September 28, 2022

Salt Lake Community College to host noted White House Photographer at annual Tanner Forum

Salt Lake Community College is proud to welcome best-selling author and photographer Pete Souza as the featured speaker for its annual Tanner Forum on Social Ethics.

September 28, 2022

Women Tech Council Recognizes Top Female Technology Leaders

The Women Tech Council (WTC), a national organization focused on the impact of women in driving high growth for the technology sector, today announced the award recipients of the 2022 Women Tech Awards.

September 28, 2022

¿Quieres manejar un camión por trabajo en Utah?: Antes de tomar el volante encuentra aquí todo lo que debes saber

Una licencia de conductor comercial, CDL por sus siglas en inglés ( Commercial Driver License) es el principal requisito en caso de que por trabajo necesites manejar un autobús, por ejemplo.

September 27, 2022

Salt Lake Community College promotes National Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, and the work continues at Salt Lake Community College to get more people involved with celebrations and awareness.

September 27, 2022

Hurry Up and Wait: What Can You Do While Awaiting the Title IX Final Rule?

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced its Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has been awarded $4.72 million in federal funding to boost and expand its national network of business centers.

September 26, 2022

Swiss train manufacturer is looking for a new generation of workers in Utah

Public transit is back in style in the U.S. — and so are skilled manufacturing careers.

September 25, 2022

Utah small business benefits from $3.9B in federal contracts

Contracting with the federal government had a $3.9 billion impact on Utah small businesses in the 2021 fiscal year, according to a recently released government report.

September 22, 2022

From homeless to honors student: Utah woman shares her incredible story

Sarah spoke to Suzy Grandgent, who went from being a homeless, single mother of two to an honor student at Salt Lake Community College.

September 22, 2022

Commerce Department Minority Business Development Agency Awards $4.7 Million To Boost Business Centers

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced its Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has been awarded $4.72 million in federal funding to boost and expand its national network of business centers.

September 22, 2022

Mural artists return to their roots with work at SLCC’s Peace and Justice Garden

Art has been a journey for Luis Novoa, and one part of that journey was a calligraphy course he took at Salt Lake Community College.

September 21, 2022

SLCC Students Engage Youngsters in STEM at KidCon

Salt Lake Community College (SLCCC) students want to ignite enthusiasm for STEM education in local youth.

September 20, 2022

¿Tienes una pregunta para el gobernador de Utah?: Spencer Cox te responderá en persona, encuentra aquí toda la información

La División de Asuntos Multiculturales de Utah reveló que la actividad busca un mejor intercambio de ideas entre los hispanos y las autoridades estatales.

September 20, 2022

Learn how to enjoy career success as a Surgical tech

Utah movie lovers will get an early chance to buy tickets to the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, after two years without in-person screenings in Utah — but they’ll pay a higher price than three years ago.

September 20, 2022

Sundance Film Festival brings back ‘Locals Package’ for Utah moviegoers — at a price

Utah movie lovers will get an early chance to buy tickets to the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, after two years without in-person screenings in Utah — but they’ll pay a higher price than three years ago.

September 15, 2022

Scammers already taking advantage of student loan forgiveness program

The federal government hasn't started college loan forgiveness, but already scammers are using the program to try to rip-off college students.

September 15, 2022

Survey finds majority of small business owners fear losing customers to big businesses

Small business owners fear they will lose customers to big businesses.

September 14, 2022

Can a State-Funded Pro Running Team Work? Jared Ward & Isaac Wood Are Hoping the Answer is Yes

It was March 2022, and Michael Ottesen was starting to think that his days as a semi-elite runner were drawing to a close.

September 14, 2022

Report: Paid Internships Benefit Community College Students

A new report details the benefits of work-based learning opportunities at community colleges and some of the ways these programs could improve.

September 13, 2022

SLCC renames technical school, offering unconventional options for all backgrounds

Salt Lake Community College 's School of Applied Technology is now the Salt Lake Technical College.

September 13, 2022

Need skills? Need a job? Utah college launches a new way to help students get both — quickly

Anecdotal reports from some community colleges across the country show hopeful signs that perhaps draconian drops in enrollment during the Covid pandemic may be coming to an end.

September 9, 2022

Learn tech skills quick and find high paying jobs

Did you know Salt Lake Community College can help you learn the skills you need typically within a year so you can move into the workforce and start making decent money?

September 6, 2022

2022 Engineering Leader Under 40: JR Landeen, 28

After only 3 years at Syscon Automation, JR Landeen has discovered and implemented new technology for the company and its clients.

September 4, 2022

Utah women: Come share your stories with us

A new partnership between The Salt Lake Tribune’s Innovation Lab and the Community Writing Center serves as a vehicle to share women’s voices and their lives through creative expression.

August 31, 2022

SLCC students preserve their Chicano culture through street art

Through Salt Lake Community College’s Everyday Entrepreneur program, Conejo is studying what it takes to found a media company and a studio to be able to elevate his culture.

August 30, 2022

Why Some Colleges Are Removing Their Covid-19 Vaccination Mandates

As the fall semester begins, thousands of students will return to campuses that have taken the uncommon step of dropping their Covid-19 vaccination mandates.

August 24, 2022

SLCC searching for commercial bus drivers

Alongside other schools and institutions across the state, Salt Lake Community College is raising their hands for help as they need bus drivers.

August 22, 2022

Food pantries ensure Utah college students don't go hungry

College students throughout Utah are paying more for their education and food, causing many to skip meals or go hungry.

August 18, 2022

Utah artist fought to get Instagram account back after she was hacked

Dall’s experience was a familiar one to cyber security expert Roderick Buhler, an associate professor at Salt Lake Community College.

August 16, 2022

Utah high school students can earn college credit for cheap with concurrent enrollment program

With the help of a concurrent enrollment program through Salt Lake Community College, high school students can earn credit for pennies on the dollar.

August 14, 2022

Cautiously optimistic about enrollments

Anecdotal reports from some community colleges across the country show hopeful signs that perhaps draconian drops in enrollment during the Covid pandemic may be coming to an end.

August 11, 2022

It's never too late to go back to college

At 33 years of age, Rolando Ruano wanted a more suitable career so he went back to college and earned an Associate’s Degree in Business from Salt Lake Community College.

August 4, 2022

SkyWest Airlines Invests in Next Generation of Aviation Technicians With Donation of Aircraft and Parts

SkyWest Airlines is pleased to announce a significant donation of retired aircraft and parts to aviation maintenance schools.

August 3, 2022

Metallica Donates $100,000 to Salt Lake Community College

John The Metal Mailman went “back-to-school” and met with SLCC Interim Associate Dean Angela Belnap.

July 14, 2022

Meet Utah’s new poet laureate

Alisa Bickmore — a retired SLCC English professor and founder of a nonprofit publishing house — has been named Utah’s new poet laureate.

July 13, 2022

How Salt Lake Community College is helping its students save money on textbooks

A Salt Lake Community College has saved students more than $21 million in textbook fees alone. Andrea Scott is here to talk about their wildly successful Open Education Resources program.

July 13, 2022

How BYU transfer Hunter Erickson sees next move as chance to 'focus on myself'

A few weeks after entering the NCAA transfer portal, Erickson committed this week to Salt Lake Community College, where he'll join a team coming off a 35-2 season

July 13, 2022

Summit County woman "flips" bikes to give to people for free

Summit County woman "flips" bikes to give to people for free.

July 12, 2022

Metallica Scholars Initiative Enters Fourth Year

Since establishing the Metallica Scholars Initiative in 2019, All Within My Hands has been working with the American Association of Community Colleges to provide direct support for career and technical education programs across the US.

July 12, 2022

4 helpful tips for a more affordable college experience

Featuring campuses spread throughout the state, Salt Lake Community College has been a wonderful source of higher education for learners of all ages since opening in 1947.

July 11, 2022

Prosecutors say Zaon Collins tested positive for meth

A judge on Monday declined to remand Zaon Collins back into custody after prosecutors said the former UNLV basketball recruit twice tested positive for methamphetamine.

July 10, 2022

Thanks to Norma, the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Museum survived the pandemic, is going strong

Standing at the entrance to the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Museum, a place that houses the institutional memory of Utah's finest athletes and greatest sports achievements, Norma Carr, the acting manager of the museum, is asked if she ever feels the presence of the legends.

July 8, 2022

$1.3M to Boost Arts and Humanities Faculty in Institutional Leadership

A $1.3 million grant from the Mellon Foundation will expand the very successful University of Utah Presidential Leadership Fellows pilot program to Salt Lake Community College, Utah State University and Weber State University.

July 7, 2022

22 Finalists Announced for Women Tech Awards’ 15th Annual Celebration

Today the Women Tech Council, a national organization based in Salt Lake City focused on the economic impact of women in the technology sector, announced the 22 finalists for the 2022 Women Tech Awards.

July 7, 2022

Sylvan Lake Gulls pitching success a team effort

There’s no doubt that pitching is one of the most important positions in baseball.

June 28, 2022

Why Salt Lake City wants residents to ‘adopt’ a storm drain

The Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities is now looking for volunteers as it launches a similar concept for storm drains. The program aims to reduce debris that clogs systems and can end up flowing into the Jordan River, a tributary to the Great Salt Lake.

June 24, 2022

Salt Lake Community Stem Camp

Utah middle school students enjoyed some fun in the sun while testing their self-programmed Thomas cars as part of a weeklong Salt Lake Community Stem Camp.

June 22, 2022

AR Increases Engagement with Salt Lake Community College Recycling Program

How do you make recycling interesting to college students? It’s not through paper brochures and static posters. It’s by using humor and augmented reality. At least, that’s the experience of Salt Lake Community College (SLCC).

June 21, 2022

About 250,000 plant species rely on insects to pollinate them.

Salt Lake Community College's Dr. Emmanuel Santa-Martinez joined The Placed to share more about National Pollinator Week and why that's important.

June 21, 2022

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is a new federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, many people may not know much of the history behind it. Jerri A. Harwell at SLCC joins the show to explain the history behind this holiday.

June 17, 2022

What will happen to Dreamers? Court decision looms over DACA anniversary

Cristina Guerrero, admissions adviser for Salt Lake Community College and a DACA recipient, reflects on the ways DACA impacted her life and why DACA is needed more now than ever.

June 16, 2022

How students can request accommodations

Salt Lake Community College released a statement addressing the U.S. Department of Education’s investigation.

June 14, 2022

Salt Lake Community College cited for discrimination against pregnant student

Salt Lake Community College violated the rights of a pregnant student in violation of Title IX, according to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

June 14, 2022

U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Pregnancy Discrimination Investigation of Salt Lake Community College

Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced the resolution of a student’s complaint of pregnancy discrimination against Salt Lake Community College, in Utah.

June 13, 2022

Salt Lake Community College to hold Juneteenth event

Salt Lake City Community College’s Jerri Harwell, an African American professor and College department chair, sat down with ABC4 to discuss the importance of the newly enacted federal holiday.

June 10, 2022

Low-income students in Utah face a barrage of challenges on the path to college

By almost every measure, students from low-income families struggle more than their peers. A new report examining the data in Utah shows wide disparities that begin as early as elementary school.

June 9, 2022

What is Juneteenth? Important history about this upcoming holiday

Jerri Harwell, department chair of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies at Salt Lake Community College, helps Studio 5 understand the history of Juneteenth.

June 8, 2022

Madrigal Named to NJCAA All-America Team

Former Lady Dino Lyndsey Madrigal had an incredible softball season playing for Salt Lake Community College.

June 3, 2022

Taylorsville man says two pride flags vandalized outside home

Anthony Nocella's pride is on full display outside of his Taylorsville home. Unfortunately, it is also where he believes someone saw an opportunity to vandalize two of his pride flags.

May 31, 2022

The Shops At South Town set the tone for the SLCC Fashion

After a COVID-19 hiatus, the Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute Fashion Show has returned. The show was put on by students graduating from the only college-level fashion program in Utah.

May 30, 2022

Originally from Peru, South Jordan mother and daughter team are a scholastic juggernaut

The Taylorsville Campus of Salt Lake Community College has become a kind of “scholastic home away from home” for a South Jordan mother and her three daughters.

May 28, 2022

Iosepa event postponed, but memory of Pacific Islanders' settlement remains

Sepa Faupula, a student and mentor at Salt Lake Community College, said their arrival must have been disheartening.

May 27, 2022

Salt Lake Community College holds emotional vigil for recent mass shooting victims

Utahns remembered the lives lost after the two recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, at a vigil held at Salt Lake Community College's South City campus Thursday night.

May 27, 2022

Vigil reflects on Texas, New York mass shootings while remembering victims

On Thursday night, a small group of academics, activists and others gathered at the Peace and Justice Garden at Salt Lake Community College to reflect on the events and what contributed to them while remembering those whose lives were lost.

May 26, 2022

Globee® Awards Winners Announced in The 17th Annual 2022 Information Technology World Awards®

The Globee® Awards organizer of world's premier business awards programs and business ranking lists today announced the grand, gold, silver and bronze winners in the seventeenth annual 2022 IT World Awards® honoring achievements and recognitions in the information technology and cyber security industries worldwide.

May 21, 2022

Utah's prep, collegiate distance running has led to a rise in prominence on national scene

Salt Lake Community College is starting a cross country team program this fall under former BYU assistant and alum Isaac Wood. The expectation is they can be a premier junior college squad from the get-go by harvesting in-state talent.

May 21, 2022

SLCC adviser mentors immigrants to Utah who 'start from scratch'

A woman from Venezuela came to Luz Gamarra in January with a request: Bring English as a second language classes to Salt Lake Community College’s annex in Herriman.

May 20, 2022

Are you a veteran with a business idea?  SLCC can help you get started.

Salt Lake Community College has been selected to partner with Syracuse University's STRIVE Program to help veterans who want to launch their business.

May 18, 2022

A Unique Summer Camp for Kids Who Like the Technical Side of Performing Arts

Zac Curtis, associate professor of theatre for Salt Lake Community College, shares details about the Grand Youth Summer Camp.

May 18, 2022

'He has a plan for me in baseball': How Blake Whiting's mission to the Dominican Republic impacted his life

It was during his time in the Dominican Republic that he received an improbable scholarship to play the sport — from Salt Lake Community College — and he was also surrounded by people obsessed with baseball.

May 16, 2022

Salt Lake Community College hosts a blooming collection of gardens for Utah residents

Though many Utahns would like to get started in the garden for spring, not everyone has access to gardening space and/or a reliable source of water. For these individuals in the area, Salt Lake Community College is host to an entire garden and gardening community right on campus.

May 14, 2022

No. 11 SLCC Bruins Win District 18 Baseball Tournament - KSL Sports

Salt Lake Community College lived up to their lofty national ranking with an 19-2 shellacking of the College of Southern Idaho in the District 18 championship game.

May 13, 2022

Why a Salt Lake grassroots program is thriving

A research project presented at the 2022 Utah Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters by Salt Lake Community College student Kambry Woodbury, found 68 percent of tai chi participants experienced suicidal thoughts. The project also highlighted the reason people show up to tai chi, including friendship, structure, improved mental health and comradery.

May 12, 2022

Best Universities Announces 2022 Best Dental Hygiene Schools in Utah

Designed for students looking to complete or further their education, the rankings evaluate dental hygiene school’s program.

May 10, 2022

One Refugee helping refugee students reach educational goals

The event, which has been held every year since 2014, celebrated college graduates from the 2021-22 academic year who come from various refugee backgrounds. Graduates include students from the University of Utah, Weber State University, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Salt Lake Community College and Neumont College.

May 7, 2022

Murray native representing Utah in the 2022 Deaflympics

The team’s keeper is Taegan Frandsen, who’s currently playing soccer for Salt Lake Community College.

May 7, 2022

The Park City Filmmakers Showcase returns after a two-year break

One filmmaker, Stan Clawson, who teaches film at Salt Lake Community College, has two short films, “Hairball of Glam” and “Blind Contours” in the festival, Orschel said.

May 5, 2022

New SLCC Herriman campus to open in 2023

Officials gathered for a topping-out ceremony to celebrate the construction of a brand new Salt Lake Community College Campus in Herriman on Wednesday.

May 3, 2022

Gary Payton II's head-scratching dunk celebration is subtly great

From spending two years at Salt Lake Community College to going undrafted out of Oregon State, grinding through the NBA G League and earning the fifteenth and final spot on the Warriors' roster the same day as the opener this season, Payton has endured quite the journey to get to this point.

May 3, 2022

President Biden should cancel some college loan debt, but not for everyone. Robert Gehrke explains why.

Last week, Senator Mitt Romney teed off on an idea reportedly being considered by President Biden to forgive some level of college student loan debt.

May 2, 2022

KHS PACE program starts ninth-graders on the path to success

This year, more than 30 ninth-graders at Kearns High School were given the gift of education. Due to a donation from Mark and Kathie Miller, KHS joined the Salt Lake Community College PACE scholarship program that helps increase graduation rates and college enrollment.

May 2, 2022

AAI to compete in world drone champions, thanks to local Girl Scout

Cannon also recently received the Utah State Board of Education’s Career and Technical Education Scholarship and tuition award that will pay $1,000 for her tuition for her first year at Salt Lake Community College. She also is learning more about SLCC’s drone program so she can further her skills.

May 1, 2022

Dixie State University partnership opens 4-year degree window for community college students

To help community college students earn a bachelor’s degree in four years, Dixie State University recently signed articulation agreements with Salt Lake Community College, Snow College and the College of Southern Nevada.

May 1, 2022

A more accurate picture of community college successes

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate aims to ensure that reporting of graduation rates more accurately reflects the success of community colleges.

April 29, 2022

Nielsen: Our Work is Far From Done — The Importance of Collegiate Investigative Journalism

SLCC journalism student Porshai Nielsen shares how professors, writing for the Globe, and working at The Chronicle helped her gain the experience to become an investigative journalist.

April 28, 2022

Romney, Hickenlooper, Barrasso introduce bill to more accurately measure student success at community colleges

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), and John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced the Graduation Reporting for Accuracy and Decision-Making (GRAD) Act, bipartisan legislation that would improve transparency and inform the decision-making of prospective students by ensuring the reporting of graduation rates accurately reflect the success of community colleges.

April 28, 2022

We traveled from Salt Lake City to Provo using only public transportation. Here’s what we learned.

SLCC student Yenny Jeri shares how the bus system is a safe and affordable way for her to attend English as a Second Language classes on-campus, five days a week.

April 28, 2022

2 News at 6:00pm

Salt Lake Community College announces it is dropping its COVID-19 vaccine requirement as of today.

April 27, 2022

SLCC’s Latinx population is growing, and officials aim to serve that community better

Nearly 20 percent of SLCC’s student body identify as Hispanic and Latinx, a higher percentage than any other college or university in Utah, as of 2021. Because of that, Utah’s largest two-year college is working to establish itself as a Hispanic-serving institution — an HSI, as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.

April 27, 2022

Positiva Radio 1490 Pablo Tellechea y su Periodismo Independiente

En la entrevista central nos acompaña Luz Gamarra, Advisor de Salt Lake Community College y recientemente premiada por el USA TODAY como 'Women of the Year" por el estado de Utah.

Translation: In the central interview, we are joined by Luz Gamarra, Advisor of Salt Lake Community College and recently awarded by USA TODAY as “Women of the Year” for the state of Utah.

April 25, 2022

A controversial symbol shows up at SLCC’s safety office, and then disappears

It was a small sticker, a black-and-white image of an American flag with a single stripe, colored blue. One Tuesday evening in February, it was on display in the top right corner of the window for Salt Lake Community College’s South City security office. By Wednesday morning, the sticker was gone.

April 25, 2022

How to assess a community’s resilience

Salt Lake Community College’s Juan Jose Garcia  is a part of a faculty “think tank” organized by the U’s Global Change and Sustainability Center.

April 24, 2022

Your Ukrainian neighbors: These 3 Utahns share their stories, struggles as war rages in their homeland

Anya Baryshok moved to Utah after attending architecture school in Ukraine, and continued her studies at Salt Lake Community College, on the advice of a friend who invited her to the U.S.

April 24, 2022

Utah universities should think about getting out of the policing business, the Editorial Board writes

Now the only Utah public college without its own law enforcement agency is Salt Lake Community College, which contracts with the Utah Highway Patrol for public safety services, and the audit says 98 percent of public universities nationwide have their own police.

April 21, 2022

How a lifelong struggle paved the way for Gary Payton II's success with the Golden State Warriors

SLCC alum Gary Payton II recently filled an opening in the Golden State Warriors lineup.

April 20, 2022

Campus safety concerns in a new audit ‘echo’ problems revealed after Lauren McCluskey’s murder

A new legislative audit included numerous recommendations for police agencies on each of the public colleges and universities that are part of the Utah System of Higher Education. Except Salt Lake Community College, all have campus law enforcement agencies.

April 17, 2022

'Indigenous and Empowered' pow-wow returns to SLCC

Utah's Native American culture was front and center Saturday at the Salt Lake Community College's Bruin Arena.

April 15, 2022

SLCC Proves it Cares About Art Students in 2022 Student Showcase

The 2022 Student Art Showcase at Salt Lake Community College opened last week, marking the end of the school year and a return to in-person gallery events and showcases across the valley.

April 15, 2022

After two years off, SLCC’s powwow brings Indigenous people back together

Brigham Young University, Weber State University, Utah Valley University and the University of Utah began hosting competitive and social powwows earlier this spring. This week, the American Indian Student Leadership club at Salt Lake Community College will host its annual social powwow on the Taylorsville-Redwood Campus.

April 15, 2022

Recycling can be simple! Here’s how to get started…

Rhiannon Gardner, Recycling Coordinator for Salt Lake Community College, shares details about their recycling program, and some things you can recycle that you wouldn’t expect.

April 12, 2022

Salt Lake Community College ranked one of the most inclusive Latinx colleges in the country

Diversity and inclusion are at the core of Salt Lake Community College’s mission for success.

April 12, 2022

SLCC is in the top 100 community colleges in the country as an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution

Diversity and inclusion are at the core of Salt Lake Community College’s mission for success. In recent years, the school has doubled down on its efforts to get more Latinx students attending classes.

April 11, 2022

Congolese students become first all-refugee graduating class of SLCC entrepreneur program

The first all-refugee class of the Everyday Entrepreneur Program completed a major milestone last fall and celebrated their graduation in February. The class, which had 15 students, studied through The Mill at Salt Lake Community College, which provides space, education, and access to resources for those wanting to start a small business or grow an existing business.

April 8, 2022

How Salt Lake Community College's gardens are benefiting the community

Salt Lake Community College Gardens are here to teach the SLCC community about sustainable gardening practices and empower them to grow their own fresh produce for both themselves and the SLCC community.

April 7, 2022

Podcast: A Conversation about Talent Ready Utah’s 2022 TRAC Week

This episode spotlights the 2022 Talent Ready Apprenticeship Connection (TRAC) Week, which takes place April 11-15 at the Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center on the Salt Lake Community College campus.

April 6, 2022

California weighs $100M for community college cybersecurity amid application fraud

Salt Lake Community College said last week that it has also received fraudulent applications after the institution waived application fees, but officials have not specified how many they’ve received.

April 5, 2022

Mortuary science professor Jeff Zealley at the American Cemetery, but not to rest

A traveler arrived in Natchitoches recently with an unusual hobby: cleaning years of accumulated grime from the surfaces of tombstones lining the paths of the American Cemetery.

April 5, 2022

SLCC looks to become Hispanic serving. A collaborative work team and school groups are leading that goal

A large topic of SLCC 360 revolved around what the college can do to better serve existing and future Latinx students.

April 4, 2022

2 News at 10:00pm

Salt Lake Community College hosted three Tibetan monks who created a compassion sand mandala over the course of four different days.

April 3, 2022

University of Utah Health plans major medical campus for West Valley City

University of Utah Health is proposing to build a full-service health, community and education center, which will be used to teach and train students in various health care professions in partnership with Salt Lake Community College.

April 3, 2022

Short-term training at SLCC provides skills that lead to jobs

For many, the experiences of the last two years left many Utah residents unemployed, underemployed, or simply looking for an opportunity to sharpen their skills, enhance their careers or start a new one. Navigating through these extraordinary and challenging times, SLCC has rallied its resources to help both employees and employers meet their respective needs.

April 1, 2022

Feds investigate fake applications for admission, financial aid at Utah college

Salt Lake Community College says it did not release any money to the flagged accounts.

March 31, 2022

SLCC hopes improved campus jobs will help it hold onto students

Salt Lake Community College has been working on a new strategy to retain students — increasing on-campus jobs.

March 30, 2022

All-gender multi-stall restrooms will not be in the new Applied Technology Building. Here's why

Following a fire that set SLCC’s Applied Technology Center ablaze nearly two years ago, project and fund managers from SLCC announced that the restored facility will welcome students this fall. Behind the scenes, LGBTQ students and leaders made calls for the restored facility to include all-gender, multi-stalled restrooms, citing SLCC’s commitment to inclusivity in its values, vision and mission statement.

March 30, 2022

Utah's young Muslims learn about finding their identity, improving the community

SLCC Assistant Professor Ahmad Kareh spoke about learning, being an ambassador for Muslims, challenging perceptions and keeping going when things get hard at the Muslim Youth Conference.

March 25, 2022

Utah college tuitions to rise next fall amid rising labor costs

Undergraduate tuition at Utah’s public colleges and universities will rise next fall an average of 3.41% across all degree-granting institutions. Tuition at Salt Lake Community College will rise by 3.99%, under the rates approved by the Utah Board of Higher Education.

March 24, 2022

New University of Utah president has these 5 ambitious goals

One goal the University of Utah’s new president spoke of is a new campus currently in the works in Herriman — a partnership with Salt Lake Community College.

March 22, 2022

3 way's to hijack your Nervous System as stressors in America rise

Lanai Greenhalgh, director of Center for Health and Counseling, shares how to hack the nervous system to return to a calm and safe level so we can resume normal functions.

March 19, 2022

SLCC basketball will play for a national championship

Salt Lake Community College will have a chance to earn itself a third national championship in men’s basketball.

March 16, 2022

Students face a tough hurdle during the winter: Seasonal affective disorder

As the weather fluctuates between warm and cold heading into spring, many college students attending class in January, February and March — Utah’s coldest, darkest and cloudiest months — are faced with the obstacle of seasonal affective disorder.

March 15, 2022

COVID-19 pandemic exposes staffing problems at Utah's college libraries

At University of Utah and SLCC, reliance on part-time student help has meant higher turnover and sometimes a shortage of workers.

March 15, 2022

Dust from the Great Salt Lake is causing early snowmelt. Here's what we can do about it.

There are some clear consequences to Great Salt Lake drying up.

March 14, 2022

This is how Salt Lake Community College became the No. 1 JUCO basketball team in the country

Among basketball feats, winning the national junior college championship is a sorely underrated one.

March 14, 2022

Meet Luz Gamarra, champion of Salt Lake-area immigrants and Women of the Year honoree

Luz Gamarra is one of USA Today’s Women of the Year, a recognition of women across the country who have made a significant impact.

March 10, 2022

The Grand Theatre is opening curtains for its newest show – Noises Off!

In its thirty-third year, the Grand Theatre is opening curtains for its newest show. Artistic and Executive Director Seth Miller shares all the details.

March 9, 2022

A big hospital complex is coming to West Valley City. See what it will have.

The U. partnered with Salt Lake Community College to train people who will work there when it opens.

March 7, 2022

Tribune joins 17 Utah organizations to elevate solutions for Great Salt Lake

Over the past year, Salt Lake Tribune reporters and photographers have written about the economic and environmental impacts of our shrinking Great Salt Lake.

March 4, 2022

Salt Lake Community College Selected by Amazon as an Education Partner for Career Choice Program

Today, Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) announced they have been selected as an education partner for Amazon's Career Choice program.

February 28, 2022

Herriman mother warns others about the danger of fentanyl after losing her son

Lee-Ann Luke believes everyone should receive education about naloxone’s life-saving abilities. She encourages people to take a free course — sponsored by the Salt Lake Community College and Utah Naloxone — on using naloxone.

February 26, 2022

Gourmandise is holding its Day of Giving on March 1

On March 1, Gourmandise is holding a Day of Giving at its downtown Salt Lake City and Draper locations. All proceeds will go to the Gourmandise Scholarship Fund, set up through Salt Lake Community College in hopes of helping people get their education.

February 25, 2022

Under the radar in Utah, SLCC is a basketball powerhouse

It’s no secret that in Utah, folks love hoops. Salt Lake Community College’s men’s basketball coach Kyle Taylor knows that well, not only from his short tenure with the Bruins but also from his time as an assistant at Utah State.

February 25, 2022

New CDC child developmental milestones aims to diagnose learning delays earlier

Sharlie Barber, a professor of family and human studies at SLCC, shares how developmental milestones are important for parents to monitor but are not necessarily uniform for every child.

February 23, 2022

Adopt-A-School program benefits students and businesses in Utah

Governor Spencer Cox called on local businesses Wednesday to tap into an up-and-coming workforce in Utah, particularly the rural parts of the state. For the past three years, Stadler Rail, a Swiss manufacturing company with a facility in Utah, partnered with the Salt Lake City School District and Salt Lake Community College by offering on-the-job training in technical and manufacturing fields.

February 15, 2022

Utah student group speaks out against proposals for Little Cottonwood Canyon

Mallory Philliber, a Students for the Wasatch member, discussed having more bus stops outside of hotels. Creating more bus stops would provide easy access to bus stops across campuses like the University of Utah, Westminster College, and Salt Lake Community College.

February 13, 2022

Opinion: For many first-time college students, SLCC is the answer

SLCC student Sophia Gaona shares how she balances working full-time, taking classes at night, and completing homework on her cell phone.

February 4, 2022

Salt Lake Community College's 2nd annual Giving Day

With their 2nd annual Giving Day, Salt Lake Community College is finding solutions to help students pay for higher education that is needed today. The college Fresh Living to share more information.

February 3, 2022

A who’s who of athletes with Utah ties competing in the 2022 Winter Games

The legacy of the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games lives on. SLCC students Giorgia Birkeland, Ryan Pivirotto and Austin Kleba are participating in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

January 27, 2022

ABC 4 Utah News at 4:00pm

New figures on cybercrime in 2021 are out and according to Forbes, every 11 seconds, a consumer or business summit ransomware attack in 2021. Thirty-two percent of victims paid a ransom demand last year and on average, those victims recorder recovered only 60% of their data. This comes as there is a delay in creating a new U.S. Cybersecurity Board that is prompting concerns.

January 21, 2022

Walking the Narrow Path of Academic Careers in the Arts

Adjunct and full-time professors alike have had a difficult couple of years of adapting to online teaching and trying to work through the emotional toll taken by the pandemic.

January 21, 2022

Why some LGBTQ students in Utah say their health education is inadequate

Queer students in Utah’s middle and high schools say they feel left out of the standard health and human development discussions, arguing that what students learn about their bodies and sexuality is not adequate or inclusive.

January 18, 2022

See a show, be in a show! Get a sneak peek of shows for the season at this local theatre

A local live theatre puts on fun, family shows—and creates great learning opportunities too! Salt Lake Community College is home to the Grand Theatre, and for over 30 years, it has put on shows with amateurs and professionals, side by side.

January 13, 2022

What is a Pharmacy Technician and why are they in such high demand in Utah?

Salt Lake Community College’s Pharmacy Technician program is on fire. With the growing need for healthcare services for the aging population as they face higher rates of chronic diseases, Utah is seeing an ever-increasing demand for prescription medications and therefore the people who supply them.

January 8, 2022

Update on Vivint Arena Health and Safety Protocols

Update on COVID-19 health and safety protocols for all events at Vivint Arena following today’s Salt Lake County Health Department public health order.

January 6, 2022

How Loyola and San Francisco ended up scheduling a big college basketball game at Salt Lake Community College

Two of this season’s top men’s basketball programs suddenly found themselves without contests this week after COVID-19 caught up with their would-be opponents.

January 4, 2022

Gov. Cox wants more Utahns to graduate from college. Here's how.

Utah Govenor Spencer Cox, like his predecessor Gary Herbert, wants Utahns to continue their studies after graduating high school.

December 31, 2021

Utah opportunities for personal and professional development

Employees and employers seeking workforce training and continuing education can find a wide variety of classes available at Salt Lake Community College.

December 30, 2021

Without a mask mandate, COVID cases among Utah students climbed this fall

As Utah students returned to the classroom this fall, health experts predicted a much worse year for COVID-19 than the one before.

December 23, 2021

Utahns share why they have chosen polyamory over monogamy

Salt Lake Community College filmmaker explores people who have more than one partner.

December 23, 2021

It's time to put the tired old myths about professors to bed

Along with numerous attacks on education, lately several old myths about professors have been floating around. As someone who is charged with representing faculty across Utah, it is important that I counter these misconceptions.

December 22, 2021

Here are the student vaccination rates at most Utah colleges and universities

Utah State University, Weber State University and Salt Lake Community College report student vaccination percentages in the low eighties or high seventies.

December 22, 2021

What employers can do to be more inclusive of people with disabilities, from remote work to changing the job ad

For nearly 2 years, the home office has been a common workplace for many Americans, allowing them to remain productive and employed during this pandemic.

December 19, 2021

The risks facing Utah kids who age out of foster care

Minson plans to transfer to the University of Utah once she completes her associate degree at Salt Lake Community College and then enter graduate studies.

December 16, 2021

Eligible SLCC Students Receive up to $750 for Higher Education COVID Relief

Federal COVID-19 funds will help eligible students at Salt Lake Community College with higher education expenses.

December 11, 2021

Sex education in Utah: What students did—and didn’t—learn in the classroom

Sex education is required curriculum in Utah high schools, but students say the classroom isn’t where they are learning the most.

December 7, 2021

Why some Utah students have found it difficult to return to in-person classes

The pandemic persists and its effect on mental health continues to rise.

December 6, 2021

Salt Lake Community College is on a mission to help refugees coming to our state

Refugees are coming to Utah at a greater pace than ever before, and Salt Lake Community College is on a mission to help them acclimate.

December 6, 2021

Salt Lake Community College's Culinary Institute cooks roasted pork loin

Chef Jeffrey Coker, associate dean, and Atty Miller, a culinary student, joined Fresh Living to teach us how to make roasted pork loin.

December 3, 2021

Why Salt Lake Community College is having a hard time hiring enough custodians

Salt Lake Community College’s custodial staff, responsible for cleaning and maintaining over 50 buildings every week, is experiencing a staff shortage.

December 1, 2021

St. Catherine of Siena Newman Center reaches out with parent and alumni societies

The St. Catherine of Siena Newman Center has created 2 new organizations to help students and their parents at the University of Utah, Westminster College and Salt Lake Community College connect with the faith life available to Catholic students on campus.

November 23, 2021

Navajo poet touches on identity, history and tragedy at Native American Heritage Month event at SLCC

Navajo poet touches on identity, history and tragedy at Native American Heritage Month event at SLCC.

November 12, 2021

Get your teen college experience early! This program sets them up for success

Salt Lake Community College’s Executive Director of Development, Nancy Michalko, shares details about the PACE program.

