College News

Published September 19, 2016 2:36 pm

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High school and college students are invited to attend the Creston College Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, from 9:30–11 a.m., at the Creston High School Gymnasium, 601 West Townline Street, in Creston.

Read more: High School Students Invited to Creston College Fair

Published September 19, 2016 9:35 am

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Head to the Student Center today between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to cast your ballot as we learn who would be the next president of the United States if it were Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students deciding. 

Read more: Celebrating Constitution Day Today

Published September 15, 2016 4:36 pm

The SWCC Computer Club is hosting a breakfast fundraiser on Tues., September 20, from 7:30-10:30 a.m., at a mobile food cart that will be set up in front of the Administration Center.

For just $5, you can order pancakes, with the following:

  • eggs or sausage
  • coffee, water, or orange juice

All proceeds will go toward the Computer Club.  If questions, please contact Rumy Kabir, IT systems networking instructor.

Published September 15, 2016 3:57 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

Phil Tyler, Tyler Insurance Services, Inc., spoke with the board about the college’s insurance coverage.  Tyler noted an increase of 2 percent in the college’s property blanket coverage due primarily to an across-the-board inflation guard on the policy.  Tyler said the college’s Worker’s Compensation Modification Factor decreased from 1.04 to 1.03.

Read more: Board of Trustees Holds September 2016 Meeting

Published September 14, 2016 10:36 am

FSFSA Ready Iowa Replace College Goal Sunday

Southwestern’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) staff invites seniors (from all eight of the ETS high schools—Bedford, Clarke, Creston, East Union, Lenox, Orient-Macksburg, Murray, and Southwest Valley) and their parents to attend FAFSA Ready Iowa to complete financial aid paperwork on Wed., October 26, 2016, from 3-7 p.m., in the college’s Instructional Center, rooms 208 and 210.

 During this event, students and parents will complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) together with assistance from college personnel.  All students who plan to attend college following high school graduation are strongly encouraged to attend.  Students and parents may drop in any time during the event hours, 3-7 p.m.  Appointments will last approximately 30 minutes.

When headed to the event, please bring:

  1. Your completed 2015 taxes & W2s for the parents and students (if they filed).
  2. Students’ and parents’ social security numbers.
  3. Students’ and parents’ drivers licenses.
  4. Parents’ 2015 untaxed income records (social security, FIP, welfare, disability, or veterans’ benefits records).
  5. Parents’ 2015 business and investment mortgage information, business farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records.  You do NOT need records for a farm you live on and operate, ONLY investment farms.
  6. Alien registration number or permanent residence card (if you are not a U.S. citizen).

Published September 12, 2016 8:47 am

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Southwestern Community College (SWCC) will host its annual Community Awareness Day this Wed., September 14, from 9-11 a.m. in the main hallway of the Instructional Center.  A variety of community agencies will be on-hand to provide information to SWCC students and staff about the services they provide.  Faculty are welcome to bring their classes through the event!

Read more: Community Awareness Day September 14

Published September 7, 2016 1:39 pm

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The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) baseball team is hosting a Mud Volleyball Tournament on Sat., September 17, starting at 1 p.m., on the north side of campus near the Spartan baseball field.  It is open to students, employees, and the general public.  Teams should have 10 people (at least three females) and the registration fee is $10 per person.  Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

Read more: Register Now for September 17 Mud Volleyball Tourney

Published August 31, 2016 8:37 am

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The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) admissions department invites future SWCC students to pick a Friday during the 2016-17 school year and come tour the Creston campus, get their admissions and program-related questions answered, and enjoy a free lunch at the Spartan Café during “Your Friday, Your Future @ SWCC.”

Read more: Admissions Department Hosting Future Student Events on Fridays this Year

Published August 30, 2016 11:31 am

31 Percent Sale Ad

With one week of classes down, the SWCC Shoppe is offering 31 percent off backpacks, clothes, souvenirs, and gifts for one day only on Wed., August 31.  The SWCC Shoppe is open from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and located in the Student Center.

Read more: 31 Percent off Wednesday at the SWCC Shoppe

Published August 29, 2016 9:33 am

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Mark your calendars for these upcoming SWCC student activities each Wednesday in September:
  • Wed., September 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Club Day, Student Center.  Ask questions, receive information, and view displays for all the clubs and organizations you can get involved with on campus!
  • Wed., September 14, 9-11 a.m. - Community Awareness Day, Instructional Center, room 180.  Learn about valuable resources, in the Creston community, available to students.
  • Wed., September 14, 12-1 p.m. – Hypnotist Jim Wand, Student Center gymnasium.  FREE to SWCC students and employees.  Very entertaining!
  • Wed., September 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – All-Campus Cookout, Student Center.  Student activities will be grilling out for you!  FREE to all SWCC students and employees!
  • Wed., September 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Bubble Soccer, Student Center gymnasium.  NEW!  And again, this promises to be very entertaining!  Need not have a team before you come!