SWCC Shoppe Valentine's Day Sale

SWCC Shoppe is holding a Valentine's Day Sale from Wednesday, Feb. 6, through Thursday, Feb. 14.

Customers can receive 25 percent off any item that has red, pink or purple.

This offer cannot be combined with other discounts, coupons or offers. Some exclusions may apply. No adjustments to prior purchases. No cash value or rain checks issued. Offer is good while supplies last. Offer is valid only at the SWCC Shoppe Creston location.

Published February 5, 2019 2:17 pm

Because of the dangerously cold temperatures Wednesday and Thursday, the day of the Outside In presentation has been changed to Friday, Feb. 1. The presentation will be held 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in the Instructional Center, room 220.

This presentation is being co-sponsored by the Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau and the SWCC student activities department. The public is invited to attend.

Outside In is an 18-minute audio-visual program which takes the audience on a journey through the highlights of Iowa’s African-American history from its territorial beginning in 1838 to the present via images and a synchronized recorded narrative. Dr. Hal Chase, one of the contributors to Outside In, will be the presenter. Following the presentation, there will be a question-answer period. The audience is encouraged to share their own stories and pieces of African-American heritage during this time.

The underlying theme of Outside In is that African-American history is a history of an inseparable, intertwined, and intimate relationship between so-called “black” and “white” Americans which has ranged from marriage to murder in the heart of our nation’s history. Most of the photographs in the presentation come from family collections revealing the truth that all of us make history, that all of our stories are one story, and that Outside In is a story for all Iowans.

Chase was born in Des Moines, but grew up in Frankfort, Kentucky, from age eight to 18, when it was still a legally segregated state. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Washington & Lee University, a Master of Arts degree in history from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. Chase taught courses in United States and African-American history for 43 years. He was one of 37 contributors to Outside In and its content is the basis of his presentation.

Published January 29, 2019 8:24 am

Fall 2019 Scholarship Graphic with two SWCC students

The online application is now available for SWCC Education Foundation scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.  The deadline is March 15, 2019.  Many scholarships are awarded and the criteria varies, so take the time to apply. Scholarships are available for new and returning Southwestern Community College students.

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Published January 28, 2019 2:54 pm

Cast members perform during the 2018 SWCC spring play

UPDATED AGAIN! Due to dangerously cold wind chills, the tryouts on Tuesday, Jan. 29, have been canceled. Tryouts will be held on the following dates:
  • Thursday, Jan. 31, 6:30-8 p.m.
UPDATED AGAIN! Due to inclement weather, the tryouts on Thursday, Jan. 24, have been canceled. Tryouts will be held on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 31, 6:30-8 p.m.
NOTE: Due to inclement weather, the tryouts on Tuesday, Jan. 22, have been canceled. Tryouts will be held on the following dates:
  • Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6:30-8 p.m.

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The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Drama Club will hold auditions for Neil Simon's "Rumors," the 2019 spring play, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22 and Jan. 24 in the SWCC Performing Arts Center (PAC), located at Southern Prairie YMCA.

"Rumors" is a hilarious farce that is sure to keep everyone laughing. The play takes place at Sneden's Landing townhouse, where the deputy mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of farce as they attempt to figure out what happened to their friend. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into hilarity.

Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Students, faculty and drama club alumni are encouraged to audition.

Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the PAC. Performances will be March 28-30.

Published January 17, 2019 4:43 pm

Spartan Cafe logo

The Spartan Café is now offering all-you-can eat options for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

The all-you-can eat breakfast costs $6.98 and includes a variety of options (approximately 12 selections) for customers who have a hearty appetite. The Caf' still offers a la carte breakfast items as well. The lunch and dinner all-you-can-eat buffet option includes all stations (pizza, pasta, wraps, entrees, and soup and salad bar) for $8.98. All buffets will include the soda and coffee bars.

The Spartan Café is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (breakfast is served until 10:30 a.m.) and from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Published January 16, 2019 9:59 am

Outside In book cover

 UPDATE: Because of the dangerously cold temperatures Wednesday and Thursday, the day of the Outside In presentation has been changed to Friday, Feb. 1. The presentation will be held 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

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Southwestern Community College (SWCC) will be hosting Outside In: African-American History in Iowa, 1838-2019, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at 11:45 a.m., in the Instructional Center, room 220.

This presentation is being co-sponsored by the Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau and the SWCC student activities department. The public is invited to attend.

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Published January 15, 2019 10:19 am

Dr. Barb Crittenden presenting service award to Dale Barnett

Creston, IA—Dale Barnett, electrician at Southwestern Community College (SWCC), was honored on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at the college’s all-staff in-service, for 40 years of service to the institution.

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Published January 14, 2019 11:24 am

CRESTON — The TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College is hosting an ACT Boot Camp on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, from 9 a.m.-3 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 January 10, 2019 2:27 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., for their regular monthly board meeting. 

Dr. Tony Cass, board president, informed the board Dennis Davis, board member from Greenfield, submitted his resignation from the board effective Jan. 31, 2019. Davis has served on the SWCC board since 2001. Cass thanked Davis for his years of dedication and service to the college. The board accepted Davis’ resignation with regret.

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Published January 9, 2019 4:57 pm

Check-in for all students living in the residence halls is Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, and Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All students need to report to the housing office to receive access to their rooms.

See you this weekend!

Published January 9, 2019 8:23 am