Press Releases

SMC hosts 500 Cass sophomores for Career Awareness Day

“Hershey’s and Reese’s sell more than a billion dollars of chocolate a year,” James Benak of the business faculty said. “In 2013, $21 billion was spent in the United States. The average person eats chocolate 107 times; 9.5 pounds per person.”

Two free holiday concerts, art sale at SMC Dec. 10

An added feature at this year’s holiday concerts is the Holiday Pop-Up Shop in the Art Gallery across the hall from the theatre.

SMC graduates fourth CERT class

“I feel like I can help people more as a police officer than sitting at a desk the majority of the day. Probation, you help people who are already in trouble. In police work, you can help people avoid trouble,” McMeeken said.

SMC Concert Choir singing Handel’s Messiah Dec. 4

Though a Christmas-season staple, the Baroque oratorio George Frideric Handel composed over 24 days in 1741 was originally offered at Easter.

Eddy Currents charging up for state championship

This year’s theme is “Animal Allies.” The team had to research a problem involving the interaction between animals and humans, explore current solutions and come up with an innovative solution of their own. They developed a solution that uses bats to help control the mosquito population.

SMC class adopts food pantry

“These students never cease to amaze me with their work ethic and genuine care for their community,” instructor George Field said. “They bring me close to tears on an almost daily basis.”

Science seeps into art gallery

A torch was used to heat rebar so framework could be bent while incorporating the science of metallurgy, heat/combustion and gases.

Second STEMCon features art, women

Nobel laureates in the sciences are 17 times more likely than the average scientist to be painters, 12 times more likely to be poets and four times more likely to be musicians.

SMC organizing ag career day

“This is the largest of eight partnership programs we have in the state.”

SMC student from Hawaii

There are 4,267 miles between Dowagiac and her parents’ home on Maui, where she worked for Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood.