SWCC Shoppe is holding a buy one get one 50 percent off sale

Starting Friday, May 3, SWCC Shoppe is holding a buy one get one 50 percent off sale. The sale runs through Friday, May 10.

The sale includes regularly priced clothing, gifts and souvenirs.

The sale cannot be combined with other staff discounts or offers. No adjustment to prior purchases. No cash value or rain checks issued. The offer is good while supplies last and is valid only at the SWCC Shoppe Creston location.

Published April 30, 2019 4:30 pm

First Take members

Six students from Southwestern Community College's professional music program are being honored as student music award winners in the June 2019 issue of Downbeat Magazine.

The June issue was mailed last week to subscribers around the world. Awards recipients from Southwestern's School for Music Vocations included:

Vocal Jazz Soloist - Community College Winner
Amanda Ross of Santa Cruz, California

Vocal Jazz Soloist - Community College Outstanding Performance
Annie Kemble of Panora, Iowa

Small Vocal Jazz Group - Community College Outstanding Performance
First Take
Directed by Dr. Jeremy Fox
* Outstanding Soloist: Charisma Carson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on “Summertime”

Pictured above: First Take members Milton Padilla, Kasey Domer, Annie Kemble, Charisma Carson, Lawson Roof, and Amanda Ross.



Published April 29, 2019 1:35 pm

Photo of Children's Cancer Camp Wishlist

The Beta Eta Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Southwestern Community College is collecting items to be donated to the Children’s Cancer Connection’s Camp Heart Connection Oncology Camp, which will be held June 9-15, 2019, in Des Moines.

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Published April 19, 2019 10:29 am


PROJECT: INSTRUCTIONAL CENTER RNVTN PH 5 AND AG BLD ADDITION BID DATEfflME: 1 :00 p.m. local standard time on the 13th day of May, 2019

LOCATION: Board Room in the Administration Center Southwestern Community College
1501 West Townline Street, Creston, Iowa 50801

Notice is hereby given that there are on file with the Board Secretary of the Board of Trustees (the "Board") of Southwestern Community College (SWCC), Creston, Iowa (the "Community College", proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs (the "Contract Documents") for the construction of the Instructional Center Rnvtn Ph 5 and Ag Bid Addition (the "Project").

Sealed bids for the construction the Project will be received on behalf of the Board at the Board Room in the Administration Center at Southwestern Community College, 1501 West Townline Street, Creston, Iowa 50801 before 1 :00 p.m. local standard time on the 13th day of May, 2019. Offers will be opened publicly immediately after the time for receipt of bids at the above location.

The Project consists of, but is not limited to the two phased construction of; Phase 1 Ag Building 5,000 SF Addition to house two classrooms for approximately 30 students, two offices, 400 SF of hardened storm area, 800 SF of document storage and mud room. Phase 2 Science Lab renovation of Chemistry, Physics and Biology as well as office and prep space in the 300 Series Wing of the existing Instructional Building. Both phases include HVAC, lighting, electrical, and fire sprinkler upgrades.

No bidder may withdraw their bid for at least thirty (30) days after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids. The right to reject any or all proposals and to waive any irregularities is reserved by SWCC.

By virtue of Statutory Authority, the bidder shall give preference to Iowa Domestic Labor and products produced with the State of Iowa according to the provisions of the 1991 code of Iowa.

DATED AT: Southwestern Community College, this 18th day of April, 2019.
BY ORDER OF: Southwestern Community College.
BY: Tom Lesan, SWCC.

Published April 18, 2019 1:56 pm

Spring 2019 Poster Day has changed locations to Instructional Center, room 180

The work of numerous Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students will be on display during Spring 2019 Poster Day on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location for Poster Day has been moved from the Student Center gymnasium to the Instructional Center, room 180.

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Published April 16, 2019 11:24 am

Campus Crawl free T-shirt

UPDATE: Tonight's Campus Crawl is full! Thanks to all who registered! See you outside Spartan Suites at 7 p.m.

SWCC students, get ready to take a trip across campus you will never forget!  Learn the dangers of alcohol and drugs first-hand during the SWCC Campus Crawl on Thurs., April 25, beginning at 7 p.m. on the basketball court east of Spartan Suites—and get a FREE T-shirt in the process! 

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Published April 11, 2019 11:55 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

The meeting began with a public hearing for the Science Lab Renovation Project. No oral or written objections or petitions were heard or submitted. The board approved the Science Lab Renovation Project as presented.

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Published April 10, 2019 3:11 pm

Creston, IA—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Parents as Teachers, the Southern Prairie YMCA, and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa are joining communities across the state during April 2019 to celebrate the importance of social connections and strengthen social well-being during Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Published April 9, 2019 5:22 pm

SWCC Shoppe coupon offer for donations to Meals from the Heartland

SWCC Shoppe is helping raise funds for the upcoming Meals from the Heartland event, which is being held Wednesday, April 24, on SWCC's campus.

Anyone who donates $5 or more to Meals from the Heartland at the SWCC Shoppe between April 5 and April 19 will receive a coupon for 35 percent off his or her clothing/gifts purchase during Pay It Forward Week, April 22-26.

The coupon cannot be combined with other staff discounts or offers. Some exclusions may apply. No adjustments to prior purchases. No cash value or rain checks issued. The offer is valid only at SWCC Shoppe's Creston location.

Published April 9, 2019 10:39 am

Automotive and welding students with SWCC pedal car

Southwestern Community College students came home with a third place finish in the Summit Racing Pedal Car Challenge at the World of Wheels Car Show in Omaha, NE, from March 15-17, 2019. 

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Published April 1, 2019 9:25 am