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SLCC Celebrates Poetry Chapbook Winner With Book Launch, Reading

Salt Lake Community College’s Publication Studies Press, the micro press at the SLCC publication Center, is hosting its annual spring poetry chapbook launch April 20, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Cultural Commons of the Academic and Administration Building on the SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Katherine Taylor Allred
At the chapbook launch, Katherine Taylor Allred will read from her 2016 contest-winning collection of poems, “Light Passes Through.” Contest judge Danielle Beazer Dubrasky will also give a poetry reading. Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of Allred’s collection and have the opportunity to learn more about the publication process, which includes editing, design, layout, printing and publicity strategies.
Allred will answer questions about her work and her writing process along with other chapbook contest finalists Mari Orikasa (“Me, drove to the moon”), Taylor Sanders (“Age of Poems”) and Jarrod Barben (“In the Fall”). Allred was literary and managing editor of the SLCC …

NBA D-League’s SLC Stars To Play at SLCC

The Utah Jazz D-League team Salt Lake City Stars will play their home games at Salt Lake Community College’s 5,000-seat Lifetime Activities Center-Bruin Arena at SLCC’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus, the NBA Development League and Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment recently announced.
SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
From November 2016 until April 2017, the Stars will host 24 home games at SLCC. In 2015 the Utah Jazz became the eighth team with full control over an NBA D-League team with the purchase of the Boise-based Idaho Stampede. The team’s new name pays tribute to its American Basketball Association roots in the 1970s when the Utah Stars won the league championship and to the WNBA team Utah Starzz that played in Salt Lake City from 1997 to 2002.
“As the only comprehensive community college in the state of Utah, we are happy to be the venue where communities and families throughout the state can come together to watch up-and-coming athletes play…

National Library Week celebrated at Markosian Library

It’s National Library Week 2016!

Libraries today are less about what they have for people and more about what they do for and with people.
·Library professionals facilitate individual opportunity and community progress. ·Libraries are committed to advancing their legacy of reading and developing a digitally inclusive society. ·Libraries of all kinds add value in five key areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, empowerment and engagement.

Cooking up a long, successful career: Utah chef moves beyond dyslexia, rough academic start

There will always be a place in chef Zane Holmquist’s kitchen for underdogs—because he used to be one, back when few people in school gave him a chance and when cooking meant time spent not having to bear the ridicule that came from being dyslexic. Once voted in high school most likely to go to jail, Holmquist, 48, is now vice president of food and beverage operations for the Stein Eriksen Lodge Corporation. Not bad for a “punk” kid who sported a Mohawk haircut, tattoos and an attitude and, by all appearances, looked like he might be headed down a path of obscurity. On the contrary, he’s become a star in his profession.
Zane Holmquist
Despite skipping a lot of class time his senior year, Holmquist managed to graduate from Cottonwood High School. His biggest criticism today of schools is that educators often don’t teach to a student’s strengths, a flaw in the system that he says actually pushed him toward cooking. Recently he attended his 30th high school class reunion. People from the…

SLCC West Valley Center opens

Kylie Farmer isn’t sure what area of environmental geology she will pursue when she transfers to a four-year institution, but for now she’s grateful for Salt Lake Community College’s new West Valley Center. SLCC’s newest location opened this past fall, and more than 30 different courses are being taught there for the spring 2016 semester. Farmer, who recently moved back to Utah with college credits from Washington, looked at places like University of Utah and Westminster College, but SLCC was the right fit at this point in her life. “I really go off of my gut, and SLCC really felt right,” Farmer said.
Kylie Farmer
“I like it because it’s close to home,” Farmer added. Now she lives in Magna and is attending college using military benefits earned by her father, a disabled Army vet who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I think I have half of my teachers’ phone numbers, just because they say, ‘Call if you need help with any assignments.’ They all know my name, which isn’t always the case in…