Thursday, January 31, 2013

SLCC Receives U.S. Department of Labor Geospatial Grant

SLCC is a partner in the $20 million National Information, Security, and Geospatial Technology Consortium. Funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant, this partnership will help the College train people for new and emerging jobs in geospatial technologies. 

As a partner in grant, SLCC is part of a national consortium including colleges from six states. The grant’s express mission is to offer services to individuals who are seeking training and job placement assistance in industries using geospatial technologies.

Careers are available in many industries including development planning, business and marketing, education, defense, intelligence, utilities, natural resources sciences, and public safety.

Students enrolled in the grant receive: mentoring from industry professionals, career counseling, individualized academic counseling, specialized tutoring, and virtual internships.

The grant’s lead applicant, Collin College in Texas, invited Salt Lake Community College to participate because of SLCC’s nationally recognized geospatial technology programs.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

SLCC Honors the 2013 ‘Embracing the Dream’ Award Winners

Salt Lake Community College honors the 2013 ‘Embracing the Dream’ award recipients: Artist and activist Ruby Chacon, Bishop Scott Hayashi, and Jack Hesleph, SLCC Director of Student Employment & Cooperative Education Services at a Humanitarian Awards Ceremony.

This annual award recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding service and advocacy toward fulfillment of “The Dream.”  

“Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophy of ‘Beloved Community’ asks us to confront how can we as a Nation, State, Local Municipalities and Communities move forward to realize a ‘Beloved Community’ and what would that look like?” said Jack Hesleph. “I am honored to be recognized with this award, and to engaging with these challenges that remain in the here and now.”

Scott Byron Hayashi is the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah. During more than 25 years of ordained ministry Hayashi has served inner city, suburban and rural congregations in California, Utah and Washington.
Ruby Chacon is a painter and artist. Born in Salt Lake City, she graduated from the University of Utah. 

Recognized as one of the most distinctive contemporary voices in American art, Chacon’s work depicts the lives and the histories of peoples indigenous to the American West—such as sheepherders, women making tortillas, and tattooed men in hairnets.

Jack Hesleph has worked for Salt Lake Community College since 1984. He is the Director of Student Employment and Cooperative Education Services.

In addition to the awards ceremony, the event also included a Panel Discussion on Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beloved Community,” and was held on January 29 at the College’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

New SLCC Archives Exhibit, February 2013

It’s time for a new exhibit from the SLCC Archives & Digital Collections!

During February 2013 the SLCC Archives & Digital Collections are highlighting the History of the SLCC Nursing Program through physical and online exhibits.  As the program is housed at the Jordan Campus, there will be physical exhibits at both theRedwood Markosian Library AND theJordan Campus Library!!!  Photographs, scrapbooks, and other ephemera showing the development of the Nursing Programover the past 65 years will be displayed for all to see.

Come take a look at the History of  SLCC’s Nursing Program and how much it has changed over the  past six and a half decades. If you are unable to visit the physical exhibits at either SLCC Library, or would like to see more related materials from the SLCC Digital Collections, check out our Online Exhibit!

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

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SLCC Vocal Jazz Festival Concert

7th annual SLCC Vocal Jazz Festival Grand Concert featuring Kelly Eisenhour, Dean Kaelin, 6 Miles Ahead, and SLCC Salt City Voices

Date: Feb. 14, 2013

Time: 7:30pm

Location: The Grand Theater at South City Campus (1575 South State St. SLC)
• Ticket prices are free to SLCC Students w/ID; $10-stud./seniors, $12-General
• To purchase tickets call the Grand Theatre Box Office at 801-957-3322

Student Voice Project

The Student Voice Project, Sharing our Students’ Perspectives: International Students

Wed., Jan. 30
12:00 p.m. - 1:30p.m.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Event Center

Five international students share their unique stories of being an SLCC student. Q and A to follow.

Refreshments provided after the discussion.

Register for EYH Salt Lake

 Attention All Girls!! Register January 10 for EYH Salt Lake 

Who: Girls in grades 6 to 9 

What: Expanding Your Horizons, (EYH), explore careers in math and science through fun, hands-on workshops taught by women in the field 
When: Saturday, March 9, 2013 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Where: Salt Lake Community College 
South City Campus 
1575 S State St., Salt Lake City 
Why: Because math and science aren’t just for boys! 

Learn what it’s like to be a pilot, an engineer, a scientist and more! Enjoy lunch, a great keynote presentation and a chance to win door prizes! 

Pre-registration open through February 22’nd, but register soon before workshops are full! Cost is $16, payable by credit card. Register online at: Select the Salt Lake Conference. Questions? Contact Kathy Hurd at (801) 957-4735 

US Marine Corp Brass Quintet At SLCC

US Marine Corp Brass Quintet to perform at SLCC South City Campus

The concert will be held Thurs., Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. - Noon at SLCC South City Campus, East Foyer. The recital is free.              

