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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Utah State University and Salt Lake Community College Form Strategic Partnership


Utah State University President Stan Albrecht and Salt Lake Community College President Cynthia A. Bioteau signed an agreement Thursday, March 28, establishing a strategic partnership between the two institutions of higher learning.

The agreement provides coursework to SLCC students enabling them to seamlessly transfer to USU and complete USU’s bachelor’s degree requirements.  The coursework is delivered via USU’s Regional Campus and Distance Education interactive video conferencing system directly to the SLCC campus.
“One of our highest priorities as Utah’s land-grant institution is to expand access to high-quality educational opportunities for people in the state,” Albrecht said. “Through this new partnership, we are joining forces with another great Utah educational institution to make a college degree even more obtainable for students.”
Albrecht said USU’s land-grant mission melds perfectly with SLCC’s mission, and this new partnership gives students one more option as they pursue a degree.
Salt Lake Community College Provost Christopher Picard said SLCC is committed to its mission as a comprehensive community college.
“One crucial aspect of that mission is to provide education at the freshman and sophomore level for transfer to our sister four-year institutions, and it has been a distinct pleasure to work with USU,” said Picard. “We leveraged video streaming technology to provide access to upper division business education right on our Redwood campus — a win-win collaboration for two fine institutions.”
The new bachelor’s degree pathways provide an opportunity for degree completion for nontraditional students who have daytime commitments and need course delivery on an evening or online schedule. It is an open-entry program that allows SLCC students who meet USU admission and degree program entry and pre-requisite requirements to take courses concurrently with SLCC classes. 
USU Senior Vice Provost Ronda Menlove said the partnership not only benefits SLCC students but also sustains USU’s commitment to provide educational opportunities statewide.
"This is a great opportunity for students to access USU's bachelor's degrees,” said Menlove. “Salt Lake Community College is a premier two-year college with great students and programs. We are excited about this strategic partnership and fulfilling USU's mission as a land-grant university to provide access to higher education statewide.”
To start, USU's business administration bachelor's degree will be delivered at the SLCC Redwood campus.
About Utah State University:
Utah State University is Utah’s only land-grant institution and is committed to providing access to higher education to all residents of Utah as well as students across the nation and world. Utah State University Regional Campuses and Distance Education offers more than 70 degrees and programs at seven regional campuses as well as through online coursework.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Religion & Culture Symposium 2013


Thursday, April 4, 2013 • 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
Taylorsville Redwood Campus • Student Center • Oak Room 

Special Guests: 
Dr. Martha Bradley, Professor of Architecture, University of Utah 
Deacon Scott Dodge, Catholic Diocese, Cathedral of the Madeleine 
Balaji Suddabattula, Board Member, Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple 
Shelby Walker, Priestess, Order of Our Lady of Salt 


Friday, April 5, 2013 • 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
Taylorsville Redwood Campus • TB 203



 Extending the discussion of Sacred Space: 
Joshua Mulder, Master Sculptor and Director of the Great Stupa Dharmakaya at Shambhala Mountain Center, Colorado 

SLCC Job Fair 2013

Tuesday, April 9
8:30 am - 2 pm
Student Event Center
Taylorsville Redwood Campus



Schedule:  http://www.slcc.edu/SECES/workshop-schedule.aspx 

Contact: 
Taylorsville Redwood Campus | AD 195 801-957-4014 
South City Campus | W 134 801-957-3047 
Jordan Campus | B 164 801-957-6242 

Presented by: 
Career and Student Employment Services 
www.slcc.edu/seces 
Individuals who require accommodations for this event should contact 
SLCC’s Disability Resource Center at 801-957-4659. 
AA/EO INSTITUTION 

Not the Messiah Celebrating 40 Years of Monty Python


Not the Messiah

April 5-6 | 7:30pm

A Comic Oratorio by Eric Idle & John DuPrez
based on Monty Python's LIFE OF BRIAN
Tickets: $7-$15


In 1979, Monty Python’s LIFE OF BRIAN turned the Biblical epic on its head. Now, the creators of SPAMALOT, Eric Idle & John Du Prez turn classical music on its ear! Prepare for NOT THE MESSIAH (He's a Very Naughty Boy), the comedic masterpiece that combines all of the unforgettable humor of the Python’s most celebrated film with the overblown grandeur of operatic solists, full symphony orchestra and chorus.

