Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Closure 2012-13

All Salt Lake Community College campuses will be closed starting 4:30 pm on December 21, 2012 until 8: 00 am on January 2, 2013.

For any on-campus problems or emergencies please contact Utah Highway Patrol at: (801) 957-3800

Dial 911 for Emergencies

A message from SLCC President Bioteau:


Dear Colleagues,

My wish for you this holiday break is that you will have time with family, friends, and for yourself as you take in the energies of this joyous, yet solemn season. We have much to be grateful for and I hope you recognize the many blessings unique to each of us with each day. As we close our college for the next week, I wanted to also share the magnificent news that  our SLCC Chamber Singers will travel on January 17 to Washington DC to participate in the Inauguration Choir competition.  Our college will be represented by forty students/faculty and staff will be going on the trip, competing, and attending the Inauguration on January 21. They will return to SLC on Jan. 22.

Looking ahead, the Division of Communication and Performing Arts will be hosting a farewell concert for them on the evening of Tuesday. Jan. 15 on the TR Campus in TB 203. Administrators, faculty, staff and students will be invited to attend to wish them farewell. The Division of Communication and Performing Arts via the Mass Communication Center will also be sending a faculty/student documentary video crew on the trip to shoot and then produce a documentary about the entire event.

I close this message with the following holiday greeting:http://www.slcc.edu/webmedia/holidays/index.html
Please know how very much I appreciate the dedicated work and excellence you have brought to our college over this Fall semester.

Happy Holidays,
President Bioteau




Thursday, December 20, 2012

SLCC Graduates top Physical Therapy Assistants

Salt Lake Community College held a completion ceremony for its Physical Therapist Assistant Program at the College’s Health Sciences Center Auditorium and Atrium.

The graduating class had 19 graduates, five of whom received perfect 4.0 grade point averages in coursework for their two-year degrees. “We get really great students in the program,” Diana Ploeger, SLCC Health Sciences Professor said. “The Physical Therapy program has exacting standards and rigorous prerequisite requirements. Our students enter with a strong knowledge base, and they leave well prepared. They’re professional, highly qualified, and interact well with patients and other professionals.”

Students receive an associate of applied science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant program. “Every graduating student looking for a job as a physical therapy professional gets one,” Ploeger said. “We have a good group of students who really helped each other academically. It was rewarding to see them developinto caring professionals, to learn to look beyond themselves, in the program.”

The College’s PTA program consists of 5 semesters of theory, laboratory and clinical courses. All of the program’s graduates are eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapist Assistant exam that is offered by the Federation of State Boards in Physical Therapy. SLCC graduates have a high pass rate and score consistently highly on the exam, which is required to work in the profession by the State of Utah.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

SLCC Helps Washington County Business Celebrate 20 Years

Salt Lake Community College and the Utah Small Business Development Center recognize Steamroller Copies for its contributions to the local economy. Business owners Josh and Stefanie Bevans were delighted by the assistance provided by the SBDC and thrilled in October 2012 to mark the company’s 20th anniversary.

Steamroller Copies began as a retail and printing shop in St. George, owned by Josh’s mother and operated by several family members. Today the business includes three retail stores located through-out southwestern Utah, and has expanded to include their sister company Design To Print—a national manufacturer and wholesale distributor for billboards, large graphics, and more.  The two businesses provide employment to more than 70 residents in the region who fulfill roles as sales, design, marketing or web professionals.

“Steamroller Copies and Design To Print are cutting edge businesses for both our region and the global market,” says Len Erickson, Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in St. George.  “They offer high quality printing and design,and have picked up some amazing contracts.”  In 2002, Josh and Stefanie won a contract to create large banners for the Salt Lake City Olympic Games, and have since created large billboards for several Las Vegas businesses, and are currently working on a project for downtown Manhattan.

After being awarded the bid to produce banners for the Olympic Games, Design To Print invested in a large project printer.  “The bid gave us the confidence to make an investment that would enable us to grow,” says Stefanie.   Design to Print has since produced grand format printing projects for billboards and cityscapes throughout the U.S.  In addition to large-scale print projects, the business has a network of 3000 distributors throughout the U.S. that sell their products.

“Our business is printing, but we don’t view ourselves as printers,” says Josh.  “We view ourselves as marketing partners.  Our goal is to help companies make money.  Our motto is: Help companies succeed—if they succeed then we succeed.”

One of the most significant challenges that the Bevans have faced as business owners was learning how to cope with the economic turn.  “In 2008, when everything fell apart we experienced a real kick in our revenue,” says Josh.  “We turned to the SBDC for some help and they are the reason we are still here.”

To address some financial concerns, Erickson helped the Bevans conduct a strategic and SWOT analysis with their employees. Erickson also helped the Bevans secure a government contract, which has opened their eyes to more business opportunities.

“Josh and Stefanie are model business owners—they are not only very good at what they do, but are also very involved in the community,” says Erickson.  Josh has been the President of the St. George Chamber of Commerce, and is a board member for Washington County  Schools, among other civic engagements.  Stefanie is the Chair of the St. George Art Museum, is involved in Habitat for Humanity, and was recently appointed as a board member for the Governors Office of Economic Development.

