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Published November 2, 2015 9:31 am

The Southwestern Men’s Basketball team tipped over their season this weekend by going 1-1 at the Emerson Classic hosted by Marshalltown Community College.

On Friday night, the Spartans lost to NJCAA Division I opponent Highland (IL) by a score of 71-67.  A slow start led to a 11-3 lead by Highland with 13:00 to in the first half before Southwestern finished the half on a 36-20 run to lead 39-31 at the break.  In the second half the Spartans built up a 14 point lead before Highland stormed back to win 71-67.  Southwestern allowed 20 offensive rebounds, shot 9-33 from the arc, and 6-10 from the charity stripe.  “We did some really good things at times and had some really bad execution at other times.  That’s typical this time of year but they are things we need to avoid if we want to win tough games like this,” said Head Coach Todd Lorensen.

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Published October 29, 2015 11:25 am

SWCC Week 5K Winners

Approximately 20 individuals competed in the first-ever SWCC Week 5K Run/Walk on Sat., October 24, 2015, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Winners of the running event included:
First place – Kelsi Huseman (24:39) - shown above, at left
Second place – Rose Wignall (24:42) - not available for photo
Third place – Wayne Pantini (25:35) - shown above, center
Fourth place – Tyler Smith - shown above, at right

Proceeds from the event will go toward scholarships for SWCC track & field/cross country student-athletes.

Published October 29, 2015 11:19 am

Registration for the spring 2016 semester begins on the following dates:

  • October 29-30, Career & Technical Education Students
  • November 2, Returning Arts & Sciences Students
  • November 9, New Students

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Published October 29, 2015 9:31 am

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met in special session on Tues., October 27, at 8 a.m. in the president’s office of the Administration Center.

During the meeting, the board reviewed quotes from two companies for completion of the asbestos abatement project in the 200-bay of the Instructional Center.  College administration had first explained this project to the board during the regular October board meeting, following discovery of the presence of asbestos in ceiling materials during renovation of the 200-bay.

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Published October 26, 2015 2:02 pm

The Spartan sports shooting team traveled to the Cedar Falls Gun Club in to compete in very gusty wind conditions. The Spartans fell short of the top team prize by a small margin of four targets with a total of 457 out of 500 behind Iowa Central CC (461).

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Published October 22, 2015 5:56 pm

The fall induction ceremony for Beta Eta Nu, the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, will be held on Thurs., October 29, 2015, at 4 p.m., in room 140 of the Instructional Center. 

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Published October 22, 2015 9:18 am

Haunted House Graphic

The SWCC Drama Club is presenting Alice in Deadland, an Alice in Wonderland-themed haunted house, on Sat., October 31, from 7-11 pm, at the SWCC Performing Arts Center theater.

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Published October 22, 2015 8:49 am

2015 SWCC Volleyball Team

With a large crowd on-hand last night, the Spartan volleyball team started slow, but fought back to earn the win 3-2 during conference play at home vs Ellsworth.  The Spartans started with losses in the first two sets, but then came on strong to win three in a row and go home with the victory.

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Published October 20, 2015 11:01 am

Last night, the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Spartans volleyball team took down Highland Community College 3-1 (25-11, 25-20, 15-25, 25-19) in a 6:30 p.m. volleyball match. 

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Published October 20, 2015 10:55 am

Jordan Johnson

The Spartans' Jordan Johnson, a 6'1" freshman guard from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, has been named as a top incoming freshman by the NJCAA as part of the season preview series.  Johnson was a three-year starter for the Rough Riders basketball program and led his team in scoring and assists during his junior and senior campaigns.  As a sophomore, he helped lead Roosevelt to the Iowa High School State Tournament.

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