Marketplace Theatre Co. Opens on Broadway in Cassopolis
Southwestern Michigan College alumna Alicia Savage’s lifelong dream is using her passion for the performing arts to help people. The grand opening and art gala of her Marketplace Theatre Co. on Broadway in Cassopolis took place June 11 before more than 300 people.
Coach Hood Excited About SMC's Athletic Return
“It’s phenomenal Southwestern Michigan College is bringing sports back,” Brandywine’s Josh Hood says. “We had a girl sign there from our last year’s team (Alysa Adamczyk, studying sports management). (Jeanine Wasielewski) seems like a great coach. There’s a lot of talent in southwest Michigan and northern Indiana, so this is a great opportunity for student-athletes."
SMC Lauded for ‘Best Practices’ on Call with First Lady, Education Secretary
Not only was Southwestern Michigan College President Dr. Joe Odenwald on Wednesday afternoon’s call with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announcing the final $198 million in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants, SMC was cited as one of three “best practices” examples nationally.
First SMC ETS College Tour Travels Length of State
Southwestern Michigan College Educational Talent Search’s first College Tour Camp began July 11 at SMC. By Friday, July 15, 19 juniors and seniors from Cassopolis, Dowagiac, Edwardsburg, Marcellus and Niles Brandywine will have explored six other institutions all the way into the Upper Peninsula.
SMC Esports Arena Builds IT and Teamwork Skills
Esports, competitive team video gaming, is a billion-dollar industry with live streaming viewership rivaling that of the Super Bowl. What does that have to do with college life and the academic experience? More than you might think.
Short Story Written at SMC Inspiring Author's New Book
Amanda Barber grew up reading voraciously, free library books her refuge. “There was no greater pleasure than getting lost in the plot of a thick book,” said the 2012 SMC graduate. When she was 11, Berber found a pink journal with a mouse on the cover tucked in her Christmas stocking.
Region's Economy Poised for Growth
Flying cars “The Jetsons” promised have not yet materialized, though that may be forgotten with the advent of drones large enough to carry passengers. Southwestern Michigan College hosted a “Future of the Economy” panel discussion Sept. 29 for which co-host Market Van Buren Executive Director Zachary Morris set the stage by reminding the audience of the past 10 years’ transformative changes.
AEP Foundation Boosts Grant to Fund SMC's Grady Scholars’ Second Year
Southwestern Michigan College announced today that the AEP Foundation, at the recommendation of Indiana Michigan Power, has increased its grant to $20,000 to fund the second year of scholarships for the Grady Scholars leadership-development program.
SMC Veteran Taking His Next Shot in Ivy League
When Thomas Bentley graduates from Southwestern Michigan College in the spring, his next stop will be New York City. Columbia University has accepted him for Fall 2023. The 33-year-old Army veteran came into his own in the classroom at SMC despite the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Concert Caps Choral Camp
Southwestern Michigan College Summer Institute’s sixth residential choral camp culminated July 30 with a concert in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus conducted by guest clinician Katherine Rohwer.