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Growing art show becoming ‘signature’ event at SLCC

Maybe it’s the prize money. Certainly the diverse and creative artwork has something to do with it. Whatever the reasons, the annual Multicultural Art Exhibit, which began five years ago as an idea of Doctor Abio Ayeliya, Student Life and Leadership coordinator, is getting to be a big deal at Salt Lake Community College. “The exhibit has been received well by students and community-at-large and should continue to be a mainstay for many years to come,” said exhibit co-organizer Will Unga, a coordinator for SLCC’s Multicultural Initiatives department. “The number of artists, submissions and participants steadily grows, and they see it becoming a signature even for the institution at some point in the future.” The exhibit recently took place in the atrium on South City Campus. Attendees were asked to vote on their favorite pieces. This year’s winners were: Michelle Hallberg’s “Lady Moon” ($300 prize); Ed Browning’s “All Together Now” ($200); and Brian K. Bai

Conference sells African American high school students on college, SLCC

About 150 African American high school students from all around the Wasatch Front recently attended the first-ever African/African American High School Day Conference at Salt Lake Community College. During the half-day conference, students attended sessions about self-image, financing college, concurrent enrollment and making the most out of a higher education. “Our goal today is to get you thinking about college,” said SLCC Interim President Dr. Deneece Huftalin. “We’re here because Salt Lake Community College offers you a very affordable, but more importantly, a quality experience.” Event organizer and Black Student Union advisor Glory Johnson-Stanton said the conference was a tool to actively recruit students to attend SLCC. “My goal was to inform this student population that we at SLCC have over 120 different programs for them to select as career and degree choices,” Johnson-Stanton said. “I wanted them to see that there are staff, faculty and other African

Literary competition winner to give reading

Keaton Charles Butler will give a reading of his newly published book My Life as a Human on May 1, 5-7 p.m. at Salt Lake Community College in the Cultural Commons of the Academic and Administration Building at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. The public is invited to a reception with food and an opportunity to meet Butler and other finalists in the 2013-2014 Chapbook Competition. Competition judge Karin Anderson, professor of English and literature at SLCC, said Butler’s winning entry is “… one of the most striking experiences of my career. Absorbed in the idiosyncratic consciousness of one “human” in search of another… My Life as a Human portrays the race of gaping nihilism against the redemption of desire.” Each year Salt Lake Community College holds a chapbook competition where students can showcase their literary works and compete to have the opportunity to become a published writer. The Publication Studies class works all spring semester to create a book out of the

SLCC women’s basketball stars sign with Duke and University of Maine

After stellar sophomore campaigns, Salt Lake Community College Women’s Basketball forward Bella Swan and guard Mercedes Riggs have signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI) to compete for Division I institutions. Riggs, of Lindon, has signed her NLI to the prestigious program of Duke University. A frequent national championship threat, the Blue Devils were nationally ranked in the Top 10 all season leading up to the Division I National Tournament. A first team Scenic West Athletic Conference performer, Riggs averaged 8.9 points per game, dished out 173 assists, and recorded 84 steals in 34 contests. “Mercedes Riggs is the perfect example of where hard work and dedication can get you,” Specketer said. “She used the junior college route to work on her game, grow as a player, and build her confidence. Coming to SLCC, it was her dream to play Division I basketball. Signing with Duke, dreams really do come true.” Swan, of Farmington, recently signed her NLI to compete in the

Edible Books Contest winners announced

Salt Lake Community College Culinary Arts student Alisha Valdez read and liked the E.L. James book 50 Shades of Grey , but how to make a cake based on the book for the College’s annual Edible Books Contest was somewhat of a mystery. Valdez turned to, where else, Google for ideas. So-called “man cakes” kept popping up, so, she went for it. “I read the book. I loved it,” Valdez said. “It was my first idea, so, I said ‘I’m going for it.’ It is a bold entry, and I knew everyone was doing kids’ cakes.” The result was a headless torso of a man made of yellow cake, which included the pectorals and six-pack abs, with a maple butter cream and raspberry filling. Even the handcuffs were edible. Her efforts landed Valdez the Most Humorous prize. Former SLCC Culinary Institute Director Ricco Renzetti, a certified executive chef who wore his 1996 “Chef of the Year” medal on his lapel, was one of the five judges at the Markosian Library for viewing and tasting. “Form and func

Your End of Semester Library Resources

With SLCC Spring Term coming to a close, finals are coming right up.   Now is a great time to visit or revisit the SLCC Libraries web page at for all of your information needs. Here, you will find a treasure trove of resources to fulfill your research and class work assignments.   Tabs at the top of the library web page will take you along these major pathways to quality library resources: -One Search -Catalog -Databases -Subject Guides -Browse Journals The databases tab, for instance, lists all databases held by the SLCC Libraries.   Some of the most popular databases are:   EBSCO Host, ProQuest Newsstand, CQ Researcher and Films on Demand. If you would like assistance connecting with quality resources for your school work or research, SLCC librarians and staff stand by, willing to help. They may be reached at any of the following four SLCC Libraries reference locations and phone numbers: Taylorsville Redwood Campus    801-957-4610