Dowagiac Area History Museum, SMC Collaborate on Black History Month Police Panel
In honor of Black History Month, Southwestern Michigan College’s Diversity Committee and Dowagiac Area History Museum will host a panel discussion at SMC Feb. 24 with homegrown police leaders.
Former SMC Communications Student Owns Ethereal Entomology Art
Allissa Corak’s business, Ethereal Entomology Art, creates “realms” with natural sculpture art and taxidermy capturing where life ends and the “otherworldly” begins. All specimens, such as longhorn beetles, are ethically sourced through conservatories and butterfly houses.
SMC Recruiting Gallery to be Renamed "Wolverine Mutual Insurance Hall of Champions"
After a generous commitment by Wolverine Mutual Insurance Co., Southwestern Michigan College announced today that the main hallway in the Charles O. Zollar Building will be renamed “Wolverine Mutual Insurance Hall of Champions.”
McKenzie Marks 35 Years on SMC Board of Trustees
At the Feb. 9 regular meeting on the Dowagiac campus, Southwestern Michigan College’s Board of Trustees presented four service pins, including Vice Chairman Keith H. McKenzie’s for 35 years.
SMC Welcomes Five Area High School Bands to Clinic Day
Southwestern Michigan College’s “Clinic Day” returned Feb. 11 with five area high school bands critiqued just in time for playing their Southwestern Michigan Band and Orchestra Association festival programs the week of March 7.
SMC Performing Arts Major Still on Stage as a Nashville Sign-Language Interpreter
Kaylee Magro realized her dream of performing on the Grand Ole Opry stage — just not in the way she imagined.
Dr. Fleming Recalls How He Wrote a Novel
Southwestern Michigan College Provost Dr. David Fleming wrote his satirical murder-mystery novel, It’s All Academic, in six weeks. He finished in June 2010, and it hit the market by October.
SMC Art Students Drawn to Graphic Novels
In the first Fred L. Mathews Library “Lightning Talk” presented by 14 Southwestern Michigan College students, Professor Marc Dombrosky’s elective Art 200 Creative Process class reviewed graphic novels from SMC’s collection.
"Among Us" Concert Combines SMC Bands, Choirs
Composer Chris Evan Hass was literally “Among Us” for Southwestern Michigan College’s Feb. 25 winter concert exclusively featuring compositions by living composers.
Black Police Leaders Reflect on Past, Look Ahead to New Challenges
Trailblazing Police Chief George Grady counseled his son, Dennis, “I don’t care what you become in life, just be a man. Treat people fairly, the way they want to be treated.” “Looking Back and Forward: Historic and Modern Issues Facing African Americans in Law Enforcement” was Dowagiac Area History Museum’s first program in two years due to the pandemic.