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SLCC Expands Community Garden

The SLCC community garden has begun its third season this spring. And it is expanding. What began as a 15-plot raised bed garden at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus on Earth Day 2010, will now feature a total of 41 beds at three separate sites.

Sixteen new beds have been added at a second community garden site—known as Community Garden East—at the College's Taylorsville Redwood Campus. The College's Jordan Campus will also have a community garden for the first time. There will be 10 new garden plots at Jordan Campus.

Grainger Corporation helped found the initial SLCC community garden and has been a major reason the College has the resources to expand its efforts. Grainger provided the grant that established the community garden. Since that time, Grainger officials have been hands-on in their leadership. Several members of the Grainger team have made visits to the garden to ensure that it remains a valuable asset to the College and community.

As it expands, the SLCC community garde…

Free Massage For SLCC Staff and Faculty

Health & Wellness Services would like to offer SLCC staff and faculty a $30 one-hour massage session on July 13! 

Take advantage of this summer special by calling 801-957-4268 or visiting us at the Student Center in room 035 to schedule your appointment.

SLCC Fiscal Year

SLCC Fiscal Year closes on Friday, June 29, 2012.

Due to the anticipated high transaction volume, the final call for all SLCC departments and student clubs to present cash, check and credit card transactions to the cashier offices is:

Thursday, June 28, 2012 before 4:00 P.M.

Please direct questions regarding this deadline to:

Colleen Mayer, Cashier Services Department Manager at (801) 957-4906. Gloria North, Cashiering Supervisor at (801) 957-4616.

Movie Under The Stars: Mirror, Mirror.

Come check out "Mirror, Mirror" at this week's Movie Under The Stars!
When: Thursday, June 28 at 8:30 pm Where: Taylorsville Redwood Campus, West Amphitheater Lawn What Makes It So Awesome: Free pizza, popcorn, and drinks!
This event is free and open to the public!
For more information, click here.

Center for Innovation Brown Bag Series

Any community that fails to prepare with the idea that somehow, in the end, the federal government will be able to rescue them will be tragically wrong.”-Michael Leavitt, Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
SLCC Emergency Procedures Brown Bag Series 
Presented by Charlie Dressen, Dept of Public Safety, Emergency Manager Following any situation, disaster or other significant event, and during the initial stages of response, we must be Prepared. Are YOU Ready!?
Presented by Marlin Clark, Dean of Students   The Dean of Students Office will provide effective investigation and adjudication of Student Code of Conduct issues.  Daily responsibility for good conduct rests with the students.  All members of the College community are expected to use reasonable judgment in their daily campus life and to show due concern for the welfare and rights of others. 

Presented by, Department of Public Safety, Utah Highway Patrol Troopers Troopers of the Utah Highway Patrol serve in an effort to e…

SL&L Chair Positions Available

Student Life & Leadership has two Chair Positions available:
Service Chair: Provides service involvement opportunities for Student Life & Leadership. Tracks all student clubs and organizations service hours and also, serves as the liaison between the Thayne Center for Service & Learning and Executive Council. 
Diversity Chair: Assures the student representatives of Student Life & Leadership are concerned with capturing the full diversity of the student body, as reflected in the programming they run throughout the year. Partners with the Diversity Exploration series to encourage turnout and dialogue about issues of diversity including respecting differences in gender, race, ethnicity, ability, status as a veteran, age, sexual orientation or any other difference, visible or otherwise.
Both Positions: Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPACarry 9+ credit hours each semesterSpend 10 hours per week in the Student Life & Leadership officeReceive tuition waiver…

SLCC Crossfits

SLCC professors Jane Drexler and Lynn Killpatrick were recently featured in a video for the fitness company CrossFit. 
Lynn and Jane are not only professors here but also coach at the local gym CrossFit NRG.

You may already know how great they are as teachers, watch the full video to find out how amazing they are in the gym.

SLCC Scholarship Golf Tournament

It was a beautiful day at TalonsCove golf course on June 19 for the SLCC Scholarship Golf Tournament!

