Artwork from 2D class

Students and future students, when you are registering for spring 2016 semester consider an art class!  The art department is offering the following classes during the spring semester:

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Richard Welsch, Travis Stalder, and Steve Schmalzried

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Richard Welsch and Travis Stalder, both juniors from Nodaway Valley High School in Greenfield, placed eighth in the hands-on portion of the 2015 Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)/Iowa Automobile Dealers Association (IADA) High School Automotive Skills Contest on Friday, December 11, 2015, at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. This competition recognizes some of the best high school auto technicians in the state.

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Class posing in front of St. George Orthodox

On Fri., December 4, Southwestern Community College's survey of world religions class took a field trip to Des Moines to visit six religious groups and tour their facilities.

Stops during the field trip included the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center, Sikh Temple, Grace Church, St George’s Greek Orthodox Church, Temple B’nai Jeshurun (Jewish Synagogue) and Islamic Center.  During the visits, class members had opportunities to see inside the different facilities and hear from leaders within each religion about their core beliefs and practices.

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Beta Eta Nu, Southwestern Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, recently announced Blythe Beck, nursing student, and Garrett Abell, liberal arts/business major, as the college’s nominees for the 2015-2016 All-USA/Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team and All-Iowa Academic Team.

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The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) carpentry club will be hosting a free will donation ham dinner on Wed., December 16, from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Spartan Café in the college’s Student Center. The dinner will include ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked beans, and a drink.

Proceeds from the free will donation will go toward the carpentry club and the club’s planned trip to south Texas in February to assist with a Habitat for Humanity home-building project.

Crafts and Games with the Spartans with snowflake design
NOTE:  Sorry, but this event has been canceled due to lack of registrations.

The Spartan softball team is hosting a craft and game event for children ages pre-school through fifth grade on Sun., December 13, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium.

The cost to participate is $25 per child and will include several craft activities, a hay ride, and games.  Please RSVP by Thurs., December 10 to Amber Brown, assistant softball coach, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lindsay Stumpff, head softball coach, at 641.782.1555.