 “The Bevans are always willing to help out in the community, they are smart, make good decisions, and have the guts to make things happen,” says Erickson. The Small Business Development Center at Dixie State College congratulates the Bevans on their 20 years of success.


The UT SBDC provides consulting, training and other resources to emerging and existing small business owners in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Lead UT SBDC Center at Salt Lake Community College, and other colleges and universities in the state.   To learn more about the UT SBDC program, please visit www.utahsbdc.org.  For more information about Steamroller Copies visit www.steamrollercopies.com or Design To Print visit www.designtoprint.com.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

SLCC Basketball Opens SWAC Play

Salt Lake Community College played its first Scenic West Athletic Conference basketball games against Snow College in Bruin Arena at the Lifetime Activities Center on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The No. 20-ranked SLCC Women's Basketball team (7-4, 0-1 SWAC) lost in overtime to in-state rival Snow College (6-6, 1-0 SWAC) 67-64 on Saturday night at Bruin Arena. SLCC held an eight point lead at the half, but the Snow Badgers shot 50% in the second half and held a three point lead with just seconds remaining in regulation.

The SLCC Men's Basketball team (10-2, 1-0 SWAC) earned a 74-70 win over No. 20-ranked Snow College (12-2, 0-1 SWAC) on Saturday night at Bruin Arena. SLCC snapped Snow's nine-game win streak and in doing so extended its own streak to six consecutive victories. The game marked the opening of the Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) season.

These games were the first of the season broadcast by SLCCTV. The station covers the contests, and can be found on Comcast Channel 17 (in select areas) and on the web at: www.slcctv.com. Live links to the telecasts are also available on the SLCC Athletics home page at: www.slccbruins.com.

SLCCTV has installed new GoPro HD cameras behind the Bruin Arena backboards that will be used for the broadcasts of these games and for all home games throughout the season.



For more information about SLCC, visit www.slcctv.com.

For more information about SLCC Athletics, visit: www.slccbruins.com.

SLCC Offers Students Pre-Holiday "Tune Up"

Registration is currently open for Salt Lake Community College’s Spring 2013 semester. All College enrollment services are available during normal business hours for the week of December 17-21.

“The week of December 17th through the 21st is really one of the best times of the year for students to do business with the College,” Public Relations Director Joy Tlou said. “While so many others are busy making plans and traveling for the holidays, the College is open and fully staffed and ready to help students register and complete anything they need to get ready for the upcoming semester.”

SLCC’s application deadline for Spring semester is January 9. Classes begin January 14. SLCC offers courses in more than 120 programs, in credit and non-credit options.

The SLCC catalog and the current class schedule are both available online and can be found at the College’s web site: www.slcc.edu.

Students can also use a Schedule Planner to assist in planning their schedules.

Those with questions about registration can contact the College’s Enrollment Services at the following phone numbers:

•    Taylorsville Redwood Campus: (801) 957-4298
•    South City Campus: (801) 957-3350
•    Jordan Campus: (801) 957-2680
•    Miller Campus: (801) 957-5200


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System Outage Notice

SLCC Network Outage Friday December 21, 2012
OIT will be working on a MyPage migration Friday, December 21 at 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
MyPage, Bruin Mail, student self-services--class registration, student schedule,  student records, grades--will not be available during this time. This includes Web-time entry, final grade entry and registration. The outage is scheduled to be completed by 12:00 PM

SLCC Network Outage Friday December 28, 2012
OIT will be performing network upgrades tasks during the holiday break beginning at 6:00 AM on Friday December 28. The systems being upgraded
This will affect ALL CONNECTIVITY FOR ALL SYSTEMS AT ALL CAMPUSES. The outage is scheduled to be complete with all systems tested by 3:00 PM

Utah SBDC Recognizes Company Run By Two Student Entrepreneurs



The Students’ Previous Achievements Hailed by Forbes Magazine and ‘Shark Tank’


Kisstixx is an Orem based start-up that launched in 2010 by Dallas Robinson and Mike Buonomo, two undergraduate students at Utah Valley University. In just two years since they sold their first box of Kisstixx lip-balm, Robinson and Buonomo now distribute  products worldwide.

“We have set ourselves apart from the (rest) of the lip balm industry because we are creating a fun, innovative, high-quality product that is delivered for a better value,” said Robinson. “Kisstixx is unique in that the lip balm comes in two compatible flavors.   When you take one and give one to your special someone the flavors mix to create a new experience. It’s fun, it’s hip and the flavors are incredible.”

