Southwestern Michigan College recently hosted Hannah Fischer, Artistic Director of Fischer Dance, for a series of related events — an exhibition in the Art Gallery, a workshop with students and lecture to the campus community. HOLDING SPACE For the month of January, our Art Gallery transforms into an immersive video installation screening their nine-part dance film series, HOLDING SPACE. Multiple projections (of all nine films) screen in on-going loops across the galleries, creating the sensation of the dances moving and transforming; inviting viewers to explore the physical space and develop new relationships between the works.
Southwestern Michigan College Director of Bands Dr. Jonathan Korzun will be retiring July 1. The New Jersey native started at SMC in August 1991. “It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve as Director of Bands at SMC these 28 years,” Korzun said. “To quote my colleague Bill Rothwell, SMC is a great place to work if you like to teach.”
An eight-year effort to propel Southwestern Michigan College’s flagship program into a new era culminated Jan. 9. SMC celebrated completion of a $9.6-million expansion that more than doubles its Nursing and Health Education Building to 29,086 square feet. “The goal of this project was to create a facility matching the quality of the program we were already delivering,” President Dr. David Mathews said. “Although this is a beautiful building, what happens here happens because of the people delivering education. The next 50 years of nursing and health education at SMC is going to be even more exciting than the last 50.”
Southwestern Michigan College named 48 students to President’s List for the 2018 fall semester. Students honored on President’s List must earn a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale while carrying a full study load of at least 12 credits. The 179 students making Dean’s List earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale while carrying a full study load.
Southwestern Michigan College recognized 23 new nursing graduates during its Dec. 20 pinning ceremony in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. These students received associate degrees in nursing (ADN) and joined the ranks of 3,051 SMC nursing graduates since 1968.