College News

Published: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 2:18 pm

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: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 4:55 am
Pink Zone logoMark your calendars for SWCC's Pink Zone Event, Wednesday, February 18, 2009, starting at 6 p.m, as the Spartans basketball teams face Iowa Central in a night to raise funds and promote awareness of breast cancer.  Everyone attending the event is encouraged to wear pink!

Event T-shirts will be sold and 100 percent of gate admissions will be donated to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund™.  Activities taking place throughout the night will include a raffle for a “basket of pink,” pink smoothie sales by SWCC student ambassadors and the Creston High School girl's basketball team, elementary girls basketball play featuring Creston 5th and 6th graders, a performance by the SWCC drill team, and T-shirt sales and giveaways.  Breast cancer awareness materials will be available throughout the night.

SWCC Pink Zone T-ShirtsThe event T-shirts, which are sponsored by Greater Regional Cancer Center in partnership with Mercy Medical Center and SWCC, will cost $10 each.  Individuals on-campus may order T-shirts at the receptionist desk in the administration center or at the library in the instructional center.  Individuals off-campus may order by e-mailing Head Women’s Basketball Coach Buck Scheel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All T-shirts may be paid for at the SWCC business office.  T-shirt orders are due by February 3.  A limited number of shirts will be available for purchase at the event.  All children's sizes and any shirts 3X or larger must be pre-ordered! 

The WBCA Pink Zone™ initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities, and beyond.  For more information regarding Pink Zone™ initiatives, please visit the WBCA Web site.

Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer among women in the U.S. accounting for nearly one out of every three cancers diagnosed.

Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 3:01 pm

Winning carpentry studentThree SWCC carpentry students recently placed in the ABC of Iowa Craftsmanship Contest held at the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

Skylar Winterstien of Villisca placed second, Zack Springer of Afton placed third, and Edgar Sanchez of Osceola placed fourth.

During the contest, students were given a project and asked to build it from the ground up.  High school student participants built a lean-to-type structure and college students built a 4' x 4' base and framed up a hip roof.  Students worked from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. to complete the project.

Students were accompanied by SWCC carpentry instructors Dick Downing, Kyle Harvey, and Charlie Mundy.

Published: Friday, January 23, 2009 5:15 am

SWCC Automotive Programs to Host Open House in March 2009

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Published: Friday, January 23, 2009 4:10 am

Automotive Open House PosterSWCC Automotive Programs to Host Open House in March

Southwestern Community College's automotive programs will be hosting an Open House for students considering a career in the automotive field on Friday, March 27, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on SWCC's Creston campus.

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Published: Thursday, January 22, 2009 10:27 am

Morgan Evans with family and friendsSpartans Sign Creston’s Morgan Evans

Southwestern Community College Head Softball Coach Lindsay Stumpff recently announced the addition of Creston High School softball standout Morgan Evans to the Spartans roster for the 2009-10 academic year . . . 

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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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