Forbes magazine selected Dallas Robinson, who created the vision for Kisstixx, as an “All Star Student Entrepreneur” in August 2012. Robinson was one of only nine students selected for the Forbes annual recognition. Kisstixx was also featured on an episode of Shark Tank in March 2012, when billionaire investor Mark Cuban invested $200,000 into the business.  This year, the Small Business Administration (SBA) also selected Kisstixx as one of four companies to feature as part of the annual SBA video contest.  The video can be seen at http://www.sba.gov/stories/kisstixx

Robinson and Buonomo have secured contracts with national retailers including, Win Dixie, Kmart and Walgreens, and have signed nearly a dozen contracts with international markets including the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan.   Kisstixx is also embarking on new products and business partnerships including the launch of a double-ended lip balm, which will be available on QVC beginning in October 2012 in partnership with Shark Tank’s Lori Greiner.

While discussing the business idea with faculty from UVU, Robinson’s professors referred him to the UVU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to help answer his questions about starting a business. “The SBDC helped us answer technical questions and build a business plan so that we could get a loan from the bank,” said Robinson.  “As two young college students, that was pretty incredible for us. I attribute a lot of our success to the help we received (from the SBDC).”

Ken Fakler, Director of the UVU Small Business Development Center continues to meet with Robinson and Buonomo monthly as a business advisor. “We have tried to build a culture in our company that you always ask questions, even if you think you have the answer,” said Robinson. “It’s so important to get expert opinions before making any big decisions.”

Kisstixx has created 17 jobs, in addition to the 40 sales reps representing the company.   “It’s amazing what Dallas and Mike have accomplished in such a short time, said Fakler.  “They have really got a lot of traction in terms of sales and it is quite the accomplishment.”

The UT SBDC provides consulting, training and other resources to emerging and existing small business owners in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Lead UT SBDC Center at Salt Lake Community College, and other colleges and universities in the state.   To learn more about the UT SBDC program, please visit www.utahsbdc.org.  For more information about Kisstixx visit www.kisstixx.com.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

SLCC Certified Medical Assistant



Become a certified medical assistant (AAMA) in one year!

The Allied Health Medical Assistant Program has seats available for spring 2013.

Medical assistants are trained primarily to work in doctors’ offices, clinics or health maintenance facilities. As members of an allied health care profession, their role is to assist with care and treatment of patients in both administrative and clinical procedures.

Financial aid and tuition waivers are available.

To apply visit www.slcc.edu//hs/admissions

SLCC Helps Washington County Business Celebrate 20 Years

Salt Lake Community College and the Utah Small Business Development Center recognize Steamroller Copies for its contributions to the local economy. Business owners Josh and Stefanie Bevans were delighted by the assistance provided by the SBDC and thrilled in October 2012 to mark the company’s 20th anniversary.

Steamroller Copies began as a retail and printing shop in St. George, owned by Josh’s mother and operated by several family members. Today the business includes three retail stores located through-out southwestern Utah, and has expanded to include their sister company Design To Print—a national manufacturer and wholesale distributor for billboards, large graphics, and more.  The two businesses provide employment to more than 70 residents in the region who fulfill roles as sales, design, marketing or web professionals.

“Steamroller Copies and Design To Print are cutting edge businesses for both our region and the global market,” says Len Erickson, Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in St. George.  “They offer high quality printing and design,and have picked up some amazing contracts.”  In 2002, Josh and Stefanie won a contract to create large banners for the Salt Lake City Olympic Games, and have since created large billboards for several Las Vegas businesses, and are currently working on a project for downtown Manhattan.

After being awarded the bid to produce banners for the Olympic Games, Design To Print invested in a large project printer.  “The bid gave us the confidence to make an investment that would enable us to grow,” says Stefanie.   Design to Print has since produced grand format printing projects for billboards and cityscapes throughout the U.S.  In addition to large-scale print projects, the business has a network of 3000 distributors throughout the U.S. that sell their products.

“Our business is printing, but we don’t view ourselves as printers,” says Josh.  “We view ourselves as marketing partners.  Our goal is to help companies make money.  Our motto is: Help companies succeed—if they succeed then we succeed.”

One of the most significant challenges that the Bevans have faced as business owners was learning how to cope with the economic turn.  “In 2008, when everything fell apart we experienced a real kick in our revenue,” says Josh.  “We turned to the SBDC for some help and they are the reason we are still here.”

To address some financial concerns, Erickson helped the Bevans conduct a strategic and SWOT analysis with their employees. Erickson also helped the Bevans secure a government contract, which has opened their eyes to more business opportunities.

“Josh and Stefanie are model business owners—they are not only very good at what they do, but are also very involved in the community,” says Erickson.  Josh has been the President of the St. George Chamber of Commerce, and is a board member for Washington County  Schools, among other civic engagements.  Stefanie is the Chair of the St. George Art Museum, is involved in Habitat for Humanity, and was recently appointed as a board member for the Governors Office of Economic Development.

 “The Bevans are always willing to help out in the community, they are smart, make good decisions, and have the guts to make things happen,” says Erickson. The Small Business Development Center at Dixie State College congratulates the Bevans on their 20 years of success.


The UT SBDC provides consulting, training and other resources to emerging and existing small business owners in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Lead UT SBDC Center at Salt Lake Community College, and other colleges and universities in the state.   To learn more about the UT SBDC program, please visit www.utahsbdc.org.  For more information about Steamroller Copies visit www.steamrollercopies.com or Design To Print visit www.designtoprint.com.

