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Grand Theatre Hosts Annual ‘Backstage’ Concerts

Fans of and newcomers to the Backstage Concert Series at Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre will be thrilled with the two acts that make up the 2018 series. Back by popular demand, Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin returns to the Grand stage Jan. 4-6, 7:30 p.m. each evening, in her new concert, “Think About It...” Audience members will enjoy a night of music meant to make them laugh, cry, ponder and wonder as Dee-Dee takes them on a journey of jazz, rhythm and blues and soul. Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin rehearsing for a previous Backstage appearance at The Grand. To close out the Backstage Concert Series, the acoustic group Lark & Spur present their popular concert, “An Evening in Paris,” Jan. 12-13, 7:30 p.m. each night. The acoustic sextet, along with award-winning ballroom dancers Casey and Kayci Treu, evoke the sound, look and atmosphere of mid-20 th century Paris cabarets and dance halls. Tickets are $20 and are available at 801-957-3322

Breathe Easy: SLCC Starts Respiratory Program

Imagine breathing through a straw. Try as you might, you can’t get enough oxygen. For those with respiratory problems, this kind of struggle is all too real, but trained respiratory therapists can help. They provide hands-on care and treatment to patients with respiratory problems, which are often made worse by winter pollution in the Salt Lake Valley. Consequently, respiratory therapists are in great demand in Utah. Enter Salt Lake Community College, with its new respiratory therapy training. The School of Health Sciences with support from Intermountain Health Care, the University of Utah Health Care and Mountain Star’s St. Mark’s has designed an AAS degree in Respiratory Therapy. These partner facilities, as well as others, will serve as the locale for required clinical hours. The first students start in January. The program’s creation was funded with $200,000 from the Utah State Board of Regents. “The combination of the inversion and aging baby boomers created a perfect storm

Student-Athletes Inspire, Educate Children

Know Greater Heroes Empowering the Hero Within    A  thletes from Salt Lake Community College’s seven sports visit schools throughout the fall and spring semesters as part of the Know Greater Heroes program at the College. With each visit, the students sing, dance with the audience, perform skits and talk about proper nutrition and exercise habits and the importance of making good decisions in life, including with education. The Heroes program, which is a nonprofit organization with multiple sponsors, was developed to “serve, build and empower communities throughout the world.” The ultimate vision of the organization is to positively affect the lives of all elementary school children, their families and the college student-athletes who serve them. The Know Greater Heroes Leadership program at SLCC is an academic class presented to all student-athletes. The students are involved in a hands-on leadership training course for 12 weeks prior to sharing their knowled

New Nurses Celebrate With Pinning Ceremony

S alt Lake Community College's Nursing Division honored its newest class of graduating nurses with a pinning ceremony at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. The SLCC Nursing Program offers students a comprehensive, affordable, high quality education taught by expert health care providers with advanced degrees. Access to state-of-the-art equipment and hands-on experience in a variety of clinical settings teaches students the science of healing and the art of compassion. SLCC's experienced, knowledgeable faculty and staff share their expertise with students and prepare them to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of nursing. SLCC's program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing, which enables participants to apply for and take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The NCLEX is needed to become a Registered Nurse. SLCC also offers an Advanced Placement Program for License Practical/Vocational Nurses returning for an AAS degree. As part of

Chef Aloia, Student Whip Up Winter Stew on Ch. 4

Preparing Winter Vegetable Stew, on  Good Things Utah SLCC Culinary Arts student David Chen (l-r), host Reagan Leadbetter and Chef Franco Aloia S taff at Ch. 4's Good Things Utah raved as the savory smells of stew filled the air in the studio for a segment with Salt Lake Community College Culinary Institute's Chef Franco Aloia and student David Chen. Aloia and host Reagan Leadbetter discussed the ingredients for a recipe called Winter Vegetable Stew while Chen demonstrated deft knife skills while slicing up the veggies. Below is the recipe and images from the appearance on Ch. 4, along with a few cooking tips. Click here for a link to the full segment on Good Things Utah. Winter Vegetable Stew YIELD: 12 Servings/3 Quarts             2 quarts           Vegetable broth ½ pound          Parsnip, oblique cut ½ pound          Rutabaga, medium dice ½ pound          Turnip, medium dice ½ pound          Carrot, oblique cut