News Releases


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Creston, IOWA—Two great artists, Phil Mattson and Michele Weir, will, as a duo, headline the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) 17th annual vocal jazz festival, now titled Fox Fest. Both artists will perform in concert on Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center.  Limited tickets will be available to the public each night at a cost of $25 per ticket.  

Read more: Phil Mattson and Michele Weir to Headline SWCC Vocal Jazz Festival

CRESTON, IA—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Relay for Life team is hosting a Pink Out on Wed., February 19, 2014, during the women's and men's basketball games vs. Iowa Central in the SWCC Student Center.  The women's game begins at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game follows at 7:30 p.m.

Activities and games are planned throughout the evening.  Representatives from Greater Regional Medical Center will be on-hand with cancer-related information and materials.  Pink smoothies will be on sale at the event.

All proceeds from the SWCC Pink Out will go toward SWCC's Relay for Life effort.  Funds raised during Relay for Life go to the American Cancer Society.  According to the Relay for Life Web site, "Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement."


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Creston, IA—Three teams of students from Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC) agricultural department represented the college at statewide competitions, during the Post-Secondary Ag Student Organization (PAS) Spring Conference, held February 6-7, 2014, at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls.  

Read more: SWCC Ag Students Place at Statewide Contest

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (Feb. 4, 2014) — Iowa students and families can get free assistance with forms required for federal financial aid at Iowa College Goal Sunday, held throughout February and March in 38 Iowa locations.  Southwestern Community College in Creston will host a College Goal Sunday event on Wed., February 19, 2014, from 3-7 p.m. in room 119 of the Technical Center.

Read more: Free Help Filing College Financial Aid Papers

Creston— The Southwestern Community College board of trustees met on Tues., January 14, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the Administration Center.

The board tentatively approved the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of total cost for paving, walks, and site amenities; landscaping; slabs and stair pan fill; gypcrete; masonry; finish carpentry; insulation; EIFS; siding, soffits, fascia, gutters, and downspouts; roofing; aluminum entrances and storefront; gypsum board; acoustical ceilings; flooring; painting; fire sprinkler; mechanical; and electrical for the dormitory project subject to final approval following public hearings which were set for February 11, 2014, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the board room at Southwestern Community College.

Read more: Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds January 2014 Meeting