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Southwestern Community College (SWCC) was honored as part of the NASCAR Green program, prior to the start of the DuPont Pioneer 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series at the Newton Speedway on Sat., June 8, 2013.  Steve Schmalzried, SWCC automotive repair technology instructor (pictured in center), represented the college on stage for the ceremony.  Through the NASCAR Green program, NASCAR donates 10 trees for every green flag that starts or restarts the race. SWCC was chosen for this honor due to the April 14, 2012, tornado that the campus endured.  Thanks to NASCAR's generosity, SWCC will receive 60 trees this fall.

The next summer session at SWCC begins on July 1, 2013.  If you are interested in taking classes, the transfer equivalencies for the Iowa regents and Northwest Missouri State University are now available. To view the entire Summer 2013 Class Schedule, visit SWCC's Class Schedules page.

Students may register for classes anytime in the student services office at the Administration Center or by calling 641.782.7081, ext. 326.

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The rain held off Saturday night and Southwestern Community College had a great night at the Adams County Speedway in Corning.  After a number of rainouts, Adams County Speedway fans were out in force and ready for a great night of racing.  Race fans stopped at the SWCC table on their way in the gate to play games, sign up for the "Summer Fun" raffle basket, and win prizes.  SWCC instructors Jeff Magneson, collision repair/refinish, and Jeff Sorensen, automotive repair technology, spoke about their programs on KMA Radio's live racing show.

If you couldn't make it Saturday night, but enjoy racing, mark your calendars for June 29.  SWCC will be at the Clarke County Speedway for another night of fun.  See more photos from the races on SWCC's Facebook page.

mclaren dave WebAMES, Iowa — Dave McLaren, regional director of the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Southwestern Community College in Creston, was named the 2013 Iowa “State Star” by the National Association of Small Business Development Centers (America’s SBDC).  

America’s SBDC annually recognizes Small Business Development Center (SBDC) personnel for demonstrating exemplary work performance, significantly contributing to the organization’s economic development efforts, and showing a strong commitment to small businesses.

The Southwestern Community College Beta Eta Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is conducting a fund drive on the SWCC campus to help Children’s Cancer Connection provide a safe, fun week of camp for children who have or are currently dealing with cancer. Coin boxes are located around campus (Café, SWCC Bookstore, LRC, business office, tables in the Instructional Center, etc.) this week for donations. Every penny helps to provide food or supplies for camp; please share your pocket change!

This camp allows children to spend time with peers with similar health issues PLUS to just be children! If you would like to make a larger donation, please contact Jody Nedley-Newcomb, SWCC Phi Theta Kappa advisor.

ArtClub TaylorPowersThe SWCC Art Club would like to thank Matura Action Corporation for its donation to the club's annual trip to Chicago!

The students in the SWCC Art and Design department were asked to create a new logo for Matura this spring.  The students enrolled in the computer graphic design course researched the company and its goals, as well as the area and people they serve.  Students were asked to think about colors and typography that related to those goals.  After this research, students created designs which were submitted to Matura Action Corporation along with a detailed explanation of their reasons for color, symbols, and type choices.

From the logos submitted, Matura chose SWCC student Taylor Powers as the winning designer.  Powers is shown in the photo (above right) with Linda Dainty, SWCC art & design instructor; Ron Ludwig, Matura Action Corporation executive director; and Dr. Matt Thompson, SWCC dean of student services.