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Showing posts from August, 2017
Dear Salt Lake Community College Students, Since the founding of Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) in 1948, the institution has advanced on an unending path towards becoming a more inclusive, positive and safe space for the students. Recently, there was yet another terror attack on American soil perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, where dozens were injured and a young woman died. As representatives of the SLCC Student Association, we would like to express our deepest regrets and firm opposition to white supremacy and these acts of terrorism they’ve executed. As we enter the upcoming academic year, we want to emphasize that behaviors of hate and intolerance are unacceptable and do not have a place at SLCC. We are strongly committed to making SLCC a welcoming and supportive place for all our students. We hope that you will join us in helping all members of our college community feel welcome and included. There is still much work to do to ensure a welcom

Soccer Teams Dominate In First Home Games

The Salt Lake Community College women's soccer team went first against Western Wyoming Community College, attempting 20 shots on goal (compared to Wyoming's six) and landed a half dozen to end the match 6-0. The men's team followed with the Bruins holding Wyoming to exactly zero shots on goal, ending that match with an impressive 5-0 victory. Both teams' next home game is Sept. 8 against Colorado Northwestern Community College. For more on the soccer teams' news, roster, schedule and other fall sports at SLCC, click here . Below are highlights from the matches against Western Wyoming.

'Day of Service' Opportunities Abound

Salt Lake Community College will host a "Day of Service" on Sept. 8 for SLCC staff and faculty, beginning with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Event Center of the Student Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin will introduce SLCC's Civic Action Plan. Morning and afternoon service opportunities will begin at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and take approximately three hours each, factoring in travel time. For more information, contact Lucy Smith at or visit . For the social media minded, be sure to look up #SLCCserves.

TRIO STEM Scholars Honored

  Salt Lake Community College held its second annual TRIO STEM scholars orientation dinner, recognizing students who have been or are now receiving scholarships for up to $10,000 to help cover the cost of their studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. Nearly 30 students are listed as new or returning STEM scholars at SLCC. The SLCC TRIO STEM Program purpose is to support low-income and first-generation college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by addressing individualized educational and career interests, while providing the opportunities, tools, and resources for self-efficacy. For more information, click  here .   Below are a few photos from the event honoring them.

SLCC Among Nation’s Top ‘Innovative Colleges for Adult Learners’

The national magazine Washington Monthly named Salt Lake Community College to its list of “Twelve Most Innovative Colleges for Adult Learners.” The list recognizes institutions that have adapted to better serve adults who are 25 and older, which is about 40 percent of college enrollment on average around the country. Each institution on the list, the magazine points out, is “doing something right that other schools ought to emulate.” SLCC was singled out by the Washington, D.C.-based magazine for taking a “risk” on using a $2.3 million federal grant to convert nearly 20 programs in its School of Applied Technology (SAT) and Technical Specialties over to a competency-based education (CBE) model that began 2014. This grant provided the SAT the resources needed to transition 20 short-term, workforce-based programs from a “clock-hour model” of learning based on time spent in classrooms to a CBE model that emphasizes learning that takes into account skills already acquired, usually on the

College Partner in $1M Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant

Salt Lake Community College will share in a $1 million dollar grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in partnership with the University of Utah to develop fully articulated degree pathways for students seeking science degrees. The award will also fund the establishment of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Data Team to inform decisions at both institutions about how best to support students transferring from SLCC to the U of U. A team from SLCC that includes people from both Academic Affairs and the Student Affairs division will work with U of U faculty and administrators for what’s being called UPSTEM, or the Utah Pathways to STEM initiative.   A significant part of the UPSTEM project includes increasing advising capacity for students transferring between schools. “This is a significant partnership in addressing the shared goal of increasing the rate and efficiency of STEM students transferring from SLCC to the U of U,” said Craig Caldwell, dea

Call for Submissions: 2nd Annual SLCC Community Anthology

You’re invited to submit a piece of writing—a memoir, a story, flash fiction, brief essay, poem—or a piece of visual art (photo, painting, drawing, etc.) for the second annual anthology of literary writing and art from the whole Salt Lake Community College community. Anyone connected to SLCC—whether you work here, you’re a student here, you’re an alumna/alumnus or you plan to come here one day—is welcome to submit writing or art for this anthology. Submissions are due Sept. 1, 2017. For guidelines and the submission links, go to . Questions? Contact Lisa Bickmore at .

Faces of First Day, Fall 2017

Just a few faces in the crowd on the Salt Lake Community College Taylorsville Redwood Campus to start your semester! Good luck, everyone!

Artist Captivates 2017 Convocation Crowd

Phil Hansen dazzled the audience at Salt Lake Community College's Taylorsville Redwood Campus with his story of personal triumph to become a popular artist. He involved staff and faculty in a collaborative art project that culminated in a surprise reveal of their collective individual efforts.

College Poet Laureate Releases New Book, Gives Readings

Salt Lake Community College poet laureate and professor Lisa Bickmore recently released her latest book of poetry, titled Ephemerist. She will read from her new book Aug. 24, 7 p.m. at The King’s English Bookshop and Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at Westminster College’s Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business auditorium. Bickmore's poems and video work have appeared in numerous publications, including Quarterly West, Tar River Poetry, Caketrain, Sugarhouse Review, The Moth, Terrain, Mapping Salt Lake City, and Southword . Her literary awards include the prestigious Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize for 2015 for her piece “Eidolon,” the 2014 Antivenom Prize for her second book, flicker , and the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Artist Award in the Literary Arts in 2008. She is one of the founders of SLCC’s Publication Center, teaches poetry and writing, and is the assistant associate dean for the SLCC English Department. In Ephemerist , the speakers of the poems imagine many provisional

Soccer Teams Psyched for New Season

The photo shoots are over, and the women's and men's soccer teams at Salt Lake Community College are ready for action. The first game for both teams on home turf at SLCC will be Aug. 29, 2 p.m. against Western Wyoming Community College. For complete schedules, click here for the women's team and here for the mens' team.

Eclipse 2017 at Taylorsville Campus

Here's what eclipse watching looked like at the Salt Lake Community College Taylorsville Redwood Campus.