College News

Published October 27, 2014 4:05 pm

BarnOfTerror GraphicIf you're in the mood for a Halloween adventure, head to the Barn of Terror this weekend at the SWCC Ag Site, October 31 and November 1, from 7-10:30 p.m. 

A special "Children's Hour" is designated between 7 and 8 p.m.  The regular haunted house will take place from 8-10:30 p.m.  Admission is $5 per person. 

The SWCC Ag Site is located north of the SWCC Creston campus on Green Valley Road.

Published October 22, 2014 9:50 am

Carmen SubbertFor the second week in a row and third time on the season, Spartan volleyball player Carmen Subbert of Stanton has been named Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) offensive athlete of the week.

According to the ICCAC Web site, Subbert's performance during the week of October 13-19 included an average of 4.4 kills and 2.1 digs in 13 sets. Also, she had a hitting percentage of 36 percent and continues to lead the Spartans offensively as the team approaches the end of the season.

Published October 17, 2014 4:11 pm

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CRESTON, IA—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) began the process of educating students about the Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate (ALICE) training program on Tues., October 14, 2014, from 8-10 a.m. in the college’s Instructional Center.  Keith Olsen, SWCC employee and certified ALICE instructor, conducted the student training with assistance from John Coulter, Afton chief of police and certified ALICE instructor.

Published October 16, 2014 3:54 pm

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Activities are planned on the SWCC campus next week for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, October 20-24.  Get involved and learn about smart choices!

  • Monday - Iowa State Patrol driving simulator will be in the Student Center from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday - "Be a Lifesaver, Drink Responsibly."  Students will be handing out lifesavers on campus and before the volleyball game, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center gymnasium.
  • Thursday - Campus Crawl starting at 7 p.m. in the parking lot east of Spartan Suites
  • All Week - Information booth located outside the library in the Instructional Center.

Published October 16, 2014 10:59 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

During the meeting, Ken Rech of Red Oak was re-elected as president of the college’s board.  Rech has been president of the board since 2008.  Dennis Davis of Greenfield was re-elected as the board’s vice president.  SWCC Assistant to the President Mary Jo Skarda was re-appointed as board secretary, SWCC Chief Financial Officer Randy Cook was appointed as board treasurer, and Jerry Smith, board member from Osceola, was re-appointed as SWCC’s Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) representative.

Published October 15, 2014 9:50 am

Carmen SubbertFor the second time in recent weeks, Spartan volleyball player Carmen Subbert of Stanton has been named Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) offensive athlete of the week.

According to the ICCAC Web site, Subbert's performance during the week of October 6-12 included an average of more than four kills per set over 17 sets. She added 2.25 digs in those sets as well. Overall on the week she had 68 kills and 38 digs. Her best game came against Southeast CC when she killed 22 balls on 45 percent hitting and made 11 digs.

Published October 13, 2014 1:22 pm

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The Spartan sports shooting team took home another conference win on Saturday, October 11. The team traveled to the Palmer Conservation Club in Palmer for a meet hosted by Iowa Central CC. 

Brandon Dvorsky shot a perfect 50 of 50 to take the top score of the shoot. The SWCC team score was a 242 of 250, finishing as the winning overall team for the day. The top five individuals scoring for the Spartans were Dvorsky 50/50, Ethan Jolliff 49/50, Shelby Woods 48/50, Easton Ressler 48/50, and Cody Bruggemeyerr 47/50. Woods finished as the top female of the day with 48/50.

Published October 8, 2014 4:27 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met in special session on Tues., October 7, at 8:30 a.m. in the president’s office of the Administration Center. 

During the meeting, the board voted to terminate the college’s auditor contract with Draper, Snodgrass, Mikkelsen & Co., P.C.  Prior to the vote, Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president, explained to the board that Randy Cook, who was recently named SWCC’s chief financial officer, has an ownership interest in Draper, Snodgrass, Mikkelsen & Co., P.C.  Crittenden stated in order to avoid a potential conflict of interest, due to the hiring of Cook, the contract with Draper, Snodgrass, Mikkelsen, & Co would need to be terminated.    

The SWCC board then reviewed bids from four firms for the college’s audit services.  The board approved the lowest bid, from Denman & Company, LLP, of West Des Moines.  Bids from Denman & Company were $36,900 for year ending June 30, 2014, $37,400 for year ending June 30, 2015, and $37,900 for year ending June 30, 2016.

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Published October 8, 2014 4:23 pm

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SWCC students, get ready to take a trip across campus you will never forget!  Learn the dangers of alcohol and drugs first-hand during the 2014 SWCC Campus Crawl on Thurs., October 23, beginning at 7 p.m. on the basketball court outside of Spartan Suites—and get a FREE T-shirt in the process! 

Head to www.swcciowa.edu/campuscrawl to register.  You MUST be registered by this FRIDAY, October 10, to get the FREE T-shirt!

Published October 7, 2014 10:44 am

The Spartan Golf team enjoyed two days of golf at Lake Panorama Gold Course in Panora this past weekend to compete in the AIB Invitational on September 26-27. The beautiful weather brought in many low, sub-par scores from the host school, who won the event. The Spartans were led by Sophomore Matt Righi. The rest of the Spartan team struggled to find their stride in competition.

The Spartans will play next Sunday, October 5, at the Waldorf Invitational in Forest City.