College News

Published October 5, 2012 9:33 am

3dSimulator CollisionRepairOCTOBER 5, 2012--The Southwestern Community College collision repair/refinish program recently received an exciting delivery--the SiM Spray 3D Virtual Paint System. SimSpray is an immersive virtual reality painting simulator. It will assist SWCC instructors in the teaching of spray painting and coating fundamentals.

With the system in place, students will learn correct body positioning and movement for proper painting and coating techniques. The student operating the system will use a simulated paint gun and headgear to enter an immersive virtual reality environment where he/she will apply "paint" to specific areas of automobiles. The student will view the simulator through the head gear as it tracks his or her motion and painting techniques.

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Published October 4, 2012 11:13 am

The Spartans headed to Marshalltown Community College last night, October 3, to play the Tigers for the second time this season. Their first meeting left the Spartans on the losing end of a four-game match. This time the Spartans won in four games, 25-22, 21-25, 25-23, and 25-20. This win puts them at 2-1 in conference and 17-7 overall.

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Published October 4, 2012 10:05 am

Southwestern Community College in Creston is hosting a National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey, known as Odyssey Day on Thursday, October 18, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the automotive area of the Instructional Center on the Creston campus.  Odyssey Day will be focused on looking at the use of alternative fuels and learning about advanced technology vehicles.

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Published October 3, 2012 5:27 pm

Head Coach Mike Holmes announced today that Media Day will be held on Wednesday October 10, at 3 p.m. in the SWCC Student Center Gymnasium. All media outlets are welcome to attend practice, interview coaches and players, and take pictures. Southwestern returns nine players from a regional semi-final tournament team from last year. Southwestern will participate in three exhibition events in October before opening regular season play Monday, November 5, against William Penn in Oskaloosa.

For more information, please contact Head Coach Mike Holmes.

Published October 2, 2012 8:35 am

Last night, October 1, the Spartans volleyball team played host to a triangle meet with Graceland JV and Waldorf JV. First up in the three-way meet was the Spartans and Graceland JV. After losing the first of the best of three sets 20-25, the Spartans fought back to win the next two games 26-24 and 15-10.

Later the Spartans took to the court for their last match of the night against Waldorf JV. The Spartans brought back their momentum from the first match winning their second one in three straight sets, 25-17, 25-10, and 25-9.

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Published October 1, 2012 3:05 pm

Dainty DrawingSouthwestern Community College Art Instructor Linda Dainty will be exhibiting "Selected Works" at the Creston: Arts Depot Gallery from October 2-29, 2012.  The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1-4 p.m. 

Dainty's "Selected Works" will include drawings and paintings she has completed since starting her teaching career at SWCC in 1999.  

The opening reception will be this Friday, October 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the Creston: Arts Depot Gallery, 116 W. Adams Street, in uptown Creston.

Published September 27, 2012 4:03 pm

Representatives from the Union County Auditor’s Office will be at the SWCC Student Center on Wed., October 3, 2012, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to assist students with voter registration, requesting absentee ballots, and any other voter questions.  Students should bring a current Iowa driver's license or ID with them when they come.

If you have questions or need additional information about this event, please contact Matt Thompson, dean of student services.

Published September 27, 2012 2:54 pm

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The young Spartan volleyball team hosted the nationally ranked Iowa Central Tritons last night, September 26. The 15th ranked Tritons walked away with the victory in three games, 14-25, 18-25, and 19-25.

Jacelle Neill and Mariah Kruse led the team in digs with 12 and seven, respectively. Mel Mangrum had eight kills on the evening. Alex Duffy with seven kills and Lily Lower with six were close behind. Mangrum also had four blocks. Duffy was 15/17 in serving with one ace and Molly Schimp led the team with 22 assists.

Head Coach Melissa Blessington said, “Iowa Central is a very veteran team with some really great hitters.  We fought back and really played well tonight. Our middles hit great again tonight and did well with blocking.  Mariah Kruse played full rotation tonight and did a great job passing and digging the ball.”

This loss puts the Spartans at 14-7 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Their next game will be Monday, October 1, at 4 p.m. when they will host Graceland University’s JV squad.

Published September 25, 2012 1:30 pm

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The Southwestern Cross Country teams were in action Friday night at the Viking Invitational hosted by Grand View University at Ewing Park in Des Moines, IA. Both teams ran exceptionally well with the women finishing 6th and the men finishing 4th in two very tough fields. Leading the way for the women was Kalli McCann who finished 10th overall. She was followed by Regina Hafner in 30th, Delaney Turner 32nd, Courtney Wagner 35th, Kristin Klocksiem  41st and Brei Theisen. Coach Huntington was impressed with the team's finish and commented, "We ran with a purpose today and our times showed it. Kalli was impressive finishing in the top 10. Courtney had a great race as well. She pitched a softball game across town and then came and ran her best time of the season. The improvement the women are showing is incredible."

Not to be outdone, the Spartan men turned in some solid times to finish fourth in a field that was dominated by four-year colleges. Auston Carter (pictured on right with Dave Prchal, left) led the men finishing 14th in a time of 28:18. Huntington said, "Auston's race was great to watch.  He, along with all of the men, wanted to show that they can compete with anyone and they certainly did that with their fourth place finish."

The Spartan men had four runners under 30 minutes in the 8K race and are really gearing up as they near the middle of their season. For complete results check the cross country schedule page.

Published September 25, 2012 10:06 am

The SWCC Spartans volleyball team headed to Des Moines last night and beat Grand View JV with scores of 25-21, 25-18, and 25-15.
In digs, Jacelle Neil led the Spartans with 11.  Mariah Kruse ended with 10.  For kills, Lily Lower finished with eight, Alex Duffy had seven, and Mel Mangrum had five.  In blocks, Lily Lower had five, Morgan Roecker had three, and Mel Mangrum had two.  For serving, Lily Lower finished with three aces and Serena Yong was nine of 10 with two aces.  For assists, Molly Schimp ended with 19.

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