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SWIC Dine & Dash event aims to be fun for whole family

Help support Southwestern Illinois College scholarships and programming, check out cool classic cars, dash across campus, grab a bite to eat from a food truck and rock out with live music at the Dine and Dash for Education event Friday, Oct. 18 from 4-9 p.m. at the SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave. The fun …

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SWIC President appointed to Governor’s manufacturing strategic planning committee

Gov. JB Pritzker recently appointed Southwestern Illinois College President Nick J. Mance to the state’s Policy Academy on Strengthening Your State’s Manufacturing, a committee dedicated to developing and implementing a strategic plan to strengthen manufacturing in Illinois. In addition, Gov. Pritzker appointed SWIC Foundation Board Chair Norma Bellcoff, vice president of Business Development/Trust at TheBANK …

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Senior Companion Program looking for seniors or caregivers

Are you a senior who is feeling lonely, or are you a caregiver to a senior and in need of a little break? Senior Companions can help! The Senior Companion Program pairs healthy, active people 55 and older with other seniors who otherwise would not be able to live independently. Southwestern Illinois College Programs and …

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SWIC to Host Poverty Simulation Oct. 25

Will you start out the month with only the enclosed $10 bill to meet your family’s basic needs? … Or, will you be one of the unlucky ones? You’ll find out when you join us for a unique opportunity to experience the virtual realities of poverty. The Adult Education and Family Literacy Department of Southwestern Illinois College …

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Trunk or Treat at SWIC Belleville Campus Oct. 25

Bring the kids to enjoy trick-or-treating in a safe environment at the Southwestern Illinois College Trunk or Treat Friday, Oct. 25 at 6-9 p.m. at the SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave., in Parking Lot M5. This event is free and open to the public. Families and kids of all ages are welcome. This is …

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SWIC Receives $1.4 Million Workforce Equity Grant for 2020

A $1.4 million Workforce Equity Initiative Grant from the Illinois Community College Board will enable Southwestern Illinois College to develop employment training programs to assist minorities in underserved communities. “The grant will help create, support and expand short-term workforce training opportunities in high-need communities focused on specific sectors with identified workforce gaps,” said SWIC President …

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SWIC to Host Workshop for Parents of Future College Students

If you are preparing to send your son or daughter to college in the near future, the Southwestern Illinois College workshop, Parent 101, can help you understand the ins and outs of the college process. This free workshop will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Belleville Campus, Liberal Arts Complex, 2500 …

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Manufacturing Day: SWIC & Local Manufacturers Showcase Future of Industry

Check out high-tech automated manufacturing machinery, hear from regional manufacturers and discover how American manufacturing is flourishing – all at the Southwestern Illinois College Manufacturing Day celebration. SWIC will open its doors for a Manufacturing Day Open House — Friday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — to showcase new technology, educational programs, career …

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Higher Learning Commission permits SWIC to Follow Open Pathway to Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission has confirmed that Southwestern Illinois College may pursue accreditation in the future under the Open Pathway model. This 10-year-cycle, like all HLC pathways, is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The college is accredited by the HLC through 2024 and has been continuously accredited since 1961. For the last 20 …

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SWIC releases summer 2019 grad list

     The following is a list of Southwestern Illinois College students who graduated at the conclusion of the Summer 2019 Semester. The students’ names are listed alphabetically according to hometown. The list also denotes students who graduated with honors (a 3.5 grade point average or higher) and with a perfect 4.0 GPA: SWIC Summer 2019 …

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