College News

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

Students at Success Seminar

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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

Read more: Automotive Students Place in Statewide Contest

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).

Published: Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:48 am

SWCC’s Networking Students Place in Statewide Contest

Read more: SWCC Networking Students Place at State

Published: Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:16 am

ETS Offers ACT Prep Course to Participants

Read more: ETS Offers ACT Prep Course

Published: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:08 am

Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds December Meeting

Read more: Board of Trustees December Meeting

Published: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 7:20 am
  Intramural Volleyball Champions
Monday night, SWCC's intramural volleyball league came to a close for the year.   The season's winning team included the following students:

Back Row (left to right): Brett Schreyer, Royce Phillips, and Ryan Brouwer

Front Row (left to right): Bridgette Hines and Caitlin Sprague

Published: Monday, December 8, 2008 8:28 am

Spartan 1 Cyber Defense TeamA team of five SWCC business systems networking students placed third over the weekend in the Community College Cyber Defense Competition held at Iowa State University in Ames.

Team members included (L to R):  Elliot VeVerka, sophomore from Montezuma; Zach Feldhacker, sophomore from Creston; Joshua Bix, freshman from Hopkins, MO; Ray Chenoweth, sophomore from Afton; and Evan Musfeldt, freshman from Lacona.

Published: Monday, December 8, 2008 3:04 am

SConcert choir packaging mealsThe SWCC Concert Choir took a break from their Holiday Carols in Concert tour last week to assist Kids Against Hunger with a project to package meals for starving people in third world countries.  During one morning (approximately 2 1/2 hours), the group assembled at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Des Moines and put together 8,066 meals.

Jeremy Fox, SWCC music instructor, directed the choir during their week-long choral tour which included stops at four schools and five churches in the Des Moines area.

Published: Friday, December 5, 2008 9:29 am

FruitA bank of computers will be assembled in the Instructional Center next Wednesday, December 10, for students who are interested in completing an online health assessment. The survey was designed by Protocol Driven Healthcare of Des Moines and is provided free to the college's students.

Surveys will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Once complete, the surveys will be tabulated and the college will receive the results. Student information in the results will be anonymous.

Students should check your e-mail for information regarding the surveys.

After students complete the online assessments, they will be treated to fruit smoothies and further wellness materials.