Southwestern erased the memory of a challenging week with a conference road victory, 75-59, at Iowa Lakes Saturday. The Spartans, with smothering defense which included four charges taken, built a 40-26 halftime lead behind a spark from David Farmer, who drilled two big three-point goals. Iowa Lakes was far from out of it, however, as they stormed back at the beginning of the second half with aggressive offensive rebounding and frigid shooting from Southwestern.
Southwestern's contest with Central (Nebraska) was cancelled Wednesday night due to icy conditions in Nebraska. Central athletic director Jack Gutierrez contacted Spartan Head Coach Mike Holmes via cell phone while the team was en route to the game. "Where we were on Highway 34 there was nothing happening, so we never gave the travel a second thought," Holmes said. "They called and said that ice was causing several accidents and very slow travel, recommending that we turn it around." Holmes indicated that finals week made the call even easier. He said, "We didn't want our kids on the road at 3 a.m. again with finals tomorrow, so it wasn't a tough decision to take their advice and return to Creston." The two schools will talk about a possible make-up date later in the season, but also entertained the idea of a cancellation.
The Career Services department recently asked for the assistance of recent SWCC graduates. There were 77 out of 305 graduates who completed the college's graduate placement survey online, showing 25 percent participation. The survey was open from November 22 through December 15. The opportunity was given to all graduates from December 2009, May 2010, and June 2010, with the incentive of winning one of three gift certificates. In the drawing held today, December 15, the first place prize, a $50 gift card from Wal-Mart, went to Tammy Herndon from Chariton; the second prize, a $25 gift card from Maurices, went to Kelly Stull from Claremore, OK; and the third prize, a $25 gift card from Casa De Oro, went to Wesley Rozenboom from Pella.
The remaining graduates (who have not yet completed the online survey) will be receiving surveys to be mailed next week in an effort to obtain the necessary information. These former students will have the option of completing the survey online or mailing the survey to the Career Services office.
Canned donations may be dropped off at the LRC (library) or Rm 815 (Jody Nedley-Newcomb’s office) in the Instructional Center.
Cash donations are accepted; please deliver to Jody Nedley-Newcomb.
Items still needed as of 1/17/11 include (we're updating this list as items come in):
- Hamburger, cooked, 15 lbs still needed
- Cookies/bars, 7 pans still needed
Loyal Winborn, SWCC business systems networking instructor, attended the 2010 IT Olympics competition in April 2010 at Hilton Coliseum
in Ames. Throughout the competition, Winborn mentored high school teams and talked to prospective students from around the state.
CRESTON — Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Johnny Mordock of Creston and Logan Jenkins of Prescott placed second overall in the 2010 Iowa Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. This competition recognizes some of the best high school auto technicians in the state.
The two SWCC students qualified for the statewide competition following a written exam administered a couple of months ago. Mordock and Jenkins placed first in the written portion of the competition. The top scoring teams were then invited to Ankeny to participate in the hands-on competition.
Southwestern Community College’s spring schedule of classes will offer unique opportunities to learn from area artists during two of the college’s studio art courses.
Joseph Lauer, an artist in residence at the Corning Center for the Fine Arts in Corning, will be teaching SWCC’s introduction to painting course Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 1:30-2:55 p.m. for the spring 2011 semester. Lauer recently moved back from New York City where he received his master of fine arts degree in painting from The New York Academy of Art.
In New York, Lauer studied drawing, painting, and sculpture with some very well-known names in the art world including Steven Assael, Vincent Desiderio, and Alyssa Monks. While living in New York City, he also completed a year of national service with AmeriCorps.
CRESTON — High school students interested in agricultural careers have invaluable opportunities to explore the ag field thanks to a new program implemented at Southwestern Community College this fall. The Agricultural Careers Reach and Educate Students (ACRES) program was established to strengthen relationships between secondary agriculture programs and SWCC, as well as develop relationships with the regional ag business community.
Bill Taylor, SWCC vice president, is excited about where the initiative is headed. “ACRES was the brain child of Lindsay Stoaks, SWCC’s coordinator of secondary programs,” Taylor explained. “Initial response from students has been extremely positive and already the program is benefitting area high school students.”
Although the program is in its infancy, area students have already had opportunities to see the ag field first-hand. In early November, approximately 40 juniors and seniors from southwest and south central Iowa boarded charter buses and toured John Deere Des Moines Works in Ankeny and ChannelBio, a Monsanto seed subsidiary, near Huxley.
- Phi Theta Kappa Kids Coat Drive Wrapping up This Week
- SWCC Education Foundation Hosts Annual Donor Reception
- Spartans down Yellowjackets for ninth straight
- Spartans make it a perfect eight
- Southwestern notches sixth straight
- Southwestern keeps rolling
- Spartan defense sparks five-game streak
- Spartans cool hot-shooting Northwestern
- Spartans jump out to 3-0 mark
- D1 Iowa Western snaps Spartan streak