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SLCC staff serve up pasta at the Utah Food Bank

How will you use your community engagement leave time?
As part of the Government and Community Relations 2014 retreat, we decided to use community engagement leave time and volunteer as a division at the Utah Food Bank. Led by Vice President of Government and Community Relations Tim Sheehan, we donned hairnets and plastic gloves to package pasta for distribution.
While we were there, we were struck by the enormity of what the Food Bank does. Each day, one in six Utahns are at risk of missing a meal. In 2013, the Utah Food Bank worked to ease hunger by distributing more than 36 million pounds of food, the equivalent of approximately 28 million meals, to people across the state. To do this, the food bank relies on ninety staff and some 57,000 volunteers.
This is a great time for you and your division to get involved in our community! September is Hunger Action Month, when Feeding America, the Utah Food Bank, and a nationwide network of food banks unite to urge individuals to take action in…

See "Maleficent" for Movie Under the Stars at Jordan Campus

The Salt Lake Community College Student Association presents Disney's "Maleficent" for Movie Under the Stars September 5, 8:30 p.m. at the Student Pavilion Amphitheater on the Jordan Campus. Admission is free and there will be popcorn and drinks. Bring your blankets and chairs!

Alternative Fall Break 2014

October 16-18

Service Opportunities

Utahns Against Hunger/Real Food Rising
Urban Farm, 1050 W 500 S, SLC

Salt Lake Community Action Program/Meals on Wheels
Wheeler Farm Cove, 900 E 6185 S, Murray

Utah Food Bank
3150 S 900 W, Salt Lake City

Interested students must attend one of the following mandatory orientations:

Taylorsville Redwood Campus, STC Rm 050
Mon. September 8, 10:30 am or 3:30 pm
Thurs. September 11, 11 am
Mon. September 15 or Tuesday, Sept 16, 5:30 pm

Jordan Campus, Student Pavillon Rm 206
Tues. September 9, 3:30 pm

South City Campus, Alumni Room 1-147
Wed. September 10, 1:30 or 2:30 pm

Applications are accepted September 17-24, 2014.

For more information: www.slcc.edu/thaynecenter

Problem solver ‘making things happen’ at SLCC’s South City Campus

In the Salt Lake Community College staff directory Amir Sadeghi’s title is listed as “specialist,” which doesn’t quite capture what he does at South City Campus.
But even Sadeghi isn’t sure how to frame his job description.
For example, his cell phone rings on Wednesday afternoon in June. It’s someone who needs access to a walk-in cooler to store food for an event that night. At other events he might need to find someone to set up tables and chairs or, in lieu of available laborers, he’ll do it himself.

Sadeghi settles on “event management” as a catch-all for what he does, which includes being in on security issues and making sure event planners follow rules set in place by the College.
“I make sure all the events pretty much follow regulations and make sure they have what they need for a successful event,” he said. “A little keeping in line and making things happen.”
So, anyone who has planned or worked on an event at South City Campus over the past year has worked with Sadeghi, who…

Hypnotist and comedian Chris Jones performing at Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Hypnotist and comedian Chris Jones will be performing August 28, 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake Community College Student Event Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. The event is free and open to the public. Jones has performed at colleges all over the country and offers "a performance unlike any other."


Ball in the House vocalists welcome SLCC students

The "Pop-A-Capella" group Ball in the House performed Wednesday at Salt Lake Community College's Jordan Campus and Thursday at South City Campus. They will be appearing Friday, 11:30 a.m., at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus' Student Center west patio.


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Artist brings creativity to the look of SLCC messaging

As seen in the "You Know Us" Convocation video.
When you see Amber Giles standing while working at her desk, you might notice a wire coming from one ear and the fact that she’s probably not standing still.
If you’re in a meeting with Giles, you’ll see her doodling, which actually means she’s paying attention.
And if you followed her around after she leaves work at Salt Lake Community College as a digital designer, you’d see her painting with acrylics or putting on ballet shoes in a dance studio or you’d hear her singing, playing the piano or violin.
It all helps paint a portrait of a creative person whose job it is to ‘get the word out,’ so to speak.
“If I don’t do my job, nobody knows about anything,” Giles laughs.


As a designer in the Marketing and Communications Department at SLCC, a place she considers a second home, Giles assembles emails that go out to staff, faculty and students, incorporating words and images in a way that hopefully compel and catch the eye.
“People …

Convocation 2014: Here we go.

Scenes from the 2014 Convocation held at SLCC's Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Food trucks lined the sidewalks!
Ready? Set. Here we go.
Even Odie was into it.
SLCC student body officers are ready!
Chad Erekson was ready to eat his Korean BBQ.
Some added a little spice to the event!
Some made dining by the Chow Truck a social affair.
A sweet time was had by all.

Beautiful first day of class at Taylorsville Redwood Campus!

The rains came and went overnight, making way for a picture-perfect first day of class. Here we go.

SLCC film student gets grant to document ‘coverage gap’

Salt Lake Community College film student Paul Gibbs rattled a few cages with the documentary “Entitled to Life,” which looked at the lives of six Utahns who fall into a “coverage gap” by not qualifying for Medicaid or subsidized insurance.
Courtesy photo - Paul Gibbs
Gibbs, 39, pursuing a film production degree at SLCC’s Center for Arts and Media, recently received a grant from MoveOn.org to fund another similar project that will examine the coverage gap in two other states. He said he plans to start production for that project around Labor Day.
In June Gibbs wrote a letter that appeared in a Utah daily newspaper, chastising Utah lawmakers for not responding to emails asking them to view “Entitled to Life.”
“Sadly, our Legislature seems determined to shut out the poor people of Utah who want to speak up and share their stories,” Gibbs wrote in his letter. “For many, the decision of whether or not to accept Gov. (Gary) Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan will determine whether they live or di…

SLCC helicopter pilot student helps save family after plane crash

Steven Sedlacek was unconscious in the pilot seat of a small plane that, after crashing in a West Jordan soccer field, was smoking and about to catch fire when Utah Army National Guard S.Sgt. Robert Kelley approached.
Sedlacek’s wife Kathleen was, as Kelley described it, conscious but “out of it” in the passenger seat next to her husband. And their daughter, Anna Looper, was in the back shaken and in obvious pain.
Kelley, who this fall will finish his education at Salt Lake Community College toward becoming a professional helicopter pilot, was one of the first few people to reach the scene this past Sunday.
His training in the military and experiences serving in Iraq and Afghanistan told him that he had to remain calm, focus and help the family out of the plane, or they might die.
Salt Lake Community College student Robert Kelley
Kelley, 29, was born and raised in Park City. He tried college when he was 20, but just wasn’t ready. He joined the Utah Guard and has since had four deploy…