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SLCC Receives U.S. Department of Labor Geospatial Grant

SLCC is a partner in the $20 million National Information, Security, and Geospatial Technology Consortium. Funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant, this partnership will help the College train people for new and emerging jobs in geospatial technologies. 

As a partner in grant, SLCC is part of a national consortium including colleges from six states. The grant’s express mission is to offer services to individuals who are seeking training and job placement assistance in industries using geospatial technologies.

Careers are available in many industries including development planning, business and marketing, education, defense, intelligence, utilities, natural resources sciences, and public safety.

Students enrolled in the grant receive: mentoring from industry professionals, career counseling, individualized academic counseling, specialized tutoring, and virtual internships.

The grant’s lead applicant, Collin College in Texas, invited Salt Lake Community College to participate because of …

SLCC Honors the 2013 ‘Embracing the Dream’ Award Winners

Salt Lake Community College honors the 2013 ‘Embracing the Dream’ award recipients: Artist and activist Ruby Chacon, Bishop Scott Hayashi, and Jack Hesleph, SLCC Director of Student Employment & Cooperative Education Services at a Humanitarian Awards Ceremony.

This annual award recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding service and advocacy toward fulfillment of “The Dream.”  

“Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophy of ‘Beloved Community’ asks us to confront how can we as a Nation, State, Local Municipalities and Communities move forward to realize a ‘Beloved Community’ and what would that look like?” said Jack Hesleph. “I am honored to be recognized with this award, and to engaging with these challenges that remain in the here and now.”

Scott Byron Hayashi is the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah. During more than 25 years of ordained ministry Hayashi has served inner city, suburban and rural congregations in California, Utah and Washington.
Ruby Chacon is a pai…

New SLCC Archives Exhibit, February 2013

It’s time for a new exhibit from the SLCC Archives & Digital Collections!
During February 2013 the SLCC Archives & Digital Collections are highlighting the History of the SLCC Nursing Program through physical and online exhibits.  As the program is housed at the Jordan Campus, there will be physical exhibits at both theRedwood Markosian Library AND theJordan Campus Library!!!  Photographs, scrapbooks, and other ephemera showing the development of the Nursing Programover the past 65 years will be displayed for all to see.

Come take a look at the History of  SLCC’s Nursing Program and how much it has changed over the  past six and a half decades. If you are unable to visit the physical exhibits at either SLCC Library, or would like to see more related materials from the SLCC Digital Collections, check out our Online Exhibit!
For more information about the SLCC Archives & Digital Collections visit our information website.

SLCC Vocal Jazz Festival Concert

7th annual SLCC Vocal Jazz Festival Grand Concert featuring Kelly Eisenhour, Dean Kaelin, 6 Miles Ahead, and SLCC Salt City Voices

Date: Feb. 14, 2013

Time: 7:30pm

Location: The Grand Theater at South City Campus (1575 South State St. SLC)
• Ticket prices are free to SLCC Students w/ID; $10-stud./seniors, $12-General
• To purchase tickets call the Grand Theatre Box Office at 801-957-3322

Student Voice Project

The Student Voice Project, Sharing our Students’ Perspectives: International Students

Wed., Jan. 30
12:00 p.m. - 1:30p.m.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Event Center

Five international students share their unique stories of being an SLCC student. Q and A to follow.

Refreshments provided after the discussion.

Register for EYH Salt Lake

Attention All Girls!! Register January 10 for EYH Salt Lake 
Who: Girls in grades 6 to 9 

What: Expanding Your Horizons, (EYH), explore careers in math and science through fun, hands-on workshops taught by women in the field 
When: Saturday, March 9, 2013 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Where: Salt Lake Community College 
South City Campus 
1575 S State St., Salt Lake City 
Why: Because math and science aren’t just for boys! 

Learn what it’s like to be a pilot, an engineer, a scientist and more! Enjoy lunch, a great keynote presentation and a chance to win door prizes! 

Pre-registration open through February 22’nd, but register soon before workshops are full! Cost is $16, payable by credit card. Register online at: Select the Salt Lake Conference. Questions? Contact Kathy Hurd at (801) 957-4735 

US Marine Corp Brass Quintet At SLCC

US Marine Corp Brass Quintet to perform at SLCC South City Campus

The concert will be held Thurs., Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. - Noon at SLCC South City Campus, East Foyer. The recital is free.

