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Southwestern Community College has a number of activities planned for students during Finals Week, May 2-6, 2022.

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Published April 28, 2022 4:58 pm

The 2022 Health Careers Employment and Education Fair was held April 21 at Southwestern Community College. During the event, 23 vendors shared their employment and higher education opportunities with high school students from Diagonal, East Union, Nodaway Valley, and Orient-Macksburg, as well as with current SWCC LPN and RN students. Work-based learning opportunities like this help form a connection between the classroom and the workforce.

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Published April 28, 2022 3:21 pm

Last Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 2 p.m., in the Allied Health & Science Center on the Creston campus, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) and the University of Iowa nursing department celebrated the new RN to BSN SWCC/IOWA 3+1 articulation agreement with a signing ceremony.

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Published April 28, 2022 3:14 pm

Southwestern Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter, Beta Eta Nu, traveled to Denver for Catalyst, the international conference for members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, from April 7-10, 2022, and came home with a variety of recognitions.
 

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Published April 22, 2022 2:18 pm

High school students from Southwestern Community College’s region have a unique online learning opportunity this summer! Beginning June 6, 2022, Southwestern is offering three credit courses from the pre-nursing outline; due to state funding through the Summer College Credit Program, students are eligible to complete these courses free of charge.

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Published April 12, 2022 1:51 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) admissions department is hosting two virtual parent sessions during the next three months to answer questions about the admissions process, campus life, housing, scholarships, and more!

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Published April 11, 2022 9:46 am

Students who will be new at SWCC for the fall 2022 semester are invited to attend Experience Southwestern this summer! Dates for summer include June 7, Aug. 3, and Aug. 22, 2022.

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Published April 7, 2022 10:48 am

The SWCC criminal justice program recently presented to the iJAG program in Red Oak.

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Published April 1, 2022 12:07 pm

Students in Southwestern's environmental science class took a field trip Monday, March 28, 2022, to the Corning solar farm.

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Published April 1, 2022 11:44 am

High school students were on Southwestern Community College's campus today, Thursday, March 24, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., competing in the 2022 Welding Skills Challenge and Industry Career Fair. 

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Published March 24, 2022 4:04 pm

In honor of National Agriculture Week, the SWCC agriculture department hosted an Open House and Creston Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in the Agricultural Sciences Center at the Ag Site, north of the Creston campus.

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Published March 24, 2022 11:30 am

Grammy-nominated vocal supergroup saje will be guest artists for Southwestern's School for Music Vocations' (SMV) annual vocal festival, April 7-9, 2022. The quartet will be performing two public concerts at 6 and 8 p.m., on the evening of Friday, April 8, in SWCC's Performing Arts Center.

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Published March 11, 2022 12:04 pm

The 2022 SWCC Pay it Forward (PIF) Week schedule has been announced! 

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Published March 11, 2022 8:51 am

During the Iowa Regional Leadership Conference for Phi Theta Kappa, Feb. 24-25, 2022, in Ankeny, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) student Wiley Ray of Orient and faculty members Joe Pastorino and Dr. Dan Platt, both advisors for SWCC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter, joined dozens of other Iowa honor students and faculty advisors for two days of education and celebration.

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Published March 10, 2022 10:46 am

Southwestern students and employees were at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Thursday, March 3, 2022, to celebrate Community College Day on the Hill and the Student Legislative Seminar.

During Community College Day on the Hill, Shawn Oaks, Southwestern industrial technology instructor, and Lane O'Brien of Corydon, industrial technology student, spoke with legislators and capitol visitors about SWCC's industrial technology program and the benefits of earning a college degree in industrial technology.

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Published March 9, 2022 11:44 am

Come celebrate National Agriculture Week with the Southwestern Community College Agriculture Department! The festivities will include an Open House & National Agriculture Week Celebration at the Agricultural Sciences Center, located at the SWCC Ag Site (north of SWCC’s campus on Green Valley Road), on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. As part of the day, the Creston Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. to celebrate the expansion of the ag facility. Although construction of the facility was completed in 2020, due to COVID-19, an open house has not yet been held.

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Published February 25, 2022 11:11 am

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) has a variety of scholarship opportunities available to new and returning students for the 2022-23 academic year.

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Published February 24, 2022 4:55 pm

Phi Theta Kappa members Thomas Esterhuyse of Western Cape, Paarl, South Africa, chapter vice president; Robin Persson of Lagan, Ljungby, Sweden; and Marco Guimaraes of Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa, assisted members of Salem Lutheran Church, on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Creston Area Food Pantry to serve local families and individuals in need of food assistance.

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Published February 24, 2022 4:52 pm

High school students are invited to compete in a welding competition and explore post-secondary and career opportunities in the welding field.

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Southwestern Community College, Technical Center, welding lab
1501 W. Townline St., Creston, IA  50801

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

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Published February 23, 2022 9:59 am

Looking at the calendar, Feb. 17, 2022, is earmarked Random Act of Kindness Day, but a group of five Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students didn’t wait for the holiday, performing an unbelievable and unprompted act of kindness one day ahead, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, for a SWCC worker they see every day when they head to SWCC’s on-campus cafeteria, The Spartan Café.

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Published February 18, 2022 3:57 pm