Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

Following approval of the minutes, Bill Taylor, SWCC vice president of instruction, spoke about a proposed project between the college’s carpentry and building trades program and Sonntag Development, LLC to construct a townhome in the Cottonwood Estates subdivision in Creston. This would be the third year for a joint project between the college and Sonntag Development. Taylor said the project would allow the college to provide required lab experience for students without incurring the expense and risk associated with building a spec home. Through the agreement, Sonntag Development, LLC will pay for all permits and materials necessary for the construction project. Following Taylor’s report, the SWCC board approved the project as presented.

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Published September 12, 2018 1:47 pm

Dr. Jim Wand

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, hypnotist Jim Wand will be performing on campus from 12-1 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium. 

Always a fan favorite, Wand travels the world with his one-of-a-kind hypnotist show. This event is free to SWCC students and employees. Everyone in attendance is offered the opportunity to be hypnotized.

This event, which is free to SWCC students and employees, is being organized by Tracey Evans, student activities coordinator. 

Published September 10, 2018 11:53 am

CRESTON, IOWA – (September 6, 2018) – 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 3, 2018, from 3-7 p.m., in the college’s Instructional Center, rooms 208 and 210.

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Published September 6, 2018 10:08 am

SWCC auto students and instructors pictured with new machine

Students and instructors from Southwestern Community College's automotive programs took time from their schedules to pose for a photo to thank the Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education (IADA) for a $5,700 grant awarded to SWCC for the purchase of a refrigerant recovery machine.

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Published September 6, 2018 9:04 am

Hypnotist Jim Wand

Student activities has a lot planned for September! Get active and plan to attend the following events:

  • Sept. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Student Center - Tailgate prior to the first HOME volleyball match
  • Sept. 12, 12 p.m., Student Center gymnasium - Hypnotist Jim Wand
  •  Sept. 17, 12 p.m., Instructional Center, room 220 - Nerdology Game Show - Constitution Edition
  • Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., location TBD, Arrive Alive Tour
  • Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Center - Campus Cookout

 

 

Published August 31, 2018 11:56 am

SWCC shoppe sale ad picturing cookie monster with deals listed in article

The SWCC Shoppe is having a U Survived Sale today and tomorrow, Aug. 30-31, 2018!

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Published August 30, 2018 11:23 am

Community Awareness Day logo

SWCC will host its annual Community Awareness Day on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, from 9-11 a.m. in the main hallway of the Instructional Center. A variety of community agencies will be on-hand to provide information to SWCC students and staff about the services they provide. Faculty are welcome to bring their classes through the event!

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Published August 30, 2018 10:24 am

Office 365 Education Webpage banner

Microsoft offers Office 365 Education free to Southwestern Community College students! Simply visit the Microsoft Office 365 Education webpage, and type in your SWCC student email address (for example This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to confirm your eligibility (note: you must use your SWCC email address; do not use a Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail or other address or it will not work). After you’ve done this, you will receive a confirmation email with directions on how to install the software.   

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Published August 28, 2018 9:38 am

Students on stage acting for spring 2018 production of God's Favorite

The SWCC Drama Club would like to welcome everyone back for the fall semester, and invite students, faculty, and staff to their first meeting on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at 12 p.m. (originally scheduled for 1 p.m.) in the Instructional Center, room 140.

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Published August 27, 2018 9:49 am

Zapped Lazer Tag with cartoon alien

Zapped Lazer Tag will be in the Student Center gymnasium on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come compete against other SWCC students and employees in an alien versus Army world. It's a futuristic world of chaos and corruption where humans have not dared to go before.

This event is free to SWCC students and employees. Lazer tag is sponsored by the student activities department.

Published August 24, 2018 11:28 am