College News

Published December 21, 2015 4:45 pm

Scott Haner, Erika Blair, and Lindsay Stoaks with interactive whiteboard

Creston, IA—CHS Processing and Food Ingredients, Creston, recently donated an Epson interactive whiteboard to Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC’s) agricultural department.  This technology-enabled whiteboard has been installed in a classroom at the college’s Ag Site.

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Published December 17, 2015 8:53 am

Artwork from 2D class

Students and future students, when you are registering for spring 2016 semester consider an art class!  The art department is offering the following classes during the spring semester:

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Published December 16, 2015 5:06 pm

Terrance Smith and the Spartans are 11-1 when he is on the court. After missing the first few games early in the year, Smith leads the team in scoring, rebounds and blocks. He averaged 21 points over the two games they played last week in wins versus Marshalltown and Central JV. He pulled down 10 rebounds in the two victories as well. Southwestern crept up the polls into the top 10 last week and looks to rise a spot or two after an undefeated week. 

“Terrance has been playing very consistent that past few weeks. On top of his offensive numbers he has been very good on the defensive end as well,” said Coach Todd Lorensen

Published December 16, 2015 5:03 pm

Southwestern moved up from #9 to #8 in the latest NJCAA Division II rankings.  The Spartans used a pair of home wins to improve to 13-2 overall on the season.  The wins came over NJCAA Division I opponent Marshalltown 91-69 and non NJCAA member Central College JV by a score of 94-63. 

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Published December 16, 2015 2:52 pm

Richard Welsch, Travis Stalder, and Steve Schmalzried

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Richard Welsch and Travis Stalder, both juniors from Nodaway Valley High School in Greenfield, placed eighth in the hands-on portion of the 2015 Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)/Iowa Automobile Dealers Association (IADA) High School Automotive Skills Contest on Friday, December 11, 2015, at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. This competition recognizes some of the best high school auto technicians in the state.

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Published December 14, 2015 10:55 am

SWCC Psycology Club Christmas Tree

Unlike many of the SWCC’s student clubs that have been around for years, the Psychology Club is still in its infancy. Despite its brief history, the club is in full swing and active on campus. This fall, under the guidance of club sponsor Tim Leonard, the club held a fundraiser to purchase club jackets, and more recently participated in the SWCC club Christmas tree decorating contest. Their theme for the contest is “Do you see what I see,” featuring handmade ornaments of inkblots used in the Rorschach test for personality.

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Published December 14, 2015 9:23 am

Class posing in front of St. George Orthodox

On Fri., December 4, Southwestern Community College's survey of world religions class took a field trip to Des Moines to visit six religious groups and tour their facilities.

Stops during the field trip included the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center, Sikh Temple, Grace Church, St George’s Greek Orthodox Church, Temple B’nai Jeshurun (Jewish Synagogue) and Islamic Center.  During the visits, class members had opportunities to see inside the different facilities and hear from leaders within each religion about their core beliefs and practices.

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Published December 11, 2015 10:40 am

Beta Eta Nu, Southwestern Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, recently announced Blythe Beck, nursing student, and Garrett Abell, liberal arts/business major, as the college’s nominees for the 2015-2016 All-USA/Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team and All-Iowa Academic Team.

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Published December 11, 2015 9:27 am

On Saturday, December 5, the Spartan track & field team opened their Indoor season at the Central College Holiday Preview Meet in Pella. Competing with only five men and four women, both teams finished in tenth place in the thirteen team field. 

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Published December 11, 2015 9:10 am

In the second contest of the Triton Classic the Spartans took on the Wildcats of North Dakota State College of Science. It was a much improved performance for the Spartans after a poor first game against Northeast Nebraska but despite the improvements,  the Wildcats were able to hold on for the win over 61-54.

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