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Mark the Date to Attend “First Date” at the Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre, sponsored by Salt Lake Community College, is bringing the musical “First Date” to the stage Feb. 14 through March 2. The plot revolves around dating newbie Aaron being set up with serial-dater Casey. A casual drink turns into a high-stakes dinner full of imaginary visits from supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents. “First Date” is written by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zacary and Michael Weiner. As part of the Backstage at the Grand Series, the SLCC production is under the direction of Jamie Rocha Allan with music direction by Michael G. Leavitt. Choreography was developed by Aimee Pike, set design by Cara Pomeroy and lighting by Drew Bielinski. “First Date” is rated PG-13 for strong language. Tickets for   “First Date” are $20 each and are available by calling 801-957-3322 or by logging on to grandtheatrecompany.com. The Grand Theatre is a 1,100-seat venue located on Salt Lake Com

W. Kamau Bell Educates, Entertains Sold-Out Grand Theatre

Emmy-nominated comic W. Kamau Bell left a sold-out Grand Theatre audience with plenty to contemplate in between laughs and clips from his CNN show "United Shades of America." Bell was brought to Salt Lake Community College's South City Campus Jan. 17 in collaboration with Westminster College in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. Below are a few quotes and photos from Bell's appearance. "Talk to the people who are directly involved in these issues. Don't believe the hype." "Fear is not always telling you the truth." "Don't forget to be vulnerable. Don't forget to feel stuff." "It was at this moment where I realized, oh, I wasn't just walking to the Ku Klux Klan by myself, I was walking with my people." "We have to help in ways we never helped before and consistently raise the stakes on what help is so we can get through this mess that we're i

Women’s Basketball Freshman Named NJCAA Player of Week

Salt Lake Community College women’s basketball freshman  Lauren Gustin  was honored Jan. 16 with national honors from the NJCAA, earning the prestigious National Player-of-the-Week award. A late addition to the SLCC roster, Gustin has entered at exactly the right time for veteran coach  Betsy Specketer , helping the Bruins to a 4-1 record since joining the team in late December. The Salem Hills native averaged 31.5 points in victories Jan. 10 and 12 over Colorado Northwestern and Snow College, bringing in 15 rebounds-per-game in the week as well.  Gustin had a high of 40 points and 22 rebounds in a 71-64 overtime victory over Snow College, marking her career highs with Salt Lake. Since joining the team, she has averaged 26 points and 17.6 rebounds in five games. As of their matchup Jan. 17 against USU Eastern, the Bruins have an overall record of 16-3 and 2-1 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference. SLCC is a half-game behind USU Eastern in the league standings.

SLCC, Cummins Partner on Technician Apprentice Program at Westpointe

Representatives from Cummins and SLCC cut a ribbon inside the diesel lab at Westpointe. Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) and Cummins Inc. announce they have teamed up to train workers to become service technicians and earn an associate of applied science degrees through Cummins’ Technician Apprentice Program (TAP) at SLCC’s Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center. TAP is a collaboration between industry and higher education to help Cummins’ apprenticeship students gain valuable training and advance in their careers. The two-year program provides training across a variety of diesel platforms and technologies, full-time employment during the program, free tuition and course credits that transfer to four-year degrees. SLCC is one of three institutions in the United States that host the TAP program and provide critical job training to Cummins’ employees. “Salt Lake Community College is thrilled to enter into this very important partnership with Cummins Interna