Welding Art--Reindeer and Sleigh

Students in the Southwestern Community College welding program faced off in a little friendly competition last week as they created projects that were judged in a holiday art contest.  The projects were on display in the Technical Center Friday. Here is a sampling of their work.

2014 Chamber Choir
The Southwestern Community College School for Music Vocations’ Chamber Singers will present Holiday Carols in Concert on Sun., December 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the SWCC Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature favorite carols and masterworks by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Brahms, Christiansen, Mattson, and Burt.  The concert will be directed by Tommy Boynton.

Admission for this event is $10 per person.  Students and seniors are $5 per person.
Students taking campus tour
Approximately 15 high school students visited campus today for Start Here, Succeed Everywhere, an event planned by the college's admissions department.  The day focused on all of the opportunities offered to students who start at SWCC and then transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students learned how SWCC college credits transfer and what they need to be thinking about when selecting their college classes. 

The day featured two student panels--the first being a panel of current SWCC students and the second featuring a panel of SWCC graduates who are now at four-year colleges and universities.  The day wrapped up with lunch at the Spartan Cafe and a scholarship drawing.  Scholarship winners were Angelica Claytor from Creston and Carolina Ibarra from Creston (pictured below from left to right).

This is the second annual Start Here, Succeed Everywhere event.

SHSE ScholarshipWinners

PosterDay 2013

Research and display boards made by SWCC students in various classes will be available for perusing during the fall 2014 Poster Day on Wed., December 3, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in the downstairs hallways of the Student Center.  Please stop by to view and evaluate the posters on display. 

The event is sponsored by the SWCC Undergraduate Research Committee (SWCCUR), which promotes innovative, creative use of critical thinking in the process of gaining and developing knowledge.

ChamberChoir2013 SWCC

The SWCC School for Music Vocations' Chamber Singers will be on tour performing Holiday Carols in Concert, December 1-5, in the Des Moines area.  Nightly concerts starting at 7:30 p.m. will be open to the public with a free-will donation.  Tommy Boynton will be the conductor.

The Chamber Singers tour schedule follows:

  • Mon., December 1, First Methodist Church, Winterset
  • Tues., December 2, St. Paul Presbyterian Church, Johnston
  • Wed., December 3, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Des Moines
  • Thurs., December 4, Central Presbyterian Church, Des Moines
  • Fri., December 5, Grace Lutheran Church, Des Moines

The Chamber Singers will present their holiday concert locally on Sun., December 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the SWCC Performing Arts Center.  Admission for this event is $10/person.  Students and seniors are $5/person.

Photo above:  2013 SWCC Chamber Singers during last year's holiday tour.

IMT classroom
Southwestern Community College’s 2nd Annual Advanced Industrial and Technology (AIT) Exploration Day was a great success!  During the event, a select group of students and their instructors from across southwest Iowa spent the day touring two local industries, Vanmark and Wellman Dynamics.  It was a fantastic learning experience as the tours reinforced in the students the practical applications of the Employability Skills and the Technology Literacy components set out by the Iowa Common Core.