College News

Published September 14, 2016 10:36 am

FSFSA Ready Iowa Replace College Goal Sunday

Southwestern’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) staff invites seniors (from all eight of the ETS high schools—Bedford, Clarke, Creston, East Union, Lenox, Orient-Macksburg, Murray, and Southwest Valley) and their parents to attend FAFSA Ready Iowa to complete financial aid paperwork on Wed., October 26, 2016, from 3-7 p.m., in the college’s Instructional Center, rooms 208 and 210.

 During this event, students and parents will complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) together with assistance from college personnel.  All students who plan to attend college following high school graduation are strongly encouraged to attend.  Students and parents may drop in any time during the event hours, 3-7 p.m.  Appointments will last approximately 30 minutes.

When headed to the event, please bring:

  1. Your completed 2015 taxes & W2s for the parents and students (if they filed).
  2. Students’ and parents’ social security numbers.
  3. Students’ and parents’ drivers licenses.
  4. Parents’ 2015 untaxed income records (social security, FIP, welfare, disability, or veterans’ benefits records).
  5. Parents’ 2015 business and investment mortgage information, business farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records.  You do NOT need records for a farm you live on and operate, ONLY investment farms.
  6. Alien registration number or permanent residence card (if you are not a U.S. citizen).

Published September 12, 2016 8:47 am

Community Awareness Day Logo

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) will host its annual Community Awareness Day this Wed., September 14, from 9-11 a.m. in the main hallway of the Instructional Center.  A variety of community agencies will be on-hand to provide information to SWCC students and staff about the services they provide.  Faculty are welcome to bring their classes through the event!

Read more: Community Awareness Day September 14

Published September 7, 2016 1:39 pm

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The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) baseball team is hosting a Mud Volleyball Tournament on Sat., September 17, starting at 1 p.m., on the north side of campus near the Spartan baseball field.  It is open to students, employees, and the general public.  Teams should have 10 people (at least three females) and the registration fee is $10 per person.  Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

Read more: Register Now for September 17 Mud Volleyball Tourney

Published August 31, 2016 8:37 am

Your Friday, Your Future Logo

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) admissions department invites future SWCC students to pick a Friday during the 2016-17 school year and come tour the Creston campus, get their admissions and program-related questions answered, and enjoy a free lunch at the Spartan Café during “Your Friday, Your Future @ SWCC.”

Read more: Admissions Department Hosting Future Student Events on Fridays this Year

Published August 30, 2016 11:31 am

31 Percent Sale Ad

With one week of classes down, the SWCC Shoppe is offering 31 percent off backpacks, clothes, souvenirs, and gifts for one day only on Wed., August 31.  The SWCC Shoppe is open from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and located in the Student Center.

Read more: 31 Percent off Wednesday at the SWCC Shoppe

Published August 29, 2016 9:33 am

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Mark your calendars for these upcoming SWCC student activities each Wednesday in September:
  • Wed., September 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Club Day, Student Center.  Ask questions, receive information, and view displays for all the clubs and organizations you can get involved with on campus!
  • Wed., September 14, 9-11 a.m. - Community Awareness Day, Instructional Center, room 180.  Learn about valuable resources, in the Creston community, available to students.
  • Wed., September 14, 12-1 p.m. – Hypnotist Jim Wand, Student Center gymnasium.  FREE to SWCC students and employees.  Very entertaining!
  • Wed., September 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – All-Campus Cookout, Student Center.  Student activities will be grilling out for you!  FREE to all SWCC students and employees!
  • Wed., September 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Bubble Soccer, Student Center gymnasium.  NEW!  And again, this promises to be very entertaining!  Need not have a team before you come! 

Published August 25, 2016 3:23 pm

Road to Success Logo

Registrations are now being accepted for The Road to Success conference, being sponsored by IowaWorks and SWCC adult and continuing education, on Tues., October 18, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in room 180 of the Instructional Center.

Read more: Employer-Educator Summit Being Held on Campus

Published August 22, 2016 9:30 am

10 Minute Play Cast from 2015

The SWCC Drama Club is now accepting student-, faculty-, or community-written plays for the fall 10 Minute Plays, which will be performed November 17-18, 2016, by the SWCC Drama Club.

Read more: Drama Club Accepting 10 Minute Play Submissions

Published August 16, 2016 5:07 pm

Dr. Rita Gulstad, Central Methodist University, provost, and Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president

Representatives from Central Methodist University (CMU), in Fayette, MO, were on campus Tues., August 16, at noon, in the Administration Center, to sign a formal articulation agreement with Southwestern Community College.  This agreement provides information for the transfer of credits from the general transfer degree programs (Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs) toward a bachelor’s degree at CMU.  Representatives from CMU on-hand for the signing were Dr. Rita Gulstad, provost; David Gorton, site coordinator, St. Louis location; and Samuel Mason, assistant dean, College of Graduate and Extended Studies.

Read more: SWCC Signs Articulation Agreement with Central Methodist

Published August 16, 2016 9:32 am

Welcome to campus, new and returning SWCC students!  Move-in weekend is scheduled for August 20-21.

The SWCC Shoppe will be open in the Student Center on Sat., August 20, and Sun., August 21, from 1-5 p.m. both days. 

Follow the link below to find the complete itinerary for move-in weekend:

Move-In Weekend Schedule