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The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Chamber Singers will be touring in the Des Moines area the week of December 2, 2019, presenting “Holiday Carols in Concert” with carols and masterworks by Rutter, Lauridsen, Mozart, Mattson, and Dawson. The public is invited to attend.

The Chamber Singers feature the amazing voices of students from across the United States, who have come to SWCC in Creston to attend the college’s School for Music Vocations (SMV). The choir will be directed by Lucas Mattson and Hannah Fearn, SMV music instructors.

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Published November 13, 2019 4:13 pm

The academic work of Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students will be on display during Fall 2019 Poster Day, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SWCC Student Center gymnasium.

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Published November 13, 2019 9:34 am

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) hosted its fall induction for the Beta Eta Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., in the Instructional Center, room 180.

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Published October 28, 2019 9:54 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

The board approved the college’s annual dues to the American Association of Community Colleges.

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Published October 9, 2019 3:36 pm

CRESTON, IOWA – The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Educational Talent Search (ETS) program is the recipient of a $40,000 grant for supplemental STEM funding from the United States Department of Education.

The grant was written to increase ETS participants’ awareness of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields with a particular focus on computer science. The goal will be to develop students’ proficiency in the use of computer applications and to transition the participants from users of technology to developers of technology.

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Published October 8, 2019 10:36 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, 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 — 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

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met electronically on Tues., August 13, 2019, at 8 a.m. in the president’s office in the college’s Administration Center.

The SWCC board approved the hiring of Jon Oswald of Murray as electrical technology instructor for the 2019-20 academic year. Oswald, who has a Journeyman Class A Electrical License, was most recently employed as an electrical maintenance technician at Wellman Dynamics Corporation in Creston. He has been at Wellman’s since 2010. Prior to that, he was an electrician for Capstone Contracting in Creston and Baker Electric in Des Moines.

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Published August 14, 2019 4:38 pm

Aug. 7, 2019, Jackson, Mississippi — Ella Rutherford, student at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) in Creston, Iowa, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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Published August 7, 2019 8:09 am

July 29, 2019, CRESTON, Iowa—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) announced today Kim Bishop will be the college’s next dean of student services. She will begin overseeing the student services department on Aug. 20, 2019, just in time for the start of the fall 2019 semester at SWCC on Aug. 28, 2019.

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Published July 29, 2019 2:26 pm

CRESTON — Representatives from Southwestern Community College (SWCC) were on-hand Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Osceola Food, a local manufacturing facility owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), to sign four Osceola Food employees for SWCC’s industrial technology program in Creston.

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Published July 25, 2019 2:25 pm

Creston— High school students from Southwestern Community College’s region were offered a unique learning opportunity during summer 2019. For the first-time ever, SWCC offered Summer Career Academies in the areas of welding and information technology - programming—and, due to state funding, the students were able to complete the Career Academies free of charge.

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Published July 15, 2019 4:21 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center for their regular board meeting.

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Published July 10, 2019 5:10 pm

CRESTON, Iowa—Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC’s) welding fabrication team came home from the 2019 SkillsUSA Championship, held June 24-28, 2019, in Louisville, KY, with a third-place national finish.

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Published July 8, 2019 2:51 pm

Southwestern Community College's (SWCC's) agricultural department and the Union County Historical Society are co-hosting an Old Time Wheat Threshing Demonstration in July at the SWCC agricultural site, north of the SWCC Creston campus on Green Valley Road, in conjunction with Creston's Sesquicentennial Celebration.

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Published June 24, 2019 9:14 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center for its regular board meeting.

The consent agenda was approved as presented.

In personnel, the board voted to approve the employment of Diogenes Ayala, criminal justice instructor. The board also approved the resignation of Alex Anderson, automotive repair technology instructor, effective June 28, 2019.

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Published June 12, 2019 3:19 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Drama Club is hosting the 2019 Joseph Larson Little Spartan Drama Camp from June 24-27 in the college's Performing Arts Center theater.

Age groups will be divided as follows:

  • Ages 5-7 - Monday, June 24-27, 8-10 a.m.
  • Ages 8-10 - Monday, June 24-27, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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    Published May 30, 2019 12:16 pm

Ten Southwestern Community College (SWCC) career and technical education students qualified for the National SkillsUSA Championships following state competition at Iowa SkillsUSA competition on Friday, April 26, 2019.

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Published May 24, 2019 10:07 am