Chinese New Year Family Event

Year of the Snake!
Chinese New Year Family Event

Saturday, February 9, 2013
10 am  - Noon

Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Center
Reptile show, egg rolls. crafts, and games!


SLCC On Ice!

With the purchase of a ticket you receive entrance to the rink, skate rentals, hot chocolate, and the choice of a cookie or an ice cream bar.

7-9 pm
Tuesday, Jan 29
Kearns Olympic Oval
Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for children

SLCC Names Governor Herbert, Bishop Burton 2013 Honorary Doctorate Recipients

Salt Lake Community College has named Governor Gary Herbert and Bishop David Burton 2013 Honorary Doctorate recipients. They will be presented with their degrees at the College’s 2013 Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Maverik Center, located at 3200 South Decker Lake Drive in West Valley City, Utah.

Gary Herbert is Utah’s 17th Governor. He took the Oath of Office on August 11, 2009.

Governor Herbert currently serves as the Chair of the Western Governors Association (WGA), on the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association (NGA), and on the Education and Workforce Committee of the NGA.

Prior to becoming the state’s chief executive, Governor Herbert served as Lieutenant Governor for five years.

In 1990, the Governor was elected to the Utah County Commission. During his 14 years as county commissioner, he served as president of the Utah Association of Counties, and as a board member of the Provo Orem Chamber of Commerce.

Governor Herbert met his wife, Jeanette Snelson, at Brigham Young University. Shortly after their marriage, the Governor joined the Utah National Guard where he served for six years. He and Jeanette were small business owners for 23 years, and are the proud parents of six children and 13 grandchildren.

Bishop H. David Burton was called to be the Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in December 1995, and was sustained at General Conference in April 1996. He previously served for three years as the first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, having been sustained in October 1992. He had also served for 14 years as secretary to the Presiding Bishopric and as assistant Church budget officer for a year.

Prior to Church employment he worked for Kennecott Copper Corporation and the Utah State Tax Commission.  He has been active in community affairs and served on a number of corporate and charitable governing boards.

Bishop Burton graduated from South High School, earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Utah, and a master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan. He has served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a missionary in Australia, bishop, bishop's counselor, stake high councilor, stake president, and temple sealer.

A native of Salt Lake City, he and his wife Barbara Matheson Burton are the parents of five children and have 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Friday, January 25, 2013

SLCC Holds Reading, Discussion of ‘The Meeting’ between Malcolm and Martin

A public reading of ‘The Meeting’ will be held on January 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, located at 569 S. 1300 E. in Salt Lake City.

The Meeting is a one-act play that depicts an imagined meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

“This play offers a powerfully human exploration of ideas and beliefs present in two very different men during a time of great turmoil in the campaign for civil and human rights,” said Richard Scott, director of The Grand Theatre. “Their individual approaches  to the problem of racism and discrimination are born from a similarity in experiences and a common goal, but very different methodologies of how to get there. The play finds the human voice in both not just their iconic voices—it finds their commonality. A  great reminder in this era of shrill and strident voices that our differences need to be respected and our common humanity celebrated.”

The play examines both men’s philosophies as each assert positions on freedom, dignity and respect for African Americans and all others who have suffered injustice.

A panel discussion and reception will follow the reading.

Free Faculty and Staff Yoga 2013

Free Faculty and Staff Yoga
Tuesdays 5:30 -6:20 pm
Fridays 12:30 – 1:20 pm

Begins February 1st

Please join us in LAC 124 on either day or time.  No need to sign up – just show up! 
We have mats but if you have your own you are welcome to bring it.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Voice of the Prairie

The Grand Theatre Presents: The Voice of the Prairie

Eileen Hallet Stone Provides Opening-Night Lecture on Technology & Community

The Grand Theatre presents: The Voice of the Prairie from January 24 – February 9. The play, written by John Olive, follows an itinerant storyteller who runs afoul of the Federal Communications Commission just before the turn of the 20th century.

“This is an opportunity to show off our acting talent,” said Richard Scott, Executive Artistic Producer for The Grand, “We have this huge stage and only three actors. Director John Caywood and these talented actors are up to the challenge.”

The cast includes three critically acclaimed local actors: Dave Hanson, Stephanie Purcell, and Jonathan McBride.

On opening night, Eileen Hallet Stone will give a lecture from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. about the influence of technology on community connection and progress. Afterward, the Grand Theatre will present "The Voice of the Prairie" beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The show plays January 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 p.m. with additional matinee shows on January 26 and February 2 at 2:00 p.m. The Grand Theatre is located at 1575 South State Street in Salt Lake City.
Eileen Hallet Stone’s lecture is free and open to the public.

For tickets to the performance, please contact The Grand Theatre box office at 801-957-3322. 

