Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall Blood Drive

SLCC Student Nurse Association & Dental Hygiene Association Blood Drive

Jordan Campus (north of the Health Sciences Center)
November 5
10:30 am – 4:30 pm


Click here to sign up:

It's Political: Elections, Political Action & Voting

For the month of November, SLCC Archives & Digital Collections have a new physical exhibit on display on the main floor of the Markosian Library. This display is a conglomeration of various materials from our physical archives, our IR Digital Collections, and other resources related to elections, political activism, and the right to vote. 

Come check out the “It’s Political” Exhibit at the Redwood Campus SLCC Library, take part in the interactive voting poll on a controversial issue, view the visually dynamic display, and learn about voting history and the complexities of politics in Utah.

If you can’t make it in person, visit our online exhibit or explore our interactive timeline!

Rosemary Clooney and Ginger Bess: Preeminent Singers

The Grand Theatre’s new “Backstage at The Grand” Concert Series continues on November 1 by presenting “Songs of Rosemary Clooney” performed by Ginger Bess.

Ms. Bess will sing selections from Rosemary Clooney’s career, which includes many jazz standards made famous by Clooney’s original interpretation. Frank Sinatra once said, “Rosemary Clooney has that great talent which exudes warmth and feeling in every song she sings. She’s a symbol of good modern American music.”

Ginger Bess is a local performer with a wealth of onstage experience, including recent productions of “Chicago” and “Jekyll and Hyde,” in which she played vocally-challenging female leads. Ms. Bess is a graduate of the Musical Theatre Program at Weber State University.

Songs of Rosemary Clooney as performed by Ginger Bess will play November 1-3 in the Grand’s new Backstage Theatre. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Grand Theatre box office at (801) 957-3322 or online at

LIVE Concert

SLCC Department of Performing Arts Presents the LIVE concert:

Band of the Run
The Agenda
Missing Persons

November 8, 7:30 pm

South City Campus
Grand Theatre
1575 S. State

Admission: 2 cans of food for the Utah Food Bank

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

APA Citation Workshop

Need to write a paper in APA style, but have no idea what APA is?

Do you know what APAP style is but don't know how it works?

Learn the basics of the American Psychological Association citation style in this hands-on workshop led by SLCC Psychology Faculty member Stephanie Evans.

September 25, 3 pm, Taylorsville Redwood AD 226
October 29, 12 pm, Taylorsville Redwood AD 214
November 8, 3 pm, Taylorsville Redwood AD 226

To register for this free workshop sponsored by SLCC Student WRiting Center, call 801-957-4842 or email Open to all students, faculty and staff.

SLCC Advances to Region 18 Volleyball Tourney

Salt Lake Community College Women's Volleyball team has clinched the number 2 seed for the Region 18 NJCAA Volleyball Tournament. The tournament will be held at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, on November 2-3.

“We’re the only team in the conference to take CSI to five sets. We’re playing well at the end of the year and feel like we’ve got a lot of competition left in us,” SLCC head volleyball coach Sue Dulaney said. “This is a tough team. We’ve got four seniors who  have done a great job for us all year, and we are excited to see what we can do against some great teams.”

The single elimination tournament features two of the country’s top 5teams—with SLCC ranked fifth and tournament host CSI ranked third. The winner automatically earns a spot in the NJCAA National Tournament to be held at Missouri State University in West Plains, Missouri from November 15-17. 

Student Voice Project Panel Opens SLCC Disability Awareness Week

As part of Disability Awareness Week, the Salt Lake Community College Disability Resource Center will host a student voice project on Monday, October 29 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Event Center at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

The student voice project is a panel discussion that brings students with and without disabilities together to share their experiences in education and in community. Five students with disabilities ranging from vision and hearing impairment to traumatic brain injury will participate. A question and answer session will be held following introductions and questions from disability resource center staff.

“The College is putting on several student voice project events throughout the year as a way to promote dialogue and foster understanding among the SLCC community,” said Lee Stevens, SLCC Disability Resource Center Specialist.  “This panel discussion features five SLCC students who have different disabilities. It is a way to provide people a better understanding of other who have disabilities and what the college experience is like for them.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Utah Symphony Orchestra Music Director Thierry Fischer Speaks, Performs at SLCC Philosophical Conference

Thierry Fischer, Utah Symphony Orchestra Music Director, headlines the SLCC Student Undergraduate Philosophical Conference’s artistic session. Fischer’s address and performance will take place on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. and will be entitled, 'Noise and Noises: Being Surrounded by Noise Affects Our Perception and Creativity.'