November 11, 2021

Laurel pitcher Ella Crookston signs to play softball at Salt Lake Community College

Ella Crookston of Laurel has signed to play softball at Salt Lake Community College.

November 10, 2021

Program celebrates 10 years of helping kids go to college

Salt Lake Community College is celebrating the tenth anniversary of PACE, a program that helps high school students enter college.

November 6, 2021

How a 21-day challenge encouraged Utahns to create new social justice habits

Social researchers say it takes 21 days to build a habit. Salt Lake Community College and the YWCA have created a digital challenge, giving students, faculty and staff an opportunity to learn more about racial equity, social justice and the role they play.

November 4, 2021

Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson set to visit Salt Lake Community College for the 22nd annual Tanner Forum

Salt Lake Community College is hosting Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson at the annual Tanner Forum on November 4.

October 29, 2021

Utahns talk about their deadnames and what they think when they hear them now

When someone transitions to the gender they identify, they usually pick a new name. SLCC student Kenny Smith shares their experiences when they hear their deadname.

October 29, 2021

Policing emerges as THE issue in Salt Lake City's Ballpark area and District 5 race

Sarah Reale, who works in marketing for Salt Lake Community College, tries to put this debate into a larger context.

October 29, 2021

Local experts say there aren't enough people becoming truck drivers

According to an associate professor at Salt Lake Community College it’s not enough. People are getting into the field and a lot of the current drivers are retiring.

October 27, 2021

Utah jumping on crypto currency

What is cryptocurrency? Lon Schiffbauer, a professor in the School of Business at Salt Lake Community College, has students asking him all the time.

October 27, 2021

South Salt Lake may rename Columbus building. A student started the conversation

Jevahjire France, Salt Lake Community College student, moved from Haiti to the United States in 2016 when he was 13.

October 27, 2021

Southwest Tech, Southern Utah University lead the state in higher education growth

The only higher-education institutions that saw a decline in enrollment were Utah State University (down 0.96%), Salt Lake Community College ( down 0.25%) and Davis Technical College (down 5.16%).

October 27, 2021

Out of sixteen colleges and universities three saw a drop in fall enrollment.

Only 3 colleges saw a drop in fall enrollment this year. That includes Davis Tech, Salt Lake Community college, and Utah State.

October 26, 2021

Two colleges in Utah continue to lose students as others start to rebound from the pandemic

Two colleges in Utah continue to lose students as others start to rebound from the pandemic.

October 25, 2021

Free haircuts give 'renewing feeling' to people experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake City

When Cameron Dean was learning to become a barber, a friend took him on an excursion to Salt Lake City’s streets.

October 25, 2021

How one student journeyed from Colombia to SLCC

Pastrana Lopez applied to Salt Lake Community College 2 years ago, is majoring in pre-health sciences and working at SLCC’s International Student Services.

October 25, 2021

Enrollment increases at Utah colleges, bucking national trends

Colleges saw a more than 2% increase in 2021. However, attendance at Salt Lake Community College dropped for the second year in a row.

October 25, 2021

Utah colleges, universities report 2.24% enrollment increase

The Utah System of Higher Education announced the state’s public colleges and universities saw a 2.24% increase this year over last year with a total of 211,954 students enrolled.

October 25, 2021

Join the conversation on social ethics. This free forum is hosting some amazing speakers

Assistant professor of philosophy at Salt Lake Community College, Ananda Spike, shares who will be speaking at the college’s conversation on social ethics, details about the virtual event and how you can attend.

October 24, 2021

After 50 years, Genesis still offers the 'entire Black church experience' for Latter-day Saints

Jerri A. Harwell, Chair of Salt Lake Community College’s English department, shares how the Genesis experience was “different for every person.”

October 24, 2021

How to help girls stick with STEM? Utah teachers normalize science careers early

Amy Jenkins, material science and engineering major at Salt Lake Community College, shares how girls may be less hesitant to pursue STEM studies if opportunities are normalized.

October 22, 2021

How one school's chief diversity officer works to get students from prison to the classroom

It was a big moment for Salt Lake Community College when Dr. Lea Lani Kinikini stepped into the institution’s first-ever chief diversity officer role.

October 21, 2021

Husband of woman killed in police chase speaks out

The community rallies around Tripp Mims, husband of the late Thy Vu, and their 2 sons after a police chase ended in tragedy this weekend with the death of Vu.

October 21, 2021

Local baker Thy Vu's husband says crash that killed her shouldn't have happened

Tripp Mims reflects on his wife and local baker Thy Vu’s work in the Salt Lake community and how he plans to keep her memory alive through reopening Mims Bakery.

October 21, 2021

One Utah college is projected to have lower enrollment this fall. What is it doing to reverse that trajectory?

Utah's Commissioner for Higher Education's projections suggest headcounts at most state-supported colleges will be flat or grow except Salt Lake Community College. SLCC spokeswoman Erika Shubin shares how the pandemic may have influenced enrollment and how SLCC is working to provide current students with financial support.

October 20, 2021

Salt Lake Community College celebrating the 10th anniversary of PACE

Salt Lake Community College is reaching out to improve the community and they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of pace, a program that helps high school students at the college.

October 19, 2021

Salt Lake City bakery co-founder struck, killed by DUI suspect during police pursuit

Thy Vu, marketing manager at Salt Lake Community College and co-founder of Mims SLC bakery, was involved in a tragic accident.

October 19, 2021

Rep. Curtis attends roundtable with small businesses on the "Road to Recovery"

Small business owners and graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in partnership with Salt Lake Community College attended a roundtable discussion to share the challenges their businesses faced amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 16, 2021

How some college students are finding mental health support as they return to school

SLCC students shares how the lost cost of Salt Lake Community College’s Center for Health and Counseling helped them easily access counseling. Claudia Cioni, a clinical mental health counselor, also shares the benefits students can find through mental health support at their school.

October 13, 2021

Salt Lake Community College celebrates 10th anniversary of PACE program

Salt Lake Community College is always reaching out to improve our community, and now they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of PACE.

October 13, 2021

Salt Lake Community College celebrates 10th anniversary of PACE program

Salt Lake Community College is celebrating the tenth anniversary of PACE (Partnership for Accessing College Education).

October 8, 2021

Utah ranks as one of the worst states for identity theft and cybercrime!

Fox 13 asks Rod Buhler, Associate Professor of Cybersecurity at Salt Lake Community College, to shares 4 tips to guard against cybercrime.

October 8, 2021

How COVID-19 affected the reporting of sexual assaults at Utah colleges

The number of students reporting sexual assaults on Utah’s college campuses dropped from the last year, possibly due to policy changes or the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 6, 2021

Tips to guard against cybercrime

We’ve probably all fallen victim at one point or another to cybercrime but today we are getting tips to guard yourself against it.

October 4, 2021

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center Coordinator at Salt Lake Community College

I recorded a phone interview late last week with Peter Moosman he's the gender and sexuality student resource coordinator Salt Lake Community College.

October 3, 2021

One Utah college is projected to have lower enrollment this fall. What is it doing to reverse that trajectory?

Salt Lake Community College’s projected low enrollment presents the difficulties student populations of community college may face amid a pandemic.

September 30, 2021

A family's basketball journey

Following a disappointing senior season, Tika decided to stay close to home, choosing to accept an offer to play for Salt Lake Community College. With the Bruins, he averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds.

September 29, 2021

Amazon wish list created for Afghan refugees arriving in Utah in October

The 18-week leadership course, that Refugee Services says is held in partnership with the Salt Lake Community College and American Express, aims to help refugees learn skills to help them succeed at work and in their communities.

September 27, 2021

Salt Lake Community College promotes National Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, and the work continues at Salt Lake Community College to get more people involved with celebrations and awareness.

September 27, 2021

Utah sugar artists use their skills to create 'Storybook Adventures'

The Sugar Artists of Utah Show united professionals from across the state to display their unique skills. The event was held Saturday and sponsored by the Salt Lake Community College Culinary School in Sandy, where the event was held.

September 24, 2021

Oktoberfest isn't just about the beer, but family, say Salt Lake City's brewers

DeBoard then started taking biology and chemistry classes at Salt Lake Community College and working in different capacities.

September 24, 2021

Constitution does not excuse anyone from public health mandates

Christian Soto, Taylorsville, is a humanities major at Salt Lake Community College and an aspiring writer.

September 24, 2021

Advocates Hope Federal Relief Funding Meant For Foster Kids Won't Go To Waste

22-year-old Alexa Minson is on her way to becoming a social worker. After returning home last year from her mission with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she’s been working and taking classes at Salt Lake Community College.

September 24, 2021

Price woman shares warning after losing hundreds in cryptocurrency scam

“They said that Utahns are actually scammed more than anybody because of their trusting nature, I suppose. And also, they lose about 10,000 dollars a piece when they’re scammed, I don’t know about you but I don’t know anybody who can lose 10,000 dollars you know?” said Rod Buhlera cybersecurity expert at Salt Lake Community College.

September 23, 2021

Utah colleges launch 'esports' teams

Kevin Dustin, the athletic director for Salt Lake Community College, is launching an esports program for the 2022-2023 school year.

September 22, 2021

How three siblings brought this Czech breakfast pastry to Utah

Poss said he attended culinary school at Salt Lake Community College and then worked in various kitchens, including at the Grand America Hotel.

September 20, 2021

One Utah college is projected to have lower enrollment this fall. What is it doing to reverse that trajectory?

Firm numbers for fall enrollment at Utah’s public colleges and universities are not yet available, but projections by Utah’s Commissioner for Higher Education suggest head counts at most state-supported colleges and universities will be flat or grow with the exception of Salt Lake Community College.

September 18, 2021

Salt Lake Community College sports subsidized by students, taxpayers

Sporting events at Salt Lake Community College are well attended, but they don’t bring enough in ticket and concession sales to pay for the athletic programs.

September 17, 2021

Start your kids' college prep early! This unique program gives them real life experience

When did you start thinking about college? As a sophomore, junior… senior? A Utah school has a program that gets kids thinking about higher education as early as ninth grade.

September 15, 2021

The program helping Utah teens enroll in college

Salt Lake Community College is celebrating 10 years of its PACE program!

September 13, 2021

With SLCC requiring students get vaccinated, more than half of Utah's public colleges now have a mandate

Add Salt Lake Community College to the growing list of universities in Utah that will require students get vaccinated against COVID-19.

September 13, 2021

Tribune Innovation Lab sparks ideas for Salt Lake Valley's west side

Some institutions, such as Salt Lake Community College and the U., have done well learning from historically marginalized or overlooked communities while others have held on too tightly to history and tradition to fully welcome the necessary outside perspectives, Yanagui said.

September 10, 2021

SLCC joins several other Utah colleges in requiring COVID-19 vaccine for spring semester

Salt Lake Community College officials announced Friday the college will require students to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by the beginning of spring semester.

September 9, 2021

Salt Lake Community College Receives National LGBTQ-Friendly College Awards

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) just earned two national awards for being the Best of the Best in LGBTQ-friendly colleges.

September 5, 2021

'Everything's in danger': Utah's first Afghan refugee's firsthand account of the chaos in Kabul

The immigration department is working to resettle his family, the employment team is trying to match him with a job and, if he wants, help enroll him at Salt Lake Community College. Kakaie is currently staying with his cousin, but when the time comes, staff members will help him find housing.

August 27, 2021

Salt Lake Community College offers program to help unemployed Utahns

If you were laid off or lost your job because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Salt Lake Community College has an opportunity for you to enhance your career!

August 24, 2021

Eastern Florida Women’s Soccer Earns 0-0 Double-Overtime Draw Against Salt Lake City Community College

The Eastern Florida State College women’s soccer team battled No. 2 Salt Lake City Community College for 110 minutes, ending in a 0-0 double-overtime draw Saturday at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah.

August 23, 2021

Eastern Florida State Men’s Soccer Falls to No. 1 Ranked Salt Lake City Community College 1-0

The Eastern Florida State College men’s soccer team held tough against the No. 1 team in the country, falling 1-0 to Salt Lake City Community College Saturday at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah.

August 15, 2021

Students taking next career step find support at SLCC

The impacts of the pandemic have been felt by all Utahns and across every aspect of their lives. Navigating through these extraordinary times, Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) has rallied its resources to help mitigate the local economic challenges that have been experienced by so many in communities across Utah.

August 13, 2021

This Program Helps First Generation College Students Jumpstart Their Education

For first-generation college students, the road to a higher education can be a little intimidating. One local school is celebrating their 10th year of the PACE program.

August 12, 2021

Para-fencer from Utah is packing her bags for Tokyo

Shelby Jensen is packing her bags and heading to Tokyo to represent the USA in the Paralylmpic Games.

August 5, 2021

Life on the streets to a graduate degree in Criminal Justice: How Rachel Santizo defied the odds

Each year, Salt Lake Community College awards Graduates of Excellence who have demonstrated hard work, commitment, and selflessness. One of those distinguished students joined Good Things Utah today, Rachel Santizo.

August 5, 2021

SLCC is holding its graduation ceremony inside, and it can’t enforce COVID precautions

With the number of COVID-19 cases surging and the death toll on the rise, Salt Lake Community College will hold its graduation ceremony on Friday without enforcing any coronavirus precautions.

August 5, 2021

Salt Lake Community College sees 10 percent increase in student applications

Salt Lake Community College is seeing more people sending in applications to attend the school, Curtis Larsen, SLCC Assistant Vice President Student Services.

August 2, 2021

He Has a Speedskating Medal. Can He Get One in Baseball, Too?

As competition got underway in Tokyo, only 142 athletes in the history of the Games had competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

July 23, 2021

Three things to watch today at the Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics officially got under way Friday morning — after a year of delays, and amid a COVID-19 surge that has left Japan’s capital city in a state of emergency — as athletes from around the world marched in the opening ceremony’s traditional Parade of Nations.

July 23, 2021

Watch: Former SLCC infielder Eddy Alvarez makes history as Team USA flagbearer at Tokyo Olympics

A former Utah college athlete made history with Team USA during Friday night's opening ceremonies at the Tokyo Olympics.

July 21, 2021

This athlete with Utah ties will be a Team USA flag bearer for the Olympics opening ceremony

A huge honor for Olympic athletes is getting to be a flag bearer for their country at the opening ceremony of the Games.

July 21, 2021

Former SLCC infielder Alvarez chosen to carry US flag at opening ceremony

Four-time Olympic women's basketball gold medalist Sue Bird and baseball player Eddy Alvarez were chosen as U.S. flag bearers for the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday night.

July 21, 2021

SLCC coach weighs in on 'gross' double standard for women's beach sports

Jessa Gines Dansie could certainly relate when she heard the controversial news about a women's beach handball team that was fined over the weekend for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms.

July 15, 2021

SLCC, University of Utah to share new campus in this growing community

University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College leaders and state officials celebrated breaking ground for a new campus 10 years in the making that they say will bring critical educational opportunities to the fast-growing south end of Salt Lake County.

July 11, 2021

Looking to launch a business? Here’s how Utahns can find the cash to get it off the ground.

The Mill at Salt Lake Community College offers resources to help students and community members — whether it’s someone starting an ice cream shop to businesses looking to be the next big tech sensation.

July 7, 2021

Laptops are coming to students in SLCC prison education program

When the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to suspend Salt Lake Community College’s prison education program in the spring of 2020, the school rushed to expedite a way it could continue to offer classes should future shutdowns occur.

July 6, 2021

Salt Lake Community College Reduces Water Use by 31%

Salt Lake Community College is one of many organizations in the state working to conserve water due to the drought and has managed to reduce their water use by 31% so far.

July 6, 2021

SLCC graduate brings journey to United States to on-campus mural

After months of work and a delay by the pandemic, Agustin Bautista-Silva presented his mural to a small gathering of students and staff at Salt Lake Community College in April.

June 28, 2021

Team USA Tracker: Here are current and former Utah athletes heading to the Tokyo Olympics

Below is a list of U.S. Olympians from Utah or with Utah ties that have qualified for a spot on a roster in Tokyo. Check back regularly for updates to the list.

June 15, 2021

Study: Salt Lake Community College is the most affordable LGBTQ-friendly college in the U.S.

A group using data from the LGBTQ college group Campus Pride has named Salt Lake Community College as the most affordable LGBTQ-friendly college in the country.

June 15, 2021

Park City Music Community Plans to Memorialize Joy Tlou with Live Music Friday

Joy Tlou — a Park City musician and educator known for his joyful spirit and magical voice — has died unexpectedly. He was 57.

June 11, 2021

How SLCC men's soccer won a national championship 5 years after founding

The moment still hadn't completely hit Ryen Jiba, even as he stepped off the bus on the main campus of Salt Lake Community College wearing a "national championship" T-shirt and holding the trophy of the National Junior College Athletic Association's Division I men's soccer tournament over his head.

June 11, 2021

‘Congrats Bruins’: SLCC men’s soccer return home after historic victory

The Salt Lake Community College men’s soccer team has returned to Utah — trophies in hand.

June 9, 2021

SLCC's West Valley Center experience

Salt Lake Community College is truly a community service with 12 campuses. Idolina Quijada joins us today to talk more about the S.L.C.C. West Valley Center.

June 7, 2021

JUCO women's soccer: No. 2 Salt Lake CC advances to first-ever national championship

On Monday, Salt Lake Community College's women's soccer team was scheduled to play in its first-ever national semifinal.

June 5, 2021

13 Exceptional Business and Finance Leaders Selected for NACUBO Fellows Program

The National Association of College and University Business Officers is pleased to announce the 2021-22 class of the NACUBO Fellows Program. Debra Glenn, Salt Lake Community College, assistant vice president for business services and controller

June 3, 2021

SLCC is truly a community service with 12 campuses

Salt Lake Community College (S.L.C.C.) is truly a community service with 12 campuses, and one of them is the West Valley Center.

May 25, 2021

Instant Replay: SLCC Softball Player Makes Amazing Diving Catch

Check out this amazing diving catch from SLCC Bruin Mercedes Call.

May 13, 2021

SLCC offering affordable on campus childcare

The coronavirus pandemic has brought on added stress when it comes to childcare, but one higher ed institution in Utah is trying to make it more affordable.

May 10, 2021

2021 30 Women to Watch

Though the first female recession has hit women hard in the labor force, there is no shortage of women breaking barriers and blazing ahead despite difficulty. Beth Colosimo Executive Director The Mill Entrepreneurship Center & Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Salt Lake Community College

May 7, 2021

The case for ethnic studies in Utah

Salt Lake Community College is also offering concurrent enrollment ethnic studies courses to several schools in Granite school district.

May 6, 2021

Salt Lake Community College offers daycare services to help you succeed in school

With the pandemic inching toward its end, more companies are fighting to retain female talent, but one obstacle remains: Providing adequate daycare services.

May 6, 2021

SLCC announces August graduation ceremony

Salt Lake Community College is planning to hold an in-person commencement in August.

May 5, 2021

This FREE program for small business owners helps take their companies to the next level

This is National Small Business Week, which recognizes that small businesses annually create every two of three new jobs in the U.S. and Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is on the forefront of that movement in Utah.

May 4, 2021

Innovator, inventor, disruptor and designer to speak at SLCC's 2019 commencement

Disruptive innovation expert Luke Williams will be the keynote speaker at Salt Lake Community College’s 2019 Commencement, scheduled for 9:30 a.m., May 3, at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.

May 4, 2021

SLCC announces fundraiser for students during #GivingTuesdayNow

Salt Lake Community College will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow, a special global day of giving during which the college aims to raise $10,000 on May 5 for its students who have been impacted by COVID-19.

May 4, 2021

SLCC Promise, Aerospace Pathways win Envision Utah awards

Salt Lake Community College, during an event at the State Capitol, received Envision Utah’s “Your Utah, Your Future” award for SLCC Promise, a unique program that helps qualifying students at SLCC pay for their college education.

April 23, 2021

Why SLCC hired a womxn’s coordinator and how she’s helping students

While the position received broad support from the college community, the spelling of “womxn” caused confusion.

April 22, 2021

The number of Utah women in higher education leadership positions improving

More women are holding higher education leadership positions in Utah, but there continue to be areas of improvement, a 2021 report from the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) shows.  

April 15, 2021

S.L.C.C. launches program to jumpstart veteran entrepreneurs

Salt Lake Community College (S.L.C.C.) is all about helping the community in so many ways, including their launch of a program to jumpstart veteran entrepreneurs. Veterans Business Resource Center (VBRC) is for veterans, active military, reserves, guard members and their spouses.

April 14, 2021

SLCC is helping veterans who want to be entrepreneurs

Since 1948, Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) has been a proud supporter of those who have served in all branches of the U.S. Military.  In 1948, the Salt Lake Area Vocational School, now known as Salt Lake Community College, opened its doors and began serving and training veterans returning from WWII desiring to utilize their new education benefit called, the Montgomery GI BILL.

April 14, 2021

Experts urge vigilance as 'Zoom bombing' disrupts virtual gatherings

A disruption known as ‘Zoom bombing’ is becoming more prevalent during public meetings held in a virtual setting. Zoom bombing occurs when meeting attendees interrupt the proceedings with inappropriate images or comments.

April 10, 2021

Degree For Life: UVU's Hospitality Management program made this student feel right at home

Angie Milbourn is a single mother of three children. She’s been working toward a college degree since she graduated from high school. It’s been a challenging and convoluted journey to UVU’s new Hospitality Management program, but it also has been rewarding and successful.

April 9, 2021

Tuition is how much?! Here’s how one local college is making education affordable

College tuition is going up around the country. On the opposite end of the spectrum, one Utah school is making higher education more affordable. Online content is just one way they’re making it work.

April 9, 2021

Ten Utah student body presidents endorse carbon dividends climate plan

Student government presidents from colleges and universities across Utah are calling on Congressional leaders to act on climate change and support the bipartisan solution known as carbon dividends. In a letter sent to Utah’s Congressional leaders today, ten Utah student body presidents–who represent more than 180,000 Utah students–called for lawmakers to recognize and respond to the urgency of the climate challenge and champion solutions that both protect the environment and strengthen the economy.

April 7, 2021

SLCC - College Affordability

Kate Gildea, Director of Admissions at Salt Lake Community College, discusses how SLCC is helping to keep college expenses affordably low.

April 6, 2021

Take 5… open educational resources

Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials, from single lessons to entire textbooks, that are free for faculty and students to use, customize, and share. Their adoption and utilization in course settings have been proven to be a viable affordability strategy for higher education; however, recent research is also revealing that OER can also positively influence quality and equity concerns. Panelists during this webinar will share the outcomes that have been attributed to OER, while also showing how OER can be leveraged to encourage more equitable, inclusive, and diverse classrooms.

April 3, 2021

Poll shows Utahns favor citizenship path for ‘Dreamers’

Utah voters also weigh in on best way to decrease illegal immigration.

march 31, 2021

LIST: Utah colleges and universities 2021 graduation plans

It has almost been one year since Utah’s 2020 graduations were altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

march 27, 2021

Construction to start on Salt Lake Community College campus in Herriman, where University of Utah classes also will be offered

Delayed by the pandemic, the first building is now expected to open in 2023.

march 22, 2021

SLCC opens brand new student center in West Jordan

SLCC just opened the Tim and Brenda Huval Student Center on the Jordan Campus, which will serve as a dynamic hub for students, supporting their success through student engagement opportunities, academic and career advising, financial aid, childcare, and a health and counseling center.

march 22, 2021

Veterans Business Resource Center at SLCC Launches Outreach Program for Active Duty and Veteran Business Owners

SLCC's Veterans Business Resource Center has transitioned services for veterans, active duty, reserve, National Guard and spouses to include online video conferencing, and during the pandemic it has assisted new and existing clients with EIDL and PPP loans.

march 17, 2021

SlCC Opens New "Student-driven" Center on its Jordan Campus

Students led the initiative to build a new student center at SLCC's Jordan Campus, where it it currently serves about 4,000 students per semester.

march 15, 2021

Here’s a simple plan to help clean up Utah’s air: keep workers home during pollution buildups

A new system is being implemented to alert designated state employees ahead of bad air days and ask them to work from home.

march 15, 2021

SLCC - New Student Center

Katherine Kay Coquemont, from Salt Lake Community College introduces us to the beautiful new Student Center located at the Jordan Campus.

march 15, 2021

SNAP Benefit Extension: A Lifeline For Some In UT Colleges

For many students, money is scarce and getting a college education means making sacrifices, but it shouldn't mean going hungry.

march 8, 2021

Intermountain Healthcare announces scholarships to support diversity in healthcare

Intermountain has funded $495,000 in scholarships as part of its Diversity in Healthcare Scholarships initiative. Intermountain dispersed the contribution to Utah’s public higher education schools.

march 5, 2021

Utah College Enrollment Held Steady During the Pandemic, But Not For Salt Lake Community College

Utah colleges have fared pretty well relative to others around the country during the pandemic. While many schools saw significant drops in enrollment, schools in the state mostly held steady, showing only slight decreases.

march 5, 2021

Local author traces family history in new book

Understanding where you come from is important because you can draw strength from the past, Manuel Romero believes.

march 1, 2021

Utah colleges would need 85% of classes to be in person by August under this House bill

While the bill eyes the future of education, its overall goal is to keep students in the classroom now as the pandemic wears on.

february 28, 2021

Racist Zoombombings the Latest Application of Technology by White Supremacists

White supremacist keyboard warriors appear to have declared a cyber war against Black History Month. Virtual events across the land have been Zoombombed by these perpetrators.  I know about these attacks from firsthand experience; an event that I led was one of those victimized.

february 26, 2021

State’s nearly $22B budget plan spends big on education, transportation

Utah legislative leaders said the process of setting next year’s $21.7 billion budget was one of the easiest they’ve ever experienced. Having more than $1.5 billion in extra money to spend can help clear any roadblocks that pop up.

february 24, 2021

Transgender school sports bill halted in Utah Senate

A bill aiming to exclude transgender youth from playing girls’ sports was highly contested at the capitol during a Senate committee hearing.

february 23, 2021


#RoundtableTuesday explores cultural appropriation vs. appreciation with SLCC Professor James Singer and Andrei Golub of Lingua Bear. Plus, #3QuickPicks from The City Library and the League of Women Voters of Utah. 

february 22, 2021

Volunteer program provides dental care to underprivileged children in Utah County

The Give Kids A Smile program is providing underprivileged children in Utah County with free oral care for the next few weeks. 

february 18, 2021

How You Can Help Utahn’s Get an Education on National Kindness Day

One local institution is known for supplying degrees, certifications, and trainings to thousands of Utahn’s. With your help, they can do even more with education in our state.

february 18, 2021

SLCC - Giving Day for Students

Nancy Michalko, the Executive Director, SLCC Foundation & Development, discusses the SLCC Giving Day of Students. 

february 17, 2021

Beating the Odds: Post-secondary success for adult, first-generation and lower-income students

Boosting post-secondary educational attainment is critical to Utah’s future and the Utah Foundation has released a report exploring how to increase success in students who traditionally have been less likely to complete higher ed degrees.

february 17, 2021

You won’t believe how much money SLCC is trying to raise on the first-ever Giving Day for Students

SLCC has set a goal is to raise $100,000 between 8 a.m., Feb. 17, and 4:28 p.m. on Feb. 18. The specificity of that timeframe, adding up to 1,948 minutes and is to commemorate the college’s founding in 1948. The event also coincides with National Random Acts of Kindness Day. All of the funds raised will go toward SLCC students.

february 13, 2021

The Utah Refugee Center is evidence of community collaboration

By supporting and lifting Utah’s refugee communities, the center raises the quality of life for all Utahns.  

february 12, 2021

Select Health y Salt Lake Community College ofrecen becas para estudiantes hispanos

Select Health y Salt Lake Community College está ofreciendo becas para estudiantes hispanos, según informó el Consulado de México en Salt Lake City en su cuenta de Twitter. 

february 11, 2021

SLCC is inviting you to take part in Giving Day

1,948 minutes. It sounds like a song from "Rent". Salt Lake Community College is hoping to raise a lot of money in that amount of time.

february 9, 2021

Native American mascots in schools harmful, should be dropped, Utah legislative panel says

A resolution that acknowledges the harms of using Native American mascots in Utah public schools and encourages their retirement will be debated by the House of Representatives.

february 8, 2021

This TikTok star from Utah wants to prove he’s ‘Tough as Nails’

Scott Henry almost missed a chance to compete on CBS’ “Tough as Nails” — because he thought an email from producers was fake. “I was, like, no way that’s real,” Henry said. “Do I even respond? I should probably just keep it in my junk mail.” Fortunately, he asked his wife, Holly, if she thought he should reply. She advised, “Respond! You never know,” said Henry, who “couldn’t believe it” when it turned out to be true.

february 4, 2021


Save the Kids (STK) is a nonprofit devoted to keeping youth from being institutionalized in the carceral system. Since its founding, STK has grown into a national, volunteer-driven organization with six regional chapters. Nationwide, STK spearheads a huge slate of projects working toward a more just and humane system.

January 25, 2021

This Training Program Can Take Your Small Businesses to the Next Level

Small businesses were hit hard by the pandemic. Even with things open again, it’s still an uphill battle to try to regain footing. A new program aims to help small business owners grow.

January 25, 2021

Salt Lake County partners with Westminster College to offer free tax assistance

Salt Lake County announced Monday on Twitter that it has partnered with Westminster College to offer free tax assistance. The post stated that county residents may get help with their taxes through April 15th at the Salt Lake County Government Center or on the campus of Westminster College.

January 23, 2021

SLCC can help you get ready for what lies ahead

In today's world, education and training are key elements for achieving success. For almost 75 years, Salt Lake Community College has positively impacted hundreds of thousands of lives through the transformative power of education. Education also drives economic growth for all of Utah and promotes a more prosperous and equitable society.

January 22, 2021

‘Stackable Credentials’ Aren’t Enough

To achieve greater equity, community colleges must bridge the divide between noncredit and credit programs, Matthew Gandal argues.

January 17, 2021

Founders of Mims SLC bakery believe changing the world begins with breaking bread

Tripp Mims and Thy Vu, who started their “cottage bakery” during the pandemic, say food can bring communities together in hard times.

January 16, 2021

Student housing at SLCC? Higher ed officials greenlight plan

Salt Lake Community College plans to develop its first on-campus student housing, likely entering a public-private partnership to make it happen. The proposal, presented to a committee of the Utah Board of Higher Education on Thursday, contemplates 350 beds in apartment-style units on the college’s Taylorsville campus.

January 15, 2021

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner seeking professional help?

Entrepreneurs run into a lot of roadblocks, but they often don’t know where to go for advice or know they can ask for help. Building a business requires work cultures that encourage asking questions, constant collaboration, and continuous learning. That’s what The Mill is all about. If you need a resource or introduction, just ask.  

January  2, 2021

A historian of Utah, Latter-day Saints and the American West who knows his roots

When he was writing his dissertation for his doctorate in history, Paul Reeve sat down with a faculty member to go over his first draft. This was the conversation: Faculty member: “This sentence sounds like a hick from Hurricane wrote it.” Reeve: “But I am a hick from Hurricane.” Faculty member: “Well, you better not write like one.”

December 24, 2020

Head Start programs inspire local men to be better dads

Will Strength learned to be a good dad from the experience of having two daughters, Kristina and Shyanne, involved in Pocatello/Chubbuck Head Start. Beyond the immediate benefits of early childhood learning for his daughters and social activities with other kids, it was actually the parent-involvement activities that gave Strength a window into a new and different life — a better life.

December 15, 2020

The Salt Lake Tribune announces new project to support diverse journalism

The Salt Lake Tribune is teaming up with the nonprofit Amplify Utah to support student journalists at Salt Lake Community College who will report on Utah’s diverse communities and engage younger readers.

December 11, 2020

What will higher education look like post-pandemic?

Schools will continue to rely on virtual learning, richer in-person experiences, 2 college presidents say

December 11, 2020

SLCC helping teens & younger kids in COVID isolation

Ardi Ghimire, Mental Health Counselor at SLCC's Center for Health & Wellness says 2.2 billion children have experienced COVID-forced isolation. They make up 28 percent of the world. Those between 10 to 19 years make 16 percent of the world’s population.

December 11, 2020

SLCC names new Jordan Student Center in recognition of Tim and Brenda Huval

Salt Lake Community College is pleased to announce it has named the new Jordan Student Center for long-time SLCC supporters Tim and Brenda Huval. Tim is an SLCC alumnus and former employee at the college. He and Brenda have both committed much time and financial support toward the success of SLCC students.

December 11, 2020

Silicon Slopes Town Hall with President Huftalin & President Watkins

Join us this Friday, December 11th at noon to hear from Salt Lake Community College President  Deneece G. Huftalin & University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins. The discussion will focus on the future of education.

December 3, 2020

Flourish Bakery moves to Midvale after long search for new home

A unique nonprofit that helps individuals recover from addiction or incarceration has finally found a home. Flourish Bakery, a social enterprise of Flourish Ventures, had operated out of Salt Lake Community College for two years. In October 2019, SLCC determined that they needed the space for other programs and Flourish suddenly needed to find a new kitchen. 

December 2, 2020

Mental health for youth in COVID isolation

Are youth being forgotten in the COVID-19 conversation? Ardi Ghimire, Mental Health Counselor for Salt Lake Community College's Center for Health & Counseling, says there are many reasons to be concerned about the isolation many kids and teens are experiencing.

November 30, 2020

SLCC unveils land acknowledgement plaques

This November, Salt Lake Community College announced the installation of several plaques recognizing the historical significance of the land it occupies at its various campuses. 

November 19, 2020

Who's Up, Who's Down and Why

Community college enrollments are suffering. Badly. Nationally, they are down 9.5 percent, according to the latest report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Community college freshman enrollment is down by 19 percent. Enrollment of underrepresented minorities has taken an especially hard hit -- it's down by nearly 30 percent. 

November 18, 2020

What are rapid COVID-19 tests on Utah college campuses revealing?

Efforts to test college students and staff for COVID-19 using rapid antigen tests reveal positivity rates on one Utah campus as low as 1%, but as high as 9% on another. Weber State University, which had conducted 2,400 tests as of Tuesday, reported a 1% positive rate with the rapid antigen test, spokeswoman Allison Hess said. 

November 13, 2020

Applying to colleges? Here’s how to get your senior the application help they need

Applying to colleges is already stressful. Throw a pandemic on top of it and things get even more confusing. An upcoming event can help your high school senior navigate the application process. 

November 11, 2020

SLCC starts new program for unemployed, furloughed workers in COVID

With so many Utah workers furloughed or having lost their jobs, Salt Lake Community College is launching a new program to help them. Jennifer Sparks says with funding Salt Lake Community College has secured through the CARES act, the college is offering 27 courses and programs ranging from healthcare and advanced manufacturing to information technology and transportation. 

November 11, 2020

7 things you need to know about Utah’s plan to test college students for COVID-19

When Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced his plans this week to curb the staggering spread of COVID-19 in the state, colleges were a key component of the emergency orders. College-age adults, he said, are contracting and transmitting the virus at the highest rates. But many are asymptomatic and don’t know it. 

