College News

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Today only, head to the SWCC Shoppe for 20 percent off during the SWCC Shoppe's It's Almost Labor Day Sale!

Backpacks, clothing, gifts, and souvenirs will all be 20 percent off at checkout.

Spartan pitcher pitching to batter

Registration is open for youth baseball camps, hosted by the Southwestern Spartans baseball team and coaching staff, scheduled in September and October:

  • Grades 3-5, Sunday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Grades 6-8, Sunday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Grades 9-12, Sunday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For additional information, please visit Southwestern's new athletics website!

Fall 2017 Southwestern Baseball Camp Information & Online Registration

Southwestern's Phi Theta Kappa chapter is hosting a voter registration event for students on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Student Center.

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!
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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.

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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.   

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.

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.

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. 

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.