College News

Published August 24, 2017 3:44 pm

Hypnotist Jim Wand with students

Mark your calendars for these upcoming SWCC student activities!

  • Wednesday, August 30 - Tailgating, Prior to the first home volleyball game, student activities will provide food and fun at the Student Center during tailgating, which begins at 6 p.m.. Volleyball game vs NIACC begins at 7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, August 30 – Ice Cream Sundaes, 1-2:30 p.m., Student Center, upstairs. Head to the Student Center today for a free ice cream sundae!
  • Wednesday, September 13 – Jim Wand, hypnotist, noon-1 p.m., Student Center gymnasium. Always a fan favorite, Jim Wand travels the world with this one-of-a-kind hypnotist show.
  • Monday, September 18 – Constitution Day, cookies and Constitution Day information available in the Student Center throughout the day.  Time to test your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution … and get a cookie in the process.
  • Monday, September 25 – Think Fast Game Show, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Instructional Center, room 220. Students are invited to get involved in this super fun game show and play for a chance to win $200! Yes, that’s right, $200!!
  • Wednesday, October 4 – Campus Wide Cookout, Student Center, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Students and employees are invited to lunch (FOR FREE!) in the Student Center.  The menu will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, and a drink!

Published August 24, 2017 2:45 pm

NAMI on Campus logo

All SWCC students and employees are invited to the first National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) club meeting of the 2017-18 year on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in the Allied Health & Science Center, in room 916.

Read more: NAMI Schedules First Meeting for August 28

Published August 22, 2017 11:08 am

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Microsoft is offering Office 365 software FREE to Southwestern Community College students!  Simply visit the Microsoft Office 365 Education Web page and type in your SWCC student e-mail 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 e-mail 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 e-mail with directions on how to install the software.   

Read more: Students may Download Office 365 for FREE

Published August 16, 2017 2:44 pm

The Spartan women's basketball team is looking for managers and practice players for the 2017-18 season. If you are interested, please contact, Morgan Knorr, Southwestern assistant women's basketball coach.

Published August 8, 2017 1:58 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met electronically on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. in the president’s office in the college’s Administration Center.

Read more: Southwestern Board of Trustees Holds August 2017 Meeting

Published August 4, 2017 10:40 am

Students being served lunch at Spartan Cafe

The Spartan Cafe will open for Fall 2017 semester on Monday, Aug. 21! The Caf', as it is referred to, is located on the SWCC Creston campus in the Student Center and operated by Consolidated Management. 

Read more: Spartan Cafe to Open August 21

Published August 1, 2017 10:12 am

SWCC group at literacy conference

A group of Southwestern Community College (SWCC) staff members attended the annual Adult Education and Literacy Conference in Ankeny, from July 18-20, 2017, at the FFA Enrichment Center on DMACC's campus. The conference, titled "Building Your Future with Adult Education," showcased more than 40 breakout sessions with speakers from across the country.

Read more: Southwestern Employees Attend Literacy Conference

Published July 11, 2017 4:34 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met electronically on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. in the president’s office in the college’s Administration Center for their regular board meeting.
The board approved the hiring of Brooke Owen, nursing instructor, and Josh Keul, electrical technology instructor, for the 2017-18 academic year.

Read more: Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds July 2017 Meeting

Published July 10, 2017 12:20 pm

AmazonPrime 2017

Prime Day with is Tuesday, July 11, 2017! Head to to shop with Amazon and give to the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation. For each dollar spent, Amazon will donate a percentage of the purchase price to the college's Education Foundation.

Published July 3, 2017 4:24 pm

The Bright Scholars of Iowa award is once again available to Iowa high school seniors, who are strong academically but may lack the financial means to enable them to earn a college degree, planning to attend Southwestern Community College (SWCC) this fall.

Read more: Bright Scholars Awards Available for 2017-18