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.”
Carew Tours Italy, Sings at Vatican
Every couple of years, Southwestern Michigan College Director of Choral Activities David Carew tours a foreign country. There was Ireland in 2016, Vienna, Prague and Budapest in 2018 and this spring, after a pandemic delay, Italy, including a performance at the Vatican.
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’s Niles Campus Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Southwestern Michigan College’s Niles Campus June 16 celebrated the 30th anniversary of its July 1992 opening with a legislative tribute delivered by state Sen. Kim LaSata and greetings from Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ryan Boeskool.
Marketplace Theatre Co. Opens on Broadway in Cassopolis
Southwestern Michigan College alumna Alicia Savage’s lifelong dream is using her passion for the performing arts to help people. The grand opening and art gala of her Marketplace Theatre Co. on Broadway in Cassopolis took place June 11 before more than 300 people.
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.