Thursday, November 29, 2018

SLCC Energy Institute Recognized for Training and Education Programs

On Nov. 14, Salt Lake Community College’s Energy Institute was presented with the Energy Champions award during the Utah Clean Energy annual networking party and fundraiser.

The Institute, which is part of SLCC’s Continuing Education department, received the award for its work in providing the college’s clean energy academic and training programs, including Solar Installation and Sales and Energy Management. Through a combination of online learning, classroom instruction and hands-on training, the Energy Institute provides real-world experiences to better prepare students for entry or advancement in energy-related industries.

Utah Clean Energy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency throughout the western U.S.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Make Helping Students in Need a Part of Your Holiday Plans

Helping hungry Salt Lake Community College students this holiday season is as easy as a click of a mouse or visit to SLCC’s Thayne Center.

The Thayne Center maintains a  wish list” of food and other items you can purchase, eliminating guesswork while providing students with what is most needed. Everything you buy from the list goes directly to SLCC’s four Bruin Pantry locations.

Besides donating wish list items, this holiday season if you find yourself with gift cards you can’t or probably won’t use, consider regifting them to the Thayne Center or Student Life & Leadership. Staff and faculty at SLCC, for example, recently received gift cards for Harmons grocery store. If you don’t shop at Harmons or if you don’t plan to use the card, you might consider donating it to the Thayne Center to assist a student in need.

The Thayne Center accepts donations at its office in STC 020 on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. More information on the Thayne Center and its mission to assist students and others in the larger community can be found at

As always, thank you for supporting SLCC students and helping them find success during their college experience!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Navajo Artist’s Works on Display through Dec. 14

Artist Gilmore Scott

The George S. & Dolores DorĂ© Eccles Art Gallery was recently host to a gallery reception for Navajo artist Gilmore Scott’s “Sky Dazzlers” exhibition. Scott’s “strong, bold and simple” paintings are interpretations of how he views his Dine (Navajo) heritage. His paintings feature high southwest desert landscapes, traditional baskets and traditional homes. He also incorporates geometric designs for which Dine rug weavers are known. Scott’s works will be on display through Dec. 14 at the Eccles Gallery, located in Salt Lake Community College’s Center for Arts and Media at South City Campus, 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City.

In conjunction with Scott’s exhibition on Nov. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Center for Arts and Media’s Screening Room, Anthony Guzman, former Executive Director of the Urban Indian Center, will speak about Native representation in art and public spaces. This event, part of SLCC’s Gallery Programs, is free and open to the public.

Gilmore Scott with SLCC associate professor of photography Terry Martin.