Meet the Cast

MC: Dave Hanson
Brian: Anthony Thomas Buck
Judith: Angie Chatelain Avila
Mandy: Marcie Jacobsen
Reg: Ryan Paskins
Character: Brandon Rufener
Naughty Chorus: Margo Watson, Kaisa Carlson, Natalie Easter, April Tritchler Bradin Wilhelmsen, Michael Jensen Jim Dale, Thomas Moore


Upcoming Grand Theatre Events:

Evil Dead: the Musical
March 29 & 30

Monty Python’s Not the Messiah
April 5 & 6
7:30pm

SLCC Dance Company Concert
April 12 & 13
7:30pm

NPR Science Friday
April 19

SLCC Fine Arts Concert
April 20

La Cage Aux Folles
May 9 – 25
7:30 pm
2:00 pm 

The Conversation Program, 2013


Our Mission is to inspire students to continually strive for higher levels of academic performance through creative and strategic methods that address emotional and educational challenges. This will be accomplished by maintaining focus in achieving the students’ intended scholastic goals.

Week 5
April 2: Bulletproof Your Future Career
Week 6
April 9: Unleash the Leader You Already Are!
Week 7
April 16: Explore the Dynamic World of Relationships to Succeed in College and Beyond

Where: South City Campus - Room W131
When: EVERY Wednesday
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Career Advancement Calendar Program Schedule

Adobe Photoshop & After Effects Workshop

Adobe & SLCC present:

Adobe Photoshop & After Effects Workshop

Friday, April 19
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
SLCC Miller Campus
Register today: http://edu.adobeeventsonline.com/HED/SLCC/invite.html

NCAA March Madness BBQ 2013


Free!

Thursday, March 28 at 5:30 pm
HTC/Quad - Jordan Campus

Come join for games, food, and basketball!


SLCC Welcomes The Boys & Girls Club, 2013


Wednesday, April 3
4 -6 pm

Student Event Center, Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Event: Field Trip
For: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake City

All SLCC students and their children are welcome!


Battle of the Bruins 2013



Friday, April 5
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Taylorsville Redwood LAC

Play basketball, volleyball, or kickball.

Teams will be formed on-site.

For SLCC students only!

$1 for one game, $2 for three games

Bring your gym clothes and water

Proceeds go to Whittaker Elementary School

Kill the Club Dance


Performing live: Common Kings & FIJI

Promoting Higher Education!

April 6, 2013
The Complex
Tickets: $25
Presale: 801.907.0099

Doors open at 8 pm. 18+ event.

Summer Blast-Off Extravaganza, 2013



Wednesday, April 17
10 am - 1 pm
South City Campus

Win prizes! Make a fun t-shirt! Play games!

Great way to kick-off summer.

Eric Stolhanske, Foolish Preserverance


Eric Stolhanske
Foolish Perseverance: How a Kid with a Wooden Leg Took on Tinseltown

Wednesday, March 27 - Noon

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
STC Student Event Center

Starrred in such movies as Super Troopers and Beerfest. And part of the comedy group Broken Lizard.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

First Generation Film Viewing



March 28, 2013
Noon - 2pm
and 
6 - 8 pm

Taylorville Redwood Campus
Technology Building

Monday, March 25, 2013

Digital Arts Internship Fair


Thursday, April 4, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Salt Lake Community College
South City Campus, Atrium
1575 So. State Street, SLC

Join Salt Lake Community College in collaboration with the Department of Workforce Services and Student Employment and Cooperative Education Services for a Digital Arts Internship Fair.


Fair Events include:
• Industry Exchange – Learn about internship opportunities from leading
industry companies.
• Industry Exhibits – Industry booths exhibiting products and services.
• Tutorials – Hands-on work sessions with industry & professional
organizations.

Bruin Parade Band Auditions 2013



SLCC Bruin Parade Band!

Needs enthusiastic brass, woodwind, and percussion performers!

Call Dr. Craig Ferrin: 801-381-0007

or email at craig.ferrin@slcc.edu for an audition.

Receive a $250 cash stipend for joining the fun!

ACE Funding 2013!

Have an idea for a campus event? Need money? Here is a solution!


Apply for funding from the Arts & Cultural Events Committee.

Event can be new or existing.

Event needs to be sponsored by either faculty/staff or an organization/department of SLCC.

Application form can be found at: www.slcc.edu/ace

Application deadline is April 5, 2013.