“We’ve seen this conference grow substantially because of Professor Izrailevsky’s leadership. It is tremendously exciting to bring an artist of Fischer’s quality, integrity and stature,” said Richard Scott, Grand Theatre Director. “To be able to connect the humanities and performing arts in an event like this and explore themes that are universal and unique in their own perspective is rewarding.”

Before becoming the Music Director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Fischer was Principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Fischer has guest-conducted orchestras such as the Philharmonica, Orchestre of the Age of Enlightenment, Czech Philharmonica, among others. He began his musical career in the Hamburg and Zurich Opera as Principal Flutist. He spent his apprentice years in Holland, before becoming Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Ulster Orchestra. He spent three years as Chief Conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic and made his Suntory Hall debut in Tokyo in May 2010.

Fischer won the 2012 International Classical Music Award in the opera category for his Hyperion Record recording of Frank Martin's "Der Sturm" with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Netherlands Radio Choir. The philosophical conference also has many ties to the Netherlands, with Radboud University Professor of Philosophical Ethics Paul van Tongeren and several students from the country presenting at the academic session.

All sessions of the conference and free and open to the public. No tickets are required for admission.

Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey

One of the new acquisitions arriving this month at the SLCC library is the New York Times Bestseller, theWool Omnibus. This collection by Hugh Howey is a compilation of five novellas that create a disturbing dystopia. In the world Howey creates, the outside world is a wasteland, and to survive, humans now live in a silo reaching deep into the earth. While most of the people in the silo just want to survive the day to day and live with the lies they are taught, others ask questions. It is the uncertainty these questions create that causes this fragile civilization to begin to unravel.  Fraught with political intrigue, bizarre superstitions, and a varied cast of characters, the world in Wool will suck you in as you try to figure out what is really going on and who can be trusted.

On top of being an exciting read, Wool has also helped demonstrate the shift in our publishing world. The five novellas in this omnibus were originally self-published by Hugh Howey.  This collection, which did not receive the benefit of a traditional publishing house managed to become a bestseller. Howey’s well edited and crafted stories have helped give respectability to the self publishing world and shown that if you have that original story, you can make it a success in the self-publishing world.

While the success of the Wool series may signal the end of the publishing world as we know it, this apocalyptic work is an enjoyable read. Take the time to enjoy the shocking world of Wool by checking this book out from the SLCC library.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ronald McDonald House Service Project

The simple joy of serving others.

Come serve chili to those in need!

Saturday, October 27. 3:25 -7:15 pm

Ronald McDonald House
935 East South Temple

Thursday, October 25, 2012

SLCC Named Top 10 Tech School

Digital Community Colleges Survey has announced Salt Lake Community College as the nation’s eighth-best large community college for using technology to serve its campuses for 2012. The large college category includes all colleges with 10,000 students or more.

“This survey gives great insight into the nation’s Community Colleges’ efforts to advance services to students through new technologies,” says Cathilea Robinett, executive vice president of e.Republic. “The winners in these categories have increased the number of computers and kiosks, automated labor-intensive processes, improved student portals and increased student online services and more."

SLCC was one of only two colleges from the western United States to be recognized in the survey. The results were announced on Thursday, October 18.

SLCC Cyclist Wins USA National Championship

Cortlan Brown won the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championship riding for Salt Lake Community College on May 6, 2012. Brown’s winning time for the Division II race was three hours twenty minutes and twelve seconds—placing him one second ahead of Edward Grystar from Brown University.

The race was held in Ogden, Utah, giving Brown, who hails from nearby Bountiful, Utah, a home course advantage.  “I’m from here, so luckily I’ve had a chance to do a few rides up it,” Brown said.

A crash in the race’s first lap involving about half of the field of 93 knocked 17 riders out of the race. “I was about 10 wheels back or so and watched a guy a couple riders to my left cross wheels with the guys in front of him and he went down sliding sideways taking out a row of people all the way across the road,” Brown said.  “When I looked back to see what had happened all that I could see was a wall of bikes and people on the ground.”

The crash split the pack, but the group left behind was able to make up ground, eventually catching the lead group with the help of a strong display of sportsmanship. “The pace on the front did not let up and we continued on with a group of only about 20,” Brown said. “Finally after people began to realized what had happened we slowed down to let the guys from the wreck get back one especially because it was so early on in the race.”
A breakaway by a Colorado Mesa College rider left the rest of the pack as much as three minutes behind. The Colorado Mesa rider’s lead was down to under a minute when the race reached Ogden Canyon.

