Press Releases

Irrigation study proponents meet at SMC

The study’s two objectives are collecting sound hydrogeologic data and constructing groundwater flow models representing five Cass County watersheds.

Managing diabetes is about portion control

“I’m Latin. The risk is huge for me. My mom and all my aunts and uncles had diabetes. All my cousins are finding out they have diabetes. My brother found out two years ago. I don’t want to have it, so I do prevention things, like walking on a treadmill when I watch TV.”

Former SMC singer stars in ‘Peter Pan’

Alyson Snyder, a Lakeshore High School graduate, studied music at SMC in 2011-12. She starred in the spring musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” as Audrey and as Wendla in “Spring Awakening” at Dowagiac’s Beckwith Theatre.

Thinkin’ about Lincoln

“The perpetual attraction Americans have to Abraham Lincoln has much to do with his natural sincerity and earnestness. His passion for the promise of America is a flame that still illuminates our path today. I hope you feel the warmth of its glow.”

SMC students create time capsule for O'Leary rededication

Dear future Roadrunners: As a class project for Pop Culture, we assembled this time capsule. Our hope is you are reading this as part of the 100-year anniversary celebration of Southwestern Michigan College. Much thought and effort went into the selection of materials in hopes this provides a glimpse into what our world looked like 50 years ago.

Spring band concert Friday night

The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. March 27 in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. Admission is free, but good-will donations that benefit the Visual and Performing Arts Department are accepted.

SMC students touring nuclear plant April 10

Terry Groth joined Palisades Power Plant in May 2005 right out of college. He added a master’s degree in engineering management in 2012.

SMC hosts Louie Gong on April 14

Gong, a former college administrator who speaks in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus, will discuss Mockups custom shoes community members created for One Story.

Ashley Fries/Rising Voices merge images, text

The two free exhibits share the Art Gallery, room 108 of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus, through April 2. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Phi Theta Kappa inducts 25 students

Chairman Emeritus Dr. Fred L. Mathews, who guided SMC for 50 years, shared his personal triumph over adversity.