Press Releases

Dr. Lisa Park explains why ‘you have to fail to succeed’ at SMC

“If you mess up, don’t say, ‘It’s just a mistake, it happens, I’m not going to do anything differently,’” said Park, based in Kansas City, Mo., as primary examiner in the battery and fuel cell category for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. “Always be thoughtful and deliberate, creative and focus on the next right thing.”

SMC hosts LCISD Elementary Science Olympiad

“Events like Science Olympiad are integral to growing the minds of the children in Cass County,” LCISD Superintendent Brent Holcomb said.

SMC Niles Campus hosts scout merit badge fair March 9

“We have over 165 youth registered and well over 200 if we include adults. There are a total of 41 merit badges offered that day."

Sports Management organizes basketball tournament

Project lead Nicole Maroney, from New Buffalo, volunteered with the Marshall County, Ind., Special Olympics during high school, when she played ice hockey, volleyball and softball for Culver Academies.

SMC hosts 80 high schoolers for Ag Day career exploration

Students sniffed lemon grass, a tropical perennial, and sampled peppery arugula while touring the SMC greenhouse for Ag Day with Stacey Rocklin, MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology program coordinator. Obscured in the raised bed by large broccoli plants are romaine lettuce, carrots, onions and kale.

SMC raising tuition 1.9% for FY 2020

Trustees also heard a presentation by Vice President of Student Services Dr. Joseph Odenwald about positive strides made in student retention, which increased 2.3 percent from fall to spring compared to the previous year. Fall retention for first-time students at any college increased 7.8 percent — a five-year high.

Brianna Perrin accepted for Disney internship

Band and choir are a stress-relieving hobby for Perrin, who plays bass and contrabass clarinets and taught herself to play ukulele because “my hands are too small for guitar.”

‘Sweeney Todd’ opens Feb. 28

“This will be our first show since we upgraded the theatre with LED and motorized lights,” Marcus Roll said. “Our maintenance department built our steel chair, our 3-D design class is building 65 percent of our props and another art class is coming in to draw the set. It’s a wonderful way to work across departments.”