College News

Published February 10, 2016 8:56 am

SWCC vs. Grand View JV

The Spartans men’s basketball team jumped another spot in the most recent NJCAA D2 polls from #5 to #4 and still received a single vote for the top spot in the nation.  Southwestern went 2-0 on the week with an 82-51 victory over Grand View JV and a 76-74 win over DMACC.

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Published February 10, 2016 8:40 am

Jordan Johnson

Jordan Johnson had his most efficient game to date in a Spartan uniform with 25 points on eight of nine shooting and four of four from behind the arc.  His stellar performance led to his selection as ICCAC Division II Men’s Player of the Week. 

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Published February 9, 2016 3:20 pm

2015 Cross Country Team

The NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association announced the men’s cross country team had earned Scholar All-American honors as a team for their 3.37 team GPA during the Fall 2015 semester. 

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Published February 8, 2016 10:36 am

The Spartan Softball program is hosting two great camps in February:

Softball Hitting Camp
Saturday, February 20
Ages: 2nd through 7th grade
Cost: $50

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Published February 4, 2016 3:49 pm

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Softball Coach Lindsay Stumpff recently added Maryville High School’s Amanda Volner to the Spartan line-up for the 2016-2017 softball season. Volner, who can play pitcher, shortstop, and left field, will provide a lot of versatility for the Spartans.

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Published February 3, 2016 11:34 am

Spartans Break into top 5

Southwestern only played one game last week due to their bye in the league schedule and it was a 68-66 road win at Iowa Central.  The win pushed their record to 20-3 overall and 6-0 in league play to have sole possession of first place in the ICCAC.  The NJCAA released its rankings today and Southwestern moved into the #5 spot after checking in at #6 last week and received one vote for the #1 spot in the nation.  Kirkwood is #10 and right on the Spartan's heels at 5-1 in league play while Iowa Lakes is 4-2 and earning votes in the polls.

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Published February 1, 2016 2:01 pm

SWCC TRack & Field at Central College

This past weekend saw the Southwestern track & field program compete at two meets in two states.  On Fri., January 29, the Spartans made the trek to the University of Kansas to compete at the Jayhawk Classic.  In Kansas, sophomore Anthony Simmons, from Kennesaw, GA, finished sixth in the men’s 400m dash with an indoor track personal record of 49.99 seconds.  Sophomore Seth Starks, from Springfield, NE, finished fifth in the men’s high jump with a leap of 6-6.

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Published January 28, 2016 1:39 pm

It came down to the final seconds as Southwestern held on for 68-66 win at Iowa Central on Wednesday night.  With the win the #6 ranked Spartans remained undefeated in league play at 6-0 and pushed their overall record to 20-3.  After Jordan Johnson split two free throws, Marcus Baldwin put up an 18 footer that bounced off the iron just before the buzzer sounded to preserve the win for Southwestern.

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Published January 28, 2016 10:44 am

Mixed Blood Theatre's Daughters of Africa will Visit SWCC Monday February 15, 2016

What:          Daughters of Africa
A music-driven history of African American women celebrating their triumphs and accomplishments;
                      fueled by the songs of Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah and many others.
                      Written by award-winning playwright Syl Jones
                      Sponsored by Student Services

When:         Monday, February 15, 2016 - 8:30 a.m.    
Student Center (upstairs) - Southwestern Community College

Tickets:        FREE to Southwestern students and staff

Minneapolis' Mixed Blood Theatre's production of Daughters of Africa will be performed at Southwestern Community College's Student Center (upstairs) on February 15, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Student Activities will serve breakfast pizza and donuts during this event.

This music driven history of the triumphs and accomplishments of African American women was written for Mixed Blood Theatre by award winning playwright Syl Jones. It is a striking collection of profiles of both famous and forgotten remarkable women, celebrated and overlooked by history.

Daughters of Africa is an exuberant celebration fueled by the songs of Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, and many others. This one-woman show, directed by Warren C. Bowles, features Tatiana Williams.

Daughters of Africa is one of four culturally-specific productions toured this season by Mixed Blood Theatre, a Minneapolis-based multicultural theatre company founded in 1976. The others include the Chicano program MinnecanosDr. King's Dream, a biography of civil readers leader drawn from his own words; and Theory of Mind, a look at a college-bound high schooler on the autism spectrum.

Published January 28, 2016 10:30 am

SWCC students at Capitol with Fred Shearer and Senator Tom Shipley

DES MOINES—Nearly 250 community college students and leaders participated in the 28th IACCT Student Legislative Seminar at the Holiday Inn, Mercy Campus, on January 27, and the State Capitol on January 28. The theme of the seminar was "Representing Yourself," focusing on the leadership qualities and personal skills necessary to participate in governance and be successful in a career. Sessions included dialoguing with legislators, understanding security issues and honing Caucus skills.

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