News & Announcements

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. 

MealsFromHeartland WebYesterday's Meals from the Heartland effort was phenomenal!!!  New volunteers kept arriving the entire time.  We packaged almost 12,000 meals in two and a half hours!  The meals have been delivered to the Meals from the Heartland warehouse in Des Moines where they will be shipped out to help starving people in the United States and around the world.

Thanks to EVERYBODY who helped and thanks to our very own Meghan Kalvig in the admissions department for bring Meals from the Hearland to campus.  What a worthwhile organization!!

See more Meals from the Heartland photos on the SWCC Pay it Forward page on Facebook!  And remember to report your Pay it Forward activities and read what others are doing on the SWCC Post Your PIF Activity page.

PosterDay 2012Poster Day will be held on Thurs., April 25, 2013, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the upstairs of the Student Center.  Approximately 80 students will have their work on display and be available during the event to discuss their projects. This event is supported by SWCC Undergraduate Research (SWCCUR).  Students, staff and community members are invited to come see the work of these SWCC student.

Evaluation/feedback forms will be available so individuals browsing the fair can provide helpful suggestions for future projects.

Southwestern Community College’s Student Senate is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tues., April 16, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium, 1501 W. Townline Street, Creston.  The public is invited.

To schedule an appointment to give blood, please contact Connie Harmsen in the SWCC admissions office at 641.782.1421 or 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..  Be sure to bring your Red Cross donor card or a government or school issued photo I.D. when you come.

The Blood Drive is one of the first activities for SWCC’s 2013 Pay it Forward (PIF) Week.  The remainder of the events will be scheduled for April 22-25.  During PIF Week, SWCC students, faculty, and staff get involved in encouraging positive behaviors and service to the community.

This is the fifth year SWCC has held PIF Week.  For a complete list of PIF Week activities planned at SWCC, please visit www.swcciowa.edu/pif.

Tons of pictures from a great day on campus!!  Auto Open House and CTE Day brought more than 450 high school students and many others to SWCC today.  We loved having you here!  Be sure to check out the photos on SWCC's Facebook page (you don't have to be a Facebook member to see them, so click away!!!)