College News

Published August 31, 2016 8:37 am

Your Friday, Your Future Logo

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) admissions department invites future SWCC students to pick a Friday during the 2016-17 school year and come tour the Creston campus, get their admissions and program-related questions answered, and enjoy a free lunch at the Spartan Café during “Your Friday, Your Future @ SWCC.”

Read more: Admissions Department Hosting Future Student Events on Fridays this Year

Published August 30, 2016 11:31 am

31 Percent Sale Ad

With one week of classes down, the SWCC Shoppe is offering 31 percent off backpacks, clothes, souvenirs, and gifts for one day only on Wed., August 31.  The SWCC Shoppe is open from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and located in the Student Center.

Read more: 31 Percent off Wednesday at the SWCC Shoppe

Published August 29, 2016 9:33 am

Bubble Ball Graphic
Mark your calendars for these upcoming SWCC student activities each Wednesday in September:
  • Wed., September 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Club Day, Student Center.  Ask questions, receive information, and view displays for all the clubs and organizations you can get involved with on campus!
  • Wed., September 14, 9-11 a.m. - Community Awareness Day, Instructional Center, room 180.  Learn about valuable resources, in the Creston community, available to students.
  • Wed., September 14, 12-1 p.m. – Hypnotist Jim Wand, Student Center gymnasium.  FREE to SWCC students and employees.  Very entertaining!
  • Wed., September 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – All-Campus Cookout, Student Center.  Student activities will be grilling out for you!  FREE to all SWCC students and employees!
  • Wed., September 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Bubble Soccer, Student Center gymnasium.  NEW!  And again, this promises to be very entertaining!  Need not have a team before you come!  Watch BUBBLE SOCCER VIDEO to prepare for the game!

Published August 29, 2016 8:44 am

The 2016 cross country season kicked off for the Southwestern Spartans this past Saturday as the team competed at the Region XI Time Trial hosted by North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City against all ICCAC institutions which offer cross country as a sport.

Read more: Spartan Cross Country Kicks Off 2016 Season

Published August 25, 2016 3:23 pm

Road to Success Logo

Registrations are now being accepted for The Road to Success conference, being sponsored by IowaWorks and SWCC adult and continuing education, on Tues., October 18, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in room 180 of the Instructional Center.

Read more: Employer-Educator Summit Being Held on Campus

Published August 22, 2016 11:57 am

Dave Kragel

David Kragel, 1974 graduate of Southwestern Community College, will become the first alumnus inducted into Southwestern's Athletic Hall of Fame for collegiate athletic accomplishments on Wed., September 7, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Gymnasium.  The ceremony will take place prior to the Spartans playing Iowa Lakes Community College in conference volleyball action.

Kragel, a 1972 graduate of Corning High School, attended Southwestern from 1972 to 1974.  He played basketball and baseball for the Spartans.  During his sophomore basketball season, he led the nation in scoring and earned First Team All-American honors.  Kragel has had a highly successful professional career as head coach for the Walters State Community College women's basketball team since 1977.  He has surpassed 900 wins as a coach, making him fifth overall for all-time winningest coaches in the NJCAA.

The agenda for the September 7 Hall of Fame induction follows:

  • 5:30 p.m. - Reception, Student Center (upstairs)
  • 6:30 p.m. - Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Student Center gymnasium
  • 7 p.m. - Volleyball game vs Iowa Lakes

Published August 22, 2016 9:30 am

10 Minute Play Cast from 2015

The SWCC Drama Club is now accepting student-, faculty-, or community-written plays for the fall 10 Minute Plays, which will be performed November 17-18, 2016, by the SWCC Drama Club.

Read more: Drama Club Accepting 10 Minute Play Submissions

Published August 16, 2016 5:07 pm

Dr. Rita Gulstad, Central Methodist University, provost, and Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president

Representatives from Central Methodist University (CMU), in Fayette, MO, were on campus Tues., August 16, at noon, in the Administration Center, to sign a formal articulation agreement with Southwestern Community College.  This agreement provides information for the transfer of credits from the general transfer degree programs (Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs) toward a bachelor’s degree at CMU.  Representatives from CMU on-hand for the signing were Dr. Rita Gulstad, provost; David Gorton, site coordinator, St. Louis location; and Samuel Mason, assistant dean, College of Graduate and Extended Studies.

Read more: SWCC Signs Articulation Agreement with Central Methodist

Published August 16, 2016 9:32 am

Welcome to campus, new and returning SWCC students!  Move-in weekend is scheduled for August 20-21.

The SWCC Shoppe will be open in the Student Center on Sat., August 20, and Sun., August 21, from 1-5 p.m. both days. 

Follow the link below to find the complete itinerary for move-in weekend:

Move-In Weekend Schedule

Published August 12, 2016 10:36 am

Sisilia Seavula
Congrats to Sisilia Seavula, Southwestern Community College sophomore student-athlete, who finished second in her qualifying heat at the Olympic games in Rio this morning! This automatically qualifies Seavula, who runs for her home country of Fiji, to compete in the 100m dash tonight at 8:55 p.m. Central time.  The race will be live on NBC-TV. 
 
Please help cheer her on!