clothing).  They have also added new items to the clearance rack!  Check out the calendar of June savings to see what discounts the SWCC Shoppe is offering each week!

The SWCC Shoppe is located in the Student Center and is open 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.