November 7, 2020

Michael Brown: How Utah can keep its level of student debt the lowest in the nation

Across the United States, an ever-growing student loan debt crisis has been ignored for decades, and now we find ourselves with an outstanding student loan debt balance of $1.67 trillion. Yet, in Utah, no such crisis exists. According to LendEDU’s fifth annual Student Loan Debt by School by State Report, Utah has the lowest average student loan debt per borrower figure in the country, $16,633. Only 32% of Utah graduates from the Class of 2019 left campus with student debt, also the best in the country. 

November 5, 2020

‘I’m just an average guy in Utah’: Inside Chris Conran’s run on ‘The Bachelorette’

As a kid, Chris Conran showed up to St. Louis Cardinals games two hours early, clutching a baseball and pen in his hands, hoping to snag an autograph from a player.He went to as many games as his parents would allow, and he did this just about every time. 

October 31, 2020

Tribune Editorial: Gail Miller is a champion

The Utah Jazz and associated properties are being sold for a reported $1.66 billion. That sounds like a lot of money, even for an NBA team being sold to a Silicon Slopes whiz kid. But compared to the value team owner Gail Miller has added to the Salt Lake City community, 'tis but a pittance. 

October 21, 2020

SLCC Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members Silvia Castro and Emily Hernandez Alzamora

Salt Lake Community College is pleased to welcome Silvia Castro and Emily Hernandez Alzamora to the SLCC Board of Trustees. Castro will serve as a representative of the college's Alumni Council and Hernandez Alzamora joins as President of SLCC's Student Association.

October 13, 2020

6 Takeaways from Utah's 4th congressional debate

Since its inception nearly a decade ago, Utah’s 4th congressional district is consistently the closest race among the state’s four seats. The two main political parties have split the seat’s first four elections. This year’s polls provide a similar outlook, even if the incumbent, Rep. Ben McAdams, polled at 11 percentage points ahead in a mid-September poll.

October 8, 2020

Half of Utah’s public colleges see lower enrollment, including major drop at Salt Lake Community College

Half of Utah’s public colleges saw a decline in student enrollment this fall — and, alarmingly, the biggest drops were at the most affordable and accessible schools in the state. The concerning headcounts were released Wednesday about halfway through a semester like no other. While losses were largely anticipated as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, state officials say the uneven impact was not. 

October 7, 2020

Salt Lake Community College focuses on Everyday Entrepreneur Program

he Mill at Salt Lake Community College has focused on a program in the pandemic for those who want to be a successful entrepreneur. Jon Beutler, Salt Lake Community College Director for The Mill at Miller Entrepreneur Center, is here telling us more! 

October 5, 2020

Why I'm Glad I Started at Community College

I am a transfer student, meaning that I did not start my college experience at the University of Utah, and to be honest I am really glad that I didn’t start my college experience here. Don't get me wrong, I have loved my time at the U, but I am still really glad that I started out at Salt Lake Community College. Here are the reasons that I am glad to have begun my college journey at a community college, and the reasons why you might want to start out at one too. 

October 1, 2020

What is the “Everyday Entrepreneur” Program?

The Mill at Salt Lake Community College has focused on a program in the pandemic for those who want to be a successful entrepreneur. The Everyday Entrepreneur Program at the college is specifically designed for those who are ready to launch their passion as an entrepreneur. 

September 30, 2020

For Eddy Alvarez, dreams - plural - do come true: Olympic medalist debuts for Marlins at 30

He has lived the dream not once but twice, first on a medal stand, again in the batter’s box, overcoming no shortage of barriers both physical and implied. Yet even Eddy Alvarez catches himself wondering sometimes. 

September 29, 2020

A new program looks to fund, support Utah’s Black female business owners

Motivated by their shared love for fashion, Jasmine and Angelique Gordon launched a personal styling business out of their living room in 2014. Six years later, the sisters now welcome customers to their Salt Lake City storefront. 

September 18, 2020

John Parrish and Roger McQueen: SLCC meets the challenges of unprecedented times

“Fortunes are not made in boom times … this is merely the collection period. Fortunes are made in the depressions or lean periods when the wise man overhauls his mind, his methods, his response and gets training for the race to come.” This George W. Bacon quote appeared in Forbes magazine in 2009 during our last economic crisis. It was wise counsel, considering that the past decade ushered in amazing economic growth for many. 

September 9, 2020

Pandemic, 'Omni-crisis' Topics for SLCC Tanner Forum Speaker, Science Writer Ed Yong

Ed Yong, science journalist for "The Atlantic" magazine, will break down what it's been like to report on the COVID-19 pandemic during Salt Lake Community College's featured annual Tanner Forum on Social Ethics. Mr. Yong will appear in the forum via virtual livestream, which is free and open to the public, on Oct. 13, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., to discuss the unique challenges of reporting on what he terms an "omni-crisis." Advanced registration is required for this event. 

September 9, 2020

SLCC: Coping with COVID

Terri Mehlhoff, APRN, FNP, Clinic Manager at Salt Lake Community College joins us to talk about ways to cope as we continue on through month six of the COVID-19 pandemic. Terri says humans are hardwired for socialization, but today, life is not normal. We are more socially isolated than ever, fearing each other, socially distancing, and covering our faces for every interaction. Many have lost their jobs, income, and daily routine. Now, in the sixth month of this pandemic, we are still uncertain when it will end. She says the result is that we’re dealing with much more emotional and psychological stress. 

September 4, 2020

Coping With COVID: 3 things you can do to improve your mental health

We are six months in to this pandemic, and while things are opening up physically, our mental state may still be suffering. So what can we do about it? Terri Mehlhoff, with Salt Lake Community College, shares three key things that will help improve your mood and cope with the stress and anxiety you might be feeling. 

August 29, 2020

Helping small businesses survive during the COVID-19 pandemic

A new report from IHS Markit states the U.S. economic recovery will be “inextricably tied to the recovery of the small-business sector.” With over 225,000 small businesses employing more than a half-million people, Utah has long been a place where entrepreneurship has been a staple of its economic vitality. But the COVID-19 outbreak added to what was already a challenging landscape for thousands of fledging startups and even scores of more established enterprises. 

August 25, 2020

Utah college students get job help through Learn and Work program

Students at Salt Lake Community College started fall semester Tuesday morning, and those struggling to find a job are getting some extra help through the Learn and Work in Utah program. 

August 13, 2020

Salt Lake Community College is ready to invite students back to campus

Everyone’s excited to move forward this year, but they’re continuing to adjust and try to stay healthy in this unusual climate. Salt Lake Community College is welcoming students back to campus in the fall. Their first priority, of course, is the health and safety of their campus community. And the first thing is about face coverings. Face coverings are required on campus including in all learning spaces and all other locations where social distancing is not possible. 

August 12, 2020

Students returning to classes this Fall at SLCC

Everyone’s excited to move forward this year, but we’re continuing to adjust and stay healthy. Seth Miller joins us from Salt Lake Community College, to talk about students returning to classes this Fall. He says Salt Lake Community College is excited to welcome students back to campus in the fall. Our first priority, of course, is the health and safety of our campus community. And the first thing is about face coverings. Face coverings required on-campus including all learning spaces and all other locations where social distancing is not possible. 

August 11, 2020

Here is how one Utah college is tackling the upcoming school year

School is looking different for everyone this year, including college students. Institutions are making adjustments and taking precautions, so here is what students can expect from the upcoming school year. Seth Miller, with Salt Lake Community College, shares what they’re doing for their students, staff, and faculty to ensure safety and an adequate learning environment. 

August 3, 2020

Eddy Alvarez, Olympic short track medalist, to play for Miami Marlins

Eddy Alvarez realized his MLB dream, six years after earning a Winter Olympic medal, and during a global pandemic that affected his club more than any other U.S. professional sports franchise. Alvarez, a 2014 U.S. Olympic short track speed skating medalist, is being added to the Miami Marlins roster for Tuesday’s restart of their abbreviated season, president of baseball operations Mike Hill said Monday, according to Marlins beat reporters. 

August 1, 2020

Inside the newsroom: Women winning the vote was about persistent leadership

Utah Valley University President Astrid S. Tuminez was 5 years old and living in the slums of the Philippines when Catholic nuns offered her a chance to go to school. As she tells it, that invitation changed the trajectory of her life. Hopes and dreams can mean something when they are matched with opportunity. 

July 28, 2020

Avoiding Broken Heart Syndrome during the pandemic

Doctors have seen a rise in what’s called Broken Heart Syndrome during the Covid-19 pandemic. Terri Mehlhoff, a clinical manager at Salt Lake Community College, joined ABC4’s Surae Chinn to talk about why doctors are seeing an increase in this condition during these times. Mehlhoff said Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Stress Cardiomyopathy, is a disease of the heart muscle that makes it harder for your heart to pump blood to the rest of your body.

July 27, 2020

Tips for college planning

The Monday after Pioneer Day is one of the biggest days for college enrollment in Utah. Many teens spend the holiday weekend talking with their families about where they would like to go. The team at Salt Lake Community College would love those teens to join them, but more importantly, they want students to be ready for college. Jan Meigs, a recruiter at SLCC, joined Good Morning Utah to give some important tips to help future students succeed. 

July 26, 2020

COVID-19 brings a new look to community college: More lecture-capture technology and pan-tilt zoom cameras in 170 classrooms

When it comes to the question of who goes to college, SLCC has a simple answer: anyone. Our programs, curriculum and financial aid are structured to be inclusive, to prepare students from all cultures and economic backgrounds for further schooling and meaningful careers. The coronavirus pandemic only intensified this focus. 

July 21, 2020

New RSL Basketball Academy aims to be the ‘premier athletic and academic basketball development program in the United States’

Since 2018, Zions Bank Real Academy in Herriman has provided young soccer players around the country a living environment in which they could train at a high level while going to school. Soon, basketball players will be joining them. 

July 14, 2020

SLCC Using Shared NSF Grant to Create Engineering Career Pipeline for Young Students

(SLCC) School of Math, Science and Engineering and the Jordan School District's (JSD) Pre-Engineering Program (PREP) received a $589,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will be used to extend and enhance the current PREP program and then create a direct connection between JSD's PREP program and SLCC's Engineering Technology (ET) Program.

July 9, 2020

Find out how Salt Lake Community College is helping small businesses

No other business resource center in Utah provides the complete and comprehensive level of help and expertise offered by The Miller Business Resource Center at Salt Lake Community College. What exactly is the Global Business Center? The Global Business Center is a partnership between the SBA, Small Business Development Center, and is located at the SLCC Miller Campus. Its purpose is to teach and mentor small business owners on how to take their products or services and sell them internationally.

July 8, 2020

Improve your mood naturally

Terri Melhoff is an APRN, FNP, and clinic manager at Salt Lake Community College. She joins us to share 5 natural health tips to improve your mood!

June 30, 2020

‘Better Every Semester’: How Faculty Use Open Educational Resources to Improve Courses

Much of the attention that open educational resources have earned focuses on their low cost. After all, a free or inexpensive alternative to a pricey commercial textbook can make a big difference for students at institutions like Salt Lake Community College, who are “mostly not affluent,” Hardy says. But OER advocates think open access course materials hold another kind of promise for students, too. 

June 29, 2020

Fly fishing and face masks on the Green River

Cori-Alice Holladay inspects her Clemson-orange drift boat from bow to stern. The morning sun is still climbing so her mirrored sunglasses are tucked above the bill of a ball cap. Her eyes, the only part of her face not covered by a face wrap, check every stowage compartment, fly box and boat seat. She follows a nearly spiritual routine to guide a successful — and safe — day of casting to big trout in northeast Utah. 

June 26, 2020

SLCC Class of 2020 Encouraged During Virtual Commencement Ceremony to Keep their "Souls Aloft"

With the traditional commencement cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, SLCC moved its ceremony to an online event that featured many of the traditional elements. 

June 22, 2020

Fire burns applied technology facility at Salt Lake Community College

Fire crews from across Salt Lake County responded to a fire at Salt Lake Community College’s Taylorsville campus Monday that sent up a billowing cloud of smoke visible from around the valley. Crews from Unified Fire Authority responded to the blaze around 5:20 p.m., which started on the roof of the college’s applied technology building, according to Unified public information officer Ryan Love. 

June 22, 2020

Fire rips through vacant building at Salt Lake Community College

Firefighters responded to a large fire that engulfed a vacant building at Salt Lake Community College Monday. Fire officials say the fire started around 5:20 p.m. near 4600 South Redwood Rd. at the Taylorville campus of Salt Lake Community College. 

June 18, 2020

‘Better Every Semester’: How Faculty Use Open Educational Resources to Improve Courses

When Melissa Hardy took over a biology laboratory class at Salt Lake Community College, she inherited a commercial lab manual that left much to be desired. It was out of date. It didn’t align with the structure of her course. And it cost each student $100, a price they couldn’t avoid by purchasing a used copy, since the book was designed to be written in. “It was not good at all,” Hardy says. “I taught with it for one semester and knew it was not going to work.” 

June 17, 2020

Kids aren’t immune to heavy topics. Here’s how to approach hard conversations with them

The topics of race, free speech, and violence are huge in the news, and our kids aren’t immune to that. They’re seeing what we’re seeing, but they might need some help processing it all. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ardi Ghimire, shares how we should approach these adult conversations with our kids. 

June 17, 2020

SLCC Miller Business Center Helping Small Businesses in Pandemic

Jim Herrin with Salt Lake Community College speaks with Nicea DeGearing of Good Things Utah today about the small business development center they have available and Small Business Development Centers are a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration. In Utah, we also receive funding from the State of Utah and various colleges and universities that host us throughout the state. All we do is help small business owners and future entrepreneurs succeed by providing business counseling, training, and other services at no cost. 

June 16, 2020

NACCE Welcomes Five Colleges to the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund Program Phase II

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is thrilled to announce the acceptance of five institutions into the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund (EEVF) Program Phase II. EEVF is a signature pilot program that serves to build a sustainable system that launches new businesses by leveraging community college resources. 

June 15, 2020

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tik Tok Star Jason Clark

Recently, Jason Clark posted on his Instagram page about going through a near-death experience, while making a video for Tik Tok. According to the post, he tried filming himself while performing a stunt that required him to swim beneath a layer of ice in a lake. 

June 15, 2020

Living hand-to-mouth

A young dental assistant feels the range of emotions brought about by the pandemic — and faces its dangers.  

June 10, 2020

Helping children cope with protests and racial violence in the news

Ardi Ghimire, counselor and licensed clinical social worker, joins us to talk about how to help our children cope with protests and racial violence in the news. Ardi says first, we need to think about what we want to say to them. It’s OK to practice in your head, to a mirror or with another adult so you don’t have to think about it off the top of your head. The content of the conversation may vary depending on the race of the family.

June 1, 2020

How are Utah's police officers trained on interacting with minority communities?

Utahns training to become police officers receive 18 hours of community relations and conflict resolution training. The coursework includes topics on race relations and understanding implicit biases, according to Utah Peace Office Standards and Training (POST). 

May 26, 2020

Alan Hall: Utah higher education can recover to a better place

Odds were against graduation for this year’s commencement speaker at Weber State University. Born into a home of addiction and abuse and raised in the foster care system, Clarissa McEuen was a young single mother five years ago. One day she looked in the rearview mirror at the encouraging brown eyes of her two young children and determined to find a better path. She detoured on their way home and arrived at Weber State’s Goddard School of Business & Economics. 

May 15, 2020

A Good Night's Sleep Can Impact Emotional Well Being

In this crazy time of wearing masks and social distancing, many people may find themselves suffering from depression and anxiety. Getting a good night's rest might just help ease those problems. "We need to prioritize sleep for stress management," said Terri Mehlhoff, a family nurse practitioner and medical clinic manager at Salt Lake Community College. 

May 13, 2020

How local businesses can adapt to a post-COVID pandemic environment

The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses and the individuals who provide the labor force to rethink how to operate in the workplace. With the transmission of a potentially deadly virus on the top of everyone’s mind, the status quo will no longer suffice, a Utah professor notes. 

May 13, 2020

Utah colleges and universities join effort to sew 5 million medical-grade masks

Utah’s public, private and nonprofit universities and colleges have launched a “Sew Your True Colors” campaign, asking their campus communities to sew medical-grade masks using thread in the color of their respective institutions. 

May 12, 2020

Guest opinion: A light at the end of the tunnel, SLCC prepares Utah’s workforce for economic recovery

SLCC is well-situated to help students achieve their dreams and launch (or relaunch) successful careers during the state’s economic recovery. 

May 10, 2020

The Salt Lake Tribune’s Quarantine Film Festival: 29 films about isolation, hand-washing and having a laugh

What do filmmakers, in Utah and around the world, need to say about life during the coronavirus pandemic?Some want to talk about themselves, or to educate others. But a good number of submissions to The Salt Lake Tribune’s first (and, heaven help us, last) Quarantine Film Festival had the goal of making people laugh, or at least smile. 

May 5, 2020

SLCC invited to participate in Second Chance Pell Experiment for incarcerated students

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Tuesday the U.S. Department of Education is inviting 67 schools to participate in its Second Chance Pell experiment, including Salt Lake Community College. 

May 4, 2020

Sleep health during Covid-19

Terri Mehlhoff from Salt Lake Community College joined us today to discuss sleep health during this pandemic. She tell us what sleep health is, and addresses the concern that this pandemic could cause PTSD later on if we don’t get our sleep in order now. 

May 4, 2020

SLCC offers 30 free summer workshops including how to start your own business

Salt Lake Community College is offering free summer workshops and registration for those courses begins Monday. 

May 4, 2020

Got time to learn something new? Check out SLCC's Free Virtual Workshops

To support the community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Salt Lake Community College is proud to offer a series of free summer workshops designed to help Utahns get through what's anticipated to be a long season of social distancing. 

April 30, 2020

SLCC Announces Fundraiser for Students During #GivingTuesdayNow

SLCC's part in global day of giving targets $10,000 for students. Salt Lake Community College will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow, a special global day of giving during which the college aims to raise $10,000 on May 5 for its students who have been impacted by COVID-19. 

April 30, 2020

SLCC Announces Fundraiser for Students During #GivingTuesdayNow

Salt Lake Community College will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow, a special global day of giving during which the college aims to raise $10,000 on May 5 for its students who have been impacted by COVID-19. 

April 30, 2020

SLCC announces fundraiser for students during #GivingTuesdayNow

Salt Lake Community College will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow, a special global day of giving during which the college aims to raise $10,000 on May 5 for its students who have been impacted by COVID-19. Giving Tuesday, recognized as the annual global day of giving, traditionally takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. This year, in the midst of COVID-19, #GivingTuesdayNow has been planned to bring awareness to the needs of the nonprofit sector and to generate support for those affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

April 29, 2020

Dual enrollment carries on virtually

In general, community colleges seem to be working well with their high school partners to adapt their courses to a distance learning environment for dual-enrollment students. Dual-enrollment programs are based on strong partnerships, and that has made it easier to make the transition, said Amy Wells, executive director of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. 

April 29, 2020

SLCC TO OBSERVE GRADUATION online, in print and with celebration packs mailed to grads

Salt Lake Community College has planned 2020 commencement observances in May and June to honor graduates online, with celebration packages sent to each graduate and a public tribute to be published in Salt Lake’s daily newspapers. 

April 28, 2020

Julie Stewart and Leonel Nieto: Not everyone can weather this storm the same way

For many Utahns, the coronavirus pandemic has meant working from home, caring for kids and trying to remain sane when most outlets for fun, recreation and socializing are closed. But this reality is far from universal. 

April 28, 2020

SLCC to observe graduation online, in print and with celebration packs mailed to grads

Salt Lake Community College has planned 2020 commencement observances in May and June to honor graduates online, with celebration packages sent to each graduate and a public tribute to be published in Salt Lake’s daily newspapers. 

April 26, 2020

Empty Utah: SLCC South City Campus

Places once bustling with activity, now seemingly deserted and desolate, as businesses and schools close their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. News Drone 4 captures Salt Lake Community College’s empty South City Campus. 

April 24, 2020

SLCC to honor graduates with online commencement ceremony

Salt Lake Community College says it is proud to celebrate its graduates’ “grit and achievement” in an online ceremony posted on the school’s website starting June 26. 

April 24, 2020

SLCC to honor its graduates with special online commencement ceremony

Salt Lake Community College is proud to announce it will celebrate its graduates’ grit and achievements in an online ceremony posted on the school’s website starting June 26. 

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 brings convenience factor to job market

In the last five weeks, 125,150 Utahns applied for unemployment insurance benefits with the Department of Workforce Services. That’s a lot of people who may be looking for a new line of work post-COVID-19. “You just don’t want to wake up some morning and find out your career is gone, and we are there in some cases,” said Salt Lake Community College Economics Associate Professor Dennis Watson. 

April 20, 2020

Kelly Whited Jones: Utah nurses do too much for too little

We are asking too much for too little. Imagine waking up each day weighing the risk of going to work to help sick patients against protecting your own health. Now consider that you are doing it for less pay, less career mobility and less representation in health administration.

April 12, 2020

SLCC to offer online-only classes for summer term

Salt Lake Community College will offer only online classes for summer term, which starts May 18. SLCC will also defer a 1.5% tuition increase until the spring 2021 term. For the summer term, the college will waive its online course fee for all classes, including those normally delivered online. 

April 3, 2020

Empty Utah: SLCC Redwood Campus

Places once bustling with activity, now seemingly deserted and desolate, as businesses and schools close their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. News Drone 4 captures the quiet Salt lake Community College Redwood Campus. 

April 3, 2020

Former SLCC athletic director Norma Carr receives NJCAA Appreciation Award

Even more than five years after her retirement, former Salt Lake Community College athletic director Norma Carr’s impact is felt. On Wednesday, she was awarded the National Junior College Athletic Association Appreciation Award for her work in providing “superior contributions to the Association.” 

April 2, 2020

Utah Pride Festival postponed until fall

The 2020 Utah Pride Festival scheduled for early June has been postponed until Sept. 26-27 due to mass-gathering restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement issued by the Utah Pride Center on Tuesday said the decision was based in consultation with local public health officials and Gov. Gary Herbert’s Utah Leads Together Plan. 

march 26, 2020

Utah’s public colleges will see tuition increases this year — despite coronavirus concerns

Despite concerns over the appropriateness of raising tuition during the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s higher education board moved forward Thursday in approving hikes at seven of the eight public colleges in Utah. 

march 19, 2020

Utah universities cancel, postpone graduation ceremonies amid pandemic

All Utah public colleges and universities will either postpone or cancel their spring 2020 commencement ceremonies, according to an announcement Wednesday by the Utah System of Higher Education. 

march 18, 2020

Utah’s 8 public colleges cancel or postpone their graduation ceremonies due to coronavirus

Graduation ceremonies have been canceled or postponed at all of Utah’s public colleges and universities as the coronavirus pandemic worsens and restrictions on large gatherings tighten even more in response. The latest announcement Wednesday came from the Utah System of Higher Education, which governs the eight institutions here. 

March 11, 2020

Utah colleges, universities cancel or move classes online because of coronavirus concerns

USU is joining other higher education institutions across the nation that are limiting attendance to campus events amid coronavirus (COVD-19) fears. In fact, as of Thursday, 12 noon, all Utah System of Higher Education institutions are moving to online learning in response to the worldwide impact of COVID-19. 

March 10, 2020

Will Utah colleges shift to online instruction in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak?

Utah colleges and universities ready contingencies, but for now the plan is to continue classroom instruction.

March 9, 2020

SLCC Basketball Teams selected to NJCAA national tournament

The men’s and women’s basketball teams at Salt Lake Community College both received selections into the NJCAA National Tournament Monday, with both team’s head coaches leading the Bruins to continued success in their first years on the job.

February 21, 2020

5 tips to pick the right college

Picking the right college can be a tough choice, but it doesn’t have to be. Kate Gildea-Broderic, Director of Admissions at Salt Lake Community College, joined Good Morning Utah to give five tips to help make sure students pick the right school for them.

February 20, 2020

How local colleges are boosting Utah's economy

Education drives Utah’s economic growth and promotes a prosperous and equitable society. Salt Lake Community College is at the forefront of that growth by providing skilled workers to fuel job demand statewide.

February 19, 2020

SLCC Business Counseling for Veterans

Salt Lake Community College wants to make sure we take care of our veterans. Joining us today is Rick Brown sharing more about their Veterans Business Resource Center. The Veterans Business Resource Center (VBRC) is designed as a gateway for accessing the best and most reliable resources available for veteran entrepreneurs and their family members who seek to start or grow their business in Utah. The VBRC works closely with the Utah Veteran-Owned Business Partnership to serve veteran business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the state.

february 18, 2020

Exonerated Central Park Five's Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana are SLCC's 2020 MLK speakers

The two men appear Tuesday, 7 p.m., at The Grand on SLCC’s South City Campus, 1575 S. State Street in Salt Lake City. Since their release, Salaam and Santana have been working as members of the “Exonerated Central Park Five.” They have committed themselves to advocate and educate people on the issues of false confessions, police brutality and misconduct, press ethics and bias, race and law, and the disparities in America’s criminal justice system. a press release stated.

February 13, 2020

One woman’s journey out of foster care and the daunting task of ‘aging out’ for vulnerable youths

Natalie Clark entered and exited foster care until ninth grade, when she went in and stayed in. Transitioning to adulthood is especially challenging for foster kids.

February 12, 2020

This Salt Lake City group writes love letters to strangers

Kate E. Thompson was browsing in the American West section of Weller Book Works in Salt Lake City last year when she came across a letter tucked between two books. “If you find this letter know that you are loved” was written on the envelope. The note inside included a drawing of a heart and said, “Dear Friend, If you are reading this letter, know that you are loved. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

February 7, 2020

"The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)" Plays for Laughs at SLCC's Grand Theatre

Salt Lake Community College's Grand Theatre presents the hilarious musical theater parody, "The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)," running Backstage at the Grand, Feb. 13  March 7, 2020. Seating is limited. Having received multiple award nominations, "The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)" tells the story of June, an ingenue struggling to pay rent, plagued by her evil landlord, encouraged by her wise neighbor and potentially saved by the leading man.

february 5, 2020

SLCC Supporting Utah's Economy through Affordable education

SLCC, in collaboration with our local industry and business partners, is committed to supporting Utah’s economy by educating and training as many students as possible. We do this by embracing the principle that higher education should be accessible to anyone who desires it. This has been fundamental to our mission since our founding in 1948, and today we are proud to be the state’s largest open-access higher education institution.

February 3, 2020

New initiative to address teacher shortage, underpaid paraprofessionals

A new initiative is helping address the teacher shortage while getting young people exposure to the classroom in hopes of a future in education. Friday, those interested in the program were able to sign up for the chance to become a classroom aid. The program is aimed at relieving teacher shortages while pairing up underpaid teacher aides in a unique “grow your own educators” partnership.

February 2, 2020

One system for all Utah colleges? ‘We need everybody under 1 umbrella,’ lawmaker says

At Davis Technical College, some students are enrolled in technical training programs leading to certificates that will give them a toehold in the workforce. Some are in high school, others recent graduates. But most are returning adults or “underemployed adults” seeking new skills so they can better compete in Utah’s booming job market or to earn credentials they can apply toward a degree in the future, said Darin Brush, president and CEO of Davis Technical College.

January 30, 2020

Free tax help reaches more residents through community partnerships

Westminster’s Tax Clinic has expanded the number of people served by also partnering with Salt Lake Community College. SLCC students enrolled in ACCT 2570 are also providing free tax services to qualified individuals. Students are IRS-certified volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Westminster’s VITA tax clinic provides free tax help to low-to-moderate income families, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing and electronically filing their own tax returns.

January 24, 2020

Swiss Apprenticeships in Utah

New program uses the European model to give students training for advanced manufacturing through a hybrid model blending an apprenticeship with coursework at Salt Lake Community College. A Swiss company is bringing its apprenticeship model to Utah to build a skilled workforce for its new facility in this country.

January 21, 2020

Taylor Swift documentary premieres in Salt Lake City at The Grand Theatre for Sundance

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival is screening 19 films at Salt Lake Community College's Grand Theatre beginning Friday through Feb. 2, which includes Taylor Swift's documentary.

January 21, 2020

How you can see some of the greatest movies at the Sundance Film Festival

The Grand Theatre on Salt Lake Community College’s South City Campus will once again host filmmakers and international audiences during the annual Sundance Film Festival in January, when for 10 days people from around the world flock to Park City and Salt Lake City to see the best of independent filmmaking. It’s the sixth year in a row that SLCC and Sundance Institute have partnered to bring independent filmmaking to more theater goers as the festival grows in popularity.

January 20, 2020

SLCC Grand Theatre's 2020 Sundance Lineup to feature Salt Lake Premiere of Taylor Swift Documentary

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival will screen 19 films at Salt Lake Community College's Grand Theatre, Jan. 24-Feb. 2, during the event's opening and closing weekends. This is the sixth year the Grand will host film enthusiasts from around the world during the annual festival.

January 17, 20

Sundance films with free parking? About screenings at SLCC’s Grand Theatre

Sundance Film Festival hits Utah January 23, running through Feb. 2, 2020 and those who aren't prepared to brave the bustling Park City scene, Salt Lake Community College offers you screenings at The Grand Theatre at their South City Campus.

January 13, 2020


The Division of Workforce & Economic Development at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) supports the economic development of Utah’s information technology industry through its training programs, serving both companies and individuals. Developing talent through education contributes to the growth of existing and start-up tech companies. SLCC also finds that IT skills are critical to growth in other industry sectors, such as manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and energy-related fields.

December 20, 2019

How Salt Lake Community College keeps college affordable

Keeping college affordable is a big deal these days. Keeping costs down is the number one thing Salt Lake City Community College does to make college affordable. Affordability is essential for student success and helps minimize student loan debt. In fact, students wanting to earn four-year degrees can save about $10,000 by first earning their associate’s degree at SLCC and then transferring to one of the state’s universities. SLCC tuition assistance program started in 2016 and has helped full-time students cover the cost of tuition when federal grants fall short. When a student is eligible for only some federal financial aid, SLCC promises to pay the rest. To date, their Promise program has awarded $2.75 million to more than 2,000 full-time students.

December 16, 2019

Ed Dept ends competency-based education experiments

The U.S. Department of Education is ending experiments that allowed participating colleges with competency-based education (CBE) programs to receive federal aid, according to an agency letter obtained by Education Dive. Launched in 2014, the experiments waived federal aid rules for some colleges with CBE programs, which allow students to complete coursework mostly at their own pace instead of on a fixed schedule. The aim was to collect data to inform policy decisions on CBE. Inside Higher Ed first reported the Ed Department was halting the experiments.

December 15, 2019

Distinguished Geospatial Speaker Series: Implementing Open Geography Education

Open Education Global (OEG), an international network for open education, recently announced Adam Dastrup, Professor of Geosciences at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), won OEG’s prestigious Open Geography award. In 2014, Adam Dastrup started the Open Geography Education initiative as a way to provide educators with OER textbooks to students. The philosophy of the initiative is to provide open resources, products and services to anybody interested in learning about the earth, its places and the relationships between people and their environments.

December 13, 2019

How to Save Money on a Higher Education

As an open-access institution, Salt Lake Community College is committed to the idea that higher education should be available to anyone who wishes to obtain it, and we are dedicated to developing ways to make college affordable. Keeping costs down is essential for student success and helps minimize their student loan debt, which can often cripple them financially.

December 12, 2019

SLCC Men’s Basketball Team Visits Local Elementary School

The Salt Lake Community College men’s basketball team visited Taylorsville Elementary to spend time visiting and participating in activities with the students. The Bruins basketball team visited the local elementary school on Wednesday, December 11.

December 11, 2019

Utah women work part time at highest rate in U.S.

Nile Checketts had reached “the final straw.” More than half of her salary was going to the nanny, and her job wasn’t flexible enough for her to be home with her two kids on days the nanny didn’t show up. So, Checketts quit her daytime office position and got a part-time gig at night at an ice cream shop. “I just felt such a sense of relief not trying to work on child care anymore,” she said.

December 6, 2019 

SLCC Emergency Medical Technician Students Receive $11,000 in Scholarships from AT&T

In a ceremony where words like "commitment," "bravery" and "gratitude" were used frequently, six students in Salt Lake Community College's (SLCC) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program—Maria Mazzel Delgado, Jake Fisher, Justine Hanscom, Hevelyn Cidade Klegues, Mark Rodgersand Chelise Schaefer—were awarded the AT&T Public Safety Hero Scholarship to support their first responder training. Four scholarship recipients are graduating from SLCC's EMT program this month and two are prepared to begin the 13-week program in January.

December 4, 2019

Pan Fried Pork Cutlets With Red Cabbage Slaw

Every party needs a menu, and this one will have you practicing all the culinary skills! Serve up a tasty pork cutlet to your guests, and they’ll be racing for seconds. Jeffrey Coker, with the Culinary Arts Program at Salt Lake Community College, and one of his students, Jake Smith, share how to make this holiday dish.

December 2, 2019

New Programs: Cybersecurity, Engineering, Digital Marketing

  • Bob Jones University is starting an undergraduate major in cybersecurity.
  • New York University and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, are starting dual doctoral degrees in computer and electrical engineering.
  • Salt Lake Community College, in collaboration with Facebook, is starting a certificate in digital marketing.

November 25, 2019

Tips for college planning ahead of the biggest college enrollment day

You might not know it but the Monday after Thanksgiving is the biggest day for college enrollment in the U.S. If you or someone you know is getting ready to enroll Kate Gildea, director of admissions at Salt Lake Community College has some tips to keep in mind. She joined Good Morning Utah to share those tips.

November 21, 2019

Deneece G. Huftalin: Salt Lake Community College to provide access for even more low-income students

As an open-access institution, Salt Lake Community College is committed to the idea that higher education should be available to anyone who wishes to obtain it, and we are dedicated to developing ways to make college affordable. Keeping costs down is essential for student success and helps minimize their student loan debt, which can often cripple them financially.

November 19, 2019

How one college is trying to meet the employment needs of 'volatile' tech companies

The technology sector is booming in Utah. A stretch of land in the state dubbed the "silicon slopes" has become home to thousands of technology startups, some of which are valued at more than $1 billion. Much of that growth has happened in the past decade.  Those companies have major workforce demands. In 2018, the technology sector provided one in seven of the jobs in Utah and supported one-sixth of workers' earnings in the state, according to a recent report from the University of Utah. "It's moving fast," Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) President Deneece Huftalin said of the state's technology industry.

November 18, 2019

'Prison Saved My Life': Utah Inmates Seeing New Horizons With College Coursework

Utah State and Brigham Young universities both used to offer college-level instruction in Utah prisons, Castro said. But those programs fizzled out. Today, only Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah offer on-site college classes.

November 13, 2019 

Prison inmates receiving education lowering likelihood of return

Education officials in Utah say roughly 70 percent of those in prison will at some point return. However, that rate is dropping with men and women who are taking higher education courses behind bars. It’s an educational opportunity and a chance to earn an associate degree.

November 12, 2019

Many high-paying jobs require an apprenticeship; how Natl. Apprenticeship Week gets you started fast

Utah is celebrating a recent growth of apprenticeship programs during National Apprenticeship Week from Nov. 11-17, 2019, including an Apprenticeship Job Fair on Nov. 13. In the 2019 legislative session, a Commissioner of Apprenticeship Programs was created, the first in the nation, and available industries for apprenticeships continue to expand.