SLCC Helps Washington County Business Celebrate 20 Years

Salt Lake Community College and the Utah Small Business Development Center recognize Steamroller Copies for its contributions to the local economy. Business owners Josh and Stefanie Bevans were delighted by the assistance provided by the SBDC and thrilled in October 2012 to mark the company’s 20th anniversary.

Steamroller Copies began as a retail and printing shop in St. George, owned by Josh’s mother and operated by several family members. Today the business includes three retail stores located through-out southwestern Utah, and has expanded to include their sister company Design To Print—a national manufacturer and wholesale distributor for billboards, large graphics, and more.  The two businesses provide employment to more than 70 residents in the region who fulfill roles as sales, design, marketing or web professionals.

“Steamroller Copies and Design To Print are cutting edge businesses for both our region and the global market,” says Len Erickson, Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in St. George.  “They offer high quality printing and design,and have picked up some amazing contracts.”  In 2002, Josh and Stefanie won a contract to create large banners for the Salt Lake City Olympic Games, and have since created large billboards for several Las Vegas businesses, and are currently working on a project for downtown Manhattan.

After being awarded the bid to produce banners for the Olympic Games, Design To Print invested in a large project printer.  “The bid gave us the confidence to make an investment that would enable us to grow,” says Stefanie.   Design to Print has since produced grand format printing projects for billboards and cityscapes throughout the U.S.  In addition to large-scale print projects, the business has a network of 3000 distributors throughout the U.S. that sell their products.

“Our business is printing, but we don’t view ourselves as printers,” says Josh.  “We view ourselves as marketing partners.  Our goal is to help companies make money.  Our motto is: Help companies succeed—if they succeed then we succeed.”

One of the most significant challenges that the Bevans have faced as business owners was learning how to cope with the economic turn.  “In 2008, when everything fell apart we experienced a real kick in our revenue,” says Josh.  “We turned to the SBDC for some help and they are the reason we are still here.”

To address some financial concerns, Erickson helped the Bevans conduct a strategic and SWOT analysis with their employees. Erickson also helped the Bevans secure a government contract, which has opened their eyes to more business opportunities.

“Josh and Stefanie are model business owners—they are not only very good at what they do, but are also very involved in the community,” says Erickson.  Josh has been the President of the St. George Chamber of Commerce, and is a board member for Washington County  Schools, among other civic engagements.  Stefanie is the Chair of the St. George Art Museum, is involved in Habitat for Humanity, and was recently appointed as a board member for the Governors Office of Economic Development.

 “The Bevans are always willing to help out in the community, they are smart, make good decisions, and have the guts to make things happen,” says Erickson. The Small Business Development Center at Dixie State College congratulates the Bevans on their 20 years of success.


The UT SBDC provides consulting, training and other resources to emerging and existing small business owners in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Lead UT SBDC Center at Salt Lake Community College, and other colleges and universities in the state.   To learn more about the UT SBDC program, please visit www.utahsbdc.org.  For more information about Steamroller Copies visit www.steamrollercopies.com or Design To Print visit www.designtoprint.com.

SLCC, SBDC Honor Blind Veteran and Entrepreneur

Salt Lake Community College and the Utah Small Business Development Center honor the business success of U.S. Army and first Gulf War Veteran, Jeremiah Espinoza.

Following his tour of duty, Espinoza decided he wanted to start a business selling his handmade woven braided western whips, key chains and bracelets. There were many significant obstacles standing in the way of his dream to start his own business, however. Within a few months of active duty, Espinoza started to loose his vision and doctors were unable to determine if the vision loss was related to his service with the Army, or otherwise. “I was completely in the dark,” says Espinoza.

Despite his vision loss, Espinoza was determined to not let it stop him. Espinoza taught himself how to rely on touch rather than sight to create his braided goods. “Everything I do now is by feel. As for the difference (between my work before and after loosing my sight), I think I make them better now.” After crafting a few of his products, Espinoza quickly discovered that there was a potential market to make his dream become a reality.
“Jeremiah and his wife first came into the Vernal Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as a referral from Vocational Rehabilitation (Utah State Office),” says Mark Holmes, Center Director. “He needed a business plan to get some funding and assistance with Vocational Rehab paperwork related to the business.  Holmes proceeded to help the Espinozas write the business plan and navigate the Vocational Rehab paperwork, which helped the couple launch the business.

“When Espinoza came into the office, blind and wanting to start a braiding business I was skeptical,” said Holmes. “I couldn’t have been more wrong in my assumptions, Jeremiah does excellent work.”
Espinoza says of his experience with the SBDC, “when I first started this whole business thing, the paperwork threw me and my wife (for a curve). We didn’t understand it. Mark helped us with the business plan and gave us some ideas that we ran with. Not a lot of people said it would work, but he said it could—with a lot of hard work. My very first sale went to Canada, and I (now) sell all over the U.S. through my website.”
Espinoza’s handcrafted whips are made of thick high-quality parachute cording and take an average of 12 hours to complete for six feet in length.  Espinoza uses a variety of colors that can be customized to a customers’ preference.  Currently, he is working on pink whips that are being created for donations to support breast cancer awareness.

