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Friday, August 28, 2015

SLCC alum celebrates Salt Lake area sites in exhibit at South City

Be sure to check out Salt Lake Community College alum T.K. Stephens' "Greater Salt Lake" exhibit at the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Art Gallery at the College's South City Campus until September 8, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (closed Saturdays and Sundays).







Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Inquiry Method by Lisa Bickmore


                                                August 2015

In the evening there was no one here,
no groundskeeper nor teacher nor analyst,
just one woman with her dog, and us,
walking around. The failing light just caught

the Sky Grass’s blades, so that it
in turn could reflect its blue; we saw the dry
outline on the sycamore leaf. Buildings
shut up, the sun gilding their glass. Canal

water on the northern edge gliding
west, away from the river. When does
any story start? Tomorrow, the hour
appointed for beginning arrives,

the ritual with which we comply,
upon which we are fixed: the noise we make
of beginning, obscuring the chance-composed
music of a thousand quieter

commencements: they will arrive on that day,
each from her own neighborhood, family,
circumstance. She will have arranged for her
shift to begin when her two classes end.

He will have taken his little boy
to daycare. She wants to go to law school.
He wants to farm as his father did,
but in a better way. Another

holds hope like a small amulet he dares
not show anyone. For some, it’s a murmur,
song made of a laptop opening,
the retrieval of a pen, the unzipping

of a backpack. The fermata, just before
a teacher walks in, uncaps a marker,
writes something on a whiteboard and turns
to speak her name. When does it begin,

the scraping together of money, the desire
powering each arrival, the hazard
of effort and aim and will for a
barely trusted future? You walk here too,

just before the sky gets dark, in the quiet
fields crossed by walkways, lined with trees, heat
still rising from where it has soaked into
the very earth. If you listen closely,

you can hear it already, the beautiful
and difficult hum of work underway,
in a thousand distinct modes: we may call
this, this place, a beginning, but it is not

the first, nor will it be the last, incident
in the record: and if you listen
you can hear their accounts,
a minim of each single song: the clocks

in the classroom are not yet ticking,
or at least we can’t yet hear their driving
measures: for now, we only sense the soon
to arrive, their still potent dreams as yet

unspoken—or unspoken to us.
When do their stories begin, we ask, and
I will tell you: all stories have always
already begun, but they also always

begin now.



 - Lisa Bickmore
SLCC Poet Laureate 
Associate Professor of English



(NOTE: The poem makes reference to the name of the sculpture sited outside the east wall of the Science and Industry Building. The name of that sculpture is ‘Sky Grass.’)



Lisa Bickmore attended Brigham Young University where she received a B.A. (1979) and an M.A. (1984) in English, and did graduate work at the University of Utah. An associate professor in the English Department, she teaches composition, creative writing, and writing studies courses.

Lisa’s book of poems Haste was published by Signature Press, and her scholarly and creative work has been published in such journals as Teaching English in the Two-Year College, The Bedford Sourcebook on Multimodal Composition, Tar River Poetry, Caketrain, Hunger Mountain Review, Terrain and Quarterly West. Her poem 'Eidolon' was awarded the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize in 2015. She was awarded the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Artist Award for the Literary Arts in 2008. Her book flicker is the winner of the 2014 Antivenom Prize (forthcoming from Elixir Press, January 2016).

Her current interests include digital forms of composition, the constantly shifting landscape of digital and print publication, and the power of narrative in argument, as well as a deep and abiding commitment to seeing movies in theaters as often as is humanly possible.



Saturday, August 15, 2015

SLCC West Valley Center Grand Opening


Salt Lake Community College joined the community and leaders Aug. 15 to open our newest location, West Valley Center, 3460 S. 5600 West in West Valley City.

A ribbon cutting was held with special guests, Utah Rep. Sophia DiCaro, Utah Sen. Luz Escamilla, and West Valley City Councilman Corey Rushton. Guests were given tours of the facilities, refreshments and gifts.

Whether it’s the basics, such as English or math, or more off-the-beaten path, such as astronomy or yoga, West Valley Center offers a variety of subjects to fit many goals and aspirations. The Center will also have student services for veterans, people with disabilities, and those in need of financial assistance. 

Close to Granger, Kearns, Hunter and Cyprus high schools, SLCC is collaborating with community, government and business leaders to ensure the West Valley Center meets the needs of the area and its residents. 

Just like SLCC’s many other locations in the Salt Lake Valley, the new West Valley Center gives students an affordable, convenient option for fully transferrable general education courses as well as classes for the lifelong learner. Registration is now open, and classes start Aug. 26.

