College News

Published September 21, 2015 1:43 pm

Maria Perez visits with prospective student

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) participated in Osceola's 11th Annual Latino Festival held on the Clarke County Courthouse lawn yesterday, September 20, 2015, from 1-7 p.m.

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Published September 17, 2015 9:51 am


After a solid weekend tournament performance, the Spartan hoped their momentum would carry over into their home match with eighth ranked DMACC, but lost the match in three sets. The Spartans struggled in the first match against the Bears dropping that game 16-25. In the second and third game, the Spartans surged and even held a lead late in the sets, but they could not outlast the strong DMACC intensity, going 20-25 and 22-25.

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Published September 17, 2015 9:43 am

SWCC Retirees

Southwestern Community College invited retired college employees to visit campus on Wed., September 16, 2015, beginning at noon in the Allied Health and Science Center. 

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Published September 16, 2015 2:22 pm

Ricky Smith talking to SWCC students

Comedian and do-gooder Ricky Smith from Los Angeles, CA, was on campus, Tues., September 15, 2015, to share his Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere (#RAKE) philosophy with SWCC students.

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Published September 14, 2015 9:06 am

The Spartan volleyball team traveled to Marshalltown on Friday, September 11, to compete in the Tiger Invitational tournament hosted by Marshalltown Community College. The Spartans snapped their four-game losing streak in grand fashion with a sweep of the tournament. Among their opponents was 11th ranked Fort Scott CC, that the Spartans defeated in a five game match, 25-17,22-25,24-26,25-22,7-15.

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Published September 14, 2015 8:52 am

Basketball players assisting with registration

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) women's basketball team spent Sat., September 12, volunteering their time assisting with the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's event at McKinley Park in Creston.  Registration began at 8:30 a.m., with a ceremony at 9:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 10 a.m.

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Published September 11, 2015 11:20 am

Carmen Subbert

For the second week in a row, Carmen Subbert, sophomore from Stanton, has been picked as the ICCAC DII Volleyball Athlete of the Week for August 31-September 6. Subbert continued to excel helping the Spartans battle against the 15th preseason-ranked Kansas City Kansas earning a match-high 23 points on 22 kills.

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Published September 11, 2015 9:33 am

Spartan Golf in Mason City at the NIACC Invitational

The Spartan golf team competed Thursday, September 10 in the NIACC Invitational hosted by Northern Iowa Area Community College at the Mason City Country Club, a traditional style golf course with narrow, tree-lined fairways. The Spartans had a full men’s team compete, an individual woman, and an individual man.

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Published September 11, 2015 8:47 am

Southwestern Community College’s Community Awareness Day will be held on Thursday, September 17, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Center.  Representatives from the following community agencies will be on-hand to provide students with information about their services:

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Published September 9, 2015 4:55 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

Jolene Griffith, SWCC director of human resources, briefed the board regarding revisions made to the Quality Faculty Plan.  The Quality Faculty Plan, in accordance with Iowa Code, has been in place since 2003 to assure the hiring and developing of quality faculty members at the college.  Following Griffith’s presentation, the board approved the Quality Faculty Plan as presented.

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