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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SLCC Summer Spirit Band playing float preview, Days of ’47 Parade

Fans of Salt Lake Community College Summer Spirit Band will have two chances to hear the band play this week: once during the annual Days of ’47 Parade on July 24, and at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy at 6 p.m. the night before the parade.

The 40-member band will play at the Expo Center during a special float preview exhibition. The following day they are entry #23 in the parade held every Pioneer Day in Utah.

Not your typical military-precision marching band, Summer Spirit is fun-focused, playing fan favorites that span several decades and genres. Band Director Craig Ferrin continued the annual tradition of taking his group into neighborhoods around SLCC’s South City Campus for impromptu concerts as a means of preparation for the big parade and engaging with the community.

The band is playing in nine parades and shows this summer, including the Days of ’47 parade, which draws more than one million to their televisions and the streets of Salt Lake City. The parade starts at 9 a.m. on South Temple and State Street, then heads south on 200 East before ending at Liberty Park off of 900 South and 600 East.

Monday, July 21, 2014

SLCC, KRCL host free live music, charity shoe drive

Salt Lake Community College and KRCL hosted the first annual Bearfoot Fest July 17 at the College’s South City Campus. In addition to free live music, volunteers had games and activities for the whole family, and a mobile restaurant sold wood-fired pizzas and drinks.

Salt Lake Pops Quartet

Featured bands included Great Interstate, Parachutes, Band on the Moon and Salt Lake Pops Quartet. SLCC organizers also held a charity shoe drive in conjunction with the event and offered tours of the College's new state-of-the-art Center for Arts and Media.

Eliza Filippi  (l-r), Cierra Cleveland and Tyra Carr

Illustrator Eleora Nelson draws a band member

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SLCC, KRCL host free live music, charity shoe drive

Salt Lake Community College and KRCL are hosting The Bearfoot Fest July 17, 4-8 p.m. at the College’s South City Campus, 1575 S. State Street, in Salt Lake City.

Featured groups performing live music are Great Interstate, Parachutes, Band on the Moon and Salt Lake Pops Quartet. Organizers are also holding a charity shoe drive. Admission is free and food will be available.

SLCC will also be offering tours of its new state-of-the-art Center for Arts and Media.

The festival will take place on the northeast corner of the campus in the East Fountain Courtyard. Parking for the event can be accessed from State Street off of Kensington Avenue and 200 East.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer Course Evaluations 2014

Students, get online and complete your course evaluations!

Starts at 8 am on July 21 - Ends at 8 am on August 12 

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 retrain good instructors

Instructions on accessing your course evaluations:

Log Into MyPage:
- Student tab
- Online Course Evaluation
-  Course Evaluations Click Here

Announce in your classes and encourage student participation. 

Questions? Contact Melba Taylor 801-957-4110 or

Course Evaluations are completely anonymous! Your name or personal identifying information is NOT REQUIRED to anyone (including instructors). It is simply logged in the system to indicate that you completed your evaluations

Noche Flamenca

Presented by: Tablado Dance Company y Pasion Flamenca

Friday, July 18, 2014
Taylorsville-Redwood Campus
Student Event Center

Free to Everyone

Sponsored by:
Academic and Career Advising
Peer Mentoring Program, "Una Mano Amiga"

Co-Sponsored by: SLCC Staff Association

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Two Bruins move on to professional baseball

With the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft now complete and players reporting for camp, two former Bruins have found a home with an MLB club.

Both picked up by the Chicago White Sox, pitcher Tanner Banks was selected in the 18th round of the MLB Draft while infielder Eddy Alvarez signed a free-agent contract with the club.

Tanner Banks

Banks was drafted out of the University of Utah where he pitched the past two seasons for the Utes following the 2011 and 2012 seasons for the Bruins. This past season for the Utes he made 18 appearances including eight starts leading to 52 innings pitched. He was third on the club in strikeouts with 39 and did not commit an error in the field.

While at SLCC, he recorded an unblemished record of 16-0 in 38 appearances and 16 starts. In 112.2 career innings pitched, Banks racked up 106 strikeouts opposed to 50 walks and only gave up 15 extra base hits in 417 batters faced.

Eddy Alvarez

Alvarez played the 2011 season for the Bruins before solely focusing on speed skating where he was a member of the United States speed skating team in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. During his lone season, Alvarez made 63 starts at shortstop while hitting .311. Leading the team with 16 doubles that season; he also drove in 46 runs while scoring 45 runs.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

SLCC names Nicole Omer director over public funds stewardship

Salt Lake Community College has named Nicole Omer director of the Office of Sponsored Projects, which provides oversight of the procurement and stewardship of the College’s publicly funded projects.

“Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in grant management to the College,” said Tim Sheehan, vice president of Government and Community Relations at SLCC. “She has a great understanding and appreciation of the importance of community colleges in higher education, and she is deeply committed to helping the College secure additional funding that will provide for programs, personnel and resources needed to help our students succeed. We are very fortunate to have Nicole lead our Office of Sponsored Projects.”

Part of Omer’s job as director will be to ensure the College complies with governmental, funding agency and institutional regulations while also serving as SLCC’s signatory official for grants and related contracts.

Omer has worked at SLCC since 2012. She also has extensive experience at research and business manager positions at the University of Utah and the University of Colorado. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Management from Southern Utah University and a master of business degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah.

“There are a lot of new federal funding opportunities right now for community colleges,” Omer said. “I’m excited to work with SLCC thought leaders to pursue those opportunities, while creating a robust infrastructure to support our efforts. I’d like to see SLCC as a national leader among community colleges with regards to grant practice, and our grant portfolio. This is an opportunity to strategically support the SLCC mission, and most importantly the students, in an unprecedented way.”