The Southwestern Community College board of trustees held a special meeting on February 27, 2014, to discuss and approve plans related to Spartan Court, the residence hall being constructed on campus.
Public hearings were held for the fire sprinkler and electrical bid packages. No oral or written objections were heard or submitted for either project.
Southwestern, a team that attempts to control the tempo, went into ultra tempo control Tuesday night at Iowa Lakes, attempting to knock off the 17th-ranked team in the nation on their home floor. The execution gave Southwestern their chance, but the Lakers were able to make plays in the second half to extend their two-point halftime lead en route to a 52-36 win. For Southwestern, Jared Theis (pictured), Elliott Hamdeed, and Dustin Lyden all played their final games as Spartans. Coach Mike Holmes said, “Our sophomores exhibited a good deal of resiliency this year. We were young to begin with and then our rotation whittled way down, making our circumstances very challenging. Those guys stayed the course and gave very good mental and physical effort throughout the season.”
Southwestern Community College (SWCC) has announced Ting Liu of Hutchinson, KS, will be the next head volleyball coach for the SWCC Spartans volleyball program. Liu replaces Melissa Blessington, who recently resigned her position at SWCC to become head volleyball coach at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS.
Southwestern will attempt to pull off the same magic act it performed two years ago by upsetting a number-two seed in regional play. Tuesday, March 4, Southwestern will travel to Iowa Lakes for the first round of the tournament. The Spartans dropped a contest Saturday in the same locale, 64-41. Coach Mike Holmes is hoping history does some repeating. “Two years ago,” Holmes said, “we had a similar circumstance to this year’s group. We were young, we were slowly getting better, and we had to play the two seed on their home floor. We walked away with a huge win and some great confidence. I would love to see these guys achieve the same thing.”
Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be webcast at the Iowa Lakes Community College Web site.
Jackson, MS – Fifty-one community college students from the United States, Canada, and American Samoa have been named 2014 New Century Scholars – receiving a total of $100,000 in scholarships. Megan Doubleday, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sophomore from Mt. Ayr, is among the nationwide honorees. The New Century Scholars Program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Association of Community Colleges.
Doubleday, who will graduate from SWCC with her associate of arts degree in May 2014, plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall. She will major in elementary education with an endorsement in math. While a student at SWCC, she has been active in Student Senate (president), Dazzlers dance team (co-captain), student ambassadors, Phi Theta Kappa (vice president of fellowship), work-study, and tutoring. Doubleday is a May 2012 Mt. Ayr High School graduate.
Phi Theta Kappa members--The Beta Eta Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will be having general meetings next week. All members are requested to attend one of the following meetings:
- Monday, March 3, 2014, 12 p.m., Instructional Center, room 135
- Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 8 a.m., Instructional Center, room 120
The Southwestern Community College Education Foundation scholarship application for 2014-15 is now available on the SWCC Web site at www.swcciowa.edu/scholarships. All new and returning students for fall 2014 semester are encouraged to apply! Applications are due to the SWCC Education Foundation office on or before March 17, 2014, at 5 p.m. CDT.
Transfer Day was held Wednesday, February 26 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., in room 180 of the Instructional Center. Representatives from 16 colleges and universities were in attendance to provide SWCC students with information on transfer opportunities at their institutions. There were 91 SWCC students who attended Transfer Day, and a variety of door prizes from the various colleges and universities were awarded.
The SWCC Disc Golf Club is hosting an indoor tournament on Saturday, March 1, with registration starting at 5:30 p.m. in the SWCC Student Center Gym. The tournament is free and open to the public. All ages and skill levels welcome. Participants are asked to wear gym-friendly, non-marking shoes.
Two more players have signed on to play for Southwestern this fall. Jake Chevalier (left) is a right handed pitcher and infielder from Van Meter. Chevalier will graduate from Van Meter High School in May. Drew Carlson (right) is a left handed pitcher and outfielder from Bussey. Carlson will graduate from Twin Cedars High School in May.
- Spartans Finish on Top at Home Sports Shooting Event
- Top Ranked NIACC Take Spartans
- Spartan Stuggle Against Balanced Attack
- First Half Deficit Dooms Spartans
- Spartans Out-Rebounded by Panthers
- DMACC Downs Spartans
- Second Half Wears Down Spartans
- Slow Start Troubles Spartans
- Transfer Day Wednesday
- DNR Regulations for Your Farm Postponed