The Summer Readiness Program at Southwestern College is more than just summer school. It's a full college immersion program that prepares local high school students for a successful transition to Southwestern College. Over the summer, students take two college courses at Southwestern College. They get a chance to meet their counselors, meet their new classmates (and possibly new best friends) and they participate in social and cultural activities all while getting to know ins and outs of their new home campus.
Under the Influence, hosted by Health Services and Campus Police, teaches students the dangers of drunk driving by putting them through a simulated drunk driving obstacle course and mock DUI checkpoints.
Art Professor Mark Van Stone has designed Maya glyphs for each of the new buildings at Southwestern College, including the new Wellness and Aquatic Complex. Professor Stone is a Maya expert who specializes Maya Hieroglyphs and calligraphy. For more on Mark Van Stone, visit http://markvanstone.com/.
If you missed the Associated Student Organization's fall semester club fair, you can still get involved on campus. Find a full list of clubs here: http://bit.ly/2vQirjz.
Through STEM classes and clubs like the Society of Women Engineers, the Math and Science Club, Southwestern College students are learning how to use 3d printers and create objects. Engineering major Giselle Romo has made Stormtroopers, a lightsaber, a Yoda pumpkin and a gray shark named "Mr. Jaws."
More than 2,000 students will graduate this year from Southwestern College and head off to continue their educational or workforce goals and dreams. We stopped a few of them one afternoon on Jaguar Walk and asked them, "Who would you like to thank?" for helping them along the way.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1RTB8rsgDs?ecver=1] Students from the Southwestern College dance department have been preparing for their annual spring dance concert, "On Stage," which runs May 11-13. The performance will feature student-choreographed dances with styles such as folklorico, contemporary, ballet, tap, salsa and bachata. Tickets can be purchased...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AChAzL7WFQ4&w=1060&h=615] The Associated Student Organization, Health Services and the Personal Wellness Center hosted the two-day Mental Health Fair that featured a one-man Broadway show, noodle sword fights, sing-alongs and more.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iae2zFZeohc&w=1060&h=615] Students turned blank canvases into expressions of culture, social justice and activism when the Associated Student Organization of Southwestern College hosted "Revolutionary Art."
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMNznRguvc8] When he’s not lecturing on spirituality, philosophy and world religions, Philosophy and Humanities Professor Peter Bolland moonlights as an acclaimed singer/songwriter and musician. His music has been described as “Americana,” perhaps because he’s twice won best Americana Album at the San Diego Music...
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