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Published November 20, 2014 8:33 am

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The Iowa Department of Management and Public Health is pleased to announce that the SWCC Parents as Teachers (PAT), Southwestern Community College of Adair and Union counties has earned the Iowa Family Support Credential.  The SWCC PAT program is the 54th Iowa program to earn this honored distinction.  The Iowa Family Support Credential is awarded to family support and parent education programs that are validated through an external evaluation to be in substantial adherence to the Iowa Family Support Standards.

Published November 19, 2014 10:25 am

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The Spartan men used a 13-0 start over the first five minutes of the game to set the tone against Wartburg College JV on Tuesday night en route to an 87-53 win. The win improved their record to 5-0 on the season. Jaylon Smith led the way with 19 points while big men Mataika Koyamainavure and Simon Joseph combined for 28 points, 15 and 13 respectively. “Jaylon has struggled shooting the past few times out so it was good to see him back in rhythm. Both big fellas did some really good things and their stats resemble that,” said coach Todd Lorensen.

Published November 19, 2014 10:13 am

The Spartan sports shooting team ended their fall season undefeated as a team. Their latest win came on Saturday, November 8, in the very cold, windy, and snowy conditions at the Warren County Izaak Walton League in Indianola at a conference event Hosted by Simpson College. The Spartans shot a 237/250 to edge out top Iowa Central team.

Ethan Jolliff, Heath Evans, and Brandon Willmert from (Hawkeye CC) tied with a 49/50 in trap, with Jolliff winning the shoot-off by hitting 32 target consecutively. Shelby Woods took the top female honors with a 45/50.

Published November 18, 2014 8:58 am

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In celebration of SWCC Week, tonight's men's basketball game at 6:30 p.m. vs Wartburg will feature FREE Spartan Nation T-shirts (while supplies last).  Spectators, bring a canned good with you and get in FREE to the game.  At half-time, a "chosen instructor" will get a Pie in the Face. 

Head to the library today to make a donation toward the instructor of your choice.  The instructor with the most money at the end of the day today wins a Pie in the Face at tonight's game.

Students, if you don't already have your ticket for Thursday's SWCC Week movie night, head to admissions in the Administration Center to get one.  Bring your student ID with you when you come.

To view all SWCC Week activities, head to

Published November 17, 2014 3:00 pm

Southwestern Community College Head Volleyball Coach Ting Liu received word late last week freshman Carmen Subbert of Stanton was named first team All-Region XI-B, was an All-Region XI-B tournament selection, and was named second team all-conference.

Subbert, an outside hitter for the Spartans, had an outstanding run during her college volleyball debut, being named as the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference's (ICCAC) offensive athlete of the week three times during the 2014 season.


Published November 13, 2014 4:41 pm

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Jok Kut and Josh Kirk (pictured, #24) had 20 points each to pace the Spartan’s to a 109-64 win over Graceland JV on Wednesday night in Creston. “Both of those guys provided us great energy and made multiple hustle plays which is something our staff loves to see,” said Coach Todd Lorensen.

Published November 13, 2014 4:30 pm

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The Spartan women battled in yet another close game this season against Graceland and unfortunately came up short once again dropping the game 85-82. Several ties and lead changes was the story for both teams at the start but the Spartans were able to string together several defensive stops along with some key offensive possessions to take a nine point lead 48-39 to conclude the first half.   Head coach Addae Houston commented, “It took us awhile to find some offense early on but we had a great stretch of both offensive and defensive possessions where we scored points and had stops to close the first half.”  

Published November 12, 2014 11:37 am

The Spartan women’s basketball team hosted the Pirates of North Central Missouri College on Monday, November 10, and could not get it going offensively to begin the game. The Spartans found themselves down 9-0 early on in the game after a poor shooting start and were never able to gain any momentum to make it a game falling to North Central 78-53. Despite the poor offensive start the Spartans were playing solid defensively holding the Pirates to only 12 points through the first eight minutes of the first-half. “I thought we were playing solid defensively, but not being able to score I think led to less effort on defense and that cannot happen,” said Head coach Addae Houston. The Spartans finished the first-half down 19 points to North Central, 36-17.

Published November 12, 2014 8:10 am

The Spartan Men’s Basketball team held on for a 91-82 victory after pushing its lead to 16 with just under five minutes to go on Monday Night versus North Central Missouri College.  A balanced offensive attack was used with five players in double figures.  “Our balance is something I really like about our team.  We have multiple players capable of scoring on any given night which makes it hard for a team to focus on just a guy or two,” said Coach Todd Lorensen.

Published November 10, 2014 4:01 pm

The Southwestern Spartans men's and women's cross country teams ended a great 2014 season with some outstanding individual and team finishes over the weekend at the NJCAA Cross Country Championships in Lubbock, TX.