College News

Published February 15, 2017 4:05 pm

Following are the instructions to bidders and bid documents for the Southwestern Community College Instructional Center Chiller Improvement Project.  Bids are due on Wednesday, March 1, at 2 p.m.

Read more: Bid Documents for College Chiller Improvement Project

Published February 15, 2017 12:11 pm

Tyler Waddingham

On Sunday, Feb. 12, five members of the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Livestock Judging Team headed to the Iowa Beef Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines to compete with students from across the state.  SWCC student Tyler Waddingham (shown above), sophomore of Creston, came home with a first place finish!

Read more: Waddingham Places at Iowa Beef Expo

Published February 15, 2017 9:38 am

BOGO Sale Ad

Stop by the SWCC Shoppe on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m., for buy one get one 50 percent off!

The sale is good on all clothes, gifts, and souvenirs.

No rain checks.  Prices good for one day only.

Published February 14, 2017 9:24 am

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Southwestern made the trek to Cedar Rapids to take on number one ranked Kirkwood Community College.  The Spartans were eager to get back at the Eagles following their 103-69 home loss back on Jan. 14 in Creston.

Read more: Early Spartan Leads Slips Away to Number One Kirkwood

Published February 14, 2017 9:20 am

The Southwestern men dropped their first game of the year in heartbreaking fashion to move to 23-1 on the season and 6-1 in ICCAC play.  The conference match-up, in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, Feb. 11, vs Kirkwood provided the opportunity for the Spartans to fight for the win right up to the closing seconds.  Kirkwood hit a three-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining to win 78-75 and move into a first-place tie with the Spartans at 6-1 in ICCAC play.

Read more: #1 Spartans Fall on Road

Published February 14, 2017 8:46 am

On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11, the Southwestern Spartans track and field team traveled to the 2017 South Dakota State University Indoor Classic in Brookings, SD.  The Spartans continued their 2017 indoor season streak of school record-breaking performances.  Specifically, the record came in the distance medley relay, consisting of a 1200-meter run, 800-meter run, 400-meter dash, and 1600-meter run. The relay of Jalen Two Leggins, Kevin Dietrich, Jeremy Newton, and Caleb Peterson accomplished the new school record.

Read more: Spartans Compete at SDSU Indoor Classic

Published February 13, 2017 10:18 am

Iowa Department of Education
News Release
Feb. 10, 2017    
Contact:    Staci Hupp
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Impact contributed $5.4 billion in income, equivalent to creating 107,170 new jobs

DES MOINES – Iowa’s community colleges provide a solid return on investment for both students and the state, according to a statewide analysis of the colleges’ economic impact. The newly released study, Analysis of the Economic Impact and Return on Investment of Education, found that Iowa’s community colleges collectively contributed $5.4 billion into the state’s economy and supported 107,170 jobs - roughly 6 percent of all jobs in Iowa - during fiscal year 2014-15.

The independent study, conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), utilized academic and financial reports from the community colleges, as well as earnings and employment outcomes data from the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Workforce Development.

Read more: Study Highlights Impact Community Colleges have on Economy

Published February 10, 2017 9:11 am

On Thursday, Feb. 9, Southwestern notched its 13th win of the season as they defeated Simpson JV 62-60 in Indianola. That win surpasses the most wins the women’s basketball team has had since the 2002-03 season when the squad finished 14-12 overall.

Read more: Late Spark Carries Spartans in Indianola

Published February 9, 2017 4:00 pm

Kierra Brice signs with SWCC

Addae Houston, Southwestern Community College’s head women’s basketball coach announced today he has signed Omaha Northwest player Kierra Brice to the Spartan team for their 2017-18 season.

Brice’s high school team at Omaha Northwest is 14-7 at this point in their 2016-17 run. She will graduate from high school in May 2017.

Read more: Houston Gains Recruit from Omaha Northwest

Published February 8, 2017 9:56 am

Community by Design workshop graphic

The Community by Design workshop scheduled for today has been postponed until a later date due to the weather.  Any registration fees already received will be refunded.

Watch for updates when the event is rescheduled.