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Banned Books Week: Online Exhibit to Raise Awareness

For Banned Books Week, September 22-28, 2013 SLCC Digital Archives has created anOnline Exhibit to raise awareness of censorship and to celebrate the freedom to read!
Throughout history, some of the most culturally important books have been banned, drawing attention to the important issues they present and, ironically, making them more enticing, especially to young readers.
Books are still being banned or challenged in today’s society. Just last week, a North Carolina County School Board voted 5-2 to ban Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man,”stating that they found “no literary value” in the work and that it was “too much for teenagers.” “Invisible Man” is one of the most famous pieces of literature about Black life in America in the 1950s and won the National Book Award, so the school board’s assertion that it had no literary merit is, at the very least, questionable. It is also the number one most cited book on the College Board’s Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition exam. J…

Special Ticket Sale 3OH!3 Concert

Wednesday, September 25 through Friday, September 27, the College is running a 3OH!3 ticket special. During this special, one FREE ticket to the concert will be given for every ticket purchased at regular price!

Wednesday, October 2 at 7:30 pm
LAC, Taylorsville Redwood Campus

With SLCC ID: Floor, $15, Bleachers, $10
Community: FLoor, $25, Bleachers, $20

Tickets are available at the Taylorsville Redwood, South City, and Jordan Info Desk.

Banned Books Week: Censorship and Challenged Books

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. According to the American Library Association, there were 464 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2012, and many more go unreported. Check out this website to read more about frequently challenged books!

The 10 most challenged titles of 2012 were:
1. Captain Underpants(series), by Dav Pilkey; [Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group]
2.The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie; [Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group]
3.Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher; [Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group]
4.Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James; [Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit]
5.And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson; [Rea…

Personal Computer Tune-ups 2013

School of Applied Technology

Personal Computer Tune-ups for Faculty and Staff

Offered FREE through the School of Applied Technology Computer Support Specialist Program
(Does not include parts or recommend software licenses)

Some of the services available:

Performance optimization
Spyware and virus removal
System upgrades
Temp file cleanup

Beginning Sept 16

By appt only: Monday- Thursday at the Meadowbrook Campus

Banned Books Week: Virtual Read-Outs!

As part of the annual awareness campaign that draws attention to censorship ALA (American Library Association) has partnered with fellow cosponsors of Banned Books Week to host a Virtual "Read-Out" where readers from around the world will be able to participate! -- Videos are featured on the dedicated Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out YouTube channel. -- YouTube videos of authors reading from their favorite banned/challenged book or talking about the importance of the freedom to read are also featured.

Interested in participating? -- Any individual who would like to participate in the 2013 Banned Books Virtual Read-Out event can access the submission criteria here.
To check out a few Virtual Read-Outs selected by SLCC Digital Archives staff, be sure to check out theOnline Banned Books Week Exhibit, or come visit the Physical Exhibit at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus Library and “Listen In” to more Virtual “Read-Outs” and other videos about Banned Books Week!
For more information…

National Student Day 2013

Study. Serve. Celebrate.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
8 am - 6 pm
SLCC Campuses

Food! Fun! Prizes! Will be available around campus to students wearing wristbands.

Wristbands are available after 8 am on Thursday, October 3 at the College Store

Free Stuff:
College Store – Have fun with academics! Play games to test your skills in different academic disciplines – everyone wins something – chance to win headphones, chance to enter drawing for iPad. Student Life – Movies all day, free popcorn.  Auxiliary Services – T-Shirt and cup giveaway LAC – Candy Veterans Center – Free pencil, fill out survey and enter drawing Thayne Center – Sign up to volunteer, enter drawing OneCard –Lanyards Student Express and Enrollment Services – Candy Athletics – Free drink coupons for home volleyball games Copy Center – Free window sticker
Academic and Career Advising– “Prize Wheel” for the students at their lobby 
Institutional Marketing– Free book! The Invisible Employee at the Administration Building basement main desk (ask fo…

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read