News & Announcements

Sign your team up for the SWCC Intramural Dodgeball league this week in the Student Center lobby at lunchtime or by contacting Addae Houston, SWCC head women's basketball coach. Games will be played from 7-9 p.m. on the following dates in the Student Center gymnasium: Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 6, Nov. 11, and Nov. 19.

Teams must consist of six SWCC students.  Each team must be as equally balanced as possible with three men and three women. Some exceptions can be made (ex. five women, three men). Teams are encouraged to have fun and design team t-shirts or costumes! Teams will compete in pool play with two divisions format. Best record from divisions will play for the championship. Team phone numbers and e-mails must be provided in case of cancellation or time change.

SWCCweek_logoThe college’s third annual SWCC Week will be held November 18-22, 2013!  Fun events are being planned for SWCC students throughout that week.  Some of the events will include a dodge ball tournament, Call of Duty game night, and turkey bowling.  See the complete agenda below to plan your week of fun!

Read more: SWCC Week 2013

October 21-25, 2013, is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.  SWCC will recognize Alcohol Awareness Week with events on campus:

  • Tuesday, October 22 - The SWCC volleyball team takes on Southeast NE at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center gymnasium. The SWCC student ambassadors will hand out Lifesavers to remind us to “Be a Lifesaver, Drink Responsibly.”
  • Wednesday, October 23 - “Mocktails” and the Creston Police Department’s driving simulator.  Stop by the Student Center from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  “Mocktails” will be served and test out the driving simulator.
  • All Week - Alcohol Awareness information table will be located outside the library.

We hope to see everyone at these Alcohol Awareness Week activities!



BirthingSimulator ForWeb
Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa recently donated a birthing simulator to the Southwestern Community College nursing department.

The PROMPT Birthing Simulator (Trainer) - Force Monitoring will allow SWCC students to learn hands-on techniques and will allow instructors to manipulate birthing situations for maximum training. The simulator includes a force monitoring baby which is fitted with an electronic strain gauge allowing for the measurement of force applied to the baby as it is delivered.

Read more: SWCC Receives Donation of Birthing Simulator

NEW!  Donations for this effort must be turned in by Fri., September 27!  The Disaster Relief Center will shut off donations as of next week, so in order for Haskell to get the donations to Colorado in time, she must travel this weekend.

Southwestern Community College online student Angela Haskell, of Winterset, is taking it upon herself to assist the victims of the recent Colorado floods who lost everything.  The flooding in Colorado really hits home for Haskell, who lost six family members in the July 31, 1976, Big Thompson, CO, flood.  Haskell is accepting donations and plans to drive a truck to Colorado next weekend for distribution to the victims of the flooding.  Donation boxes will be set up on campus in the Instructional Center, Student Center, and Administration Center by the end of today (Tuesday).  Students may also give at the Osceola and Red Oak Centers.  The donations will be accepted until Wed., October 2.

Haskell has been in contact with the Disaster Relief Center in Loveland, CO.  Suggested items for Colorado Disaster Relief include:
•    Bottled Water
•    Sports Drinks
•    Toiletries
•    New Warm Clothing
•    Blankets
•    Pillows
•    Camping Gear
•    Non-Perishable Food Items
•    Hairbrushes
•    Hygiene supplies
•    Duffel Bags
•    Cloth grocery bags
•    New Footwear
•    Socks
•    Pet Crates
•    Pet Bowls
•    Leashes
•    Cat Litter

Haskell was named 2013 SWCC Online Student of the Year at the annual award's ceremony in April.  She is also a member of SWCC's Phi Theta Kappa.


2013 MudVballChamps
Competition was fierce at the first-ever SWCC Mud Volleyball Tournament.  Approximately 20 teams competed yesterday in a single-elimination tournament.  The winning team was crowned mid-afternoon.  Congrats to TEAM BINDA--SWCC's 2013 Mud Volleyball Champions!

For more mud volleyball photos, please visit SWCC's Facebook page!