News Releases

Southwestern Board Holds May Meeting

Creston, IA-- Southwestern Community College’s board of directors met in regular session on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on SWCC’s campus. 

Read more: SWCC Board Holds May Meeting

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information & Links
Updated 10/29/09 

In an effort to keep SWCC students and employees informed about the H1N1 (Swine Influenza A) Viruses, Southwestern Community College will post updates and information as they become available.  Hand sanitizers are in all campus buildings and student housing facilities.  Students and staff are advised to utilize these units frequently and practice proper hand washing skills. 

If you think you are ill, the Iowa Department of Public Health advises you avoid close contact with others as much as possible. Stay at home, do not go to work, school, or travel while ill. Seek medical care if you are severely ill (such as having trouble breathing).

10/29/09 - Greater Regional Medical Center director advises people to go to Greater Regional Medical Center's Web site for flu shot availability, information, and updates--October 28, 2009, Creston News Advertiser

Memo to Faculty, Staff, and Students - 9/17/09  

NEW for 2009!  Information for the Iowa Department of Health

Swine Flu (H1N1) Talking Points - From the Iowa Department of Public Health

PandemicFlu.gov - One stop access to U.S. Government swine, avian and pandemic flu information.

Questions & Answers Regarding the Swine Influenza - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site. 

Information is being updated regularly on the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site.

The Iowa Department of Public Health has established two call centers.  To reach them, please call 800-447-1985. This number will be answered 24-hours a day.

PIF (Pay It Forward) Week April 20-24

SWCC Social Psychology ClassAPRIL 2009--As of Tuesday, April 21, more than 700 PIF bracelets have been distributed!!

Plan to get involved . . . SWCC Psychology Instructor Kate Burrell and her social psychology class are planning to create a chain of giving starting April 20. “I P.I.F., and It’s Contagious,” as they're calling it, will run April 20-24.  The class is hoping a series of good deeds will come in response to their efforts. 

Read more: SWCC Class Organizing PIF Week

Southwestern Community College and Northwest Missouri State University Sign Joint Enrollment Agreement

SWCC and Northwest Missouri State Sign Partnership Agreement

CRESTON —Southwestern Community College (SWCC) President Dr. Barb Crittenden and Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) Provost Dr. Kichoon Yang met to sign an articulation and joint enrollment agreement on March 31, 2009, at Southwestern.  This agreement will create significant new academic opportunities for Southwestern grads seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Read more: SWCC and Northwest Sign Joint Enrollment Agreement

Jones Wins Statewide Award for Excellence in Online Instruction

Marsha Jones Wins Statewide AwardMarsha Jones, Southwestern Community College online biology/anatomy instructor, was awarded the e11 Excellence in Online Instruction Award at the 2009 Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC) Spring Conference in West Des Moines on Monday, March 30.

Read more: Jones Wins Statewide Award