SLCC Ranked 3rd in Students with Associate Degrees

Community College Week has named Salt Lake Community College as the third most prolific producer of associate degrees in the nation.

“Salt Lake Community College’s national number three ranking is a testament to the hard work and persistence of our students, their faculty and remarkable support staff,” SLCC President Cynthia Bioteau said. “Our students are very goal oriented. About three-quarters of the students who enroll here come with plans to transfer to a four-year institution and almost all the rest come looking to move on directly to the workforce. This ranking indicates that they’re succeeding in their goals.”

This year’s Top 100 list compiled by Community College Week considers all associate degrees—without distinction between types of degree, such as associate of arts, associate of science, or associate of applied science—conferred during the 2010-11 academic year. It uses data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics through the Integrated Post-secondary Edu…

SLCC Summer Athletic Camps

Salt Lake Community College is hosting a series of sports camps for Summer 2012.
Discounts are available for children of SLCC employees for the men's and women's basketball camps. Visit the SLCC Athletics web page for more information:

Men's Basketball Camps
What:              Youth Camp
When:             June 25-27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where:            Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Lifetime Activities Center
Who:               Players grades 3-6
Cost:               $85 per person

What:              Elite Skills Camp
When:             June 25-27, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where:            Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Lifetime Activities Center
Who:               Players grades 7-12    
Cost:               $125 per person
For more information about men’s basketball camps, contact: Paul Marble at: or (801) 957-4353

Women's Basketball Camp
What:              SLCC Summer Jamboree Team Camp
When:             June 20 – 22, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (lu…

Bruins Softball: NFCA All-Americans

Congrats to the Bruins Softball NFCA All Americans!

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Ninety-six players from 41 different institutions have been named to one of six different 2012 NFCA NJCAA Division I All-Region teams, the Association announced on Friday
The runner-up for the 2012 national championship, Salt Lake, was one of just four teams to have all five of its nominees earn all-region honors this season and the only team to placeall five on a first team. Joining the Bruins with five overall sections this season were Blinn, Crowder and Howard.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) awards are voted on by all the coaches therefore the players truly earned these awards with their play.
Forty-eight student athletes from 29 different institutions have been named to one of three 2012 NFCA NJCAA Division I All-American teams, the Association announced on Wednesday.

The 2012 national champion, Chattanooga State, and the national runner-up, Salt Lake, led the nation with three first-team sel…

Community Writing Center at UAF

The SLCC Community Writing Center is hosting numerous events at this year's Utah Arts Festival. Make sure you stop by to check them out:

Thursday, June 21:

2:00-3:00 pm Graphic Classics: Create your own Comic Book 3:30-4:30 pm Kids’ Mini Workshop: Taking it to the Stage: One-Act Plays 5:00-6:00 pm Mini-Workshop: For the Love of Lyrics: Songwriting 7:00-8:00 pm Digital Storytelling Showcase
Friday, June 22:
1:00-2:00 pm Timpanogos Storytelling Presents: Sam Payne, LIVE! 2:00-3:00 pm
Graphic Classics: Create your own Comic Book 3:30-4:30 pm Kids’ Mini-Workshop: Rock Poetry 5:00-6:00 pm Mini-Workshop: Shorter than Short: Writing Micro-Fiction 6:00 pm Wasatch IronPen Literary Marathon and Ultramarathon START! 7:00-8:00 pm Community Reading: DiverseCity Writing Series 
Saturday, June 23:
5:00-6:00 pm Mini-Workshop: Does it Have to Rhyme? Playing with Poetry 
6:00 pm
Wasatch IronPen Literary Marathon and Ultramarathon ENDS!

7:00-8:00p Community Reading: Youth Voices 8:00-11:00p Wasatch IronPen Judging

SLCC Golf Tournament

Salt Lake Community College Athletics hosts the 2012 SLCC Scholarship Golf Tournament on Tuesday, June 19 at Talons Cove Golf Course in Saratoga Springs, UT.

