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Published September 11, 2014 10:38 am

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The Spartans hosted the seventh ranked Kirkwood Eagles last night, Wednesday, September 10. The Spartans showed much improvement and fight to start off the night, keeping pace with the Eagles but falling short in each game, 21-25, 20-25, and 17-25.

The Spartans will take to the road this weekend, September 12-13, for a two-day tournament in Marshalltown against four non-conference teams.

Published September 10, 2014 3:58 pm


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Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, a statewide outreach campaign to promote careers and training in advanced manufacturing, announced Gibson Memorial Library in Creston, is the recipient of a $500 grant to implement programming to educate young people and their parents about the varied career opportunities in advanced manufacturing.

Published September 10, 2014 10:26 am

Southwestern Community College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Todd Lorensen has released the teams schedule for the 2014-2015 season. The Spartans tip off the regular season on Monday, November 3, versus the Yellowjackets of Graceland University.  The rest of the non-region schedule is highlighted by a November 29 visit from former Spartan Head Coach Jerry Drymon and Central Nebraska.  The Spartans finish the fall semester schedule with a visit to Iowa Western on December 17.  The Region XI schedule tips off on January 14 against Ellsworth in Creston.

Published September 5, 2014 2:10 pm

The NJCAA national DI cross country week one polls were announced recently. Both the Spartan men’s and women’s teams were included in the rankings. The Spartan men, ranked tenth, are among five other Iowa community colleges to make the top 20. The Spartan women, ranked 13th, are also among several Iowa community colleges to be nationally ranked. The high concentration of Region XI colleges in the ranking is a true testament of the high level of cross country competition there is in Iowa.

Go Spartans!

Published September 4, 2014 4:02 pm

CommunityAwarenessPoster2014SWCC will host its annual Community Awareness Day on Wednesday, September 10, from 9-11 a.m. in the main hallway of the Instructional Center.  A variety of community agencies will be on hand to provide information to SWCC students and staff about the services they provide.

Agencies that will be providing information include:

  • Crest Area for Life
  • Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center
  • First National Bank
  • Iowa Works
  • Life Care Pregnancy Center
  • Matura
  • Neighbors Loving Neighbors Outreach
  • PCSB Bank
  • Proteus
  • TRiO--Student Support Services
  • Vocational Rehabilitation


Published September 4, 2014 9:31 am

The Spartan volleyball team traveled to Mason City and defeated the NIACC Trojans on Wednesday, September 3. After the Spartans quickly won game one (25-16), the Trojans made a comeback in game two winning 25-19. The Spartans then won the next two close games and the match, 25-22 and 25-20.

The Spartans will travel to Highland, KS this weekend to take part in the Highland Community College Invitational tournament.

Published September 2, 2014 9:21 am

The Spartan cross country teams competed in the Region XI time trial in Emmetsburg on August 23. The Men place fourth behind, Iowa Western, Iowa Central, and NIACC. The Women placed eighth, just ahead of Indian Hills.

Published August 27, 2014 2:59 pm

Due to the weather, volleyball tailgating tonight (starting at 5 p.m.) will be inside the Student Center. The volleyball game vs. DMACC will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center gymnasium.

Go Spartans!

Published August 27, 2014 11:12 am

Righi Matt

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Golf Coach Larry Shimono has announced Matt Righi, a transfer from AIB in Des Moines, will be a member of the SWCC Spartans golf team for the 2014-15 season.

Righi, a Bondurant-Farrar High School graduate, will complete SWCC’s arts and sciences transfer program with a major in business.

Shimono said Righi is an accomplished golfer who will be a great addition to the SWCC golf program.

Published August 27, 2014 10:16 am

The Spartans traveled to Ottumwa last night, August 26, to play Division I Indian Hills. The Spartans struggled against the very tall IHCC front row, losing the match in three sets. The Spartans will have their home opener tonight, August 27, against the DMACC Bears at 6:30 p.m.