About Eileen Hallet Stone: Eileen Hallet Stone is a professional oral historian and award-winning author of more than 200 articles on minority cultures, environmental issues, family dynamics, life challenges, and history. Currently working on a new novel, she has previously written two books on diversity that have been published by university presses. Collected stories in A Homeland in the West: Utah Jews Remember were developed into a photo-documentary exhibit that was shown as part of the 2002 Winter Olympic Cultural Olympiad Arts Festival at the University of Utah Marriott Library. The exhibit travels statewide. Her earlier book, Missing Stories: An Oral History of Ethnic and Minority Groups in Utah, co-authored with Leslie Kelen, has added to Utah’s educational curriculum. Hallet Stone also writes a monthly Living History column for The Salt Lake Tribune.

About David Hanson: David hanson has recently worked in roles such as Richard in Pinnacle Theater Company's production of The Lion in Winter, as Sweeney Todd with Actors Repertory Theater Ensemble and MJ Productions, Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers at the Covey Center for the Arts, and appeared as John Proctor in last year's The Grand Theatre production of The Crucible.David has also spent a good deal of time behind the stage, directing such shows as Wait Until DarkJoyful NoiseThe Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, and War of the Worlds, which he also adapted.

About Jonathan McBride: Jonathan McBride has previously appeared on the Grand's stage as the Baker in Into The Woods and the Janitor in A Diva Holiday, and in The Crucible as Rev. Parris. During the past 16 years, he has performed across the region with several companies and venues, including: Hale Center \Theater, Dark Horse Company Theater, Egyptian Theater, Pinnacle Acting Company, Plan-B Theater Company, Pygmalion Productions and the Old Lyric Repertory Company in Logan.

About Stephanie Purcell: Stephanie Purcell recently had the opportunity to play the Baker's Wife in the Grand Theatre's production of Into the Woods and is honored to return for such a beloved role as Frankie.  She has performed and filmed with companies such as Utah Light Opera, Centerpoint, Disney, ABC Family, Salty Productions and numerous college productions and films.  Some of her favorite past roles include Hope in Urinetown, Claire in Fuddy Meers, Cosette in Les Misérables, and The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet.  She currently teaches acting for theater and film, as well as Irish Step Dancing with local studios.  Stephanie is a musical theater major finishing her bachelor's degree at Weber State University.

OTA Information Session

SLCC School of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Information Session!

Come learn about the program about the new admission requirements.

Wednesday, February 13 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm

SLCC Jordan Campus
Health Sciences Center
Room 023

Players with NBA Ties Lead SLCC to 13-game win streak

The Salt Lake Community College Men’s Basketball team (17-2, 5-0 SWAC) is on a 13-game win streak, largely due to the high level of play from its players who have grown up around family members with National Basketball Association experience. The streak of victories dates back to Nov. 23 when SLCC defeated Eastern Wyoming 85-69 and the Bruins’ average margin of victory in that span is 14.7 points.

Bruin sophomore guard Tyrell Corbin (Salt Lake City, UT) is the son of former Utah Jazz player and current Jazz Head Coach Tyrone Corbin and is averaging 10.9 points per game. The West High School graduate and UC-Davis transfer is turning in 4.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 steals per contest. Corbin is shooting 45.8 percent from the field so far this season and is a Utah Mr. Basketball Award recipient.

“Ty is an excellent leader—he’s tough, strong and does a lot of the little things well to help us win,” said second year SLCC Head Coach Todd Phillips. He leads the team in assists and steals, scores the ball well for a point guard and runs the offense efficiently for us. He’s a big part of our success.”

SLCC freshman guard Gary Payton II is the son of former Seattle Sonics star and NBA legend Gary ‘the glove’ Payton and is scoring 8.5 points per game for the Bruins. The Las Vegas, NV native is turning in 6.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.0 steals per contest. Payton II is a graduate of Spring Valley High School and is shooting 58.6 percent from the field so far this season.

“Gary brings an excitement and athleticism to our team that’s a key element of what we do out on the floor,” said Phillips. “He’s explosive, makes highlight reel types of plays and I think he’s every bit as or maybe even more athletic than his dad was.”

Bruin sophomore forward JuWan Buchanan also has family-ties to the NBA: he is the nephew of former All-Star and Seattle Sonics great Shawn Kemp. Buchanan is averaging 13.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game and is shooting 49.2 percent from the field so far this season. The Yavapai Community College transfer is shooting 30.8 percent on three-point shots.

“JuWan is an ultra-talented player, he does everything well—he shoots the ball well, he’s big and strong and is a better defender than I think some people realize,” Phillips said.

Corbin, Payton II and Buchanan hope to lead SLCC back to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament for the first time since the Bruins won the national title back in 2009.
Combined, the trio averages 31.1 points per game for the Bruins and is responsible for 13.1 of the team’s 40.5 rebounds per contest on average. Their leadership in the locker room and on-floor experience are also key assets to the program.

