College News

Published February 13, 2017 10:18 am

Iowa Department of Education
News Release
Feb. 10, 2017    
Contact:    Staci Hupp
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Impact contributed $5.4 billion in income, equivalent to creating 107,170 new jobs

DES MOINES – Iowa’s community colleges provide a solid return on investment for both students and the state, according to a statewide analysis of the colleges’ economic impact. The newly released study, Analysis of the Economic Impact and Return on Investment of Education, found that Iowa’s community colleges collectively contributed $5.4 billion into the state’s economy and supported 107,170 jobs - roughly 6 percent of all jobs in Iowa - during fiscal year 2014-15.

The independent study, conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), utilized academic and financial reports from the community colleges, as well as earnings and employment outcomes data from the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Workforce Development.

Read more: Study Highlights Impact Community Colleges have on Economy

Published February 8, 2017 9:56 am

Community by Design workshop postponed

The Community by Design workshop scheduled for today has been postponed until a later date due to the weather.  Any registration fees already received will be refunded.

Watch for updates when the event is rescheduled.

Published February 6, 2017 9:12 am

Sarah Nolte, Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center (CIAC) advocate, will have office hours at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) in the Instructional Center, room 727 (upstairs, across from the TRIO-SSS offices), every Friday during the spring 2017 semester, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., or by appointment, to provide advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, as well as their supporters.

Read more: Crisis Center Advocate has Services Available on Campus

Published February 2, 2017 5:00 pm

Hawaiian shirts

This Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, the Spartan women's and men's basketball teams play NIACC at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively, in the Student Center gymnasium.  Show your Spartan spirit by wearing tropical island attire for the games!

The Dazzlers dance team will be performing at the halftimes of both games.

See you Saturday!

Published February 2, 2017 2:04 pm

IMPORTANT NOTE TO SWCC STUDENTS:  Refund checks for spring 2017 semester will be available for students to pick up at the business office in the Administration Center on Friday, Feb. 17, not Friday, Feb. 10, as previously announced.

Published February 1, 2017 3:27 pm

SWCC Students in transfer college T-shirts

Mark your calendar, SWCC students!  Southwestern Community College’s annual Transfer Day will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., in room 180 of the Instructional Center.

Read more: SWCC's Transfer Day Scheduled for March 1

Published January 30, 2017 9:51 am

Community by Design workshop graphic

You are invited to register for an interactive workshop, Community by Design, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 12:30-3:15 p.m., in Southwestern Community College's Instructional Center, room 180.

This interactive workshop will unpack the concepts of diversity and inclusion, as well as offer an examination of the most common and fundamental barriers to actually providing an inclusive experience, for example, the roles played by unwritten rules, and unconscious or implicit bias.

Read more: Diversity and Inclusion Workshop Scheduled for February 8

Published January 27, 2017 8:45 am

SWCC Shoppe Sticker Sale Ad

The SWCC Shoppe, located in the Student Center, is having a one-day Sticker Sale today, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Find an item with a sticker, draw for a discount percentage, and save that much on your purchase.  Savings amounts go all the way to 30 percent off!

Read more: SWCC Shoppe Sticker Sale TODAY!

Published January 18, 2017 2:37 pm

Tom Lesan receiving award from Dr Barb Crittenden

Creston, IA—Tom Lesan, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) vice president of economic development, was honored at the college’s all-staff in-service, held on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, for achieving 35 years of service to the institution.  

Read more: Lesan Honored for 35 Years of Service at SWCC

Published January 18, 2017 9:30 am

The Writing Center has announced its hours for spring semester:

Tuesday – 2:30-4:30 p.m., English Instructor Stephen Jefferies
Wednesday – 1-3 p.m., English Instructor Kelly Franklin

Read more: Writing Center Announces Hours for Spring