November 1, 2019

Utah Advanced Manufacturing Week

Salt Lake City is rapidly becoming home to more and more businesses in the manufacturing industry. Next week the city will celebrate Utah Advanced Manufacturing Week. Jake Maxwell with the Department of Economic Development and Rick Bouillon from the Salt Lake Community College joined Good Morning Utah to talk about the growth of the manufacturing industry in the state.

October 25, 2019

Tips to keep children safe on Halloween

Twice as many kids are hit and killed by a car on Halloween than any day all year, according to The Utah Department of Health. Salt Lake Community College Institute of Public Safety is sharing safety tips for drivers and children on Halloween.

October 23, 2019

Utah College Application Week begins

Governor Herbert signed an official declaration making October 2019 Utah College Application and Awareness Month. Utah College Application Week is a statewide event that gives high school seniors in partner schools the opportunity to apply to college during the school day. Joining the show is Cierra Bell, a counselor at Alta High School and assistant Vice President at Salt Lake Community, College Curt Larsen. They explain how students will have the chance to make a postsecondary educational plan.

October 22, 2019

High school seniors gear up for Utah College Application Week

As Hillcrest High School seniors look forward to graduating high school in the spring and closing a chapter in their lives, they seem just as excited to open a new chapter in college. After an assembly kicking off Utah College Application Week earlier in the week, Hillcrest High School students took a break from their English classes and arrived at a computer lab to fill out college applications with the help of advisers and college recruiters on Tuesday.

October 15, 2019

SLCC Gives Back to Community with Annual Day of Service

As part of its commitment to enhancing the communities of Salt Lake County, nearly 200 Salt Lake Community College students, staff and faculty recently participated in the school's annual Day of Service. Volunteers donated a combined 450 hours at the day-long event, which gave participants the option to provide service at 9 organizations located throughout the Salt Lake Valley.

October 10, 2019

4 Ways to Make College More Affordable

College is an investment for the future. But in the here and now, the financial burden can seem like a lot to handle. Curt Larsen with Salt Lake Community College shares resources that are available to help lighten the loan.

October 7, 2019

Summit encourages Utah junior high students to attend college, become leaders

From carrying reusable water bottles to eliminate single-use plastics to combating racial and religious discrimination, middle school-age students brainstormed ideas on how they can improve their own communities. At the single-day Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit at Salt Lake Community College’s Redwood campus in Taylorsville on Monday, over 1,000 students grades seven through nine gathered as educators motivated them to pursue higher education and to become leaders.

October 7, 2019 

Students at leadership summit encouraged ‘to be more than what they think they can be’

More than one thousand 7th, 8th, and 9th-grade students and educators gathered at Salt Lake Community College on Monday for the 2019 Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit. The goal of the summit was to help students of all backgrounds learn about post-secondary education options and allow them to grow as leaders. Brian Yazzie, Diversity and Equity Coordinator of Provo City School District, said that though graduating from high school is important, he wants students to keep developing themselves afterward too.

October 2, 2019

A murder mystery, musical comedy perfect for October

From the creators of Cabaret and Chicago, it’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan. Curtains is a Tony Award winning musical. It’s a hilarious musical comedy and a murder mystery full of fun dance numbers. It’s a great show to see for Halloween, and the perfect “Whodunnit?” musical.

October 2, 2019

Enrollment at Utah’s public colleges is up statewide, but down at the University of Utah and Utah State University

The student bodies at Utah’s public research universities shrunk slightly in 2019, but those losses were offset by growth at their sister campuses around the state, according to new numbers released Wednesday by the Utah System of Higher Education.

October 1, 2019

Undergrad Gives Fellow Student-Veterans a Helping Hand

Since March, Theresa Trujillo has been a familiar and welcoming presence in the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden. Her fellow student-veterans have routinely relied on her to help initiate their benefits and ensure that their required information is sent to government certifying officials each month. Trujillo participates in the U.S. Army’s Warrior Leader Course, a month-long course that trains specialists and corporals in leadership fundamentals, in spring 2016. And that’s not all. Trujillo also helps to coordinate periodic group meetings for student-veterans with representatives from area agencies and organizations that provide resources and benefits for veterans.

September 29, 2019

How a refugee found her ‘safe, free space

Amid all the attention on asylum-seekers not getting into the United States of America, here’s a report about one who did. Nour Bilal is from Syria. She was 14 years old in November of 2014 when her country’s civil unrest deposited her family of five on Salt Lake City’s doorstep. The list of things she didn’t know about her new Utah home amounted to just about everything, including the predominant language.

September 26, 2019

Iraqi refugee finds new home at East Midvale Elementary

In Carrie Dumas’ kindergarten class, every day is different. Like many teachers, she spends her days searching for solutions. “I don’t know that there’s such a thing as a normal day,” she said. “Every day brings something new, and challenges.” Sometimes, those challenges are almost too much to handle. “Students that came to me last year,” she said, “one of them was from Afghanistan, two were from countries in Africa.”

September 25, 2019

Even in-state college is an average of $10k per year. Here’s how to pay for it

Curtis Larsen, Assistant VP of Student Services for Salt Lake Community College shared the following with us: "For the 2019-2020 school year, the average cost for in-state residents at a public university is more than $10,000. That cost increases significantly for private institutions and out-of-state residents. College costs include a plethora of expenses, such as tuition, meals, books, supplies, transportation and housing.

September 13, 2019

High school students get a look at high-paying technical jobs

With unemployment in Utah below 3%, a number of industries are struggling to find enough qualified workers to fill positions in high-paying technical fields. Now, some Utah companies are courting soon-to-be high school graduates with the lure of good pay and benefits without the cost of a college degree.

September 12, 2019

EDCUtah announces FY 19's economic development successes and award winners

During its annual meeting held September 10, the Economic Development Corporation of Utah celebrated significant successes of the past fiscal year. In addition, recognized community members Carlos Braceras, Dean Luikart, and Salt Lake Community College for their outstanding leadership in economic development.

September 9, 2019

Connecting entrepreneurs at The Mill

Alert the entrepreneurs, there is a great opportunity to get your business up and running. The Mill at Miller Campus is an incubator for businesses at Salt Lake Community College. It is the only program of its kind with a co-working space to provide resources and connections to businesses.

August 22, 2019

Apprenticeships in Salt Lake City

Apprenticeships have been used for job training since the middle ages. In a tight labor market, we need mechanisms like this to grow our talent pipeline and lately, Utah has several great apprenticeship initiatives to do just that. 
Rick Bouillon from Salt Lake Community College, Martin Ritter the CEO of Stadler US, and Jake Maxwell from Salt Lake City joined Good Morning Utah to discuss opportunities for apprenticeships in Salt Lake City.

August 21, 2019

SLCC "A Wall Apart" performance

The musical, “A Wall Apart” is currently playing at Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre through September 7th. Join the hosts as they meet Grand Theatre director Seth Miller and actor Vincent Ortega.

August 13, 2019

Will a musical from Air Supply’s Graham Russell make it to Broadway? Utah will help decide

What happens when a Jewish neuropsychologist, a Latter-day Saint filmmaker and a British musician get together? It sounds like the setup to a joke, but that unlikely combo is the creative force behind a new musical coming to Salt Lake City — a musical that the trio would eventually like to see end up on Broadway.

August 4, 2019

Without intervention, Utah's 'opportunity gap' between white, minority students will grow, regents told

Absent an intervention, ethnic minority students' rates of college enrollment and completion will continue to lag behind their white peers even as Utah becomes increasingly diverse. This "opportunity gap" not only has consequences for individuals' earning power and socioeconomic status, it would negatively impact the state's capacity to meet labor market demands, according to a new report by Utah System of Higher Education researchers.

August 2, 2019

Salt Lake Community College opens Dream Center for immigrant students

When Humberto Sanchez tried to sign up for classes at Salt Lake Community College, he had no idea where to start. Being undocumented, he didn’t have a Social Security number. He wasn’t sure, either, if he should put his actual name down on the application or if that would give him away. He didn’t know what scholarships he could pursue. And he didn’t know who he could trust to ask for help — or who might report him and his family to immigration officials.

August 2, 2019

Salt Lake Community College opens state's second Dream Center

For Humberto Sanchez Conejo, the path to higher education has not been an easy one. Though South Salt Lake has been his home since before he was 2, he was born in the town of Irapuato in Guanajuato, Mexico. "There was always a plan of action for us," Sanchez Conejo said about his family, noting that he has been aware of his documentation status since he was 4 or 5 years old.

July 22, 2019

Find out how to build up your business

Do you have a business in place but you’re not quite sure how to make it grow? Salt Lake Community College’s Goldman Sach’s Business Program might be the solution you’re looking for. 
Deb Bilbao, Director of Business Support Services for the program told us everything worth knowing when considering to take the plunge into the program.

JULY 22, 2019

Got a business idea? This place helps you get it off the ground

Timothy Cooley, manager of The Mill at Salt Lake Community College's Miller Campus, stopped by to share how you can get help with your business. They work with founders and business owners that work in fields ranging from consumer products to medical devices.  They are typically people who have a home office, but are looking for a new work space.  They've found that a community of founders help build good businesses.

July 22, 2019

Having More Women at the Helm Can Create Positive Change

The percentage of women college presidents in the United States had been stalled at 26 percent for a decade and then finally increased to 30 percent in 2017. Although the progress nationally related to gender seems to move at a glacial rate, there are pockets of more substantial gains. Utah has always been behind the national average in terms of the percentage of women presidents, but over the past two years things have changed dramatically.

July 19, 2019

10 books Utah’s business leaders recommend readinG

Whether you're into reading from a fresh, unopened book or prefer to listen to audiobooks, reading is an excellent tool to grow as a person and a leader. Aside from improving one’s vocabulary, reading improves discipline and memory, builds self-esteem, and increases one’s ability to concentrate, says One World Literacy Foundation.
Below are six leaders in the Utah community you might be familiar with, along with some of their favorite reads. See if any titles on this list inspire you to make a stop at your local library.

July 15, 2019

Guest opinion: In building sustainable and inclusive communities, Utah’s youth will lead the way

The United Nations chose Salt Lake City to host its 68th Civil Society Conference next month for many of the same reasons scores of people are choosing to build families in Utah: our strong economy, vibrant communities, pathways for upward mobility, one of the lowest education costs in the nation and beautiful environment.

July 10, 2019

SLCC dean speaks on enrollment spike

Richard Scott, the dean of Salt Lake Community College's School of Arts, Communication and Media, visited the FOX 13 Studio Monday morning to talk about a recent enrollment spike at the school.

July 8, 2019

4th of July weekend brings spike in registrations at SLCC

The Monday after the 4th of July at Salt Lake Community College’s peak registration day. Curt Larsen, Associate VP of Student Success at SLCC says, “You get together with friends and family, around the BBQ eating some watermelon and the topic of ‘what are you doing for the rest of your life comes up.'”

July 8, 2019

SLCC often sees higher enrollment interest on Monday after holiday

As the holiday weekend winds down, college enrollment interest is going up. Salt Lake Community College reports that it is typical for them to see an increase in enrollment interest on the working Monday after a major holiday.

July 7, 2019

SLCC awarded grant to help guide students on intentional 'pathways' of learning, completion

If college courses could be likened to a Las Vegas-style buffet, it's hardly surprising that students are overwhelmed by their academic choices. How does one select among seemingly endless options such as prime rib, crab legs and shrimp, not to mention the salad bar, pasta station and dessert bar?

July 2, 2019

SGIA Supports Print’s Future Workforce at 2019 SkillsUSA Competition

Last week marked the eighth year the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and industry leaders teamed up to support students participating in the Graphics Imaging–Sublimation and Screen Printing Technology competitions at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC).

JUNE 21, 2019

St. Therese parishioner wins educator award

HOLLADAY — Her whole life Ana Alamo’s parents have pushed her to be the best that she can be. Now, as a teacher, it’s a message she passes on to her students at Cottonwood Elementary School, where she teaches fifth grade. Parents have been so impressed by Alamo that through the PTA they nominated her for both a Granite School District Excel award and a Huntsman Education Award.
While Alamo did not receive the school district award, the Huntsman Foundation chose her as one of 11 educators to receive its education award. She was recognized at a banquet on her birthday, April 26.
“She is kind, yet exacting; loving, yet focused,” Shelley McConkie, a Cottonwood parent, wrote in the nomination. “She is not just trying to get the kids better test scores in their writing, but she is also concerned about getting the students to think more in depth about what will help them develop into good, compassionate people.”

JUNE 20, 2019

SLCC hires grounds-keeping goats

SALT LAKE CITY — The sounds of lawnmowers are already in the air, but the revving of small engines will be less frequent at one Salt Lake Community College campus.

Fox 13 photojournalist Taylor Schuss shows us how goats are making grass trimming a little greener.

JUNE 19, 2019

Mass incarceration and higher education

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour —This week, a panel discussion on mass incarceration and higher education and the programs that connect them.

In Utah, in spite of recent reforms made to sentencing and an overall drop in property and violent crimes, the prison population has continued to expand. Between 2016 and 2017, Utah’s had one of the nations fasting growing prison population jumping by 4.3 percent, second only to Idaho’s 5.1. With more prisoners, the question of rehabilitation and recidivism has taken on greater importance in state and national policy discussions. The panel looks at the causes of these trends and how education might be used to prevent future incarceration.

JUNE 19, 2019

Reps. Curtis, Fudge introduce bipartisan legislation to improve community college graduation rates

Representatives John Curtis (R-UT) and Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), introduced the Time to Completion Act of 2019, legislation that will provide information that is essential for students and families to better evaluate the performance of colleges and universities.

Specifically, the bill extends the graduation rate benchmark requirements under the Higher Education Act (HEA) to better reflect community college success.

“While representing the youngest congressional district, I am constantly seeking ways to improve educational opportunities for students,” said Curtis. “I am proud to partner with my colleague, Congresswoman Fudge, to introduce bipartisan legislation that will increase transparency and enable students to make more informed decisions for themselves and their families regarding higher education.”

“It is critical that we understand that many students take the non-traditional path to obtain their degrees,” said Fudge. “Students working while attending classes, part-time students, and students with children face unique challenges that can contribute to longer times for program completion. I am proud to introduce legislation that will properly count every student earning a degree and allow potential enrollees to make more informed decisions when choosing an institution of higher learning.”

JUNE 13, 2019

Meet 5 Utah high school graduates taking different paths — including a gap year and going straight to work

For the nearly 50,000 Utah students graduating from high school this spring, earning their diplomas came with a lot of late nights doing homework and English essays cranked out on deadline and way too many tests — but no blueprint for what to do next.

Nearly 70 percent of the nation’s high school Class of 2018 enrolled in college by fall, according to federal statistics. But for those in the Class of 2019 who don’t, the options are much broader than that.

JUNE 13, 2019

Utah trade delegation travels to Europe for trade mission and Paris Air Show

Gov. Gary R. Herbert is leading a business and diplomacy delegation of Utah companies and organizations on a trade mission to Switzerland, France and Italy to boost trade to Utah and promote the state as an attractive destination for foreign investment.

With many industries represented in the delegation, specific company and event visits will focus on exploring manufacturing, aerospace and energy trends. From June 13 to 21, 2019, delegates will forge valuable connections and gain industry insights from companies familiar with Utah.

"This trade mission to Europe will allow Utah companies to connect with diverse industries," said Val Hale, executive director of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development. "Maintaining and strengthening relationships with companies in these countries is key to Utah's continued economic success."

The three markets were selected based on their high-ranking GDP as well as for their close ties with the U.S. France and Italy have the world’s 7th and 9th largest GDPs, respectively. Additionally, Switzerland is the number one ranked nation globally in innovation, with a high percentage of its GDP coming from R&D investment. All three countries share a stable relationship with the U.S. and similar policies on most political and economic issues. France has more than 20,000 foreign businesses already established in-country. The U.S.’ exports to Italy are concentrated in pharmaceutical products, nuclear reactors and machinery.

JUNE 11, 2019

Utah medical company Maxtec receives national recognition for international success

On May 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded Utah-based medical device company Maxtec with the 2019 President’s “E” Awards in recognition of their organization’s exceptional export growth over the last year along with 48 other U.S. companies.

The President’s “E” Award, created in 1961 through an Executive Order by then-President John F. Kennedy, is the highest recognition a U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Maxtec has been a leader in oxygen analysis and delivery products for more than 15 years. They provide a full line of replacement oxygen sensors and SpO2 probes compatible with all major medical and non-medical applications in the market. Recently, Maxtec has successfully expanded its sales into India, China, South Korea and the UAE by leveraging opportunities made possible through World Trade Center (WTC) Utah.

JUNE 10, 2019

Utah creates new small biz global trade center

SANDY — Utah small-business owners have a new resource to help take their ventures to customers around the world.

Salt Lake Community College's Miller Business Resource Center announced Monday the creation of the SLCC-Utah Small Business Development Center Network Global Trade Center.

The new center will collaborate with the existing SLCC Global Business Center that was established in 2007. The consolidation of both programs will advance trade services for small businesses and continue the legacy of staunch support for international training and education, explained Jim Herrin, Salt Lake region director of the Utah Small Business Development Center.

JUNE 6, 2019

Horizonte students defy long odds, difficulties to receive high school diplomas

Shouts and cheers filled the University of Utah’s Jon M. Huntsman Center on Wednesday as 377 students received high school diplomas from the Horizonte Instruction and Training Center.
Many of the students had overcome difficult circumstances to complete their education, and they beamed as they were recognized for their accomplishments and handed their diplomas.

JUNE 2, 2019

Join the Salt Lake Chamber for the upcoming Education & Workforce Forum: Talking Technical College

Technical colleges are leading the way in creating meaningful industry partnerships and training a skilled workforce to enter many of our state's high wage, high demand occupations. Join us to learn more about Utah's technical colleges and how business leaders can get involved. Lunch will be provided.

- Jared Haines, Interim Commissioner of Technical Education, Utah System of Technical Colleges
- Kim Ziebarth, Associate Commissioner of Academic and Student Affairs, Utah System of Technical Colleges
- Clay Christensen, President, Mountainland Technical College
- Paul Hacking, President, Tooele Technical College
- Jim Taggart, President, Ogden-Weber Technical College
- Eric Heiser, Dean, School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties, Salt Lake Community College

JUNE 1, 2019

SLCC hires former Utah State, Idaho State assistant to lead men's basketball team

TAYLORSVILLE — Salt Lake Community College named Kyle Taylor as the school's new men's basketball head coach on Saturday.

Taylor's experience includes time as associate head coach at Idaho State and as a special assistant under Tim Duryea at Utah State. He has also been a head coach at NCAA Division III Covenant College in Georgia.

"He fit our profile perfectly and we were excited when he expressed interest in Salt Lake Community College," SLCC athletic director Kevin Dustin said in a news release. "He is a bright, young coach who is very detail-oriented with an excellent recruiting network. His experience as a head coach and a pedigree of having worked for-and-with some great coaches is what made Coach Taylor stand out."

MAY 29, 2019

Park City Red Wolves Soccer Club christens Dozier with a W

The Park City Red Wolves, Park City’s newly formed United Soccer League tier two soccer team, won their first-ever home game on Saturday at Dozier Field by defeating Ogden 2-1.

Ogden had hosted the Miners on May 23 in the Western Conference season opener, where the teams had tied 2-2.

The Red Wolves, mainly players of college age, had come from around the country and the world – from Utah to Hawaii and even other countries, such as Canada, Mexico and Argentina – to hone their craft over the three-month season.

MAY 27, 2019

USHE Board of Regents implements first need-based scholarship for high school students, adult learners

ST. GEORGE — The Utah System of Higher Education Board of Regents recently announced that they have adopted a policy implementing the Utah Promise Scholarship – the first need-based scholarship of its kind in the state.

According to the news release from USHE, the Utah Promise Scholarship covers tuition and fees for the first two years of college for qualifying students when federal grants fall short.

As part of the board’s May 17 meeting at Snow College, members also adopted changes to the Regents’, New Century and T.H. Bell scholarships.

MAY 22, 2019

9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit coming to Utah

WEST VALLEY CITY (ABC4 News) – A traveling exhibit to honor victims and survivors of the September 11th attacks is coming to Utah for the first time ever.

The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is coming to West Valley City May 22 through 29.

This high-tech 53-foot tractor trailer transforms into a 1,000 square foot exhibit which is used by the Stephen Sillers Tunnel to Towers Foundation to educate people throughout the country about the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

MAY 10, 2019

UVU basketball: Madsen announces hiring of SLCC's Todd Phillips to his UVU staff

OREM — Head coach Mark Madsen has announced the hiring of Todd Phillips as an assistant coach on his men's basketball staff at Utah Valley. Phillips comes to UVU after nine seasons as the head coach at Salt Lake Community College.

"Todd Phillips is a brilliant basketball mind and a workaholic," said Madsen. "Todd has led his team to national championships and has developed his players into great professionals both overseas and in the NBA. He is a proven winner. From the first day I sat down with him, I felt his passion for the game. I am thrilled to welcome coach Phillips and his wife Bobbi to the Utah Valley family. He will have an immediate impact on this community and our players."

MAY 8, 2019

Wednesday’s Child: Miguel Is planning ahead, hoping for adoption

SALT LAKE CITY — Picking a college is a rite of passage for graduating high school seniors. It’s a time when the world seems wide open — the possibilities endless.

Miguel wants to major in computer science but has a passion for politics. On Wednesday, Lt. Spencer Cox. met Miguel to tour the Salt Lake Community College campus with him.

“Do you want to walk around the building and take a tour,” asked Cox.

The two talked of their mutual interest and Miguel’s plans for the future as they walked side by side.

Miguel knows what it means to have an opportunity and he’s determined to not let it pass.

“I’m going to be the first one in my college from my family,” the 18-year-old said with a smile.

MAY 8, 2019

More changes coming for Runnin’ Utes as Jayce Johnson reportedly headed to Marquette, Brandon Morley transferring to UVU

The Runnin’ Utes will be stocked with young talent next season.

They might, however, be lacking in the experienced size department.

Utah will reportedly lose two centers to transfers. Senior-to-be Jayce Johnson will in fact leave Salt Lake City to enroll as a grad transfer at Marquette University, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Johnson, a 7-foot, 235-pound big man, averaged 7.1 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game last year with the Utes. He’ll be eligible to play one final collegiate season with the Golden Eagles.

MAY 3, 2019

Salt Lake Community College: Lisa Hall Nord's inspiring story

(KUTV) -- Lisa Hall Nord had to re-examine her life due to an unexpected divorce after 23 years of marriage. She decided to sign up at Salt Lake Community College and now has two Associates Degrees with High Honors. She shares her amazing story with Fresh Living.

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MAY 3, 2019

A refugee, a veteran, an athlete, a mom and a widow: Meet 5 Utah college graduates who are celebrating their diplomas

For many of the record number of students Utah’s colleges graduated this spring — nearly topping 42,000 — earning a degree took tears and way too many tests. For some, it took decades.

The Salt Lake Tribune talked to five graduates about what motivated them and what could have stopped them from walking across the stage this week. Among them is a refugee who was raised by her sister, a veteran who battled PTSD and a mom who wanted to wear a gap and gown before all five of her children finished high school.
Here are their stories:

MAY 2, 2019

Utah bakery offers workers a second chance to flourish

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – For those trying to overcome addiction, or who are just being released from incarceration, the transition to a normal life can be really difficult.

But, there are programs out there that can help people overcome those obstacles.

One of them is called Flourish Bakery. Its mission is to do exactly as the name suggests for those it employs.

It does that by providing crucial skills to help stop the vicious cycle of relapse and recidivism.

At the Salt Lake Community College South City Campus students are full of big dreams as they lay the foundation for the future.

On campus sits a commercial kitchen where hopes are just as high, but here the goal is making the most of a second chance after learning lessons at the school of hard knocks.

MAY 2, 2019

SLCC grad: ‘It takes a village to get a middle-aged woman through school'

MURRAY — If Lisa Hall Nord could talk to her 20-year-old self, she'd tell her to follow her dream of studying graphic design in college and to complete her associate degree.

As she reflects on her earlier life, she acknowledges she wasn't highly focused on a particular academic goal the first time she went to college.

"I was going to college to get my Mrs. degree," she said.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Lisa Hall Nord's graduation cap and tassel is pictured at her home in Murray on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Hall will graduate with an associate degree from Salt Lake Community College after having lived in poverty and raising two kids.

She dropped out a couple of classes shy of an associate degree to get married. She and her husband had a son and a daughter and settled into family life. For 14 years, Hall Nord was a stay-at-home mom.

That changed when after 22 years, their marriage ended "suddenly and unexpectedly," Hall Nord said.

MAY 2, 2019

Students, alumni and faculty to be honored Friday at SLCC’s commencement event

More than 3,200 Salt Lake Community College students will be awarded degrees and certificates at the school’s upcoming Commencement event, scheduled for Friday, May 3, at 9:30 a.m. at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.

During the event, the college will also honor several community leaders, faculty members and students who have been selected as SLCC Graduates of Excellence. Honorees are as follows:

Distinguished Alumni Awards – The Distinguished Alumni Award honors SLCC graduates and former students for contributions to their communities and in their chosen professional fields.

Natalie Kaddas – Kaddas is the CEO of Kaddas Enterprises, a Utah-based plastics manufacturing company. Since 1992, she has taken many classes at SLCC to develop skills to grow her business. Kaddas is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which is offered at the college’s Miller Campus.

Mark Ellis – Ellis is a senior construction manager with Kroger Company and a lieutenant colonel for the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He received an associate’s degree from SLCC before earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, an MBA and a master’s degree in Military Operational Art and Science.

Officer David Romrell -- South Salt Lake Police Officer David Romrell, who died last year in the line of duty, will be honored posthumously. He was a criminal justice student at SLCC and served several tours of duty with the United States Marine Corps.

Legislative Champion – The SLCC Legislative Champion Award honors Utah legislators who demonstrate a commitment to advance and improve higher education in the state.

APRIL 22, 2019

Utah Valley's Isaiah White withdraws from NCAA transfer portal, will return to Orem

OREM — About an hour after Mark Madsen was introduced as the next men's basketball coach at Utah Valley University, the first-time head coach gathered his players and met them for a workout at the Nuvi practice facility.

So one week later, it's little surprise that he picked up his first win on the recruiting trail.

After flirting with the NCAA transfer portal, Isaiah White has elected to return to Utah Valley, a source with direct knowledge of the portal confirmed to Monday.

The 6-foot-7 sophomore from Rancho Cucamonga, California, averaged 8.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in 24.9 minutes per game as a sophomore for the Wolverines, helping them to a program-record 25 wins in 2018-19.

But when head coach Mark Pope took the same position at BYU, White wanted to see his options. Even after meeting with Madsen on campus — like all but one player did — White submitted his name to the national database, opening himself up to be contacted by other universities.

APRIL 22, 2019

Commencement Speakers Announced: Fisher, Fresno Pacific, Knox, Lesley, Lincoln, Midwestern State, Morehouse, Pace, Salt Lake CC, Simmons, Soka, U Hartford, UMass, U Montevallo, Westmont, Yeshiva

  • Fisher College: Francisco A. Ureña, Massachusetts secretary of veterans’ services.
  • Fresno Pacific University: Johann Matthies, director of mission development in Europe and west and central Asia for Multiply, an international mission organization.
  • Knox College: Bridget Coughlin, president and CEO of the Shedd Aquarium.
  • Lesley University: Anita Hill, a university professor of law, public policy and women’s studies at Brandeis University; and Beth Harry, a professor of special education at the University of Miami.
  • Lincoln University, in Pennsylvania: U.S. representative John R. Lewis.
  • Midwestern State University, in Texas: Tarkan Maner, executive chairman and CEO at Nexenta, a software storage company.
  • Morehouse College: Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners.
  • Pace University: Richard Plepler, former chairman and CEO of HBO.
  • Salt Lake Community College: Luke Williams, a consultant and expert on innovation.
  • Simmons University: Tiffany Dufu, founder and CEO of the Cru, a peer coaching platform for women; and others.

APRIL 19, 2019

SLCC or SLCC? The college application mix-up that put the spotlight on a Utah school….

A Louisiana student looking to apply to Southern Louisiana Community College accidentally applied to Salt Lake Community College.

Salote Halatoa shares how this story ended, and what out-of-state students can expect from SLCC.

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APRIL 18, 2019

SLCC names honorary doctorate recipients for commencement

Salt Lake Community College has named Jay K. Francis and Patricia R. Richards as 2019 Honorary Doctorate recipients. They will receive their degrees at SLCC’s May 3 Commencement at the Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City.

Francis is the executive vice president over Corporate Affairs and Miller Family Philanthropy. Richards is president and CEO of SelectHealth.

Francis studied business and communications at the University of Utah. He started an advertising agency and grew his clientele. After doing some work for the Utah Jazz, he accepted a position as their marketing director. Since then, Francis has held several roles with the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, including overseeing its real estate arm and corporate public events.

APRIL 16, 2019

Student who applied to wrong college gets free trip to visit Utah campus

A college senior who applied to the wrong college was gifted a free trip to visit the campus due to her fateful mistake -- and the power of Twitter.

Kaitlynn Lovelady, a senior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, initially thought she wasted the $40 application fee when she made the blunder and applied for summer classes at Salt Lake Community College in Utah instead of South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette.

APRIL 15, 2019

She accidentally applied to Utah’s SLCC instead of one in Louisiana. School officials gave her a tour to convince her it wasn’t a mistake.

Kaitlynn Lovelady didn’t realize she had applied to the wrong college until she opened her email and saw the acceptance letter.

It said: “Welcome to Salt Lake Community College.”

She said: “Where’s that?”

On Monday, the Louisiana native got her answer firsthand during an all-expenses-paid trip to Utah and a guided tour of the campus by top administrators. She walked through the library, the financial aid office and the basketball arena in Taylorsville. A pack of reporters followed closely behind.

APRIL 15, 2019

Woman who applied to wrong SLCC finishes free trip to Utah

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — The Louisiana student who mistakenly applied to the wrong SLCC finished her long weekend in Utah.

It was mistake no one would have known if not for a tweet Kaitlynn Lovelady composed went viral. It turned into into a free trip to Utah and college tour of Salt Lake Community College.

“I got to see snow for the first time ever,” said Lovelady, who had never been on an airplane or long trip away from her home state.

Lovelady and her friend Brooke Miramon got the Utah treatment, hitting all the hotspots in the state’s capital city.

APRIL 15, 2019

Student’s college application mistake goes viral, brings her to SLCC

SALT LAKE CITY — A student from Louisiana accidentally applied for the wrong college. Her story went viral and her mistake brought her all the way to Utah.

Kaitlynn Lovelady, at 21 years old, was trying to apply to South Louisiana Community College. Instead, she applied to Salt Lake Community College — the wrong SLCC.

Lovelady tweeted, “I just applied to SLCC for summer classes only to realize it’s Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah instead of South Louisiana Community College. Goodbye $40.”

APRIL 8, 2019

SLCC women’s basketball coach retires with 545 wins, ranking No. 2 at one school in Utah college history

Salt Lake Community College’s Betsy Specketer, one of two coaches in the state’s history with 500 wins in one college basketball program, announced her retirement Monday.

Specketer is leaving SLCC after a 25-6 season and a sixth consecutive trip to the NJCAA tournament. The Illinois native posted a 545-196 record in 23 seasons as the Bruins’ head coach, following two years as an assistant. Her move was “definitely not something that was decided in haste,” Specketer said in a school news release. “My experience at SLCC has been nothing but positive, but there comes a time when maybe you would like to do some different things.”

APRIL 8, 2019

Betsy Specketer, the women's basketball coach at Salt Lake Community College, retires after 25 years

TAYLORSVILLE — The long and highly decorated career of Betsy Specketer, the women’s basketball coach at Salt Lake Community College, has come to an end.

Specketer announced her retirement Monday, bringing an end to her 25-year stint at SLCC, nearly all of which was spent as head coach of the Bruins.

“I've actually been thinking about it for a little while now," Specketer said in a press release. "It's definitely not something that was decided in haste. My experience at SLCC has been nothing but positive, but there comes a time when maybe you'd like to do some different things.”

APRIL 4, 2019

Why aerospace industry might be the next economic powerhouse in SLC


Local leaders say that Utah’s aerospace industry could be the next big economic powerhouse for in Salt Lake City. Lara Fritts, director for the Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development, visited Good Morning Utah to talk about it.

When we say “aerospace industry” it can mean a wide variety of job functions and skill sets.

Fritt said Utah plays a critical role in defense and aerospace–jobs range from maintenance to manufacturing in both commercial and defense.

“Our local strength is design, software and control systems, and testing,” she said. “What many may not realize Utah has a growing aerospace manufacturing sector with a particular local expertise in advanced composite fabrication.”

APRIL 3, 2019

SLCC helps in-state Olympic athletes train and pursue academics full-time

Salt Lake Community College has joined with US Speed Skating to provide special, customized academic and training programs for Olympic athletes.

Most athletes coming out of high school can choose to do both athletics and academics in college. In the case of students pursing Olympic sports, it can be hard to study and train at the same time.

SLCC is helping those students pursue both full time with scholarships, customized class times, and training facilities.

MARCH 28, 2019

Which Utah colleges increased tuition the most and the least? Here’s a list of the approved hikes.


Several said there should be no tuition hikes at all. Others argued that a few schools should request more money.

In the end, after two days of intense back-and-forth, the board members that oversee tuition in Utah settled and approved some of the lowest increases for the state’s public colleges in the last decade.

MARCH 28, 2019

Do you know what ‘saute’ really means? This is how to do it right…

You’ve heard the word saute. Cook books and food blogs toss it around, but do you know what it really means?

Jeffrey Coker and MadiEsther Rodriguez share the basics about this essential culinary term.

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MARCH 28, 2019

Innovator, inventor, disruptor and designer to speak at SLCC’s 2019 commencement

Disruptive innovation expert Luke Williams will be the keynote speaker at Salt Lake Community College’s 2019 Commencement, scheduled for 9:30 a.m., May 3, at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.

Williams is a leading global expert in disruptive innovation. As a consultant, educator and speaker, he has worked internationally with industry leaders such as American Express, GE, Sony, Crocs, Virgin, Disney and Hewlett-Packard to develop new products, services and brands. He is also the author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business. Williams is an inventor and holds more than 30 patents and has designed over 100 products.

MARCH 26, 2019

Scholarships to US speedskating students at SLCC

(KUTV) -- Did you know that Salt Lake Community College offers scholarships to some of the best speed skaters in the world? Kari and Brooke sat down with SLCC's VP of student life Curtis and World team member skaters Danielle and Erin. Curits tells us the two different ways SLCC trains their athletes. They train both their minds and their bodies. Danielle and Erin also share how they keep up on their training along with how they find time for studying and being a normal student. They said that Salt Lake Community College's scholarship program has helped them become better athletes.

MARCH 19, 2019

Hmong students are among the forgotten minorities of higher education

If you are driving east on Florin Road toward Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California, you will pass under a pedestrian bridge that has a message permanently affixed to it: “If you dream it, you can do it.”