Chinese New Year Family Event

Year of the Snake!
Chinese New Year Family Event

Saturday, February 9, 2013
10 am  - Noon

Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Center
Reptile show, egg rolls. crafts, and games!


SLCC On Ice!

With the purchase of a ticket you receive entrance to the rink, skate rentals, hot chocolate, and the choice of a cookie or an ice cream bar.

7-9 pm
Tuesday, Jan 29
Kearns Olympic Oval
Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for children

SLCC Names Governor Herbert, Bishop Burton 2013 Honorary Doctorate Recipients

Salt Lake Community College has named Governor Gary Herbert and Bishop David Burton 2013 Honorary Doctorate recipients. They will be presented with their degrees at the College’s 2013 Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Maverik Center, located at 3200 South Decker Lake Drive in West Valley City, Utah.

Gary Herbert is Utah’s 17th Governor. He took the Oath of Office on August 11, 2009.

Governor Herbert currently serves as the Chair of the Western Governors Association (WGA), on the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association (NGA), and on the Education and Workforce Committee of the NGA.

Prior to becoming the state’s chief executive, Governor Herbert served as Lieutenant Governor for five years.

In 1990, the Governor was elected to the Utah County Commission. During his 14 years as county commissioner, he served as president of the Utah Association of Counties, and as a board member of the Provo Orem Chamber of Commerce.

Governor Herbert met his wife, Jeanett…

SLCC Holds Reading, Discussion of ‘The Meeting’ between Malcolm and Martin

A public reading of ‘The Meeting’ will be held on January 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, located at 569 S. 1300 E. in Salt Lake City.

The Meeting is a one-act play that depicts an imagined meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

“This play offers a powerfully human exploration of ideas and beliefs present in two very different men during a time of great turmoil in the campaign for civil and human rights,” said Richard Scott, director of The Grand Theatre. “Their individual approaches  to the problem of racism and discrimination are born from a similarity in experiences and a common goal, but very different methodologies of how to get there. The play finds the human voice in both not just their iconic voices—it finds their commonality. A  great reminder in this era of shrill and strident voices that our differences need to be respected and our common humanity celebrated.”

The play examines both men’s philosophies as each assert positions on freedom, dign…

Free Faculty and Staff Yoga 2013

Free Faculty and Staff Yoga Tuesdays 5:30 -6:20 pm Fridays 12:30 – 1:20 pm

Begins February 1st
Please join us in LAC 124 on either day or time.  No need to sign up – just show up!  We have mats but if you have your own you are welcome to bring it.

The Voice of the Prairie

The Grand Theatre Presents: The Voice of the PrairieEileen Hallet Stone Provides Opening-Night Lecture on Technology & CommunityThe Grand Theatre presents: The Voice of the Prairie from January 24 – February 9. The play, written by John Olive, follows an itinerant storyteller who runs afoul of the Federal Communications Commission just before the turn of the 20th century.

“This is an opportunity to show off our acting talent,” said Richard Scott, Executive Artistic Producer for The Grand, “We have this huge stage and only three actors. Director John Caywood and these talented actors are up to the challenge.”

The cast includes three critically acclaimed local actors: Dave Hanson, Stephanie Purcell, and Jonathan McBride.

On opening night, Eileen Hallet Stone will give a lecture from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. about the influence of technology on community connection and progress. Afterward, the Grand Theatre will present "The Voice of the Prairie" beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The show plays J…

OTA Information Session

SLCC School of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Information Session!

Come learn about the program about the new admission requirements.

Wednesday, February 13 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm

SLCC Jordan Campus
Health Sciences Center
Room 023

Players with NBA Ties Lead SLCC to 13-game win streak

The Salt Lake Community College Men’s Basketball team (17-2, 5-0 SWAC) is on a 13-game win streak, largely due to the high level of play from its players who have grown up around family members with National Basketball Association experience. The streak of victories dates back to Nov. 23 when SLCC defeated Eastern Wyoming 85-69 and the Bruins’ average margin of victory in that span is 14.7 points.

Bruin sophomore guard Tyrell Corbin (Salt Lake City, UT) is the son of former Utah Jazz player and current Jazz Head Coach Tyrone Corbin and is averaging 10.9 points per game. The West High School graduate and UC-Davis transfer is turning in 4.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 steals per contest. Corbin is shooting 45.8 percent from the field so far this season and is a Utah Mr. Basketball Award recipient.