The tournament will feature prize giveaways valued at more than $5,000 and a notable list of celebrities. Celebrity guests who will help each of the four-person teams entered in the tournament include: former Utah Jazz coach Frank Layden, Utah Jazz announcer Ron Boone, sportscaster Craig Bolerjack, Salt Lake Tribune columnist Kurt Kragthorpe, ABC4 Sports Director Wesley Ruff, and Fox13 Sportscaster Jeff Rhineer.

Proceeds from this annual golf tournament provide scholarships for more than 100 SLCC student athletes. As part of the scholarships, these student athletes volunteer as mentors in local elementary schools, teaching character development and leadership through the Know Greater Heroes program.

For more information, contact Ann Marie Jensen at: (801) 957-4155.

Dut Bior - Graduate of Excellence 2012

Former Child Sudanese Refugee, Graduate Returns to See Mother

Dut Aguer Bior was separated from his family as a child in Sudan. When he was six years old, he traveled 1,000 miles to a refugee camp in Ethiopia, where he would spend the rest of his adolescence.

As profiled in a recent Deseret News story, Bior met fellow Sudanese refugee Malaak Ayuen at the camp. At age 4, Ayuen's mother died. His grandmother looked after him for a few years until he was forced to leave Sudan for the refugee camp. At the camp, Bior and Ayuen became schoolmates and friends.

After several years, Bior was selected to go to the United States, while Ayuen was not. Before he left, Bior promised his friend that he would do his best to help Ayuen. And he did. Even before he had a job in the United States, Bior started mailing money back to his friend for school. Soon, Bior enrolled in a computer skills program at Salt Lake Community College and landed an entry-level job as a technical support speci…

Summer Yoga

Free Yoga for SLCC Faculty and Staff! 
The SLCC Yog Teacher Training Program will be offering free yoga classes to all SLCC faculty and staff. Starting Friday, June 8 - July 27. 
If you have been interested in learning yoga or would like to add yoga to your fitness routine, this is a great opportunity!
Time: Fridays, 11:45am - 12:45pm  Place:  LAC 102 Materials: We encourage you to bring your own mat!
No need to sign up – please just drop in when you can.
For more information, contact Paula Nielson-Williams at 801-957-5140.

Congrats, Horizonte Grads!

Congratulations to the 2012 graduates of Horizonte! We look forward to seeing many of you on the various SLCC campuses next year.

Your future is bright, graduates!

Not to mention, excellent work from Richard Diaz and Jill Kemerer at the commencement ceremony!  

Helping Children Lead Healthy, Active Lifestyles

One woman's journey to become a business owner for a gym on wheels. 

Jennifer Shrodes’ journey to become a small business owner began on a very important day, when her son Emerson turned seven on March 27, 2011.   For her son’s birthday party, Shrodes rented Tumblebus, a mobile gymnasium designed for children ages 2-8 that arrived to her house in the form of a modified school bus.  “When I hired the Tumblebus for my son’s birthday party, I sat and watched 11 kids laugh for an entire hour,” said Shrodes.  “I thought ‘how awesome’ it was to enjoy the laughter of the children…I really enjoyed how I felt.” 

Before the Tumblebus party, Shrodes had already begun a thought process to find another job or start a new business to supplement her income.  Shrodes had been working as an Escrow Officer for 11 years, and with the challenging housing market, the small title company she worked for was struggling for customers. 
Inspired by the birthday party experience, Shrodes spoke with her friend,…

Utah Company Launches Innovative News Source Mobile App

Scott Ellenson, co-founder of Stronger SE, LLC will be launching the company’s first mobile app called “Reach” in May 2012.   Reach is the first in a suite of apps designed for mobile professionals.

Reach solves an issue for business professionals that need to stay current on subjects that they care most about.  With current technologies, professionals can spend a great deal of time on the internet searching social networks, blogs, company websites, and web-based search engines to stay informed. Reach streamlines a users search through a high-powered news curator that delivers information directly to an iPad.