“Heading down Ogden canyon was pretty cool, we weren’t going very fast so it was cool to just look around and take in the amazing place that we live. More than once I heard someone say, ‘this is so cool.’”

The pace then slowed as the riders braced themselves for the pain they would have to endure on the steep ascent.

The final ascent was where the race was decided. “It was brutal,” Brown said. Brown stayed at the front of a fairly large lead group as it started up the final climb. “There were still a lot of us on the lead group,” he said. “I stood up and put in a good two or 3 pedal stroke Kick, looked back and we lost about 10 more people.” 
Brown as bolstered by the crowd, which was cheering loudly. “It was awesome to hear a lot of the local crowd cheering us on,” he said. “I think people were surprised to see someone from Utah on the front.”

As the climb went on, Brown worried that his breakaway group had not put more distance between itself and more riders.  “I started paying close attention to every one around me and everyone was breathing super heavy and I could tell everyone was hurting—including me,” he said.  Even after the climb, Brown had enough energy to sustain a bit more effort. “I knew I had more so I gave it another hard 10 second kick, sat back down looked back and saw that except for one other guy every one else was moving backwards.

After weathering a couple more attacks, Brown and Grystar were able to separate from the field. “Me and Eddie [Grystar] from Brown went over the top together,” Brown said.  Near the top of the climb—about 8 kilometers from the finish—Brown and Grystar had to navigate several cars that were in the way. Unaware of how close the pack of riders they had left behind was, the two remained together for the race’s final descent. “I let it rip as fast as I have ever descended anything in my life,” he said. In a scene reminiscent of Breaking Away, Brown went over 60 miles-per-hour several times. “I was gaining on the highway patrolman in front of me.”

 Brown and Grystar kept working together even up until the final stretch of the race.

“Eddie [Grystar] and I just gave it everything we had on the flats all the way into the finish,” Brown said. “As we approached 1 km to go we both sat up not wanting to be the first one to start the sprint. But I knew we had to go so I punched it at about 500 meters to go.” Near the end of the race, Grystar remained close on Brown’s wheel, even as the riders navigated some technical, winding stretches of road.  Brown accelerated through a 90 degree corner about 200 meters from the finish, knowing the margin that would separate the final riders would be narrow.
“I took the final corner about as fast as I have ever taken a corner, swinging way wide then giving the hardest sprint I had.  I was so stoked to not see any one come around me and to cross the line first, although it took a minute of 20 to set in.”  

Calling the entire event awesome, Brown thanked those who attended the race and otherwise supported him. “This race was a huge highlight for me and made me realize how great the cycling community in Utah is,” he said.

Brown also did well in the previous day’s Criterium race, placing 16th overall. Brown maintained an average speed of 27 miles-per-hour over the race’s 70 minutes.  Held in downtown Odgen, the Criterium featured the same field as the road race. “It was a cool course—a bit sketchy, but then again that’s how I feel about most crits,” Brown said. “When we began staging it knew it was going to be a tough race lots of strong big guys and no hills to get away on.  I knew the key was going to be to stay pretty close to the front and just surviving.”
Brown earned a total of 220 points in the competition, more than all but one rider at the national championships

Complete results below:
Division II Men
1. Cortlan Brown (Bountiful, Utah/Salt Lake City Community College) 3:20:43     
2. Edward Grystar (Oakmont, Penn./Brown University) +0:01   
3. Ryan Sullivan (Nashville, Tenn./Cumberland University) +0:39              
4. Anthony Olson (Kasota, Minn./Minnesota State University - Mankato) same time     
5. Erik Levinsohn (Williamstown, Mass./Williams College) s.t.

Division II Men
1. Ryan Sullivan (Nashville, Tenn./Cumberland University) — 269 points
2. Cortlan Brown (Bountiful, Utah/Salt Lake City Community College) — 220 points
3. Edward Grystar (Oakmont, Penn./Brown University) — 202 points
5. Robin Carpenter (Philadelphia, Penn./Swarthmore College) — 195 points        
5. Sebastian Scherf (Mars Hill, N.C./Mars Hill College) — 192 point

SLCC President Bioteau Receives Titan Award

Salt Lake Community College President Cynthia A. Bioteau has been named a winner of the 2012 Titan Award by the Sandy Chamber of Commerce.

