College News

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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Published December 11, 2015 9:01 am

The Spartans traveled to Fort Dodge, Iowa to compete in the Iowa Central Triton Classic Tournament. Their first opponent, the 9-2 Hawks of Northeast Nebraska Community College. The Hawks were able to established an earlier lead in first quarter and were able to maintain the lead winning 68-49 over the Spartans.

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Published December 10, 2015 9:16 am

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) carpentry club will be hosting a free will donation ham dinner on Wed., December 16, from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Spartan Café in the college’s Student Center. The dinner will include ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked beans, and a drink.

Proceeds from the free will donation will go toward the carpentry club and the club’s planned trip to south Texas in February to assist with a Habitat for Humanity home-building project.

Published December 9, 2015 11:56 am

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held their regular board meeting on Tues., December 8, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center.

During the meeting, the board appointed Mary Jo Skarda as interim board treasurer, replacing Randy Cook, who recently resigned his position as chief financial officer at the college.  Skarda will serve in this position until a new chief financial officer is hired and appointed.

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