Student refund checks may be picked up with photo ID on Fri., February 7, 2014, from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the business office.  Checks not picked up by 3:30 p.m. will be mailed to the address in your student file.  To make sure the check is mailed to the correct address, please verify your information on CampusConnect by February 4, 2014.

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RelayForLifeShirt 2014ForWebThe SWCC Relay for Life team is hosting a Pink Out on February 19, 2014, during the women's and men's basketball games.  The women's game begins at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game will follow at 7:30 p.m.  Activities and games are planned throughout the evening.

T-Shirt Fundraiser

As part of the Pink Out effort, the Relay for Life team is selling Keep Calm T-shirts (pictured at right).  The T-shirts are $15 and may be pre-ordered by contacting SWCC Relay for Life Team Captain Amanda Kabir, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the SWCC business office at 641.782.1448.  Payment may be made to the SWCC business office in the Administration Center or if paying by credit card, please call 641.782.1448.  Deadline for T-shirt orders is February 10.  T-shirts will be available for pick-up on Mon., February 17.

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Souper Bowl of Caring is a national movement of young people, working together around the time of the Super Bowl football game to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities.

On the weeks leading up to or on Super Bowl Sunday, groups collect dollars and food items for people in need. They give 100 percent of their donation directly to the local charity of their choice.

What WE are Doing
Money donation containers will be available in various areas across the Creston campus (LRC, bookstore, Café, Administration Center break room). Think about the amount of money you will be spending for food and beverages during the Super Game and then think about those who have food insecurity and are wondering where their next meal is coming from (pocket change is great!).

Boxes for food donations will be available in the Student Center and the Instructional Center. Please only donate non-perishable food items that are within their “use by” dates. If you need a box in your area or need someone to stop by, e-mail Jody Nedley-Newcomb.

Kick-off is today, January 20, 2014, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It ends Friday, January 31, 2014 (Friday prior to Super Bowl Sunday).

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We’re happy to see students returning to classes as this will undoubtedly be a busy semester!  Tutoring will begin Mon., January 20.  Copies of the tutoring schedule are available in our office and will be updated on the Web site soon.  We have contacted our SSS members to let them know that sophomores may apply for extra grant aid funds that were not used with our First Year Experience program.  Applications are due Mon., January 20.  Keith Olsen, program/transfer specialist, will be having a Transfer Tips & Scholarships workshop on January 29 and 30 from noon-1 p.m. both days.  There is also a transfer trip scheduled to Graceland University on Fri., January 31.  Students interested in these events can sign up in the TRiO--Student Support Services office.

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OMAHA, Neb. (Jan. 7, 2014) — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) is hosting an American Red Cross We Challenge U Blood Drive on its Creston campus on Feb. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., in room 180 of the Instructional Center. During this special blood drive, all presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge U T-shirt, while supplies last.

“An hour of your time could help save up to three lives,” said Caitlyn Lesan, SWCC admissions coordinator. “I challenge students, staff, and supporters to roll up a sleeve and give blood at our upcoming drive. Donating blood is an easy way to volunteer, and it helps patients in need.” 

To make an appointment to donate or for more information, call Deb Peterson at 641.782.1421 or visit

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Spring 2014 semester begins January 13!  If you haven't already registered for classes, call the admissions department at 641.782.1421 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get signed up.

Online classes begin on January 21.  If you are interested in learning more about online classes, please visit the Distance Education/Online pages or contact Doug Greene, director of distance education.

The spring 2014 class schedule is available on the Class Schedules page on the Web site.  Take a look at the class schedule prior to your appointment to get an idea of the classes you'd like to take.