For the future, Espinoza plans to hand-braid customized nosepieces for hackamore bridals. He also hopes to teach others his passion and skill for braiding, so that he can pass down the art for generations to come.
The UT SBDC provides consulting, training and other resources to emerging and existing small business owners in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Lead UT SBDC Center at Salt Lake Community College, and other colleges and universities in the state.   To learn more about the UT SBDC program, please visit www.utahsbdc.org.  For more information about Blind Man’s Whips visit www.blindmanwhips.com.

SLCC Hosts Boys & Girls Club Students

A group of Salt Lake Community College students will host students from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake for a weekend of SLCC basketball games on December 15. SLCC and Boys & Girls Club students will attend SLCC basketball games against Snow College. The women's game will begin at 3:00 p.m. and the men’s at 5:00 p.m.

“Our goal is to familiarize youth with college expectations, benefits, and fundamental skills at an early age while assuaging any fears they may have of higher education,” SLCC student participant Keith McDonald said.  “The connection between SLCC and the Boys & Girls Club of America is one that is can really be a positive benefit to many young people.”

As part of their business communication class, the students previously held tutoring sessions and a College tour for the young students. The group held the field trip to SLCC’s main campus for the Boys & Girls Club students for the service-learning component of their coursework.

The students in the business communications class prepared information tables, guest speakers, SLCC-themed handouts for the young people.

Prior to the field trip, SLCC students used the Boys & Girls Club’s Power Hour initiative from the Be Great Graduate program—an after school tutoring session that helps elementary school to high school students with homework, Internet safety tips, exploring career options, and teaches other valuable life skills—to conduct mentoring sessions at the Lied Club in Salt lake City.

The partnership between the College and the Boy’s & Girls Club makes available an educated pool of mentors to the BGCA and equipping potential college students with the tools they need to succeed, and gives current and future SLCC students an opportunity to meet with officials from with a non-profit that partners with companies like Morgan Stanley, Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and Comcast.     

The SLCC basketball games are the final part of the collegiate experience provided to the Boys & Girls Club students following their tours of the SLCC Markosian Library, Athletics Department, and Science Departments.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Student Access & Success Council


The Student Access and Success Council has been busy this semester discussing the completion initiative and efforts SLCC is making to increase our success rates for students.   A few initiatives that are underway:
  1. an expanded summer bridge program for under-prepared students
  2. a more comprehensive and seamless support system for students attending the South City campus
  3. membership on Faculty Senate sub-committess reviewing clearer pathways and embedding student success initiatives in the classroom.

We are excited as a Council that  larger, more comprehensive conversations are occuring across campus around success initiatives and we are happy to be a part of the 2013 Professional Development Day to hear from Dr. Terry O'Banion.  His messages and ideas are centered on student success and promise to underscore current initiatives and provoke thought about new ways of assisting students.

Happy Holidays from Student Access and Success Council

Monday, December 10, 2012

Salt Lake Community College Hosts Nerdapalooza v.0 Technology Tradeshow

The Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) at Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City Tech Startups and REES Capital present Nerdapalooza v.0, a tradeshow and incubator-style demonstration day on December 13. The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the College’s Larry H. Miller Campus’s Conference Center located at 9750 South 300 West, in Sandy.


Nerdapalooza will feature innovative projects, products and startups developed and supported by local entrepreneurs. The event is tailored for a diverse audience including, investment angels, developers, designers, inventors, venture capitalists, technology professionals, and anyone interested in innovative products and services. The show will also include casual networking, light refreshments, and music.

To register for the event or to apply to demonstrate a product visit http://www.slcstartups.com.

The Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) offers a wide range of services and support to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Support is provided through on-site internal resources such as the Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center, the Miller Business Innovation Center, and the Women's Business Institute as well as partners such as Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative and the Export Assistance Center, among others. The MBRC also has international business education training and assistance programs through the Global Business Center. For more information visit http://www.mbrcslcc.com.

Career Workshops 2012



Just because you're on break doesn't mean your competition is... Career Workshops!

December 17 -21 at 1-2 pm.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus AD 195

RSVP: 801-957-4014

Workshops:

- Interviewing
- Job searching
- Career ePortflios
- Resumes and cover letters
- LinkedIn


SLCC Professional Development Day 2013


Save the date!

SLCC Professional Development Day
January 11, 2013
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Keynote: "Student Success Pathway to Completion"

Dr. Terry O'Banion, President Emeritus and Senior League Fellow, League for Innovation in the Community College, and Senior Advisor, Higher Education Programs, Walden University

Professional Development Day schedule, keynote bio, workshop titles, and registration information are at www.slcc.edu/pdd. Everyone must register in advance for the keynote session and two workshops.

(Full-Time Faculty: Keynote and Workshop participation may be eligible for PDU's.)

