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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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Published January 27, 2016 8:38 am

Spartans Ranked #6

Southwestern improved their overall record to 19-3 and Region XI record to 5-0 this past week with an 80-72 road win over Ellsworth and an 83-78 home victory against Iowa Lakes.  The two wins help push their national ranking from #7 to #6.  It is the seventh consecutive week Southwestern has appeared in the NJCAA DII polls and it is the highest ranking for the program this millennium.  Last year the Spartans appeared in six consecutive polls and were ranked as high as #9.

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Published January 25, 2016 2:26 pm

The Southwestern track & field teams competed at the Cornell Invitational on Saturday, January 23 with the Men placing fifth of nine scoring teams, and the women sixth of seven. Highlighting the meet was sophomore Seth Starks’ (Springfield, NE) second place finish in the High Jump with a mark of 6'7" which qualifies him for the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championship in March.

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Published January 25, 2016 1:43 pm

Despite not possessing the lead for much of the first half a portion of the second, the Spartans defeated the Iowa Lakes CC Tritons 83-78. This win improves the Spartans to 19-3 on the season.

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Published January 25, 2016 1:30 pm

The Spartan men's basketball team defeated the Ellsworth Panthers on the road in Iowa Falls. The Spartans overcame a 26-30 halftime deficit to win the game 80-72.

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Published January 25, 2016 10:44 am

The SWCC Drama Club will be performing a Mascot Murder Mystery during the Southern Prairie YMCA's Auction Fundraiser on Sat., February 6, 2016, starting at 5 p.m. at the Supertel Inn & Conference Center in Creston.

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Published January 21, 2016 1:00 pm

The Spartans were on the road Wednesday night, January 20 in a conference matchup with the Panthers of Ellsworth Community College. It was a closely contested game throughout but the Spartans would hold on to win 61-60 after a last second shot by Panthers guard Chantelle Rumph missed long that could have won them the game.

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Published January 21, 2016 10:50 am

Rita Schroeder

Planning to attend the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony between the the men's and women's basketball games this Saturday, January 23? Wear RED for RITA to show your support.

View all the details for the ceremony.

Published January 21, 2016 8:35 am

Spartan Men's Basketball Team

For the second week in a row, the Southwestern basketball team defeated a ranked opponent.  The first, saw the Spartans take to the road and defeat #13 Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) 77-76 and topped that off with a 85-74 victory over #3 Kirkwood Community College.  Sandwiched in between was a home victory over league foe North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC). 

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