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SWIC Tech Ed students win medals at the National SkillsUSA Competition

Southwestern Illinois College Technical Education students brought home gold medals in Automated Manufacturing from the National SkillsUSA Competition in Louisville, Kentucky – the ninth year in a row that SWIC has earned medals at the event.    “Once again, our talented Precision Machining Technology students are national champions,” said SWIC Industrial Technology Coordinator Mark Bosworth. …

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COLLEGE TRANSIT CHALLENGE AUGUST 28

Public transit is a safe, cost-effective transportation option for people of all ages, and in the St. Louis region, it’s proving to be particularly viable for students. High school, college and university students accounted for nearly 2 million MetroLink and 1.6 million MetroBus passenger trips during the last school year. To underscore the advantages of …

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SWIC ranked No. 5 top value for nursing programs in Illinois

Southwestern Illinois College’s Nursing Education program is ranked No. 5 for Best Value in the state, according to online magazine Nursing Explorer. The magazine rated 1,721 nursing programs in 45 states based on information from the Department of Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. SWIC placed …

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Explore ceramics and pop culture pieces at The Schmidt Art Center

Starting in August, three solo exhibitions at the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center will offer art lovers varying views of American culture through ceramics, a large-scale installation, and drawings and prints. Artists Nanette Boileau, Todd May and Daniel Stumeier’s exhibits will be displayed from Aug. 22 through Oct. 10 at The Schmidt. An opening …

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SWIC Golf Classic to raise money for student scholarships

Take a swing to benefit Southwestern Illinois College student scholarships at the 27th Annual Golf Classic Friday, Sept. 27 at The Orchards Golf Club, 1499 Golf Course Drive, Belleville.     Registration and practice for the 18-hole, four-person scramble begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. The cost to play is $95 per …

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Police Academy Graduates

The Southwestern Illinois College Police Academy recently celebrated the graduation of Session 138. The SWIC Police Academy is an intensive academic and physical training program designed to prepare recruits to enter a career in law enforcement. It is one of only seven police academies in Illinois. Graduates include, from left, front row: Officer Leonard L. …

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