Friday, August 30, 2013

SLCC Opens New Plastics Lab


Salt Lake Community College has opened a new Plastics Lab at its Meadowbrook Campus. A boon to both students and local manufactures in the Plastics Injection Molding industry. 

SLCC’s new lab will contain the newest equipment in the industry, including a RoboShot 110-ton Injection Molding Machine that was donated by BD Medical, an objet photo-polymer 3-D Printer, and a steel negative part molddonated by BARD Access Systems.

“We depend on industry support in all these areas to make this program a success,” said Mark Poole, SLCC Corporate Solutions director.  “We are very grateful for the high quality of these donations. Cooperation between industry and academia benefits all involved, and all of us at SLCC will work to improve the Plastics Injection Molding workforce and industry.” 

With the addition of the Objet 3-D printer and other machining and milling equipment, the Plastic lab now takes products from the concept to the prototype to the production stage. As a result, students and companies can use the facility to:
  • design a product using CAD software
  • print a prototype of the product on the Objet 3-D printer
  • print a negative mold of the product on the Objet 3-D printer
  • manufacture a small-number run of the product on the plastics injection machine
  • mill a final version of the mold in steel
For more information about the Plastics Lab or the program, visit: http://www.mbrcslcc.com/corporatesolutions

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

50th Anniversary MLK Jr's "I Have a Dream" Speech


In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s march on Washington, “I Have a Dream” speech, SLCC’s Student Life and Leadership department is broadcasting on the hour, for the second day, at all the campuses, his remarkable speech that took place on the Washington Mall, August 28, 1963.

The Black Student Union is sponsoring a time for reflection, in the northwest hall of the  Student Center, where students and other members of the College are encouraged to post their own dreams—whether for themselves or society.

Additionally, today, ABC News is live streaming special live coverage entitled “March on Washington Special”. To watch live, visit:http://abcnews.go.com/live/

As the College continues to have campus wide conversations regarding strengthening our inclusivity, this anniversary seems an important historical moment to attend to, and act upon.

We invite you to  take a few minutes reflecting on Reverend King’s legacy, and your own dreams for a brighter future

Friday, August 23, 2013

Senator Urquhart Named ‘Legislative Champion’ at SLCC Convocation

Salt Lake Community College held its 2013 Convocation on August 20 at the College’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Sekou Andrews provided the keynote address andStephen H. Urquhart was named the institution’s ‘Legislative Champion.’

Convocation brings all SLCC faculty, staff, and employees together for the College’s celebration of the new academic year the day before Fall semester classes begin.

2013 Legislative Champion Stephen H. Urquhart is a member of the Utah State Senate, serving as Co-chair of the Higher Education Sub-appropriations Committee. Prior to his election to his current position, he was was a member of the Utah House of Representatives from 2001 to 2008, serving as Majority Whip and Rules Chair.  Born and raised in Houston, Texas he received his a bachelor’s degree in biology from Williams College and his law degree from BYU Law School, where he was a member of Law Review and an honors graduate. He currently has his own law firm in St. George, Utah.

In his appropriations role, Urquart routinely visits all Utah public colleges and universities, and helps set the direction for the Utah System of Higher Education. Urquhart is working to move Utah higher education funding to an “outcome-based” model, focusing on increased graduation rates and improved marketplace alignment.

Keynote speaker Sekou Andrews  is a two-time winner of the National Poetry Slam Championship. He has received multiple Helen Hayes Award nominations for his spoken word performance and performed at the Pasadena Pops Orchestra summer series, the Marian Anderson Awards and the 2009 Inaugural Peace Ball, as well as private events for President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Andrews is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the Georgetown Day School, and Pitzer College, where he received his B.A. in Sociology.

For more information about Sekou Andrews, visit:  TheSekouEffect.com

For Senator Urquhart’s blog, visit:http://www.steveu.com/blog/

Disability Awareness Week 2013

Join us!

September 16-20, 2013

Events:

Monday:
September 16
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
David Osmond, music and keynote
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Center

Tuesday:
September 17
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Assistive Technology Fair
South City Campus, Atrium

Wednesday:
September 18
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Jeremiah Maxey, musical performance
Jordan Campus, HTC Plaza

Thursday:
September 19
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Social Justice: When Diversity Isn't Enough
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Oak Room

To request ADA Accommodations for any of the Disability Awareness Week events, please contact the DRC at 801-957-4659.