SLCC Holds Scholarship Night

Salt Lake Community College is holding a StepAhead Scholarship Night on December 12 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Student Event Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.


Workshops will be presented on applying, writing essays, and interviewing for scholarships that are available. SLCC staff will be present to assist students with all aspects of applying and gaining admission to the College.

Though aimed primarily at high school seniors, this event is free and open to the public.

Accommodations for the disabled will be available. Individuals who require accommodations for this event can contact the SLCC Disability Resource Center at: 801-957-4659.

For more information about StepAhead Scholarship Night, contact SLCC School Relations at: (801) 957-4543.

Utah SBDC Recognizes Home Run-Hitting Sports Business

The Small Business Development Center has selected Pro Image Sports, as a nominee for the annual 2012 regional business award. “Opening the store is a dream come true. My father was a business owner and I too have always wanted to have my own business,” said Troy Osborn, Owner of Pro Image Sports in Layton, Utah.

“I feel that I have created an opportunity for a better future. I didn’t want my future to be dependent on somebody else. This way it’s up to me whether I succeed or not.”

After more than 12 years in retail sales and management, Osborn decided to pursue his lifelong dream. On January 1, 2012, Osborn quit his job and began working on a business plan, loan applications, and paperwork to obtain a franchise license from Pro Image Sports. Osborn then contacted the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Weber State University (WSU).

“I was very impressed with Troy was when he came in to see me,” said Beverly King, SBDC Director. “I didn’t need to provide him a lot of education, he knew the business and he was prepared.”

“Beverly has been very insightful with the business plan, pro forma, and financial projections. When I took the plan to the bank for a loan, they were really impressed,” said Osborn.

With a strong business plan in place, the SBDC helped Osborn secure a substantial start-up loan through the Small Business Administration, guaranteed loan program, in the amount of $240,000. “The SBA loan gave me the confidence that I could make the business work,” said Osborn.

In April 2012, Osborn opened Pro Image Sports in the Layton Hills Mall. The store carries a broad selection of sports apparel, hats and novelties from NFL, NBA, NHL and NCAA athletic teams from throughout the U.S., including several products from WSU.

As a proud alumnus from WSU, Osborn worked to create a unique business partnership with the University’s bookstore, which has given him the opportunity to supply more WSU products than any other retailer outside of the University.  Osborn purchases WSU products directly from the bookstore at a reduced price for resale in his own store. The partnership provides the University an opportunity to further expose the WSU brand, while helping Osborn increase sales revenue.
Osborn has surpassed the store’s performance goals by 20 – 30% every month since the business opened. Though it’s just the beginning, Osborn and King are confident that the business will continue to grow and achieve long-term success.

The UT SBDC provides consulting, training and other resources to emerging and existing small business owners in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Lead UT SBDC Center at Salt Lake Community College, and other colleges and universities in the state.   To learn more about the UT SBDC program, please visit www.utahsbdc.org.

For more information about Pro Image Sports visit www.proimage.net or call Troy Osborn at 801-544-5883.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SLCC Offers December Term 2012


Salt Lake Community College is offering a December term, beginning December 10. General education courses for the condensed term meet Monday through Friday for two or three weeks, several hours per day.

These courses are open to all currently enrolled SLCC students. The classes offered between fall and spring semesters provide students the opportunity to complete general education and study skills coursework they need in between the busy regular semesters.

Students use the same registration protocol to sign up. Registration is open through the first day of class.




A complete list of courses available for December term is:

·       Communication 1020: Principles of Public Speaking
·       Learning Essentials 1020: Essentials of College Study
·       Learning Essentials 1220: Human relationships – Career Development
·       Learning Essentials 1360 Opening Diverse Doors

For more information, contact SLCC at: (801) 957-4297.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Book Giveaway 2012

Last Month, the SLCC libraries put together a book giveaway for the children in the Eccles Lab School. The library staff personally gave  “gently-used” books that had been purchased by library staff donations to 50 kids.

Check out pictures at http://slccarchives.wix.com/exhibits#!eccles-early-lab/cpdo.



SLCC Holds Carols of Christmas Concert

Salt Lake Community College presents the Carols of Christmas concert. The concert features performances by the SLCC combined concert choirs, and will include many of the most beloved holiday songs. It will take place on December 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, located at South Temple and C Street in Salt Lake City.

The College Concert Choirs consists of the SLCC Chamber Singers, the College Chorale and Salt City Voices. The Chamber Singers is made up of forty auditioned students majoring in fields from automotive trades to music. One hundred student voices contribute to the College Chorale, which is dedicated to the distinctive and varied repertoire for large choir. Salt City Voices is a fifteen member vocal and instrumental ensemble devoted to performing contemporary music.

The Carols of Christmas is the final performance of the College’s Fall Choir Concert series.

The SLCC Fall Choir Concert series is part of the College’s Arts & Cultural Events (ACE) program. ACE works with organizations across and outside of the College to support a wide variety of cultural activities such as lectures, musical concerts, multicultural celebrations, live performances, and conferences.