Application be found at www.slcc.edu/ace

Application deadline is April 5, 2013

Call Sarah Young: 801-957-3460
or email: sarah.young@slcc.edu

Grad Fair 2013!


Tuesday, March 27
9 am - 6 pm

Wednesday, March 28
9 am - 6 pm

- Purchase your cap and gown
- Receive your Stole of Gratitude
- Pick up Honor Cords
- Purchase announcements
- Order diploma frames
- Order a school ring
- Make a graduation portrait appointment
- Win prizes!

Prize drawing for graduates: Enter to win an iPod!

http://bookstore.slcc.edu

SLCC Student McRae Williams Wins X Games Slopestyle Competition


Salt Lake Community College student McRae Williams won a gold medal in the X Games Men's Ski Slopestyle finals in Tignes, France.


Williams a 22 year-old Salt Lake City resident, was victorious in his first trip to an X Games final. “It feels amazing. First-ever X Games finals and a gold medal. I can't believe it," Williams said.



Williams winning effort included a second run score of 94.33. He defeated silver medalist Jossi Wells from New Zealand bronze medalist Gus Kenworthy of the United States.




The Winter X Games Tignes is an international sporting event that consists of men’s and women’s slopestyle and superpipe competitions for skiers and snowboarders. One of the X Games’ most popular events, slopestyle is an event that judges contestants on both the difficulty of the tricks they perform and the amplitude of their jumps. Competitors are rewarded for including a variety of tricks and penalized if the tricks performed are too similar. Slopestyle originated as a snowboarding competition.

Slopestyle, for both skiing and snowboarding will become an Olympic event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

SLCC Names Kent Frogley Assistant VP of Institutional Marketing and Communications

Salt Lake Community College has named Kent Frogley assistant vice president of institutional marketing and communications. This senior-level position is responsible for the College’s communications and marketing efforts.


“We are delighted to add someone to our team with the experience and vision that Kent brings,” said SLCC vice president of institutional advancement Alison McFarlane.  “We are fortunate to be able to draw on his considerable skillset. He will absolutely enable us to be even more effective and engaging in our communications and marketing efforts.”

Frogley comes to the College with experience in senior leadership positions at several firms, including leading global marketing at FranklinCovey, partner at Taylor Fife Kent as well as experience at O.C. Tanner, Saatchi & Saatchi DFS and Bates Worldwide.

“Salt Lake Community College is thriving. I feel fortunate to join an institution that is so important to Utah’s educational ecosystem,” Frogley said. “Education gives people power—it opens up choices and, ultimately, leads to the freedom to achieve your dreams. I am excited to be part of the effort to communicate to prospective students, the College’s alumni, and the broader public the opportunities that exist here.”

Frogley has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in integrated marketing & communications from Northwestern  University.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Salt Lake Community College Honors U.S. Military’s African-American Pioneers


Salt Lake Community College honored some of the African American pioneers of the United States military’s five branches. The College launched a campaign during National Black History month dedicated to the stories of military personnel that don’t often get told.

“Every year, Salt Lake Community College focuses on an aspect of Black History that is educational and isn’t necessarily in the mainstream,” said Joy Tlou, SLCC public relations director. “In the past, we’ve put together profiles of poets, visual artists, musicians, and this year we decided to take a closer look at some of the lesser-known accomplishments African-Americans have made to our country’s military history.”

Perhaps the two most famous groups profiled by the College were The Tuskegee Airmen and Buffalo Soldiers. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. These soldiers fought in the United States’ armed forces in World War II. Buffalo Soldiers were members of the all-black U.S. Cavalry and Infantry Regiments founded in 1866. They were also the first to serve as Park Rangers of U.S. National Parks. 

Other well known selections were Crispus Attucks and Carl Maxie Brashear. Attucks was the first casualty of the American Revolution. He was shot and killed in the Boston Massacre. Attucks was immortalized for his role in the event as “the first to defy, the first to die” in the revolution. Brasher was the first African-American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver. On his way to becoming a Master Diver, Brashear graduated from the U.S. Navy Diving & Salvage School in 1954, the first African-American to attend and graduate from the Diving & Salvage School.

The College also recognized less-widely known individuals who have a remarkable place in U.S. military history. The College profiled Michael Augustine Healy was the first African-American to command a United States government military ship. Healy was a captain in the United States Revenue Cutter Service—forerunner of the United States Coast Guard.

