College News

Published March 28, 2016 8:31 am

The Spartans men’s golf team opened up the spring season with a quick trip south to the Graceland Invitational held at Mozingo Golf Course in Maryville, Missouri. Southwestern competed against mostly Universities that have played two or three tournaments this spring.

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Published March 17, 2016 4:00 pm

The Southwestern Community College board of trustees held its regular meeting on Tues., March 8, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the Administration Center.

A public hearing was held for the college’s fiscal year 2017 budget.  No oral or written objections or petitions were heard or submitted.  The board approved the budget as presented.

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Published March 17, 2016 9:25 am

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Register now for the Tie Dye Retro Run 5K Run/Walk! You guessed it, there will be color stations throughout the run. The race will take place in conjunction with PIF Week on April 18, 2016, starting at 5:30 p.m. The run/walk will begin north of the Performing Arts Center (view the Retro Run Map).

Tie Dye Retro Run Online Registration

Registration is $20 per person and includes a race T-shirt.  Registration may be paid at the SWCC business office in the Administration Center or by credit card at 641.782.1448. Checks should be made out to Southwestern Community College.  Shirts for non-participants may be purchased for $10 each.

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and Business Professionals of America (BPA) are sponsoring the 5K walk/run event during Pay it Forward (PIF) Week to raise funds for their organizations.

Published March 17, 2016 9:13 am

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The SWCC Shoppe has a Spring Break Sale underway from March 17-24.  With this sale, you may take 25 percent off clothes, gifts, and souvenirs.*  The SWCC Shoppe, located in the Student Center, is open from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Monday-Friday. 

*This sale excludes items on sale rack, textbooks, and supplies.  Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Published March 17, 2016 8:53 am

Jessica Beatty signs with Spartan cross country

On Thurs., March 10, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Cross Country Coach Nick Ekel signed Creston High School’s Jessica Beatty to run for the Spartan cross country and track and field teams starting with the 2016-2017 school year.

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Published March 16, 2016 10:47 am

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Southwestern Community College is celebrating its 50th anniversary during 2016.  The college will host a come and go Open House on Sat., April 16, from 2-4 p.m. in the Student Center, on the Creston campus, 1501 W Townline Street, in celebration of this milestone.  The public is invited.

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Published March 15, 2016 10:04 am

Spring 2015 PTK Induction Ceremony

Southwestern Community College's Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Beta Eta Nu, will be hosting its formal induction for new members on Sun., April 3, 2016, at 3 p.m., in the Instructional Center, room 180.  All new Phi Theta Kappa members for the 2015-16 school year, their families, and friends are invited to attend.  Southwestern faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend as well.

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Published March 14, 2016 4:33 pm

SWCC Nursing Graduates

Attention SWCC Nursing Graduates! You are invited to attend a Nursing Alumni Gathering on Sat., April 16, 2016, from 1-2 p.m. in the college's Allied Health & Science Center at 1501 W. Townline Street in Creston.

This informal gathering will give you the opportunity to reunite with classmates, as well as past and present nursing faculty members. During the event, the nursing department's new simulation lab will be open for tours.

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Published March 9, 2016 5:06 pm

Alexander Rios led the charge for Southwestern last week at the plate in its series against No. 20 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.  The outfielder hit .625 from the plate for the week with one double, three home runs, nine RBIs and four runs scored. Rios was a dominating force in an 11-10 loss on March 5. He went 3-for-4 at the plate with two home runs, four RBIs and two runs scored. Rios currently holds a .476 average at the plate with 15 rbis and the 10th most home runs in the NJCAA with a total of four.

Alexander Rios led the charge for South

western last week at the plate in its series

against No. 20 Northeastern Oklahoma

A&M. The outfielder hit .625 from the

plate for the week with one double, three

home runs, nine RBIs and four runs

scored. Rios was a dominating force in an

11-10 loss on Mar. 5. He went 3-for-4 at

the plate with two home runs, four RBIs,

and two runs scored. Rios currently holds

a .476 average at the plate with 15 RBIs

and the 10th most home runs in the NJ

CAA with four.

Published March 9, 2016 10:06 am

On Monday, March 7, 2016 the Division II Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) All-Region teams for women’s basketball were announced. Of the ten players selected Julanie Carter was the only freshman on the first team list. Carter was a tremendous scoring threat for the Spartans averaging a team-high 15.8 points per game this season and pulled down 3.6 rebounds per game as well. In eleven games Carter scored 20 or more points over the regular season. On February 15, Carter put up a season and career high 35 points against Wentworth Military Academy.

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