Saturday, February 13, 2016
Polite speaking for Black History Month
Andrews University Chaplain Michael A. Polite returns to Southwestern Michigan College Feb. 18 to speak on “Crayola Crayons and the Birth of American Racism” for Black History Month.
Honors program aggregates excellence
“We both observed honors-worthy things going on across campus,” Gary Franchy said, such as Chemistry Professor Dr. Douglas Schauer’s Environmental Research Group, which presented in Denver; Dr. Jeff Dennis’s Land of Lincoln trip to Illinois; and Donald Ricker’s criminal justice students sweeping SkillsUSA’s State Leadership and Skills Conference enroute to eighth in the nation in Louisville, then joining “Seeking Justice,” the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan cold case pilot project addressing thousands of unsolved murder cases.
Courthouse fate discussed at SMC
Six potential uses for Cass County’s empty 1899 courthouse are a museum or history center, a wedding or banquet facility, county offices, private businesses and shops, an education or community center or a facility to support poor community members, Board of Commissioners Chair Bernie Williamson said at Southwestern Michigan College.
Pop culture provides a cathartic release
“It’s interesting that a show about the collapse of civilization can bring us together in the real world,” Dr. Maria DeRose said.
Immigration author speaking here Feb. 10
An immigration author speaks on “Seeking Asylum Alone: Unaccompanied Children, Gang Violence and Gender” Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Southwestern Michigan College.
SMC joins Michigan cold case pilot project
Southwestern Michigan College students are stepping up to seek justice in a disturbing number of unsolved Michigan murders.
SMC pins 20 nursing graduates
Twenty men and women earned their associate degree in nursing (ADN) pins Dec. 18 in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus of Southwestern Michigan College.
May the Force be with Phi Theta Kappa inductees
Accepted into SMC’s Sigma Psi chapter are Sarah Aubin, Arrow Burkholder, Shelby Christensen, Stephanie Cole, Sarah Craft, Kaitlyn Eldridge, Alan Griffin, Megan Hildebrandt, Brandi Jarrell, Elizabeth Kelly, Baylee Makay, Ashley Matz, Iris Middaugh, Aidan Traynor, Cynthia Vasquez and Emily Whitehead.
193-vehicle I-94 pileup reviewed at SMC
A 193-vehicle I-94 pileup Jan. 9 made national news, sounding like July 4 thanks to a semi-truck hauling 44,000 pounds of fireworks.
Housing manager serious about nerd culture
The first documented appearance of the word was a whimsical creature in Dr. Seuss’s 1950 book, If I Ran the Zoo.
SMC building a house
Southwestern Michigan College’s new two-year initiative unites programs in a real-world way to build a “green” 504-square-foot residence. The collaborative effort across multiple departments encompasses construction trades, welding, arts and sciences, business and information technology.
RV Hall of Famer speaks at SMC
“Three months and 44 years ago I walked on this campus for the first time at 19."
SMC dean to lead Michigan nursing education
As president-elect of MCNEA, the Michigan Council of Nursing Education Administrators, Southwestern Michigan College’s Rebecca Jellison will soon lead deans and directors of associate-degree and practical-nursing schools across the state.
SMC student crowned Apple Festival queen
Southwestern Michigan College’s own Ellie Hurd will spend the next year juggling her reign as Miss Apple Festival with studying nursing.
Dr. Heidi Grabemeyer-Layman joins SMC Board
Dr. Grabemeyer-Layman earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in health fitness in preventive and rehabilitative programs.
Obren welcomed to SMC board
Obren remarked, "I am humbled and honored to be joining the SMC Board of Trustees. As a former SMC student and lifelong Cass County resident, I am very aware of SMC’s outstanding academic reputation and also how important SMC is to this region. SMC is one of Edwardsburg’s and Niles’ best community partners. I am very excited to be a trustee of such a great institution.“
Guse scholarships make college a reality for dozens of students
Michael Piedt of Eau Claire produces apples, summer squash, cucumbers and watermelons. Six generations of Piedts have farmed the family homestead. Their Centennial Farm was purchased directly from the government in 1835, when Michigan was still a territory.
Miss Indiana USA 2014 redefining beauty and success
"I was never meant to be Miss USA. God had bigger plans for me."
SMC unveils sports management degree
As hirers, they seek punctual, passionate self-starters with strong communication skills.
College takes a team
Building her support system opened Adney’s eyes to opportunities and new friendships, making college so much fun she ditched her previous practice of going straight home after class.
Chamber installing Mathews’ bench
Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Fred L. Mathews is shown with Kim MacGregor, Chamber president.