A pair of ground-breaking Coast Guard aviators—Jeanine McIntosh Menze and La’Shanda Holmes—were also honored. Menze as the first African-American female aviator in the United States Coast Guard history, and Holmes as the USCG’s first female African-American helicopter pilot.

The College also honored former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins. Though widely known for his distinguished political career, prior to his public service in political office, Dinkins enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was among the 20,000 African-American soldiers who trained at Camp Montford Point between 1942 and 1949 before the Corps was fully integrated during the Korean War.

“These profiles have been a great way to stimulate conversation surrounding Black history at the College,” Tlou said. "The response from the community, the conversations on social media, and the interest from other institutions has been remarkable.”

In addition to the profiles, SLCC put on several events about Black history this year. A Black Student Voices discussion offered students and the College community to discuss campus issues regarding racial and cultural stereotypes and how to combat them.  A ‘Dance Across the Ages’ dance event offered a look back at various dance styles that have been popularized by the African-American community. SLCC’s celebration of Black History Month ended with an event that centered around the experiences of a black man in the Klu Klux Klan.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Patents Expert Ken Horton Headlines Intellectual Property Breakfast Seminar Series

The Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center at Salt Lake Community College is hosting a Breakfast Seminar on March 26 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., which will examine Intellectual Property laws, including patentable subject matter, patent infringement, ownership, international patent protection and more.

Professor Ken Horton will be the guest speaker and will facilitate the session, which will follow a breakfast and networking event at 7:30 a.m.  Horton is an Association Professor for the MBA Technology Management Program at Westminster College. His professional practice specializes in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, intellectual property litigation, trademark, copyrights, trade secrets, and intellectual property evaluations.

The seminar will be held at the College’s Miller campus in the Corporate Partnership Center, Room 333, 9750 South 300 West, in Sandy. To register for this free seminar visit http://www.mbrcslcc.com/intellectualproperty or call 801-957-5200.  For more information about the event or the Salt Lake Small Business Development Center visit http://www.mbrcslcc.com/slsbdc.

The Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) leads the way in entrepreneurial education, advocacy and business development. Our mission is to strengthen Utah's economic fabric and quality of life by facilitating the success and prosperity of small business endeavors. From individuals with an established business needing solutions, to individuals wanting to learn more about what it takes to go into business, the SBDC can help.

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Educational Tour Brings Romeo and Juliet to SLCC

Romeo & Juliet is coming to Salt Lake Community College courtesy of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production. Productions will be held on March 27 & 28 at 11:00 a.m. in the Grand Theater, located at 1575 South State Street in Salt Lake City. All productions are free and open to the public. Groups larger than 10 require reservations.

These productions are part of Utah Shakespeare Festival will take its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring program that will bring the famous tragedy to more than 25,000 students in three Western states from January to April, 2013. The tour will visit schools, community centers, and correctional facilities across Utah, Nevada, and Arizona with over 65 performances for 120 schools.

“The educational tour is our favorite piece of programming that we have here at the Festival, as well as our most important,” said Brian Vaughn, co-artistic director. “This tour will introduce hundreds of students to the power of William Shakespeare’s written word. There’s a communal impact and vitality that one gleans by attending live theatre, and through these plays we usher in the next generation of playgoers that will keep our craft vital and alive.”

Currently in its 16th year, this educational outreach program features a condensed 75-minute version of Shakespeare’s tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet, including complete costumes, sets, and theatrical lighting. Following the performance, a fifteen-minute post-show discussion with the actors and optional workshops in Stage Combat, Performing Shakespeare's Text, and Developing Character through Improvisation will be held.

The company’s eleven-person group serves as both the acting company and the support crew, consisting of eight actors, a company manager, a stage manager, and a technical director.

In addition to support from the Shakespeare for a New Generation program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, this tour is sponsored by the Utah State Office of Education, Mountain West Small Business Finance, and UBS Bank.

For a complete tour schedule visit http://www.bard.org/education/tour.html.

For more information or to make a reservation for a group of 10 or more people, contact the Grand Theatre Box Office at: (801) 957-3322 or the-grand.org/.

