Monday, March 21, 2016

Men’s Basketball Team Wins National Title

The No. 13 Salt Lake Community College men’s basketball team won the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship by beating No. 7 Hutchinson on their home court in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Photo by: Bob Hunter for NJCAA

“I just can’t be more proud of our kids,” SLCC Head Coach Todd Phillips said in an NJCAA TV interview after the game. “They just competed in every game. They were so solid. It just means a ton to our school. I’m so excited for these kids. We’re real excited to go home.”

The SLCC Bruins rallied after five losses late in the regular season to dominate the Region 18 tournament and District I playoff game against Cochise College. For the national title, they burned through No. 20 Northeast Mississippi, No. 4 Odessa College, No. 12 Southwest Tennessee and No. 8 Gillette College. Against Hutchinson the Bruins again jumped ahead early and often maintained a doubled-digit lead, weathering a late Hutchinson rally that cut the lead to four before SLCC won by 10. The difference makers for the Bruins were field goals (40.3 percent) and three-point attempts (34.6 percent) versus Hutchinson’s 35.5 percent from the field and sinking only two of 22 from beyond the three-point line.

Photo by: Bob Hunter for NJCAA

 “We are so proud of our student athletes on and off the court,” said SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin, who watched the game in Kansas. “The title victory was the culmination of a season of hard work and dedication for the men’s basketball team. Congratulations to head coach Phillips, his staff and, of course, our incredible team. They play with passion and a deep sense of team pride. That and their sheer talent and great coaching made us No. 1 in the country!”

Freshman Conner Toolson scored 28 points against Hutchinson and was awarded the William B. French MVP for the tournament. SLCC’s Tad Dufelmeier, who had six points and six assists, won the Charles Sesher Sportsmanship Award. Dufelmeier and Tyler Rawson, who had 16 points and 11 rebounds against Hutchinson, made the All-Tournament Team. SLCC head coach Todd Phillips was named Coach of the Tournament.

Photo by: Bob Hunter for NJCAA

 “It’s been a great year and a great run,” Rawson told NJCAA TV Saturday. “It’s been our goal this entire tournament to come out hot and jump on teams. It’s part of what we do, and that’s how we ended up winning games. I’m happy we got the win.”

For the season the men’s team had four players averaging 10 or more points per game. The team averaged 90.5 points per game versus opponents’ 69.1. Eight sophomores are moving on after this past season. The team’s regular-season record was 28-8.

Photo by: Bob Hunter for NJCAA

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SLCC offers FREE full access to the Chronicle of Higher Education

SLCC Library Services now makes the Chronicle of Higher Education available to you for free. The Chronicle is the country’s top source for college and university news and information—so you’ll never miss out on the trends and developments that affect your job.

Please visit: for more information and to set up your account.

If you have questions or need assistance setting up your account, call (801) 957-4610 or email

Monday, March 7, 2016

Did you know the Markosian Library has group study rooms?

There are currently five group study rooms located in the lower level of the Markosian Library at the Redwood campus.

These rooms offer a great place for small groups of students to work on their class projects or have a general group study with plenty of privacy!

Some guidelines for these rooms:

·      They are designed for groups of two or more people.
·      These study rooms are first come, first serve and are equipped with marker boards, TVs with hookups and large table space with chairs. 
·      No reservations or holding rooms are required.
·      The group needs to show up together to use the room.
·      As long as the room is empty, all your group needs to do is enter and start studying!

For individual study we offer the Quiet Study in Room 226 located on the 2nd level/upper floor of the library. This room is designed for several people at once, and it is set up with individual partitions to study quietly.

For questions about the group study rooms at the Markosian Library, please call 801-957-4602.

The group study rooms are available to use the same hours that the Learning Commons (located in the lower level of the library) are open. For the Learning Commons updated hours of operation, please call 801-957-4172.