College News

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 5, 2015 10:03 am

Game Day Camp

Who: Boys grades K-8

When: Saturday, December 12, 2015, 9 a.m.-Noon (Doors open at 8 a.m.)

Where: Gymnasium in Student Center on campus of Southwestern Community College

Cost: $25 which includes a Spartan Nation Wristband and admission to 2 PM game that day vs. Central College. The camp will consist of fundamentals, games, and watching the Spartans Game Day “Shoot Around”

Please download and fill out this form and mail, along with a check (payable to Southwestern Men’s Basketball) to:

Men’s Basketball
1501 Townline St
Creston, IA 50801

Please call 402.802.2683 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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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Published November 4, 2015 2:56 pm

PTK Inductees

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

Members inducted during the ceremony included Brenna Baker, Isa Howe, Jennifer Mikulecky, Rosa Rosales, Selena Sampson, Nancy Sanchez, Raegen Smith, and Ana Vasquez.

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Published November 4, 2015 2:48 pm

2015-16 Sports Shooting Team

The SWCC sports shooting team is hosting a home meet this Sat., November 7, starting at 10 a.m., at Three Mile Lake in Afton. 

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Published November 4, 2015 9:40 am

Using a 44-12 first half, Southwestern rolled to a 100-43 win in their home opener vs Graceland University JV on Tues., November 6.  Freshmen guards Keshawn Wilson, Calvin Chambers, and Jordan Johnson all finished in double figures with 19, 14, and 11 points respectively.  Sophomore guard Ahmad Newsome added 16 points while TJ Bower hit three first half long balls for nine points. 

“I think we have an exciting team to watch," commented Todd Lorensen, Southwestern's head coach.  "We have a lot of things that need to improve, but I like our group.”

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Published November 3, 2015 2:03 pm

Pre-Nursing Meet & Greet

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.

Monday, Nov. 16, Noon-1 p.m.  and Tuesday, Nov. 17, Noon-1 p.m. In the Allied Health & Science Center

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Published November 2, 2015 10:55 am

On Sunday, November 1, 2015 the Spartan cross country teams traveled to Fort Dodge to compete in the Region XI Championship meet. Competing in a field with NJCAA #1 Iowa Central, #9 Iowa Western, #21 NIACC, and #24 Indian Hills Community College, Southwestern’s men’s team finished sixth out of the six full teams, as Iowa Lakes Community College did not field a full team. The Spartans were led by freshman Inia Sili (Suva, Fiji) who placed 16th in a time of 28:27. Sili’s effort earned him Honorable Mention All-Region honors. Teammate Gabe Esser (Winterset, Iowa) was the second man across the line with a 26th place finish in 29:03. Joe Blake, Gerardus Boelen, and Chasen Selsor rounded out the scoring for the Spartans.

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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.