SLCC is currently the only unbeaten team in the Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) and with a win streak that includes victories over No. 2 Howard College and No. 13 North Idaho College has climbed to a No. 15 ranking in the latest polls

SLCC averages 87.6 points per game and allow the opposition just 60.3 points per game this season.
SLCC Men’s Basketball contact: Head Coach Todd Phillips (801) 957-4956 –

February 2013 SLCC Libraries Exhibit

During the month of February, be sure to visit the Markosian Library!

This display will showcase Books published by SLCC Faculty and Staff. The books, drawn from the SLCC Libraries’ Collections, are on display 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.

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

Holds Digital Arts Networking Event for Sundance Film Festival

Salt Lake Community College, in association with the Utah Department of Workforce Services and the Utah Film Commission, held an event that brought digital arts students from around the state to explore job opportunities within the film and digital media industries during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

“This event was a great way to capitalize on the excitement that comes to the State during Sundance. It showcased Utah’s many employers in digital arts industries and gave students the opportunity to really get a feel for what occupations in these fields are like,” said Lori Bonham, SLCC Career and Technical Education Marketing Coordinator. “The career job shadow event was a great way to provide students better information they’ll need to make informed decisions about selecting careers in the digital arts industry.”

This event was targeted to Salt Lake Community College digital arts students and to high school students in digital arts programs across the Wasatch Front.

The event was held at the Blue Iguana restaurant in Park City, Utah.

B-Line Shuttle Extended Hours

With the Spring Semester upon us, we just wanted to remind you all of our B-Line Shuttle.  Given some of the Fall semester feedback, please note that the shuttle hours have been extended until 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon. 

SLCC provides all students, staff, and faculty a FREE campus shuttle service by showing your SLCC ID, (OneCard)
The pilot B-line connects South City, Meadowbrook and Taylorsville Redwood campuses.

B-Line hours and Routes:
Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The shuttle leaves the South City Campus east entrance on the hour heading to Meadowbrook TRAX station.
Meadowbrook TRAX station shuttle leaves at 15 after the hour heading to Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Taylorsville Redwood UTA bus stop, shuttle leaves on the half hour heading to Meadowbrook TRAX station.
Meadowbrook TRAX station shuttle leaves at 45 after the hour heading to the South City Campus.
You can always track the shuttle on our live shuttle bus tracker at         

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Movin' on up!

The SLCC Men's and Women's Basketball teams each moved up in the latest Top 25 Polls released by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

SLCC Men's Basketball jumps four spots in latest poll
The SLCC Men (18-2, 6-0 SWAC) jumped four spots from No. 15 to No. 11 after picking up a close road win over in-state rival Snow College (15-5, 3-3 SWAC) on Saturday in Ephraim, UT. The Bruins trailed the Badgers 66-65 with under 10 seconds remaining, but a 16-foot jump shot made by sophomore forward JuWan Buchanan (Seattle, WA) with just 7.1 seconds left lifted the Bruins to their 14th straight victory.

The Bruins currently own the sixth longest win streak in NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball and will play the toughest two contests of this five-game road trip in Idaho this week. SLCC will square off with rival College of Southern Idaho (CSI) (15-6, 3-4 SWAC) on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Twin Falls, ID. The Bruins dismantled the Eagles the first time the teams met, winning easily 89-73 at Bruin Arena on Jan. 5.

Head Coach Todd Phillips and the Bruins will then make the trek to Coeur d'Alene, ID to square off with Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) foe No. 13-ranked North Idaho College (NIC) (19-3, 6-1 SWAC) on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6:00 p.m. MST (Coeur d'Alene is on Pacific time). The Bruins rallied from a 15-point second half deficit to stun the Cardinals 75-74 at Bruin Arena on Jan. 3 and are the only team in the SWAC to have beaten NIC so far this season.

Live links to this week's SLCC Men's Basketball games can be found in a standalone web story to be released here on the SLCC Athletics home page on Thursday, Jan. 24 or in this week's edition of the Bruin Insider Newsletter.

SLCC Women's Basketball climbs two spots in latest Top 25 rankings
The SLCC Women (13-6, 4-2 SWAC) moved up from No. 18 to No. 16 in the latest NJCAA Top 25 rankings after taking down in-state rival Snow College (8-12, 2-4 SWAC) 55-43 on Saturday in Ephraim, UT. The Bruins made 17 of 26 free throws to earn their third straight road win and third straight overall.

SLCC has won six of its last eight contests and is currently in third place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) behind this week's opponents North Idaho College (NIC) and the College of Southern Idaho (CSI).

The Bruins will take on CSI (11-10, 5-2 SWAC) on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Twin Falls, ID. SLCC fell to the Eagles 54-39 at Bruin Arena on Jan. 5. Head Coach Betsy Specketer and the SLCC Women's team will then travel to Coeur d'Alene, ID to face off with No. 2-ranked NIC (21-1, 5-1 SWAC) on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 4:00 p.m. MST (Coeur d'Alene is in the Pacific time zone).

