College News

Published April 12, 2017 12:35 pm

Happiness Sprinkling signs

Students and employees from Southwestern Community College (SWCC) will be sprinkling happiness in Creston on Monday, April 17, from 8-10 a.m., at the Stalker Chevrolet corner (corner of Hwy 25 & Hwy 34) and on the SWCC campus from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Read more: SWCC Happiness Sprinkling Project is Part of PIF Week

Published April 10, 2017 5:15 pm

Dazzlers Team

The SWCC Dazzlers dance team will present their Dazzlers Showcase on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the Student Center gymnasium. 

Read more: Dazzlers Showcase is April 15

Published April 10, 2017 5:10 pm

Todd Lorensen

Todd Lorensen, head coach of the Southwestern Community College men’s basketball team, remains a busy man following the Spartans National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) DII National Championship victory in Danville, IL, on March 25, 2017. Lorensen has received a number of post-season accolades following his record-breaking season at the helm of the Spartans—being named the HoopDirt.com Junior College Coach of the Year by The Hoop Group, acting as guest speaker for two upcoming Nike Clinics, and coaching the 2017 NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game in late-April.

Read more: Southwestern’s Lorensen Receives Post-Season Coaching Accolades

Published April 10, 2017 12:28 pm

On Saturday, April 8, the Southwestern Spartans traveled to the 2017 Dordt Outdoor Invitational hosted by Dordt College in Sioux Center. While previously scheduled to attend the L.D. Weldon Classic, hosted by Graceland University, the Spartans made the decision to instead travel north, in order to find tougher competition.

It was another great day for track and field as the weather was cloudy and 70 degrees with a bit of aiding wind, which showed results in the sprint events. The Spartans had numerous personal and season bests in the sprint events, including sophomore Sisilia Seavula, who finished third in the 100m dash, with a season best time of 12.31, and finished second in the 200m dash, with a season best time of 25.46.

Top finishers on the men’s side came from Ronald Henderson, placing second in the high jump with his best jump of the outdoor season, at 6 feet and 7 inches; Tony Klocke earned a fifth place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, with a time of 15.97; and the 4x100 meter relay team, consisting of Jeremy Newton, Dylan Lucas, Malik McClellon, and Andrew Conover, finished fourth in the competition. Lucas then went on to place sixth in the 400-meter hurdles, with a season's best time of 59.11.

This meet was not scored. Next week, on Saturday, April 15, the Spartans will travel south to Liberty, MO, to compete at the Darrell Gourley Open at William Jewell College.

Published April 4, 2017 5:02 pm

Sports shooting team at nationals

Southwestern Community College's sports shooting team came home with a top-three finish from the 2017 ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships, March 28-April 2, at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, TX.

Southwestern placed third in the nation, Division 4 category, in 5 Stand.  The top five scores are taken for each team for team standings.  Southwestern's top five finishers were Justin O’Grady, Hunter Anderson, Clayton Dale, Blade Smith, and Treavor Elwood.  According to Spartan Head Coach Marc Roberg, it was the first time any of these individuals had shot 5 stand.

Read more: Spartan Sports Shooters Place at National Collegiate Championship

Published April 4, 2017 4:13 pm

Jody Smith, Dalton’s mother; Dalton Smith; and Marc Roberg, SWCC sports shooting coach

Winterset High School’s Dalton Smith has committed to the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting program for the 2017-18 year.

During high school, Smith participated in the 4-H Sharpshooters Club and on the Winterset High School trap team. Smith will graduate high school in May.

Read more: Winterset’s Dalton Smith Commits to SWCC Sports Shooting

Published April 4, 2017 11:29 am

SWCC 2016-17 men's basketball team after championship win

Creston, IOWA—The Southwestern Community College men’s basketball team made history on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Danville, IL, by earning the college's first-ever National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championship!  The Spartans defeated Louisburg College, from North Carolina, with a score of 77-53, to become the 2017 NJCAA DII National Men's Basketball Champions. 

Read more: Spartans Win National Basketball Championship

Published April 3, 2017 2:03 pm

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, the Southwestern Spartans traveled to the 2017 BVU Outdoor Invite hosted by Buena Vista University in Storm Lake.  It was a perfect day for track and field with 50-degree overcast skies and no wind.  To highlight the competition, on the women's side, Sisilia Seavula earned a pair of first-place finishes in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, running with times of 12.61 and 25.56 respectively.

Read more: Spartan Compete at 2017 Buena Vista University Outdoor Invite

Published April 3, 2017 1:43 pm

The Southwestern men’s and women’s golf teams battled less-than-favorable conditions at the 2017 Iowa Central Invitational at Otter Creek Golf Course. Otter Creek will host the 2017 Regional Championship for the women later this month.

According to Spartan Head Coach Doug North, both the men’s and women’s teams had positives, but neither finished as planned.

Read more: Southwestern Women Top Grand View in First Spring Outing

Published March 31, 2017 1:21 pm

Students participating in STEM Challenge

The Southwest Iowa STEM Hub sponsored a Corner Conference STEM Challenge to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math learning on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Southwestern Community College Red Oak Center.

Read more: SWCC STEM Hub Sponsors STEM Challenge