Friday, December 2, 2016

Grand Theatre Presents Christmas Double Bill

The first annual “Two Crutch Christmas Double Bill” presents Amahl and the Night Visitors and A Christmas Carol in one show Dec. 1-3 at Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Music and original English Liberetto by Gian Carlo Menotti

Main Stage, Opera, Limited Engagement in partnership with the University of Utah School of Music & Sinfonia Salt Lake

An opera in one act, the show was commissioned by NBC and first performed by the NBC Opera Theatre on December 24, 1951, in New York City at Rockefeller Center, where it was broadcast live on television from that venue as the debut production of the Hallmark Hall of Fame. The story centers around Amahl, a disabled boy who can only walk with a crutch and has a problem with telling tall tales. One night he is amazed when he sees three splendidly dressed kings, the Magi on their way to witness the birth of the Christ child, standing outside his door. This charming and heartwarming story, told through the eyes of a child, is a delight for audiences of all ages.

A Christmas Carol

Book by, Charles Dickens. Music and Lyrics by Anthony Buck & Mike Leavitt

Join us for the world premiere of Leavitt and Buck’s “A Christmas Carol,” a new adaptation of the classic Dickens novel presented in one act. You won’t want to miss this beautiful performance.

No refunds. Limited Exchanges. No Children Under 5. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Arrival of Scholarship Funds Celebrated at Consulate of Mexico

Salt Lake Community College’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Director Shellie Jo Enscoe and other SLCC staff members gathered at the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City to accept a ceremonial $9,000 check from the IME Becas Scholarship fund.

The check from IME Becas represents matching funds that are being added to $10,000 raised by a small group of SLCC staff members who last year coordinated the first Bruin Becas Scholarship Dinner - funds raised during that dinner were matched by an anonymous donor. SLCC was awarded the matching funds from IME Becas for students who are Mexican and/or from Mexican origin. Applications for those scholarships are currently available.

Photos from the check presentation

Friday, November 18, 2016

SLCC Dance Co. and Company Dazzle With 'Moving Words'

The Salt Lake Community College Dance Company, under the direction of Tess Boone, will be performing Moving Words Nov. 18-19, 7:30 p.m. each night at the Grand Theatre on South City Campus, 1575 S. State Street. Performances include: House of Lewis; Municipal Ballet Company; Utah Tap Cooperative; Wofa Afro Fusion Dance; SLCC alumni and more.

Photos from Moving Words

Monday, November 14, 2016

Vietnam Veterans Photo Archives

The Library’s Digital Archives has a new online collection of Vietnam War Photos that are now available. The Vietnam War Photo Archives is available at

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Artists Receive Awards at Annual President’s Show

The 2016 President’s Art Show opened Nov. 9 at the Salt Lake Community College South City Campus in the Center for Arts & Media's Multipurpose Room, where several artists received awards during a reception. This year’s annual juried event drew from more than 280 entries and celebrates the works of dozens of local professional and amateur artists with the hope of bringing together people from across the community.

The awardees are:

President’s Award $1,000
Anna Allred
Ohio Blue 2 (print on handwoven silk tissue paper)

Community Award $1,000
Paige Anderson
Heartened (acrylic and oil on panel)

Best In Show $1,500
Lisa Hildebrand
In Living Color (collage of paint samples and sewing patterns)

2nd Place $500
Heather Stamenov
Letting It All Out (oil on canvas)

3rd Place $500
Christopher Brown
Electronic Brain (charcoal on paper)

The artwork will remain on display until Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday). Many of the pieces, representing multiple mediums, are for sale.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Faculty Receive Awards, Publication Throughout 2016

Many Salt Lake Community College faculty and staff members have received awards and recognition over the past year. Several are listed below.
  • Leslie Seiferle—Winner of bronze medal, ACF Sanctioned Culinary Competition
  • Maria Ammar—Published “Ingredients of an Effective ESL Curriculum at an Urban Community College” in ESL Quarterly
  • Eric Heiser—Published articles in Journal of Competency Based Education and Association of Career and Technical Education
  • Connie Spanton-Jex—Recipient of the Kim Maibaum Lifetime Achievement Award at the Utah Registry of Interpreter’s for the Deaf Biennial Conference
  • Tiffinay Rousculp—Recipient of the Outstanding Book/Major Work award at the International Writing Centers Association Biennial Meeting
  • Melissa Schaefer—Published articles about lemurs in Anthrozoos, Folia Primatologica and American Journal of Primatology
  • Deidre Tyler—Published (collaboratively) “Teaching for Social Justice: Motivations of Community College Faculty in Sociology” in Teaching Sociology
  • School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering (multiple authors)—Authored 10 pieces in various publications throughout 2016.

Congratulations, to all faculty members for their hard work, dedication and award-winning performance throughout each year.

We’re glad you’re here! Our students are the better for it!