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SLCC anatomy group presents project at national conference

Several students from Melaney Birdsong Farr’s recent human anatomy class at Salt Lake Community College spoke this month in Florida at the 28th annual Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) conference as recipients of coveted HAPS student grants.
“Receiving the grant from HAPS was surreal,” said SLCC biology student Caris Cassady, who already has a bachelor degree in anthropology and sociocultural linguistics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. “It is an honor to be recognized nationally for the work we have been doing.”
In all six SLCC students won grants after competing nationally with graduate students and participants from two- and four-year schools.

Birdsong Farr has been involved with HAPS for about 15 years and has been trying to get SLCC students to be more creative and collaborative when it comes to science education.
“These students are not simply passive learners,” she said about the SLCC grant winners. “They designed their projects, and most of my dir…

Notice to the community: SLCC is taking part in the accreditation process.

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will be making an official accreditation visit to Salt Lake Community College October 22-24, 2014. SLCC is currently accredited by NWCCU, which will consider SLCC for continued accreditation during its upcoming visit. SLCC’s accreditation was most recently reaffirmed in 2012 on the basis of the NWCCU’s Fall 2011 evaluation.
The NWCCU’s mission is to ensure that SLCC and other educational institutions within its region are satisfactorily achieving their missions and educational purposes and that they meet or exceed the Commission's standards of quality and effectiveness.
As part of this process, SLCC invites public comment pertaining to the College's qualification for candidacy or accreditation. NWCCU will acknowledge in writing the receipt of all written third-party comments, which will be accepted by the NWCCU only when they are submitted in writing and signed by the author(s).
Comments can be sent to:
Attn: Third…

Summer Fun Barbecue Series

Summer Fun Barbecue Series 
for SLCC Faculty and Staff Food and Entertainment Hamburgers Brats Garden Burgers
Broccoli Salad

Friday, May 30, 201411:30 am - 1:00 pm South City Campus, Multi-purpose Rooms and Patio (1-030-032) Entertainment by: DJ Sam Smith

Monday, June 9, 201411:30 am - 1:00 pm Jordan Campus, Plaza outside HTC and Pavilion Entertainment by: G. Brown Quintet

Wednesday, June 11, 201411:30 am - 1:00 pm Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Event Center and Patio Entertainment by: Captain Picard and the Funkadelics Please select the event that is most convenient for you!
AA/EO INSTITUTION | REV. 02.24.14 Individuals who require accommodations can contact the SLCC Disability Resource Center at 801-957-4659.

SLCC business leader receiving award from Hispanic Chamber

Karen Gunn, Salt Lake Community College Associate Provost for the Division of Economic Development and Business Partnerships, this Friday will receive the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Businesswoman of the Year award.
The award recognizes “women who provide invaluable leadership, demonstrate excellence in business, community involvement and inspire others to reach their professional potential for the purpose of invigorating and enhancing the local quality of life.”
“I am deeply humbled by this recognition and would like to share the honor and my appreciation with the College for its support,” Gunn said.
Gunn, executive director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businessesprogram at SLCC, will receive the award during the Hispanic Chamber’s state convention at the Sheraton Hotel. She will also host a panel Friday morning for women who own small businesses, focusing on successful strategies for balancing personal life with career.
Gunn has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneu…

Our College. Our Health. Our Future.

Our College
Our Health
Our Future
Join the conversation to prevent underage drinking with Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Hunter.
Wednesday, May 21 Noon-1:00 p.m. Student Event Center Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Educate Empower Mobilize
Individuals who require accommodations should contact Health & Wellness Services at: 801-957-4258.

2014 Writing Workshops

The “About Me” People Want to Read: Creating a Marketable Presence
2-part workshop | June 4 & 11 (W), 6-8 p.m. The face we show to the world truly matters, but in an age where initial contact between you and a potential client, partner, or employer rarely occurs face-to-face, you will also need to create a resume, cover letter, or an “About Me,” that is just as strong as the one you would present in person. Join our CWC workshop to explore having your writing do the talking for you. Cost $20. Registration is required.
Writing for Change: Community Writing Event
Workshop | June 7 (S), 1-4 p.m. Does change in democracy require civic dialogue? If so, where is it and who gets to talk? OR write? Join the CWC during the Utah Pride Festival to learn techniques of writing for change, such as letters to editors and public officials. Come with a concern and stay to write a letter with the help of CWC writing coaches. Cost: Free, but registration is required.
A Second Look: Revising Your Work

SL Teens Write

Unleash the Pulitzer Prize potential in an underserved teen with the Salt Lake Teens Write program, sponsored by the Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center and the Salt Lake City Public Library.
The program is open to incoming high school juniors looking for opportunities to manifest their love of writing or to improve upon their skills as modern-day scribes.
Teens Write participants meet weekly during the academic year with adult partners who regularly rely on writing in their personal and professional lives. Mentor-student pairs work on writing in a variety of genres, with a kickoff celebration in the fall and a final event at the end of the school year that includes a public reading and an anthology publication.
It’s a way for teens to write what they want without the worry of whether they’re good enough. Writers in this program will develop a portfolio while exploring how writing opens different pathways to education and successful careers.
For more information and …

Become a Slick Scientist!

Become a ‘Slick’ Scientist
2014 Youth Summer Science Workshops
Who: Children ages 8 to 14 When: Week 1 – June 30 to July 3 (ages 8-11) Week 2 – July 7 to July 10 (ages 12-14)
Week 3 – July 21 to July 25 (ages 12-14) (Holiday July 24) Week 4 – July 28 to July 31 (ages 12-14) Where: Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Science Building Main Floor Atrium Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration Fee:$150.00
Optional Lunch Card: $25.00
Participants will have 4 days of hands-on experiences and activities in civil engineering, mathematics, physics, robotics, engineering, and more!
Food:Snacks provided daily – please buy a lunch card or provide a bag lunch for your child Monday – Wednesday.
Parent Day:Thursday - for participants to show their work from Noon – 2:30 p.m.Lunch is included.

To register contact: Or Janice Rogers Salt Lake Community College School of Science, Mathematics & Engineering (801) 957-5181…

SLCC holding 2014 commencement: Barlow Anderson, Jibson recognized with honorary degrees

Salt Lake Community College will hold its graduation ceremony on May 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Maverik Center, 3200 South Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City.
The College will present Jesselie Barlow Anderson and Ronald W. Jibson with Honorary Doctorate degrees. Barlow Anderson served two full terms from 2005-2013 on the SLCC Board of Trustees, chairing the Board for one term. Her many accomplishments at SLCC include a key role in establishing the College’s Washington D.C. internship program. Jibson, through his employer Questar and personally, has contributed toward an existing SLCC scholarship program and was pivotal in helping the College establish an energy grant that has benefited students.
The College welcomes back Sekou Andrews as Commencement speaker after giving the school’s Convocation keynote last fall. He is a two-time winner of the National Poetry Slam and has won numerous awards for his words and the way in which he delivers them. Andrews’ “cutting-edge” style of delivery th…