Check out these photos of the center's Grand Opening:
















Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Welcome Week 2015: Check Out Student Events





Welcome Week introduces new and continuing students to SLCC’s vibrant campus life. 

It's held during the first three weeks of Fall Semester and offers opportunities to explore Salt Lake Community College’s comprehensive resources, to meet other students, and to attend events and programs designed especially for new and returning college students. 

We encourage all students to attend free Welcome Week events. You'll have a great time and get to know your new campus.
We're still finalizing this year's schedule, but here is what we know you won't want to miss: 

Student Life and Leadership: 


Tim Montana and the Shrednecks / Free Games, Raffles, Treats & Prizes
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26
Jordan Campus on the Quad

Tim Montana and the Shrednecks / Mini Carnival with Games & Prizes
11 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Aug. 27
South City Campus in the East Entrance 

Tim Montana and the Shrednecks / Popcorn, Drinks & SLCCSA Swag Giveaway
11 a.m.-noon, Friday, Aug. 28
Taylorsville Redwood Campus Amphitheater


#100DaysSLCC Kick Off: Who the Bleep is that Sheep?

SLCC’s Academic and Career Advising office is “coming of age” with a brand new career exploration social media campaign!  #100DaysSLCC will kick off the “100 Days of Career Exploration” where students can explore major options in a fun and interactive way.  The yearly mascot, following the Chinese Zodiac, begins with Peep the Sheep. Follow along on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Blogspot to see what Peep is up to and learn about the various programs and resources that are offered at the college.  Peep and the campaign will debut during Welcome Week for Fall 2015 and continue through the Fall and Spring semesters. Even though it’s the year of the sheep, don’t be afraid to break away from the flock. Join our 100 Days of Career Exploration and choose a major and career path!  http://www.slcc.edu/academicadvising/index.aspx

•          Instagram                    saltlakecc
•          Twitter                        @slccadvising
•          Facebook                     Salt Lake Community College
•          Blogspot                      100daysslcc.blogspot.com


CAREER & STUDENT EMPLOYMENT SERVICES HOSTS:

Career ‘Expresso’ Yourself
AUGUST 27 & SEPTEMBER 8
Enjoy a cup of coffee/chocolate and donuts on us!

Need a part-time job? Explore majors and salaries?
Enjoy a cup of coffee/chocolate and donuts while exploring different job opportunities and meeting with our Employment & Career Advisors.
Walk-in sessions available at all our office locations! Meet with an Employment & Career Advisor and obtain job referrals or check out the Career Coach Program!

August 27 – Happening at the South City, Taylorsville Redwood and Jordan Campus - Available at South City Campus inside the Academic Advising Center room 1-061L and room 1-061M-A; Redwood Campus in the basement of the Student Center building in room 002; and Jordan Campus in the HTC building room 164-B

September 8 – Happening at the South City & Taylorsville Redwood Campus - Available at South City Campus inside the Academic Advising Center room 1-061L and room 1-061M-A; Redwood Campus in the basement of the Student Center building in room 002               

LATINOS IN ACTION PRESENTS:
5K RUN FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
              
Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Location: Salt Lake Community College,
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Registration: 8:00 AM
Race: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pre-Registration & Donations:
$10 before the event
$15 on the day of the event
All proceeds will fund future scholarships to underrepresented students.


Cooperative Education/Internship Course –
“Work Based Learning for Academic Credit” Information Session
AUGUST 26, 28 & 31

Come learn all about the SLCC Cooperative Education Program and how to get involved. Learn how you can earn college credit while working!

Career & Student Employment Services will host three sessions at our offices throughout the day on August 26, 28 and 31. (Exact times TBA)

August 26 -  Available at South City Campus inside the Academic Advising Center room 1-061L and room 1-061M-A; Redwood Campus in the basement of the STC building in room 002; and Jordan Campus in building HTC room 164-B

August 28 - Available at South City Campus inside the Academic Advising Center room 1-061L and room 1-061M-A; Redwood Campus in the basement of the STC building in room 002; and Jordan Campus in building HTC room 164-B

August 31 - Available at South City Campus inside the Academic Advising Center room 1-061L and room 1-061M-A; Redwood Campus in the basement of the STC building in room 002


THAYNE CENTER FOR SERVICE & LEARNING HOSTS:

The Community Engagement Fair
AUGUST 31 – 9:00am – 1:00pm, South City Campus, Multipurpose Room
SEPTEMBER 1 – 9:00am – 1:00pm, Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Center, Student Event Center

