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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SLCC Students Recognized for Charity on TV Segment

The Social Work Student Association (SWSA) at Salt Lake Community College received a surprise $500 donation recently from the Pay It Forward program, sponsored by Mountain America Credit Union and KUTV.

While delivering donations from SLCC’s Coats for Cocoa program to the Road Home Shelter in Salt Lake City, Mountain America President Sterling Nielsen awarded the funds to SWSA President Justin Hughes.

The donation is in recognition of the SWSA’s meaningful services and will be used for future services by the SLCC association.

KUTV filmed the interaction as part of the Pay It Forward segment, set to appear on KUTV’s newscast at 10 p.m. March 4.

A Woman's Worth

Celebrating "A Woman's Worth"

Women in History Month 2015

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 25

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Carnahan Lounge (STC outside of Oak Room)

Join us in celebrating and appreciating the intelligence, gifts, strength, beauty, and dignity of women from around the world!

Please take the time to write a note on our Thank You wall in the Crossroads area in the Student Center, between the ID Center and Printing Office to say Thank You to an influential woman in your life.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2015 Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Symposium

March 12, in the Student Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, 4600 South Redwood Road

The symposium showcases student writing and presentations in Science and Engineering fields, including Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Biotechnology, GeoScience, Mathematics, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Health and Lifetime Activities, and more.

Student entries include technical posters, oral presentations and demonstrations, and written submissions.

Awards will be given for the best entries.This forum encourages student excellence in oral- and written-presentation skills in sciences, math, and engineering.

For more information, visit

Monday, March 2, 2015

New SLCC Libraries Director

Jon Glenn was selected as the new SLCC Libraries Director on Jan. 16. Jon is already a familiar face to many around campuses as he has held various library positions at the Redwood (Markosian), South, and Jordan Campus libraries. Jon had been serving as the acting Director since June 2013.

Jon received a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Utah.

Speaking on his new opportunity as Library Director, he said:  “I am very grateful for this opportunity to serve the libraries and the college in this capacity.  I’ve had ideas brewing for years and this has given me the opportunity to try and put them into action.  Many are already under way and I look forward to the library becoming more fully staffed so that we can really show what we are capable of.  I have a great staff that has been very supportive and worked very hard through some difficult times.”

For now, Jon’s focus for the SLCC Libraries will be on these key initiatives:

  • Reorganization: Restructure Library Services Department by filling vacant positions to fully staff libraries.
  • Expanding and improving Information Literacy and Liaison program. Work to get Information Literacy more integrated into the curriculum process and work more directly with faculty on instruction.
  • Open Education Resources: Support the College’s Open Education (OER) initiatives by finding ways the library can help locate, evaluate, host and enhance accessibility to OERs.
  • Accessibility: Work with the Universal Access Committee to make all resources and courses accessible including library resources and website.
  • Customer Service: Get the library focused on customer service so that everything we do leads to better outcomes for students.
  • Expanding limited library services beyond current locations: Work with the Learning Centers, Computer labs and others services to provide access points for library services even where there is not a physical library.
  • Remodel learning spaces: Restructure the spaces in and around the libraries so that they are more inviting and conducive to what students need in today’s learning environment.
Jon may be reached at 801-957-4905, or through the SLCC Libraries Administrative office at 801-957-4195.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SLCC, Intermountain Healthcare Partners on Diversity Scholarships for Nursing

Intermountain Healthcare recently donated $100,000 to Salt Lake Community College in support of a scholarship program that will benefit diversity in nursing.

“We are excited to support the Salt Lake Community College nursing program in this important work that will benefit the nursing students and also the many patients they will serve throughout their careers,” said Mikelle Moore, vice president of Intermountain Community Benefit. “Healthcare and nursing leaders recognize the connection between a diverse nursing workforce and the ability to provide high quality care to meet a variety of patient needs in our communities. Our priority is to improve health in all communities we serve.”

The donation through Intermountain Healthcare represents a partnership between SLCC’s nursing program and Intermountain Healthcare’s Human Resources and Nursing departments. The goal is to help diverse students become nurses in order to assist with the growing need for non-English speaking nurses in the Salt Lake Valley.

“In terms of diversity, we’re always looking at ways to support diversity because we have so many different populations in Utah now,” said JoAnne Wright, SLCC dean of the School of Health Sciences. “We want to make sure that our nursing program reflects that changing population. It’s a very generous gift, and I think it’s a really valuable partnership.”