Ronny Edry Presentation and Peace Poster Workshop


On March 13, 2012, Ronny Edry posted a photo of himself and his daughter on Facebook with the message, “Iranians, we will never bomb your country. We love you.” A graphic designer from Tel Aviv, Israel, Edry was concerned about impending war between Israel and Iran, and he wanted to send a message of peace. Very soon, Edry’s friends in Israel responded to his poster by sending him their own photos and asking him to create peace posters out of them. And within 48 hours, peace posters from Iran started appearing on Facebook, too. Soon the peace message spread to other countries, and posters from people in the U.S., France, Taiwan, Australia, Canada, and many countries, started to appear. Edry enlisted the help of friends to create more peace posters, the press got wind of it, and before long he was giving a TED Talk about the peace campaign that grew from one simple poster he uploaded to Facebook on March 13, 2012. Edry’s TED Talk now has over 1 million views. 


One year to the day after putting that first peace poster on Facebook, Edry came to Salt Lake Community College. As a kickoff for the Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice, Edry told his story and worked with students to create their own peace and social justice posters. Edry and design partner Sany Arazi showed peace posters that they and others had designed and described the incredible response they have received from people around the world and the journey of connection and understanding they’ve been on.  “We have a duty to try and make a change,” said Edry. The peace posters are starting conversations between people of different beliefs and in different countries—conversations that might never have happened otherwise. And the work continues. A recent set of posters created by people in both Iran and Israel proclaims, “Not ready to die in your war.”


After their presentation, Edry and Arazi worked with SLCC students to create their own posters of peace and social justice. The posters will be displayed at the Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice, April 25-26, at the Student Center, Redwood campus. Students, faculty, staff, and the wider community are all invited to the two-day conference featuring student presentations, a crowd dance event, poetry slam, and keynote presentations by Ronny Edry (via video conference) and Ashley Anderson. The theme for this year’s conference is “Acts of Public Creativity and Participation for Social Justice.” Students will present poetry, essays, paintings, photography, and short videos in response to the theme. For more information about the Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice, go to http://wsjconf.wordpress.com/ or check out the conference Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WSJConference?ref=ts&fref=ts.

Contact:  Charlotte Howe at wsjconf@gmail.com or charlotte.howe@slcc.edu.

David Lang Appointed as New SLCC Trustee

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has appointed David Lang as Salt Lake Community College’s newest trustee. Mr. Lang is head of Goldman Sachs’ Salt Lake City office and head of Operations for Salt Lake City. He currently serves on the company’s Operations Operating Committee and the Acquisition Review Committee.

"We are delighted that Mr. Lang has accepted the appointment to serve on the College Board of Trustees,” said Salt Lake Community College President Cynthia A. Bioteau.  “His insight, experience, and intelligence have already proven beneficial to the College, and we look forward to the many contributions he will bring in this new role. He is a wonderful addition to a board of Trustees of the highest quality that will continue to propel our college forward.”

Mr. Lang joins Chair Jesselie B. Anderson, Vice Chair Gail Miller, Clint W. Ensign, Larry D. Hancock, Ashok Joshi, Stanley B. Parrish, Annie V. Schwemmer, and Richard Tranter on the SLCC Board of Trustees.

Prior to taking his current position at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Lang was co-head of Global Goldman Sachs Asset Management Operations. He joined the company as an associate in 1994 and became vice president in 1998. Mr Lang was named managing director in 2006.

Mr. Lang serves on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Utah, the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce, the Westminster College President’s Advisory Board and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah.

He earned an MBA from Syracuse University in 1994.

"With the appointment of David Lang to an already strong board, the College has the benefit of some of the finest leadership in the country," said President Bioteau. " We continue to thrive as one of the premiere community colleges in the nation.”

The SLCC Men's Basketball Team is Going to Nationals!

You can watch. Live.

The team’s first game will be against Eastern Oklahoma State College on Mar. 19 at 11:00 a.m. MST. Watch live at the Student Center, on SLCCTV-17, or online at: at: http://www.slcc.edu/video/fl/events/LiveEvent.html.

Support the team. Wear Blue & Gold on gameday.


To help outfit the college community in the finest SLCC sportswear, the College Store is holding a special promotion for the tournament!

The store will offer a sweatshirt and T-shirt at discounted prices throughout the event…and the more the team wins, the more you save. The College Store will also offer a 20% discount on all other (non-clearance) items.

Here’s the deal:

Monday: 40% discount on the sweatshirt & T-shirt and 20% all others
Tuesday: 40% and 20%
Wednesday: 45% and 25%
Thursday: 50% and 30%
Friday: 55% and 35%

We’ll see you (in Blue & Gold) at the Student Center!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Death of a Salesman Reviews


Reviews are in! Here are some great things our community members are saying about Death of a Salesman:

Barbara Bannon in the Tribune:

Jennifer Mustoe on FrontRowReviewers.com:

Jocelyn Gibbons on Utahtheatrebloggers.com:

Don’t miss out!
Get your tickets now at the-grand.org or by calling 801 957 3322

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SLICE: Student Leaders in Civic Engagement Applications

Are you an activist in your community?

