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Friday, July 13, 2018

Grand Theatre Features ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

The Grand Theatre, sponsored by Salt Lake Community College, is proud to present “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” Aug. 16 to Sept. 8.

As part of the Backstage at the Grand Series, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” is under the direction of Jim Christian, with music direction by Ken Plain. Performances will take place Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at 801-957-3322 or online at As always, junior high and high school students and teachers receive one free ticket with their school ID.

Written and created by Roger Bean, this smash hit off-Broadway musical kicks off the Grand Theatre’s 28th season. Tap your toes from start to finish with this musical trip down memory lane as we follow four girls from the 1958 Springfield High School prom to their 10-year reunion. With more than 20 chart-topping hits, this female quartet serenades us through their lives and loves. Packed with charm and sweetness, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear as the Wonderettes take you on their journey.

Expert Offers Heat Health and Hydration Tips on Ch. 4

When summertime temperatures in Utah reach 90 and above, it may be a so-called dry heat but it can feel and act like an oven. Hot weather can be dangerous for certain people in some situations, particularly the young, elderly and sick. At its worst, hot weather can be deadly for some. By following a few tips, everyone can reduce their risk of heat-related illnesses like heat stroke, exhaustion, cramps and rash.

Terri Mehlhoff, clinical manager of the Center for Health and Wellness at Salt Lake Community College, spoke with Ch. 4's Surae Chinn about five healthy hydration tips to beat the summer heat.

Terri Mehlhoff

  •        Stay hydrated, especially if you work outside or engage in physical activity under the hot sun. That means drinking about half of your body weight in ounces per day.
  •        Eat hydrating foods like cucumbers, watermelon, raw broccoli or tomatoes along with drinking water throughout the day. Try keeping a water bottle with you during the day, which can help you track your fluid intake.
  •        A way to measure whether you’re staying hydrated can be to look at the color of your urine, which should be a light yellow or straw colored. If it’s darker than that, drink more.
  •        Don’t use thirst as an indicator of whether you need to hydrate more. Thirst can be an early indicator you are becoming dehydrated, which is not a good thing.
  •       Avoid overconsumption of caffeine and alcohol, which work as diuretics that can more quickly dehydrate your body in hot weather. Also avoid using sugary beverages to quench your thirst, as they add unneeded calories for most people.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Five Tips for Starting College Shared on Fox 13

If you’re starting college this fall for the first time, whether you're 18 or 58, the process of adjustment can be a lot easier with just a few tips in mind. Curt Larsen, assistant vice president for Student Life at Salt Lake Community College, shared some advice with host Big Budah on Fox 13's The PlaceFollow the recommendations below, and you might glide into that first day of class with more confidence and excitement than uncertainty or dread.

1.     Attend an orientation. Colleges and universities host several orientation events that provide tours of campuses and help answer any questions you might have about everything from where to find quiet places to study, where to buy food or get your student ID to extracurricular activities and where certain buildings are located.

2.     Meet with an academic advisor who can help you plan ahead to make sure you’re taking the courses that are appropriate for your major, to make sure the credits are transferrable (if that’s your plan) or to help you develop an academic path that is right for you.

3.     Once you have your class schedule, reach out to your professors to introduce yourself and ask what, if anything, you can do to prepare for their classes. Being more prepared prior to that first day takes the fear out of the unknown.

4.     Devise a financial plan or budget that takes into consideration the cost of books, transportation, tuition and fees, meals and other incidentals that come up during the college experience.

5.     Do a dry run. Drive to campus, find where your classes will be and walk to each building you will be using. You might find you will need more or less time to get to and from school than you thought.