It's the kind of message I have seen in neighborhoods where aspirations far surpass resources - and in that way it is fitting. More than three-quarters of students at Burbank qualify for free lunches. A fifth of students come from households where Hmong is the primary language. The school has one of the highest concentrations of Hmong students in the city.

MARCH 19, 2019

Salt Lake Community College hosts mass casualty training

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah, March 19, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake Community College’s South City Campus hosted a mass casualty training Tuesday.

Utah Highway Patrol posted a thank you on Twitter:

“UHP is extremely grateful to @SaltLakeCC for allowing us to assist in hosting and participate in the mass casualty — rescue task force training today at their South City Campus.”

MARCH 19, 2019

Utah law enforcement and emergency services train for active shooter situations

Law enforcement and emergency agencies gathered Tuesday at Salt Lake Community College to take part in an active shooter drill inside the school.

The officers trained with realistic gunshot noises, simulated ammunition and hostage situations. The victims in the simulation consisted of volunteers, including theater students who helped create simulated wounds with makeup.

MARCH 18, 2019

SLCC hosts public safety drill with numerous law enforcement agencies on Tuesday

Salt Lake Community College is hosting a public safety drill with multiple law enforcement and fire agencies on Tuesday.

The 5-hour drill includes sounds of simulated gunfire, a large volume of first-response vehicles and personnel, and restricted areas at the South City campus.

The drill starts at 9 a.m. at 1575 S. State Street, parking is available just east of State Street on 1700 South.

MARCH 14, 2019

 Could a regulatory overhaul open up the gates for competency-based education?

The Ed Department's push to redefine the credit hour could make launching alternative programs easier, but stakeholders say safeguards are still needed.
Nearly 25 years ago, 18 governors gathered in Park City, Utah, and found common ground in the problems that plagued colleges in their home states. Their complaints are familiar, even today: There was too much regulation, too many hang-ups with accreditation and too much resistance to meaningfully improve higher education.

MARCH 13, 2019

Bill to help needy Utah college students with tuition, fees reaches final passage in House

College students of limited means would pay no tuition or fees for four semesters to attend state colleges, universities and technical colleges under HB260, which reached final passage Wednesday.

The Utah House of Representatives concurred with Senate amendments to HB260, sponsored by Rep. Derrin Owens, R-Fountain Green.

MARCH 12, 2019

The Place visits the Utah Olympic Oval and learns how SLCC is boosting brainpower within the US Speedskating Team

Salt Lake Community College offers a scholarship to qualified athletes involved with the US Speedskating team. Amanda spoke with SLCC's public relations director Joy Tlou to learn more about the program, along with sports science director Shane Domer to see how studying can typically be a hurdle for busy athletes.

MARCH 6, 2019

Salt Lake City honors late activist Robert ‘Archie’ Archuleta

A man who had spent his lifetime liberally making time for others, had finally met his ultimate time.
Saturday, March 2, eight days after his death, the late Robert “Archie” Archuleta was honored by a slate of dignitaries at the podium and stage of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, and by hundreds of other admirers, many of whom were family, friends, co-workers or colleagues, filling the downtown theater to near-capacity. Post-event, community members laughed, cried, chanted, and mourned, and were treated to Mestizo Coffee’s generous provision of coffee, cocoa, and baked goods.

MARCH 6, 2019

A new bill would let Utah students in need apply for a state scholarship, while reducing awards for merit and to study math and science


A bill that would scale back state-funded scholarships for math and engineering — as well as a popular merit-based award — and redistribute the money to support a new one calculated on financial need passed unanimously in committee Tuesday.

MARCH 5, 2019

Louisiana girl accidentally applies to SLCC, starts tweet storm

Politicians and schools are now playfully competing for one Louisiana girl's college enrollment after she mistakenly applied to the wrong community college over the weekend.

Kaitlynn Lovelady mistakenly applied to Salt Lake Community College in Utah instead of South Louisiana Community College when trying to enroll in a summer class. Both use the same acronym, SLCC.

MARCH 4, 2019

College Education for All, Regardless of Income - SLCC

(KUTV) -- Currently, the likelihood of a Utah child’s college success can be predicted solely on a family’s income. That has to change. Children from families in the bottom income quartile are four times less likely to graduate from college than their higher-income peer. Nothing has proven more effective in breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty than a college education.

MARCH 4, 2019

SLCC now offering culinary arts associate degrees

Salt Lake Community College has two different associate degrees as part of their Culinary Institute.

1. Culinary Arts (Baking or Culinary Savory Cuisine)
2. Hospitality Management Associate of Applied Science

You can visit SLCC and get involved by going to 

MARCH 4, 2019

Higher education officials make a case to lawmakers for college access, affordability

Utah college presidents, higher education leaders and institutional boards of trustees met with lawmakers Monday to make a case for legislative initiatives intended to enhance access to college and help make it more affordable for needy students.

The lunch, held in the Capitol rotunda, focused on two initiatives: the Utah College Advising Corps and the Access Utah Promise Scholarship Program.

MARCH 4, 2019

 Students Receive Hands-On Experience At SLCC

With one of the nation’s strongest economies, Utah has also faced one of its most demanding challenges: finding skilled workers to build infrastructure and increase economic growth.

But that all changed with Salt Lake Community College’s newest addition, the Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center, which embodies the college’s responsiveness to industry and local economic needs and serves as a reflection of its commitment to being a regional leader in workforce training.

MARCH 2, 2019

Louisiana college student accidentally applies to 'wrong' SLCC, hilarity ensues

A Louisiana college student made an honest mistake when she applied for summer classes - in Utah.

Kaitlynn Lovelady - a student at the University of Lousiana - applied to SLCC for summer classes on Wednesday, thinking it was South Louisiana Community College. However, it turns out that she really applied to Salt Lake Community College in Utah.

MARCH 2, 2019

Student in Louisiana applies to wrong ‘SLCC,’ some big Utah names respond on Twitter

A Louisiana student’s college application mixup could be the best mistake she’s ever made.

That’s according to hundreds of Twitter users in Utah luring her to the Beehive State.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette student Kaitlynn Lovelady needed a change of pace when she applied for community college.

February 22, 2019

New Program Helps Students Navigate College Applications

High school students’ next step is college, but it can be hard to get there sometimes.
Curt Larsen and Jeannette Hernandez Heltman share how the College Access Adviser Program helps students navigate the application process.

February 22, 2019

 OpenStax announces top 10 schools that have adopted free college textbooks

HOUSTON – Rice University-based publisher OpenStax announced today the top 10 schools that have served the most students with the adoption of its free college textbooks in the 2017-18 school year.
OpenStax textbooks are in use at 48 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S., and 2.2 million students used at least one of its books in the 2017-18 school year alone. OpenStax textbooks have been used by over 6.2 million students since 2012.
“These schools are driving access for all students by supporting the open educational resource (OER) movement,” said Daniel Williamson, managing director at OpenStax. “Thanks to their leadership and supportive campus communities, millions of students now have one less obstacle on their educational journey.”

February 21, 2019

Salt Lake Community College increasing college enrollment with Utah High School

(KUTV) -- Salt Lake Community College is making it easy for anyone to go or go back to school!
We have Curtis Larsen joining us from SLCC and Jeanette Hernandez Heltman, an adviser from Granger High School, telling us the first steps for finding a college to attend.
Salt Lake Community College has scholarships and grants making your education budget friendly. Utah also offers many Pell grants making it harmless to apply even if you think you're unqualified. 

February 20, 2019

Michelle Quist: Utah Legislature has some important matters left on its plate

We’ve passed hump day for the 2019 legislative session, which means the Legislature’s pace is about to pick up exponentially. They’ve passed the base budget, which is a lot more than we can say about the federal government.
So kudos to the Utah Legislature.
As the pace quickens, there are some especially important bills to keep track of.

February 19, 2019

In our opinion: Proposed scholarship could be an intergenerational poverty game changer

A bill that would open access to higher education for thousands of students is on the floor of the Utah House of Representatives, where it deserves a favorable vote on its way to becoming a law that could have a long-term impact on breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
House Bill 260 would create the Access Utah Promise Scholarship Program, offering students unable to afford a college education two years’ worth of tuition and fees at state universities, colleges and technical schools. The bill passed the House Education Committee by a unanimous vote, which we hope bodes well for its chances of final passage and the governor’s signature.

February 19, 2019

How this Salt Lake-based musician is bringing soul to the state

SALT LAKE CITY — Joshua Strauther, aka Joshy Soul, is a neo soul, vintage Motown singer — and he lives in Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake might not have the soul heritage of, say, Detroit, but Strauther is working to change that one performance and album at a time. Fans can catch Strauther with his band, the Cool, Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Gallivan Center as part of the Excellence in the Community Concert Series found in The Blocks, an initiative to promote emerging artists and establish downtown Salt Lake City as a premier cultural district.

February 15, 2019

Dean’s List: Women at Utah Universities

In 2019, women are still fighting for equality, and, according to WalletHub’s 2018 study, Utah is the worst offender, coming in dead-last in the “Best States for Women’s Rights” category. From income and executive position gaps to gender-based discrepancies in work hours and political representation, Utah has a lot of work to do.

February 13, 2019

Device containing SLCC student tax information lost in the mail

(KUTV) — A device that contained 1098-T tax information for students at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) was lost after the package was damaged in the mail, according to a statement released by the college.
Names, addresses, the total amount of tuition and fees paid, and the last four digits of students' social security numbers were on the device.
The college sent a text message to each of its students to inform them about the incident. SLCC does not believe there is a threat to identity security.
It is unknown at this time how many students were affected. 

February 13, 2019

Her friends were horrified. But a Utah actress has found new insight in playing a baker who won’t make a cake for a same-sex wedding.

Betsy West’s liberal friends were aghast when she took the role. They wanted to know how she could possibly play such a terrible person.
In “The Cake,” West plays Della, a North Carolina baker in a politically red town who doesn’t want to make a wedding cake for a younger female friend who is as close to her as a daughter — because the friend is marrying a woman.
The character’s beliefs are about as far from West’s as they could get. West doesn’t go to church, believes in marriage equality and voted for Hillary Clinton. The only thing more foreign to her would be playing a racist, she says.

February 11, 2019

Qualifying college students would pay no tuition or fees under 'access scholarship' OK'd by committee

Qualifying college students would pay no tuition or fees for two years under HB260, which creates the Access Utah Promise Scholarship program.
On Monday, the House Education Committee unanimously supported the legislation, which would cover costs of tuition and general student fees where federal financial aid falls short for low-income students who take full academic loads.
The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Derrin Owens, R-Fountain Green, would be available to students statewide who attend state colleges and universities as well as state technical colleges.

February 9, 2019

Gov. Herbert appoints Shawn Newell as newest member of Utah Board of Education

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- The governor appointed a new member to the Utah Board of Education.
Gov. Gary Herbert appointed Shawn Newell, vice president of business development for Industrial Supply, to represent District 10 on the Utah Board of Education, which includes the students of Cottonwood Heights, Midvale, Sandy and Draper. He's replacing Kathleen Riebe, who stepped down from the position when she won a seat in the Utah Senate.
According to a press release from the industrial company, Newell has been a valuable member of the company, where he combined his work ethic with a commitment to improving the communities in which he lives and works.

February 6, 2019

Multiple school closures and delays due to major winter storm

Several schools have been closed or delayed due to a heavy snowstorm Wednesday.
Here is a partial list as of 7:45 a.m.
Classes have been canceled at the following school districts:
    Granite School District
    Salt Lake City School District
    Jordan School District
    Canyons School District
    Park City School District
    Tooele School District
    Murray School District
    The American International School of Utah (AISU)
    University of Utah
    Westminster College
    Salt Lake Community College
    All Utah Diocesan Schools along Wasatch Front, except Ogden

February 3, 2019

Guest opinion: Together, we can change the future for Utah students

Scott, the first in his family to attend college, has money saved for his schooling but is worried about how he will balance academic demands and full-time work while pursuing an engineering degree.

Maria is returning to college two decades after dropping out to work and raise a family. She’s not sure how she’ll adapt as an older, part-time student.

We understand the anxiety of the Scotts and Marias on our campuses. National research shows slightly more than half of students entering four-year institutions earn their degrees in six years. For those entering community colleges with the intent of transferring to complete a baccalaureate degree, the odds are even more daunting. In fact, more than 25 percent of Utah adults identify as having some college but no degree.

JANUARY 25, 2019

Proposal: Some Utah college students would pay no tuition, fees for 2 years

OREM — Utah students of limited means would pay no tuition or fees for two years to attend state colleges, universities and technical colleges under a legislative initiative dubbed the "college access scholarship."

The scholarship program would be patterned after existing initiatives at Weber State University and Salt Lake Community College that cover costs of tuition and general student fees where federal financial aid falls short for low-income students who take full academic loads.

JANUARY 24, 2019

Sundance Film Festival at the Grand Theatre

(KUTV) -- The 2019 Sundance Film Festival is here, but the festival now expands way beyond Park City. Josh Elstein, Program Manager for the Center for Arts & Media at Salt Lake Community College, appeared on Fresh Living to talk about all the great things happening at the Grand Theatre for Sundance.

The Sundance Film Festival has been getting more and more popular, and with a need in the Salt Lake Valley for a large venue, the Grand Theatre was a perfect fit. It’s the fifth year in a row that SLCC and Sundance Institute have partnered to bring independent filmmaking to more theater goers as the festival grows in popularity. The Grand Theatre is currently the festival’s second largest venue (the largest in the Salt Lake Valley), with a seating capacity of more than 1,100.

JANUARY 24, 2019

SLCC’s Grand Theatre Returns as 2019 Sundance Film Festival Venue

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival will screen 19 films at Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre, Jan. 25 to Feb. 3, during the event’s opening and closing weekends. This is the fifth year the Grand will host moviegoers from around the world during the annual festival, which in the past has brought special guests like former Vice President Al Gore, Viggo Mortensen and Daniel Radcliffe to the Grand Theatre stage.

The schedule of movies at the Grand kicks off Jan. 25 with the Spotlight film “Maiden” and will wrap on Feb. 3 with the premieres of “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” “Velvet Buzzsaw” and “The Tomorrow Man.”

JANUARY 24, 2019

Single Murray mom's foster parent experience turns into a labor of love

Balancing the rigors of single parenthood and a full-time job may make some people wish they had an extra hand. But single parent Machelle Lake, who lives on the Murray/Midvale border, not only adopted one but four foster children. She has found ways to make things work while raising her family and working at the Murray Boys & Girls Club.

Bob Dunn, special projects consultant with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake stated, “After she had worked for us about a year and a half, we were concluding a fundraising event and I looked up to see Machelle walking down this long stairway with both hands full of boxes and balancing another one on her head. That’s how I picture Machelle visually in my mind, balancing a million things at once and yet getting it all accomplished with a grin.”

JANUARY 24, 2019

The Utahn's guide to seeing a film at the Sundance Film Festival 2019

(KUTV) — Some Utahns know and love the Sundance Film Festival that opens Thursday and goes through the following weekend.

Others have never attended a Sundance screening because some view it as pretentious, or overly artistic, or not for the common person or just intimidating.

Many of the stories in films are accessible and resonate with locals who are willing to have a new experience in theaters. And even if you don't like the films, you probably do like the $191 million economic impact to Utah from the festival last year. This is the result of 124,900 visitors to the state and provided $19 million in collected taxes for the 10-day event.

JANUARY 21, 2019

Cummins partners with Utah community college on technician apprentice program

Cummins has partnered with Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) to train service technicians working toward an associate of applied science degrees through the Cummins’ Technician Apprentice Program (TAP) at SLCC’s Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center.

TAP, a collaboration between industry and higher education, is a two-year program that 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.

JANUARY 20, 2019

2 Dreamers Bring Southie Coffee to Clearwater

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — They put their life savings into this place, worked overtime busing tables, bartending, picking up any odd job they could to open a business they could call their own.

So when the time came last summer to sign the lease on the building for their Southie Coffee shop on 1500 S Missouri Ave., they thought about how it could all be taken away in an instant.

President Donald Trump in 2017 ordered an end to the Obama-era program shielding from deportation 700,000 immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and grew into adults without citizenship. But as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, hangs in limbo amid legal challenges, Bella Rincon and Steven Gonzalez, both 28 and protected under the program, would not let go of their American dream.

JANUARY 17, 2019

Faculty Guild Expands Reach with Slate of New Higher Education Partners

Faculty Guild, an educational services and technology organization focused on improving student outcomes through purposeful teaching, today announced that it has partnered with more than 35 higher education institutions to help them reimagine their approaches to faculty development and support.

Improving student outcomes, particularly among underrepresented minority and low-income students, continues to be a priority for higher education. Effective teaching, including evidence-based instructional practices, coupled with co-requisite developmental education models, adaptive learning and open educational resources, has positive impacts on student outcomes. Research shows that while workshops, seminars and video modules can be helpful introductions to teaching innovations, these tactics alone rarely lead to measurable change and improvement.

JANUARY 17, 2019

SLCC, Cummins Partner on Technician Apprentice Program 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.

January 16, 2019

Sundance Like a Local in 5 Easy Steps

The Sundance Film Festival is about to unleash Hollywood levels of glitz and glamour into Park City, which will unfortunately be accompanied by major metropolitan area levels of crowds, exclusivity and general confusion/panic about where to find an affordable cup of coffee from January 23 to February 4. Ditch your FOMO at the door, people. Catch an arthouse film, gawk at freezing celebrities, take a few ski runs and get something to eat and drink without waiting all while avoiding Utah’s zany .05 BAC DUI laws! Sundance like a local this year.

January 7, 2019

Marketplace: RM Koemans Construction builds name in town

As a 14-year-old, Ryan Koemans did not have any idea his summer job working construction would eventually lead him to his career.

Even years later, building homes in Park City, Koemans was not sure what he would be doing for his future.

Now, Koemans is a licensed general contractor and the owner of RM Koemans Construction. He specializes in remodels for residential and retail projects.

He arrived in Park City 15 years ago with his mind set on becoming a member of the U.S. Ski Team. He left his hometown of Florence, Montana, as a senior in high school and moved in with a friend in Park City.

December 25, 2018

Homeless, low-income Utahns gather for steak, pie and good cheer

SALT LAKE CITY — Hundreds gathered in a merry and bright St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall for a Christmas meal of steak and pie on Tuesday, ringing in the event's 18th year.

Ahead of the dinner, more than 150 lined up in the misty, chilly air outside. Many wrapped scarves around their faces while they waited with their family members or pet dogs.

Inside, diners munched on complementary steak and sides of salad and vegetables as volunteers rushed by with plates of pie and other dinner guests streamed in.

December 22, 2018

Young Utah adults leave homelessness and couch surfing to restart their lives in these transition homes

Earlier this year, 21-year-old Cory was couch surfing and living part time on the streets, which made it hard for him to hold down a job.

Mason Covington — a 23-year-old who struggled with a drug problem before getting sober almost a year ago — had no job, no home and nowhere to go.

The future looked iffy for these Utahns. But both moved this summer to the Young Men’s Transition Home near downtown Salt Lake City. Now they have steady jobs and long-term goals.

December 20, 2018

The SLCC Culinary Program & Chef Franco Aloia

(KUTV) -- SLCC turns out amazing students as chefs who thrive throughout the country with culinary skills learned at SLCC. Today on Fresh Living Chef Franco Aloia and one SLCC student in the culinary program joined the hosts in the kitchen to whip up a recipe for Pan Seared Salmon.

Pan Seared Salmon Fillet, Soy Glaze and Brown Rice

5 oz. Salmon Fillets (skinless)
1/2 Tsp. Avocado oil (canola as substitute)
Kosher Salt, to lightly season fish Ground Black Peppercorns


1. Preheat cast iron skillet or heavy bottom sauté pan over medium heat.

2. On a separate plate, rub 1/2 Tablespoon of oil on each piece of salmon.

3. Season every side of fillet evenly with salt and ground black pepper.

December 19, 2018

Utah's population swells more than any other state following recession

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's population has grown more rapidly than any other state in the aftermath of the economic recession, show new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The recipe for growth in the Beehive State is unique, and young, growing families are the main ingredient, according to the numbers released Wednesday. In the last year, Utah had the highest rate of natural increase nationwide, a measure that considers new births versus deaths.

Thanaa Metwally's family in Murray is among those powering the expansion. Originally from Egypt, Metwally prefers Utah for its snow-capped mountains and the friendliness of its residents. She married a lifelong Utahn and moved to the state roughly 10 years ago, feeling relieved to find it was not the America she had seen on television, teeming with skyscrapers and crowds.

December 18, 2018

CNN Host W. Kamau Bell Coming to SLCC with Comedic Take on Race, Politics and Social Issues

 Salt Lake Community College, in partnership with Westminster College, will host W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN’s “United Shades of America.”

The event is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m., Jan. 17 at the Grand Theatre on SLCC’s South City Campus, 1575 S. State St., Salt Lake City.

Bell will give a presentation followed by a Q&A. Free tickets to this event can be reserved by clicking here. Doors open at 6 p.m. for general seating.

The Emmy-nominated comic is known for delivering incisive, scathingly funny commentary on modern society. Bell travels the country, offering viewers a look inside the various subcultures of American life. He first captured audiences’ attention with his thought-provoking, one-man show, “The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour,” and later, with his widely praised FX comedy series, “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.”

The multitalented entertainer also hosts the podcasts, “Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period” and “Politically Reactive,” as well as the live public radio show, “Kamau Right Now!” Kamau’s book, “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell,” will be released May 2. His one-man show “Ending Racism in About an Hour” has been praised by audiences and critics from leading outlets, including The Guardian and Time Out New York.

December 17, 2018

SLCC, US Speedskating Partner to Educate Olympic Hopefuls

Danielle Amos turned a childhood love of roller skating into dreams of someday becoming an Olympic short track speedskater, but reaching peak level to compete on the world stage is a full-time commitment and Amos, 21, once thought she’d have to sacrifice a college education to reach her athletic goals.

Recognizing many of their athletes are forced to choose between their Olympic dreams and education, U.S. Speedskating (USS) and Salt Lake Community College have developed an agreement waiving all tuition for USS athletes for up to nine consecutive semesters. The agreement runs through at least the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing and makes SLCC the official higher education provider for U.S. Speedskating.

December 9, 2018

Better than an Oscar: Refugee women in Utah recognized for self-reliance and individual accomplishments

To the 25 honorees at Saturday’s Self-Reliance Award ceremony at the Salt Lake County Government Center, the recognition was more valuable — and more personal — than an Oscar.

The refugees hailed from Afghanistan and Iraq, Sudan and Somalia, Kuwait and India, Congo and the Central African Republic, but what they had in common was the ability to persevere amid almost insurmountable obstacles.

Each framed certificate honored an individual accomplishment — from learning English, to finishing high school, to finding and holding a job, to supporting a family, and lifting others out of poverty.

December 7, 2018

SLCC Praises Western Wyoming, Athletic Director and Staff for Care and Compassion

TAYLORSVILLE, UTAH — There’s a lot that goes into running an intercollegiate athletics department.

Each and every program must be finely tuned to ensure that the department hums along, bringing positive attention to the institution and energy to its fan base. Of course, the primary mission of an intercollegiate athletic department is to create an outstanding experience for student-athletes, one where their experience is both safe and focused on developing them as well-balanced individuals.

The news is often times filled with stories of intercollegiate athletics devolving into a quagmire of negativity and animosity, emotions that erode the mission each athletics department around the country strives to uphold.

December 6, 2018

Postcards From London by Lynn Kilpatrick

Lynn Kilpatrick earned her PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Utah, and she teaches at Salt Lake Community College. These micro-essays are part of a longer series, “Postcards from London,” which she wrote after taking students on a Study Abroad class to London where she stayed at a hostel on Cromwell Road in Kensington. Other postcards are about Kew Gardens, The British Library, the British Museum and the Prince Consort National Memorial. Other essays from this series appeared online in New World Writing. She’s currently working on a collection of micro-essays about Idaho and an unsolved murder called Missing You.

November 29, 2018

Make the Perfect Homemade Chocolate Bark for the Holidays

Chocolate bark is a must-have over the holidays.

Chef Cynthia Alberts from the Salt Lake Community College Culinary Arts shares how to make it at home.

November 28, 2018

Online Learning Consortium Honors Innovative Projects

The Online Learning Consortium unveiled its annual Digital Learning Innovation Award honorees during its yearly Accelerate conference earlier this month in Orlando, Fla.

Three institutions took home top prizes, all for improving math courses. Arizona State University and the University of Central Florida earned plaudits for using adaptive courseware to improve student success in gateway math courses, while Salt Lake Community College was honored for striving toward similar goals using OER.

November 26, 2018

Technical, Vocational Training Becomes High-Tech

Jordan High students Rhiannon Adderley and Jordan Barrus tried out Utah Valley University’s airplane that was on display. Adderley, who is a junior, said they had learned about topics from engineering to aviation services.

Barrus, a sophomore, said, “I’m looking around, getting an idea of what I want to do.”

November 21, 2018

Public and Private Institutions Partner to Produce More Nurses, More Quickly

Public-private partnerships between universities and community colleges are growing as national demand for nurses with bachelor's degrees is increasing. The institutions are attempting to stave off a projected shortfall of more than a million nurses in coming decades.

November 20, 2018

Shining a pilot light on beacon technology

Why most colleges are only experimenting:

Determining the technology’s value

“I think the best thing to do in higher ed is to pilot, experiment and be aware of the technology, so that if it becomes mainstream and takes off, you’re ready,” says Brian Rellinger, associate provost for academic support at Ohio Wesleyan University.

November 20, 2018

Higher ed elevates CTE

How community colleges are rebranding career training to reflect advanced pathways and earnings potential

Community college leaders who have launched campaigns to rebrand career and technical education say they face a generational challenge.

November 18, 2018

SLCC math department wins national award for OER efforts

Salt Lake Community College’s mathematics department won the Digital Learning Innovation award from the Online Learning Consortium, presented Nov. 13 during the annual OLC Accelerate Conference in Orlando, Florida.

The award, which includes $100,000, recognizes efforts by SLCC’s math department and the college’s Faculty Development and Educational Initiatives office to incorporate free online educational resources (OER) into the school’s math curriculum. OER materials are online learning resources that can be legally and freely downloaded, edited and shared. SLCC’s OER initiative is dubbed OPEN SLCC.

November 18, 2018

SLCC math department wins national award for OER efforts

Salt Lake Community College’s mathematics department won the Digital Learning Innovation award from the Online Learning Consortium, presented Nov. 13 during the annual OLC Accelerate Conference in Orlando, Florida.

The award, which includes $100,000, recognizes efforts by SLCC’s math department and the college’s Faculty Development and Educational Initiatives office to incorporate free online educational resources (OER) into the school’s math curriculum. OER materials are online learning resources that can be legally and freely downloaded, edited and shared. SLCC’s OER initiative is dubbed OPEN SLCC.

November 14, 2018

SLCC Math Department Wins National Award for OER Efforts

Salt Lake Community College’s mathematics department won the Digital Learning Innovation award from the Online Learning Consortium, presented Nov. 13 during the annual OLC Accelerate Conference in Orlando, Florida.

The award, which includes $100,000, recognizes efforts by SLCC’s math department and the college’s Faculty Development and Educational Initiatives office to incorporate free online educational resources (OER) into the school’s math curriculum. ...

November 14, 2018

OLC Announces 2018 Digital Learning Innovation Award Recipients

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the recipients of the 2018 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Awards (#DLIAward). The awards were presented to honorees during last evening’s OLC Awards & Leadership Ceremony and Reception, part of this week’s OLC Accelerate conference, in Orlando.

November 13, 2018

Utah College Application Week with Salt Lake Community College

Kurt Larsen, the assistant vice president for student life with Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), spoke with 2News Anchor/Reporter Mary Nickles about Utah College Application Week.

November 8, 2018

College collaborations better connect Utah to the world, presidents say

As a research geneticist, Noelle Cockett's early collaborations with international researchers took place by snail mail.

"Needless to say, it was fairly difficult to significantly connect with international partners to set up collaborations that can tap into expertise from other countries," said Cockett, president of Utah State University.

November 4, 2018

Democracy ‘cannot stamp out evil if that evil is never brought to light’: Utah students' winning essays explore the role of a free press

When eighth-grader Arden Louchheim thinks about the Trump administration’s treatment of the press today, she sees parallels to her family’s past.

“Just as President Roosevelt did 75 years ago, President Trump is trying to only let citizens see one-sided news: the news that he agrees with. The current executives are promoting racism by trying to exclude people based on their race or religion,” Louchheim wrote this fall.

November 1, 2018

Riding defense and 'blue-collar' work rate, No. 8 SLCC soccer aiming new program high

McKenna Eaves knows she probably won’t see much ink or recognition, fame or awards.

None of that matters to her.

All that matters as the goalkeeper of the No. 8-ranked Salt Lake Community College women’s soccer team is keeping the ball out of the back of the net.

October 31, 2018

Frye joins Washington School House Hotel as executive chef

The Washington School House Hotel, a boutique property in park City, Utah, has appointed Ryan Frye as executive chef.

Frye started his career as a pastry chef. Originally from Memphis, he moved to Utah in 2012 to pursue his culinary career at SLCC Culinary Institute where he graduated at the top of his class and completed both the Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts degrees. ...

October 31, 2018

Halloween safety tips

To help keep kids safe this Halloween, Captain Gary Cox, the associate dean of Salt Lake Community College's Institute of Public Safety, provided a few tips for 2News viewers.

October 30, 2018

SLCC’s new Westpointe Facility Certifies Students Fast for In-Demand Jobs

Strategically located in Salt Lake City’s industrial Northwest Quadrant, Salt Lake Community College’s Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center could be integral to the Wasatch Front’s long-term economic vitality. This vibrant new facility supports the community’s training needs in a flexible, high-quality space that aims to benefit business, industry and the surrounding community for decades. SLCC believes this center will help fulfill its mission as Salt Lake County’s primary post-secondary provider of workforce education.

October 23, 2018

SLCC Hosts Men of Color Summit, Addressing Success in Education

Salt Lake Community College is hosting the Men of Color Summit, designed to help males of color succeed in education, on Oct. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its Multipurpose Room on the SLCC South City Campus located at 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City. Though it is a free event, participants are encouraged to register in advance.

The summit, focusing on how to make equity across the education pipeline a reality for men of color, will address the challenges, achievements and opportunities to attain academic success. ...

October 22, 2018

Salt Lake Community College Dance Company talks upcoming events

The Salt Lake Community College dance company is deeply involved in College and Community service, and in strengthening the educational/arts pipeline from middle school through undergraduate work.

We talked with Whitney Harris, director of the company, about upcoming events.

October 21, 2018

Ben Stein and university presidents featured at Global Forum Nov. 8

Utah’s five female university presidents, along with economist, attorney and writer Ben Stein, will be featured at the Utah Global Forum on Nov. 8, at Grand America Hotel, starting at 8 a.m.

Stein is the most famous economics teacher in history. This is because his iconic scene as the annoying economics teacher in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” -- “Anyone? Anyone” and “Bueller, Bueller” have become standard parts of the language of modern life. The scene was recently voted one of the 50 most famous scenes in American movie history.

October 18, 2018

SLCC Receives Grant to Expand Student Child Care Services

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Salt Lake Community College a four-year, $1.1 million grant to expand its Tim & Brenda Huval Child Care Center at the school’s South City Campus.

Funds from the grant, which is part of the federal Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) program, will allow the college to expand center hours until 10 p.m. on weekdays, hire more full-time staff, and add classrooms at the facility, effectively doubling capacity to 180 enrolled children.

October 17, 2018

SLCC Brings MythBusters Host, Career Advice to High School Students

Follow through. Be active, not passive, in your education. Diversify. That was just some of the wisdom Jamie Hyneman, of MythBusters fame, shared with more than 300 high school students Tuesday during the Pathways to Professions exhibition, organized in part by Salt Lake Community College in collaboration with the Wasatch Front South Consortium.

October 12, 2018

Hard Work, Dedication of SLCC Chemistry Students Attracts National Accolades

Salt Lake Community College’s student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) won the Outstanding Chapter Award for 2017/2018, the highest ACS honor bestowed on student chapters.

The award will be presented at the ACS national conference in Orlando, Florida, in spring 2019. It also will be announced in Chemical and Engineering News, the official ACS magazine. In addition, the chapter was awarded the ACS Green Chemistry award and designated a Green Chemistry Chapter for the 2018/2019 school year.

October 12, 2018

Photos: Exercising caution: SLCC hosts public safety drill

Emergency personnel evacuate a "victim" during a public safety drill at the Salt Lake Community College's Miller Campus in Sandy on Friday. The drill, which included multiple law enforcement and fire agencies from around the Salt Lake Valley, was designed to build communication and coordination capabilities as part of comprehensive preparedness planning.

October 12, 2018

Multiple agencies conduct active shooter training

Fire, police, and paramedics were called to a simulated active shooter scenario on Friday at Salt Lake Community College's Miller Campus in Sandy.

The training, which occurs every six months or so, gave officers and first responders some firsthand experience of what an actual shooter situation might be like.

October 7, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber Hosts Education & Workforce Forum

The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association, along with the Women’s Leadership Institute, hosted the Education & Workforce Forum: Connecting Business and Higher Education.

The event, held at Hale Centre Theatre, included a panel discussion with five of Utah’s exceptional university and college presidents including Noelle Cockett, president of Utah State University; Beth Dobkin, president of Westminster College; Deneece Huftalin, president of Salt Lake Community College; Astrid Tuminez, president of Utah Valley University and Ruth Watkins, president of the University of Utah.

October 7, 2018

Natalie Gochnour: Lessons learned from Utah’s mighty five college presidents

I spent last week in Washington, D.C., and witnessed the dumpster fire that is the Supreme Court confirmation process. As a U.S. citizen, Utahn and woman, I welcomed the chance to return to the Beehive State where civility still means something, and reasonable people can disagree, while still building a great community together.

My enthusiasm deepened this week as I had the opportunity to moderate a panel of Utah’s new mighty five — the female college presidents in Utah. ...

October 4, 2018

Utah’s five female university presidents share their goals, differences and experiences with sexism

When the moderator looked to her right, where Utah’s five female university presidents sat on a stage, she said: “This feels different than it would if it were five male college presidents. So there’s something we’ve got to dissect here.”

“What is it?” Salt Lake Community College President Deneece Huftalin asked with a hint of sarcasm and a bit of a laugh.

October 4, 2018

Before 'BlacKkKlansman,' an old Deseret News article that may have started it all

When a retired Utah sergeant told us about infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan, he broke a decades-long silence. Twelve years later, his story finally hit the big screen. Here's what happened between then and now.

As racist diatribes go, this one was a doozy.

October 4, 2018

Utah college headcount increases to nearly 184,000 students

Fall headcount at Utah's public colleges and universities neared 184,000 this fall — up nearly 4,000 students from a year ago, according to new numbers released Thursday by the Utah System of Higher Education.

The increase was led by 7 percent-plus increases at Utah Valley University and Southern Utah University, with UVU remaining the state's largest institution with its headcount nearing 40,000 students.

