College News

Published August 25, 2016 3:23 pm

Road to Success Logo

Registrations are now being accepted for The Road to Success conference, being sponsored by IowaWorks and SWCC adult and continuing education, on Tues., October 18, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in room 180 of the Instructional Center.

Read more: Employer-Educator Summit Being Held on Campus

Published August 22, 2016 9:30 am

10 Minute Play Cast from 2015

The SWCC Drama Club is now accepting student-, faculty-, or community-written plays for the fall 10 Minute Plays, which will be performed November 17-18, 2016, by the SWCC Drama Club.

Read more: Drama Club Accepting 10 Minute Play Submissions

Published August 16, 2016 5:07 pm

Dr. Rita Gulstad, Central Methodist University, provost, and Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president

Representatives from Central Methodist University (CMU), in Fayette, MO, were on campus Tues., August 16, at noon, in the Administration Center, to sign a formal articulation agreement with Southwestern Community College.  This agreement provides information for the transfer of credits from the general transfer degree programs (Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs) toward a bachelor’s degree at CMU.  Representatives from CMU on-hand for the signing were Dr. Rita Gulstad, provost; David Gorton, site coordinator, St. Louis location; and Samuel Mason, assistant dean, College of Graduate and Extended Studies.

Read more: SWCC Signs Articulation Agreement with Central Methodist

Published August 16, 2016 9:32 am

Welcome to campus, new and returning SWCC students!  Move-in weekend is scheduled for August 20-21.

The SWCC Shoppe will be open in the Student Center on Sat., August 20, and Sun., August 21, from 1-5 p.m. both days. 

Follow the link below to find the complete itinerary for move-in weekend:

Move-In Weekend Schedule

Published August 12, 2016 10:36 am

Sisilia Seavula
Congrats to Sisilia Seavula, Southwestern Community College sophomore student-athlete, who finished second in her qualifying heat at the Olympic games in Rio this morning! This automatically qualifies Seavula, who runs for her home country of Fiji, to compete in the 100m dash tonight at 8:55 p.m. Central time.  The race will be live on NBC-TV. 
Please help cheer her on!

Published August 11, 2016 3:42 pm

Spartan Cafe Storefront

The Spartan Café will be open for business under new management starting Mon., August 15!  Dates and hours leading up to the first day of classes follow:

Mon., August 15-Wed., August 17 – 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thurs., August 18-Fri., August 19 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Read more: Spartan Cafe Opening Monday

Published August 10, 2016 11:25 am

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met on Tues., August 9, 2016, at 8 a.m. at the president’s office in the college’s Administration Center.

Read more: College Board Holds August 2016 Meeting

Published July 22, 2016 9:27 am

CRESTON—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) recently received word from the United States Department of Education that funding has been renewed for the college’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) program.  The grant, for $1.8 million, will be funded at $379,200 per year for five years.  This is an increase of $149,300 per year from the previous grant, which was a total of $1.15 million over five years.

Read more: SWCC Talent Search Program Grant Renewed at $1.8 Million

Published July 18, 2016 4:41 pm

The Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC), of which Southwestern Community College is a member, recently adopted Canvas by Instructure as its new Learning Management System (LMS).  

A Learning Management System is an online learning platform for teaching and learning.  Prior to this switch, the ICCOC utilized Pearson Learning Studio as its platform.  A pilot will begin in the spring of 2017 and Canvas will be fully deployed by fall 2017.

Read more: SWCC to Implement New LMS for Online Classes

Published July 15, 2016 9:44 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the college’s Administration Center for their regular board meeting.

A public hearing was held on the remodeling project planned for room 220 of the Instructional Center.  No oral or written objections or petitions were heard or submitted.

Read more: Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds July 2016 Meeting