College News

Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:11 am

Watching the inaugurationMore than 50 students, faculty members, and staff members came together Tues., January 20, 2009, at SWCC's Student Center to watch history being made as Barack Obama was inaugurated as President of the United States.

All eyes were on the television screen as Obama took his oath of office at approximately 11:05 a.m. central time and spoke to Americans about the challenges ahead for our country.

Published: Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:25 am

TRIO logoStudent Support Services is hosting a transfer workshop on Wed., January 21 & 22, 2009, from noon to 1 p.m., in room 120 of the Instructional Center.

We want you as a member of our Student Support Services program! 

Do either of your parents have a 4-year degree?  Do you receive a Pell Grant?  Do you have a learning or physical disability?  If you said “yes” to any of these, you may be eligible to be a Student Support Services member! 

SSS is taking applications for the Spring ’09 semester.  As a member, you can take advantage of FREE services such as tutoring, transfer assistance, laptop loans, book loans, grant aid, and other fun events.  Sign up in our offices located above the library today!

During the workshop, discussion will focus on topics such as . . .

  • What is the difference between a private and a public college?
  • How  do I decide which college is right for me?
  • How does the transfer progress work?
  • Am I automatically accepted into a 4-year college if I have a 2-year degree?

Meeting content will be the same each day. 

Sign up for the workshop with Coleen Hogue in the Student Support Services Office by January 20!  Lunch will be provided as long as you are pre-registered.

Published: Thursday, January 15, 2009 5:06 am

TRIO logoWe want you!  Do either of your parents have a 4-year degree?  Do you receive a Pell Grant?  Do you have a learning or physical disability?  If you said “yes” to any of these, you may be eligible to be a Student Support Services member! 

SSS is taking applications for the Spring ’09 semester.  As a member, you can take advantage of FREE services such as tutoring, transfer assistance, laptop loans, book loans, grant aid, and other fun events.  Sign up in our offices located above the library today!

More information on Student Support Services

Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 10:13 am

SWCC Board Holds January Board Meeting 

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Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:08 am

Martin Luther King Jr LogoPlan to get involved in activities on campus January 19-23 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday is observed on Mon., January 19, 2009.  Events planned for the week include: 

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Movie event, Student Center, January 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  During this event, participants will be viewing Martin Luther King, Jr. documentaries that chronicle the Civil Rights Movement and the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Following each video presentation, there will be discussion about the content.  Popcorn will be served.
  • Food Drive, January 19-23, Student Center and LRC:  This food drive is being held in conjunction with National Poverty Awareness Month and Martin Luther King, Jr. activities.  Please drop off a non-perishable food item anytime this week in the Student Center or the LRC. Donated items will be given to the Union County Food Pantry.

Questions may be directed to Jody Nedley-Newcomb at 782-1429 or Matt Thompson at 782-1413.

"If every one of us would give just one item, think how much good we could do."

Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:01 am

Several Southwestern Community College employees were honored for their years of service to the college at the All-Staff Inservice held January 9, 2009.  They are pictured below with Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president.

Honored employees and their years of service to the institution included:

Read more: SWCC Employees Honored for Years of Service

Published: Monday, December 22, 2008 3:39 am

Students at Success Seminar

DATE LOCATION  TIME 
January 6, 2009 Osceola Center  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
January 8, 2009 Creston Campus  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
     

 

For more information or to register, please contact , Success Seminar organizer, at 641.782.1320. 

Red Oak Center students should register to attend the Creston session on January 8, 2009.

Dates are also viewable on the college's Master Calendar.

Published: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 2:46 am
SWCC Automotive Students Place in Statewide Contest

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Published: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 5:21 am

Creston Automotive WinnersTwo teams of students from SWCC's Tech Prep/Career Academy Automotive Program took fourth and fifth place in a hands-on high school skills contest held December 15, 2008, at DMACC in Ankeny.  The fourth place team consisted of Creston High School seniors Aaron Paup and Will Frey (photo at right). 

David Downey and Harley Stonehocker, seniors from East Union High School earned fifth place honors. 

After completing a written exam against 400 other Iowa high school automotive students, these students and 12 others earned the right to compete in the hands-on contest. 

Student alternates for the contest were Johnny Mordock of Creston and Matt Owens of East Union. 

Automotive Contest Group PhotoSteve Schmalzried is the high school Tech Prep/Career Academy automotive program instructor. 

The contest was sponsored by the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association (IADA).