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The SWCC Art Club is hosting a Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale next week at the following locations:

  • Monday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Instructional Center, main hallway
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Student Center, upstairs
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m., Student Center, gymnasium (during basketball game)

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    Published December 6, 2018 8:31 am

The SWCC student activities department is planning Finals Week events to help students survive the week. Final exams at Southwestern are scheduled for Dec. 10-14.

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Published December 6, 2018 8:27 am

The Creston Law Enforcement Center would like to make students aware a Snow Removal Ordinance is now in effect for the city of Creston. The following article was sent to students on Nov. 15, 2018, by email and appeared in the Nov. 20 issue of the SWCC Weekly as well.

SNOW REMOVAL PARKING LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
For the purpose of facilitating the removal of snow from the streets and making it possible to keep the streets open and free from obstructions, the following limitations and restrictions are imposed from Nov. 15 to March 31:

1. On the street sides where buildings bear even numbers, that is, on the south and west sides of all streets, parking is prohibited on all odd numbered days from 1-7 a.m.

2. On the street sides where buildings bear odd numbers, that is, on the north and east sides of all streets, parking is prohibited on the even numbered days from 1-7 a.m.

The City Council may designate certain streets in the city as snow routes. When conditions of snow or ice exist on the traffic surface of a designated snow route, it is unlawful for the driver of a vehicle to impede or block traffic.

Published November 29, 2018 2:13 pm

Notorious Dig team photo after victory

Intramural volleyball wrapped up for the fall 2018 semester with a tournament on Monday, Nov. 26. Notorious DIG (pictured above) came away with a first-place finish, followed by second-place finishers Porter's Team (pictured below).

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Published November 29, 2018 12:03 pm

Two students beside their poster at Spring 2018 Poster Day

The work of Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students will be on display during Fall 2018 Poster Day on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium.

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Published November 19, 2018 10:22 am

Beat the Rush. Black Friday Savings November 19-21. 25% OFF Clothing, Gifts, & Souvenirs available at the SWCC Shoppe. Cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons or offers. No adjustments to prior purchases. No cash value or rain checks issued. Offer good while supplies last. Valid only at the SWCC Shoppe.

Beat the rush and come to the SWCC Shoppe Pre-Black Friday sale on November 19-21. Get 25% OFF clothing, gifts, and souvenirs available at the SWCC Shoppe on the main Creston Campus. The SWCC Shoppe will be open on Monday and Tuesday from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and on Wednesday from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

This sale cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons or offers. No adjustments to prior purchases. No cash value or rain checks issued. Offer good while supplies last. Valid only at the SWCC Shoppe.

Published November 19, 2018 9:50 am

CRESTON, Iowa--The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center board room.

Iowa community college legislative liaisons Dave Palmer, Jerry Fitzgerald, and Matt Fitzgerald briefed the board regarding the past and upcoming legislative sessions.

Tom Lesan, SWCC vice president of economic development, spoke to the board about a proposal related to replacement of the bleachers in the Student Center gymnasium. Lesan said the bleachers currently in the gym are original, making them 44 years old, and have been updated to keep them up to current standards so many times that further repair is becoming difficult. Lesan showed the board plans for new bleachers through Iowa Direct Equipment at an estimated cost of $173,253.11. These new bleachers will seat 1,189 individuals, which is less capacity than the current bleachers, but the new design will allow for additional space behind the team benches on the north side of the facility during athletic events. Lesan said because the bid falls under the state bid, the project would not have to go out for bids. Following Lesan’s report, the board passed the proposal and authorized purchase of the new bleachers. Lesan said the plan is to install the bleachers in mid- to late-March in between athletic seasons and prior to May graduation.

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Published November 14, 2018 4:28 pm

Dr. Katie Davidson

CRESTON, Iowa—Creston native Dr. Katie Davidson has been named the dean of student services at Southwestern Community College (SWCC).

Davidson, a 2001 graduate of Creston High School, will be coming to SWCC from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND, where she has served as the director of The International Center since July 2016. The International Center provides support to the University of North Dakota’s international student population, facilitates study abroad opportunities for students, and promotes cultural awareness throughout the university. Davidson oversees a staff of 14 full- and part-time individuals who welcome more than 750 international students from approximately 88 nations to campus each year.

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Published November 13, 2018 6:17 pm

The SWCC Drama Club will be performing a one act play next Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14 and 15, at 7 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center theater.

This year the play is one singular comedy, written by SWCC's very own Kelly Franklin, English instructor and Drama Club sponsor. It's a hilarious romp, and a cautionary tale, of what can happen if an office holiday party goes awry.

Admission to the play will be a donation of a canned/non-perishable food item to be given to a local food pantry. 

Published November 12, 2018 4:50 pm

The Education Foundation scholarship deadline for spring 2019 semester is Dec. 1, 2018. The scholarship application may be completed online and is available on the Scholarships webpage.

Students who are eligible to apply for spring scholarships include students who are new to Southwestern, as well as returning students who were not awarded a scholarship for the fall 2018 semester.

Questions regarding scholarships may be directed to Cait Maitlen, executive director of the SWCC Education Foundation. Spring 2019 semester at SWCC starts on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Published November 8, 2018 9:43 am