CRESTON — The TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College is offering free ACT Test prep courses for all ETS high school participants the morning of Saturday, January 7, 2012.
Two options are available for students who attend:
• Option 1 – 8 a.m. to noon. Students who choose Option 1 will be participating in a mock exam consisting of the same conditions as the official ACT exam.
• Option 2 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students who choose Option 2 will attend three break-out sessions (math, English/reading, and science).
Published December 1, 2011 8:20 am
CRESTON, IA—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Concert Choir will be performing “Holiday Carols in Concert” on Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on the SWCC Creston campus. Tickets for this event are $10 per person, $5 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at the door.
The choir performed in the Des Moines area the week of November 28. The concerts featured favorite carols and masterworks by Christiansen, Mattson, The King’s Singers, Felciano, and Schreck.
The concert schedule follows:
• Mon., November 28, First United Methodist Church, 309 E. Jefferson Street, Winterset
• Tues., November 29, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 5720 Urbandale Ave., Des Moines
• Wed., November 30, Zion Lutheran Church, 4300 Beaver Ave., Des Moines
• Thurs., December 1, Central Presbyterian Church, 3829 Grand Ave., Des Moines
• Fri., December 2, Grace Lutheran Church, 3010 52nd Street, Des Moines
Published November 23, 2011 10:08 am
November 21, 2011, CRESTON, IA—Southwestern Community College’s 21st Annual Athletic Fundraiser set a new record for the college on Friday evening, bringing in approximately $13,000 for athletic scholarships.
The event, which was held at the Elk’s Lodge in Creston, included a buffet dinner catered by The Windrow Restaurant; a program featuring statements from the head coaches of SWCC’s seven intercollegiate sports; and a raffle and auction with various items, including unique and autographed sports memorabilia, donated by local businesses and friends of the college.
Published November 22, 2011 2:32 pm
CRESTON —The fall 2011 semester brought additional course options for Southwestern Community College students who are interested in fields such as law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, security, private investigation, etc. The college now has an associate of arts transfer plan for criminal justice majors.
With this criminal justice degree plan in place, SWCC is offering the following new courses: introduction to criminal justice, criminal law, criminology, constitutional law, introduction to computer forensics, and juvenile delinquency. In addition, the college has sociology and psychology courses in place that will complement the student’s academic plan. The criminal justice courses will be offered on the Creston campus, as well as the Osceola Center.
Published November 16, 2011 3:21 pm
Creston— The Southwestern Community College board of trustees met on Tues., November 8, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the Administration Center.
A public hearing was held for renewal of a tower land lease with Electronic Engineering. The tower is located on SWCC’s Creston campus. The current land lease expired spring 2011. No written or oral objections or petitions were heard or submitted. The board voted to approve the new lease as presented. The land lease will run June 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, and is for $500 per month.
Published November 9, 2011 5:24 pm