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Published August 5, 2015 11:25 am

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Published August 3, 2015 3:27 pm

Southwestern men's basketball coach Todd Lorensen has released the team’s 2015-2016 schedule.  “We are looking forward to the upcoming season and feel the schedule gives a great mix of home games and challenging road games,” said Lorensen.

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Published July 17, 2015 5:15 pm

SWCC's adult and continuing education department is offering a three-month Administrative Specialist Certificate program this fall, September 9-December 11, 2015.  Classes will be held in the Technical Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break.

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Published July 17, 2015 4:42 pm

Student working on birdhouse

Almost 20 youth attended the Osceola carpentry and building trades program's Carpentry Camp held at the Osceola Center on Wed., July 8, 2015.  During the camp, each child got to build a birdhouse.  The camp was conducted by Charlie Mundy, high school carpentry and building trades instructor.

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Published July 16, 2015 10:26 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met electronically on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in the president’s office of the Administration Center for their regular board meeting.

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Published July 10, 2015 8:55 am

Southwestern Community College is pleased to announce a partnership with William Penn University to offer an RN-BSN program locally beginning the fall of 2015.  Courses will be offered in classrooms located in the Allied Health and Science Center on the Creston campus.  

William Penn accepts many general education courses from SWCC.  See the transfer guide available via the SWCC Web site at for additional information. 

Duree Brenda ForWebContact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (photo at right), PhD, RN, William Penn nursing director, at 641.673.1064, to inquire or ask questions about the program.  Applications will be accepted until the start date in August.  Please note, students do not have to be SWCC graduates to enroll in the William Penn RN-BSN program.

William Penn offers the RN-BSN program in four locations across Iowa:  Clive, Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, and Southwestern Community College in Creston.

For more information about the SWCC/William Penn RN-BSN program, please visit William Penn's Web site.

Published July 7, 2015 4:32 pm

SWCC Staff Members in front of SWCC truck

Southwestern Community College staff members handed out beach balls during the annual Creston Fourth of July parade held on Sat., July 4, in uptown Creston.  It was a beautiful day and the group had a blast meeting and greeting parade goers.

Staff members participating included (L to R) Caitlyn Lesan, Deb Pantini, Georgia Paulsen, Lauren England, and Doug North.  Not pictured:  Terri Higgins.

Published July 7, 2015 3:51 pm

Gilbert Bush has signed an NJCAA Letter of Intent (LOI) to play his sophomore year of basketball at Southwestern Community College.

The Chicago native played prep basketball at Rich Central before attending Southeastern Community College in Burlington.  In one season at Southeastern he helped them to a 27-8 record as they reached the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. 

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Published July 2, 2015 10:31 am

Teresa Arkfeld signs with Spartan Sports Shooting

Teresa Arkfeld, a 2015 graduate of Harlan Community School, has committed to the Southwestern Community College sports shooting program starting with the fall semester.

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Published June 29, 2015 9:54 am

Drama Club Kids in Sound Booth

Southwestern Community College's Drama Club hosted 32 children for the Little Spartan Drama Camps held Wed., June 24, through Fri., June 26, for children ages four-13, at the SWCC Performing Arts Center on the Creston campus.

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