Monday, February 27, 2012

Miss Representation

The University of Utah National Association of Women Business Owners Salt Lake Chapter (NAWBO-SLC) Smart Women in Marketing networking group (SWIM) presents a free screening of the documentary:

Miss Representation
The documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and aired on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.

When: March 19 at 6 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm)
Where: The Grand Theatre
Cost: Free

For your free ticket click here.

For more information click here.

Friday, February 24, 2012


SLCC staffers had a great day at the Capitol for the SLCC Staff Association & Center for Innovation Utah Higher Education Staff Association Day on Feb 16.

Staffers learned about the political process, met with legislators, took a tour of the Capitol, and enjoyed lunch in the Capitol Cafeteria run by SLCC students.

SLCC Staffers at Utah State Capitol
(From left to right) Nursing Faculty Donna Murphy, SLCC Fulbright Dr. Baohua Wang, and Dean of Health Sciences Loredana Haeger
SLCC Staffers with Senator Valentine

Thursday, February 23, 2012

NJCAA Region 18 Basketball Tournament

NJCAA Region 18 Basketball playoffs will be played at Salt Lake Community College are March 8-10. Games will be played in the Lifetime Activities Center at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus (4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT).

During the Region 18 tournament, any SLCC student, faculty, or staff can purchase up to five iPad giveaway tickets. 

For information on purchasing tickets, please click here

You can also get instant tournament updates by subscribing to the SMS updates, print tournament brackets (men's & women's), and download a tournament packet.

Evening in Paris

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Dance Across the Ages!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

David Oshinsky Lecture

David Oshinsky Lecture: March 7th

Oak Room, Student Center, Taylorsville- Redwood Campus
Include Panel Discussion with Facualty from Humanities department.
Free admission

David Oshinsky holds the Jack S. Blanton Chair in History at The University of Texas at Austin and is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University. He graduated from Cornell in 1965 and obtained his PhD from Brandeis University in 1971. His books include “A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy,” which won the Hardeman Prize for the best book about the U.S. Congress and was a New York Times “notable book of the year;” “Worse Than Slavery,” which won the Robert Kennedy Book Award for its “distinguished contribution to human rights” and was also a New York Times “notable book of the year;” and “Polio: An American Story,” which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2006. His reviews and essays appear regularly in the New York Times and other national publications. In 2009, PBS aired the documentary, “The Polio Crusade,” based on “Polio: An American Story.”

Honors and Awards:
Pulitzer Prize in History, 2006, for “Polio: An American Story.”
Hoover Presidential Book Award, 2006, for “Polio An American Story.”
Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Texas, 2008.
Distinguished Lecturer, Organization of American Historians, 2007.
Dean’s Medal, Distinguished Contribution to Public Health, Bloomberg (Johns
Hopkins) School of Public Health, 2009.
Main Commencement Speaker, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009.
Main Commencement Speaker, University of Texas, 2007.

Topic of Lecture:
Acclaimed historian David Oshinsky chronicled the life of Senator Joe McCarthy in “A Conspiracy So Immense”. The book has been called both "nuanced" and "masterful” as it reveals the internal and external forces that launched McCarthy on this political career, carried him to national prominence, and finally triggered his decline and fall. Mr. Oshinsky will bring this unique insight to the college to speak about the era of McCarthyism and how it affected such literary works as “The Crucible”.

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Click here for information about The Grand Theatre's performance of "The Crucible."

SLCC Appreciation Night at the Grand

All SLCC faculty and staff are invited to a free night of theater on March 7.

Joseph McCarthy scholar David Oshinsky will be in the Grand Theatre from 6-7 p.m. discussing Senator McCarthy, his actions, and the politician's  influence on playwright Arthur Miller.

The performance of “The Crucible” will begin at 7:30, following the discussion. SLCC employees are encouraged to attend both events.

SLCC employees can each receive two tickets to the show. The box office will be open before the performance. Tickets are reserved. You must show your One Card at the box office to pick up your tickets.

Visit the Grand Theatre box office (12-5, M-F) or 801.957.3322 for reservations.

Tickets are reserved. The offer for free tickets is not transferable to another performance.

Arun Gandhi Visit

Arun Gandhi, the grandson of the legendary peace-maker and spiritual leader, Mohandas K. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, will be coming to the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) as part of National Interfaith Month on February 29, 2012. Arun will be speaking at the SLCC Taylorsville/Redwood Campus in the Markosian Library on the Second Floor at 12:00p.m. He will be discussing the belief of Nonviolence and how that can relate to greater interfaith dialogue. He will also be presenting this lecture in conjunction with the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable at the Salt Lake City Public Library’s Main Branch at 7:00pm. These events are free of charge and open to the public.

Arun Gandhi has been involved in projects for economic and social reform in India, as well as America. He and his late wife, Sunanda, founded the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. The institute’s mission is to educate and progress the practices of nonviolence to achieve a sustainable and just world. Arun has also traveled across the global to such places as Brazil, Croatia, France, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Nicaragua, to share his unique perspective on one of history’s most influential leaders.

This event has been made possible by the sponsorship of SLCC’s Speakers Bureau, the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, and the Salt Lake City Public Library. The Speakers Bureau is a new component of SLCC that seeks to bring nationally acclaimed speakers to the college to expand the student experience and invite the greater community to enjoy these speakers and what they bring to Salt Lake Valley.

