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Holiday Closure 2012-13

All Salt Lake Community College campuses will be closed starting 4:30 pm on December 21, 2012 until 8: 00 am on January 2, 2013.

For any on-campus problems or emergencies please contact Utah Highway Patrol at: (801) 957-3800

Dial 911 for Emergencies

A message from SLCC President Bioteau:


Dear Colleagues,
My wish for you this holiday break is that you will have time with family, friends, and for yourself as you take in the energies of this joyous, yet solemn season. We have much to be grateful for and I hope you recognize the many blessings unique to each of us with each day. As we close our college for the next week, I wanted to also share the magnificent news that  our SLCC Chamber Singers will travel on January 17 to Washington DC to participate in the Inauguration Choir competition.  Our college will be represented by forty students/faculty and staff will be going on the trip, competing, and attending the Inauguration on January 21. They will return to SLC on Jan. 22.
Looking ahead, the …

SLCC Graduates top Physical Therapy Assistants

Salt Lake Community College held a completion ceremony for its Physical Therapist Assistant Program at the College’s Health Sciences Center Auditorium and Atrium.

The graduating class had 19 graduates, five of whom received perfect 4.0 grade point averages in coursework for their two-year degrees. “We get really great students in the program,” Diana Ploeger, SLCC Health Sciences Professor said. “The Physical Therapy program has exacting standards and rigorous prerequisite requirements. Our students enter with a strong knowledge base, and they leave well prepared. They’re professional, highly qualified, and interact well with patients and other professionals.”

Students receive an associate of applied science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant program. “Every graduating student looking for a job as a physical therapy professional gets one,” Ploeger said. “We have a good group of students who really helped each other academically. It was rewarding to see them developinto caring professio…

SLCC Helps Washington County Business Celebrate 20 Years

Salt Lake Community College and the Utah Small Business Development Center recognize Steamroller Copies for its contributions to the local economy. Business owners Josh and Stefanie Bevans were delighted by the assistance provided by the SBDC and thrilled in October 2012 to mark the company’s 20th anniversary.

Steamroller Copies began as a retail and printing shop in St. George, owned by Josh’s mother and operated by several family members. Today the business includes three retail stores located through-out southwestern Utah, and has expanded to include their sister company Design To Print—a national manufacturer and wholesale distributor for billboards, large graphics, and more.  The two businesses provide employment to more than 70 residents in the region who fulfill roles as sales, design, marketing or web professionals.

“Steamroller Copies and Design To Print are cutting edge businesses for both our region and the global market,” says Len Erickson, Director of the Small Business Dev…

SLCC Basketball Opens SWAC Play

Salt Lake Community College played its first Scenic West Athletic Conference basketball games against Snow College in Bruin Arena at the Lifetime Activities Center on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The No. 20-ranked SLCC Women's Basketball team (7-4, 0-1 SWAC) lost in overtime to in-state rival Snow College (6-6, 1-0 SWAC) 67-64 on Saturday night at Bruin Arena. SLCC held an eight point lead at the half, but the Snow Badgers shot 50% in the second half and held a three point lead with just seconds remaining in regulation.

The SLCC Men's Basketball team (10-2, 1-0 SWAC) earned a 74-70 win over No. 20-ranked Snow College (12-2, 0-1 SWAC) on Saturday night at Bruin Arena. SLCC snapped Snow's nine-game win streak and in doing so extended its own streak to six consecutive victories. The game marked the opening of the Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) season.

These games were the first of the season broadcast by SLCCTV. The station covers the contests, and can be found on Comcast …

SLCC Offers Students Pre-Holiday "Tune Up"

Registration is currently open for Salt Lake Community College’s Spring 2013 semester. All College enrollment services are available during normal business hours for the week of December 17-21.

“The week of December 17th through the 21st is really one of the best times of the year for students to do business with the College,” Public Relations Director Joy Tlou said. “While so many others are busy making plans and traveling for the holidays, the College is open and fully staffed and ready to help students register and complete anything they need to get ready for the upcoming semester.”