“Ty is an excellent leader—he’s tough, strong and does a lot of the little things well to help us win,” said second year SLCC Head Coach Todd Phillips. He leads the team in assists and steals,…

February 2013 SLCC Libraries Exhibit

During the month of February, be sure to visit the Markosian Library!

This display will showcase Books published by SLCC Faculty and Staff. The books, drawn from the SLCC Libraries’ Collections, are on display 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.
For more information about the SLCC Archives & Digital Collections visit our information website.

Holds Digital Arts Networking Event for Sundance Film Festival

Salt Lake Community College, in association with the Utah Department of Workforce Services and the Utah Film Commission, held an event that brought digital arts students from around the state to explore job opportunities within the film and digital media industries during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

“This event was a great way to capitalize on the excitement that comes to the State during Sundance. It showcased Utah’s many employers in digital arts industries and gave students the opportunity to really get a feel for what occupations in these fields are like,” said Lori Bonham, SLCC Career and Technical Education Marketing Coordinator. “The career job shadow event was a great way to provide students better information they’ll need to make informed decisions about selecting careers in the digital arts industry.”

This event was targeted to Salt Lake Community College digital arts students and to high school students in digital arts programs across the Wasatch Front.

The event was held…

B-Line Shuttle Extended Hours

With the Spring Semester upon us, we just wanted to remind you all of our B-Line Shuttle.  Given some of the Fall semester feedback, please note that the shuttle hours have been extended until 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon. 
SLCC provides all students, staff, and faculty a FREE campus shuttle service by showing your SLCC ID, (OneCard) The pilot B-line connects South City, Meadowbrook and Taylorsville Redwood campuses.
B-Line hours and Routes: Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The shuttle leaves the South City Campus east entrance on the hour heading to Meadowbrook TRAX station. Meadowbrook TRAX station shuttle leaves at 15 after the hour heading to Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Taylorsville Redwood UTA bus stop, shuttle leaves on the half hour heading to Meadowbrook TRAX station. Meadowbrook TRAX station shuttle leaves at 45 after the hour heading to the South City Campus. You can always track the shuttle on our live shuttle bus tracker at 

Movin' on up!

The SLCC Men's and Women's Basketball teams each moved up in the latest Top 25 Polls released by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

SLCC Men's Basketball jumps four spots in latest poll
The SLCC Men (18-2, 6-0 SWAC) jumped four spots from No. 15 to No. 11 after picking up a close road win over in-state rival Snow College (15-5, 3-3 SWAC) on Saturday in Ephraim, UT. The Bruins trailed the Badgers 66-65 with under 10 seconds remaining, but a 16-foot jump shot made by sophomore forward JuWan Buchanan (Seattle, WA) with just 7.1 seconds left lifted the Bruins to their 14th straight victory.

The Bruins currently own the sixth longest win streak in NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball and will play the toughest two contests of this five-game road trip in Idaho this week. SLCC will square off with rival College of Southern Idaho (CSI) (15-6, 3-4 SWAC) on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Twin Falls, ID. The Bruins dismantled …

Digital Storytelling Workshops

Digital Storytelling Workshops

Learn to make a digital story in this hands-on workshop. Open to students, faculty and staff.

Workshops will be held at these times:

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2:30-5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 25, 1-4 p.m.

Monday Jan. 28, 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday Jan. 29, 2:30-5 p.m.
Wednesday Jan. 30 1-4 p.m.
Thursday Jan. 31, 1-4 p.m.
Friday Feb. 1, 1-4 p.m.

RSVP to Lisa Bickmore (x4686), for further information

Digital Arts Networking Event

Digital Arts Networking Event
January 22, 2013
9 am - 3 pm
Blue Iguana Restaurant
Park City

Locals and digital arts students are invited to come explore job opportunities within the film and digital media industries during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at an event presented by the Department of Workforce Services and Salt Lake Community College in association with the Utah Film Commission.

For more information, contact Bryan Kessinger at
RSVP to this event at

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling 801-526-9240. Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: 1-888-346-3162. Department of Workforce Services •

Bruin Pride Day 2013

Bruin Pride Day!

