Friday, January 19, 2018

SLCC Hosts Nikki Giovanni at the Grand Theatre

Salt Lake Community College and Westminster College were honored to host Nikki Giovanni as the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Keynote at the Grand Theatre on Jan. 18.

The poet, author and activist addressed a full crowd as she read excerpts from her writing, spoke about the current world climate and told stories from her own life. The keynote was followed by a Q&A session hosted by SLCC Poet Laureate Lisa Bickmore.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Business Incubator Manager Speaking in Berlin

Salt Lake Community College Business Incubator Manager Tim Cooley is one of 22 people selected to speak in April at the 2017 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Berlin Closing Conference and at the YTILI Transatlantic Dialogue in Vienna.

Timothy Cooley

Funded by The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Cooley will take part in a conference intended to “strengthen the bi-lateral, transatlantic exchange of the YTILI program by offering Americans the opportunity to visit a fellow’s home ecosystem and learn more about their business.” Goals include the opportunity to deepen professional relationships and pursue follow-up projects while offering Americans insights into European and Eurasian markets. Cooley will also take part in a two-week tour of Vienna, meeting with local incubators, accelerators and angel investor and venture capitalist firms.

Cooley became manager of SLCC’s Business Incubator, located at the College’s Miller Campus, in 2017. The Incubator assists over 100 entrepreneurs to grow and develop their companies. He helps track the growth of businesses and provides programming to assist in the accountability and execution of business goals. In recent years, Cooley founded Random Breakfast, a health company that makes games, and he was the operations manager for Channel Signal, a business specializing in product review analytics platform. He also served in the U.S. Marines from 1999-2004, and in 2015 he received his MBA from The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.

Grand Theatre Draws Movie Buffs at 2018 Sundance Film Festival

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival will screen 19 films at Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre, Jan. 19-28, during the opening and closing weekends. This is the fourth year the Grand will host moviegoers from around the world during the annual festival, which last year brought former Vice President Al Gore to the Grand Theatre stage.

Al Gore on Grand Theatre's stage during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

The schedule of movies at the Grand kicks off Jan. 19 with the Spotlight film The Death of Stalin. The final films at the Grand Jan. 28 are the premieres Hearts Beat Loud, The Happy Prince and The Catcher Was A Spy. For more information on tickets, visit The Grand Theatre is located at SLCC’s South City Campus, 1575 South State Street in Salt Lake City.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

South City Campus Hosts Erasure in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In conjunction with the Nikki Giovanni Martin Luther King Jr. keynote, the SLCC community is invited to join in on an erasure exhibit, interacting with text from the Declaration of Independence by writing, drawing, “blacking out” or adding text, or sharing narratives directly onto the surface of the paper.

Erasure is a strategy for excavating a new text out of another text by erasing, blacking out or redacting parts of the original. Blacking out or redacting words from a text can reveal new connections between words, create new sentences and meanings that both did and didn’t exist in the original.

Erasure can be used to re-examine institutional or monumental texts, from popular or iconic media texts to texts that have provided the foundation to political societies like the one here. By erasing parts of a text, one can assert new meanings and new ideas into documents that had previously marginalized individuals and groups. In this way, erasure can be corrective—even if only temporarily—to power imbalances and exclusions, giving voice to people and identities previously marginalized or silenced by the original text.

The erasure exhibit will be held at the South City Campus Curved LED Wall through Thursday, Jan. 18 and is open between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Meetings Will Cover Human Resources, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Salt Lake Community College is hosting four meetings that include representatives from Human Resources and the Equal Employment Opportunity & Civil Rights Investigation Office to discuss several important topics.

1. Workplace policies and procedures can sometimes look confusing, but they do not have to be. During the month of February, the Human Resource department is going to be holding info sessions to help you better understand what services and resources are available to employees and supervisors.

2. The Equal Employment Opportunity & Civil Rights Investigation Office investigates claims of discrimination and sexual harassment and works with supervisors to help prevent discrimination and sexual harassment. Employee relations works with employees and supervisors to provide advising and resolutions to issues that may arise in the workplace. Common questions can revolve around what actions do or do not qualify as discrimination or sexual harassment or who you can talk to if you have concerns. Miriam Allred, EEO Investigator and John Robinson, Director of Employee Relations, will address these concerns and more at the February employee info sessions. NOTE: If you have immediate concerns that need to be addressed, you are encouraged to contact Miriam Allred or John Robinson.

We hope to see you at one of the meetings listed below.

EEO/Employee Relations Info Session

All SLCC Employees

2/1         (12pm-1pm) – Redwood Campus: STC Rm 130 SEC
2/8         (12pm-1pm) – Miller Campus: MDPC 220/224 combined
2/15       (10am-11am) – Jordan Campus: JHS Auditorium
2/15       (12pm-1pm) – South City Campus: 1-032 MP Room

Contact Info:
Miriam Allred                   801-957-4621

John Robinson               801-957-4212

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Grand Theatre Presents Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre is thrilled to present, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, February 8-24.

Written by playwright legend, John Bishop, audiences are in for some good laughs with this hilarious spoof of the great murder mystery movies of the 1940s. With secret passageways, mistaken identities, and one plot twist after another, audiences of all ages will enjoy the humor and mystery while wondering: whodunit?

As the creative team of a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher,” assemble for a backer’s audition on a suburban estate, things turn deadly when the “slasher” returns and strikes again. While it appears no one is innocent, it’s not until after a performance of dizzying conversations, forays through secret doorways, a power outage and multiple crimes, that the Stage Door Slasher is finally revealed.

As part of the Backstage Series at the Grand Theatre, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is under the direction of David Hanson, with Hannah Ensign as Intern Director. Ticket are $20 and are available at 801-957-3322 or As always, junior high and high school students receive free admission with their school ID.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2-for-1 tickets to Lark & Spur: An Evening in Paris at the Grand Theatre

Get swept off to Paris with the acoustic group, Lark & Spur, in their concert An Evening in Paris.

The 6-piece acoustic group began as street musicians in Paris and are bringing that flare to the Grand’s stage. This year they are joined by award-winning ballroom dancers, Stephen and Brodie Rallison, where they will evoke the sound, look and atmosphere of mid-20th century Paris cabarets and dance halls. Running for 2 nights only, Lark & Spur offer a night of music unlike any other in Utah.

Performances are January 12-13 at 7:30 p.m., with tickets priced at $20 each. As always, junior high and high school students and educators receive free admission with their school ID. 2-for-1 ticket discount is available at with promo code: Lark50.