October 3, 2018

Grand Theatre puts on new-old production of cult classic 'Rocky Horror Show'

The cult classic and Halloween favorite 'The Rocky Horror Show' movie is playing this month at the Grand Theatre..

"If you aren't familiar with 'The Rocky Horror Show', there are opportunities for the audience to participate in the show by calling out 'audience lines', dressing up and using props," show director Anne Stewart-Mark said.

October 3, 2018

SLCC designer students turning household items into wearable fashion

When you think of glass, carpet, tile, wood veneer and wallpaper you probably think of home decor, but designer students at Salt Lake Community College are bending the rules a bit.

The students are using these household items to make wearable clothes.

October 3, 2018

Runway fashions made from from glass, carpet or wallpaper?

When you think of models walking down a fashion runway, you probably don't think their dresses will be made from glass, carpet, tile, wood veneer or wallpaper.

But that's exactly what Salt Lake Community College designer students are doing to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

October 2, 2018

SLCC hosts ‘Expect The Great’ college, career readiness event

Salt Lake Community College will host this year’s annual “Expect The Great,” a state college and career readiness event for African, African-American and black students, on Oct. 5 and 6.

The event, which this year boasts the theme “Build, Invest, Connect,” is free and takes place at SLCC’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus (4600 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville) at the Student Center building. The first day of the event is by invitation only for Utah college students. For the event’s second day, the public is invited to participate in breakout sessions and panel discussions about everything from financial aid and scholarships to admissions and transitioning from college to career.

September 27, 2018

2-Year Colleges Increasingly Enhancing First-Year Experience

First-year mentoring and support programs are common at universities and four-year colleges, but more two-year institutions are offering a variety of these programs to help students adjust to the college experience.

A survey released Wednesday from Ithaka S+R, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and the nonprofit Two Year First Year organization found that 95 percent of two-year institutions offer orientations and 87 percent provide first-year seminars to help students be more successful in their first year of college. These efforts are commonly referred to as first-year experience programs.

Two-year colleges were least likely to offer summer bridge programs, college readiness surveys or first-year mentoring programs, according to the report. But over all, 40 percent of two-year institutions reported offering some type of first-year experience program for students to help them earn their degrees.

Rayane Alamuddin, co-author of the report and an associate director for research and evaluation at Ithaka S+R, said the research into first-year mentoring and support programs show that two-year students benefit from them just as much, if not more than, four-year students.

September 25, 2018

How SLCC helps all students feel welcome

Salt Lake Community College has launched a new program to help all students feel welcome. Dr. Roderic Land, Special Assistant to the President at SLCC, stopped by to tell us about Expect The Great - a free college and career awareness and readiness event for African, African-American and black students and communities in Utah.

The event happens Oct. 5 and 6 at Salt Lake Community College`s Taylorsville Redwood Campus (4600 S. Redwood Rd.). The theme of this year`s event is 'Build, Invest, Connect.'

Oct. 5 is a retreat for college students only that includes a community service project, followed by leadership sessions and a social event

Oct. 6 will be a community event where everyone is invited

September 21, 2018

SLCC Tanner Forum on Social Ethics Hosts Dream Corps Founder Van Jones

 Salt Lake Community College’s 2018 Tanner Forum on Social Ethics is hosting Van Jones Oct. 9 at the SLCC South City Campus in the Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City.

Free tickets to this event are available at // Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 6 p.m., and at 7 p.m. Jones will give a presentation, followed by a Q & A and then a book signing at 8:30 p.m. Those needing special accommodations are asked to call 801-957-4659.

Jones is president and founder of the nonprofit Dream Corps, a “justice incubator” with the goal to propagate unique solutions that “close prison doors and open doors of opportunity.” Jones has led the nonprofit civil rights advocacy group Color of Change and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Jones is a Yale-educated attorney who has written three New York Times bestsellers, including “The Green Collar Economy,” “Rebuild the Dream” and “Beyond the Mess Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” Jones was also President Barack Obama’s green jobs advisor, and he was named as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “12 Leaders Who Get Things Done” and one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

September 20, 2018

New SLCC center offers new training for community

SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- Salt Lake Community College opened a new center to train people looking for a job. They call it the Westpointe Workforce Training and Education Center. Not only will it help the individual students, but the city believes it will help the community.

Located in Salt Lake City's Industrial Northwest Quadrant, the new facility will be integral to the Wasatch Front's long-term economic vitality. The new facility will support the community's training needs in a flexible space hoping to benefit business, industry and the community for decades.

13 programs are housed at Westpointe offering a wide range of short-term certificates and Associates degrees.

The programs include:

  • Composites Technology
  • Diesel Service Technician
  • Diesel Service Technician and Driver
  • Diesel Systems Technology
  • Engineering Design/Drafting Technology (AAS Degree)
  • Engineering Design/Drafting Technology (AS Degree)
  • Manual Machinist
  • Plastics Injection Molding Technology
  • Professional Truck Driving (CDL)
  • Solar Photovoltaic - Sales
  • Solar Photovoltaic - Installation
  • Welding Technology
  • Welding Fabrication and Inspection
  • Welding

September 20, 2018

SLCC Westpointe Center aims to 'close gap' of Utah's workforce needs

SALT LAKE CITY — As Gov. Gary Herbert's education adviser, Tami Pyfer frequently fields telephone calls from business and industry representatives who are searching for skilled workers.

"(They say) 'We need more. We need a skilled workforce. We support public education but there's a gap. How can you help us?' I really wasn't prepared for the enormity of the gap and this problem facing our business and industry partners," Pyfer said.

On Wednesday, some of those same industry partners joined in celebrating the opening of Salt Lake Community College's Westpointe Workforce Training and Education Center in Salt Lake's northwest quadrant.

September 20, 2018

SLCC officially opens the Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center

Utah lawmakers, along with industry, business and education leaders, received their first glimpse of Salt Lake Community College’s new 121,000-square-foot Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center during a grand opening celebration held on Wednesday.

“I need this as a father,” said Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes, gesturing to the Westpointe building behind him. “I need to have a state where I know my children will have good jobs and will be able to raise families. It’s things like today, moments like today, that are going to make sure we have those opportunities.”

Strategically located in Salt Lake City’s industrial northwest quadrant near Salt Lake City International Airport, Westpointe will be integral to the Wasatch Front’s long-term economic vitality. The unique facility is designed to support the community by providing education and training in key industries that are critical to the region’s economic success, including welding, machining, diesel systems technology, injection molding, composites manufacturing, commercial driving and other high-demand fields. The center houses eight classrooms, 34 lab spaces and a three-acre lot for commercial truck driving, along with more than 100 welding bays, a large diesel maintenance facility and an injection molding lab.

September 20, 2018

SLCC opens Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center

Utah’s Salt Lake Community College has opened the new, 121,000-sq.-ft. Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center.

The facility is designed to support the community by providing education and training in key industries that are critical to the region's economic success, including welding, machining, injection molding, and composites manufacturing. The center houses eight classrooms, 34 lab spaces, and 100 welding bays.

The college offers 106 certificate programs in CTE, along with 32 degree programs and 29 noncredit certificate programs in CTE.

September 20, 2018

SLCC Officially Opens the Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center

Utah lawmakers, along with industry, business and education leaders, received their first glimpse of Salt Lake Community College's new 121,000-square-foot Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center during a grand opening celebration held on Wednesday.

Strategically located in Salt Lake City's industrial northwest quadrant near Salt Lake City International Airport, Westpointe will be integral to the Wasatch Front's long-term economic vitality. ...

September 20, 2018

SLCC Westpointe Center aims to 'close gap' of Utah's workforce needs

As Gov. Gary Herbert's education adviser, Tami Pyfer frequently fields telephone calls from business and industry representatives who are searching for skilled workers.

"(They say) 'We need more. We need a skilled workforce. We support public education but there's a gap. How can you help us?' I really wasn't prepared for the enormity of the gap and this problem facing our business and industry partners," Pyfer said.

September 19, 2018

New SLCC Center offers training for high paying skilled jobs

Salt Lake Community College officially opened a campus near Salt Lake City International Airport meant to train the skilled workers Utah's corporations have been begging for as they expand operations.

In fact, the Westpointe Workforce Training and Education Center has been home to 450 students since the college school year began, said SLCC President Deneece Huftalin.

September 19, 2018

Test-Driving New Classroom Tech Initiatives

Professors share what they're doing differently in the classroom this fall -- and how they'll measure the success of their experiments.

A new semester means a fresh start, an opportunity to atone for past mistakes or aspire to new heights. Professors across the country want to find new ways to engage their students, and some believe technology can help them achieve those goals.

September 17, 2018

Women Now Lead Half of Utah’s Public Higher Ed Institutions

Women now lead half of the eight public colleges and universities within the Utah System of Higher Education, a percentage higher than the national average of female presidents of higher ed institutions.

This achievement was made in March after it was announced that Microsoft executive Astrid Tuminez was appointed as Utah Valley University’s new president. She began her first day on Monday.

September 17, 2018

Starting today, half of Utah's public colleges, universities led by women

It's official. Women lead half of Utah’s public colleges and universities.

That high-water mark was achieved five months ago when Microsoft executive Astrid Tuminez was selected to be president of Utah Valley University. Today is her first day on the job.

September 17, 2018

Let’s Do the Time-Warp Again! Cult Classic “The Rocky Horror Show” Comes to SLCC's Grand Theater

The Grand Theatre, sponsored by Salt Lake Community College, is proud to present Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, running October 4 – 27, 2018.

As a humorous tribute to classic science fiction and B-horror films, The Rocky Horror Show centers around squeaky clean couple, Brad and Janet. The pair innocently sets out to see an old professor, but car trouble forces them to seek help at the castle of the alien-transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank N. Furter. ...

September 16, 2018

More than $300,000 raised for SLCC students at Gail Miller Utah Leadership Cup

The Salt Lake Community College Foundation raised a record $320,000 for student scholarships at its sixth annual Gail Miller Utah Leadership Cup on Monday, September 10.

More than 200 golfers representing 53 teams participated in the event, making it the most popular Leadership Cup to date.

The event, which took place at the Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy, was staffed by more than 100 volunteers and 50 students from SLCC including scholarship recipients and athletes. ...

September 12, 2018

When Your Bachelor’s Degree Isn’t Enough

When Margaret Cooley graduated with a degree in recreational therapy from the University of Northern Colorado, she thought she would make a career of it. And she did—she made her mark in the field with clients in Colorado, Vermont, and Utah. But as her life circumstances changed, so did what she needed out of her career. “At that time, I needed something that wasn’t as many nights and weekends, and I needed something with benefits for my family,” she says.

September 06, 2018

A Quick Way to Land a High-Paying, In-Demand Career

Jacob Adkinson worked retail for 15 years. Then he took his first metal sculpture class at Salt Lake Community College and fell in love with welding. He took the SLCC School of Applied Technology's welding certification course, and just a few years later, became an instructor in the program.

Adkinson stopped by to tell us not only how fun and fulfilling a career in welding can be, but how lucrative it is becoming for even new workers. The average wage for a fabricator/welder here in Utah is $16 to $24 an hour, and that's $20 to $30 an hour for pipe welders. And there's not much competition; there are 4,568 job openings in Utah, that's 6% above the national average.

September 05, 2018

10,000 Small Businesses Program Helps Grow Local Businesses

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program has been providing training and support to small business owners, including many in Summit County, for several years.

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Park City resident Jon Beutler is the alumni manager for the 10,000 small businesses program. he explains what the program is.

“So, this is a program that’s sponsored by Goldman Sachs. A few years ago, they realized that small businesses need three things. They need access to capital, they need education and they need some sort of mentors or advisors to help them move along. Goldman Sachs invested $500,000,000 into this program. They are working with Babson College on a curriculum. Babson College, as you may know, has been the number one entrepreneur school in the nation for twenty-something years now. So, they developed a curriculum specifically for small businesses and we are one of 14 community colleges or cities, throughout the nation that deliver the program.”

August 23, 2018

Salt Lake County rolls out a program to help more Utah residents to become U.S. citizens

SALT LAKE CITY — More than 48,000 immigrants and refugees have achieved permanent and legal residency in the state of Utah — 22,000 in Salt Lake County — and a new plan headed up by county government aims to help all of them achieve full-blown citizenship.

"We are a state of immigrants and we are a nation founded by immigrants," Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said Thursday. "It is Utah's pioneering spirit that continues to contribute to why we are such a welcoming place today."

He said the success of the United for Citizenship initiative relies on Utah's "spirit of inclusiveness."

The campaign will make information about the naturalization process — including checklists, flashcards for study, and forms to request fee waivers for the $790-per-person application — more readily available to the populations that could benefit.

August 22, 2018

Female Presidents: Meet The Women Leading Utah’s High Education Institutions

Three of Utah’s higher education institutions have named new presidents this year. And while new leaders always usher in changes, there’s been one big change that the three institutions have in common: Utah Valley University, the University of Utah, and Westminster College named women to lead their institutions. They join the female presidents of Utah State University and Salt Lake Community College to make a group of five female higher education presidents in Utah. It’s an unprecedented leadership change in a state that has dire executive-level gender diversity. Here, we profile four presidents who are proudly leading their higher education institutions.

Noelle Cockett, PhD

Utah State University

Noelle Cockett was raised on a cattle ranch in eastern Montana, by a hard-working, dedicated woman who taught President Cockett to never give up. “My mother enrolled in college and received a nursing degree while raising six children as a single parent after my father passed away,” she says. “Her focus on education was influential in my decision to attend college.”

August 16, 2018

SLCC offering classes in Herriman this fall

Salt Lake Community College is offering classes in Herriman for its 2018 fall semester. General education courses in seven categories will be held at the former Herriman City Hall building, 13011 South Pioneer Street.

The hours of operation for the Herriman Center will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The new SLCC site has eight classrooms that will also house various student service functions, including a one-stop Student Services area, video conferencing for remote advising, student study spaces, full faculty support and free parking.

Students have already begun enrolling for classes, which start Aug. 22. With the opening of the Herriman Center, SLCC is supporting the college’s vision to strengthen the communities it serves through access to higher education. In recent years, SLCC has opened the Center for Arts & Media at its South City Campus and the West Valley Center site, and this fall it will also open the new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center in Salt Lake City.

August 15, 2018

SLCC's Grand Theatre features ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes'

As part of the Backstage at the Grand Series, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” is under the direction of Jim Christian, with music direction by Ken Plain. Performances will take place Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at 801-957-3322 or online at As always, junior high and high school students and teachers receive one free ticket with their school ID.

Written and created by Roger Bean, this smash hit off-Broadway musical kicks off the Grand Theatre’s 28th season. Tap your toes from start to finish with this musical trip down memory lane as we follow four girls from the 1958 Springfield High School prom to their 10-year reunion. With more than 20 chart-topping hits, this female quartet serenades us through their lives and loves. Packed with charm and sweetness, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear as the Wonderettes take you on their journey.

August 13, 2018

An Operation Rio Grande Success Story: Meet Fabian Yazzie

Every weekday, 49-year-old Fabian Yazzie wakes up at 3:30 a.m., hops on his bicycle, boards a train traveling to the opposite end of the valley and clocks into work at exactly 5:20 a.m. It's a long haul, but the formerly homeless Yazzie says it doesn't bother him.

He gets plenty of rest these days. Yazzie and his wife have a new apartment and, he says, a new lease on life.

"I've got a nice place to stay," Yazzie says. "Financially I'm okay. I don't have to worry about where I'm going to go eat or where I'm going to go sleep."

A year ago this week, law enforcement converged on Salt Lake City's downtown homeless shelter to crack down on rampant drug use and violence. Operation Rio Grande , as it's officially known, led to hundreds of arrests and displaced many homeless people to other parts of the state.

August 13, 2018

SLCC to offer classes at former Herriman City Hall starting Aug. 22

HERRIMAN — Salt Lake Community College will offer general education classes in the former Herriman City Hall beginning Aug. 22.

Classes at the Herriman Center, 13011 S. Pioneer Street, will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The Herriman Center has eight classrooms and will also house one-stop Student Services, video conferencing for remote advising, student study spaces and free parking.

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August 12, 2018

Salt Lake Community College's Promise initiative extends 'life-altering' tuition and fee waivers

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Community College Promise initiative is inching closer to the dream of a free community college experience for Utah students who agree to take a full academic load and meet income guidelines.

Now in its third year, the program helps make college more affordable and accessible by waiving tuition and fees of qualifying resident students. The program fills in where federal financial aid falls short.

To qualify, applicants need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, and be awarded a Pell Grant.

August 09, 2018

SLCC: Manual Machinist certificate program

Brent Smith from Salt Lake Community College School of Applied Technology tells us about their Manual Machinist program. Manual machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Students will learn the basic skills needed to fabricate, modify or repair mechanical and/or precision instruments through hands-on projects and computer-assisted instruction in a short amount of time. Employment may also include fabricating and modifying parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines. For more information visit

August 07, 2018

Utah has desperate need for highly educated, skilled workers

SALT LAKE CITY — Even as a legislative commission works to chart the future of the state's higher education system, Utah officials say the need for a highly educated, skilled workforce is acute.

How acute?

Harris Simmons, chairman of the State Board of Regents, said he plans to travel to India later this month "to find skill sets we just can't find here."

"I never thought I'd actually find myself doing that. We're a Utah institution and we've always been able to source locally but we have real shortages of highly needed skills. I could hire cybersecurity people all day long. I know that other companies are the same way. I could keep going down the list," said Simmons, who is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Zions Bancorp.

August 03, 2018

Many College Students Face Food Insecurity

SALT LAKE CITY – Many college students in Utah will be heading back to class later this month - and juggling high college costs and low-wage jobs, there is growing concern nationwide that this group doesn't always have enough to eat.

More than a third of college students face food insecurity this year, according to a survey by survey by Wisconsin HopeLab of more than 40,000 students around the country. Another survey of Utah State University students found similar levels of hunger on that campus.

Gina Cornia, executive director of the group Utahns Against Hunger, says those numbers indicate a problem more serious than the old "starving college student" stereotype.

August 03, 2018

Former Utah forward Tyler Rawson signs with Spanish professional team

An organization press release, translated through Google Translate, said Rawson will play on the FC Barcelona Lassa "B" team.

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The 6-foot-10 big man, who prepped at American Fork High and played at Salt Lake Community College and Southern Utah, averaged 31.2 minutes, 10.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 0.9 blocks last season for the Utes. He started every game for Utah in 2017-18 while shooting 44.8 percent from the field.

He most recently played in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas for the Orlando Magic. In four games, he averaged 14 minutes, four points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game while shooting 46 percent from the field.

August 02, 2018

How SLCC is helping low-income students pay for collegeFind out how you can get a diesel service certificate from SLCC in 8-9 months

SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – Salt Lake Community College is helping lessen the burden of college tuition for low-income students.

The Salt Lake Community College Promise Program’s purpose is to provide financial assistance to low-income students who attend the school full-time, but do not receive enough federal financial aid to cover their tuition.

Curtis Larsen, Assistant Vice President for Student Life at Salt Lake Community College, explains more about the program.

July 30, 2018

Find out how you can get a diesel service certificate from SLCC in 8-9 months

Salt Lake Community College offers 3 certificate programs and 1-degree program in diesel service systems.

• Diesel Service Technician (8-9 months)
• Diesel Service Technician and Driver (8-9 months)
• Diesel Systems Technology (8-9 months)
• Diesel Systems Technology, Associate of Applied Science (2-year degree)

The first three certificate programs start every Monday and the program is competency-based, so students can go through their program at an accelerated pace. As an example, the service technician certificate takes 750 hours, it can be done in 8-9 months. Tuition is $2.31 per clock hour. A student will pay about $2,300 for the whole program. The current median wage for Diesel Technician is $22.15. That makes the average starting annual wage around $46,000/year. The high demand for these skilled technicians has forced employers to become more creative in their recruitment tactics. They are offering higher starting wages, tuition reimbursements, signing bonuses and asking new employees a “bounty” to recruit their classmates and colleagues.

July 27, 2018

Job fair helps students, youth and refugees prepare for and find new careers

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah(News4Utah) If you're looking for a job, Salt Lake City is the place to be. Today, the city is holding a job fair full of opportunities for a wide number of people. Liesl Limburg, Salt Lake City's Development Project Coordinator, and Sgt. Brandon Shearer with the Salt Lake City Police, joined Brian Carlson, to talk about the different kinds of opportunities.

Salt Lake City holds job fair with emphasis on helping adult students, refugees and youth.

The Salt Lake City Mayor's Office in collaboration with the Salt Lake City Police, Human Resources and Business Development Departments will hold a job fair at the Horizonte Instruction and Training Center on July 27. The fair is targeting adult learners, members of refugee communities and graduating high school seniors, juniors and undergraduate college students.

July 23, 2018

 The best colleges for seniors in every state

The University of Utah allows residents 62 and older to audit many classes for $25 per semester. There is a $10 registration charge at Salt Lake Community College, Southern Utah University, and other schools

July 20, 2018

After poets raise questions of bias, Utah Arts Festival says it will work to ‘do a better job’ with spoken-word events

Performance poet Ryan Jones was nearly done with his set at the Utah Arts Festival last month when a white woman in the front row started heckling him.

She was irritated about the N-word, which Jones, who is black, said he uses as “reclamation.” The woman repeated the slur back to him, Jones said, asking him: “If you can say it, why can’t I say it?”

Then she started calling black people lazy, said Millcreek poet RJ Walker, who was in the audience and said he told her to shut up.

July 17, 2018

The kitchen skills all cooks should have

Congratulations to the winners of the SkillsUSA National Culinary Competition !
16 total students from around the country scored high enough to earn their CFC Certifications in Louisville, Kentucky last week!

1 st Place Secondary: Isis Prieto, Sheridan Technical High School, Hollywood, FL
1 st Place Post-Secondary: Ashley Tolley, The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

Last year’s SkillsUSA winner and current CIA student Julia Spondike was also selected to represent the USA in the culinary competition at WorldSkills to be held in Russia in 2019.

July 17, 2018

Legislative auditors ask colleges: 'Dude, where's your keys?'

SALT LAKE CITY — Legislative auditors burned the midnight oil making covert site visits to all state colleges and universities in recent months to assess campus inventory and security controls.

Staff from Utah's Office of the Legislative Auditor General discovered dozens of exterior and interior doors accessible between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m.

The entries "did not involve forceful entry," the 59-page audit notes, but audit supervisor Leah Blevins told legislative leaders there were several instances of doors that were locked but not properly latched. In at least six instances, doors were unlocked.


July 16, 2018

5 tips to survive the scorching heat


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July 14, 2018

Florida school shooting survivors and local March For Our Lives members, going all in on gun reform, call out Utah’s leadership at Sandy town hall

It was the fifth question in. And they’ve answered it before. Many times before.

“How do you respond to the argument that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun?”

The students onstage paused and looked out over the audience of 1,200 faces eagerly waiting for a response. Ryan Deitsch spoke first: “That argument is not saying, ‘We need to stay safe. We need to stay protected. We need to save our lives.’ It’s saying, ‘Let’s add more guns to the situation.’”

One man booed at the answer.

Kyrah Simon grabbed the microphone next and stared down the sole noisy dissenter as she spoke. “That argument honestly shows that someone has a far greater attachment to a gun than a human life.”

This time, the crowd erupted in cheers and jumped to its feet. A few people yelled at the booing man to “shut up.” Some held up their hands in the shape of a heart.


July 12, 2018

How much water should you be drinking a day?

SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) -- The heat is back up and it's expected to last for days.
Heat exhaustion is a very real concern. This past week a postal worker in California died from the extreme heat.

The key is to drink plenty of water. But just how much?

"If you are 150 pounds you should be drinking 75 ounces of water a day," said Terri Mehlhoff, Clinic Manager at SLCC Center for Health and Counseling.

You should aim to drink half your weight in ounces. Mehlhoff says if you're outdoors a lot or work outside you should be drinking more.

Tips to Help You Stay Hydrated

• Set water intake goal to stay hydrated
• Eat hydrating foods (cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelons raw broccoli and cauliflower)
• Monitor urine color
• Drink before your thirsty


July 10, 2018

Megaplex cancels event featuring Florida school shooting survivors

(KUTV) — Megaplex Theaters have backed out of an agreement to host the survivors of a school shooting in Florida a day after it was announced.

The March For Our Lives event was scheduled for Saturday night at the theater chain's South Jordan location at The District.

"Unfortunately, the Megaplex Theater has made the decision to cancel our event this Saturday night. We are heartbroken and blindsided by this turn of events, and even more so by the inappropriate behavior and intimidation tactics by outside groups that led to these circumstances," March For Our Lives SLC said on its Facebook page.


July 9, 2018

Five tips for starting college

If you’re starting college this fall for the first time, whether your 18 or 58, the process of adjustment can be a lot easier with just a few tips in mind. Follow this advice and you might just glide into that first day of class with more confidence and excitement than uncertainty or dread.

  1. Attend an orientation. Colleges and universities host several orientation events that provide tours of campuses and help answer any questions you might have about everything from where to find quiet places to study, where to buy food or get your student ID to extracurricular activities and where certain buildings are located.
  2. Meet with an academic advisor who can help you plan ahead to make sure you’re taking the courses that are appropriate for your major, to make sure the credits are transferrable (if that’s your plan) or to help you develop an academic path that is right for you.
  3. Once you have your class schedule, reach out to your professors to introduce yourself and ask what, if anything, you can do to prepare for their classes. Being more prepared prior to that first day takes the fear out of the unknown.
  4. Devise a financial plan or budget that takes into consideration the cost of books, transportation, tuition and fees, meals and other incidentals that come up during the college experience.
  5. Do a dry run. Drive to campus, find where your classes will be and walk to each building you will be using. You might find you will need more or less time to get to and from school than you thought.

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July 01, 2018

Auto Students Take Home Gold At SkillsUSA Nationals

More than 6,500 career and technical education students competed during the SkillsUSA Championships at the 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, Kentucky, June 27-28.

The SkillsUSA Championships is the nation’s largest workforce development event for middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students enrolled in public career and technical education programs.


June 29, 2018


Punk Rock Farmer Friday Live from Flourish Bakery at SLCC, GULB's Back-Farms Program, Live Music from Cinders

June 24, 2018

Commentary: Amazing progress for women’s leadership in higher ed

We have now surpassed the national percentages in terms of women’s representation as presidents.

Exciting things are happening in Utah in terms of gender and top leadership in higher education. Four of the eight public colleges and universities in Utah are now headed by women (once the new president of Utah Valley University arrives in September).

June 21, 2018

Snoop Dogg, Diplo among names announced for Twlight Concert Series

The Twlight Concert Series lineup has been announced, and it features some music heavyweights.

The five musical dates includes the icon Snoop Dogg and the dynamic Diplo. The Gallivan Center will host all the shows, located on the Salt Lake City block between State Street and Main Street and between 200 South and 300 South.

June 21, 2018


The 2018 Twilight Concert Series has been announced!

Thursdays, starting August 16th, the Twilight Concert Series returns to The Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City.

Full lineup and ticket information can be found at

June 21, 2018

Diplo, Snoop Dogg to be featured in Twilight Concert Series later this summer

Diplo, Snoop Dogg and four other acts will play Salt Lake City this summer as part of the Twilight Concerts Series, organizers announced Thursday.

After uncertainty that the annual concert series would continue, the event will return this year with five concerts at the Gallivan Center in August and September. The concerts are being put on through a partnership between the Salt Lake Arts Council Foundation Board and Broadway Media.

June 21, 2018

Here’s Your SLC Twilight Concert Series Lineup

The Twilight Concert series, once the darling of the summer scene in SLC, ran aground after the 2017 Season and the Salt Lake City Arts Council pulled the plug, presumably for this summer to rethink and retool. But Hark! Twilight is back, like a Phoenix RISING, RISING from Arizona. And it’s at The Gallivan Center even. Yep.

Yep. The Twilight Concert Series (now branded the real mouthful “Salt Lake Community College Twilight Concert Series) is back baby for it’s 31st appearance. ...

June 21, 2018

Broadway Media and Salt Lake Arts Council announce changes and lineup for Twilight Concert Series

The Twilight Concert Series is back this Summer, but it's going to look a little different. Jake Jensen from Broadway Media, and Efren Corado Garcia with the Salt Lake Arts Council Foundation Board, joined Midday to explain the changes.

Corado says this is the first year that the Arts Council Foundation will work with another entity to produce the event. They will be working with Broadway Media. This alliance has given the Arts Council Foundation the ability to put on the Twilight Concert Series this Summer, while highlighting Broadway Media’s expertise in concert production and promotion.

June 18, 2018

SLCC wants to help you get a career in plastics and composite making

If you are looking for a career change and quick job placement after graduating from a training program, the plastics and composites programs offered at Salt Lake Community College is an option to consider.

The plastics and composites programs are great options for anyone looking to train quickly and leave SLCC prepared for employment in a growing industry. There are hundreds of companies in Salt Lake County waiting for students to complete their training and get them into the workforce.

June 18, 2018

Salt Lake City man can cook what he can’t see — and it looks delicious

A few weeks ago Jim Reed baked an apple tart.

That doesn’t sound like news until you realize Reed can’t see the apples, can’t see the flour or any other ingredients. He is blind and he is a student at Salt Lake Community College’s culinary school.

He baked the tart — his first and picture-perfect, by the way — as a class assignment.

June 12, 2018

SLCC receives grant from Lumina Foundation Fund for Racial Justice and Equity

Salt Lake Community College received a $25,000 grant from Lumina Foundation’s Fund for Racial Justice and Equity, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, to increase public awareness and raise critical consciousness around racial and social justice.

From a pool of 312 applicants nationwide, Salt Lake Community College was one of 19 college and universities selected to receive funding from the Lumina Foundation.

June 12, 2018

SLCC Receives Grant from Lumina Foundation Fund for Racial Justice and Equity

Salt Lake Community College received a $25,000 grant from Lumina Foundation’s Fund for Racial Justice and Equity, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, to increase public awareness and raise critical consciousness around racial and social justice.

From a pool of 312 applicants nationwide, SLCC was one of 19 college and universities selected to receive funding from the Lumina Foundation. The grants announced today were in response to what the foundation saw as an urgent need to improve the atmosphere around race on campuses across the country....

June 12, 2018

Creative summer workshops with SLCC

Salt Lake Community College is offering affordable acting classes this summer for 7th to 12th grade students. They will be offering programs for students interested in being on stage or behind the scenes. At the end of the program the students will come together and put on a performance. There is no experience needed and any student interested can attend.

June 5, 2018

SLCC Taylorsville campus closed for one night due to flooding

The Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Taylorsville campus will be closed Tuesday night for flooding repairs.

According to SLCC spokesman Joy Tlou, a parking lot on campus flooded and a small amount of water leaked into the technology center.

June 5, 2018

Classes at SLCC campus canceled due to water main break

Salt Lake Community College announced its Taylorsville Redwood Road campus was closed for the remainder of Tuesday, June 5.

All evening classes and events are canceled.

June 5, 2018

Flooding closes Salt Lake Community College, cancels classes for the evening

A water main break at Salt Lake Community College Tuesday afternoon caused classes to be canceled at one of the school's campuses for the rest of the day.

The Taylorsville Redwood campus, 4600 S. Redwood Road, was closed and classes are canceled for the remainder of the evening due to the break, according to a tweet from college officials.

May 31, 2018


Nestled on the side streets near downtown Salt Lake City, hip-hop bounces between wood panels and a buffalo skull, which hangs from a colorfully rusting wall. Two speakers and a turntable are sandwiched between two standing rows of vinyl as the evening sun floods through the windows of Commonwealth Studios. Rows of photos still hang from the walls from the open studio and group show in April, many of which are a series of beautifully chilling portraits by Chad Kirkland.

May 24, 2018

SLCC creates, fills Director of Strategic Communications position

Salt Lake Community College hired Erika Shubin to fill its newly-created position of director of strategic communications and public relations.

Shubin brings over two decades of experience in public relations, event planning and grant stewardship to the college. She joins the college after a ten-year role as the public relations and marketing manager at Utah Transit Authority. Prior to her time at UTA, she worked at two local advertising agencies and served as the co-manager of a team of staff writers for the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee in 2001 and 2002.

May 23, 2018

Economists to Utah workers: Act now to get a bigger paycheck

To take advantage of Utah’s current economic boom, economists say workers need to seize the moment to secure better paying jobs or raises at their current jobs.

“Things have changed, and now is especially the time to perhaps consider going for a promotion or looking for other work, or asking for that raise,” said Carrie Mayne, the chief economist for Utah’s Department of Workforce Services.

May 22, 2018

Area high school students get first look at SLCC’s new, state-of-the-industry Westpointe Center

Around 70 high school students and 40 counselors from the Canyons, Granite, Jordan, Murray, Salt Lake and Tooele school districts were among the first public visitors at Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center.

During the hardhat tour on May 17, students learned about the 13 training programs that will be offered at the $43 million, 121,00 square-foot facility, which is set to fully open in August 2018. ...

May 22, 2018

SLCC hires director of strategic communications

Salt Lake Community College has hired Erika Shubin to fill its newly created position of director of strategic communications and public relations.

Shubin brings more than two decades of experience in public relations, event planning and grant stewardship to the college.

May 18, 2018

Diesel tech signing day for high school seniors

Students from the Canyons and Jordan School Districts teamed up with Salt Lake Community College to sign a letters of commitment to further their training in the Diesel Tech Pathways program.

These students have joined into the Pathways program, which provides them training and hands-on experience that prepares them to join the diesel technician industry.

May 10, 2018

How you can be successful in the solar industry

Currently there are over 1.5 million homes with solar installed nationwide and roughly 35,000 here in Utah.

Tony Stauffer, a professor at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), says solar technology is continuing to improve and because of that it is creating more jobs.

May 9, 2018

Textbook Alternatives Take Hold at Community Colleges

Institutional funding for a high-profile affordable textbook initiative in one of the nation’s largest community college districts is on track to run out as scheduled this spring -- but the program exceeded the district’s expectations by a wide margin, and efforts will continue in a new form.

Meanwhile, a Michigan community college is on schedule thus far to meet an ambitious goal for 70 percent of its instructors to be exclusively offering open educational resources in their courses by 2020.

May 7, 2018

Educational Asset: Salt Lake Community College is a workhorse of education and job training

Think about the people you encounter on a day-to-day basis: dental hygienists, medical assistants, construction workers, police officers. Chances are, many of them got their education at Salt Lake Community College.

That’s ignoring the accountants, doctors, lawyers, teachers or members of countless other professions who got their start at SLCC. When it comes down to it, Salt Lake Community College has, in one way or another, an impact on virtually every sector of the state’s economy.

May 5, 2018

From Refugee Camp to Medical School: A Somalia Woman's Story

A Somalian woman, who arrived in the U.S. as a refugee five years ago speaking very little English, gave one of the graduation speeches this week at the University of Utah.

The Deseret News reports Hodan Abdi, whose family fled Somalia to escape civil war, spoke about how she earned a chemistry degree and got accepted to start medical school at the University of Minnesota.