The Titan Awards is held annually to honor individuals and businesses that have risen to the call to serve and strengthen the community. Along with Bioteau, this year’s honorees are LaVell Edwards, former Brigham Young University head football coach, and Sandy City Mayor Tom Dolan.

The Greater Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Titan Awards were created to honor individuals and businesses recognized in the community as leaders, innovators, and philanthropists who have made their lasting mark on the state through their efforts to improve the community. They have provided economic growth and jobs while also investing in the community through donations to education, the arts, and other community projects and services.

Dr. Cynthia Bioteau is the 7th President and first woman CEO of Salt Lake Community College. She has positioned the College as the core of economic and workforce development.

Dedicated to community service and collaboration, she currently serves on the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, EDCUtah Executive Committee, and the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees. Nationally, she serves on the Manufacturing Institute of the National Association of Manufacturing, the Board of Directors for Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and is the previous National President of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges. She is a member of RC2020 (Renewal and Change 2020), a selected leadership consortium of metropolitan community colleges across the country and a presidential advisor for the Community College Research Center at Columbia Teacher’s College.

In addition to the 2012 Titan award, she received the YWCA’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Education, the Salt Lake Chamber’s Athena Award, and was recently named by the Utah Business Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Utah.  Her academic credentials were earned at the University of New Hampshire, Assumption College, and Lesley University.

Into The Woods Matinee

6th-12th graders came to see “Into the Woods” at The Grand Theatre at South City Campus. This FREE performance was courtesy at SLCC!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Culinary Arts Program Archives

The Culinary Arts Program Archives contains Chef Menus which have been gathered over many years to provide contemporary and historical examples ranging from elegant gourmet events to those unique and delicious "hole-in-the-wall" cafes. These Chef Menus are used to augment students' experiences whilst training in the Culinary Arts Program at SLCC.

Library Costume Contest

To get into the Halloween spirit, next Tuesday the library is having a costume contest!  Come to the Markosian Library located on the Taylorsville Redwood campus from 2 until 4 pm dressed as your favorite classic literary character.  There will be prizes!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Salt Lake Community College Hosts Governor Herbert’s Education Summit

Salt Lake Community College was host to Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert’s 2012 Education Summit at its Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Governor Herbert brought together his Education Excellence Commission, leaders in public and higher education, and representatives of the business community for his annual education summit at the College.

"This summit represents the most unprecedented effort we've had in recent memory to improve education in Utah," Governor Herbert said.
SLCC President Cynthia Bioteau welcomed those in attendance in the summit’s opening remarks. “Thank you, Governor Herbert for the vision you have set and for bringing us here today,” she said. “Education is a bridge to life, and we are here to talk through any differences of opinion to find common ground and to reach solutions we all desire.”

Governor Herbert cited education as essential to sustained economic growth. “In Utah we have a plan for education from K through gray. Education is my top budget priority,” he said. He outlined the goals set by a proposal called PACE: prepare young learners, access for all students, complete certificates and degrees, and economic success. Herbert called the purpose of the education summit to reach the goal of 66% of all working-age Utahns having or obtaining a post-secondary degree or certification by 2020.
“This goal is a significant challenge, and we’ve got work to do,” he said. Currently, 43 percent of Utah’s people have one or more degrees or certificates following high school education. "But education will set us free. Students will be free to pursue their own dreams.”
Dr. Jeff Strohl,  Director of Research at the Georgetown University Center on Education spoke on the connection between education and the workforce. Strohl lauded Utah for providing access to education for its people. Dr. Strohl's research looks at the supply and demand of education and how education enhances career opportunities for today's workforce. His focus is on how workers skills can be quantified and the proper way to consider workplace competencies as the contemporary workplace evolves in this country and elsewhere.

Utah Commissioner of Higher Education Dave Buhler spoke in support of the mission set by the Governor's education summit and considered how the Utah System of Higher Education can help achieve the goals it sets. "We are fully committed to the goals of prosperity 2020. We know that we will have to do some things differently," he said. "We ask that the State Legislature and some others do things a bit differently. But we can get there and we will get there."

Alumni Real Salt Lake Game

Join an SLCC Alumni group when REAL Soccer takes on Vancouver on Saturday, Oct. 27th at 7 pm at RioTinto Stadium.

SLCC Alums have a great block of seats under the north goal and we’d love to see you there.  

Details to obtain your tickets can be found on the attached flyer or go to the Real Salt Lake web site:

Click on Tickets and under Ticket Promotions enter the promo code: slccalumni.