Sponsored by:
Salt Lake Community College, Student Life and Leadership, A&C Events (ACE), and the Disability Resource Center

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Friday, August 16, 2013

SLCC Thanks Larry Hancock, SLCC Trustee 2006-2013


The College thanks Trustee Larry Hancock for his years of dedicated service to SLCC. Larry was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2006, and served an amazing champion for the College since. His last official day as a Trustee was June, 30 2013. He will surely continue to support and advocate for the College and the College will continue to be a part of his and his family’s lives.


At the Board of Trustees meeting on August 14, Larry was presented with a plaque in recognition of his service to the College by President Bioteau. He spoke movingly of the connection he has had with SLCC since becoming a Trustee and how much many members of his family have enjoyed learning at the College.

Larry brought a professional background to his position on the SLCC Board that includes 25 years of leadership over health systems, health insurance plans, and hospitals to his role on the Board. He served as president of Iasis Healthcare’s Utah market from 2003 to 2007, where he was responsible for the operations and strategic direction of four hospitals: Davis, Salt Lake Regional, Jordan Valley, and Pioneer Valley.

Currently the chief executive officer of Intermountain Healthcare’s Urban Central Region, which includes five hospitals with 852 staffed beds in the Salt Lake area, Larry oversees 8,000 employees, 900 affiliated physicians, and more than 250,000 members of SelectHealth, Intermountain Healthcare’s health plan.

All of us at the College thank Larry for his leadership and wish him the best as he moves on from his formal affiliation on the Board of Trustees. 

SLCC Convocation 2013

August 20, 2013
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
8 am - 4:30 pm
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All SLCC employees-- full-time, part-time, and adjunct personnel are asked to participate in Convocation.

Schedule of Events:

8:00 - 9:00 am: Faculty Association Meeting - TB 203, Staff Association Meeting - STC Oak Room

8:45 - 10:30: SLCC Expo - LAC Lobby

9:30 -10:30 am: Grand Session, LAC.

  • Welcome and State of the College Address
  • Recognition of Legislative Champion of the Year -- Senator Steve Urquhart
  • Recognition of the 2013 Innovation of the Year Winners
  • Keynote: An Inclusive College
    • Presented by Sekou Andrews, the world's leading Poetic Voice
10:45-11:45: Provost All- Academic Meeting -- LAC Bruin Arena, VP Division Meetings -- see website for location

11:30 - 1:00 pm: Lunch provided by SLCC -- Student Center -- West Lawn

1:00 - 4:00 pm: Mandatory School and Department Meetings

Please visit www.slcc.edu/convocation for meeting locations and complete schedule of events. 


South Campus Room Numbers: Fall 2013


Dear Students and Faculty:

We are excited to announce that the Center for New Media at our South City Campus (1575 S. State Street) has been completed and the Instructional Administration Building at our Taylorsville Redwood Campus (4600 S. Redwood Road) is nearly finished. As a result, we have recently changed a number of room assignments for Fall classes. Please check your class schedule immediately before coming to class to make sure that you have the correct building and room number.

Classes start on Wednesday, August 21st; information tables will be set up in most buildings on Wednesday and Thursday to help you find your class if you are having trouble after you arrive.

Campus maps & directions:

Maps of individual buildings:

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

National Preparedness Month: September 2013

"We cannot prevent all disasters, but we can arm ourselves with knowledge and action."

September is National Preparedness Month!

  • Have you assembled an emergency kit?
  • Have you made an emergency plan?
  • Do you stay informed?
  • Are you involved in community preparedness?

Get yourself and your family ready for an emergency. It can make all the difference!

SLCC: Emergency Management
Scott Jones
Emergency Manager
scott.jones@slcc.edu
801-837-9376


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

SLCC Health Information Technology Program


SLCC's Health Information Technology program offers the opportunity to get the expertise needed for a career in healthcare. The program is perfect for anyone interested in getting into the field, or who is already in it and wants to advance in their career.


Health Information Technology is a broad concept that encompasses an array of technologies to store, share, and analyze health information. Health IT is quickly becoming the hallmark of efficient physician practices around the globe. Health Information Technicians gather patient data, evaluate its accuracy, and organizes the data to make it accessible to secure medical institutions, and patients.

As a Health Information technician you will acquire cutting edge expertise for the future of the health industry by obtaining a wealth of knowledge in the areas of medical records management, health information security and protocols, as well as medical coding, including the new ICD-10 protocols.
 
The field has a great outlook--technicians will increase by more than 21 percent by 2020.
 
For more information, contact program director Ruben Rocha at: (801) 957-6009.
 
Register to reserve your spot today.