May 5, 2018

SLCC Graduates Encouraged to Find “Opportunity in Every Challenge” at 2018 Commencement Ceremony

More than 3,600 graduates, ranging in age from 16 to 69, were honored Friday morning at the Maverik Center in West Valley City during commencement exercises for Salt Lake Community College. This year’s graduates include 1,553 students who are the first in their families to receive college degrees and 144 military veterans.

Most of this year’s graduates earned degrees from the school’s General Studies program followed by business, nursing, psychology, computer science, criminal justice and health sciences.

May 4, 2018

Utah man reflects on journey from homeless veteran to SLCC graduate

Once a homeless vet, a Utah man overcomes challenges to earn a degree at Salt Lake Community College.

Aaron Hornok is one of SLCC’s standouts of the Class of 2018. He joined fellow classmates at commencement exercises at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.

May 4, 2018

Salt Lake Community College graduates 3,603 students at 2018 commencement

Utah’s top provider of workforce training graduated 3,603 students on Thursday as Salt Lake Community College held its 2018 commencement ceremonies in West Valley City.

Graduating students, faculty, friends and family members assembled in the Maverik Center heard from New England Patriots wide receiver and award-winning children’s book author Malcolm J. Mitchell, who delivered the event’s keynote speech.

May 3, 2018

Once homeless, Utah Air National Guard veteran honored as SLCC graduate of excellence

"Off and on" for three years, Aaron Christopher Hornok lived on the streets of Salt Lake City.

At times he lived out of his car. Other times he stayed with friends, at a shelter or he camped near streams so he could fish for food.

May 1, 2018

KSL Investigates: How to prevent crooks from using your cellphone number to hack your identity

Cyber crooks have another way to steal your identity and money, take over your social media and get access to your personal information and financial records. It’s your cell phone number.

It even happened to the former Chief Technology Officer of the Federal Trade Commission.

April 30, 2018

Let’s hear it from the ACS national meeting

Stereo Chemistry had its recorders rolling for four days during the ACS national meeting in New Orleans in March. Listen to our latest episode to hear what brought a wide range of chemists to the meeting, including a Priestley Medal winner, a hurricane survivor, and an (in)famous duck.

April 26, 2018

Artichokes a la grecque with Basil Aioli

Franco Aloia, a cooking professor at SLCC and Eli, a culinary student share a recipe for Artichokes a la grecque with Basil Aioli.

Grecque Liquid


  • 2 Quarts Vegetable Stock
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1 C lemon juice
  • ...

April 26, 2018

Aspen names new presidential fellows

The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program has announced the 2018-2019 class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a leadership program aimed at preparing the next generation of community college presidents.

The select group of 40 fellows, who will participate in a 10-month program beginning in July, will work with mentors – current and former community college presidents – who have achieved exceptional outcomes for students throughout their careers.

April 25, 2018

As C-SPAN’s bus hits Salt Lake City, here are the top 10 things you didn’t know about the public affairs network

It’s not usually the channel you turn to for reality TV.

But, minute by minute, it is the most reality you can find with your remote.

For nearly 40 years, C-SPAN has aired live gavel-to-gavel coverage of Congress and documented everything from mundane hearings to many of the most historic moments in U.S. history.

April 24, 2018

SLCC Scores NFL Speaker for 2018 Commencement at Maverik Center

Salt Lake Community College will honor graduates during commencement ceremonies May 4, 9:30 a.m. at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.

New England Patriots wide receiver and award-winning children’s book author Malcom J. Mitchell will give the keynote speech. Mitchell is well known for his role as wide receiver on the New England Patriots and helping the team win a Super Bowl in 2017, but in literary circles, particularly among young readers, he’s been receiving a lot of attention off the playing field. ...

April 24, 2018

5 local college basketball players on final NBA draft early entry list

The final list of players who have declared early for the June 21 NBA draft was released by the NBA on Tuesday, and five players with local connections are on it.

Beside the BYU duo of Yoeli Childs and Elijah Bryant, whom the Deseret News previously reported would be declaring early, Utah guard Sedrick Barefield, former Utah State guard DeAngelo Isby and Salt Lake Community College guard Keanu Peters have also declared.

April 23, 2018

5 local college basketball players on final NBA Draft early-entry list

The final list of players who have declared early for the June 21 NBA draft was released by the NBA on Tuesday, and five players with local connections are on it. Beside the BYU duo of Yoeli Childs and Elijah Bryant, whom the Deseret News previously reported would be declaring early, Utah guard Sedrick Barefield, former Utah State guard DeAngelo Isby and Salt Lake Community College guard Keanu Peters have also declared.

April 23, 2018

SLCC Back with Support for Twilight Concert Series

Salt Lake Community College this summer is joining the Salt Lake City Arts Council and Broadway Media as the presenter of the 2018 Twilight Concert Series, held each year in downtown Salt Lake City. This year’s lineup will be announced later this spring.

The Arts Council fully supports SLCC’s vision to be a model for inclusive and transformative education and strengthening the communities served through the success of its students. ...

April 13, 2018

US Speedskating Members Participate At FISU World University Games

The 2018 FISU World University Speedskating Championships were held March 21-25 in Minsk, Belarus. The Championships featured athletes ages 18-26 who are enrolled, at least part-time, at an institution of higher learning in a degree seeking program. Coach Lisa Hambly (Twin Cities Speedskating) led a team of four athletes during the four-day competition. These young athletes included Lukas Anderson (ASE), Alex Brewer (Direct), Fletcher Codd (Adirondack Speedskating) and Ilsa Shobe (Twin Cities Speedskating).

April 12, 2018

Local fashion designers are ready for the runway

Twelve graduating designers from Salt Lake Community College's (SLCC) Fashion Institute are ready to show off their collections at a runway event.

You'll be able to see everything from costumes, to outerwear, knitwear to bridal and even shoe making and more.

April 10, 2018

3 traits of a great mentor

Early on a January morning, I was writing in my journal when I received an email informing me that my longtime mentor Marlon Andrus had passed away at age 79. Professionally, Marlon was a banker and an investor, but by the time I met him in the late 1990s, he was a teacher and someone who had a profound impact on the trajectory of my life.

April 10, 2018

SLUG Exec Editor, Restaurant Owner SLCC’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni

Salt Lake Community College has named Angela Brown, executive editor of SLUG Magazine, and Manoli Katsanevas, owner of Manoli’s restaurant, as SLCC’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni award recipients. Both will be recognized during SLCC’s commencement ceremonies May 4 at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.

April 8, 2018

'There is opportunity here' and other takeaways from the 2nd annual Utah Black Affairs Summit

One of the things Joe Glovei, a black Utahn originally from Massachusetts, likes most about the Beehive State is the people.

“People in Utah are very friendly,” Glovei said. “Extremely friendly.”

Glovei lives in Salt Lake City but commutes to Price frequently. He is in the process of starting a leadership development program so he can help middle schoolers in Price on their journey through life.

April 4, 2018

SLCC president receives national honor for supporting student affairs, initiatives

Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin received the NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education 2018 President’s Award, which recognizes NASPA members’ outstanding work in the student affairs profession.

The NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) honor is presented to a college or university president or chancellor who has, over a sustained period, advanced the quality of student life on campus by supporting the institution’s student affairs staff and initiatives.

April 4, 2018

A great opportunity to explore your dream career in an arts and media field

The Center for Arts and Media at Salt Lake Community College houses more than 120 thousand square feet of hands-on lab work and classrooms where students can study everything from video production to graphic design.

The center itself is full of artistic character with some areas of the original structure dating back to the 1930s. Within its walls, students have a chance to get a hands-on taste of a number of disciplines.

April 1, 2018

From the streets to staff, Utah cafe offers opportunities for homeless youth

For some, there's nothing like a stop at a coffee shop for a fresh start in the morning. And for Hope Jones, there's no place she'd rather be.

"It's fun," she said while squeezing a bit of steam from a nozzle after heating up some milk. "I've always wanted a barista job, so this is a really cool experience."

March 27, 2018

Stories of abuse shared by survivors, experts at SLC panel

Salt Lake Community College hosted the Voices of Abuse Tuesday night.

The event aimed to bring attention to the wide spectrum of abuse that people go through, the ways they can recognize it and get help.

News4Utah’s Kim Fisher hosted the panel which featured survivors of child abuse, rape, domestic violence and psychological abuse.

March 23, 2018

Perfect Fit: Foreign-born workers help solve Utah’s staffing shortages

As a state that still keeps its pioneering spirit burning bright, Utah has always been welcome to those running from persecution or trying to build a new life form themselves in a new land. And as Utah’s foreign-born population continues to grow, it has become a vital part of the state’s booming economy.

Utah’s Silicon Slopes region is becoming an entity all its own, thanks to an ecosystem including a cluster of home-grown unicorns and big move-ins that have provided fertile ground for growing startups. But that booming industry has made it hard for companies to keep up with staffing.

March 16, 2018

Commentary: SLCC’s Westpointe is a solid investment in the Salt Lake Valley’s future

The expansion means SLCC will continue to be the primary post-secondary provider of best-in-class workforce education in Salt Lake County.

This fall the Salt Lake Valley will experience a milestone in technical education when Salt Lake Community College opens its $43 million Westpointe Workforce Training and Education Center.

Located near the Salt Lake City International Airport, the 121,000-square-foot building will provide space for collaboration with industry partners in multiple fields integral to the Wasatch Front’s long-term economic vitality.

March 15, 2018

Utah's low unemployment rate presents new problems for state businesses

For a long time now, Salt Lake City and Utah has boasted one of the country's lowest unemployment rates, sitting around 3%. Most cities across the country would love to have bragging rights like that! But, it also presents a challenge that the state needs to solve quickly. Jake Maxwell, the new Workforce Development Manager for the Department of Economic Development, joined Emily Clark, to talk about what those issue are. But first, we learned about Maxwell's new position.

March 12, 2018

SLCC head coach Betsy Specketer talks about NJCAA Tournament

The Salt Lake Community College women's basketball team is headed to the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament for the fifth straight year.

Head coach Betsy Specketer, now in her 24th season with the Bruins, just completed a 26-5 regular season and won the Scenic West Athletic Conference.

March 10, 2018

'Don't give up': Program shows students with disabilities career options for the future

For young people with disabilities, dreaming of a professional career can seem like a far-flung, unattainable goal. But a program developed through the Utah Department of Workforce Services is aimed at making those fanciful ideas into real possibilities.

When Grantsville High School junior Zane Rhyne, 17, was younger, he dreamed of being an airline pilot. However, about four years ago, his world changed when he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder that was causing him to lose his hearing. ...

March 9, 2018

Diverse group of players at SLCC hopes to continue playing together as they play for the Regional title Saturday

Their differences are striking.

Raised in South Sudan and Richfield, Utah, products of Houston, Texas and San Bernadino, California, and shaped by hometowns of Las Vegas and Spanish Fork, the Salt Lake Community College men’s basketball team has an eclectic mix that might seem more likely to clash then seamlessly mesh.

March 2, 2018

Company donates $400,000 to SLCC, issues a challenge to others to do the same

Mike McKay from Kenworth Sales Company and Rick Bouillon from Salt Lake Community College. They are here to make a major announcement and issue a challenge.

After Mike toured the College`s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center, he saw SLCC`s commitment to advancing education for diesel technicians, which then lead to the Kenworth Sales Company is donating $400,000 to Westpointe.

February 28, 2018

Kenworth Sales Donates $400K To Salt Lake Community College

Kenworth Sales Company recently made a $400,000 donation to Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center to help future diesel technicians.

According to SLCC, Kenworth Sales president Kyle Treadway was on a tour of the new center when he decided his company needed to invest in the students’ training at the Westpointe diesel technician program.

February 28, 2018

Kenworth Sales Company makes major investment in Utah tech school

Kenworth Sales Company President Kyle Treadway was recently on a tour of Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center when he decided his company needed to invest in the students who will soon be training within the Westpointe diesel technician program.

February 27, 2018

Local College Sees Record Number of Graduates

One Utah college saw a record number of graduates last year, and that's not all they're celebrating.

Deneece Huftalin shares Salt Lake Community College's growing numbers, and why it's a popular choice among students.

February 27, 2018

Salt Lake Community College gets $400K donation from Kenworth Sales Co.

Kenworth Sales Company President Kyle Treadway was on a tour of Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center when he decided his company needed to invest in the students who will soon be training within the Westpointe diesel technician program.

February 26, 2018

SLCC’s Westpointe receives $400K donation from Kenworth Sales

Kenworth Sales Company President Kyle Treadway was on a tour of Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center when he decided his company needed to invest in the students who will soon be training within the Westpointe diesel technician program.

February 26, 2018

Diesel Technician Program Receives $400,000 From Kenworth Sales

The trucking industry’s need for diesel engine technicians spurred Kenworth Sales Co. to donate $400,000 to the Diesel Tech Pathways program at Salt Lake Community College’s Westpointe Center, according to the company.

The money will be used for program scholarships, equipment and facility upgrades.

February 25, 2018

SLCC’s Grand Theatre welcomes Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale

Salt Lake Community College is hosting author and activist Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, at SLCC’s Grand Theatre on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. The free event is open to the public.

Seale will present the authentic historical account of the Black Panther Party and then participate in a Q&A. Immediately following the event, Seale will be selling and autographing memorabilia (books, posters, etc.) in the Alumni Room.

February 24, 2018

SLCC’s Grand Theatre Welcomes Black Panther Cofounder Bobby Seale

Salt Lake Community College is hosting author and activist Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, at SLCC's Grand Theatre on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. The free event is open to the public.

Seale will present the authentic historical account of the Black Panther Party and then participate in a Q&A. Immediately following the event, Seale will be selling and autographing memorabilia (books, posters, etc.) in the Alumni Room.

February 22, 2018

Trucking company donates $400K to SLCC diesel tech program

A local trucking firm "put its money where its mouth is" after making a major contribution to a statewide education program aimed at developing talent for the state's growing transportation industry.

February 21, 2018

SLCC Chef, Cynthia Alberts shares a delicious recipe for Tart aux Fraise

When it comes to French baking Chef Cynthia Alberts with Salt Lake Community College knows her stuff. She along with SLCC student Stacy Peronnet showed Big Budah how to make a delicious Tart aux Fraise.

February 16, 2018


Live music with Jay Williams, Food Alley, Spirit of the Andes, Urban Farm Report with SLCC Student Community Gardens

February 15, 2018

Teams prepare for maintenance competition

More than 60 aviation maintenance teams from around the world are preparing to compete against each other in the industry’s premier annual event, the Aerospace Maintenance Competition Presented by Snap-on.

February 14, 2018

More Than 60 Aviation Technician Teams Bring Skill and Camaraderie to the 2018 Aerospace Maintenance Competition Presented By Snap-on

More than 60 aviation maintenance teams from around the world are preparing to compete against each other in the industry’s premier annual event, the Aerospace Maintenance Competition Presented by Snap-on. The event is held at the MRO Americas 2018 Convention, April 10-12, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

February 8, 2018

Pilot program for homeless gets them into school and into the work field

People who are desperately looking for work are getting some help in Salt Lake City. City leaders and others are currently in the middle of the pilot training program to help people get back on their feet. Lara Fritts, Director of Salt Lake City Economic Development, and Zac Pau'u, Deputy Director of the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City, joined Brian Carlson to explain how it works.

February 8, 2018

Commentary: Robert Gehrke is wrong — there are more than three powerful women in UtahPowerful women are absent from lists like this because journalists like Gehrke omit them.

Robert Gehrke’s “perfect, absolutely definitive, no-way-you-could-argue-with-me list of Utah’s top 25 political power players” (Jan. 22) raises the question:

Are there really only three female “power players” in Utah? The answer is no. Powerful women are absent from lists like this because journalists like Gehrke omit them.

February 6, 2018

5 things to consider when choosing a college

Choosing the college that aligns with your wants and needs might rank in the top 5 or 10 for biggest life decisions for a lot of people. But making that choice doesn't’t have to be intimidating. Vice President for Student Life at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), Curtis Larsen, joined us to share his suggestions for choosing the right one.

February 5, 2018

SLCC alumni from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses to attend DC summit

When billionaire investor Warren Buffett speaks to business owners in Washington D.C. at the first-ever National Alumni Summit for graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, a certain alumna of the program offered through Salt Lake Community College will be hanging on every word.

January 31, 2018

Utah College Opens New Office for Diverse Students

A Utah college campus is opening up a new office for their growing number of diverse students.

Dr. Roderic Land shares how Salt Lake Community College is celebrating the diversity of their student body.

January 26, 2018

Running Program Builds Self-esteem, Life Skills

Winter creates a cold, bitter feeling outside, yet that doesn’t stop the students at Kearns St. Ann Catholic School from going on a morning run in the Running Forward program, which helps students build self-confidence by teaching them life success skills.
“Running Forward helps me stay positive,” 5th-grader Ksana Demet says. “The teachers are very nice and kind.”
Every Friday morning students in grades four through eight arrive an hour early to school to participate in the Running Forward program. The site leaders start with an opening lesson and discussion, which focuses on particular life skills and traits, such as treating others with kindness. Then students stretch, play a warm-up game and run, each time farther than last.

January 24, 2018

Local entrepreneur takes top prize in business competition

Eight minutes.

That's how long several small-business leaders had Wednesday afternoon to pitch their business growth strategies and how they would use $30,000 in funding prizes to advance their international business efforts during the World Trace Center Utah Pitch Competition.

Following the pitches, a panel of four judges asked questions and rated the presentations from eight of the top 2017 Export Acceleration Grant recipients on relevance, creativity, persuasiveness and potential for success.

January 24, 2018

Salt Lake Community College shares tips on staying healthy and happy this winter

Lorri Castro-Zenoni from Salt Lake Community College`s Center for Health and Wellness shared tips on staying happy and healthy during the cold winter months.

Tips on how to stay healthy.
• Wash Your Hands Frequently
• Stay Hydrated
• Eat more Vegetables
• Reduce excess sugar consumption
• Check your Vitamin D levels with your Health Care Provider
Eat foods high in Vitamin D:
Fish (Salmon, Ahi Tuna, Trout, Halibut, Flounder, Swordfish, Herring, sardines, Fish Roe), Milk (fortified) Almond Milk, Eggs, Shiitake Mushrooms, Cheese, Yogurt (fortified)
Tips on staying happy?
• Prioritize Sleep
• Plan time for physical activity
• Allow some downtime
• Have an attitude of gratitude (volunteer with a local organization)
• Spend time outside (walk the dog, snowshoe, hike, make a snowman (or woman)
• Spend time with others

January 22, 2018

How to make more during your career and help Utah's economy

Salt Lake Community College educates and trains more than 60,000 students each year and is the leading post-secondary institution in workforce development, all of which significantly impacts Utah’s economy.

Generally, for every $1 the state invests in public higher education, it sees a return of $3 in increased tax revenues, according to a recent report released by the Utah System of Higher Education.

After SLCC students receive their degrees and certificates, they continue to live and work and pay taxes in Utah.

January 20, 2018

With 4,000 unfilled tech jobs, a new state program at Utah high schools will be ‘an important investment in our future,’ Gov. Herbert tells Silicon Slopes delegates

These statistic came up repeatedly Friday, on Day Two of the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit.

In Utah, there are 4,000 unfilled technology jobs. On average, they pay $81,000 a year.

But the state’s universities are producing 400 computer science graduates a year. Even with lots of in-migration, the gap between the industry’s demand for skilled workers and the available labor supply is widening while more high-tech companies are lured to set up shop on the Silicon Slopes — an area of southern Salt Lake and northern Utah counties.

Gov. Gary Herbert laid out the state’s plan to fight that existing and foreseen labor shortage, saying school districts in three Wasatch Front counties will kick off his IT Pathways Program this fall.

January 20, 2018

Could this little white dress solve Utah’s prescription drug problem? Exhibit shows how protest fashion can help drive social change

Taylorsville • From black gowns at the Golden Globes to pink, pointy-eared “pussyhats” at women’s marches, it may seem like clothing is the newest way to make a social statement.

It’s not.

Fashion as a form of protest has — for centuries — been in vogue, says Melissa Clark, an instructor at Salt Lake Community College’s Fashion Institute.

Hoping to get students to understand apparel’s role in history and politics, Clark curated “Dressed to Protest: Fashion for Social and Political Unrest.”

January 19, 2018

Diversity, education key issues for Utah's tech industry

SALT LAKE CITY — While the rise of Utah's tech sector graphs like a hockey stick, leaders in the industry aren't squeamish about identifying what factors could derail growth or send it on a downward spiral.

On day 2 of the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit, education and diversity figured largely in discussions of issues that need to be confronted to ensure continued vibrance.

Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard took the main stage at the Salt Palace Friday morning and exhorted attendees to sign a letter to Utah legislators that includes some stark statistics reflecting current unfilled tech jobs in the state and the related upstream issues of lack of opportunity in K-12 computer science courses.

January 19, 2018

State, Silicon Slopes Launch IT Pathways Program at Summit

Salt Lake City—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and Silicon Slopes announced Friday the official kick-off of the IT Pathways program, including three pilot regions and the creation of an industry-led board to oversee the program.

IT Pathways is part of the state’s Talent Ready Utah initiative and is designed to fill critical workforce needs and ensure the continued success of Utah’s tech industry.

The three regions piloting the program include Nebo, Provo and Alpine School Districts in partnership with Mountainland Tech College and Utah Valley University; Canyons School District with Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah; and Davis School District with Davis Tech College and Weber State University.

January 19, 2018

Activist, Professor, Poet Nikki GIovanni graces SLCC grand theatre

Nikki Giovanni is a bold personality. And she’s brimming with wisdom.

As part of a joint effort by Westminster College and SLCC, Giovanni delivered a keynote speech that celebrated the human experience and shed light on what it means to feel in 2018.

Despite the pain many Americans have felt over the past year, SLCC’s Grand Theatre was filled with laughter and hope, at least for a night, as Giovanni candidly spoke on love, social issues, the current administration and the importance of proper grieving. Reassuring all in attendance that it is perfectly fine to cry. In fact it’s a skill.

January 17, 2018

How Salt Lake Community College is helping thousands reach their career goals

Rick Bouillon from Salt Lake Community College explained how the college educates and trains more than 60,000 students each year and is the leading post-secondary institution in workforce development, all of which significantly impacts Utah`s economy.

• Generally, for every $1 the state invests in public higher education, it sees a return of $3 in increased tax revenues, according to a recent report released by the Utah System of Higher Education.
• After SLCC students receive their degrees and certificates, they continue to live and work and pay taxes in Utah.

January 16, 2018

Radioactive Q and A with SLC Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Housing Director, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment on Lead in Our Drinking Water

Hosted by Lara Jones, Ma Black and Billy Palmer, tonight's show featured:

Lisa Bickmore, SLCC Poet Laureate, who will host a Q&A with Nikki Giovanni after her Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Keynote address Thursday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. in the Grand Theater, 1575 S. State St., SLC. Free and open to the public, you still need to reserve a seat. Click here for tickets. FYI, any empty seats will be filled by standby attendees.

A RadioActive Q&A with SLC Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Melissa Jensen, director of SLC Housing and Neighborhood Development(HAND).

Check out the mayor's housing plan: Growing SLC, a Five-Year Housing Plan, 2017-2021

L.A. Times Op-Ed: What if L.A.'s homeless population were a city?

DACA update with Deyvid Morales, creator of the DACA Scholars app

Protecting children from lead poisoning with Denni Cawley of Utah Physicians for a Health Environment and Annie Blake, Utah Lead Coalition.

UPHE has been awarded its first federal grant from the EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program. This is especially important after reports on lead being present in the drinking water of more than 200 Utah schools and Utah ranked #3 in the nation for toxic releases. UPHE is co-chair of the Utah Lead Coalition, which is working to identify more children at risk for lead poisoning.

January 16, 2018

Former UHP Trooper shares his experience with new recruits in the classrom

SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) He spent two decades investigating criminals and crime. Now he spends his time teaching the next generation of law officers. We learn how Rich Montanez went from investigator to instructor in this week's Behind the Badge report.

"You will need your weapon and gun belt that day because we will be doing a lot of dry firing on that day." Rich Montanez is a teacher and the program coordinator for the Salt Lake Community College Law Enforcement Academy. "Make sure you get that report in on time." The former UHP Trooper and Investigator who retired after two decades of work - had an exciting career. "I liked helping people. I liked making sure people were safe. And I liked solving crimes. That was a big interest for me - solving crimes." And he did a lot of that. Through his job at UHP - he worked with several task forces like FBI violent crimes, fugitive apprehension, the Metro Gang Unit, Homeland Security, and the Governor's Detail. "I wasn't just in one area or one unit - I had the opportunity to move around quit a bit - so my time went by fast. And I gained a lot of knowledge moving from department to department." And the 58-year-old says a lot of his work involved long hours and long days of investigating. "There's a lot of leg work you have to do." "It's not as glamorous as it looks like on TV." And sometimes it was rather dangerous. "As we pulled into the alley way we got shot at. We took probably four or five rounds in the vehicle." "The bullet landed probably an inch above my head."

January 11, 2018

Why you'll want to catch a Sundance movie at The Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre on Salt Lake Community College’s South City Campus will once again host filmmakers and international audiences during the annual Sundance Film Festival in January. Seth Miller explains how the Grand Theatre became involved.

The Sundance Film Festival has been getting more and more popular, and with a need in the Salt Lake Valley for a large venue, the Grand Theatre was a perfect fit. It’s the fourth year in a row that SLCC and Sundance Institute have partnered to bring independent filmmaking to more theater goers as the festival grows in popularity.

January 11, 2018

Your Weekend: MLK celebrations, a Steve Martin musical and a whole bunch of laughs

SALT LAKE CITY — A three-day weekend is upon us — thank you, Martin Luther King Jr. — and that means there's extra time to enjoy all the festivities taking place throughout the Beehive State, ranging from MLK celebrations to a bluegrass-infused musical written by comedian/banjo extraordinare Steve Martin.

Wasatch Improv Festival

If you’re looking to get a good laugh in this weekend, you might consider attending the inaugural Wasatch Improv Festival, which will bring troupes and performers throughout the United States to Midvale. The performers will work with some of Utah's top teams to put on a series of shows throughout the three-day festival. Each night, audience members will have a chance to see 10 different troupes performing a variety of improv styles at the Midvale Performing Arts Center, 695 W. 7720 South, Midvale, $8 (801-824-0523 or

January 2, 2018

Enjoy the Sundance Film Festival a Little Closer to Home

Park City is packed this time of year for the Sundance Film Festival. What you may not know is, you don't have to brave those crowds to enjoy it.

Richard Scott shares information about the Grand Theatre on the campus of Salt Lake Community College, which is the festival's second largest venue.

January 2, 2018

SLCC and Westminster College Host Celebrated Poet, Activist Nikki Giovanni

Salt Lake Community College and Westminster College welcome celebrated poet, writer, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni to SLCC’s Grand Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., as the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Keynote speaker. The ticketed event is free and open to the public. Seats may be reserved online at

Giovanni will read from her latest works, then be joined by SLCC Poet Laureate, Lisa Bickmore for a follow-up conversation. This special event is part of each institution’s 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and the Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series hosted by Westminster College. Westminster and SLCC partnered to bring Giovanni, one of the most prominent American poets, to Utah – making her inspiring words and presence available to the community.

December 17, 2017

Op-ed: Desire and opportunity — both are needed for success

Over the last few months, I’ve had the unique opportunity to witness firsthand several programs and partners that are changing people’s lives. This has reinforced my opinion that success is achieved when desire and opportunity intersect. The opportunity can come from anywhere, but in the world where I work, they usually come from multiple partners working together to support a common goal. These partners includes education, government, nonprofit organizations and businesses.

Two months ago, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and I listened to four single moms tell us their stories. Some had battled domestic violence, drug addiction, depression or homelessness. It was inspiring to see the desire to climb out of their challenging situations. Just last month, these women graduated from the Invest In You Too program, a partnership between Workforce Services, Salt Lake Community College and the medical manufacturing industry....

December 13, 2017

Kragthorpe: SLCC coach is on pace to become Utah's all-time wins leader at one school
As Bruins’ Betsy Specketer has reached 500-win plateau, she has built a nationally known program.

Betsy Specketer spent a lot less time worrying about someday reaching 500 victories as the Salt Lake Community College women’s basketball coach than she did about being stuck on that number for one game too many.

The celebration of her achievement came during the Bruins’ next home appearance in late November and was a nice occasion, except the visiting Casper (Wyo.) College Thunderbirds didn’t play along. “My mind was just on that game, and we end up losing that game,” Specketer said. “That’s what keeps you up at night: ‘What could I have done differently?’ ”

December 12, 2017

Winter Vegetable Stew

Franco Aloia, Assistant Professor of Culinary Arts of Salt Lake Community College and David Chen, student, joined us with a delicious winter vegetable stew recipe and told us what the difference between that and soup is.

Soup can be anything from a light broth to a rich, creamy or meaty menu item that can be eaten with a spoon. Soup can often be served hot or cold and you see it on menus as a puree, bisque or velutes. A stew is basically soup with larger pieces chunks and bites. In most cases the stew is made with the intention of having each ingredient contributing to the final product but, also able to be enjoyed on its own with each bite.

Winter Vegetable Stew
Yield: 12 Servings/3 Quarts

  • 2 quarts Vegetable broth
  • ...

December 6, 2017

Salt Lake Community College faculty team honored for digital learning innovation

A Salt Lake Community College faculty-led team has been honored for innovations in digital learning that are helping students succeed academically and cut textbook expenses.

SLCC’s educators were among 10 faculty-led teams selected from among 60 submissions in the Online Learning Consortium’s DLIAward competition. The team was honored for adoption of digital courseware.

Their initiative, Open SLCC, is a national leader in the use of open educational resources. More than 1,400 course sections at Salt Lake Community College use open educational resources instead of traditional, more costly textbooks.

December 1, 2017

Utah-Hawaii game showcases former national championship teammates at SLCC

Hawaii’s Gibson Johnson and Utah’s Tyler Rawson helped Salt Lake Community College win a national championship in 2016. They became good friends and even shared an apartment along the way.

Common ground also includes being Utah high school graduates. Johnson went to Viewmont and Rawson attended American Fork. Neither, though, was highly recruited before their success at SLCC.

Now, they’re both starters and seniors at college basketball’s highest level — second-leading scorers on their teams as a matter of fact.

November 30, 2017

Piggett pens ‘really accessible’ music thanks to members’ jazz theory backgrounds
Local Sounds • Four of the five group members met in SLCC’s music program, and “we all know what we are doing.”

When Scott Seibert stepped away from the piano in junior high, he had no intention of returning to the keys, nor did he imagine that as an adult, he would be working toward a full-fledged career that would see him once again at the piano. A musician pursuing a double major in jazz performance and jazz composition at the University of Utah, Seibert founded local band Piggett in the summer of 2016.

The band performs at Metro Music Hall this Wednesday.

“[Our music] is a lot different from most local bands,” Seibert said. “It’s musically interesting, but it is also really accessible....

November 29, 2017

SLCC Receives National Digital Learning Innovation Award

A faculty-led team at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) received a 2017 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. SLCC’s team was one of three institutions and ten faculty-led teams selected from among 60 submissions in year two of the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) DLIAward competition.

SLCC’s own initiative, Open SLCC, is nationally recognized as a leader in the use of open educational resources (OER), with over 1,400 sections that use OER instead of traditional, more costly textbooks.

November 27, 2017

The End Of The Hundred Dollar Textbook

If you’ve ever taken a college course you know the shock of textbook prices. They can set a student back thousands of dollars each year and some of them hardly get used. But, there might be a better option.

In an entry level math course at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Brenda Gardner, the professor, sketches out an equation on the board.

“It was $120 for a new math textbook," Gardner says.

November 22, 2017

How Utah's child care shortage impacts the gender wage gap

In a perfect world, Ashleigh would be able to stay at home and "watch her kids grow up."

But her husband's $14 per hour wage as a foreman/maintenance man isn't enough to make ends meet for the family of four.

Ashleigh, 23, has thought about working at night so she could be home during the day with her 3-year-old and 1-year-old, but it's hard to walk away from her receptionist job that pays $11.50 an hour — a decent wage in Kanab, a small tourism-fueled town nestled on the Utah/Arizona border.

November 20, 2017

NWCCU Task Force Spearheading Department of Education Renewal Process Schedules Town Hall Meetings

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has announced a series of regional Town Hall Meetings to solicit member feedback and public comment as part of the renewal process for recognition by the US Department of Education. Town Halls will be held in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

The Task Force is led by Randy Aliment, a Public Member of the Commission. Task Force members include institutional representatives: Deneece Huftalin, President of Salt Lake Community College; Marc Johnson, President of the University of Nevada, Reno; and Steven Olswang, President of Washington Technology University. Participating on behalf of NWCCU are President Marlene Moore, Senior Fellow Mac Powell, and Senior Vice President Les Steele.

November 16, 2017

OLC Announces 2017 Digital Learning Innovation Award Recipients

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the recipients of the 2017 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Awards (#DLIAward). The awards were presented to honorees today during the OLC Accelerate conference, in Orlando.

"This year's field of OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award recipients reveals the diverse challenges being addressed through innovative uses of digital courseware," said Kathleen S. Ives, D.M., CEO and executive director, Online Learning Consortium.

November 16, 2017

Huftalin, Pathfinders Honored at 2017 ATHENA Awards

On Wednesday, the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing statewide business association, honored Dr. Deneece Huftalin as the 2017 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient at this year’s Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon at the Little America Hotel. The ATHENA Leadership Award is a prestigious national award presented annually to an active member of the Salt Lake Chamber who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in business. Each recipient must also provide valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and assist women in reaching their full leadership potential. “Deneece is a collaborator, a leader, and she inspires everyone around her. She is one of those rare individuals who go beyond the call of duty,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber.

November 15, 2017

SLCC president honored for 'bold and brave' leadership

For the better part of 25 years, Deneece Huftalin has been a trailblazer in the business community and a strong advocate in the field of higher education.

When she began her career at Salt Lake Community College, she said was buoyed by people who saw her potential and gave her opportunities to become successful — pushing her to take on roles she may not have thought she was capable of at the time.

November 10, 2017

College Application Week

November 9, 2017

Charity drive puts car keys in hands of veterans

Until recently, David Aullman and Justin Dredge were strangers to one another, despite their many commonalities.

Both are veterans: Aullman served in the Persian Gulf War with the Army; Dredge did two tours of duty in Iraq with the Marines.

Both struggle today as a direct result of their military service: Aullman battles post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that he says contributed to him losing his job in 2014; Dredge is 90 percent disabled, the work of a suicide bomber, he said.

November 7, 2017

What your student needs to know about Utah college application month

Deneece Huftalin, President of Salt Lake Community College says it is an important time of year for high school seniors. She says now is the time for them to fill out an application and to seek out grant money. If you would like more information about Utah College Application Month go to

November 2, 2017

Reps. Love and Fudge sponsor bill to update higher ed reporting

Representatives Mia Love (R-UT) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH) recently introduced important bipartisan legislation to update and modernize the information reported by U.S. institutions of higher education.

This will give students and their families the information they need to make informed decisions as they pursue further education.

