Press Releases

Dr. Grabemeyer-Layman resigning from SMC Board of Trustees

Jerdon invites current residents of the SMC district who are interested in applying for the Board vacancy to send a letter to that effect addressed to his attention at Southwestern Michigan College, 58900 Cherry Grove Road, Dowagiac, MI, 49047.

SMC faculty art exhibit pairs playful with meditative

“This is a new approach to showing faculty work,” Dombrosky said. “Most schools canvass the entire faculty and bring in a mishmash of one work from each person, which hollows out the experience and doesn’t allow us to draw deeper connections.”

SMC hosts Agriculture Careers Day

The number of farmers has gone down drastically. About 1.7 percent are directly involved in farming, compared to 90 percent in the 1800s. At the same time, one of every 12 U.S. jobs relates to farming. That’s 22 million positions. There are more than 50,000 jobs available every year.

#SMCVotes promotes civic involvement

The series continues Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Student Activity Center theatre on the Dowagiac campus with “The Art of Politics.” Branden Pompey will talk about campaign posters, buttons and shirts.

SMC invites six area bands to first Clinic Day

Performances take place from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on SMC’s Dowagiac campus.

SMC alumna ‘likes being able to help’

Though Hosbein graduated from Watervliet High School, growing up she attended Sister Lakes Elementary School and the new Dowagiac Middle School. She lived on Big Crooked Lake, learned to ride a unicycle and was an outdoors-loving “kid with endless energy.”

SMC sees positive enrollment trends

The Board of Trustees acknowledged Dec. 23’s death at 95 of early trustee Dorothy Brown.

SMC creating agricultural business associate degree

“Fifty to 55 percent of jobs in agriculture are in business. We don’t need everybody to be a farmer, but there are all these other things for which they need the common language of agriculture to talk to growers to help them solve problems.”

Ducking dinosaurs at SMC IT Day

Niles’ Ethan Shirk, 27, president of the Circuit Birds IT Club, “waited 10 years after I graduated high school to come to college. I’ve been building computers since I was 14, but originally wasn’t going into IT. I was looking at psychology.”

Community welcomes President Odenwald

“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”