The deadline for discounted tickets is Saturday, October 20th.  It’s going to be an exciting game. SLCC grad Justin Braun is playing and you can be there to cheer him on.

SLCC All Access

Did you know you can access SLCC lab software for free from your own computing device?  

Come learn how SLCC is supporting BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) with All Access.

The goal of All Access is to provide any time, any place, and any device access to college computing and lab software SLCC students, faculty and staff.  All Access works on almost any device from a PC or Mac, to tablets and smart phones.  With All Access you can use programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, AutoCAD, MatLab, Mathematica, MyITLab, NetBeans, and online Library Databases.  We also provide you with online storage space so you can save your files in the cloud and have access to them wherever you are. 

Anyone is welcome to this session where we will cover the basics of All Access, give you some tips and tricks for getting the most out the system, and we’ll also have some people there to help get your computer set up. 

When and where:
Monday October 22, 2010 12pm – 1pm
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center – Multipurpose Room (in the basement)
Can’t make it?  We’ll also be coordinating some additional sessions at other SLCC campuses in the future.  There are also some training videos online (see the information below or visit the All Access website:  

All Access Overview:
All Access is a free service available for SLCC students, faculty and staff that allows you to use several college licensed applications from almost any type of personal device with an internet connection (PC, Mac, iPad/iPhone, Android). This service works both from both on and off campus, so with All Access, you can start working on a program at the college, disconnect your session, and then reconnect from another device from home or over a 3G connection and continue right where you left off.
The great thing is that your device doesn’t have to be new, or have a ton of computing power to run these apps. All Access runs apps in a cloud computing environment on our servers so your device doesn’t have to have a lot of computing power, our servers do most of the heaving lifting!

Online training / setup videos: Getting the most out of All Access

Mindful Awareness Group

Live in the moment.

Mindful Awareness Group

Tune-in to yourself. Improve concentration. Calm your mind. Learn to live in the present moment.

Every Tuesday: October 30 - December 4 from noon - 1 pm
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center Room 035

Contact James Renola at 801-957-4465
$5 to participate

Gloriana at SLCC


November 14, 2012
With Guest Tyler Hilton
7:30 pm

Student Tickets:
Bleachers: $5
Floor: $10

Public Tickets:
Bleachers: $10
Floor: $24

At the SLCC Lifetime Activities Center, Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

Purchase tickets at the SLCC Info Desk or at

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Philosophical Conference

The Third International Undergraduate Philosophical Conference

Friedrich Nietzsche vs. Pierre Bourdieu: Education as a Creative Production of Culture

Academic Session: November 9
8 am - noon
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center Oak Room

Artistic Session: November 12
11: 30 am - 1 pm
South City Campus
Grand Theatre

Alternative Spring Break 2013

Alternative Spring Break 2013!

Seattle, Washington
March 17 - 23, 2013
Cost: $385
Applications accepted: November 1 - 21, 2012
11 spots available

Volunteer with non-profits focusing on environmental restoration projects. Volunteers serve outdoors, and should be ready for difficult rewarding work.

Kanab, Utah
March 18 - 22, 2013
Cost: $175
Applications Accepted: November 1 - 21, 2012
10 spots available

Work with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary for abandoned and endangered animals. Volunteers also explore Zion National Park. This trip is fully ADA accessible. Contact SLCC Disability Resource Center at (801) 957-4659

The Dream - Do Nexus

The Dream - Do Nexus
Rekindling Imagination and Unleashing

Creativity, Innovation, Design, & Entrepreneurship

November 16, 2012, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Event Center

Presenter: Dr. Jorge A. Vanegas

Electric Power Technology

Put yourself in a position to compete for a rewarding career in Utah's growing energy industry by enrolling in SLCC's Electric Power Technology certificate program. By completing this training, you will have the educational foundation and practical experience Utah's energy industry employers look for when hiring for their entry-level technician positions.

Grants of up to 50% tuition are available for the Electric Power Technology certificate program. Be sure to stop by our Open House for more information about the program and a chance to see our Indoor Lineman Technology Lab.

Date: October 23, 2012

Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location: Salt Lake Community College - Miller Campus
                 Miller Corporate Partnership Center Room 120A
                 9750 South 300 West Sandy, Utah 84070

Cost: Free to Attend

The next iteration of the Electric Power Technology program starts January 14 and runs through June 4, 2013. Classes are held Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grants are available for students who qualify. Contact Sean Cramer at (801) 957-5388 or for more information.