Thursday, January 19, 2017

Taking an Online Course?

Attend one of our free orientations! They are available both in-person and online.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Open Hours

Winter Session

Special Open Hours
January 3 - January 26, 2017

Winter Session - Main Campus 

January 3 - 26, 2017
Monday - Thursday 8 am - 6 pm
Friday 8 am - 2 pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Closed Friday January 27

Winter Session - HEC San Ysidro

January 3 - 26, 2017
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 am - 2 pm

Winter Session - HEC Otay Mesa

January 17 - 26, 2017
Monday: 12 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 3 pm
Thursday: 12 pm - 5 pm

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Spring Semester Begins Soon!

Spring semester classes begin on January 30. Have you registered yet? It's easy!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Apply for Financial Aid Now

Here's a handy guide to 8 easy steps to filling out your FAFSA. 

It's never too early to fill out your FAFSA! The earlier you turn it in, the better. Some types of financial aid my run out if you wait until the last minute to apply.

Have any questions?  The Financial Aid Office at Southwestern College is ready to assist you!

Monday, January 09, 2017

Learn More About Disability History

The first book to cover the entirety of disability history in the United States, from pre-1492 to the present is available at the SWC Library.

by Kim E. Nielsen
Beacon Press, 2012
Call Number: HV 1553 .N54 2012
Available for 4-week check out with SWC photo ID Card

Disability is not just the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. 

Covering the entirety of US history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disability History of the United States is the first book to place the experiences of people with disabilities at the center of the American narrative. In many ways, it’s a familiar telling. In other ways, however, it is a radical re-positioning of US history. By doing so, the book casts new light on familiar stories, such as slavery and immigration, while breaking ground about the ties between nativism and oralism in the late nineteenth century and the role of ableism in the development of democracy. 

 A Disability History of the United States pulls from primary-source documents and social histories to retell American history through the eyes, words, and impressions of the people who lived it. As historian and disability scholar Nielsen argues, to understand disability history isn’t to narrowly focus on a series of individual triumphs but rather to examine mass movements and pivotal daily events through the lens of varied experiences. 

Throughout the book, Nielsen deftly illustrates how concepts of disability have deeply shaped the American experience-from deciding who was allowed to immigrate to establishing labor laws and justifying slavery and gender discrimination. Included are absorbing-at times horrific-narratives of blinded slaves being thrown overboard and women being involuntarily sterilized, as well as triumphant accounts of disabled miners organizing strikes and disability rights activists picketing Washington. 

 Engrossing and profound, A Disability History of the United States fundamentally reinterprets how we view our nation’s past: from a stifling master narrative to a shared history that encompasses us all.

Book summary from Beacon Press.

Friday, January 06, 2017

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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Check It Out

January 2017 is Financial Wellness Month!

Did you know in the library’s collections there's a great title honoring this theme to check out?

Author: Zac Bissonnette
Publisher: Portfolio/Penguin, 2010.
Main Library Stacks Collection  
Call Number: LB2342 B52 2010

This autobiographical book provides insight into funding one’s college education with little or no debt.  The author highlights various financial strategies to help one decide which college to go (e.g. public vs. private), how to save money before and during college, and one option to make money while going to school.  

He highly recommends that attending community college is a strong option to help students to secure a great education and to avoid accruing large financial debts.  

Come to the library to see more Financial Wellness-related titles on display this month.

Review by Arnold Josafat, SWC Librarian