Press Releases

SMC students extend learning to St. Louis, Land of Lincoln

The SMC group spent two nights in St. Louis at the downtown Hilton, within walking distance of the Gateway Arch.

Youth Council honors ‘Flame Keepers’ at SMC

The team of 2019 recipients includes Dr. James Henry, speaker at the first luncheon; Connie Black-Pond; Dr. Mark Sloane, who started as a pediatrician in Dowagiac; and Dr. Margaret Richardson of Dowagiac. Dr. Henry, Black-Pond and Dr. Sloane were three of the five founding members of the Children’s Trauma Assessment Center, or CTAC, which is part of the Western Michigan University Unified Clinics.

SMC graduates to hear Dr. Hamel May 4

Organizational culture improvements are a hallmark of Dr. Hamel’s leadership. Through his “Bring Your Heart to Work” initiative, featured in Harvard Business Review, he shared his vision for connecting caregivers’ tasks to the heartfelt needs of those they serve.

SMC chemistry students present research in Orlando

Anaya Roschyk, who evaluated maple leaves for removing toxic heavy metals from water, has also been accepted for the Yale Young Global Scholars program, which runs July 28-Aug. 10.

Business honor society inducts SMC students

Honorary membership was bestowed on Bill Rothwell, who retires this spring after teaching graphic design at SMC since 1999.

SMC immerses Niles students in STEM

Stations consisted of a plant, a pig scapula (shoulder blade), a vial of DNA, a flame, yeast, chloroplasts (conduct plant-cell photosynthesis) hydra, a resurrection plant which springs back to life when hydrated, Daphnia (an aquatic crustacean known as water fleas because of their swimming style), seeds, cork and a paper bag.

Continuous improvement drives SMC planning process

“I felt a real positive energy in the room that’s rubbing off and made me excited about what’s ahead.”

Cass County explores DEC alliance at SMC

Children of parents with substance abuse disorders have a higher likelihood of developing substance use problems themselves. Children whose parents abuse alcohol or drugs are three times more likely to be verbally, physically or sexually abused and four times more likely than other children to be neglected.

SMC gallery features glass art

The gallery in room 108 of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus will be closed during spring break April 1-5, then the annual student exhibition opens April 15.

SMC panel debates social media's influence on decency

‘Free speech’ doesn’t mean you can say anything. There are consequences. If I’m a private employer, I can fire you, even for behavior in your private life. Your right to free speech is only to not get arrested by the government.”