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SMC students accepted into American Sociological Association honors program

DOWAGIAC — Two Southwestern Michigan College students, Rebecca Franklin and Abbey Churney, have been accepted for this summer’s American Sociological Association Honors Program. Franklin, a ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

SMC student named Miss Agriculture 2020 — Rhode Island

Agriculture for Andrea “Andie” Lee began as soon as she could walk. Read more

1 week ago by Hannah Holliday.

Gov. Whitmer closes schools for the remainder of the year

LANSING — Michigan students will not be returning to school this year. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Thursday that orders schools to close ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

SMC extends online classes through the end of spring semester

DOWAGIAC — Students at one southwest Michigan community college will not be seeing the inside of a classroom for the rest of the semester due ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Michigan apple industry donates apples for school children

SUBMITTED LANSING — Michigan’s apple industry will donate nearly 346,000 fresh apples and 726,000 sliced apple packages to feed school children who are currently out ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Emergency child care options to be provided for essential workers

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer handed down her executive order for “Stay at home, stay safe” on Monday, regional organizations were mobilized to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

MDE to request federal waiver for child nutrition programs

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education announced Wednesday it will request a federal waiver of statutory and regulatory requirements in the state child nutrition ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

SMC hosts master class with orchestra’s principal flutist

DOWAGIAC — A flute master class is a music lesson with an audience. Kathryne Salo, of Lansing, Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra principal flutist, was in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Schools closed until April 5 due to coronavirus concerns

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to include newly released information. SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Around 11 p.m. Thursday, local school administrators received news that ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

SMC art gallery hosts film, TBD art exhibit

DOWAGIAC — As students, faculty and staff gathered in the Southwestern Michigan College Art Gallery, the THX sound effect echoed in the background of whispers. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Hannah Holliday.

SMC’s fitness center offers many amenities to students, public

DOWAGIAC — In the world of fitness, trends come and go, just like the hundreds of devices that seem to appear year after year that ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

SMC Visual, Performing Arts chairman to present at Grand Rapids symposium

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College Visual and Performing Arts Chairman Marc Dombrosky will be a presenter for the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ Friday symposium, “David ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Eddies take home hardware at Cass County spelling competition

DOWAGIAC — Only one word stood between Edwardsburg sixth-grader Nolan Tighe and the title of individual champion at the 2020 Cass County Spelling Bee. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Hannah Holliday.

Tracy Hertsel to join SMC trustees

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College will welcome a new member to its board of trustees. After current residents of the SMC district were encouraged to ... Read more

1 month ago by Hannah Holliday.

Krueger built strong foundation starting at SMC

CHICAGO — Lauren Krueger has really come up in the world — 60 floors up. Ten years after Dowagiac’s 2012 co-salutatorian’s Southwestern Michigan College dual ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

SMC celebrates Black History Month

DOWAGIAC — Black History Month concluded with a crescendo at Southwestern Michigan College, including an appearance by Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman. Between SMC President ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

New SMC president looks to future of community college

One year ago, a soon-to-be dad was a bundle of nerves as his wife prepared to give birth to their first son 1,000 miles from ... Read more

1 month ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

SMC increases tuition rates for 2020-2021 school year

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees adopted an increase in the tuition and fee schedule for the 2020-2021 fiscal year at its regular ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Michigan State Police to host recruiting seminar in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — A statewide law enforcement agency is seeking local recruits. The Michigan State Police will host a recruiting seminar from 10 a.m. until noon ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMC bands to perform at Beckwith Theatre

DOWAGIAC — Jazz music and the halls of theater will combine this evening. The Beckwith Theatre, 100 New York Ave., Dowagiac, will offer jazz, rock ... Read more

2 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Creative cuisine enlivens SMC’s Roadrunner Kitchen

DOWAGIAC — For “Chopped: Roadrunner Kitchen Edition,” art faculty members Shannon Eakins and Marc Dombrosky, on Tuesday, designed a tasting menu utilizing ingredients available to ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMC criminal justice honor society inducts five students

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College, which in April 2019 became the first Michigan community college with an American Criminal Justice Association Lambda Alpha Epsilon chapter, ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Faculty art exhibits on display at Southwestern Michigan College

DOWAGIAC — Faculty members Lea Bult and Jan Kimball will share the spotlight in Southwestern Michigan College’s art gallery through Thursday, Feb. 27. Gallery hours ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMC hosts Agriculture Career Day

DOWAGIAC — It is a paradox of the times. The smaller the number of farmers the U.S. has, the more agriculture-related careers crop up. Ninety-five ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Grabemeyer-Layman resigning from SMC Board of Trustees

DOWAGIAC — Thomas F. Jerdon, chairman of the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees, announced last Thursday that Trustee Dr. Heidi Grabemeyer-Layman submitted a letter ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

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