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Monday, January 26, 2015

Career Advancement Program (CAP) “Meet the Professionals” Series What is your Dream Career?


LaShawn Williams-Schultz, CSW

Education and Social Work

"Love What You Do and Do What You Love: Connecting Yourself, Your Values and Your Career"

Thursday, January 29, 2015

2:00 p.m.

Taylorsville Redwood Campus – Student Center – Parlor A

If you could talk to and learn skills and abilities from someone who is actually working in your Dream Career, would you do it?

The mission of the CAP (Career Advancement Program) lecture series is to establish supportive relationships between professionals and SLCC students. This is to broaden the students’ vision into their future to help them attain their fullest academic, emotional and social potential by creating a firm educational foundation.

CAP presenters in the past have been CEOs, Presidents, Business Owners, NBA Coach, Broadcaster, Educator, Accountants, Financial Planners, Graphic Artist, Policeman/Sniper, Lawyer, Marketing, County Mayor, City Mayors, Bankers, Photographers and many other professions. 

Each professional who presents at CAP will have a story of overcoming obstacles, as there are many, and how you can progress by conquering them. All of them are ready and willing to teach you what they have learned so that you can accelerate your career goals in living the life you Dream of and deserve. 

There will be a series of 8 presentations during the Spring 2015 semester:
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Presentations are at 2:00 p.m., Student Center – Parlor A

Speaker: LaShawn Williams-Schultz, CSW 
Career: Education and Social Work
Theme: "Love What You Do and Do What You Love: Connecting Yourself, Your Values and Your career"
Date:     Thursday, January 29, 2015

Speaker: Juancarlos Judd
Career: V.P. of Zions Bank
Theme: “Making Your Education & Life Count
Date:     Thursday, February 19, 2015

Speaker: Mike Vanderplas
Career: Head Nurse at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
Theme: “Forward Progress by Not Skipping a Beat”
Date:     Thursday, March 12, 2015

Speaker: Wesley Ruff (Tentative)
Career: Broadcasting, ABC 4 News Anchor
Theme: TBA
Date:     Thursday, April 9, 2015

South City Campus –Presentations are on Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.   

Speaker: Ralph Becker
Career: Politics.  Mayor of Salt Lake City
Theme: TBA
Date:     February 18, 2015
Room:   Multipurpose Room 

Speaker: Valerie Capers
Career: Musician/Teacher/Mentor
Theme: “Getting the Right Note”
Date:     February 25, 2015
Room:   TBA 

Speaker: Mike Vanderplas
Career: Head Nurse at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
Theme: “Progress Doesn’t Skip a Beat”
Date:     March 12, 2015
Room:   TBA 

Speaker: Paul Cardall (Tentative)
Career:  Musical Artist
Theme: TBA
Date:      April 1, 2015
Room:   Multipurpose Room

Thursday, January 22, 2015

SLCC Professor Lynn Kilpatrick “In the House” book reading

SLCC English professor Lynn Kilpatrick will be giving a reading from her book, “In the House” at the Hivemind Book Club on January 22. Hivemind is located at 255 S Central Campus Drive Rm 3-171 on the University of Utah campus. 

The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided in addition to the scintillating conversation. A discussion will follow Kilpatrick’s reading.

Kilpatrick’s session of the book club is also sponsored by the SLCC English Department.
The book club meeting will be held Thursday January 29 at 7 pm in Room 3-171. There will be treats!

“In the House” and Kilpatrick’s other works are available for purchase at SLCC bookstore locations and at The King’s English book shop.

Hivemind is a city-wide book club sponsored by the University of Utah Creative Writing Program that meets once a month to discuss a book by visiting writers from the University of Utah Creative Writing Program's Guest Writers Series.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr Commemorative Event, 2015

Join us Wednesday, January 21, 2015:

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Event

Salt Lake Community College
Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Student Center - Oak Room
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Featuring: Rev France A. Davis
Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Salt Lake City

Humanitarian Awardees:

Dr. Geoffrey R. Brugger
Professor Karen Killinger
James Lawson
Salt Lake Neighborworks

Salt Lake Community College's 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. event will be the best yet. The event will be even better with your participation and the participation of your students.
Pastor Davis has served on the Utah Board of Regents since 2008. A former member of the SLCC Board of Trustees, Davis has served as pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City since 1974. He holds degrees from the University of California Berkeley, Westminster College, University of Utah, and Northwest Nazarine University.
Pastor Davis is the author of several books, including Light in the Midst of Zion and France Davis, An American Story Told. He has received numerous honors for his service, including USU Community Service Award, as well as honorary degrees from Salt Lake Community College, the University of Utah, and Dixie State College.
We encourage you and your students to attend all events.

SLCC Picks New VP for “Effectiveness and Planning”

Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin recently chose Barbara Grover as Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning.

“Barbara has been instrumental in helping us successfully address accreditation, strategic planning and institutional outcome reporting,” said Dr. Huftalin. “Her position will become increasingly important as we strive collectively to “move the needle” on access, completion, transfer, workforce training and community partnerships.”