Tickets are available at the Grand Theatre Box Office, both in advance and at the door.

For tickets or more information, call: (801) 957-3322.

December 2012 Library Exhibit



It’s time for a new exhibit from the SLCC Archives at the Markosian Library!

During December 2012 and January 2013 the SLCC Archives Exhibit will highlight publications from present and past SLCC Faculty and Staff.  This display will showcase the authors’ bios and publications.  The books, drawn from the SLCC Libraries’ Collections, will be displayed in the southwest alcove of the Redwood Library for students, staff, and faculty to peruse or even check out! Come take a look at the extraordinary works from SLCC’s own. 

The exhibit will run from the beginning of December through the end of January.

For more information about the SLCC Archives & Digital Collections visit our information website.

RED Concert 2012



RED Concert!

Featuring:

The Missing Persons
The Agenda
Band on the Run

Come hear a great collection of original songs and covers from early jazz, to modern pop, funk, and of course, Christmas tunes!

December 5, 7:30 pm
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
TB 203

Radiology Technology Open House


Radiology Technology Program Open House
Thursday, December 6
4 p.m. - 5:30 pm
SLCC Jordan Campus, Health Sciences Center Auditorium

Come learn and ask questions about the Radiology Technology program application process (pre-req’s)and the selection process from Radiology Student Advisors. Explore what is involved with being a student in the program.

For more information visit:
http://www.slcc.edu/radtech

Monday, December 3, 2012

More Fuel For Finals 2012!



More Fuel for Finals!
Free food and beverages!

Re-energize your minds and bodies with some free fuel!  We will be offering all SLCC students free brownies, coffee, hot chocolate, tea and hot apple cider!


Tues, Dec. 4 | Wed, Dec. 5 | Thurs, Dec. 6

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Markosian Library
9am and Noon

South City Campus Library
Shop Building, 130
9:30am

Jordan Campus Library
Health Sciences Ctr., 235
9:30am

Miller Campus Library
Miller Free Enterprise Center, 123
9:30am


Co-sponsored by SLCC Libraries and SLCC Student Services

Friday, November 30, 2012

Be Stress-Free for Finals Week 2012



Be stress-free for finals week with a free chair massage!

Monday, Dec 10:
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Markosian Library
10 am - Noon
5 pm - 7 pm

Tuesday, Dec 11:
South City Campus Library
Shop Building 130
10 am - Noon

Jordan Campus Library
Health Sciences Ctr 235
5 pm - 7 pm

Wednesday Dec 12:
Jordan Campus Library
Health Science Ctr 235
10 am - Noon

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Markosian Library
5 pm - 7 pm

Gingerbread House Contest 2012


Gingerbread House Contest

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center
Student Event Center

Tuesday, December 4, 10 am - 2 pm

Come make gingerbread houses and enjoy the movie Elf while you decorate!

On Wednesday, December 5 from 10 am - 2 pm the houses will be displayed and voted on. Winners will receive a prize!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lean Startup Conference Simulcast at Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College is the official Salt Lake City simulcast partner for the ‘Lean Startup Conference’ that will be held in San Francisco on December 3.  The live simulcast, featuring some of the biggest names in business, marketing and technology, will be broadcast free of charge on December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Larry H. Miller Campus in the Free Enterprise Center auditorium. The Miller Campus is located at 9750 South 300 West in Sandy, UT.

The Lean Startup Conference brings together innovators from startups, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations to share lessons for building profitable lean organizations. The event will feature more than 30 entrepreneurs who will speak about their experiences, with keynotes from:

·       Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz
·       Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur, author and lecturer at Stanford
·       Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer at General Electric
·       Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup

The College’s Miller Business Innovation Center is hosting the full-day event to support the local startup ecosystem and help entrepreneurs throughout the Salt Lake Valley meet fellow entrepreneurs interested in creating and managing successful startups.  

Register to attend The Lean Startup live simulcast at: http://www.mbrcslcc.com/mbic.

To learn more about the conference and speakers, visit The Lean Startup Conference at http://leanstartup.co/.

SLCC Holiday Open House


SLCC faculty and staff:

Join us to celebrate the holidays in the Student Center.

Annual Open House
Thursday, December 6, 2012
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Student Center, Oak Room
Taylorsville Redwood Campus

All employees are invited to attend.

Stop by to visit with other college employees while enjoying delicious holiday refreshments in the Student Center Oak Room.


SLCC Dance Company Auditions


SLCC Dance Company is looking to add a few more members to the performing group for Spring semester, 2013.

Auditions will be Friday, December 7, 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in W-230 at South City campus.

Men and Women are welcome.  You must be able to stay for the entire audition.
Dance experience is required.   No choreography is necessary. 

To be a member of Dance Company, you must be a registered student at SLCC and, if you are chosen, register for DNC.1800 (which meets M, W, F, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. at South City Campus).

PARTIAL TUITION WAIVERS are available for qualified Dance Company members!

Please contact tess.boone@slcc.edu to reserve an audition place.

