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Published December 14, 2009 7:35 am

DECEMBER 14, 2009--Southwestern Community College's Chamber Choir presented Holiday Carols in Concert last night at the Performing Arts Center theater on SWCC's Creston campus.  The group, who sang for a little more than an hour, performed carols and masterworks from composers such as  Bach, Mendelssohn, Christiansen, Burt, Mattson, Maddux, and Dawson.

Jason Smith, SWCC professional music instructor, was the conductor for the performance.

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Published December 11, 2009 7:19 am

The Dream Team 2009 Intramural VolleyballCongratulations to "The Dream Team" (see photo at right) for placing first in the college's intramural volleyball league!

During the league, teams played a total of six games on Tuesday nights during the fall 2009 semester. The league was capped off with a single elimination tournament on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Members of "The Dream Team" included Celia Bruning, Chris Helm, B.J. Bonamy, Caitlyn Lesan, Marie Wapelhorst, Nicole Hunter, Hunter Aronson, and Paul Singh.

Published December 8, 2009 2:37 am

ACT Prep Course Available at SWCC

CRESTON — The Trio Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College is offering free ACT Test Prep Courses for all ETS high school participants the morning of Saturday, January 9, 2010. 

Published December 1, 2009 4:26 am

Box Top Collection TubsSWCC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter is collecting Box Tops for Education for the local elementary schools.  For each boxtop collected, the school will receive 10 cents. 

Box Tops for Education are on a number of products used daily, including brands such as Betty Crocker®, Huggies®, Cheerios®, Chex®, Ziploc®, and Cottonelle®.

Just look for the box top tubs (shown at right) to drop the box tops you collect!  There are collection points throughout the Creston campus.  The group will be collecting box tops through the end of spring 2010 semester.

 

Published November 25, 2009 4:40 am

Pink Zone Game Scheduled for 2010

NOVEMBER 25, 2009--For the second year in a row, the Southwestern Community College women's basketball program is sponsoring a Pink Zone event on the college's campus.  This year, the Spartans Pink Zone game will be vs. Iowa Central Community College on February 24, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. 

Last year's event was a phenomenal success with the SWCC team raising the most funds at the community college level for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund® cancer fund. Watch for more details and be ready to support the SWCC Spartans as they play basketball in support of breast cancer research. 

Take a look at some of the photos from last year's Pink Zone basketball games held Wednesday, February 18, 2009.

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Published November 20, 2009 2:41 am

Growth and Change at SWCC Osceola Center

Creston, IA—Southwestern Community College’s Osceola Center has seen growth and change during the fall of 2009.  The center’s enrollment swelled to 210 students for fall 2009 semester, which is the highest enrollment on record for the center.  College-wide, SWCC’s enrollment is at an all-time high of 1,680 students.

Published November 19, 2009 5:34 am

  Osceola Hammer to CancerOSCEOLA, November 19, 2009--The Osceola high school carpentry and building trades class spent the last few weeks "Putting a Hammer to Cancer."  The students donned pink hard hats in an effort to raise funds for cancer research.

Individuals and/or businesses sponsored the hard hats, totaling more than $1,000 raised in support of cancer research.

Charlie Mundy is the instructor for SWCC's Osceola high school carpentry program.

PHOTO BELOW:  Three Osceola high school carpentry students are shown at the carpentry site in their pink hard hats. 

Osceola Carpentry

Published November 16, 2009 8:48 am

SWCC Athletic Fundraiser 2009 Buffet

Thank you to everyone who helped make last Friday’s SWCC Athletic Fundraiser a record-breaking success!  More than $13,000 was raised, which becomes a record for this annual event.  Approximately 190 people attended the event, which was held at the Creston Elk's Lodge.  This year’s event came close to breaking the athletic fundraiser’s attendance record as well. According to Bill Krejci, SWCC athletic director, this was the highest netting, one-night fundraising event in SWCC history.

Krejci would like to extend a special thanks to the attendees, the local businesses who contributed in various ways for the event, committee members for help planning and selling tickets, and private parties for donating personal collection items for raffle and auction. We hope that you will be able to join us again next year. 

Rita Schroeder, Head Volleyball Coach, receives a framed photo commemorating her 700 career match wins.

Rita Schroeder, Head Volleyball Coach, receives a framed photo commemorating her 700 career match wins.

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Ron "Fox" Clinton helps get the raffle started by calling ticket numbers.

Published November 11, 2009 10:28 am

NOVEMBER 11, 2009--Thanks for a great time, Lenox!!  SWCC students and staff were on-hand to send the Lenox football team off to state.  We hope you come home with a victory!

Lenox Football Team

Lenox Football Sendoff

Lenox Football Sendoff

Lenox Football Loading Bus

 

 

Published October 29, 2009 4:39 am

Yes, at this point it's called "New Dorm," but construction is underway and soon the new facility will have a name.  Watch this page to see the new 75-unit, apartment-style dormitory being constructed on Southwestern Community College's Creston campus.  The dorm is scheduled to be completed in time for the fall 2010-11 school year so if you're planning to live on campus, get your dorm application in soon!

 

 October 2009 Construction on New SWCC Dorm
 Construction begins on the new SWCC dormitory
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 October 2009 Construction on New SWCC Dorm
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 October 2009 Construction on New SWCC Dorm