Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met electronically on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at 8 a.m., for their regular monthly board meeting. 

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Published January 15, 2020 4:07 pm

Southwestern Community College’s Dr. Jeremy Fox, professional music instructor, and students from the college’s vocal jazz group First Take, attended and performed at the 2020 Jazz Education Network (JEN) annual conference Jan. 7-10, in New Orleans.

Fox and First Take held a clinic during the conference entitled, “How to dig your vocal jazz charts deeper” and First Take performed as part of the JENerations Jazz Fest. In addition, Fox took part in a new vocal music reading session led by Paris Rutherford and he joined jazz singer Dee Daniels to clinic the Long Beach City College vocal jazz group, Lyrical Workers.

Southwestern students performing with First Take include (pictured above left to right): Kasey Domer of Independence, Kaprice Maxwell of Milwaukee, Wisc., Avery Johnson of Mt. Prospect, Ill., Amanda Ross of Sun Valley, Nev., Milton Padilla of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Charisma Carson of Browndeer, Wisc.

Fox was recently named area president for the Jazz Education Network for the state of Iowa. He will be serving a three-year term in this role.

Published January 15, 2020 1:36 pm

Administrators at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) have decided to combine spring and summer commencement ceremonies for the 2019-20 academic year. All students graduating from SWCC during the 2019-20 academic year will be invited to participate in the Friday, May 8, 2020, commencement, at 7:30 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium.

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Published January 13, 2020 4:53 pm

CRESTON — The TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College is hosting an ACT Boot Camp on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in the college’s Instructional Center, room 220, to assist high school students in preparation for the ACT Test.

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Published January 2, 2020 9:00 am

IADA SWCC competitors

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Hunter Ernst of Greenfield and Aden Cosner of Lorimor placed third in the hands-on portion of the 2019 DMACC/IADA High School Automotive Skills Contest on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. This competition recognizes some of the best high school auto technicians in the state.

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Published December 19, 2019 1:55 pm

Registration for spring semester is underway! New students should apply for admissions online and contact the admissions department to register for classes: 641.782.1421 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Published December 16, 2019 11:15 am

It's Finals Week!
Students, good luck on finals and when you need a break from studying, remember these student activities:
  • Sunday, Dec. 15, 10 p.m. - Breakfast at night, Student Center
  • Monday, Dec. 16, 8-9 p.m. - Walking tacos, Student Center
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17, 8-9 p.m. - Candy buffet/yogurt bar, Student Center
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Stress Free Zone, Student Center
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18, 8-9 p.m. - Sliders & leftovers, Student Center

Final examinations for courses within the arts and sciences division are scheduled from Monday, Dec. 16, through Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Students enrolled in career and technical education programs are advised to contact their instructors regarding final exams. For the complete schedule, listing dates and times, please visit the following link: Final Exam Schedule.

Published December 16, 2019 11:04 am

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center.

The meeting began with a report from Iowa community college legislative liaisons Dave Palmer and Jerry Fitzgerald. They briefed the board regarding past and upcoming legislative sessions.

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Published December 13, 2019 2:35 pm

Southwestern Community College's business and information technology department is hosting a Regional High School Business Contest on Friday, Dec. 13, from approximately 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This event will bring more than 200 area high school business students to campus to compete in a variety of business-related contests such as accounting, banking and finance, word processing, interview skills, extemporaneous speaking, graphic design, etc.

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Published December 10, 2019 4:38 pm

The residence halls will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, to Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, for winter break. Students may return to campus on Saturday, Jan. 11, to be let into their rooms from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. or Sunday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Please contact your RA or residence hall coordinator to return to your room/apartment or you can report to the housing office in Spartan Suites for assistance.

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Published December 4, 2019 9:56 am