The Bruins are the only team to have beaten NIC this season, with the Cardinals losing 55-49 to SLCC on Jan. 3 at Bruin Arena. The Cardinals were ranked No. 1 in the nation at the time.

Live links to this week's SLCC Women's games in Idaho can be found in a standalone web story to be posted on Jan. 24 or in this week's edition of the Bruin Insider Newsletter.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Digital Storytelling Workshops

Digital Storytelling Workshops

Learn to make a digital story in this hands-on workshop. Open to students, faculty and staff.

Workshops will be held at these times:

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2:30-5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 25, 1-4 p.m.

Monday Jan. 28, 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday Jan. 29, 2:30-5 p.m.
Wednesday Jan. 30 1-4 p.m.
Thursday Jan. 31, 1-4 p.m.
Friday Feb. 1, 1-4 p.m.

RSVP to Lisa Bickmore (x4686), for further information

Digital Arts Networking Event

Digital Arts Networking Event
January 22, 2013
9 am - 3 pm
Blue Iguana Restaurant
Park City

Locals and digital arts students are invited to come explore job opportunities within the film and digital media industries during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at an event presented by the Department of Workforce Services and Salt Lake Community College in association with the Utah Film Commission.

For more information, contact Bryan Kessinger at
RSVP to this event at

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling 801-526-9240. Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: 1-888-346-3162. Department of Workforce Services •

Bruin Pride Day 2013

Bruin Pride Day!

Tuesday, January 22.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
SEC in the Student Center
Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Free pizza and raffle for prizes!
Meet the basketball, baseball, softball, and vollveyball teams!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr Events 2013

Salt Lake Community College celebrates Martin Luther King Day with a series of events.
Professor Michele Goodwin will provide the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote address, entitled: “Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Social Justice, Race and Civil Rights.” Goodwin’s address will be held on January 28 at noon in the Student Center Oak room at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
SLCC will also present Humanitarian Awards Ceremony and Panel Discussion on Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beloved Community” will be held on January 29 from 8:30 a.m. – noon in the Student Center Oak room at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. The event will honor the 2013 ‘Embracing the Dream’ award recipients: Artist and activist Ruby Chacon, Bishop Scott Hayashi, and Jack Hesleph, SLCC Director of Student Employment & Cooperative Ed. Services. This annual award recognizes individuals and/or organizations for outstanding service and advocacy toward fulfillment of “The Dream.”

As part of the celebration, the College’s Arts & Cultural Events presents: Conversations on Social Issues: The New Racism. This discussion will take place on January 23 from noon – 1:00 p.m. in room 266 of the Markosian Library at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
A public reading of ‘The Meeting’ will be held on January 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, located at 569 S. 1300 E. in Salt Lake City. The Meeting is a play that depicts an imagined meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. The play examines both men’s philosophies as each argue positions on freedom, dignity and respect for African Americans and all others who have suffered injustice. A panel discussion and reception will follow the reading.
Michele Goodwin is the Everett Fraser Professor in Law at the University of Minnesota. She holds joint appointments at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Professor Goodwin served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago and as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California-Berkeley. Prior to law teaching, Goodwin was a Gilder-Lehrman Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yale University.

Professor Goodwin is the founder of the Institute for Global Child Advocacy and the Executive Director of the U.S. Chapter of the Defense of Children International. She has received numerousawards for her contributions to the law and academics, including: the Black Pearl Award, the Urban League Women's History Month Honor, and the Chicago History Museum's Pioneering Women Award, among others.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Energy Cluster Acceleration Partnership SLCC

Media depicting history, goals, and progress of Utah's Energy Cluster Acceleration Partnership and its impacts at Salt Lake Community College.

Former SLCC client, Olive Medical Helps Surgeons See in HD

Olive Medical Corporation—graduate of the Miller Business Innovation Center at Salt Lake Community College and winner of the 2011 Salt Lake Small Business Development Center Client of the Year award—launches its OVS1 high-def visualization system. This all-in-one device is a complete video system for performing surgical procedures both in physicians’ offices and operating rooms.

“With the OVS1 product, we’ve focused on bringing the high quality image you’re used to seeing in an operating room, to an office setting– all while keeping costs to a minimum,” said Olive Medical CEO Joshua Talbert.  “We’ve been able to take our renowned HD surgical quality video and package it into a complete system for office use.  We’ve also added a few unique features such as our intuitive touch screen user interface, which allows users to interact with the system just like they would a smart phone or tablet.”

The OVS1 is a lightweight, compact complete visualization system for in-office procedures.  The office system boasts a crisp 1080p HD image, LED light source, and touch-screen interface, bringing OR quality imaging for physician office procedures.

The OVS1 is compatible with Olive Medical’s TCK1 HD Camera Head, the first camera of its kind to use a HD CMOS sensor to capture a native 1080p HD image – making it the fastest, safest and most affordable image available on the market.  Olive Medical will also continue to offer the industry’s only five-year replacement for this camera head.

