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Library Hosts LGBTQ+ Exhibit for Pride Month

College Increases Online Security Using Two-Factor Authentication

Salt Lake Community College is committed to creating a safe and secure working and learning environment. That commitment extends to our digital accounts and information. 
With these goals in mind, the College is introducing a new two-step login process for all employees to help protect College data from cyber attacks and phishing scams. This new login process provides an extra layer of security after requiring users to first log in with a username and password. Then you will use a second method of verifying your identity, which will require something you have access to, like your smart phone, tablet or a hardware token.
Passwords alone are no longer sufficient to protect our accounts. It is easier than you may think for an attacker to get access to your password. Hackers have many different methods of capturing usernames and passwords. Two-factor authentication can prevent an attacker from accessing your account even if they have your username and password.
Because this new two-factor a…

Curiosity Abounds During Summer Camps at College

Salt Lake Community College is host to several camps during the summer that are open to elementary and high school age children. Two of them include the "rebooted" Slick Science Camp, organized by the School of Science, Math and Engineering, and the Bytes of Brilliance Summer Camp for girls, put on by the Computer Science and Information Systems department at SLCC.

Below are a few highlights from both camps.
Slick Science Camp Students get ready to test their GPS controlled cars (this one with a GoPro on top).
SLCC geosciences coordinator Adam Dastrup and students take a break from learning about GPS technology.
Assistant engineering professor Quentin McRae helps students figure out coding.
Bytes of Brilliance Students collaborate on a project with help from SLCC faculty.
Participants in the Bytes of Brilliance Camp
A student works on a design concept on the final day of Bytes of Brilliance.

PACE Students Visit College for Career Exploration

Multiple students involved in Salt Lake Community College's PACE program (Partnerships for Accessing College Education) took part in the annual summer Career Exploration day by visiting two SLCC campuses. They learned about non-destructive testing and took a turn in a flight simulator at the Westpointe Center and they had hands-on experiences inside the Dumke Center for STEM learning at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

PACE is a scholarship program created to increase college participation and graduation rates for high school students. The Project was created by a partnership between local high schools, businesses, and Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). Eligible high school freshman at participating schools are invited to enroll in the four-year program.

•A two-year scholarship to Salt Lake Community College upon successful completion of the PACE program. •Summer opportunities to explore careers through field trips and job shadowing. •Resources and suppor…

College, Utah Gov. Honor Outgoing Trustees, Chair Gail Miller

Outgoing Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees Chair Gail Miller was honored Wednesday by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert during her final meeting with the board.
Herbert recognized Miller and outgoing board members since 2013, Patricia Richards and David W. Lang, for their years of service to the college. Trustee Annie Schwemmer, who served on the board representing the SLCC Alumni Association since 2009, was also honored. Miller recently received the Association of Community College Trustees Pacific Region Trustee Leadership award.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert pays tribute to Gail Miller.
“She is such a good friend and contributor to our community in so many different ways,” Herbert said about Miller during the meeting. “The success of Salt Lake Community College is in large part tied to Gail Miller’s efforts with Larry (H. Miller) and their organization. They built and donated the Miller Campus to Salt Lake Community College in 2001, which is used mightily. She’s been a tireless advocate …