College News

Published November 17, 2015 9:49 am

On Monday, November 16, the Spartans women’s basketball team was back in action at home against the Storm of Simpson College JV to play the second of a three game stretch in four days.

The Spartans jumped out to an early 16-5 lead over the Storm after the first quarter and they continued to dominate the second quarter going into the half with a 38-23 lead.

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Published November 16, 2015 1:28 pm

The Southwestern Spartan Cross Country team concluded their 2015 season on Saturday, November 14 at the NJCAA National Championship meet held in Fort Dodge, Iowa at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. The Spartan men finished 32nd out of 39 full teams, while improving their placing from the Region XI meet, as they finished fifth out of the six Region XI teams present at the championship. Freshman Inia Sili (Suva,Fiji) led the men with his 29:06 over the 8,000m course. Sophomore Chasen Selsor (Osceola) was the second Spartan across the finish line with a season’s best time of 29:31. Gabe Esser, Nate Hoyt, and Gerardus Boelen completed the scoring for Southwestern.

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Published November 16, 2015 8:59 am

The Southwestern Community College board of trustees met on Tues., November 10, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the Administration Center.

The board voted to reinstate the college’s early retirement policy for employees. The policy has an April 1, 2016, application deadline for employees. Currently, there are 23 staff members who are eligible to apply for early retirement. The expiration date for this plan is June 30, 2016. This is the same early retirement plan the board has approved since 2010.

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Published November 16, 2015 8:50 am

The Spartans took to the road to take on the Greyhounds of Fort Scott Community College to start a tough stretch of three games in four days.

The Greyhounds got off to a great start and after a few early lead changes in the first quarter they were able to maintain control through the entire game. The Spartans were down 18 points at the half and the struggle continued in the second half, finishing the game down 30, losing to the Greyhounds 57-87.

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Published November 12, 2015 3:33 pm

SWCC vs. Grand View JV

The Spartans hosted the Grand View Vikings in their home opener hoping to bounce back from the season opener loss to the University of St Mary. The Spartans played a solid first half but were down 37-35 at the break. The start of the second half did not start well as the Spartans went on a nearly six minute scoring drought that allowed the Vikings to gain a 13 point lead going into the fourth quarter.

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Published November 11, 2015 4:21 pm

On Saturday, November 7 the Spartans traveled to Leavenworth, KS to match up with the University of St. Mary Spires.  The game remained close throughout the contest but the Spires came out on top 64-63 after a last second shot attempt from Freshman Julanie Carter, who ended with a team high 24 points fell just short of the rim and potentially winning the game for the Spartans.

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Published November 10, 2015 10:16 am

Sports shooting team win

Hosting the final meet of the fall season, the Spartan Sports shooting team hosted five schools from the Iowa Collegiate Sports Shooting Conference (ICSSC). Out of the 15 squads, the top Spartan squad won the competition by three targets (478) over the Iowa Central Tritons (475). Jonathan Cox scored a 99 to edge out a pair of Triton shooters with 98 and 97 to take top honors for the men. Shelby Woods dropped only two targets to score a 98, for the top female score.

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Published November 10, 2015 9:08 am

This weekend the Spartans Men’s Basketball team hit the road for Columbus Nebraska to participate in the Central Community College Classic. On Saturday November 7 the Spartans took the floor against the Blue Knights of Dakota County Tech out from Minneapolis MN.

The Spartans got off to a slow start but were able to battle back late in the second half and eventually take the lead in the winding seconds of the game. With 10.3 seconds remaining the Spartans were up by two points Blue Knights had the ball. They were able to execute an inbounds play and hoist up a desperation three pointer that went in giving the Blue Knights the one point advantage as time expired. Keshawn Wilson led all scorers with a game high 17 points and Calvin Chambers, Ahmad Newsome, and TJ Bower also cracked double figures with 13, 11 and 12 points respectively.

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Published November 5, 2015 1:51 pm

The Spartan Volleyball team traveled to Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, November 4 to play their final match of the season against the Kirkwood Eagles. The Spartans defeated the Eagles on their home court a month before in a five game match. Despite a great performance from the Spartans, they failed to knock off the Eagles again, losing in five, 25-20, 21-25, 16-25, 25-22, 9-15.

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Published November 4, 2015 3:03 pm

Meet and Greet Announcement Banner

Attention pre-nursing students, the nursing faculty and students want to meet you! This is your opportunity to get an inside look at the nursing department. Come talk with nursing faculty and students, tour the simulation lab, and discuss job shadowing options.

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