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"Diversity, Inclusivity, and Mental Health" discussion, workshop

The Salt Lake Community College Student Association's Student Life & Leadership is presenting the workshop "Diversity, Inclusivity, and Mental Health" as part of its Diversity & Inclusion Series October 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center Oak Room on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

The event will feature keynote speaker Samuel R. Offer, vice president of Washington Consulting Group, followed by a workshop and discussion. Refreshments will be provided and admission is free.

SLCC Alternative Spring Break 2015!

MISSION: Alternative Spring Break is a drug- and alcohol-free volunteer immersion program. Through transformative action, education, and critical reflection, participants address important social issues while traveling and exploring the culture and history of the area in which they serve. Trip price includes all air and/orground transportation,lodging, and most food costs.
San Francisco, CA Hunger & Homelessness March 15-21, 2015 Cost: $400 (Non-student cost $800)
Seattle, WA Environmental Restoration March 15-21, 2015 Cost: $400 (Non-student cost $800)
Kanab, UT Best Friends Animal Sanctuary March 16-20, 2015 Cost: $225 (Non-student cost $450)
Hopi Nation, AZ Hopi Reservation March 16-22, 2015 Cost: $400 (Non-student cost $800)
Interested students must attend a mandatory orientation before submitting an application or paying a deposit. Oct. 6 3:30pmTaylorsville Redwood, Student Center, Parlor B Oct. 8 2:30pmJordan Campus-SP-206 Oct. 8 3:30pmJordan Campus-SP-206 Oct. 9…

SLCC dedicates green space to former college president

Salt Lake Community College officials this week dedicated newly opened green space at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus to former school President Jay L. Nelson, who for 29 years led the institution when it was called Utah Technical College.
Family members pose in front of a portrait of former SLCC President Jay L. Nelson
Workers this past summer demolished the old Jay L. Nelson Administration Building, which was built in 1967. In its place the college has established a green space along Redwood Road on the east side of the campus. Children of the late Nelson – Bruce, Craig, Linda (Smith) and Jerry – attended a dedication ceremony Monday at a spot where a engraved glass bench and paver stones bearing their names will serve as a monument in honor of their father’s legacy.
“President Nelson is credited with establishing the first program advisory committees that today still help the College determine how to best meet the needs of business and industry in the Salt Lake Valley,” said SLCC P…

Cadavers, airplanes: All in day’s work for SLCC buyer

One day a request came into Martha Wilding’s office as a buyer for Salt Lake Community College for a $10,000 piece of equipment that you can fit into the palm of your hand.
Naturally curious and, as always, taking a pragmatic approach to her job, which entails being a kind of gatekeeper for purchases over $1,000 at the College, she went and checked it out.
“I said, ‘No, I don’t know what this widget is,’” Wilding recalled saying at the time. “It’s just fun. I love the learning piece of it.” She ultimately approved the purchase.

And when you’re a buyer for the College, sometimes you get to do really cool stuff, like name the airplane you just bought for the aviation program. Or you get to purchase a human cadaver for the Health Sciences department.
“They name them in Health Sciences,” Wilding said about the cadavers. But she does know whether she’s buying a male or female from SLCC’s source at the University of Utah.
“’What’s great about my job is that it’s never ever the same. Every …

SLCC hosts fifth annual Chapbook Competition

Previous winner - Keaton Charles Butler's "My Life As A Human"
Salt Lake Community College students are invited to submit non-fiction manuscripts of 4,000-12,000 words by November 21, 2014. Submissions may include one or more pieces of non-fiction and must be within the word limit.
The winning writer will receive a $100 honorarium and the opportunity to work with Publication Studies students to design and publish an edition of 250 chapbooks from the manuscript in the SLCC Publication Center. The winner will receive a set of 25 chapbooks.
Finalists in the competition will receive an opportunity to work with Publication Studies students to design and publish an edition of 25 chapbooks from your manuscript. Finalists will receive a set of 5 chapbooks.
Any current student at SLCC may submit a manuscript. The work must be the original work of the writer, and must not have been previously published.  Note: Writers who have attended SLCC in the last year and who are currently still…

SLCC Masquerade Ball

The Masquerade Ball is a dance open to all students attending SLCC, no matter their age. 

Bring a date, come with a group of friends, or come by yourself, it doesn't matter because this is going to be a night you won't forget. We encourage students to dress up in formal attire. 

Come socialize and make new friends. Show your school spirit and join us for a night full of fun, mystery, and intrigue!

Students can pick up 2 FREE tickets with their SLCC ID from the info Desk at the South City, Taylorsville Redwood Road, or Jordan Campus.

Friday, September 26
8:00 PM
SLCC South Campus 
Multipurpose Room

400 free flu shots available at SLCC

Earn your stripe by visiting Health & Wellness Services on the SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus for your free flu shot.

The free flu shots are available to the first 400 students and full-time faculty and staff with a Blue Cross/Blue Shield card.

For more information, call 801-957-4268 or visit

Comedian with Tourette syndrome uses humor to cope, carve a career

When comedian Samuel J. Comroe takes the stage you don’t realize right away that there is anything different about him.
You might notice a subtle facial tic. He might slowly bob his head or slightly rotate his hip. And then he speaks.
Comedian Samuel J. Comroe
“I have Tourette syndrome,” Comroe, 26, began Friday in front of an audience at the Salt Lake Community College Student Center during Disability Awareness Week.
It was the Los Angeles native’s second appearance at SLCC, this time blending comedy and education about Tourette syndrome (also called Tourette’s) during a noon keynote address and then doing a full standup routine later in the evening. He took several questions from the audience at the noon presentation.
One misconception about Tourette Comroe pointed out at the onset was that most people think it has to do with uncontrollably cursing, which is a distortion he said is perpetuated by television shows and movies. In reality, he added, 90 percent of people who have Toure…

Club Rush drums up extracurricular excitement

Salt Lake Community College's annual Club Rush events - held on the Taylorsville Redwood, South City and Jordan campuses - concluded this week. Below are a few highlights from the Rush at Jordan.
SLCC Student Association
First Year Experience
Bruins Cheerleaders
Flipping out for Club Rush!
Student Veterans
Latinos In Action
Hispanic Latino Club
SLCC Student Senate

Regents name Huftalin as president

From the Utah System of Higher Education: