College News

Published September 28, 2016 1:42 pm

SCICF board members with Dr. Barb Crittenden in front of flag

A flag dedication presentation was held on Monday, Sept. 26, in the Student Center gymnasium, prior to the 7 p.m. volleyball match vs Marshalltown Community College, to recognize the South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) for their gift of a 18’ motorized American flag and flag box to the college. 

Read more: SCICF Board Honored at Flag Dedication

Published September 26, 2016 2:54 pm

Sarah Nolte, sexual abuse specialist from the Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center, will have office hours at Southwestern Community College's Creston campus, in the Instructional Center, room 727 (upstairs, across from the TRIO-SSS offices), on Mondays, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., or by appointment, to provide advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, as well as their supporters.

Read more: Advocate Available on Campus for Students

Published September 22, 2016 4:00 pm

SWCC Shoppe Logo

Tomorrow ONLY, buy one item get one item half off at the SWCC Shoppe

This BOGO sale is good on regular-priced apparel, souvenirs, and gifts.*  The SWCC Shoppe, which is located in the Student Center on the Creston campus, will be open from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Read more: BOGO Sale Friday at the SWCC Shoppe

Published September 21, 2016 2:40 pm

SWCC's Lindsay Stoaks and Dennis Downing with Creston group receiving award

The Elm Street Corridor project in Creston—a partnership between Southwestern Community College, the City of Creston, and the Southern Iowa Council of Governments—received the HousingIowa Award for Innovation from the Iowa Finance Authority during the 2016 HousingIowa Conference in Des Moines earlier this month.

Read more: Carpentry Partnership Receives Statewide Award

Published September 21, 2016 2:07 pm

SCICF Flag being installed

The South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) board of directors will be in attendance Mon., September 26, at 6:45 p.m., for a flag dedication ceremony prior to the Spartans volleyball match-up vs. Marshalltown in the Student Center gymnasium. 

Read more: Flag Dedication Ceremony Monday

Published September 19, 2016 2:36 pm

SWCC students in transfer college T-shirts

High school and college students are invited to attend the Creston College Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, from 9:30–11 a.m., at the Creston High School Gymnasium, 601 West Townline Street, in Creston.

Read more: High School Students Invited to Creston College Fair

Published September 19, 2016 9:35 am

Vote Today Graphic

Head to the Student Center today between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to cast your ballot as we learn who would be the next president of the United States if it were Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students deciding. 

Read more: Celebrating Constitution Day Today

Published September 15, 2016 4:36 pm

The SWCC Computer Club is hosting a breakfast fundraiser on Tues., September 20, from 7:30-10:30 a.m., at a mobile food cart that will be set up in front of the Administration Center.

For just $5, you can order pancakes, with the following:

  • eggs or sausage
  • coffee, water, or orange juice

All proceeds will go toward the Computer Club.  If questions, please contact Rumy Kabir, IT systems networking instructor.

Published September 15, 2016 3:57 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

Phil Tyler, Tyler Insurance Services, Inc., spoke with the board about the college’s insurance coverage.  Tyler noted an increase of 2 percent in the college’s property blanket coverage due primarily to an across-the-board inflation guard on the policy.  Tyler said the college’s Worker’s Compensation Modification Factor decreased from 1.04 to 1.03.

Read more: Board of Trustees Holds September 2016 Meeting

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).