Tuesday, January 22.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
SEC in the Student Center
Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Free pizza and raffle for prizes!
Meet the basketball, baseball, softball, and vollveyball teams!

Martin Luther King Jr Events 2013

Salt Lake Community College celebrates Martin Luther King Day with a series of events. Professor Michele Goodwin will provide the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote address, entitled: “Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Social Justice, Race and Civil Rights.” Goodwin’s address will be held on January 28 at noon in the Student Center Oak room at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. SLCC will also present Humanitarian Awards Ceremony and Panel Discussion on Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beloved Community” will be held on January 29 from 8:30 a.m. – noon in the Student Center Oak room at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. The event will honor the 2013 ‘Embracing the Dream’ award recipients: Artist and activist Ruby Chacon, Bishop Scott Hayashi, and Jack Hesleph, SLCC Director of Student Employment & Cooperative Ed. Services. This annual award recognizes individuals and/or organizations for outstanding service and advocacy toward fulfillment of “The Dream.”
As part of the celebration, t…

Energy Cluster Acceleration Partnership SLCC

Media depicting history, goals, and progress of Utah's Energy Cluster Acceleration Partnership and its impacts at Salt Lake Community College.

Former SLCC client, Olive Medical Helps Surgeons See in HD

Olive Medical Corporation—graduate of the Miller Business Innovation Center at Salt Lake Community College and winner of the 2011 Salt Lake Small Business Development Center Client of the Year award—launches its OVS1 high-def visualization system. This all-in-one device is a complete video system for performing surgical procedures both in physicians’ offices and operating rooms.

“With the OVS1 product, we’ve focused on bringing the high quality image you’re used to seeing in an operating room, to an office setting– all while keeping costs to a minimum,” said Olive Medical CEO Joshua Talbert.  “We’ve been able to take our renowned HD surgical quality video and package it into a complete system for office use.  We’ve also added a few unique features such as our intuitive touch screen user interface, which allows users to interact with the system just like they would a smart phone or tablet.”

The OVS1 is a lightweight, compact complete visualization system for in-office procedures.  The of…

History of Electronic Music: Selections from the Markosian Library Stacks

For the month of January, the SLCC Reference Department has a book display on the main floor of the Markosian Library. This display is a sampling of various books and DVD’s from the Markosian Library’s stacks on the History of Electronic Music. It includes materials on computer music composition, sampling and recording technologies, electronic music synthesizers. The display also showcases one of the early pioneers of electronic music Léon Theremin and his invention of the Theremin electronic musical instrument.

This display will be of special interest to students in SLCC’s Music, Media Music, MIDI, and Music Recording Technology programs.
SLCC Music Department [link]
So come on down and check out the “History of Electronic Music” display at the Redwood Campus SLCC Library and learn a little bit about the history behind the making of the myriad of Electronic Sounds that surround us every day in music, media and the technological landscape we inha…

First Class of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Starts at SLCC

Salt Lake Community College is pleased to announce the first class of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program beginning at the College’s Miller Campus in Sandy on Friday, January 11, 2013. 

The first class consists of 33 Utah businesses, which have been selected from a competitive pool of 102 initial applicants seeking the rigorous business education. The businesses selected represent a broad range of industries including; retail, manufacturing, construction, transportation, and services from medical, information technology, media, and human services areas. All businesses selected met specific application criteria and are positioned to provide increased revenue and job growth upon completion of the program. Through their dedication, these business owners will richly contribute to Utah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is a national education program for business owners who have survived the start-up phase and are poised for growth. Part…

SLCC Holds Presidential Inauguration Sendoff Concert for Chamber Singers

Salt Lake Community College Chamber Singers will be Washington, D.C. to participate in the Presidential Inauguration Choir competition.  Forty students and faculty from the College will compete with the choir and attend the Inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol building marking the beginning of President Obama’s second term in office on January 21, 2013.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to represent the College and to be apart of this historic event,” said Anna Szabados, SLCC Dean of the School of Arts, Communication and New Media. “The SLCC Chamber Singers are a talented group that reflect well the caliber of student and quality of training at the College. We’re proud to send them to President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony.”
The SLCC Division of Communication and Performing Arts will hold a farewell concert for the Chamber Singers on January 15 at 7:30 p.m. in room 203 of the Technology Building at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. A live webcast of the conce…

Geospatial Mentoring Program

Geospatial Grant

Take Your Career to the next level in a degree or certificate in:

Geographic Information Sciences Technology

SLCC is part of a U.S. Department of Labor grant and a national consortium including colleges from six states. The grant’s mission is to offer services to individuals who are seeking training and job placement assistance in the following areas: Geospatial Technologies and Mobile Application Development.