SLCC’s application deadline for Spring semester is January 9. Classes begin January 14. SLCC offers courses in more than 120 programs, in credit and non-credit options.

The SLCC catalog and the current class schedule are both available online and can be found at the College’s web site: www.slcc.edu.

Students can also use a Schedule Planner to assist in planning their schedules.

Those with questions about reg…

Utah SBDC Recognizes Company Run By Two Student Entrepreneurs

The Students’ Previous Achievements Hailed by Forbes Magazine and ‘Shark Tank’
Kisstixx is an Orem based start-up that launched in 2010 by Dallas Robinson and Mike Buonomo, two undergraduate students at Utah Valley University. In just two years since they sold their first box of Kisstixx lip-balm, Robinson and Buonomo now distribute  products worldwide.

“We have set ourselves apart from the (rest) of the lip balm industry because we are creating a fun, innovative, high-quality product that is delivered for a better value,” said Robinson. “Kisstixx is unique in that the lip balm comes in two compatible flavors.   When you take one and give one to your special someone the flavors mix to create a new experience. It’s fun, it’s hip and the flavors are incredible.”

Forbes magazine selected Dallas Robinson, who created the vision for Kisstixx, as an “All Star Student Entrepreneur” in August 2012. Robinson was one of only nine students selected for the Forbes annual recognition. Kisstixx was al…

SLCC Certified Medical Assistant

Become a certified medical assistant (AAMA) in one year!

The Allied Health Medical Assistant Program has seats available for spring 2013.

Medical assistants are trained primarily to work in doctors’ offices, clinics or health maintenance facilities. As members of an allied health care profession, their role is to assist with care and treatment of patients in both administrative and clinical procedures.

Financial aid and tuition waivers are available.

To apply visit www.slcc.edu//hs/admissions

SLCC Helps Washington County Business Celebrate 20 Years

Salt Lake Community College and the Utah Small Business Development Center recognize Steamroller Copies for its contributions to the local economy. Business owners Josh and Stefanie Bevans were delighted by the assistance provided by the SBDC and thrilled in October 2012 to mark the company’s 20th anniversary.

Steamroller Copies began as a retail and printing shop in St. George, owned by Josh’s mother and operated by several family members. Today the business includes three retail stores located through-out southwestern Utah, and has expanded to include their sister company Design To Print—a national manufacturer and wholesale distributor for billboards, large graphics, and more.  The two businesses provide employment to more than 70 residents in the region who fulfill roles as sales, design, marketing or web professionals.

“Steamroller Copies and Design To Print are cutting edge businesses for both our region and the global market,” says Len Erickson, Director of the Small Business Dev…

SLCC Helps Washington County Business Celebrate 20 Years

Salt Lake Community College and the Utah Small Business Development Center recognize Steamroller Copies for its contributions to the local economy. Business owners Josh and Stefanie Bevans were delighted by the assistance provided by the SBDC and thrilled in October 2012 to mark the company’s 20th anniversary.

Steamroller Copies began as a retail and printing shop in St. George, owned by Josh’s mother and operated by several family members. Today the business includes three retail stores located through-out southwestern Utah, and has expanded to include their sister company Design To Print—a national manufacturer and wholesale distributor for billboards, large graphics, and more.  The two businesses provide employment to more than 70 residents in the region who fulfill roles as sales, design, marketing or web professionals.

“Steamroller Copies and Design To Print are cutting edge businesses for both our region and the global market,” says Len Erickson, Director of the Small Business Dev…

SLCC, SBDC Honor Blind Veteran and Entrepreneur

Salt Lake Community College and the Utah Small Business Development Center honor the business success of U.S. Army and first Gulf War Veteran, Jeremiah Espinoza.
Following his tour of duty, Espinoza decided he wanted to start a business selling his handmade woven braided western whips, key chains and bracelets. There were many significant obstacles standing in the way of his dream to start his own business, however. Within a few months of active duty, Espinoza started to loose his vision and doctors were unable to determine if the vision loss was related to his service with the Army, or otherwise. “I was completely in the dark,” says Espinoza.

