Students in line to get food at 2018 cookout

The student activities department is hosting a Campus-Wide Cookout on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Student Center, for SWCC students and employees.

Come enjoy a free barbecue lunch!

Published September 20, 2019 9:19 am

Fall Assessment Day is Friday, Sept. 27. Due to the training employees will be required to attend, keep the following in mind that day:

  • Staff Assessment Day will be 8-10 a.m. in the Instructional Center, room 180. During this time, SWCC offices will be closed so employees can attend their training.
  • Faculty Assessment Day will be 12:30-3:30 p.m., in the Instructional Center, room 180. Classes will NOT meet after 12 p.m.

Published September 19, 2019 9:25 am

Jim Wand

Hypnotist Jim Wand will be performing on campus Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, from 12-1 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium.

Always a fan favorite, Wand travels the world with his one-of-a-kind hypnotist show. This event is free to SWCC students and employees.

Everyone in attendance is offered the opportunity to be hypnotized.

This event, which is free to SWCC students and employees, is being organized by Tracey Evans, student activities coordinator.

Published September 12, 2019 9:59 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

The SWCC board heard a report from Devon Tyler-Leith of Tyler Insurance Services, Inc., Creston, concerning the college’s insurance coverage. Tyler noted the Worker’s Compensation Modification Factor decreased from 1.33 to .97. Tyler said the National Council on Compensation Insurance miscalculated rates for the state of Iowa on 2019 renewals, which will result in the college receiving a refund check for 2.3 percent of its premium for this particular renewal. She also noted the Iowa Association of School Boards negotiated a “group” price for the college’s Cyber Liability policy, saving the college $3,766.

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Published September 11, 2019 4:48 pm

Dr. Dennis Goldford

Dr. Dennis Goldford, Drake University professor, will be presenting, “A Novel Form of Government: Federalism and Individual Rights” on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at 10 a.m., in the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Instructional Center, room 220. The public is invited to attend.

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Published September 11, 2019 9:55 am

Creston Police Chief Paul Vermeer speaking to students

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) criminal justice majors heard and learned from those working in the profession during the first two weeks of classes. 

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Published September 6, 2019 9:04 am

SWCC will host its annual Community Awareness Day on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 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.

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Published September 5, 2019 1:56 pm

SWCC Drama Club 2019 Rumors cast

 Interested in joining the SWCC Drama Club? If so, plan to attend the first meeting (complete with pizza!) this Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6:30 p.m., in the Instructional Center, room 140.

Each year, the SWCC Drama Club presents a full-length play during the spring semester and a smaller play in the fall. The spring 2020 play will be “Love Letters,” with a March production date (prior to spring break).

This year, there is a new component to the SWCC Drama Club as well. The group will be doing monthly improv meetings and the club is hoping to attend a live showing of Whose Live is it Anyway at Hoyt Sherman in Des Moines on Nov. 23 (tickets are limited and must be ordered soon!).

If you can’t make it to Thursday’s meeting but would still like to join the drama club, please contact Kelly Marcus, SWCC Drama Club sponsor.

Published September 4, 2019 3:10 pm

CRESTON — The TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) is hosting an ACT Boot Camp on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in the college’s Instructional Center, room 180, to assist high school students in preparation for the ACT Test.

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Published September 3, 2019 11:29 am

CRESTON, IOWA – (September 3, 2019) – Southwestern Community College’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) program invites high school seniors and their parents to attend Creston’s FAFSA Ready Iowa to complete college financial aid paperwork on Wed., October 2, 2019, from 3-7 p.m., in the college’s Instructional Center, rooms 208 and 210.

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Published September 3, 2019 11:17 am