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High schoolers cook up success in culinary competition

Local high school students showcased their chopping, grating, sautéing, baking and other culinary arts skills in the Platinum Chef Competition held at Red Bud High School recently.

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Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Friday, April 10, 2015

Annual SWIC plant sale April 24-26

Bring out the green – it’s spring! And the Southwestern Illinois College Horticulture program is selling the flowers and plants grown over the winter by students. The best way to get your green thumbs (and fingers) on these plants is by paying a visit to the annual Plant Sale April 24-26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at

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Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

April 24 Taste of Blue Storm and Cosmic Bingo

April is here and that means it’s time for the annual Athletics Friday Night FUNdraiser Taste Read More >

Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Monday, April 06, 2015

Lemp plays a vital community role

For SWIC alum Michael Lemp of Pontoon Beach, economic reality, a lack of support for education in his working-class family and falling in with a bad crowd led him to drop out of school at 16 in the 1990s. 

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Posted by: Julie Ninnis

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Enjoy art by the young and the young at heart

Art for the Ages exhibits run March 26 to April 9.

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Posted by: Julie Ninnis

Friday, March 13, 2015

SWIC professor honored with regional teaching award

It has been a stellar year for Southwestern Illinois College Professor Bob Weck. Weck received the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award during a ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in St. Louis.

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Posted by: Julie Ninnis

Friday, March 06, 2015

SWIC named 'Top College and University' by Military Advanced Education

The MAE Guide provides information that prospective students need to evaluate institutions on their best practices in military and veteran education.

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Posted by: Julie Ninnis

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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