Despite his vision loss, Espinoza was determined to not let it stop him. Espinoza taught himself how to rely on touch rather than sight to create his braided goods. “Everything I do now is by feel. As for the difference (between my work before and after loosing my sight), I think I make them better now.” After crafting a few of his products, Es…

SLCC Hosts Boys & Girls Club Students

A group of Salt Lake Community College students will host students from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake for a weekend of SLCC basketball games on December 15. SLCC and Boys & Girls Club students will attend SLCC basketball games against Snow College. The women's game will begin at 3:00 p.m. and the men’s at 5:00 p.m.

“Our goal is to familiarize youth with college expectations, benefits, and fundamental skills at an early age while assuaging any fears they may have of higher education,” SLCC student participant Keith McDonald said.  “The connection between SLCC and the Boys & Girls Club of America is one that is can really be a positive benefit to many young people.”

As part of their business communication class, the students previously held tutoring sessions and a College tour for the young students. The group held the field trip to SLCC’s main campus for the Boys & Girls Club students for the service-learning component of their coursework.

The students in …

Student Access & Success Council

The Student Access and Success Council has been busy this semester discussing the completion initiative and efforts SLCC is making to increase our success rates for students.   A few initiatives that are underway: an expanded summer bridge program for under-prepared studentsa more comprehensive and seamless support system for students attending the South City campusmembership on Faculty Senate sub-committess reviewing clearer pathways and embedding student success initiatives in the classroom.
We are excited as a Council that  larger, more comprehensive conversations are occuring across campus around success initiatives and we are happy to be a part of the 2013 Professional Development Day to hear from Dr. Terry O'Banion.  His messages and ideas are centered on student success and promise to underscore current initiatives and provoke thought about new ways of assisting students.
Happy Holidays from Student Access and Success Council

Salt Lake Community College Hosts Nerdapalooza v.0 Technology Tradeshow

The Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) at Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City Tech Startups and REES Capital present Nerdapalooza v.0, a tradeshow and incubator-style demonstration day on December 13. The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the College’s Larry H. Miller Campus’s Conference Center located at 9750 South 300 West, in Sandy.


Nerdapalooza will feature innovative projects, products and startups developed and supported by local entrepreneurs. The event is tailored for a diverse audience including, investment angels, developers, designers, inventors, venture capitalists, technology professionals, and anyone interested in innovative products and services. The show will also include casual networking, light refreshments, and music.

To register for the event or to apply to demonstrate a product visit http://www.slcstartups.com.

The Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) offers a wide range of services and support to entre…

Career Workshops 2012

Just because you're on break doesn't mean your competition is... Career Workshops!

December 17 -21 at 1-2 pm.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus AD 195

RSVP: 801-957-4014

Workshops:

- Interviewing
- Job searching
- Career ePortflios
- Resumes and cover letters
- LinkedIn


SLCC Professional Development Day 2013

Save the date!

SLCC Professional Development Day
January 11, 2013
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Keynote: "Student Success Pathway to Completion"

Dr. Terry O'Banion, President Emeritus and Senior League Fellow, League for Innovation in the Community College, and Senior Advisor, Higher Education Programs, Walden University

Professional Development Day schedule, keynote bio, workshop titles, and registration information are at www.slcc.edu/pdd. Everyone must register in advance for the keynote session and two workshops.

(Full-Time Faculty: Keynote and Workshop participation may be eligible for PDU's.)

SLCC Holds Scholarship Night

Salt Lake Community College is holding a StepAhead Scholarship Night on December 12 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Student Event Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.


Workshops will be presented on applying, writing essays, and interviewing for scholarships that are available. SLCC staff will be present to assist students with all aspects of applying and gaining admission to the College.

Though aimed primarily at high school seniors, this event is free and open to the public.

Accommodations for the disabled will be available. Individuals who require accommodations for this event can contact the SLCC Disability Resource Center at: 801-957-4659.

For more information about StepAhead Scholarship Night, contact SLCC School Relations at: (801) 957-4543.

