Press Releases

SMC instructor investigated Boston Marathon bombing

“I went back to headquarters as unit chief in charge of one of three counterterrorism units. We had a suicide bomber go into the U.S. embassy in Turkey and the Boston Marathon bombing” on April 15, 2013. Brown’s unit encompassed 56 people worldwide.

‘Bridging Arts’ features teachers through Dec. 10

Professor Emeritus David Baker talked about “why I hold these remarkable artists in such high regard. They’re borderline heroes because they find space in their busy lives to make art.”

30 ag advisors hear about greenhouse

The greenhouse will be available to environmental science, biology and MSU agriculture students, as well as residence hall residents interested in growing vegetables.

Trustees review art, science events

A hands-on STEM Club exhibition included a hair-raising Van de Graaff electrostatic generator.

Cass County sophomores exposed to careers at SMC

More than 500 high school sophomores from Dowagiac, Cassopolis, Edwardsburg and Marcellus attended Lewis Cass Intermediate School District’s Career Awareness Day Nov. 6 on Southwestern Michigan College’s Dowagiac campus.

West Michigan Opera Project at SMC Nov. 20

They will be working with SMC students in a master class setting from 2 to 3:30 on Friday, Nov. 20. That night at 7:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus, they present Giacomo Puccini’s one-act opera, “Suor Angelica” (Sister Angelica). The production is free to the public.

SMC students attend international conference

“It was amazing to see our students engaged in a discussion with the world’s best researchers,” instructor Barbara Karwacinski said. “The students made such a great impression that we are already invited to attend next year.”

Artists’ workshop returns to SMC Thursday

The workshop, offered every other year, takes place Nov. 12 in the Dale A. Lyons Building on SMC’s Dowagiac campus.

Podcaster visits SMC

Just as Netflix altered the way people watch television by replacing a weekly show at a set time with binge-viewing one episode after another like book chapters, podcasts change listening habits.

SMC hosts inaugural STEM conference Nov. 13

Southwestern Michigan College expects 70 people — 26 teachers bringing 44 middle and high school students — for an inaugural “STEMCon” Friday, Nov. 13, in the new William P.D. O’Leary Science Building.