The Community Engagement fair is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to meet the Thayne Center’s community partners. Attendees will have the chance to learn about service-learning, volunteer opportunities, and all the great work being done in the community. Students can learn about Thayne Center student programming. Staff can find a place to spend their Community Engagement Leave hours. Faculty can find partners for service-learning classes. We’ll be sharing donuts and pizza with attendees that visit at least four tables.
AUGUST 31- 9am-1pm South City Campus Multipurpose Room
SEPTEMBER 1 - 9am-1pm Redwood Campus Student Event Center

The Pacific Unity Association Club Presents:
Pacific Unity Association (PUA)
Meet & Greet
Location: Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Center,
Student Life and Leadership Office
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Come meet and hang out with your PUA Club Presidency and other PUA members and find out how to get involved with the PUA Club!
Free Snacks! Join Us!

Thursday, September 3, 2015
CAREER & STUDENT EMPLOYMENT SERVICES HOSTS:

“How to Find a Job on Campus” Workshops
SEPTEMBER 1 & 3

Career & Student Employment Services will host multiple 40 min. sessions at our offices, to show students where to find Work Study/Student Employment/Part Time Staff jobs, how to complete the application, and tips on how your resume should match the job qualifications.

September 1 - Available at South City Campus inside the Academic Advising Center room 1-061L and room 1-061M-A; Redwood Campus in the basement of the STC building in room 002

September 3 - Available at South City Campus inside the Academic Advising Center room 1-061L and room 1-061M-A; Redwood Campus in the basement of the STC building in room 002
Exact times TBA
                         
“Resume/Cover Letter Writing” Workshops
SEPTEMBER 2 & 3

Career and Student Employment Services will host multiple 1 hr. sessions available at our offices, to teach students the basics of a customized resume and cover letters, to prepare them for on-campus jobs and the Fall Job Fair. (exact times TBA)

September 2 -  Available at South City Campus inside the Academic Advising Center room 1-061L and room 1-061M-A; Redwood Campus in the basement of the STC building in room 002
September 3 – Available at South City Campus inside the Academic Advising Center room 1-061L and room 1-061M-A; Redwood Campus in the basement of the STC building in room 002


Tutoring & Learning Center at Markosian Library Hosts:

Open House
SEPTEMBER 8 – 10:30am – 2:30pm – Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Markosian Library

Exciting Open House! Popcorn, food, fun! The Redwood Tutoring and Learning Center is having an Open House to celebrate our new center! We’ve remodeled and have new lounge space for students who want a place to gather. We have new study tables, private cubicles, and group space. You can plugin to charge your devices.

On September 8th, join us for a fun time in our center located in the lower level of the Markosian Library. We’ll be here from 10:30 to 2:30. Everyone’s invited. For more information, contact the center at 801-957-4172 or 801-957-4138. There will be a lot going on so don’t miss out on the excitement!


CLUB RUSH / RESOURCE FAIR
SEPTEMBER 8, 9, & 10 - 11am – 1pm

Learn about SLCC’s diverse clubs and organizations and Resources and Services offered for students, which will be gathered in one place to help you get connected and involved both on and off campus. With over 60+ clubs/organizations there is something for everyone! If your SLCC student organization is interested in participating, sign up on your OrgSync account.
SEPTEMBER 8 – Taylorsville Redwood Campus 11am – 1pm – West side of Student Center Building

SEPTEMBER 9 – South City Campus 11am – 1pm East Entrance/Forum
SEPTEMBER 10 – Jordan Campus 11am – 1pm – Patio of High Tech Center (HTC)


For up-to-date Welcome Week events, check out the First Year ExperienceWorkshop Calendar.

Friday, August 7, 2015

SLCC Libraries Welcome New Hire Ann Richins


Salt Lake Community College Libraries recently hired Ann Richins in a new library position as assistant director of content services. Ann is based in the Markosian Library at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

Ann’s previous library experience includes LDS Hospital as a medical librarian, as well as the Weber County Library System as a periodicals librarian.  She holds a Masters in Library Science degree from University of North Texas.

Now, in her new job at the college, Ann is looking forward to involvement in library initiatives such as Universal Access for the SLCC Libraries’ Digital Collection. “I am looking forward to working at SLCC as it seems like a really good time to be here, focusing on the vision of collaborating with college faculty as well as integrating library services into the life of the college,” she said.

Ann will oversee various Technical Services functions and other areas of the Libraries, including Cataloging, Periodicals, Acquisitions, Collection Development and Archives.  She may be reached at her office in the Markosian Library, at 801-957-4019 or emailed at ann.richins@slcc.edu .