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Published: Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:45 am

StepUpSWCC LogoForWebReady for the dancing skills of your club, organization, or athletic team to go viral??  We challenge you to Step Up @ SWCC!

All athletic teams and clubs/organizations are invited to enter. Choose a song, choreograph a dance & later have the video recorded right here on SWCC’s campus.

The videos will be judged by individuals pre-selected on campus and later posted on the SWCC Facebook page during SWCC Week. There will be a club/team selected as the "Judge’s Pick" and a "Fan Favorite" selected based on the most ‘likes’ on Facebook.  

Registration and song selection must be submitted to Caitlyn Lesan, admissions coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 641.782.1453 by Fri., November 7.

RULES:
- ALL songs must be pre-approved by November 7
- ALL video recording must take place on SWCC’s campus
- Videos will be recorded the week of November 10
- Dance moves and attire must be appropriate
- Clubs/teams with sponsors/coaches in the video will receive extra points from judges

Published: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:59 pm

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The Spartan sports shooting team is on a roll this year. On Saturday, October 25, the team earned their fourth straight win of season in front of a large home crowd. Of the eleven squads in competition from SWCC, Iowa Central CC (ICCC), Simpson College, and Hawkeye CC, the top Spartan squad finished in first place with a score of 239/250, edging out ICCC with a score of 230/250.

Read more: Spartan Sports Shooting On a Roll

Published: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:55 am

Ben Friederichs, SWCC sophomore from Walcott, was named all region honorable mention, following a 13th place finish at the 2014 Region XI Men's Cross Country Championships in Emmetsburg on Fri., October 24, 2014.

Overall, the men placed fourth and the women placed seventh.  The Spartans will travel to the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships in Lubbock, TX, on November 8.

Published: Monday, October 27, 2014 4:05 pm

BarnOfTerror GraphicIf you're in the mood for a Halloween adventure, head to the Barn of Terror this weekend at the SWCC Ag Site, October 31 and November 1, from 7-10:30 p.m. 

A special "Children's Hour" is designated between 7 and 8 p.m.  The regular haunted house will take place from 8-10:30 p.m.  Admission is $5 per person. 

The SWCC Ag Site is located north of the SWCC Creston campus on Green Valley Road.

Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:50 am

Carmen SubbertFor the second week in a row and third time on the season, Spartan volleyball player Carmen Subbert of Stanton has been named Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) offensive athlete of the week.

According to the ICCAC Web site, Subbert's performance during the week of October 13-19 included an average of 4.4 kills and 2.1 digs in 13 sets. Also, she had a hitting percentage of 36 percent and continues to lead the Spartans offensively as the team approaches the end of the season.

Published: Friday, October 17, 2014 4:11 pm

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CRESTON, IA—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) began the process of educating students about the Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate (ALICE) training program on Tues., October 14, 2014, from 8-10 a.m. in the college’s Instructional Center.  Keith Olsen, SWCC employee and certified ALICE instructor, conducted the student training with assistance from John Coulter, Afton chief of police and certified ALICE instructor.

Read more: SWCC Students Participate in ALICE Training

Published: Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:54 pm

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Activities are planned on the SWCC campus next week for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, October 20-24.  Get involved and learn about smart choices!

  • Monday - Iowa State Patrol driving simulator will be in the Student Center from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday - "Be a Lifesaver, Drink Responsibly."  Students will be handing out lifesavers on campus and before the volleyball game, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center gymnasium.
  • Thursday - Campus Crawl starting at 7 p.m. in the parking lot east of Spartan Suites
  • All Week - Information booth located outside the library in the Instructional Center.
Published: Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:59 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

During the meeting, Ken Rech of Red Oak was re-elected as president of the college’s board.  Rech has been president of the board since 2008.  Dennis Davis of Greenfield was re-elected as the board’s vice president.  SWCC Assistant to the President Mary Jo Skarda was re-appointed as board secretary, SWCC Chief Financial Officer Randy Cook was appointed as board treasurer, and Jerry Smith, board member from Osceola, was re-appointed as SWCC’s Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) representative.

Read more: SWCC Board Holds October 2014 Meeting

Published: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:50 am

Carmen SubbertFor the second time in recent weeks, Spartan volleyball player Carmen Subbert of Stanton has been named Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) offensive athlete of the week.

According to the ICCAC Web site, Subbert's performance during the week of October 6-12 included an average of more than four kills per set over 17 sets. She added 2.25 digs in those sets as well. Overall on the week she had 68 kills and 38 digs. Her best game came against Southeast CC when she killed 22 balls on 45 percent hitting and made 11 digs.

Published: Monday, October 13, 2014 1:22 pm

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The Spartan sports shooting team took home another conference win on Saturday, October 11. The team traveled to the Palmer Conservation Club in Palmer for a meet hosted by Iowa Central CC. 

Brandon Dvorsky shot a perfect 50 of 50 to take the top score of the shoot. The SWCC team score was a 242 of 250, finishing as the winning overall team for the day. The top five individuals scoring for the Spartans were Dvorsky 50/50, Ethan Jolliff 49/50, Shelby Woods 48/50, Easton Ressler 48/50, and Cody Bruggemeyerr 47/50. Woods finished as the top female of the day with 48/50.

Read more: Third Straight Win for Spartan Sports Shooting