College News

Published August 12, 2016 10:36 am

Sisilia Seavula
Congrats to Sisilia Seavula, Southwestern Community College sophomore student-athlete, who finished second in her qualifying heat at the Olympic games in Rio this morning! This automatically qualifies Seavula, who runs for her home country of Fiji, to compete in the 100m dash tonight at 8:55 p.m. Central time.  The race will be live on NBC-TV. 
Please help cheer her on!

Published August 11, 2016 3:42 pm

Spartan Cafe Storefront

The Spartan Café will be open for business under new management starting Mon., August 15!  Dates and hours leading up to the first day of classes follow:

Mon., August 15-Wed., August 17 – 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thurs., August 18-Fri., August 19 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Read more: Spartan Cafe Opening Monday

Published August 10, 2016 11:25 am

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met on Tues., August 9, 2016, at 8 a.m. at the president’s office in the college’s Administration Center.

Read more: College Board Holds August 2016 Meeting

Published July 22, 2016 9:27 am

CRESTON—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) recently received word from the United States Department of Education that funding has been renewed for the college’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) program.  The grant, for $1.8 million, will be funded at $379,200 per year for five years.  This is an increase of $149,300 per year from the previous grant, which was a total of $1.15 million over five years.

Read more: SWCC Talent Search Program Grant Renewed at $1.8 Million

Published July 18, 2016 4:41 pm

The Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC), of which Southwestern Community College is a member, recently adopted Canvas by Instructure as its new Learning Management System (LMS).  

A Learning Management System is an online learning platform for teaching and learning.  Prior to this switch, the ICCOC utilized Pearson Learning Studio as its platform.  A pilot will begin in the spring of 2017 and Canvas will be fully deployed by fall 2017.

Read more: SWCC to Implement New LMS for Online Classes

Published July 15, 2016 9:44 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the college’s Administration Center for their regular board meeting.

A public hearing was held on the remodeling project planned for room 220 of the Instructional Center.  No oral or written objections or petitions were heard or submitted.

Read more: Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds July 2016 Meeting

Published July 12, 2016 9:57 am

Amazon Prime Day Graphic

Today is Prime Day on!  If you shop with Amazon today, be sure to shop for the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation and Amazon will donate a percentage of the purchase price to the college's foundation.

Published July 8, 2016 11:51 am

Dazzlers Car Wash poster

The Southwestern Community College Dazzlers dance team is hosting a car wash in the Hy-Vee parking lot, 600 Sheldon Street, in Creston, on Sat., July 16, 2016, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Read more: Dazzlers Hosting Car Wash July 16

Published July 8, 2016 9:09 am

2015-16 Spartan baseball team

Congratulations to the 2015-16 Southwestern Community College baseball team for ranking 20th in the nation for academics!

Read more: 2015-16 Baseball Team Receives Academic Honors

Published June 30, 2016 9:22 am

Woman operating simulator with employee assisting

Head over to the parking lot south of the Technical Center (near Spartan Suites) today between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to try your hand operating heavy equipment with a construction simulator!  Today will be the last day the simulator is on campus.

Read more: Construction Simulator on Campus One More Day