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Signs of Life: Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Parts of Salt Lake Community College are slowly beginning to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, ushering in a "new normal" in a community that normally thrives on unfettered access to the environment and resources that make SLCC one of the top community colleges in the nation. Signs of Life is a series that shines a light on stops along the long road back to normal operations.
Nathan Thomas
Which is pretty cool. You hear that phrase every few minutes or so as Nathan Thomas teaches his Principles of Cardio class. (Insert new fact about the human body), “Which is pretty cool,” he tacks on.And he really does think those things are cool. If there is a twinkle to be had in a teacher’s eye that comes with enthusiasm for one’s subject, Nathan has it. “I absolutely love being back in the classroom,” Nathan beams on a sunny summer day at Salt Lake Community College’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Like his colleagues around the country, the current pandemic derailed in-person labs that…
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College Mail & Printing Services Update

As you are aware a two-alarm fire last Monday, June 22, in the ATC Building on the Taylorsville Redwood campus devastated the physical space of SLCC’s Mail Service and Printing Services departments. We’re extremely grateful that there were no injuries and thankful for the extensive first responder support that kept the fire from spreading to other on-campus buildings on campus or to the nearby neighborhood.

Temporary locations have been set up for both departments to continue to serve the college. We appreciate your patience and support as both work to get fully functional. 

MAIL SERVICES will temporarily be housed at the SLCC Warehouse
2675 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-957-4544
Hours: 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday–Friday

Available services:
US Mail and Campus mail will be delivered to all college mail stop codes once a dayMail Services will continue to pick up outgoing SLCC business mail from previously designated locationsThe deadline for dropping off mail for same day servi…

Professional Development Opportunities for July 1–July 7, 2020

Please note that the following opportunities are available to all faculty and staff.
LinkedIn Learning — Recommended Course of the Week
Financial Basics Everyone Should KnowHow do banks work? Are you saving enough for retirement? Considering the answers to these questions and understanding financial basics is critical to planning a strong financial future. This course breaks down the mystery around the financial industry and provides practical knowledge for everyone, so you can manage accounts in an informed way, whether you are working with a financial advisor or not. Topics covered include savings, investments, insurance, retirement, and more.Contact anjali.pai@slcc.edu with any questions. Log in through SLCC Learn.*** ***
One Small ChangeWednesday, July 112–1 p.m.
One Small Change is a health behavior change program that encourages participants to identify one health behavior that they would like to adopt, modify, or eliminate and live that change for at least 21 days. This program run…

BSU Event Airs Racial Injustices, Offers Advice for Change

Black Student Union President Jaycee Galvin
Fueled by hope – or perhaps, prisoners of hope, to paraphrase Dr. Cornel West – in the belief that impactful, lasting change can be brought to the subject of racial injustice, students, staff and faculty at Salt Lake Community College gathered to hear and share ideas of what can be done to tip the scales.The SLCC Black Student Union (BSU) dubbed their event, “The Time is Now: Let’s Talk About Racial Injustices,” assembling at the college’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus. With media attention more focused on the pandemic and less on the continuing peaceful protests around the country, the gathering was also about timing and momentum.“We thought that putting off this event to a later time is not the right thing to do right now,” said BSU President Jaycee Galvin. “We figure now is the time to raise our voices and be heard.”
Dr. Roderic Land
With face coverings at the ready, everyone properly social distancing and the smell of hand sanitizer in the ai…

Class of 2020 Encouraged During Virtual Commencement Ceremony to Keep their “Souls Aloft”

Dr. Craig E. Ferrin plays the National Anthem.
Salt Lake Community College is proud to announce the debut of its virtual commencement ceremony in honor of its graduating class of 2020. The ceremony is available to view at slcc.edu, and graduates are invited to watch at their convenience and celebrate their achievements with family and friends.Commencement is the most anticipated and memorable event of the year at SLCC, with the college’s 2020 ceremony originally scheduled for May 8 at West Valley City’s Maverik Center. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the event was cancelled, moving school officials to create a virtual tribute for its 2020 grads. This unique commencement still features traditional elements of past graduation ceremonies, including congratulatory messages from college faculty, musical performances and a message to students delivered by Dr. Deneece G. Huftalin, president of SLCC.“You would not be where you are today without resilience, courage and hope,” said…

Signs of Life: Miller Campus

Parts of Salt Lake Community College are slowly beginning to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, ushering in a "new normal" in a community that normally thrives on unfettered access to the environment and resources that make SLCC one of the top community colleges in the nation. Signs of Life is a series that shines a light on stops along the long road back to normal operations.
As Jared Heywood sits in a classroom, dressed in a crisp uniform shirt while listening to an instructor, a masked John Clark is sweating on a mat during a defensive tactics lab down the hall, reacting in a split second to break the hold of a fellow student, also wearing a mask, during a simulation.Jared and John are among a new batch of Law Enforcement Academy cadets being trained at the Public Safety Education & Training Center (PSET) on Salt Lake Community College’s Miller Campus. Coursework is divided into Special Function Officer (SFO) and Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) modules. Combined, the t…

To Kill A Mockingbird (Almost) Ushers in Reopening of Grand Theatre

UPDATE: As of June 30, the Grand Theatre announced the cancellation of To Kill A Mockingbird due to the spike in COVID-19 numbers. For more information, click here.
Mark Fossen (Atticus Finch) and Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin (Calpurnia) rehearse a scene. It’s here, at last - the new stage adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, which premiered on Broadway and features a script by Oscar and Emmy winner Aaron Sorkin.Set in the Depression-Era South, Tom Robinson, a black man, is accused of a crime against a white woman. When Lawyer Atticus Finch takes on the case, he is determined to give Tom a fair trial, despite the rampant racism and prejudice in his small town. A heated dissection of justice and virtue, this modern adaptation questions how far we have come since Lee's classic story was first published in 1960.Patrons are being required to wear masks while visiting the theatre and to not attend if they are feeling any symptoms of COVID-19. There will be separate lines for “hi…