Monday, August 12, 2013

SLCC Softball Hires New Coaching Staff


Cyndee Bennett Named Head Coach, Tara Bendt Assistant


Salt Lake Community College’s Softball team has a new coaching staff. Following three consecutive trips to the NJCAA National Championship game, the College’s softball program has named Cyndee Bennett the new head coach and Tara Bendt her assistant.

Bennett had previously worked as an assistant on the Bruin coaching staff for six seasons, her work primarily focused on the SLCC pitching staff. Last season, the Bruin pitchers had a combined earned run average of 1.87 under her direction.

In addition to her work with the College, Bennett also teaches at Olympus High School and has been the head coach of Olympus Softball for six years. She also coached at Viewmont High School from 1998-2003.

She was named Coach-of-the-Year by the Utah High School Softball Coaches Association in 2002, 2003 and 2010.

Bennett has been a pitching coach in Utah, Nevada and California for the past 15 years. She played collegiate softball at the University of Utah, where she received two All-Conference awards.

Coach Bennett has selected Tara Bendt as the program’s new assistant coach. Bendt worked as an assistant to Coach Bennett at Olympus High School.

Last season, Bendt served as an assistant coach at Utah Valley University, where she helped lead the Wolverines to a 35-20 overall record, the most wins in school history and a third place finish in the Pacific Coast Softball Conference. She worked as a volunteer coach at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) in the spring of 2012 and was a team manager for University of Utah Softball in 2010-2011.

Bendt earned earned Scenic West Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Year honors and was named a National Junior College Athletic Association First Team All-American in 2008 before transferring to UNLV. She led the Rebels in batting average in each of her two seasons with the team. Bendt was named a First Team All-Mountain West Conference player and was a two-time all-conference scholar athlete.

The SLCC Softball team opens its Spring 2014 season on January 24 in the Kickoff Classic in Henderson, Nevada.

For more information, visit: www.slccbruins.com.

SLCC Volleyball Awarded AVCA Team Academic Award

Bruins Earn Program’s First AVCA Academic Honor

The 2012-2013 SLCC Volleyball team has been given the Academic Team Award by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). The honor marks the first time in program history that SLCC Volleyball has received the award.


"I am so proud of our Volleyball team players for their commitment to academic and athletic excellence," said SLCC athletic director Norma Carr.  "The traits that make them great on the court—work ethic, intelligence and ambition—translate to the classroom. Everyone in this department at SLCC works to support our athletes, and academic achievement will serve our students well and is what I’m most excited to see.”

Students on the Bruin Volleyball team earned a collective grade point average (GPA) of 3.29. Desiree Bradshaw and Maddie Bushman led the team academically, with both also earning the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement. The pair were also named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic All-Americans.

Bradshaw, a freshman, earned a 3.91 GPA and Bushman finished her sophomore year with a 3.89 GPA.

For more information, visit: www.slccbruins.com

2013 Folio Student Editors Wanted


Folio, Salt Lake Community College’s student-run literary magazine is now hiring student editors for the 2013-2014 academic year. Qualified applicants should submit materials to the faculty advisor, Brandon Alva (Brandon.alva@gmail.com), by Monday, August 19, 2013. Please see positions listed below:

Folio Literary Editor

The Literary Editor will work in conjunction with the Web and Design Editors to create and manage the web and print editions of Folio. The Literary Editor will coordinate submissions and work with the staff to select content for the magazine. Below is a description of the specific duties and desired qualifications. The editor will be compensated at same rate as the Web and Design editors, $1000 per semester.

Duties:
  • Coordinate selection and editing of literary submissions
  • Actively seek literary submissions
  • Coordinate volunteer staff
  • Coordinate copy-editing/ proofreading
  • Assist w/ duties of design and web editor

Qualifications:
  • Must be an SLCC student (full or part-time) during the 2013-14 year
  • Interest in and/or experience with creative writing
  • Editing experience preferred.
  • Have taken English 1010 (or equivalent) with a B or better.
  • Knowledge of InDesign preferred

Submit Resume, Letter of Application, Transcript & relevant writing samples. Please email all application materials to brandon.alva@gmail.com. Applications received by Monday, August 19, 2013 will have priority.


Folio Design Editor

The Design Editor’s primary responsibility will be to lay out the print edition of Folio using InDesign. The Design Editor will also coordinate with the Literary and Web editors in the production of the web and print editions of the magazine. Below is a description of the specific duties and desired qualifications. The editor will be compensated at same rate as the Web and Literary editors, $1000 per semester.

