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39th annual Steve’s Run July 27 in Dowagiac

Posted July 7, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Southwestern Michigan College/Fifth Third Bank sponsor this year’s race DOWAGIAC – Dowagiac – The 39th running of “The Original Road and Trail Race,” aka Steve’s Run, is set for a 9 a.m. start on July 27 in downtown Dowagiac. More than 1,300 participants are expected to compete in the 10K run, 5K run and 5K […]

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SMC interested in using industrial arts room at Constantine High School

Posted April 23, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Constantine High School principal Chris Barnes reported to the Constantine school board on Monday (April 22) that there is some interest from Southwestern Michigan College (SMC) in utilizing the industrial arts room at the high school for a welding program and, possibly, a tool and die program. The class was discontinued last year at the […]

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Southwestern Michigan College hosts two open houses April 13 & 27

Posted April 9, 2013 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – Southwestern Michigan College is hosting two open houses for high school seniors and their families from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13 and 27 at the college’s Dowagiac and Niles campuses. Pre-registration is required to attend either event. The April 13 open house will take place in the Student Activity Center […]

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Joanna Beasley performing in concert April 2 at Southwestern Michigan College

Posted March 24, 2013 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – Former American Idol contestant and Christian music artist Joanna Beasley will perform Tuesday, April 2 in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus at Southwestern Michigan College. The 7 p.m. concert is free and open to the public.  The performance is sponsored by the SMC Bible Club, Alpha […]

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Future of nuclear energy topic of April 4 lecture at Southwestern Michigan College

Posted March 23, 2013 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – Terry Groth, quality assurance at Entergy, of Kalamazoo, will be the next speaker in Southwestern Michigan College’s Spring Academic Lecture Series. Groth, a 2002 SMC alumnus, will talk on the future of nuclear energy at 2 p.m. April 4 in the event theatre of the Student Activity Center. Groth is currently the Midwest […]

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Southwestern Michigan College hosts student housing information night and financial aid workshop March 12

Posted March 4, 2013 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – Southwestern Michigan College is hosting a Student Housing Information Night on Tuesday, March 12 on the college’s Dowagiac campus. The event, which is open to high school juniors and seniors and their parents, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center, located in the Charles O. Zollar Building adjacent to the Dailey […]

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Southwestern Michigan College sets grand opening for new bookstore, alumni center, and history gallery

Posted March 1, 2013 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – Southwestern Michigan College will host a ribbon cutting grand opening and re-dedication of its bookstore, Alumni Welcome Center, and college History Gallery at 10 a.m. Monday, March 11 on the Dowagiac campus. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. The new bookstore complex is located next […]

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Southwestern Michigan College Spring Academic Lecture Series features retired Kalamazoo credit union chairman

Posted February 21, 2013 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – Dr. Jim Houston, retired chairman of Community Promise Federal Credit Union, of Kalamazoo, will be the Feb. 27 speaker in the Southwestern Michigan College Spring Academic Lecture Series. The lecture titled, “A Personal & Professional Journey,” will be at 10:30 a.m. in Room 457 of the Wood Building and highlights Dr. Houston’s personal […]

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Glassworks exhibit opens at Southwestern Michigan College

Posted February 7, 2013 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – New works from the Water Street Glassworks will be on exhibit through March 1 at the Southwestern Michigan College Art Gallery. The “Fired Up!” exhibit will feature glass works created by students in an after-school program at the Water Street Glassworks in Benton Harbor. A free artist reception will be at 12:30 p.m. […]

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Studebaker & its Workers topic of “The Way We Worked” lecture Dec. 12 at Southwestern Michigan College

Posted December 8, 2012 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – In conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked,” Southwestern Michigan College will host a free lecture on the Studebaker factory and its workers. “More Than a Promise,” presented by Andy Beckman, archivist at the National Studebaker Museum, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 12) in the theatre of […]

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Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees appoints Becky L. Moore to board

Posted November 20, 2012 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – The Board of Trustees of Southwestern Michigan College at its regular meeting Nov. 19 accepted the resignation of Eric Coles from the board of trustees for personal reasons. Board Chairman Dr. Fred Mathews said, “We are sorry Mr. Coles resigned, but we appreciate his eight months of service on the board.” The board […]

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Southwestern Michigan College hosts lecture series on “The Way We Worked” exhibition

Posted November 12, 2012 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – In conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked,” Southwestern Michigan College will host on a series of lectures in November and December. “The Way We Worked” is adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives and explores how work became such a central element in American culture […]

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Southwestern Michigan College hosting special Smithsonian exhibit through December 14

Posted November 9, 2012 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – Southwestern Michigan College is hosting the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked”. Dowagiac is the second stop for the exhibit in the state as the Michigan Humanities Council takes it to six towns. The exhibit will run through Dec.14 in Room 141 of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac […]

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Southwestern Michigan College hosts Mayan scholar Nov. 8

Posted November 4, 2012 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – The last speaker in Southwestern Michigan College’s Academic Lecture series for the fall semester will feature Dr. Richard Warner on Thursday (Nov. 8).  Dr. Warner will discuss “The End of the World as We Know It: Mayan Conceptions of Time and Space.” at 2 p.m. in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons […]

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Southwestern Michigan College hosts fall band concert Nov. 2

Posted October 31, 2012 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – Southwestern Michigan College hosts its Fall Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the theatre in the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. The concert titled “Enchanted Spaces” will feature the SMC Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Flute Choir, and Brass Band. The Symphonic Band will perform “Enchanted Spaces” by Samuel […]

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Southwestern Michigan College receives $10,000 scholarship donation from Cass County Sheriff’s Dept.

Posted October 16, 2012 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees recognized Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr. during its regular meeting held Monday (October 15) on the college’s Dowagiac campus. Sheriff Underwood was present at the meeting and announced that the Sheriff’s department will be donating another $10,000 towards the Community Policing Scholarship at the college. […]

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Southwestern Michigan College hosting lecture June 19 on Michigan’s online conduct laws

Posted June 11, 2012 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – Southwestern Michigan College is hosting “Cyberspace Minefields” – a free lecture on cybercrimes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 in the theatre of the Student Activity Center on the Dowagiac campus. Patrick Corbett, a former member of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office and an expert on Cybercrimes, will discuss how Michigan laws both […]

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Sousa-style concert June 1 to benefit music scholarship at Southwestern Michigan College

Posted May 25, 2012 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – The Southwestern Michigan College Brass Band will be presenting a 20th Anniversary Concert benefitting the Carolyn McKnight-Tarwacki Scholarship Fund. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. June 1 in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. Tickets are $12. The performance, which will be a Sousa-style concert, […]

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Southwestern Michigan College Percussion Ensemble performs May 25

Posted May 20, 2012 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – The Southwestern Michigan College Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday (May 25) in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. Admission is $5 per person and free to students 18 or younger. Selections include “Cymbalectomy” by Chris Crockerell, “Teamwork” by Lynn Glassock, “Letter from Home” by […]

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Southwestern Michigan College nursing licensure pass rate 100 percent

Posted May 15, 2012 by Bruce Snook

DOWAGIAC – The Southwestern Michigan College’s Board of Trustees received state licensure pass rate for the college’s nursing graduates and conducted other business at their May 14th meeting on the college’s Dowagiac campus. Dr. David Fleming, vice president of instruction, presented a report from the state of Michigan that shows SMC attained a 100 percent […]

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