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SWCC Academic News & Campus Events

HONORING ALL WHO SERVED on Tuesday, November 11 at 12:10 in the Quad
SWCC Salutes VeteransJoin us at the flag pole for the raising of the Flag and a 21 gun salute in honor of our veterans. Lunch to follow for our Veteran students in the Veterans Lounge, Buchanan, B123.


Listed below are excellent opportunities to speak with reps from transfer colleges.

Transfer trips/Campus visitsLimited seating is available. Students should register in B -152.

  • October 24th – (Science majors only) Appalachia College of Pharmacy -Depart SWCC at 10:00
  • October 31st – UVA- Wise -Depart SWCC at 8:00
  • November 7th – Radford University

Representatives from the transfer institutions listed below will be on campus November 19th and 20th.

November 19th- Transfer Day (out –of state schools),  Time-10:00-12:30, Location- Lobby of Russell Hall

  • Alice Lloyd College
  • Bluefield State College
  • Concord University
  • ETSU ( Social Work Program)
  • King University
  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • Milligan College

November 20th –Transfer Day ( in-state schools), Time-10:00-12:30, Location-Lobby of Russell Hall

  • Bluefield College
  • Emory & Henry College
  • Radford University
  • Old Dominion University
  • UVA-Wise
  • Virginia Tech
CMT Empowering Education Campaign Encourages area residents to go back to school.

The campaign highlights the important role community colleges play in providing affordable, relevant education and training aligned with the workforce needs in rural America.

We are excited to be partnering with CMT on this initiative,” said Dr. J. Mark Estepp, president of SWCC. “We were one of only 14 colleges selected nationally to participate in this program.
SWCC is the only college selected from the state of Virginia that will be a partner in the CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION initiative. Learn More>>>>

Fall Residencies at SWCC

Rod Altizer Writer-in-Residence Rita Sims Quillen October 20-22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21

10:00 a.m:  Writing workshop with SWCC Reminiscent Writers Group
1:00 p.m.:   Writing workshop for 20 Richlands Middle School students
2:00 p.m.:   Writing workshop for 20 Richlands High School students
7:00 p.m.:   Public Reading, Book Signing and Reception Historic Crab Orchard

Wednesday, October 22:

10:50 a.m.:   Reading and Q & A with SWCC students and faculty/staff   SWCC Buchanan Hall 130

Hudson Trio October 24 – November 2

New Trends through Centuries: The Hudson Piano Trio invites you on an inspiring journey through centuries, revealing compositions that shaped the artistic thought of later generations. The trio will present selected works from the Baroque period to present day, and illustrate their performances with brief, informative introductions. Please indulge in the colorful bouquet of violin, cello and piano sounds.

Friday, October 24:    Concert at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 26:   Sunnyside Retirement Community, Eland Center Theater, 3935 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 28: U VA Wise, Chapel of All Faiths, Wise, VA with Pro Art Concert – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29:  Piano, violin and cello master classes at 4:30 p.m. SWCC King Community Center

Thursday, October 30: Richlands Presbyterian Church, Richlands, VA, 7:30 p.m. Reception following concert

Sunday, November 2: First United Methodist Church, Marion, VA, 3:00 p.m.; OR Lincoln Theatre (time might be Saturday, 7:30 p.m.)

Contact Annette McClanahan, SWCC to confirm concert locations and times.

SWCC Community and the Children’s Chorus will perform on Sunday December 7 in the King CC Gym at 3 pm.


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NEW Site Content! Science & Math Department  Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation

Tour Italy with SWCC in the Spring! Learn more

NEW Spring 2015 are PHY 201 – General College Physics I Course and lab work offered ONLINE! This course is taught by SWCC & UVA – Charlottesville Adjunct Faculty member Matt Joyce.
Biology course offered Spring 2015

Life Science will be offered, BIO 107, and the focus will be on letting students experience biology in the field. This is a 4 credit class. Contact or for more information.

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