“Our Reach iPad App delivers news articles and blogs based on our customers unique keywords. From the iPad, users can enter topics, companies, and people that they care most about,” said Ellenson. “Our Reach Curator App then filters out the noise of the Internet delivering news and blogs based those specific keywords.”

While Reach is designed for business professionals, the app can …

Salon Success in Small Wellington Community

In early 2011, Brittnee Miller opened the Spoiled Rotten Salon & Boutique in Wellington, a small town located in eastern Utah.    Since the business began, residents have been attracted to the salon for its proximity to home; a much closer option than other salons located six miles northwest of town in Price.  Miller has found a customer niche by offering a broad-scope of services including: haircuts for men, women and children, coloring, perms, up-do’s, styling, pedicures, manicures, nails and waxing–all at an affordable rate. 

Miller’s journey as a business owner in Wellington began after she completed a cosmetology program in 2009.  Upon graduation, Miller wanted to open her own salon.  To start saving for the business, Miller enrolled in the Utah Individual Development Account Network (UIDAN), a program designed to help Utah residents purchase a productive asset with a matched savings account.  In order to acquire her savings however, UIDAN required that Miller submit a busines…

SBDC Helps Dreams Come True for Two Sisters

With over thirty years of combined experience quilting, eighteen years in the fabric industry, and a decade-long dream to open a quilting store together–sisters Linda O’Brien and Carolyn Weight launched their own store, My Sister’s Quilts, in November of 2010. Since the business opened, the store has become a local favorite for its high quality quilting materials, personalized customer service, and its warm and inviting atmosphere.

Located in Riverton, My Sister’s Quilts is conveniently located for quilting enthusiasts that live or work in the southwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley. The store offers customers a variety of quilting classes three to four nights a week. The store has drawn the attention of residents and expert business advisors from the Salt Lake Small Business Development Center (SBDC) because of their success. Customers throughout the Salt Lake Valley, Utah Valley and across the state utilize My Sister’s Quilts for materials and quilting lessons. O’Brien and Weight …

Innovative Business Highlights Employment Opportunities

Located seventy miles east of St. George, in beautiful southeastern Utah, Orderville is a gateway town to Zion Canyon National Park. The town itself has about 600 residents and largely relies on travel and tourism industries for jobs, although Extreme Beam, a retail supplier for high-powered tactical lighting supplies is challenging that demographic. 

Extreme Beam has recently expanded their distribution channels to new dealers, law enforcement agencies and military groups among both national and international markets—a growth that will help the company increase productions and grow operations in Orderville.   

Before the company was established in 2006, the company's Western Regional Sales President David Wilson, was as a law enforcement technician that specialized in improving officer equipment.  As a technician, Wilson discovered that there was a significant opportunity to develop brighter and more durable lighting equipment for industrial and military applications.  With a team …

Brief Summer Parking Closures

Please be advised that the following parking lots will be closed for slurry sealing and striping:

June 12:
Taylorsville Redwood Campus: Lots N, Q, and R. 
Miller Campus: Lot B
June 13:
Taylorsville Redwood Campus: Lot L
Miller Campus: Lot C and D.
June 14:
Miller Campus: Lot C and D. 

Taylorsville Redwood Campus Parking Map
Miller Campus Parking Map

SLCC Culinary Arts students on City Weekly's Food & Drink blog

The City Weekly Food & Drink blog recently featured SLCC Culinary Arts students.
Several of the program’s talented students were on hand assisting some of Utah’s most talented chefs for the 5th Annual "Iron Chef" culinary competition. 

The students offered their talents to chef teams from Faustina, Fresco, Montage and Talisker at the Sandy South Towne Expo Center for the Nicholas & Company Food Show.

See the blog entry—including pictures of the appetizing entries at the City Weekly blog here:

Wasatch Iron Pen Competition

Writers can participate in this summer's most fun and exciting competition: The Wasatch Iron Pen.
Adult and Youth divisions compete in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry categories, or take on the Ultra Iron Pen challenge and write in all three!

The competition begins June 23. Register now at:
For more information, call the SLCC Community Writing Center at 801-957-2192 or visit its website: