College News

Published January 29, 2015 11:25 am

Representative Joel Fry with SWCC students and employees

Three SWCC Student Senate members attended the 27th Iowa Association for Community College Trustees (IACCT) Student Legislative Seminar in Des Moines on Wed., January 28, 2015.

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Published January 28, 2015 2:21 pm

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) indoor track & field teams are now being ranked by the same algorithm used for NCAA and NAIA teams. In the first ranking with this new system, released on Wednesday by U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the Spartan men's track and field team broke into the top 25 in the nation.

View the full poll results here.

Published January 26, 2015 5:01 pm

Brooke Decker signs with the Spartans

Brooke Decker, a senior at Muscatine High School, has signed to play volleyball and golf at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) starting with the fall 2015 semester.

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Published January 26, 2015 9:58 am

John Rivan

The Spartan men and women were back in action on the track Saturday at the 2015 Cornell Invitational in Mt. Vernon. Both teams picked up from where they left off last weekend posting some of their best results of the young season.

The men started the day and set the tone by winning the first race of the Cornell Invite. The 4x200-meter team of Justin Martin, Jaiden Brown, John Rivan and Michel Flakes cruised to a 1:32.86 almost four seconds in front of their nearest competitor to win. Next up in the 5000-meter Aaron Ward contributed to the point total when he finished fourth (17:41).

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Published January 26, 2015 9:15 am

For the sixth consecutive week the Southwestern Spartans have appeared in the NJCAA DII Rankings released on Wednesday, January 21.  After reaching their highest ranking at ninth, for the second time, a week earlier the Spartans fell to #14 after a loss on the road to # 4 DMACC (they are now #3). 

Southwestern is 15-5 overall and 1-2 in ICCAC play.  The Spartans hope to maintain their perfect 11-0 record at home this season as they host Kirkwood Community College on Saturday, January 24 and North Iowa Area Community College on Wednesday, January 28.

Published January 26, 2015 8:10 am

On Saturday, January 24 the Spartans hosted the fourth ranked Eagles of Kirkwood Community College. Head Coach Addae Houston summarized, “We did not shoot the ball well but I thought we played tough defense against a very talented team for forty minutes.”

The Eagles held only a nine point led at the half 38-29 over the Spartans. The defense for both teams continued in the second half but the Eagles were able to pull away late securing the win 66-46. Sophomore Jordan Williamson finished the game with 12 points and a career high 8 steals.

Published January 26, 2015 2:00 am

Current students, did you know you can sign-up for direct deposit and have your student refunds sent right to your bank account? Refunds may include financial aid, as well as tuition and book buybacks. Work-study paychecks are not included in the direct deposit program.

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Published January 23, 2015 8:05 am

The Spartans fall on the road to Iowa Central 82-54 after struggling in the first half. “I thought we had a good start to the game but late in first half we lost focus on the defensive end.” The Spartans went into the half down 43-19.  Although the Spartans were able to produce 35 second half points they could not slow down Iowa Central’s offense.

Sophomore Jordan Williamson finished with 13 points and 3 steals to lead the Spartans and Freshman Sa'Lisa Bruce added 10 points in the loss.

Published January 22, 2015 10:39 am

SWCC Students Wearing Transfer College Shirts

Current students, get a jump on your transfer planning!  Browse information tables and visit with college transfer representatives about your next steps after graduating from SWCC.

Transfer Day
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
10 a.m-12 p.m.
Instructional Center, room 180

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Published January 22, 2015 9:05 am

James “Alex” Milholland signing

Southwestern Community College’s baseball team has gained the commitment of a pitcher from Cameron, MO, for the 2015-16 academic year. James “Alex” Milholland, currently a senior at Cameron High School, has signed a national letter of intent and will be joining the Spartans baseball program this fall.

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