College News

Published June 27, 2016 4:13 pm

Daniel Leonard

CRESTON — Southwestern Community College (SWCC) student Daniel Leonard of Mount Ayr placed first in the nation for electrical construction wiring at the 2016 SkillsUSA Championships held June 20-24, 2016, in Louisville, KY. 

Read more: SWCC Student Wins National Competition

Published June 27, 2016 10:10 am

Boss is Away Sale Graphic

Head to the SWCC Shoppe today!  The boss is away and they are having a HUGE SALE!  During the sale, clothing, gifts, and souvenirs are 35 percent off.  Other specials include Pepsi for $1, ice cream for $.75, and candy for $.50.  There are grab bags for $5, $10, $15, and $20 plus much, much more.

NOTE:  The sale is valid June 27, 2016, only.  Not valid toward textbook purchases.  Cannot be combined with other staff discounts, coupons, or offers.  No adjustments to prior purchases.  No cash value or rain checks issued.  Offer good while supplies last.

Published June 20, 2016 2:14 pm

Theo Piniau

Theo Piniau, a May 2015 graduate of Southwestern Community College, has been selected by Athletics Papua New Guinea to compete in the men’s 200m dash at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August. 

Read more: SWCC Grad to Run in 2016 Olympics

Published June 17, 2016 4:08 pm

Photo of female construction worker from Construction Simulator Event Flyer

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to operate an excavator or forklift?  Here's your opportunity to find out.

Southwestern Community College's adult and continuing education department, in cooperation with IowaWORKS, is bringing a construction simulator to the Technical Center parking lot on campus, 1501 W Townline Street in Creston, on June 29 and 30, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Girls and women are highly encouraged to attend this event, which is being funded by the Walmart Foundation.  All ages are welcome!  Statistics show 10 percent of all workers in the construction industry are women.  Efforts like these will help those numbers continue to grow.

A donation lunch will be provided from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., by Creston IJAG and the East Union Art Club.

Construction Simulator event flyer

Published June 17, 2016 8:36 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center for their regular board meeting.

The board recessed early in the meeting to hold a Collective Bargaining Strategy Session.

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

Published June 14, 2016 3:31 pm

2015 SWCC Speedway Night Volunteers

SWCC Night at the Adams County Speedway in Corning is scheduled for this Sat., June 18, 2016.  Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps start at 6:30 p.m., and racing begins at 7 p.m.

Read more: SWCC Night at the Adams County Speedway

Published June 14, 2016 9:36 am

Union County Emergency Management is hosting a three-day training session with actual “force-on-force” training, Tues., June 14, through Thurs., June 16, on Southwestern Community College’s Creston campus in room 180 of the Instructional Center and in student housing.  During this training there will be a number of emergency vehicles on campus and the participants will be completing live simulations.  Do not be alarmed.

Read more: Emergency Management Training Being Held on Campus this Week

Published June 7, 2016 10:36 am

Stop by the SWCC Shoppe this month for new specials each week!  This week, June 6-10, 2016, the SWCC Shoppe is offering 30 percent off all SWCC souvenirs (including regular priced clothing).  They have also added new items to the clearance rack!  Check out the calendar of June savings to see what discounts the SWCC Shoppe is offering each week!

The SWCC Shoppe is located in the Student Center and is open 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Published June 1, 2016 9:40 am

Scentsy gift packages

Bring your friends this Friday night for a fun evening out and a chance to win prizes for just quarters!  The SWCC Relay for Life team is hosting a Quarter Frenzy on Fri., June 3, at The Lobby, 301 W Adams Street, in Creston.  Doors open at 6 p.m. and the Quarter Frenzy begins at 6:30 p.m.  There is a $5 entry fee.

Read more: SWCC Relay for Life Team Hosting Quarter Frenzy

Published May 27, 2016 8:49 am

Cast of 2015 Student/Faculty Written Plays

The SWCC Drama Club truly enjoyed performing the seven faculty/student written plays submitted last semester. Because of the success during this venture, we are pleased to announce that Stephen Jefferies will be once again be spearheading this fall project.

Read more: Call for Plays from the Drama Club