Students enrolled in the grant receive:
-mentoring from industry professionals
-career counseling
-individualized academic counseling,
-specialized tutoring
-virtual internships

*These additional services are only available to students who agree to and qualify for the grant program. The academic side is the same for grant funded and non-grant funded students.
Careers are available in many industries including development planning, business and marketing, health care, education, defense, intelligence, utilities, natural resources sc…

25K in $25 at the Grand Theatre

We are looking to raise $25,000 in $25 donations. The Grand Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible.

You can view the rest of the Grand Stories here.

How to Donate:
Go to and click on the Donations link.Call 801-957-3322Mail your donation to The Grand Theatre, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

President's Message: Professional Development Day

Dear Members of our College Community,
As we look forward to the beginning of our Spring semester and tomorrow’s Professional Development Day, the weather forecast for snow and winter treacheries has overshadowed the day with caution for everyone’s safety. Towards that end, in the spirit of conservative care, we are postponing Professional Development Day complete with Dr. Terry O’Bannion’s keynote and our innovative workshops until March 1st, beginning at 1 pm and going throughout that afternoon. I apologize for the disappointment I anticipate you all share with me, and especially to our many colleagues who have prepared creative workshops, but feel it important to prepare for the possibilities of difficult travel. Please pencil into your respective calendars this afternoon of March 1st and continue preparing for Monday’s first day of spring semester classes.
I want to also share with you the wonderful accolades recently received by two of our magnificent colleagues. Professor Ron Valca…

SLCC Named Top-12 School for Veterans

Salt Lake Community College has been named one of the top-12 two-year colleges in the country for Veterans by Military Times EDGE Magazine. The publication ranked SLCC 12th overall in the country for veterans on the basis of the factors found to be most important to veterans with an emphasis on academic accreditation, central veterans' offices and staff knowledgeable on veterans' issues.

Additional criteria for the award included: cost per credit, participation in the Yellow Ribbon veterans scholarship program, veteran-friendly residency policy, and veteran graduation and student loan default rates.

“I love working with the Darlene Head and the Veteran’s Center,” SLCC graduate and Upper Limit Aviation helicopter flight instructor Ramsay Campbell said. “They did so much to help me get into this career and provided me with so many opportunities, it’s nice to be able to give back to make sure Veterans can take full advantage of the benefits they’ve earned.”

 The College was also lis…

SLCC Grad Named Humana’s Chief Human Resources Officer

Salt Lake Community College graduate Tim Huval has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Humana Inc. Humana announced that Huval’s duties in his new position will include serving on the company's executive team and that he will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard. Humana is one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies and is based in Louisville, Ky.

“We are always pleased to hear that our former students are doing well, and are particularly delighted at the news that Tim Huval has earned such an important position that will allow him to have a positive effect on many people’s lives and careers,” SLCC President Cynthia Bioteau said. “His professional success has been truly impressive. Tim is a wonderful example for our students and demonstrates that the College is providing the practical education and experience they need to thrive.”

In March 2007, SLCC awarded Huval an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters. He graduated …

SLCC Athletics Coordinator Named Volleyball Official of the Year

Salt Lake Community College SLCC Athletic Operations Coordinator Lisa Peshell has been named the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) High School Volleyball Official of the Year. Peshell is co-president of the Salt Lake Volleyball Officials Association, and works as an arbiter and assigner in addition to officiating Utah high school volleyball matches.

“There are so many talented high school volleyball officials in Utah to choose from, this award means a lot,” said Peshell. “I'm very appreciative of the volleyball officiating community for allowing me this honor, and would like to thank Becky Anderson at USHAA for her continuing support of Utah high school volleyball.”

Peshell started officiating high school volleyball in Utah in 2002, and became a college official in the 2005-06 season. She is a USA Volleyball Junior National official as well. In addition to her work with high school and collegiate volleyball, Lisa has worked for SLCC Athletics for the past 17 years.

Spring 2013 Student Services Rush Extended Office Hours