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Showing posts from February, 2019

Student Thriving With Help of Math Success Center

Trent Fullmer is like a lot of students when it comes to math, afraid to ask for help for fear of holding up a class full of people who might already “get it” or anxious about frustrating a teacher who just taught the lesson on how to do exactly what he’s having trouble understanding. Fullmer, 18, a 2018 Kearns High School graduate, has always struggled with math, and when he fell behind last fall in Math 980 in his first semester at Salt Lake Community College, the same fears held him back and he didn’t know where to turn. Sounding “lost” in a big crowd, he says, is scary and paralyzing when it comes to keeping up in math. The business management major needs mathematics to progress academically, so, for the spring 2019 semester, Fullmer enrolled in Math 900, dialing it back to the basics and connecting him with the Math Success Center as a result. “My experience with The Math Success Center has been excellent so far,” Fullmer says. “It has probably been one of the

Real ‘Black Klansman’ Ron Stallworth Speaks at Grand Theatre

Ron Stallworth made a bold move in 1978 that, 40 years later, has made him a household name and drew hundreds recently to Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre to hear him talk about what he did. Stallworth, portrayed by actor John David Washington in Spike Lee’s Oscar-winning film Black Klansman, infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan while an undercover detective with the Colorado Springs Police Department. He talked for about an hour at the Grand Theatre, covering the movie, his memoir from which the film’s screenplay was adapted, the KKK’s David Duke, President Donald Trump, race and racism, the N-word and his seven-month investigation in Colorado Springs. Stallworth shows his KKK membership card to the audience. Stallworth, who worked for two decades with the Utah Department of Public Safety, also taught criminal justice at SLCC. “It’s been a very pleasant return to the city, the state I called home for 30 years,” he greeted the Grand Theatre crowd. “The city and

SLCC President Huftalin Part of ‘Commission on the Status of Women’

Engage in a moderated discussion with two incredible higher education leaders, University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins and Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin. The March 1 event starts at 11 a.m. and will be held at the University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, 1655 Campus Center Drive, Child Hall, 7 th Floor, in Salt Lake City. The discussion, titled “Leader to Leader: Effecting Change in Higher Education,” will center around not only the leadership journeys of these two accomplished leaders but also their perspectives on how change happens in higher education, no matter what your level or rank. The discussion will be followed by break-out sessions led members of the University community on a variety of topics designed to put lessons from the panel into action. Click here for more information. Click here to RSVP.