College News

Published September 2, 2015 2:29 pm

The Southwestern cross country team traveled to the Iowa Western CC campus to compete in the NJCAA Region XI Time Trial on Saturday, August 22. Both the men's and women's teams placed at the back of the pack, behind where head coach Nick Ekel hoped to be. Despite their dissapointing finish, he was encouraged by what he described as a competitive fire.

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Published September 2, 2015 2:08 pm

Carmen Subbert

Sophomore Carmen Subbert from Stanton was named the ICCAC DII volleyball athlete of the week for August 20-30, 2015. Subbert led the Spartans in scoring for three of their last four matches, including a match-high 18 points on 17 kills in a match against Highland Community College on August 22. Subbert stands in 30th place in all of NJCAA DII with a average of 3.9 points per set.

Published September 2, 2015 11:47 am

SWCC vs Grand View JV

After splitting at pair of wins and losses at a weekend tournament in late August, the Spartans defeated Grand View JV in four games (25-18,25-23,16-25,25-22) during their home openner on Tuesday, September 1.

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Published September 2, 2015 10:31 am

Ricky Smith with students at a school

Scientific studies reveal a strong link between random acts of kindness and overall good health, including stress reduction and happiness. Students at four of Iowa’s community colleges will get the opportunity to benefit from this when Ricky Smith, comedian, visits campus this month.  One of his stops will be Southwestern Community College (SWCC) in Creston, where he will perform Tues., September 15, at noon in the Student Center.

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Published August 31, 2015 8:35 am

Volleyball Team

Wear your SWCC colors and head to the Student Center on Tues., September 1, for the Spartan volleyball home opener vs Grand View.  The tailgate is free and the menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and pasta salad (drinks available for purchase in the concession stand).

5-6:30 p.m. - Tailgate with food, bag games, and music
6:30 p.m. - SWCC vs Grand View volleyball

Help us cheer the Spartans on to a victory!

Published August 26, 2015 2:16 pm

Office 365 Education Web Page

Microsoft is offering Office 2013/365 free to Southwestern Community College students!  Simply visit the following link,, and type in your SWCC student e-mail address (for example This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to confirm your eligibility (note: you must use your SWCC e-mail address; do not use a Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail or other address or it will not work).   After you’ve done this, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with directions on how to install the software.   
If you need assistance, please visit the information technology office upstairs in the Instructional Center, on the Creston campus.

Published August 26, 2015 2:02 pm

Drama Club Hosting Lemonade Stand - The Drama Club is hosting a lemonade stand to benefit Gigi's Playhouse, a facility for people with Downs Syndrome, on Thurs., September 3, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Instructional Center. All proceeds go to Gigi's. According to Kelly Franklin, Drama Club sponsor, one of the club's Summer Drama Camp students has a sibling that attends Gigi's. Franklin said this is a nice way for everyone at SWCC to help support a great cause.

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Published August 26, 2015 11:46 am

The women's basketball team is looking for energetic managers and practice players for the women's basketball team for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. It's a great way to get involved with on-campus activities.

This opportunity is open to all students. If interested, contact Leonard Erickson, SWCC assistant women's basketball coach, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Published August 24, 2015 10:54 am

NEW!  Due to the renovation underway in the 200-bay hallway of the Instructional Center, there are a number of classrooms and offices that will be temporarily relocated for the fall 2015 semester.  The classroom changes have been updated on the Fall 2015 Schedule of Classes  document on the college Web site as well.  Students, please view this document to verify the location for each of your classes.

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Published August 24, 2015 10:31 am

2014-15 Student Ambassadors

The SWCC admissions department is now hiring for 2015-16 student ambassadors!  The college's student ambassadors assist the admissions team throughout the year with activities such as campus tours, meeting with future students and their parents, communicating with future students via text messaging and social networking, accompanying recruiters to college fairs and high school visits, and working office hours in the admissions department.

Interviews and hiring will take place during the first few weeks of classes.  Complete the Student Ambassador Application now or learn more on the student ambassador Web pages.  The application deadline is August 31.