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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SLCC Markosian Library November Blog Post

Did you know some of the textbooks you need for your classes might be available for checkout at the SLCC Libraries?

The SLCC Libraries offer a variety of textbooks available for a 4 hour checkout. Here are things to keep in mind if you would like to use this wonderful service:

  •       You must have your SLCC OneCard to check out any materials at the SLCC Libraries. Your OneCard is also your library card.
  •        Reserve textbooks check out for up to 4 hours, but must remain inside the library. You will need to stay in the building to use the textbook.
  •        When returning reserve textbooks, please hand them back to a staff member at the circulation desk before the 4 hour time limit, so you do not get a fine.
  •        This service is on a first come first served basis.  In order for the library to offer maximum use of this service, we are unable to hold books.

Here is a picture of our most popular Reserve Books at the Markosian Library:

If you would like to find out more information about Book Reserves and/or if the library has a particular textbook for a class that you are taking, please come visit us at the SLCC Libraries or contact us at:

Taylorsville Redwood Markosian Library: 801-957-4602
South Library: 801-957-3432
Jordan Library: 801-957-6202
Miller Library: 801-957-5412

Beyond American Gothic

"The most parodied painting in American history"

Curated by Bill Laursen

November 18 - December 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Free Film Screening: Up Heartbreak Hill

November 18, 2014
Salt Lake Community College
South City Campus
(1575 S.STATE ST.)

Thomas and Tamara are track stars at their rural New Mexico high schooL Like many teenagers, they are torn  between  the Lure of brighter   coLLege  futures  elsewhere  and  the ties that bind them to home. For these teens, however, home is  an impoverished town  on the  Navajo reservation, and Leaving means separating from family, tradition and the Land that has been theirs  for generations. Erica Scharf's Up Heartbreak Hillis a moving Look at high  school graduation  for a  new generation  of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern.

A co-production of Long Distance Films, Native American  Public  Telecommunications,  ITVS, POV's Diverse  Voices  Project  and  New  Mexico  PBS, with funding  provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. A co-presentation with  Native American Public Telecommunications.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Online Evaluations Fall 2014

Online Course Evaluations Awesome class… Don’t keep your thoughts to yourself. 
Tell us how we’re doing. 

November 24 Starts 8:00 AM – December 16 Ends 8:00 AM 

Get online and complete your course evaluations. 

The information you provide 
 Helps improve the quality of instruction and instructors 
 Provides feedback to fellow students on instructors and classes 
 Provides feedback to help instructors improve their classes 
 May be used to retain good instructors 

Login to: MyPage/Student Tab/Online Course Evaluation/Course Evaluations /Click Here 

FACULTY Announce in your classes and encourage student participation 


Questions: Contact Melba Taylor 801-957-4110 or 

All evaluations are completely anonymous. Your name or personal identifying information is not reported to anyone, including instructors. 

Individuals who require ADA accommodations should contact the Disability Resource Center at 801-957-4659.  

SLCC volleyball team inspires at Boys and Girls Club

The children weren’t even as tall as 6-footer Sequoia Lofton’s waist as they craned their necks to look up at her while she explained how to serve in volleyball.

Lofton and the Salt Lake Community College volleyball team in October visited the Boys & Girls Club in Sugar House for two hours, showing their tiny admirers a sport they love. Amid the echoes of laughter and shrieks inside the gym, everyone came away richer.

“It teaches me to have patience with these little kids,” said Lofton, a sophomore on the team. “And I like making them happy.”

Coach Sue Dulaney

Every year Head Coach Sue Dulaney takes her current crop of players out in the community to do service projects. Sometimes it’s reading to children, others it’s showing people the game of volleyball – at times with a colorful, soft beach ball if the participants are too small to handle a real volleyball.

“It’s fun watching everyone on this team and seeing how much they’re engaged and the smiles on their faces,” Dulaney said. “I think our energy gets funneled into the kids a little bit. It’s a good afternoon for us to give back with what we love to do.”

 At least five of the players on the 2014 team are six feet tall, the rest not far behind. So, there was a lot of kneeling, tying shoes for the little ones and bonding in the short time they had together.

“I want to be a teacher – so, seeing these kids makes it all worth while,” said sophomore Alyssa Koki. “I like that they’re so absorbed by what we do, that we’re such an example to them and that they want to be like us.”

Some of the children listened intently before trying to replicate with a giant beach ball the returns and serves they were witnessing.

“It kind of reminds me of how hard volleyball is to teach,” said Cassandra Fenton, also a sophomore. “But seeing the smiles on their faces makes it all worth it.”

They took cell phone pictures together as one group of children left and another queued up for their turn with the towering volleyball players. Some had a hard time leaving so soon after making new friends with the young women. Freshman Jessica Quayle reduced her 6-foot frame by half to hear a little girl’s answer to a question of where in the world you would go if you could go anywhere. The little girl didn’t know – Quayle answered “Europe,” because she’s always wanted to see a castle.

“I liked teaching them what I know, passing it on,” Quayle said. “Because no one taught me volleyball when I was little, and I would have loved this opportunity.”

Next up: The team is headed to Casper, Wyoming Nov. 20-22 to play in the NJCAA National Tournament for the second year in a row. They face off in the first round against Missouri State University, West Plains. Visit the team’s homepage for information about the team and tournament schedule.

SLCC holds flag ceremonies at four campuses

The images below are from the flag ceremony held at Salt Lake Community College's Taylorsville Redwood Campus in recognition of Veterans Day. To all of our veterans, thank you.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Veterans Week Activities 2014

Veterans Day Week Activities 2014 

Mon, Nov 10—Marine's 239th birthday 

Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Center Hallway
 Cake 
 Information on the history and contributions of the Marines 
 10 am – noon: Recruiters will join us

Tue, Nov 11—Veterans Day
Redwood, Jordan, South and Meadowbrook campuses 
 8:30 am flag ceremonies at four campuses
Conducted by members of VFW, Jr ROTC, Navy Recruiters and veteran students
 The SLCC Jazz band performing the National Anthem at Redwood campus then performing in the Copper Room until noon   
 Directly after the ceremonies, we will move into the lobbies, serve donuts, give out lapel ribbons and a poem  

Wed, Nov 12—Video Screenings
Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Events Center 
 10 am to 1 pm
MAKERS-Women at War
Clips created by VA Women's Health highlighting women veterans from WWII to today Miracle at Kap Yong—A video featuring the Utah National Guard #213 during the Korean conflict   Healing the Warriors Heart—a Native American feature   A video clip made at SLCC   Popcorn and cookies

Thu, Nov 13—Military recruiters
Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Center 
 10 am to 2 pm   
 The Army National Guard is setting up a rock climbing wall in front of the Student Center 
 Other branches of the service may also be represented 

If you need ADA accommodations to attend, please contact Disability Resource Center at 801-957-4659.