Fuel For Finals Part 1 2012

Stressed about Finals? Come participate in a workshop entitled “Successful Strategies for Preparing and Taking Finals” by SLCC faculty member Jason Roberts. This workshop will be presented at the Markosian Library on Monday, December 3rd from 12:00 to 1:00 in room 266.



Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Children's Holiday Extravaganza


9-11 am
Saturday, December 1

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center

Free activities celebrating:

Hanukkah
Diwali
Kwanzaa
Christmas
Including pictures with Santa!

Purchase breakfast tickets at any info desk at the Jordan, South City, or Taylorsville Campus.

$3 for adults
$2 for kids 12 & under
(limited quantities available)

Breakfast 9-10 am


Eclipse Christmas Concert



December 13-15 
7:30pm
Get tickets at the-grand.org 
ticket prices range from $7-$17.


The annual Christmas with Eclipse concert has become a favorite tradition during the Christmas season. Bring your family out to the 8th Annual at the Grand to feel the spirit of Christmas and celebrate the season with a night of Christmas music delivered in a way that only Eclipse can deliver.

Health Sciences Assessment Center


The School of Health Sciences has implemented selective admissions criteria, which includes applicants completing a pre-admission test. This is administered in the Health Sciences Assessment Center, at the SLCC Jordan Campus, Health Sciences Center, Room 054.

All individuals who are applying to a Health Sciences program can schedule this pre-admission test online: http://www.slcc.edu/hs/health-sciences-assessment-center.aspx

The pre-admission test fee for all applicants is $85.00, with additional fees for dental hygiene and advanced placement (LPN) nursing applicants.

If you have difficulty scheduling a test, please contact (801) 957-6225 or send an email to marian.kane@slcc.edu.

For more details regarding the required pre-admission testing for each program visit Health Sciences Admissions (www.slcc.edu/hs/admissions).


SLCC Fashion Club Presents Snow Ball


Saturday, December 8, 2012
9 pm - 2 am at The Bay (404 S. West Temple)

$10 for men
$7 for women
$1 off with a student ID

This semester's design contest "Snow Queen" will be on display.

Come vote for our favorite look and enter to win $100 from The Bay

6th Annual SLCCSA Film Festival Entries


Are you a filmmaker? Enter the 6th annual SLCCSA Film Festival!

Early bird entries:
Registration forms can be found at www.slcc.edu/sll
Entries will be accepted December 12-13 from 12-4 pm. at the Taylorsville Redwood campus STC 124 or South City W141.

The entry fee is only $5.


Salt Lake Community College is holding its 6th annual Film Festival. Submissions to the festival are open to all currently registered Salt Lake Community College students; the festival itself will be open to the general public.

The SLCC Film Festival is accepting submissions in the following categories:

  • Music Video: A short video that accompanies a complete piece of music/song. Music must be original.
  • Drama: Serious plot driven situations portraying realistic character, settings, life situations, and stories intense character development interaction.
  • Comedy: light-hearted plots consistently and deliberately designed to amuse and provoke laughter by exaggerating the situation, the language, action, relationships and characters.
  • Action/Suspense/Horror: Action films usually include high energy, stunts and chases, possibly with rescues, battles, fights, escapes, destructive crises. Horror films are designed to frighten and to invoke our hidden worst fears, often in a terrifying, shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining us at the same time in a cathartic experience.
  • Documentary: a film program presenting the facts about a person or event. (*New this year, docs can be up to 30 minutes) Commercial: A television advertisement for a product or service. It can be a fictional product or service for film festival.

Registration forms are available at: www.slcc.edu/sll. Entries will be accepted December 12 -13 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus: room 124 of the Student Center, and South City Campus: room W-141. There is a $5 fee for each entry.

For more information, contact Tyler Anderson at: (801) 957-4134

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SLCC Hosts Holiday Gift Expo in Support of Local Business

BizNet Connect, Utah’s premier business development and networking group, is hosting the first annual Local Business Holiday Gift Expo on November 30, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Salt Lake Community College’s Larry H. Miller Campus Conference Center, located at 9750 South 300 West in Sandy, UT. ‘Local First Utah’ and ‘Utah’s Own’ are participating with the College to showcase holiday gifts made by local artisans and designers in an effort to support local businesses.


The Gift Expo is a one-stop shopping experience to find holiday gifts.  Buying gifts for the holiday season from local businesses keeps dollars in the community and helps Salt Lake Valley sustain a diverse and dynamic economy.

All guests are eligible to win one of several door prizes donated by local vendors. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Vendor tables may still be available.  To learn more about vendor options or register for a table visithttp://www.mbrcslcc.com/expo.

BizNet Connect Entrepreneur Series is an education and training program for businesses provided by the Miller Business Innovation Center (MBIC) at Salt Lake Community College, an accelerator program for innovative enterprises seeking high growth and is the largest publicly funded business incubator in Utah. The MBIC attracts a broad scope of entrepreneurs in industry sectors such as; publishing, franchising, software development, clean energy, medical devices and more.  For more information visit:http://www.mbrcslcc.com/mbicor call 801-957-5200.