Utah SBDC Recognizes Home Run-Hitting Sports Business

The Small Business Development Center has selected Pro Image Sports, as a nominee for the annual 2012 regional business award. “Opening the store is a dream come true. My father was a business owner and I too have always wanted to have my own business,” said Troy Osborn, Owner of Pro Image Sports in Layton, Utah.

“I feel that I have created an opportunity for a better future. I didn’t want my future to be dependent on somebody else. This way it’s up to me whether I succeed or not.”

After more than 12 years in retail sales and management, Osborn decided to pursue his lifelong dream. On January 1, 2012, Osborn quit his job and began working on a business plan, loan applications, and paperwork to obtain a franchise license from Pro Image Sports. Osborn then contacted the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Weber State University (WSU).

“I was very impressed with Troy was when he came in to see me,” said Beverly King, SBDC Director. “I didn’t need to provide him a lot of education, h…

SLCC Offers December Term 2012

Salt Lake Community College is offering a December term, beginning December 10. General education courses for the condensed term meet Monday through Friday for two or three weeks, several hours per day.

These courses are open to all currently enrolled SLCC students. The classes offered between fall and spring semesters provide students the opportunity to complete general education and study skills coursework they need in between the busy regular semesters.

Students use the same registration protocol to sign up. Registration is open through the first day of class.




A complete list of courses available for December term is:

·       Communication 1020: Principles of Public Speaking
·       Learning Essentials 1020: Essentials of College Study
·       Learning Essentials 1220: Human relationships – Career Development
·       Learning Essentials 1360 Opening Diverse Doors

For more information, contact SLCC at: (801) 957-4297.

Book Giveaway 2012

Last Month, the SLCC libraries put together a book giveaway for the children in the Eccles Lab School. The library staff personally gave  “gently-used” books that had been purchased by library staff donations to 50 kids.

Check out pictures at http://slccarchives.wix.com/exhibits#!eccles-early-lab/cpdo.



SLCC Holds Carols of Christmas Concert

Salt Lake Community College presents the Carols of Christmas concert. The concert features performances by the SLCC combined concert choirs, and will include many of the most beloved holiday songs. It will take place on December 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, located at South Temple and C Street in Salt Lake City.

The College Concert Choirs consists of the SLCC Chamber Singers, the College Chorale and Salt City Voices. The Chamber Singers is made up of forty auditioned students majoring in fields from automotive trades to music. One hundred student voices contribute to the College Chorale, which is dedicated to the distinctive and varied repertoire for large choir. Salt City Voices is a fifteen member vocal and instrumental ensemble devoted to performing contemporary music.

The Carols of Christmas is the final performance of the College’s Fall Choir Concert series.

The SLCC Fall Choir Concert series is part of the College’s Arts & Cultural Events (ACE) program. ACE …

December 2012 Library Exhibit

It’s time for a new exhibit from the SLCC Archives at the Markosian Library!
During December 2012 and January 2013 the SLCC Archives Exhibit will highlight publications from present and past SLCC Faculty and Staff.  This display will showcase the authors’ bios and publications.  The books, drawn from the SLCC Libraries’ Collections, will be displayed in the southwest alcove of the Redwood Library for students, staff, and faculty to peruse or even check out! Come take a look at the extraordinary works from SLCC’s own. 
The exhibit will run from the beginning of December through the end of January.
For more information about the SLCC Archives & Digital Collections visit our information website.

RED Concert 2012

RED Concert!

Featuring:

The Missing Persons
The Agenda
Band on the Run

Come hear a great collection of original songs and covers from early jazz, to modern pop, funk, and of course, Christmas tunes!

December 5, 7:30 pm
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
TB 203

Radiology Technology Open House

Radiology Technology Program Open House
Thursday, December 6
4 p.m. - 5:30 pm
SLCC Jordan Campus, Health Sciences Center Auditorium

Come learn and ask questions about the Radiology Technology program application process (pre-req’s)and the selection process from Radiology Student Advisors. Explore what is involved with being a student in the program.

For more information visit:
http://www.slcc.edu/radtech

More Fuel For Finals 2012!