Are you passionate about volunteering?

Join the SLICE student leadership program!



Applications available now! Full tuition waivers available for 2013-2014 fall and spring semester!

Limited positions available. Apply now. Applications due March 29, 2013

Visit: www.slcc.edu/thaynecenter/slice.aspx

For more information: Linnie Spor at 801-957-4881 or linnie.spor@slcc.edu

Successful Strategies: Preparing & Taking Finals



April 1st 12:00 – 1:00 pm Time Management

April 8th 12:00 – 1:00 pm How students can get scholarships

April 15th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Preparing for Finals

Markosian Library, Room 266

SLCC Thayne Center Given National Honor


The Thayne Center for Service & Learning was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll because of its civic engagement work with students, faculty, and community partners. The Thayne Center has received this recognition every year since the Honor Roll was created in 2006.

The Corporation for National and Community Service’s Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. The Thayne Center was recognized by the highest levels of the federal government for its commitment to service and civic engagement.

In 2011-2012, the Thayne Center engaged 7,185 student volunteers in 166,130 hours of service in our community. SLCC students in 217 academic service-learning classes, 5,276 students served 77,485 hours in the community. “Students in service learning classes had the profound experience of applying their knowledge and skills, making the College’s curriculum relevant to the most pressing needs in our community,” said Gail Jessen, Thayne Center for Service & Learning director.


The SLCC Thayne Center for Service & Learning is taking students on two alternative spring break trips the week of March 17.

One group will be going to Seattle, Washington to work with non-profits focused on environmental restoration projects. The other will travel to Kanab, Utah to Work with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary for abandoned and endangered animals.  The Kanab trip is fully accessible for students with disabilities.

Alternative Spring Break is a national program where colleges and universities organize drug and alcohol-free trips for students that want to travel during their fall or spring breaks. Since 1999, the Thayne Center has organized over 25 Alternative Spring Break trips.  

Participants have traveled to 12 states, including New York, Hawaii, Colorado, and Washington. Alternative Spring Break at SLCC challenges students to learn about social issues, such as poverty and homelessness, and empowers them to personally make a difference through volunteering.  

Some of the results students see as a result of participation in Alternative Spring Break trips are: improved critical thinking, reflective thinking skills, and leadership skills. Eighty percent of ASB participants identified at least five social issues critical to the spring break site community, listing both the community’s assets and challenges.


ASB Link:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SLCC Blue & Gold Day

Wear Blue & Gold on Friday, March 15. Support the basketball team…which is going to Nationals!

SLCC Men's Basketball Team
SLCC Men's Basketball Team



That’s right, the SLCC Men's Basketball team is going to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Men's Basketball National Championships!

The Tourney takes place next week in Hutchinson, Kansas.

SLCC won the Scenic West Athletic Conference championship and the Region 18 Championship. Next: the National Title. Just like the team won in 2009—the last time it made the ‘Big Dance’.

Show your support for SWAC Coach-of-the-Year Todd Phillips and the Bruins. The team’s first game will be against Eastern Oklahoma State College on Mar. 19 at 11:00 a.m. MST.

Visit http://slccbruins.com for access to the live stream of the game!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Salt Lake Community College Presents: Professor Susan Abbotson and Death of a Salesman

Salt Lake Community College’s Arts and Cultural Events and The Grand Theatre present a discussion with Dr. Susan C. W. Abbotson, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Drama at Rhode Island College at 6pm on March 14, 2013. Mark Fossen director of the Grand Theatre’s production of Death of a Salesman will be interviewing Professor Abbotson about the life and work of Arthur Miller and the significance and relevance of Death of a Salesman . A short Q and A will follow the interview.


A leading scholar on the work of Arthur Miller, Professor Abbotson has published three books and many articles on this seminal American writer. She has been President of the Arthur Miller Society, currently serves on their board, and manages their website. She is also the Performance Editor for the Arthur Miller Journal, and was one of a panel of experts to discuss Arthur Miller on Tom Ashbrook's On Point, NPR, 12 Feb., 2005. This event is free and open to the public.