BirthingSimulator ForWeb
Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa recently donated a birthing simulator to the Southwestern Community College nursing department.

The PROMPT Birthing Simulator (Trainer) - Force Monitoring will allow SWCC students to learn hands-on techniques and will allow instructors to manipulate birthing situations for maximum training. The simulator includes a force monitoring baby which is fitted with an electronic strain gauge allowing for the measurement of force applied to the baby as it is delivered.

NEW!  Donations for this effort must be turned in by Fri., September 27!  The Disaster Relief Center will shut off donations as of next week, so in order for Haskell to get the donations to Colorado in time, she must travel this weekend.

Southwestern Community College online student Angela Haskell, of Winterset, is taking it upon herself to assist the victims of the recent Colorado floods who lost everything.  The flooding in Colorado really hits home for Haskell, who lost six family members in the July 31, 1976, Big Thompson, CO, flood.  Haskell is accepting donations and plans to drive a truck to Colorado next weekend for distribution to the victims of the flooding.  Donation boxes will be set up on campus in the Instructional Center, Student Center, and Administration Center by the end of today (Tuesday).  Students may also give at the Osceola and Red Oak Centers.  The donations will be accepted until Wed., October 2.

Haskell has been in contact with the Disaster Relief Center in Loveland, CO.  Suggested items for Colorado Disaster Relief include:
•    Bottled Water
•    Sports Drinks
•    Toiletries
•    New Warm Clothing
•    Blankets
•    Pillows
•    Camping Gear
•    Non-Perishable Food Items
•    Hairbrushes
•    Hygiene supplies
•    Duffel Bags
•    Cloth grocery bags
•    New Footwear
•    Socks
•    Pet Crates
•    Pet Bowls
•    Leashes
•    Cat Litter

Haskell was named 2013 SWCC Online Student of the Year at the annual award's ceremony in April.  She is also a member of SWCC's Phi Theta Kappa.


2013 MudVballChamps
Competition was fierce at the first-ever SWCC Mud Volleyball Tournament.  Approximately 20 teams competed yesterday in a single-elimination tournament.  The winning team was crowned mid-afternoon.  Congrats to TEAM BINDA--SWCC's 2013 Mud Volleyball Champions!

For more mud volleyball photos, please visit SWCC's Facebook page!

3on3tourneyRegister now for the SWCC 3 on 3 Basketball Contest or 3 Point Contest at SWCC! The 3 on 3 Basketball Contest will be held on Wed., September 25, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center gymnasium. The 3 Point Contest will be held on Tues., October 1, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center gymnasium.

The cost to register for the 3 on 3 basketball contest is $5/person or $15 per team. The fee to register for the 3 Point Contest is $5. Register now at the SWCC Bookstore. Registration ends September 24. Late registrations will have an additional $3 fee.

If questions, please contact event organizers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., both SWCC students. This event is a project for the introduction to entrepreneurship class.

PTK 2013opentable
Great job to SWCC's Phi Theta Kappa who served the Open Table meal in uptown Creston on Monday evening! They organized food donations and served approximately 90 individuals a free meal of sloppy Joe sandwiches, veggies, chips, and dessert.  The early crew is shown in the photo above (L to R): Jody Nedley-Newcomb, co-sponsor PTK; Jackson Shantz, volunteer; Amanda Edwards, PTK alumni; David Livingston, PTK president; and Zach Johnson, PTK member.  Other workers included Alex Duffy, PTK vice president, and Megan Doubleday, PTK vice president.


MudVolleyball SWCCweekly
The SWCC softball and volleyball teams are hosting a 32-team mud volleyball tournament on Sun., September 22, 2013, starting at 11 a.m. by the softball and baseball fields on the SWCC campus. Teams may have up to 10 people (at least three females) and the registration fee is $100. Deadline for registration is September 18. Each member of the winning team will be awarded a hoodie (see photo above).

To register, please contact Melissa Blessington, SWCC head volleyball coach. When registering, please be prepared to give Blessington a team contact with phone number and e-mail address. Team will be given their start time of play and waiver sheet.