Popular both in the United States for operating room and office use, and internationally by physicians with mobile practices, the complete OVS1 system includes a camera control unit, an LED light source, a 12.1 inch capacitive touch high bright display and a TCK1 HD Camera Head and a fiberoptic light cable in a compact portable package.  The OVS1 is compatible with any standard eyepiece endoscope in addition to Olive Medical’s own HD optimized endoscope line.

For more information, contact Michael Brown at: or 1-866-300-1148.

History of Electronic Music: Selections from the Markosian Library Stacks

 For the month of January, the SLCC Reference Department has a book display on the main floor of the Markosian Library. This display is a sampling of various books and DVD’s from the Markosian Library’s stacks on the History of Electronic Music. It includes materials on computer music composition, sampling and recording technologies, electronic music synthesizers. The display also showcases one of the early pioneers of electronic music Léon Theremin and his invention of the Theremin electronic musical instrument.

This display will be of special interest to students in SLCC’s Music, Media Music, MIDI, and Music Recording Technology programs.

SLCC Music Department [link]

So come on down and check out the “History of Electronic Music” display at the Redwood Campus SLCC Library and learn a little bit about the history behind the making of the myriad of Electronic Sounds that surround us every day in music, media and the technological landscape we inhabit

First Class of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Starts at SLCC

Salt Lake Community College is pleased to announce the first class of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program beginning at the College’s Miller Campus in Sandy on Friday, January 11, 2013. 

The first class consists of 33 Utah businesses, which have been selected from a competitive pool of 102 initial applicants seeking the rigorous business education. The businesses selected represent a broad range of industries including; retail, manufacturing, construction, transportation, and services from medical, information technology, media, and human services areas. All businesses selected met specific application criteria and are positioned to provide increased revenue and job growth upon completion of the program. Through their dedication, these business owners will richly contribute to Utah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is a national education program for business owners who have survived the start-up phase and are poised for growth. Participants receive a full scholarship, which includes comprehensive business management education curriculum, a suite of business support services such as one-on-one business advising and networking clinics, and opportunities to access capital.    

More than 780 small business owners have participated in the program in seven cities across the U.S. Alumni have generated on average a 70% increase in revenue, and 55% of participating business have created new jobs. As a result of the programs launch in Salt Lake City, program administrators expect positive economic outcomes—including new jobs and increased tax revenues. 

Salt Lake Community College is hosting a second cohort for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in 2013, which will begin in August. Applications will be accepted now through June 3, 2013.
Additional information, including the program application, is available at

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SLCC Holds Presidential Inauguration Sendoff Concert for Chamber Singers

Salt Lake Community College Chamber Singers will be Washington, D.C. to participate in the Presidential Inauguration Choir competition.  Forty students and faculty from the College will compete with the choir and attend the Inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol building marking the beginning of President Obama’s second term in office on January 21, 2013.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to represent the College and to be apart of this historic event,” said Anna Szabados, SLCC Dean of the School of Arts, Communication and New Media. “The SLCC Chamber Singers are a talented group that reflect well the caliber of student and quality of training at the College. We’re proud to send them to President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony.”

The SLCC Division of Communication and Performing Arts will hold a farewell concert for the Chamber Singers on January 15 at 7:30 p.m. in room 203 of the Technology Building at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. A live webcast of the concert will be available at:

President Obama’s first term officially ends on January 20 at noon, at which time he will be sworn-in for a second term with his Vice President Joseph Biden. Because that day is a Sunday, in keeping with custom, the public ceremonieswill be held the next day.

A documentary film crew comprised of both SLCC students and faculty will accompany the Chamber Singers to chronicle the trip and performance.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Geospatial Mentoring Program

Geospatial Grant

Take Your Career to the next level in a degree or certificate in:

Geographic Information Sciences Technology

SLCC is part of a U.S. Department of Labor grant and a national consortium including colleges from six states. The grant’s mission is to offer services to individuals who are seeking training and job placement assistance in the following areas: Geospatial Technologies and Mobile Application Development.

Students enrolled in the grant receive:
-mentoring from industry professionals
-career counseling
-individualized academic counseling,
-specialized tutoring
-virtual internships

*These additional services are only available to students who agree to and qualify for the grant program. The academic side is the same for grant funded and non-grant funded students.
Careers are available in many industries including development planning, business and marketing, health care, education, defense, intelligence, utilities, natural resources sciences, medicine, public safety and more.

Visit for eligibility requirements.

Contact Info:
Jeremiah Borrowman at 801-957-4852 or email

Federal Disclaimer:
“This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy, continued availability or ownership.”

25K in $25 at the Grand Theatre

We are looking to raise $25,000 in $25 donations. The Grand Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible.

You can view the rest of the Grand Stories here.

