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SMC to produce radio show featuring Dewey Lake monster

By MAXWELL HARDEN DOWAGIAC — The legend of the Dewey Lake monster will soon be taking “center mic” at Southwestern Michigan College this fall. ... Read more

11 hours ago by Max Harden.

MDARD reminding schools, businesses to only use EPA-approved disinfectants

LANSING — Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting have become part of the fabric of Michigander’s daily lives as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Michigan Works! announces support for front line workers

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren is on a mission to help southwest Michigan frontline pandemic workers make informed decisions about their ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

SMC welcomes new dean of business, advanced technology

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s new dean of Business and Advanced Technology Dr. Karen Reilly always sensed she would come “full circle” — and the ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Michigan Works! closes central office, opens three new locations

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan Works! will be expanding to three locations in Cass County. The central office in Dowagiac will close as the expansion takes ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Area colleges support tuition-free college for frontline workers

DOWAGIAC — More than 625,000 of Michigan’s essential and frontline workers will have the opportunity to attend community college tuition-free. In a press release Thursday, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

HIT an evening option for SMC’s adult learners

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s Health Information Technology program is featured as an evening program this fall for adult learners such as Gina Hamilton-Wood of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

SMC heading back to campus

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College will move to Phase 3 of its Campus Reopening Plan this weekend in preparation for the fall semester. Offices on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

SMC ETS/MSU sponsor virtual entrepreneur camp

DOWAGIAC — A Southwestern Michigan College Educational Talent Search/Michigan State University Extension collaboration provided nine budding Dowagiac, Cassopolis, Niles and Edwardsburg entrepreneurs with a 15-hour ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Area colleges prepare for fall semester amid COVID-19 concerns

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — College campus faculty and staff have worked over the summer to find solutions for students to begin or continue their education safely. ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

SMC adjusts academic calendar

DOWAGIAC — On Monday night, Southwestern Michigan College’s Board of Trustees adjusted the spring 2021 academic calendar by two weeks. The masked, socially-distanced board, meeting ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Virtual camp immerses SMC ETS in community service

DOWAGIAC — Shay Krick might be expected to identify hunger as the gravest problem as Feeding America West Michigan program coordinator. However, she believes hunger ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Still time to register for Retro Steve’s Run

DOWAGIAC — Registration for Southwestern Michigan College’s virtual Steve’s Run is closed, but interested participants can still register for this retro run and walk on ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Virtual Steve’s Run personal for SMC accountant

DOWAGIAC — Staff Accountant Breanna Rees came to Southwestern Michigan College on a vocal scholarship in the fall of 2013 and never left. She started ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMC to continue in person instruction during fall semester

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College announced Wednesday that in-person courses will run during the Fall 2020 semester, on-campus residence halls will be open and the ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

SMC awards 376 degrees to Class of 2020

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College awarded 376 degrees to the Class of 2020 at its virtual commencement June 13. SMC conferred 142 associate in arts ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

Gov. Whitmer announces next steps for school reopening in the fall

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan schools may resume in-person learning in phase 4 of the MI Safe Start plan, with strict ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

SMC hosts virtual graduation

DOWAGIAC — “Resilience is in the DNA of Southwestern Michigan College,” President Dr. Joe Odenwald proclaimed June 13 during Southwestern Michigan College’s first virtual commencement ... Read more

3 months ago by Sarah Culton.

SMC Board of Trustees adopts 2020-21 budget

DOWAGIAC — Following a public hearing, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees, meeting remotely the morning of June 15, unanimously adopted 2020-21 fiscal-year budgets. ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

SMC names student speaker for virtual graduation ceremony

DOWAGIAC — Anaya Roschyk, Southwestern Michigan College’s student speaker for the first virtual ceremony in its 53-year commencement history, was doubly impacted by COVID-19. The ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

SMC graduating 21 nurses

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College this spring sends 21 graduates into America’s largest health care profession, with more than 3.8 million registered nurses nationwide. The spring ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

SMC to open by appointment

DOWAGIAC — As Southwestern Michigan College gradually reopens physical spaces after the COVID-19 pandemic closed them on March 23, campuses will be open for visitors ... Read more

4 months ago by Submitted.

SMC IT student awarded scholarship

DOWAGIAC — Miranda Gonzalez of Constantine, a Southwestern Michigan College information technology student, has been awarded a $2,000 2020-21 scholarship by the Michigan Council of ... Read more

4 months ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: SMC graduates pick up diplomas, gowns via drive-thru

Friday, Southwestern Michigan College students prepared for graduation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday morning, outside the SMC’s Dowagiac campus, packets containing diplomas/certificates, ... Read more

4 months ago by Submitted.

LMC, SMC plan virtual graduations

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Local community college graduates must forego a traditional commencement ceremony this year to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19 but they ... Read more

4 months ago by Submitted.

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