True to Chemistry's core element of "change," Southwestern Michigan College changed its art gallery into a chemistry laboratory through March 29 in room 108 of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. Visual and Performing Arts Chairman Marc Dombrosky designed “Chem Lab” with chemistry faculty Dr. Douglas Schauer and Eleanor Bliese, continuing a collaboration created with STE(A)MCon, a 2016 event involving 100 students and teachers from a dozen schools.
Southwestern Michigan College’s Select Voices and Jazz Ensemble played their second annual benefit concert for Dowagiac’s Beckwith Theatre March 16.
Southwestern Michigan College President Dr. David Mathews read two Dr. Seuss books and presented Roadrunner T-shirts March 15 to preschoolers at Tri-County Head Start Cassopolis Center at Squires Elementary.
Renowned rock climber, author and climbing coach Arno Ilgner talks to Southwestern Michigan College students at 7 p.m. March 22 in the Student Activity Center theatre about “Climbing as a Metaphor for Life.” The motivational mountaineer also leads a clinic on March 23 in the rock-climbing room of the Charles O. Zollar Building. “Climbing is a great metaphor for teaching life lessons,” Ilgner said from Tennessee. “In climbing, choices are made that can have deadly consequences. Understanding your motivation can help you make choices for your subject major and career that move you in a meaningful direction in your life.”
Forty St. Joseph County, Mich., Career Technical Education and Eau Claire students attending Southwestern Michigan College’s Agriculture Day March 12 felt first-hand the inroads women, who operate 30 percent of farms, are making. Eight of the nine presenters were women. For the first time in Michigan State University history women represent the majority — 53 percent — of agriscience students.