Yes, at this point it's called "New Dorm," but construction is underway and soon the new facility will have a name.  Watch this page to see the new 75-unit, apartment-style dormitory being constructed on Southwestern Community College's Creston campus.  The dorm is scheduled to be completed in time for the fall 2010-11 school year so if you're planning to live on campus, get your dorm application in soon!


 October 2009 Construction on New SWCC Dorm
 Construction begins on the new SWCC dormitory
 October 2009 Construction on New SWCC Dorm
 Dorm Construction - October 2009
 October 2009 Construction on New SWCC Dorm
 Pinnacle Construction Group - Urbandale
 October 2009 Construction on New SWCC Dorm

The Southwestern Community College Student Senate hosted activities throughout the week of October 19, 2009, to bring awareness to National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.


 Monday - Save a life, don't drink and drive.  Students handing out lifesavers.  Mocktails in the Student Center
 Tuesday - Mocktails in the student center.  Come sample mocktails during your lunch hour!  The winner of the mocktail contest will receive two free movie tickets with free popcorn.  Students making mocktails
 Wednesday - Information booth on alcohol and its effects.  
 Thursday - Union County Sheriff's Department presentation by Brian Bolton and drunk driving simulation.  Alcohol Awareness Activity
 Friday - Orange ribbon day.  Wear orange to support alcohol awareness.  Alcohol Awareness Table


Friday, September 18, 2009
Stanton High School Homecoming
Lenox High School Homecoming

Saturday, September 19, 2009
Balloon Days Parade, Creston

Balloon Days Parade

Friday, September 25, 2009
Murray High School Homecoming
Creston High School Homecoming

Creston Homecoming Parade

Saturday, September 26, 2009
Orient Pumpkin Days Parade

Pumpkin Days Parade

Thursday, October 1
East Union High School Homecoming

East Union Parade

Friday, October 2, 2009
Mt. Ayr High School Homecoming

Mt Ayr Homecoming parade
Corning High School Homecoming

Corning Homecoming Parade
Red Oak High School Homecoming

Sunday, October 11, 2009
Covered Bridge Days, Winterset

Thursday, December 3, 2009
Lighted Christmas Parade, Creston



Daycare GroupAUGUST 10, 2009--A group of approximately 25 children from I Think I Can Daycare's before and after school program spent the morning on campus.  During their time at Southwestern, the group spent time completing a project in a computer lab, playing dodgeball in the gym, eating ice cream at the student center, and visiting the dorms. 

The group often has field trips to visit businesses and organizations throughout the area.

Thanks, kids, for visiting SWCC!

Tech Center 1 Construction UpdateProgress continues with the remodeling taking place at the college’s technical center.  While the rain has delayed the project to a certain extent, there are noticeable changes underway.  According to Tom Lesan, vice president for economic development, the footings are being poured and soon the crews will be ready to pour the wall and put the metal frame in place for the glass, which is planned for the south side of the building.  Lesan said the curb on the north side was completed last week.  Once the project is finished, the view should be much improved when entering the Creston campus’ east side.

Osceola Carpentry ClassSWCC's Osceola high school carpentry class headed for Texas Saturday morning to assist with the Habitat for Humanity home building project. The group, made up of nine students and instructor Charlie Mundy, arrived in Oklahoma at 4:00 p.m. Saturday and reached their destination in Texas by 2:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Monday was their “day off” when they drove down to Galveston, TX, and took a ferry to Galveston Island.  According to Mundy, the damage from hurricanes Rita and Ike was terrible and much of Galveston is still in ruins.  He could not believe the condition of the city.  When they rode over to the island, they saw wild dolphins following the ferry.  It was an amazing day, many of the students (if not all) had never seen the ocean, some had never been outside of Iowa.

Tuesday morning, there was a record low of 39 degrees.  They blamed the Iowa kids for bringing the cold weather down with them!  When they arrived at the work site, the walls of the new house had been framed and the carpentry students quickly went about stick framing the rafters which they nearly completed on Tuesday.  Charlie was proud of their hard work and how clean the job site was when they left for the day. 

Mundy will continue to keep us posted as their trip progesses.

Habitat for Humanity Trip

Damaged Home

Habitat for Humanity Class