Barbara Grover

Grover has previously served at SLCC as assistant provost for institutional effectiveness and is the accreditation liaison officer for the College. Her experience at SLCC includes Senate Curriculum Committee chair and academic division chair. As vice president, she will oversee Institutional Inquiry and Analysis, Institutional Research, Center for Innovation and Professional Development, Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (FTLC), and Educational Initiatives.

“Now is an exciting time at Salt Lake Community College,” said Grover. “We have a wonderful opportunity, embarking on a strategic planning cycle led by our new president, to reaffirm our mission, assess mission fulfillment and to increase the positive impact SLCC has on the lives of its students and the community.”

Originally from New Jersey, Grover earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Princeton University and a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Oregon. She taught math and computer science at Central Oregon Community College before engaging a track toward tenured mathematics faculty member at SLCC. After completing her undergraduate degree she also spent time working on “population biology field studies” in South America. In her spare time she enjoys reading mysteries, practicing yoga and hiking in the desert.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Nick Burns: Associate Dean of Communication and Performing Arts

It is my great pleasure to announce that Nick Burns has accepted the position Associate Dean of Communication and Performing Arts in the School of Arts, Communication & Media.

Nick holds a master of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from Oregon State University focusing on English, creative writing, and journalism. His career has long been defined by blending academia and media.
His teachings include: courses in journalism for print and online; classes in media production, including narrative and documentary video and radio; instruction for software skills including Photoshop and DreamWeaver; courses in film theory and criticism; and literature and composition.
Since 2003 he has hosted the weekly news call-in interview show “RadioActive” on KRCL-FM/  Nick’s interview of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Studs Terkel was nominated for “Radio Moment of the Year.” RadioActive earned the City Weekly Best of 2011 “Best Advocacy Journalism” award and it earned second place for “Best Talk Radio Show.” He also hosts the show “Community Roundtable” for SLCCTV. 
Nick has been with SLCC for more than a decade and we welcome his continuing contribution to SLCC and the community it serves. Please welcome Nick to his new role.

Richard Scott
Interim Dean
School of Arts, Communication & Media

SLCC Announces Choice for Newly Created Cabinet Position

Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin recently chose Dr. Roderic Land to act as Special Assistant to the President.

“In this new position Dr. Land will focus on inclusivity initiatives, leadership succession training and development, K-16 partnerships, and other strategic initiatives as they evolve at the College,” said Dr. Huftalin. “Dr. Land brings with him a wealth of experience leading community groups and he will be a wonderful addition to the college.”

Dr. Roderic Land

Dr. Land did all of his postgraduate work at the University of Illinois, where he earned his PhD in Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership. He has committed his “life and work” to higher education. Dr. Land most recently worked in the Salt Lake County Mayor’s office as a special projects coordinator. He also teaches in the Education, Culture, and Society program at the University of Utah and serves as an Associate Minister at Calvary Baptist Church.

“I am looking forward to building and enhancing great relationships and working for the College with a spirit of collaboration,” said Dr. Land. “My goals include fulfilling the college’s mission toward providing quality higher education and lifelong learning to people of diverse cultures, abilities and ages, and to serve the needs of the community broadly defined.”

Dr. Land also serves as the state representative on the national board of the ACLU and he is chair elect for the Coalition of Minorities Advisory Council for the Utah State Office of Education. As a professor his teachings have included sociology of education, educational policy, hip-hop and social justice education, leadership development and ethnic studies. He insists “that race and racism, coupled with other historical, oppressive realities are yet concluded battles in the 21st century and are largely important to the new millennium scholar.” His “ultimate goal” is nothing short of a global impact that will “resituate the perception of inclusivity and equity in education and society at large.”

SLCC receives Carnegie 2015 “Community Engagement” classification

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently awarded Salt Lake Community College its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.

Two- and four-year colleges and universities with a focus on community engagement were invited to apply for the classification, which the Carnegie Foundation began offering it in 2006. Applicants were asked to describe the nature and extent of their engagement with the community and to provide descriptions and examples of institutionalized practices of engagement that “showed alignment among mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices.”

“The designation is an affirmation of our historic and deeply-held commitment to serving our community, helping us teach and advance knowledge while advancing the well being of others outside of the college,” said Jennifer Seltzer-Stitt, SLCC director of Community Relations. “Receiving this designation brings national recognition to our campus and places SLCC among an elite group of institutions, with only four community colleges receiving the classification for 2015.”

SLCC engages the community it serves in a variety of ways, including through its Thayne Center for Service & Learning, Community Writing Center, Miller Business Resource Center, on-campus programs to engage young people in science, technology, engineering, and math, Grand Theatre cultural events and youth programs, on- and off-campus programming for local K-12 students, and through many arts and cultural events. An example is SLCC’s popular Know Greater Heroes leadership program that twice a week connects athletes as positive role models with surrounding schools, reaching approximately 25,000 elementary students, 1,700 educators and more than 54,000 parents each year.

“The importance of this elective classification is borne out by the response of so many campuses that have demonstrated their deep engagement with local, regional, national and global communities,” said John Saltmarsh, director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education. “These are campuses that are improving teaching and learning, producing research that makes a difference in communities and revitalizing their civic and academic missions.”

The classification lasts ten years, after which time institutions can reapply. A full list of institutions that received the 2015 classification can be found on the Carnegie Foundation’s website.