Monday, January 29, 2018

Tribune Discusses Pulitzer Story, Images on Display at Eccles

Salt Lake Community College is hosting the exhibit "Faces of Change: the college students who confronted rape culture in Utah,” currently on display in the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Gallery at the Center for Arts and Media on SLCC’s South City Campus.

The exhibit contains a series of portraits of students and former students who say they were sexually assaulted while attending Utah colleges. The Salt Lake Tribune gathered stories from more than 60 women and men in 2016, and their accounts shaped the newspaper's coverage of how colleges across Utah are responding to assault allegations and working to prevent sexual violence. The Tribune won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting in 2017 for its coverage of these issues.  

Tribune staff will offer a panel discussion about this series for students and faculty on January 31, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the TV Studio (1-053), at the Center for Arts and Media. A public reception will follow in the East Foyer near the gallery space.

Friday, January 26, 2018

College Invites Faculty and Staff to Assist on Scholarship Reviews

The SLCC Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is looking for employee volunteers to review and rate scholarship applications. With the implementation of AwardSpring as the college's online scholarship application software, the office is gathering more applications than ever before and need your help to find the best candidates.

Reviewers will be required to attend a training during the month of February to learn how to use our online system. Following the training, reviewers will be given assignments that correlate with application deadlines. The biggest time commitment is February-March, but reviewers may be asked to help with some of the smaller reviews in April and November as well. On average, reviewers are given between 40-75 applications to review each application cycle, and between 2-3 weeks to complete the assignment. Reviewers are welcome to complete assignments as their work schedule allows, with supervisor approval. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is asking for at least a one year commitment, but would be happy if reviewers are able to commit for at least two years.

If you are interested or would like more information, please email Alisa Woodbrey, Assistant Director of Scholarships, at alisa.woodbrey@slcc.edu.

Grand Theatre Company Auditions – Monty Python’s Spamalot



Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre will be holding auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot on March 3, 2018. Dance auditions will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and vocal auditions will take place from 12:30-3. Those wishing to audition will need to sign up for a dance audition session and vocal time slot. The show will run May 17 through June 9. Jamie Rocha Allan will direct, with choreography by Frida Moses and music direction by Michael Leavitt.

Call backs will be held on March 13, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Rehearsals will begin on April 7, 2018 and will be held (apart from tech week) Monday – Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please record a one- to two-minute monologue from the show and upload to YouTube as an Unlisted (NOT PRIVATE) video and send the link to SpamalotGrandTheatre@gmail.com no later than March 3, 2018. For the vocal audition, please prepare 16 bars of music, no longer than 30 seconds, from the show. A pianist will be provided. Please bring a headshot and resume.

Those wishing to audition will need to schedule an appointment time here or call 801-957-3322.  Please sign up for a dance audition session and vocal time slot. Prior to your audition, please download and complete the audition form.

Auditions will be held on the Grand Theatre stage at 1575 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Parking is available at no charge in the student parking areas on the east side of the building.

The Grand Theatre is committed to diverse, inclusive casting and actively seeks talented actors of color on an ongoing basis. We welcome all qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, color, national origin or any other basis prohibited by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Framing Assistant Students’ Class Projects for Sale

Students of the SLCC Framing Assistant Program are building two 8’x 12’ storage sheds as a final project of their training; the sheds are available to purchase for $1,900, which covers materials. Students will perform the labor under the supervision of their SLCC faculty member.

The program is a partnership of the Salt Lake City government, Catholic Community Services, SLCC Workforce & Economic Development and others.

Anyone interested in purchasing a shed should note the following:

  • The first two SLCC employees to pay for a shed will receive one. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit/debit card.
  • The shed is 96 square feet, and has a 36-inch wide fiberglass door and one window. 
  • The sheds are built in sections in a classroom and will be assembled on site. 
  • Onsite assembly dates: Jan. 26, 29-30 (Shed 1) or Jan. 31-Feb. 2 (Shed 2).
    • Someone over the age of 18 must be present on either Jan. 26 (for Shed 1) or Jan. 31 (Shed 2) to sign for delivery and indicate where the shed will go.
  • If placing in a fenced back yard, fence must have a gate or be no more than six feet high. 
  • Buyers must have a level or semi-level piece of ground large enough to accommodate the shed with three feet of clearance on each side of the shed for assembly. 
  • The buyer is responsible for all necessary permits and permissions with the appropriate city and HOA (if applicable). Check with the city for building permit requirements. Buyers will also complete an SLCC Waiver of Liability.


To purchase a shed, or for more information, contact Workforce Program Manager Bonnie Penrose by email or by phone at 801-957-5449.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Nikki Giovanni Inspires 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 2018 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 www.sundance.org. The Grand Theatre is located at SLCC’s South City Campus, 1575 South State Street in Salt Lake City.