Duties:
  • Coordinate selection and editing of art submissions
  • Actively seek art submissions
  • Coordinate design and layout of Folio
  • Schedule, advertise and coordinate Folio-related events (readings, etc.)
  • Determine, in conjunction with Editor and Advisor, print specifications
  • Assist w/ duties of Literary and Web Editors

Qualifications:
  • Must be an SLCC student (full or part-time) during the 2013-14 year
  • Interest in and/or experience with creative writing
  • Have taken one of the following courses with a B or Better:  Art 1220, Art 1230, Comm 1630
  • Experience with InDesign
  • Experience with Photoshop

Submit Resume, Letter of Application, Transcript & relevant design samples. Please email all application materials to brandon.alva@gmail.com. Applications received by Monday, August 19, 2013 will have priority.

Folio Web Editor

The Web Editor will work in conjunction with the Literary and Design Editors to create and manage the Folio Web Edition. The Web Editor will also assist in promoting Folio via social media. Below is a description of the specific duties and desired qualifications. The editor will be compensated at same rate as the Literary and Design editors, $1000 per semester.

Duties:
·      Coordinate selection and editing of multimedia submission that are web-specific (i.e. video, audio, color photography, etc. 
  • Actively seek multimedia submissions
  • Coordinate design of Folio website
  • Determine, in conjunction with the Editors and Advisor, web lay-out specifications
  • Schedule, advertise and coordinate Folio-related events (readings, etc.) via social media
·      Manage and update website, post announcements & event info
·      Reports to the Folio faculty advisor
·      Requires 10-15 hours a week

Qualifications:

·      Knowledge of Web design
·      Ability to work with code and blogging platforms
  • Must be an SLCC student (full or part-time) during the 2013-14 year
·      Interest in literary, visual, and multimedia arts
  • Editing experience preferred.
  • Have taken English 1010 (or equivalent) with a B or better.

Submit Resume, Letter of Application, Transcript and a link to a webpage design sample. Please email all application materials to brandon.alva@gmail.com. Applications received by Monday, August 19, 2013 will have priority.



Fall 2013 Student Services "Rush" Extended Hours

Fall 2013 Student Services "Rush" Extended Office Hours 
 August 16-24 Fall 2013 Admission Application Deadline (credit programs):
 Friday, August 16, 11:59 pm
Classes begin (full term and first half):
Wednesday, August 21

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Enrollment Services,
Student Express,
General Academic Advising,
Financial Aid, Cashiering
OneCard,
Information Desk
Bookstore
Friday, August 16 8 am – 6 pm 8 am – 6 pm 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, August 17 9 am – 1 pm 9 am – 1 pm 9 am – 1 pm
Monday, August 19 8 am – 7 pm 8 am – 8 pm 7:30 am – 8 pm
Tuesday, August 20 8 am – 7 pm 8 am – 8 pm 7:30 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, August 21 7 am – 7 pm 7 am – 8 pm 7 am – 8 pm
Thursday, August 22 7 am – 7 pm 7 am – 8 pm 7 am – 8 pm
Friday, August 23 8 am – 6 pm 8 am – 6 pm 7:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday, August 24 9 am – 1 pm 9 am – 1 pm 9 am – 1 pm

South City Campus
Enrollment Services,
General Academic Advising,
Financial Aid,
Cashiering
ID/Information Desk Bookstore
Friday, August 16 8 am – 6 pm 8 am – 6 pm 10 am – 4 pm
Monday, August 19 8 am – 7 pm
(Advising and Financial Aid
closing 6 pm)
8 am – 8 pm 7:30 am – 8 pm
Tuesday, August 20 8 am – 7 pm
(Advising and Financial Aid
closing 6 pm)
8 am – 8 pm 7:30 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, August 21 7 am – 7 pm 7 am – 8 pm 7 am – 8 pm
Thursday, August 22 7 am – 7 pm 7 am – 8 pm 7 am – 8 pm
Friday, August 23 8 am – 6 pm 8 am – 6 pm 7:30 am – 4 pm