Date: February 29, 2012

Times: Morning event: 12:00 p.m., Evening event: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Salt Lake Community College, Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Markosian Library, Second
Floor, 4600 S. Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84123; Evening event: Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Branch, Nancy Tessman Auditorium, 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

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Folio Submissions

Submit an art, literary, or multimedia entry for the 2012 Folio.

Deadline for Art/Literary: Feb 22

Deadline for Multimedia/FrankenFolio: March 31

For more information on submissions visit: Folio Submissions  and FrankenFolio Submissions

SLCC Technology Week!

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Please join us for SLCC Technology Week!

For a list of events, guest speakers, registration information, and prizes, visit: SLCC Technology Week.

Attendees of the SLCC Technology Week will be entered to win an iPad 2 and gift cards to the College Store!

A special evening event is scheduled for friends, family, and the community on Thursday, March 15. For more information, please visit: Being Safe & Respectful in the Digital World presented by Dr. Rick Cline, Instructional Technologist, UEN.

2012 Innovation of the Year Contest Winners

The Center for Innovation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 “Innovation of the Year” contest.

Each year this contest identifies and celebrates individuals and teams who have completed innovative projects in support of SLCC’s strategic priorities.

The overall winning proposal is forwarded to the League for Innovation in the Community College for national recognition.

This year’s winners are:

Innovation of the Year Overall Winner:

SLCC Community Writing Center’s Salt Lake Teens Write Program
Innovators: Elisa Stone, Andrea Malouf, Tiffany Rousculp & Stephanie Maenhardt

Not pictured: Stephanie Maenhardt

Excellence in Innovation Awards: 

Improving Student Engagement and Learning Through Faculty Collaboration and Use of Evolving Technology Innovators: Diana Ploeger & Ken Freeman 

Student Clinical Peer Mentoring in Didactic Education Innovators: Brenda K. Lyman, Barb Kloetzke, Cheryl Woodard

The SLCC “Innovation of the Year” overall winner will receive $3000 to advance their innovation, and two representatives from the team will be recognized at the League for Innovation Conference in March 2013. The two “Excellence in Innovation” Award winners will receive $500 to advance their innovative work at the College.

A special “thank you” to the selection committee who evaluated this year’s proposals: Tiffany Evans, Dean, School of Developmental Education & Learning Resources, David Bate, FTLC/Center for Innovation, Lorna Gwilliam, Student Services, Donna Western-Kruger, Staff Association, Shane Tang, Faculty Association, Richard Hemingway, Faculty Senate & Demi Brog, Student Leader/Representative.

Most importantly, thanks to all who submitted proposals to this year’s contest. Please continue to innovate and be on the lookout for projects to nominate for next year’s contest. This year’s winning proposals and details for next year’s contest will be posted at

Utah Women in Higher Education Network Spring Conference

United Way Partnership Training

2012 Volunteer Management Training Series

In partnership with the Utah Commission on Volunteers, the United Way of Salt Lake and the Thayne Center for Service & Learning at Salt Lake Community College are excited to offer a FREE volunteer management training series to all nonprofit community partner organizations.

Organizations attending the training will learn about planning and organizing a volunteer program, recruiting, retaining, and recognizing volunteers, creating orientations and trainings, and much more! Organizations will also have the opportunity to network and learn from each other throughout these highly interactive sessions.

Training Dates and Topics:
Thursday March 22nd
Retention & Recognition; Volunteer/Project Matching

Thursday April 26th
Thursday May 3rd (repeat of April 26 session)
Recruiting, Orienting, and Training Volunteers

Thursday May 31st
Planning & Organizing Volunteer Programs; Policies & Procedures

Thursday June 28th
Social Media Outreach; Partnering with Higher-Ed

Thursday July 26th
Assessment: Supervision, Evaluation, and Program Effectiveness

All trainings are held at the Salt Lake Community College Taylorsville Redwood Campus in the Student Event Center. Breakfast and parking validations are provided. Carpool when possible and park in the Visitor Lot on the north side of the Student Center: MAP.

If you do plan to attend the trainings, RSVP to

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fulbright Scholar Dr. Baohua Wang

Salt Lake Community College's first-ever Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Baohua Wang, was introduced on the floor of the Utah State Senate and Utah House of Representatives today, February 16, 2012.

Dr. Wang currently teaches at the Chinese Capital Medical University in Beijing. A graduate of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and the China Academy of Medical Science, his research focuses on the classic theory of acupuncture. Dr. Wang will provide lectures and seminars on the theory and application of Chinese medicine.

With experience teaching acupuncture not only to Chinese students but also to international students from countries such as India, Pakistan, Canada and South Africa, Dr. Wang also published a book in 2009 about Traditional Chinese Medicine aimed at the Chinese population.

During his visit to the United States, Dr. Wang will be providing lectures and seminars on the topic of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and in particular, its theory and application.  He will also be addressing the differences between Western and Eastern Medicine, and will focus on the approaches used by Traditional Chinese Medicine as it pertains to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Dr. Wang will work with SLCC’s School of Health Sciences at Salt Lake Community College, which will coordinate the scholar’s activities during the five-month period of his Fulbright residency. The College’s School of Professional and Economic Development will also work with Dr. Wang to help organize and support external community outreach activities with community and industry partners. SLCC’s Faculty Teaching and Learning Center will help organize and support workshops, seminars, guest lecturing and round-table discussions for SLCC faculty.

Dr. Wang is scheduled to make a presentation on March 27th at the South City Campus.

Those interested in securing Dr. Wang for a speaking engagement or other public presentation can contact LuAnne Holt at or (801) 957-6322.


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