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Clothing Drive: Make A Difference

Make a Difference
Have clothes you don’t want anymore? SLCC, and the Salt Lake Valley Fire Departments are collecting clothes and blankets for various charities in need. If you are looking for a chance to help someone out and get rid of things while you are at it this is a perfect service opportunity for you.
What we need: Your lightly used cold weather clothing, such as: Pants, Shoes, Socks, Shirts, Coats, Jackets, Gloves, Hats, and Blankets.
Starting November 1st Please drop off the clothes and/or blankets in the donation bin at the SLCC campus or fire station closest to you! 
For any questions contact facebook.com/opcover 
Spread the word, submit pictures of your donation, or ask us
questions on Twitter #opcoverup

SLCC audio techie takes home award from national competition

Salt Lake Community College students who are members of the Audio Engineering Society took home an award and rubbed elbows with rock-n-roll’s finest technicians October 9-12 at AES’s 137th convention in Los Angeles.
More than 15,000 people and 307 exhibitors and sponsors packed the Los Angeles Convention Center for four days, during which SLCC student Ryan Moody was awarded the Silver Medal in the Student Design Competition for his“MIDI Dance Sensors.” Moody’s Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) sensors stacked up against designs from undergraduates at four-year schools from around the country. The MIDI sensors convert physical movements of dancers into MIDI data that can be sent to a computer for triggering specific computer-generated musical events like playing a note, chord or sample playback.
SLCC students who participated at the convention are enrolled in associate of applied science tracks for the Music Recording Technology and Media Music programs. Instructors Steve Su…

Immigrant students tell stories of journeys to SLCC

Salt Lake Community College will host "Immigrant Student Voices" October 27, noon in the Student Center Oak Room on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Students from "distant lands" will talk about their diverse life experiences and challenges and the journeys they have taken that have lead them to SLCC and the journeys they continue to take.

SLCC staffer’s work seen every day, everywhere

Theresa Adair can do almost anything, when it comes to print.
Variety is a defining characteristic of her job as customer service and production manager for Printing Services at Salt Lake Community College. And she thrives on deadlines.

“I love it when somebody comes in and it’s down to the wire,” Adiar said.
She loves answering the question, “Can it be done?”
“I think that’s probably one of the reasons I’ve stayed in this for so long,” said Adair, who has over 27 years experience in graphic design. “You are always learning something new. It’s never the same day in and day out.”
When this mother of three grown daughters first started in the design business, she began on equipment that cost lots of money but did half the work of the technology she uses today.
“We didn’t have Adobe Suite back then,” she said, referring to those high school and technical college days.
She found work in the scrapbooking industry, with Jordan School District and a variety of freelance jobs before landing …

SLCC showcases works inspired by artist Jose Guadalupe Posada

SLCC, 3form dress wins at fashion show for charity

It was a dress made, in part, inside 3form sales representative Karey Sransy’s home oven that won an “Honorable Mention” award for Salt Lake Community College at the 2014 Fashion Remix show in Salt Lake City.

The challenge was for teams participating in the show to design an outfit using elements and materials associated with interior design. Fashion and interior design students from SLCC worked on the dress with materials used by 3form, a Utah-based architectural materials solutions company.
“The inspiration for the dress was a Haute Couture, 1950s-era cocktail party dress,” Spransy said. “We wanted to do an ombre effect, going from dark to light, which lead to our team name “Obscurite a la Lumiere.”
It took a team of six more than three months to design, craft and build the dress using, among other things, a laminated resin and adhesive backed textile. The team used recycled or reusable materials from 3from, which is a “Zero-Landfill” manufacturer. SLCC students Lauren Weaver, Samu…

E-Books at SLCC Libraries

BIG NEWS!

Electronic books now far outnumber print books at SLCC Libraries. This reversal is part of a national trend in academic libraries: a shift from owning books to leasing them. The model is similar to what subscription services like Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon offer consumers. In this case, the library is the subscriber; it pays so SLCC students, faculty, and staff can have access to resources that aren’t freely available.

Finding E-books at SLCC
E-books can be searched right from the library’s main web page in the default “One Search” box.

E-books can be read on the Library’s web site or downloaded as PDF or HTML files for viewing on a home computer, e-reader, tablet, or smart phone. SLCC Library users are prompted to set up a username and password by EBSCO after selecting the download option, but the book rental is paid for by the college.
FAQ about E-Books
Question: Do e-books have a due date or expiration? Yes. The checkout period is 7 days but renewals are unlimited.
Question: Is…