How to Donate:
  • Go to and click on the Donations link.
  • Call 801-957-3322
  • Mail your donation to The Grand Theatre, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Thursday, January 10, 2013

College Closure: January 11, 2013

Salt Lake Community College campuses are closed today, January 11, 2013.

President's Message: Professional Development Day

Dear Members of our College Community,

As we look forward to the beginning of our Spring semester and tomorrow’s Professional Development Day, the weather forecast for snow and winter treacheries has overshadowed the day with caution for everyone’s safety. Towards that end, in the spirit of conservative care, we are postponing Professional Development Day complete with Dr. Terry O’Bannion’s keynote and our innovative workshops until March 1st, beginning at 1 pm and going throughout that afternoon.
I apologize for the disappointment I anticipate you all share with me, and especially to our many colleagues who have prepared creative workshops, but feel it important to prepare for the possibilities of difficult travel. Please pencil into your respective calendars this afternoon of March 1st and continue preparing for Monday’s first day of spring semester classes.

I want to also share with you the wonderful accolades recently received by two of our magnificent colleagues. Professor Ron Valcarce, and his leadership as faculty advisor for the American Chemical Society student chapter here at SLCC was recently commended by the ACS for wonderful mentoring along with the news that our student chapter has been selected to receive the “Outstanding Award” for its activities conducted during the 2011-2012 year.

Additionally, Clint Gardner, Student Writing Center Coordinator, recently was honored in Chicago with the 2012 Ron Maxwell Award for Distinguished Leadership in Promoting Collaborative learning Practices of Peer Tutors in Writing.
I believe both Clint and Ron exemplify the importance of leadership for all throughout our college and am deeply appreciative to them. The quality and excellence of these professionals continue the momentum that so many of you propel in your daily work here….Thank YOU!!!

I look forward to our Spring semester together……regardless of how the weather plays.

Most Sincerely,
President Bioteau

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

SLCC Named Top-12 School for Veterans

Salt Lake Community College has been named one of the top-12 two-year colleges in the country for Veterans by Military Times EDGE Magazine. The publication ranked SLCC 12th overall in the country for veterans on the basis of the factors found to be most important to veterans with an emphasis on academic accreditation, central veterans' offices and staff knowledgeable on veterans' issues.

Additional criteria for the award included: cost per credit, participation in the Yellow Ribbon veterans scholarship program, veteran-friendly residency policy, and veteran graduation and student loan default rates.

“I love working with the Darlene Head and the Veteran’s Center,” SLCC graduate and Upper Limit Aviation helicopter flight instructor Ramsay Campbell said. “They did so much to help me get into this career and provided me with so many opportunities, it’s nice to be able to give back to make sure Veterans can take full advantage of the benefits they’ve earned.”

 The College was also listed for the fourth consecutive year as 'Military Friendly' by the publication GI Jobs, a national publication that provides information on how military professionals can  make the transition to civilian employment.

“To receive this award again this year is a wonderful recognition of the quality service Salt Lake Community College is able to provide for veterans,” said Darlene Head, Director of the SLCC Veterans Center. “We are so proud to again be one of the top-performing schools in the country in meeting the needs of veterans. We are also grateful for the support of college administration and the Utah State Legislature that enables us to do this important work.”

For information, contact Darlene Head, at 801-957-3833 or

About the SLCC Veterans Center: Salt Lake Community College opened a new, renovated Veterans Center in October 2008. With more than, 2,000 square feet, the Center provides services to the College’s veteran population—more than 1,200 students per year.  Offering a comprehensive array of services available to those who have served in the U.S. military, the Veterans Center  was one of only eight in the nation selected to participate in the Vet Success program. The College Veterans  Center is the first of its kind on any college or university campus in Utah, and offers veterans a one-stop support center for their educational needs, including a dedicated VA Vet Success counselor.

SLCC Grad Named Humana’s Chief Human Resources Officer

Salt Lake Community College graduate Tim Huval has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Humana Inc. Humana announced that Huval’s duties in his new position will include serving on the company's executive team and that he will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard. Humana is one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies and is based in Louisville, Ky.

“We are always pleased to hear that our former students are doing well, and are particularly delighted at the news that Tim Huval has earned such an important position that will allow him to have a positive effect on many people’s lives and careers,” SLCC President Cynthia Bioteau said. “His professional success has been truly impressive. Tim is a wonderful example for our students and demonstrates that the College is providing the practical education and experience they need to thrive.”

In March 2007, SLCC awarded Huval an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters. He graduated from the College with an associate's degree in business management.

Huval’s previous professional experience includes ten years of service with Bank of America, where he worked as Senior Human Resources executive, Chief Information Officer for Global Wealth & Investment Management, and most recently as the bank's Senior Vice President for Consumer Service and Operations. In that capacity, he led the customer-service professionals who assist the bank’s nearly 60 million customers.

"What's impressive about Tim's career at Bank of America is that he was hand-picked on several occasions to solve critical business challenges in areas that go well beyond the scope of traditional HR," Humana CEO Bruce Broussard said. "He was successful in 100 percent of those challenges. Though he has held multiple senior-level roles, his passion has always been HR."

"I am honored to join Humana and eager to take on the company's HR opportunities and challenges," Huval said. "Besides being a leading health and well-being company, Humana is in the people business. That's what's most exciting and motivating to me."

Huval has been active in public service and giving back to the communities in which he has lived and worked. While in his position with Bank of America, he was an active leader in several charitable and philanthropic efforts, including serving as a board member of the United Way of Delaware, the Delaware Children's Museum and the Delaware Business Roundtable.

In addition to his associate degree from SLCC, Huval has a bachelor's degree in marketing from Weber State University and a master's degree in public administration from Brigham Young University.

SLCC Athletics Coordinator Named Volleyball Official of the Year

Salt Lake Community College SLCC Athletic Operations Coordinator Lisa Peshell has been named the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) High School Volleyball Official of the Year. Peshell is co-president of the Salt Lake Volleyball Officials Association, and works as an arbiter and assigner in addition to officiating Utah high school volleyball matches.

“There are so many talented high school volleyball officials in Utah to choose from, this award means a lot,” said Peshell. “I'm very appreciative of the volleyball officiating community for allowing me this honor, and would like to thank Becky Anderson at USHAA for her continuing support of Utah high school volleyball.”

Peshell started officiating high school volleyball in Utah in 2002, and became a college official in the 2005-06 season. She is a USA Volleyball Junior National official as well. In addition to her work with high school and collegiate volleyball, Lisa has worked for SLCC Athletics for the past 17 years.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Spring 2013 Student Services Rush Extended Office Hours


Wednesday, January 9 11:59 PM — Spring 2013 Admission Application Deadline (credit programs)
Monday, January 14 — Classes begin (full term and first half)

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Enrollment Services, Student Express, Information Desk, OneCard, General Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Cashiering
Friday, January 11
8 am – 6 pm
8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, January 12
9 am – 1 pm
9 am – 1 pm
Monday, January 14
7 am – 8 pm
7 am – 8 pm
Tuesday, January 15
7 am – 8 pm
7 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, January 16
8 am – 8 pm
7:30 am – 8 pm
Thursday, January 17
8 am – 8 pm
7:30 am – 8 pm
Friday, January 18
8 am – 6 pm
7:30 am – 6 pm

South City Campus

Enrollment Services, ID/Information Desk, General Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Cashiering
Friday, January 11
8 am – 6 pm
8 am – 4 pm
Monday, January 14
7 am – 8 pm
7 am – 8 pm
Tuesday, January 15
7 am – 8 pm
7 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, January 16
8 am – 8 pm (Advising and Financial Aid closing 6 pm)
7:30 am – 8 pm
Thursday, January 17
8 am – 8 pm (Advising and Financial Aid closing 6 pm)
7:30 am – 8 pm
Friday, January 18
8 am – 6 pm
7:30 am – 4 pm

Jordan Campus

Enrollment Services, Courtesy Desk/OneCard,
Advising, Financial Aid, Cashiering
Friday, January 11
8 am – 6 pm
8 am – 1 pm
Monday, January 14
7 am – 8 pm (Advising and Financial Aid closing 6 pm)
7 am – 8 pm
Tuesday, January 15
7 am – 8 pm (Advising and Financial Aid closing 6 pm)
7 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, January 16
7:30 am – 8 pm (Advising and Financial Aid closing 6 pm)
7:30 am – 8 pm
Thursday, January 17
7:30 am – 8 pm (Advising and Financial Aid closing 6 pm)
7:30 am – 8 pm
Friday, January 18
7:30 am – 6 pm
7:30 am – 1 pm
(extended hours as needed)
Miller Campus

Enrollment Services
Financial Aid, Cashiering, OneCard & Advising
(Store Dates:  Jan. 9-31)
Friday, January 11
8 am – 6 pm
8 am – 6 pm (no advising, Financial Aid closing 4:30 pm)
9 am - 1 pm
Monday, January 14
7 am – 8 pm
7 am – 6 pm
9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday, January 15
7 am – 8 pm
7 am – 6 pm
9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 7 pm
Wednesday, January 16
8 am – 8 pm
8 am – 6 pm (no advising)
9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 7 pm
Thursday, January 17
8 am – 8 pm
8 am – 6 pm
9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 7 pm
Friday, January 18
8 am – 6 pm
8 am – 4:30 pm ( no advising)
9 am - 1 pm

Highland and Westpointe Centers – Enrollment Services
Monday, January 14
7 am – 6 pm
Tuesday, January 15
7 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, January 16
8 am – 6 pm

Tuition Due January 23 – Cashiering Offices Open
Wednesday, January 23
Jordan, South City, and Taylorsville Redwood

7 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, January 23
7 am – 6 pm