Press Releases

MSU honors Dr. Topping

“My three weeks of corn detasseling in 1976 have finally paid off!” Topping laughed.

SMC hosts region's writing centers

Southwestern Michigan College was the first community college to host East Central Writing Centers Association (ECWCA) in 17 years.

Vintage bugles featured in spring band concert

Dowagiac Union High School graduate Kenneth Creameans and Watervliet High School graduate Thomas Melcher play authentic World War II-era bugles.

SMC donates Subaru to Niles High School

Robson said SMC owns four other older vehicles. “We are approaching other programs to see if they are interested in a donation as well,” he said.

Woodlands wins United Way award working with SMC

United Way celebrated its record-setting $4,186,203 2016 campaign March 16 at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center as it prepares for its 75th anniversary this year.

SMC jazz ensembles play Beckwith benefit Friday

All proceeds benefit the Beckwith’s fundraising campaign for a new roof and other building renovations.

SMC hosting writing centers from six states

With three speakers, ECWCA features a pre-conference meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at SMC’s Niles Campus, where each will have an opportunity to talk with guests and lead small training sessions.

SMC speaker series, One Story feature Pokagon Band

“After community chores, we could do what we were best at — making snow shoes, canoes, moccasins or maple syrup buckets. We’d make multiple items, then come together and play” with those things as prizes. “Nobody left empty-handed. Our games are about noise, distraction and sleight of hand, so we’d bring in drums and singers.”

Mass communications students master social media

Melissa Swanson was a Watervliet runner who set a school record and finished in the top 10 at state. “Coaches recruited me, including one from Maine. I wanted to go to Spring Arbor, but came here on a field trip and felt at home. Dad was right. SMC’s probably the best choice I’ve made in my life thus far,” Swanson said.