Jordan Campus
Enrollment Services,
Advising, Financial Aid, Cashiering
Courtesy Desk/OneCard Bookstore
Friday, August 16 8 am – 6 pm 8 am – 6 pm 10 am – 1 pm
Monday, August 19 7:30 am – 7 pm
(Advising and Financial Aid
closing 6 pm)
7:30 am – 8 pm 7:30 am – 8 pm
Tuesday, August 20 7:30 am – 7 pm
(Advising and Financial Aid
closing 6 pm)
7:30 am – 8 pm 7:30 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, August 21 7 am – 7 pm
(Advising and Financial Aid
closing 6 pm)
7 am – 8 pm 7 am – 8 pm
Thursday, August 22 7 am – 7 pm
(Advising and Financial Aid
closing 6 pm)
7 am – 8 pm 7 am – 8 pm
Friday, August 23 7:30 am – 7 pm 7:30 am – 7 pm 7:30 am – 1 pm
(extended hours as needed)
4 pm – 7 pm – “Weekend College Open House at Jordan Campus”
Enrollment Services, Advising, Financial Aid, Cashiering, OneCard
and more plus FOOD and prizes
Saturday, August 24 9 am – 1 pm
(Enrollment Services and Financial Aid only; located at the Jordan Health Sciences Building Atrium)
- -

Miller Campus
Enrollment Services Financial Aid, Cashiering, OneCard & Advising Bookstore
(Store Dates: 8/19-9/12)
Friday, August 16 8 am – 6 pm 8 am – 6 pm
(no advising, Financial Aid
closing 4:30 pm)
-
Monday, August 19 8 am – 7 pm 8 am – 6 pm
(advising 8-4:30)
9 am - 1 pm
and 4 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday, August 20 8 am – 7 pm 8 am – 6 pm
(no advising)
9 am - 1 pm
and 4 pm - 7 pm
Wednesday, August 21 7 am – 7 pm 7 am – 6 pm
(advising 8-4:30)
9 am - 1 pm
and 4 pm - 7 pm
Thursday, August 22 7 am – 7 pm 7 am – 6 pm 9 am - 1 pm
and 4 pm - 7 pm
Friday, August 23 8 am – 6 pm 8 am – 4:30 pm
(no advising)
9 am - 1 pm

Highland Center – Enrollment Services and Bookstore
Enrollment Services Bookstore
Wednesday, August 21 7 am – 7 pm 9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 8 pm
Thursday, August 22 7 am – 7 pm 9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 8 pm
Friday, August 23 8 am – 7 pm 9 am - 1 pm

Westpointe Center – Enrollment Services
Wednesday, August 21 7 am – 6 pm
Thursday, August 22 7 am – 6 pm
Friday, August 23 8 am – 6 pm

Tuition Due September 4 – Cashiering Offices Open
Wednesday, September 4 Jordan, South City, and Taylorsville Redwood 7 am – 7 pm
Wednesday, September 4 Miller 7 am – 6 pm
Questions: Call (801) 957-4297
Please contact the Disability Resource Center to arrange for accommodations or inquire about office hours (801) 957-4659

Thursday, August 8, 2013

South City Campus and Grand Theatre

The SLCC South Campus and Grand Theatre have been closed for the evening due to a power outage from the recent summer storm. The campus will reopen tomorrow, August 9, for regularly scheduled business. Please call: 801-957-4073 with any questions or concerns.

Dean Dr. David Richardson Farewell!


On June 30, 2013 the SLCC Libraries bid farewell to Interim Dean Dr. David Richardson, and a search has been underway for a permanent Director.  On July 1, 2013 Jordan Campus Library Director Jon Glenn was appointed on an acting basis to coordinate the services and operations of the SLCC Libraries, with oversight direction from Associate Provost Dr. Ryan Carstens.  Jon’s new title is Assistant Director of Campus Library Services.



Jon Glenn is a familiar face to many at SLCC, having held various library positions at the Taylorsville Redwood, South, and Jordan Campus libraries.  He has also been active serving on the SLCC Staff Association Executive Board, but stepped down to take on his new library responsibilities.

Jon holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Utah.

Jon may be reached at 801-957-4905, or through the SLCC Libraries Administrative office at 801-957-4195.

Monday, August 5, 2013

SLCC Women's Soccer 2013 Schedule



Make sure you check out an SLCC Women's soccer game this fall! Go Bruins!

August:

31       
Dixie State University           
St. George                   
Leave 8:00am

September:

7         Utah State University            Redwood                    5:00pm
13       Utah Valley University          Redwood                    5:00pm
21       Utah State University            Logan                          Leave 3:00pm
27       University of Utah                  Redwood                    5:00pm
28       Utah Valley University         Orem                           Leave 8:00am


October:

2          Westminster College             Redwood                  5:00pm
4          Weber St                                  Ogden                       2:00pm
5          Boise State University           Redwood                  4:00pm
8          University of Utah                 U of U                        6:30pm
16        Westminster                           Redwood                   5:00pm
18        Weber St                                 Redwood                   4:00pm

November:

NIRSA REGION IV                              Salt Lake City             TBA