Drama Club Symbol

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Drama Club is hosting Little Spartan Drama Camps for children ages 4-13 from Wed., June 24, through Fri., June 26, at the SWCC Performing Arts Center on the SWCC campus in Creston.  Camps ages, times, and activities follow:

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Kiwanis Scholarship Recipients

Creston, IA--The Creston Kiwanis Club honored four Creston High School students who have been selected to receive the club's 2015-16 scholarships at their regular meeting on Tues., May 5, 2015, at The Windrow restaurant in Creston. 

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PIF CPR/AED Training

More than 100 people were trained during the Pay it Forward CPR/AED classes held during the month of April! The classes were sponsored and paid for by Creston's local insurance agents and taught by SWCC adult and continuing education instructors.  Participating insurance agencies include Tyler Insurance Services; American Family, Katie Turner; Carter Insurance Agency; Farm Bureau, Joe Calvin; Hometown Insurance; and State Farm, Ben Adamson.

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Meals from the Heartland Packaging

Thanks to everyone who participated in SWCC's 2015 Pay it Forward (PIF) Week!  Here are a portion of the great activities that happened all week long: 

  • During Thursday's Meals from the Heartland event 65,232 meals were packaged by more than 350 volunteers.
  • Approximately 58 people participated in Wednesday's Red Cross Blood Drive with 51 units collected, exceeding the blood drive goal by 12 units.
  • The Crew, SWCC's electrical technology club, cleaned the yards of two elderly individuals in Creston on Thursday.
  • Cemetery clean-ups took place on Wednesday.
  • The FREE theatre performance of the Drama Club's Gas Light was a packed house!
  • Afternoon on the Farm brought 150 parents, teachers, and children to the ag site.
  • The ag department planted 17 trees and cleaned McKinley Lake.
  • The social psychology class headed to Afton to read to East Union Elementary first graders.
  • Almost 30 people came to the Community CPR/AED Event on Monday.
  • A number of super heroes showed up to give their all during Monday's Superhero 5k Walk/Run.
  • The Psychology Club passed out mental health awareness materials at the All-Campus Cookout on Monday.
  • Students demonstrated a ton of knowledge during Wednesday's Poster Day event.
  • And guess what ... there's still time to PIF
    • The Phi Theta Kappa food drive was extended through today so head to the grocery store if you haven't already donated!
    • The campus clean-up followed by the ice cream sundae bar were moved to this Friday, starting at 1:30 p.m. due to the weather.

See all Pay it Forward Week photos on the SWCC Pay it Forward page on Facebook.

Cleaning up at McKinley Lake


Gas Light Cast

The SWCC Drama Club will be performing Gas Light from April 23-25 at 7 p.m. and April 26 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center theater. As part of Pay it Forward (PIF) Week, there will be a free performance for SWCC employees and students on Wed., April 22, at 7 p.m.

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Harmonic Convergence vocal jazz group

The professional music department will be performing at A&G Steakhouse, 211 W. Adams Street in Creston, on Friday, April 17, from 8-11 p.m.

This performance will cap off a week-long tour of the Kansas City area. Instrumental jazz combos and vocal jazz groups will be performing. Admission is free!