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Published December 18, 2012 9:05 am

CateyaPhipps StudentSenateFor the third year in a row, Southwestern Community College's Student Senate has adopted a family for the holidays through the Rural Iowa Crisis Center.  The group's donation of gifts and food were delivered to the Rural Iowa Crisis Center on Mon., December 17.  The donation for the group's adopted family was worth more than $200. 

The Rural Iowa Crisis Center provides safety and support services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Adams, Ringgold, Taylor and Union counties in southwest Iowa.

Pictured at right is Student Senate member Cateya Phipps delivering the items.

Published December 13, 2012 2:41 pm

UglySweaterWinners 2012

The 2012 SWCC Ugly Sweater Contest was held Thurs., December 13, at noon in the Student Center.  There was a three-way tie for first place.  Shown above are contest winners (L to R) Megan Doubleday, John Doyle, and Tracy Kelley.  For more photos from the Ugly Sweater Contest visit SWCC's Facebook page.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

NOTE:  Do not take offense if the sweater you are wearing today resembles one of the Ugly Sweater Contest winners.  It's all in how you wear it!

Published December 11, 2012 3:45 pm


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Published December 10, 2012 11:27 am

CRESTON — The Trio Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College is offering free ACT Test prep courses for all ETS high school participants the morning of Saturday, January 5, 2013.    

Two options are available for students who attend:  
Option 1 – 8 a.m. to noon.  Students who choose Option 1 will be participating in a mock exam consisting of the same conditions as the official ACT exam.  
Option 2 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Students who choose Option 2 will attend three break-out sessions (math, English/reading and science).  

Read more: ACT Prep Course to be Offered in January

Published December 6, 2012 2:00 pm

ChamberSingers 2012

The Southwestern Community College Chamber Singers will perform Holiday Carols in Concert this Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in the SWCC Performing Arts Center theater. Cost of admission is $10 a person and $5 for students and seniors.

The repertoire will include works by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Christiansen, Shaw, Burt, and Mattson. It will be directed by conductor Ryan Howe, SWCC professional music instructor.

Published December 3, 2012 2:57 pm

SWCC students and faculty are hosting SWCC's first-ever Fall Poster Day, on Thursday, December 6, from noon-1 p.m. in room 180 of the Instructional Center.  During Poster Day, SWCC students will be sharing research projects they have been working on during the fall 2012 semester.  Topics will range from psychology to biology to environmental issues.  Posters will be on display and the presenters will be available for questions during this hour-long event.

Hope to see you there!

Published December 3, 2012 11:16 am

spaghettigraphicThe Southwestern Community College carpentry & building trades programs are hosting a spaghetti dinner this Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. at the Osceola Hy-Vee Cafeteria. The cost is $6 per person.

Funds raised during this event will assist with expenses incurred during the carpentry program's home rebuilding trips.

Published November 26, 2012 10:28 am

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The Southwestern Community College Chamber Singers will be on tour this week presenting "Holiday Carols in Concert" in the Des Moines area.  ALL concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.  A free-will offering will be taken.  The concerts will feature works by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Christiansen, Shaw, Burt and Mattson.   Pictured above:  2011-12 Concert Choir.

Students come to Creston from across the country and even outside of the United States to complete Southwestern’s professional music degree.  The talent of this group is incredible.  Ryan Howe, SWCC professional music instructor, will be the conductor.

Concert dates and locations follow:

Read more: Chamber Choir on Holiday Tour in Des Moines

Published November 16, 2012 3:19 pm

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Published November 16, 2012 8:29 am

Fall 2012 InducteesBeta Eta Nu, Southwestern Community College's chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, held a luncheon, informal induction ceremony, and general meeting on Thurs., November 15, 2012, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in room 150 of the Instructional Center.

Inductees for fall 2012 include (L to R):  Regina Hafner, Amanda Edwards, Miah Thatcher, Dakota Daniels, David Livingston, Megan Doubleday, and Asch-Lee Butts.

To qualify for Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework and have a grade point average of 3.5 or above.  Learn more about Phi Theta Kappa at SWCC