The Comprehensive Student Achievement Information Act of 2017 (H.R. 4125) adjusts the outdated reporting requirements of community colleges to ensure more granular and accurate information is presented regarding completion rates. Updated requirements would present a more accurate image of student attendance patterns, completion times, and the relationship between the two.

November 1, 2017

Student Asks His Professor For Help Asking A Girl Out & Succeeds

A student learned a lesson in love from his university professor when he needed help asking a girl on a date.

Jake Moreno, 22, asked Shannon Atkinson, a philosophy in religion professor at Salt Lake Community College in Utah, to assist him in drafting a text to his crush, Buzzfeed News reports.

November 1, 2017

SLCC’s Grand Theatre Partner in Double-Bill Christmas Production

Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre, in partnership with the University of Utah School of Music and Sinfonia, is proud to present “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “A Christmas Carol,” running three days only, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2.

Experience two operettas in one evening that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. In Act I, witness “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” with music and lyrics by Gian Carlo Menotti. When Amahl, a poor, crippled shepherd boy, meets the Three Kings following the star to Bethlehem, he is inspired to offer a simple gift to the Christ Child. Through his compassion, a miracle occurs.

October 30, 2017

SLCC Exhibits 100+ Works in Annual President’s Art Show

Salt Lake Community College is hosting its annual President’s Art Show Nov. 2-14. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m. at the Center for Arts & Media on SLCC’s South City Campus, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City.

This year’s juried exhibition, sponsored by the SLCC Art Committee, drew 233 submissions, which resulted in 113 works on display for the 2017 show. The event is a celebration of local artists and the power of art to bring together people from across the community. Artists both amateur and professional, representing a variety of media, are eligible to win awards in five categories worth a total of $4,500.

October 30, 2017

SLCC student asks teacher for help in asking girl out on a date

Jacob Moreno, a math student at Salt Lake Community College, made a brutally honest admission on Twitter.

"Too I have about 0 skills when it comes to texting girls so I legit asked my English professor to help."

Using a concept called the rhetorical triangle, Jacob identified himself as the speaker, Hannah as the audience and a date as the purpose. At Jacob and his professor’s disposal, three concepts they discussed in class.

October 30, 2017

This Professor Helped His Student Ask Someone Out On A Date And Now People Are Taking Notes

Jake Moreno is a 22-year-old student at Salt Lake Community College in Utah. Last week, he asked his philosophy of religion professor, Shannon Atkinson, to help him draft a text message to a girl he wanted to take out on a date.

Moreno told BuzzFeed News his professor is a "very funny, very charming guy."

"Jacob approached me after class wondering if the triangle and Aristotelian Rhetoric could be used to ask a woman on a date and I was intrigued, thus my help," Atkinson told BuzzFeed News in an email.

October 30, 2017

SLCC hosts their Annual President’s Art Show

Salt Lake Community College President's Art Show is back to feature the work of a wide range of talented professional and amateur artists. The grand award is for Best in Show, which comes with a $1,500 prize. Other awards include the President`s and Community awards, which each yield $1,000 to the winners. The second- and third-place prizes come with a $500 award.

Exhibit Dates:
November 2 – 14
Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

October 28, 2017

Day of the Dead fest a lively tribute to Mexican heritage, lost loved ones

The 14th annual Day of the Dead celebration at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center on Saturday was a colorful and lively observance of a sacred Mexican holiday that honors departed loved ones.

The community event, which was expected to draw 6,000 people over the course of the day, was a mix of traditional and stylized observances, which included altars honoring deceased relatives and friends.

October 19, 2017

Pathways to Professions Showcase: Find out what your future could hold

Jordan School District is striving to get their students excited about their futures.

The Pathways to Professions Showcase is the perfect opportunity for them to do so. The showcase brings together industry leaders, higher education, and high school students to focus on building Utah's workforce and display all possible career choices to aspiring individuals.

October 18, 2017

SLCC Tanner Forum on Social Ethics Hosts NPR’s Mara Liasson

Salt Lake Community College’s 2017 Tanner Forum on Social Ethics is hosting NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson Nov. 8 on the SLCC South City Campus in the Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City. The event is free and open to the public, with seating available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 6 p.m., and then at 7 p.m. Liasson will give a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 45-minute Q & A.

Liasson can be heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition,” and she can be seen as a contributor on Fox News Channel. During her visit to the Grand Theatre, Liasson will explore the changing face of journalism and investigate how people currently consume news, the concept of freedom of the press and the recent successes and failures of media.

October 16, 2017

4 basic steps to keep your social media secure

How safe are you online? Well, if you use a social media platform, you may not be as safe as you think. We were joined on Midday by Nicole Williams, Digital Marketing Coordinator from Salt Lake Community College, to get some basic social media safety tips.

  1. Avoid over-sharing private information
  2. Choosing and protecting your password
  3. Customize your privacy settings
  4. A few last things to consider

October 11, 2017

Perdida Playwright, Kathleen Cahill, on ABC4 Good4Utah

October 6, 2017

Come in and check us out

When Michael Reader opened a new 45,0000-square-foot facility for his family-owned precision manufacturing company in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, in 2000, he fully expected to see a line of job applicants outside his door. That didn’t happen.

That surprised the president of PrecisionPlus, which makes precision pins, screws, shafts, gears, spools and other components — ranging in size from a fraction of a dime to no larger than 2.5 inches — used in the aerospace, defense, healthcare and other industries.

October 6, 2017

Belgian Sugar Cereal Waffles with a Sprinkle of Fate

As Budah said, "If The Place were a dating site, our success rate would be 100 percent, a dating site for careers."

Chef Cynthia Roberts of Salt Lake was on The Place just two years ago making cinnamon rolls. At that same time, Ian was at home watching that specific segment on The Place, decided to "stop chasing the money and start chasing the dream" and pursued his dream of becoming a chef.

October 6, 2017

Faces of Intergeneration Poverty: Program Highlights Success

Alexus Martinez was stone-faced and matter-of-fact Monday as she described how she became homeless at age 16 and "learned not to depend on anyone else but myself."

She said she grew up with role models addicted to drugs — heroin and pain pills.

She said she's watched as three of her six brothers also fell into the thralls of drug addiction.

To Martinez — now 20, a single mother with a 1-year-old son, Aurelius — that was their choice.

October 4, 2017

University Women gala will benefit scholarship fund

The St. George Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its annual scholarship gala Oct. 14 at Bloomington Country Club.

The evening will begin with a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by an elegant dinner and entertainment. All proceeds will benefit the AAUW St. George Scholarship Fund. Individual tickets and tables for 10 can be purchased on the AAUW website. Early reservations are encouraged as only 150 tickets are available.

September 25, 2017

Five ways to help make college more affordable

Applying for college can be a bit stressful for some students, especially when they start wondering about the cost. Fortunately, there are ways that can help relieve some of that out-of-pocket cost.

Salt Lake Community College Dean of School of Arts, Communication & Media Richard Scott shares how to financially prepare for college.

September 22, 2017

SLCC’s Grand Theatre Offers Perdida, Adaptation of Shakespeare Play

Salt Lake Community College's Grand Theatre will host Perdida, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. The show runs Oct. 12 - 28.

With book and lyrics written by Kathleen Cahill and music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the production is set in pre-revolutionary Mexico. As the drama of Shakespeare merges with the Latino style of magical realism in this new musical, you’ll be taken to a world filled with spirits, telling a story of passion, jealousy, and redemption.

September 18, 2017

Being good neighbors

Community colleges traditionally have provided a combination of liberal arts education and/or career training, depending on a student's goals and outlook.

But increasingly, two-year colleges are adding a third leg to their stools aimed at building more socially aware citizens through civic engagement programs that combine elements of community service and getting involved in the democratic process with classroom reflection that distills and solidifies the lessons learned.

Colleges cite similar reasons why they consider civic engagement programs important. At Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, the Thayne Center for Service & Learning was founded in 1994 out of a belief that higher educational institutions had an obligation to create an actively engaged citizenry, says Sean Crossland, director of the center.

september 14, 2017

Free or low-cost college textbooks? SLCC program makes it possible

SALT LAKE CITY - Like most college students, Jeff Cunningham can easily plan how much he'll need to budget for tuition and fees.

But the cost of textbooks and other instructional materials?

"It's a gut punch," said Cunningham, who is taking classes at Salt Lake Community College toward a bachelor's degree in physics, which will be his second undergraduate degree.

"Until they release the book list, you've got no idea what it's going to cost," he said. Cunningham has designs on working for NASA as a "second act" once he retires from his current career as a firefighter.

September 13, 2017

SLCC pantry expands to provide more options

One example of such charity is the food pantry known as the Bruin Campus Cupboard. The pantry recently completed a relocation and additional upgrades, with the goal of assisting more students and staff who struggle with food insecurity.

"We are sort of in an evolution; we used to run out of a closet on the second floor," says pantry coordinator Lisa Mathes, who has been involved with the service since June. "Now with more donations coming in with help from a second food bank, we are hoping to be able to help more of our own students and faculty."

september 9, 2017

Utah musician busking his way to Nashville

SALT LAKE CITY - Columbia Jones is an enigma. He began his journey as an artist at a young age, playing, learning, and gaining experience in different instruments along the way.

"I played in concert bands in high school as a baritone horn player. I started drums at 14, piano at 16, bass at 18, and guitar at 19, " Jones said. "The moment things started to click for me was as the drummer for the touring band June Brothers. For about two years, I ran a lot of the backstage things like booking and coordination, as well as playing drums. In time, that project fizzled out."

September 07, 2017

Facing challenges in the workforce of Salt Lake City's thriving economy

Salt Lake City's economy is thriving, but there are still challenges in the workforce. Lara Fritts from the Salt Lake Department of Economic Development and Rick Bouillon from Salt Lake Community College joined Brian Carlson on Good Morning Utah to talk about those challenges.

The Custom Fit Training Program funds training for Utah employees that is tailored to meet specific employer needs. The program is also designed to attract new businesses and aid in the retention and expansion of existing businesses. Through the appropriation of these resources, Custom Fit offers a diversity of services for business and industry, which in turn stimulates the economy.

AUGUST 31, 2017

SLCC, U. share in $1M Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant

TAYLORSVILLE - Salt Lake Community College will share in a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in partnership with the University of Utah to develop fully articulated pathways for students seeking science degrees.

According to a statement from the college, the award will also fund the establishment of a science, technology, engineering and mathematics data team to inform decisions at both institutions about how best to support students transferring from the college to the U.

A team from SLCC that includes people from both academic affairs and the student affairs division will work with U. faculty and administrators for what's being called UPSTEM, or the Utah Pathways to STEM initiative. A significant part of the project includes increasing advising capacity for students transferring between schools.

AUGUST 28, 2017

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) 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 job. About 70 percent of SLCC students are employed while attending school.

AUGUST 25, 2017

SLCC offers an alternative to costly textbooks

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is offering an alternative to costly textbooks.

OER (Open Educational Resources) are free or low-cost, high-quality resources for teaching and learning. They reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

Students save an average of $100 per course.

SLCC officials say the plan is making the difference between some students either being able to attend college or dropping out because of the traditionally expensive price of a higher education made worse by costly textbooks.

AUGUST 23, 2017

Herbert announces new IT education pathway

LEHI - With Utah's jobless rate among the lowest in the nation and local tech companies clamoring for more skilled information technology professionals, the state is creating a new program to provide a pipeline for developing homegrown talent to fill that void.

The Governor's Office of Economic Development and Silicon Slopes Wednesday announced the IT Pathways Program - a partnership with tech companies and schools aimed at developing a career path to train and bolster the Beehive State's current below-capacity tech workforce.

AUGUST 22, 2017

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.

AUGUST 15, 2017

India Independence day brings calls to end religious violence

PUNE, Maharashtra, India - Religious and academic leaders called on the world Tuesday to unify in peace, using the backdrop of India's 70th anniversary to condemn violence.

At precisely 8 a.m. Tuesday, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a senior Mormon leader and his wife Kathy tugged sharply on a rope and, in concert with celebrations throughout all of India on Tuesday, raised the nation's flag on its Independence Day.

It marked the start of a day calling for the end of religious violence across the globe and here, a place poised to surpass China as the world's most populous nation in the next decade. It was a celebration of 70 years of Indian independence and comes at a time when Hindu nationalists have assaulted minority Muslims, and in America where violence surrounding white supremacists has dominated the week's headlines.

AUGUST 14, 2017

SLCC president to receive chamber's Athena Award for leadership

Salt Lake Community College President Deneece Huftalin will receive the 2017 Athena Award from the Salt Lake Chamber.

The award recognizing "brave and bold" leadership by a female executive will be presented at a Nov. 15 luncheon during the 41st Women & Business Conference sponsored by the chamber's Women's Business Center.

Along with Huftalin, six women "pathfinders" will be honored by the chamber for helping younger women on the path to civic success.

They are Amanda Covington, Vista Outdoor's vice president of communications and government relations; Mary Crafts-Homer, CEO and owner of Culinary Crafts; Lavanya Mahate, owner of Saffron Valley East India Cafe; Heidi Prokop, a Zions Bank executive; Maureen Riley, Salt Lake City department of airports executive director; and Vicki Varela, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding.

AUGUST 14, 2017

World Peace Prize presented in India to Mormon leader

PUNE, India - As the standoff over nuclear weapons continued Monday between the United States and North Korea, a senior LDS Church leader accepted a World Peace Prize in India and called on world leaders to recognize that a failure to accommodate religion results in conflict.

White horses led a large procession to honor Elder D. Todd Christofferson, who walked down a green carpet on the street outside the World Peace Center in Pune, India, to the sounds of Indian bagpipers and high-pitched cymbals.

AUGUST 07, 2017

A Simplified, Four-Step Approach To Instructional Design

My passion for teaching stems from my love for marketing and communication, as I have found that building a curriculum is just like creating a marketing campaign. In both cases, you gather research, develop the best possible product, and assess the results while always keeping your target market in mind to maximize your chances of success.

Adult learners have different needs and expectations; students' needs vary based on learning styles, schedules and relevance to professional fields. Harvard's Dr. Leila Samii, who teaches social media and marketing, said, "Today's adult learners are coming in with more experience and the ability to learn from sources at a much faster rate. As instructors, we have the responsibility to develop curriculum that balances theory and application. Material should be thought-provoking for expanding the mind outside of the normal thought pattern balanced with case examples for problem-solving that can translate into the workspace."

AUGUST 06, 2017

Layton brothers working to open Korean restaurant with help of Spice Kitchen Incubator

Two Layton brothers making their dream of owning a restaurant a reality with help from Spice Kitchen Incubator, a Salt Lake City non-profit.

Originally from Korea, Jung Kyu Kim came to Utah in 2009, followed by his younger brother Jung Min Kim in 2012. They each attended culinary school at Salt Lake Community College and worked at a variety of restaurants throughout the state. They also owned an AFC Sushi franchise in Ogden for two years.

AUGUST 04, 2017

Utah Gov. Appoints New SLCC Trustees

Utah Governor Gary Herbert appointed Lori Chillingworth, Linda Luchetti and Brady Southwick to serve on the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees. Shawn Newell represents the SLCC Alumni Association and SLCC Student Association President Aynoa Rincon represents the student body on the Board.

Chillingworth is Zions Bancorporation's director of Enterprise Retail Banking. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders from 2007 to 2013 and has been recognized five times in U.S. Banker magazine's "Most Powerful Women in Banking" issue, ranking among its "25 Women to Watch" list. She served on the SLCC Foundation Board from 2005 to 2013.

AUGUST 3, 2017

Operation Yazidi club at SLCC aims to help survivors of genocide

SALT LAKE CITY - Many around the world are remembering Thursday as the three-year anniversary of the Yazidi genocide in Iraq.

Utah is now home to two young Yazidi men who fled the ongoing conflict. They are both studying on scholarship at Salt Lake Community College and are starting a club called Operation Yazidi aimed at providing relief.

"As I'm speaking right now, thousands of Yazidi women and children in the captivity and are suffering and are getting tortured every day," said Hasan Hasan, a Yazidi genocide survivor, journalist and activist.

JulY 31, 2017

SLCC 'Rocks It' With $334K National Science Foundation Geoscience Grant

Salt Lake Community College received a $334,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) aimed at increasing the number and diversity of geology majors and improving their transfer rates. The grant pays SLCC geology majors, known as "research ambassadors," to conduct research projects. These ambassadors will use non-science majors from general education classes to assist with their projects, bringing the benefits of undergraduate research to a wider audience. Ambassadors will also receive mentoring from advanced students and faculty members from the University of Utah and Weber State University.

"Engaging students at the community college level in these kinds of activities has the potential to have a substantial impact on the number of students completing STEM degrees at four-year institutions," said Chris Johnson, SLCC geology assistant professor and principal investigator of the program. "Half of students who complete STEM bachelor degrees start at a community college. As the only community college in the most populous portion of Utah, SLCC is an important component of the geoscience pipeline."

JulY 25, 2017

Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is now accepting applications.

This is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support they need to develop a strategic and customized business growth plan that will take their company to the next level. Across the U.S., 10,000 Small Businesses graduates are increasing their revenues and creating new jobs in their communities:

69% Reported increasing revenues just 6 mo. after graduating.

48% Reported creating new jobs just six months after graduating.

85% Are doing business with each other.

99% Completed the program.

JulY 20, 2017

Twilight Concert Series kicks off for 2017 season on July 20th

Thursday, July 20 2017 is opening night for the Twilight Concert Series. Little Dragon will headline the event, which brings affordable music options to the Salt Lake City area. Quinn Smith from Salt Lake Community College and Peter Makowski, the Business Recruitment and Retention Manager with SLC Department of Economic Development joined GMU to talk about this year's series.

The Department of Economic Development says that a large SLC Business Survey shows as and entertainment are very important to the local business community and their employees. SLCC is the title sponsor of Twilight this year. Twilight offers something for everyone - whether you're there for the music, the food, or just to have a good music experience whether you know the band or not.

JULY 19, 2017


This week marks the beginning of the 2017 Twilight Concert Series in downtown Salt Lake City. 30 years in the making, the Concert Series is produced by the Salt Lake City Arts Council and presented by Salt Lake Community College.

This year's lineup is packed with high-caliber talent. It's chock-full of diverse, vibrant and eclectic musical artists from both the community and around the world.

This season, Salt Lake City Arts Council has partnered with Utah's Food Truck League to promote the food market and provide delectable, local-centric foods. The Arts Council is also continuing their partnership with Craft Lake City DIY Festival for the craft market, showcasing handcrafted goods by local artists.

Also, in further support of local artists, the Arts Council has gathered local opener acts for all seven shows in the season. The lineup is below, local artists first:

July 20: Angel Music, Little Dragon and Xenia Rubinos

July 27: 90s Television, Kurt Vile & the Violators and Whitney

August 3: DJ Ebenflow, Kamasi Washington and Antibalas

August 10: CHOiCE, Solange and Kaytranada

August 17: Belle Jewel, CAT POWER and Phoebe Bridgers

August 24: Talia Keys, Andrew Bird and The Handsome Family

August 31: Joshy Soul & The Cool, The Roots and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

Jul 17, 2017

How to pay for college without breaking the bank

Historically, there has always been worry over the cost of college tuition, according to an article Time Magazine published last year. But no matter how bad people thought things were 20 or 40 years ago, the scale has increased to where tuition costs exceed financial aid in almost every instance. Parents of future college coeds aren't the only ones noticing. In fact, the cost of college tuition and the problem of student debt have often been a subject of spirited debate among politicians of the day.

Here are some things you can start doing to help you on your way to a degree without breaking the bank:

JULY 11, 2017

Calling All Actors! Grand Theatre at SLCC hosts Perdida Auditions

The Grand Theatre will be holding auditions for Perdida, the musical, on July 15. Auditions will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at the Salt Lake Community College South City Campus Facilities & Arts Annex building, located at 1610 South 250 East, in the south east corner of the South City Campus parking lot. For those who are called back, callback auditions will be held on July 17, 6-10 p.m.

Larry West and Emilio Casillas will be co-directing this production, which will run Oct. 12-28. Rehearsals will begin on Sept. 2 and will be held (apart from tech week) Monday-Friday from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

JULY 08, 2017


Aird earned his juris doctor and master of public administration degrees from Brigham Young University after completing his undergraduate work at Utah State University. He was hired by SLCC in 2013 as the director for Institutional Inquiry and Analysis. In 2014 he became an adjunct faculty member of SLCC and the acting director for Institutional Research, and in 2015 he was promoted to assistant vice president for Strategy and Analysis.

Over the course of three years at SLCC, Aird developed and implemented a college decision-making structure to improve inter-divisional collaboration and in 2015 he guided SLCC through a comprehensive self-evaluation that resulted in a high number of commendations from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

July 6, 2017

How one LDS entrepreneur went from high fashion for runway models to modest swimsuits for little girls

In the heart of Manhattan on the 15th floor of Parsons School of Design, Whitney Cheney gazed out the window at a giant gold hand perched atop a wax museum. The perfectly manicured fingernails and lined knuckles were simultaneously grotesque and fascinating amidst the hodgepodge of historic and modern architecture in New York City, and her own fingers itched to capture the feeling of it.

"I always have a little notebook and a pen with me because I'm always sketching something and jotting down an idea or a concept," said Cheney.

JULY 03, 2017

Rolly: From unschooled refugee to college-bound scholar, this Utahn is raising her siblings while pursuing the American dream

As Americans celebrate the 241st birthday of their nation's independence and the United States' emergence as a melting pot and haven for millions worldwide, don't forget the potential of immigrants and refugees still crossing our borders.

Take Amandine Akimana, for example. She came to the United States as a 9-year-old after spending a year in a refugee camp in Tanzania, where her family members had fled to escape the brutal civil war in their native Burundi.

JUNE 30, 2017

Idaho Falls announces new chief of police

The City of Idaho Falls is pleased to announce that Mayor Rebecca Casper has appointed Chief Bryce Johnson of Juneau, Alaska to the position of police chief for the Idaho Falls Police Department. The confirmation vote has been scheduled for the City Council meeting on July 13.

The appointment comes after Chief Mark McBride announced his retirement earlier this year. Chief McBride was sworn in as the chief in February 2013. He has been with the Idaho Falls Police Department for 37 years.

JUNE 25, 2017

Class of 2017: Names of Utah high school athletes with college scholarships

After contacting coaches and athletic directors from every high school in Utah the Deseret News has compiled the following list of the estimated 668 seniors from the 2017 graduating class who received an athletic and/or academic scholarship to play college sports.

This list is arranged in alphabetical order by school, irrespective of division, region or classification.

JUNE 25, 2017

SLCC to Offer Discount Tickets to Students, Faculty and Staff for 2017 Twilight Concert Series

As Salt Lake Community College prepares to be this year's title sponsor for the 2017 Twilight Concert Series, officials are offering discounted tickets to SLCC students, faculty and staff. It's estimated SLCC's offer, running June 25-29, will go out to almost 63,000 people via an internal newsletter that contains instructions on how to redeem the offer of $5 ticket prices for general admission and $25 for VIP tickets.

"Each year Twilight concerts bring together tens of thousands of people from the broader community along the Wasatch Front," said Joy Tlou, SLCC's director of public relations. "Salt Lake Community College draws from many communities in the Salt Lake Valley and beyond. It just makes sense to recognize with this offer that we appreciate everyone who has helped make SLCC one of the most active, productive and impactful community colleges in the nation."

JUNE 21, 2017

Salt Lake Community College leads free tuition trend

Salt Lake Community College has a free tuition program in place for students.

Utah and other states are working on "Promise" programs to help students fund their educations.

"The (SLCC) Promise is designed to remove economic barriers to education, to help more students attend college in the Salt Lake Valley and to provide a pathway for students to complete their degrees," according to the Salt Lake Community College's website.

JUNE 20, 2017

Refugee brings taste of Sudan to Utah, leaves behind pain, destruction, death

A smile lights up Kaltum Mohamed's face as she readies the ingredients for a dish called moshakl she often cooked in Nyala, her hometown in the war-torn Darfur region of southwest Sudan.

She loves cooking African dishes and takes pride in her craft.

Kaltum, her husband, Ahmed, and their two children escaped the genocidal slaughter in Darfur in 2004. They fled to Libya, where things later turned deadly as well.

JUNE 18, 2017

SLCC, Utah Gov. honor outgoing trustees, Chair Gail Miller

Outgoing Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees Chair Gail Miller was honored Wednesday by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert during her final meeting with the board.

Herbert recognized Miller and outgoing board members since 2013, Patricia Richards and David W. Lang, for their years of service to the college. Trustee Annie Schwemmer, who served on the board representing the SLCC Alumni Association since 2009, was also honored. Miller recently received the Association of Community College Trustees Pacific Region Trustee Leadership award.

JUNE 17, 2017

Local astronomer to discuss August total eclipse

An amateur astronomer with 50 years' experience, including witnessing solar eclipses, will deliver what he promises to be an exciting presentation on the upcoming total eclipse, Wednesday at Salt Lake Community College, Taylorsville-Redwood Campus.

The free public meeting of the Salt Lake Astronomical Society is focusing on the eclipse that will cross the continental United States on Aug. 21. Eclipse photos, stories and expert descriptions are on tap.

JUNE 13, 2017

June 15: It Starts With You Speaker Series- Kelly McEvers

KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring NPR national reporters and local community members to examine and understand the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community--racism, bigotry, poverty, and more.

Join us, along with Kelly McEvers, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, Thursday, June 15th at SLCC's Grand Theatre for our first event of the series.

JUNE 13, 2017

August 29: It Starts With You Speaker Series- Nikole Hannah-Jones

KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring NPR national reporters and local community members to examine and understand the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community--racism, bigotry, poverty, and more.

Join us, along with Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times author and This American Life contributor, Tuesday, August 29thth at SLCC's Grand Theatre for our second event of the series.

JUNE 09, 2017

Refugee and Utah doctor to return to Congo to treat others

OREM, Utah (AP) - Eumbo Kasongo puts on a pair of scrubs to go to work. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he's seen people use them as church clothes.

"Over here, we don't even consider it clothes," said Kasongo, a refugee and former child soldier.

JUNE 09, 2017

OER Researchers Don't Disaggregate Data on Diverse Students. Here's Why They Should

With course materials averaging around $1,200 per year, many colleges over the past decade have adopted open educational resources (OER) to cut costs for students. Since then, a number of studies across many institution types have found that OER-freely available educational materials that can be downloaded, edited and shared-save money and show that students learn just as much using OER as with commercial textbooks. (One review offers evidence that students using OER as their primary course material sometimes perform better.)

JUNE 08, 2017

November 1: It Starts With You Speaker Series- Claudio Sanchez

KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring NPR national reporters and local community members to examine and understand the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community--racism, bigotry, poverty, and more.

Join us, along with Claudio Sanchez, education correspondent for NPR, Wednesday, November 1st at SLCC's Grand Theatre for our third event of the series.

JUNE 07, 2017

SLCC Promise, Aerospace Pathways win Envision Utah awards

Salt Lake Community College, during an event at the State Capitol, received Envision Utah's "Your Utah, Your Future" award for SLCC Promise, a unique program that helps qualifying students at SLCC pay for their college education.

Envision Utah also recognized the Utah Aerospace Pathways program, of which SLCC is a partner.

JUNE 05, 2017

Five EDCUtah investors recognized for programs that are living in the future

Congratulations to our partners South Salt Lake City, Utah Clean Energy, Rocky Mountain Power, Salt Lake Community College, and The Utah Aerospace Pathways program.

They were all recently recognized for their efforts to develop a network of quality communities, to improve Utah's future transportation, to help rural Utah, and to prepare Utah's workforce for jobs of the future. Eight projects in total were recognized at the event for their power to help promote the qualities that Utahns say they want the state to have in the future.

JUNE 04, 2017

Refugee Kitchens: Savoring memories from homeland, an Iraqi family finds safety in Utah

When refugees immigrate to Utah, they arrive with little in the way of worldly goods. They do, however, bring their language, customs and recipes. In Refugee Kitchens, an ongoing series, The Salt Lake Tribune invited immigrants to cook dishes from their homelands as a window to their lives, as well as how they prepare food in a new culture. Refugees from Iraq, Central African Republic, Sudan, Burma and Syria discussed their lives as they prepared the food they love from the homes they may never see again.

The aromas upon entering Iman Alshraheb's Salt Lake Valley apartment, a world away from where she grew up, deliver a message - Iraqi food travels well.

JUNE 02, 2017

Aggie women's hoops team adds twin guards

New Mexico State head women's basketball coach Brooke Atkinson bolstered her roster for the 2017-18 season with the addition of Dominique and Monique Mills. The twin sisters are each listed at five feet, 10 inches tall and hail from Salt Lake City.

"We are excited to have Monique and Dominique join the Aggie family," said Atkinson. "Their accomplishments at the high school and junior college levels show they have been around winning programs.

JUNE 01, 2017

SLCC Promise, Aerospace Pathways Win Envision Utah Awards

Salt Lake Community College, during an event at the State Capitol, received Envision Utah's "Your Utah, Your Future" award for SLCC Promise, a unique program that helps qualifying students at SLCC pay for their college education. Envision Utah also recognized the Utah Aerospace Pathways program, of which SLCC is a partner.

The Envision Utah award for Promise recognizes steps SLCC has taken to "advance quality growth principles" in Utah and to improve the lives of its residents. SLCC Promise helps eligible, full-time students pay for their education by covering the cost of tuition and fees when federal grants fall short. SLCC Promise has helped about 700 students, exceeding 1,000 awards worth approximately $800,000 in value since the program started last year.

MAY 22, 2017

Blind student beating the odds by studying culinary arts

Jim Reed is legally blind, but that didn't stop him from following his dream. He is set to graduate from SLCC Culinary Institute. While attending a training center for blind adults Jim was given free run of a fully stocked kitchen and took advantage of it. Upon graduating from that center, he went to the nicest restaurant in town and asked for a job. The restaurant was a somewhat upscale Cajun-inspired steak and seafood place. The chef hired Jim on the spot as a prep cook, but he was eventually given bigger jobs.

"As a chef, it is the blending of precision, fundamental techniques, and creativity that speaks to me the most. There is a right way to do everything and a precise moment where perfection is achieved; even 1 second on either side of that moment can result in the loss of that perfection. As a blind person, the tactile and experiential nature of preparing and eating food lends itself to being one of the only forms of art where I don't feel at a disadvantage as a creator and where I don't feel like I am losing a significant element as a consumer of the art," he explained.

MAY 18, 2017

SLCC softball: Salt Lake Community College uses long ball to post extra-inning win

St. George 煱 If there ever was a case that proves how big hitting can be contagious, the Salt Lake Community College softball team got a perfect example at the perfect time Thursday afternoon.

After a tense pitchers' duel couldn't settle things through regulation, Madison Sisco got the hitting party started that gave the Bruins another valuable victory.

Sisco led off the top of the eighth inning with the first of three home runs, and Alex Valencia made a defensive stop that saved two runs and gave SLCC a 5-2 victory over San Jacinto-South at the NJCAA World Series at the Canyons Complex. Sisco set a school record with her 21st home run of the season.

MAY 16, 2017

First Jobs: Amy Hogue nurtured SLCC softball before rejoining Utes

Salt Lake Community College's softball players recognized their coach's commitment to them when Brennan Hogue accompanied his mother to their first team meeting of the school year.

The boy was 2 days old.

Amy Hogue delivered her first child not long after giving birth to an SLCC program that has thrived for 18 seasons.

MAY 12, 2017

Jennifer Covington selected as superintendent of Murray School District

Jennifer Covington, principal of Murray City School District's Hillcrest Junior High School, has been appointed superintendent of the suburban school district, the first woman to serve in that position.

Covington, who will begin her duties on July 1, succeeds Superintendent Steve Hirasi, who is retiring after six years at the helm of the school district and 38 years as an educator and administrator.

MAY 10, 2017

Wednesday's Child - Moses

Meeting new people can be hard. Unless you're Moses and its time to get a tour at your school of choice. The 19-year-old seems to be taking a major life step in stride.

"So is this the math building?" he asked his tour guide.

Moses is used to facing milestones on his own.

MAY 08, 2017

Addressing the labor shortage: Salt Lake Community College graduates record setting 4,600 students

In a recent trip to Chicago, EDCUtah COO Mike Flynn gained some valuable insight from some prominent site selectors.

One of the key takeaways was site selectors, and the companies they represent, are not interested in why Utah's or other states' labor market is tight, they want to know what local leaders are doing to infuse the area with more talent for these companies to hire.

MAY 08, 2017

SLCC, Granite District Host Education Secretary, Tout 'Aerospace Pathways'

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit Granite Technical Institute Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to see where students start in the Utah Aerospace Pathways program before moving on to related courses at Salt Lake Community College and elsewhere. DeVos is expected to meet with officials from Granite, SLCC and local industries related to the Aerospace Pathways program at the Institute, 2500 South State Street in Salt Lake City.

MAY 08, 2017

Addressing the labor shortage: Salt Lake Community College graduates record setting 4,600 students

In a recent trip to Chicago, EDCUtah COO Mike Flynn gained some valuable insight from some prominent site selectors.

One of the key takeaways was site selectors, and the companies they represent, are not interested in why Utah's or other states' labor market is tight, they want to know what local leaders are doing to infuse the area with more talent for these companies to hire.

MAY 06, 2017

SLCC's Grand Theatre Hosting Tony Award Winner "Hairspray"

Salt Lake Community College's Grand Theatre will host a production of "Hairspray" to close out its 2016-17 season. The musical will run May 11 to June 3.

The 1950's are over and change is in the air. "Hairspray," winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly show piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

MAY 05, 2017

SLCC honors its largest graduating class

Graduates of Salt Lake Community College were encouraged to embrace diversity and become engaged in their communities during commencement ceremonies Friday.

SLCC's Class of 2017 featured graduates from 86 countries and 36 states, including graduates as young as 16 and as old as 80 and some 194 military veterans and 31 dependents of veterans. With 4,703 graduates it was also the largest graduating class for SLCC since its establishment in 1948.

MAY 05, 2017

Photos: SLCC graduates 4,700 students

Tatiana Pedroso waves to family on Friday before the start of commencement ceremonies for Salt Lake Community College at the Maverik Center. The college graduated 4,703 students this year, handing out 5,766 degrees.

MAY 05, 2017

SLCC grad, 80, proves that learning is lifelong

Candice Williams was slightly shocked when Jirapat Sakkaphun entered her office last fall to discuss an education at Salt Lake Community College.

Sakkaphun, a petite 80-year-old woman from Thailand, wanted to join the college's certified nurse assistant program after nearly two decades as an in-home aide to elderly and sick patients.

MAY 05, 2017

SLCC Marks Historic Graduating Class

Salt Lake Community College honored its largest-ever graduating class during commencement ceremonies Friday at the Maverik Center in West Valley City. More than 4,700 graduates ranged in age from 16 to 79, representing 86 countries and 36 states, collectively earning 5,766 degrees and certificates. Almost 200 military veterans and more than 30 of their dependents also graduated.

"Let's always remember how we feel right now," said Arturo Salazar, outgoing SLCC student association president. "United and optimistic about a brighter future for ourselves and the wonderful community we call home here in Utah. Let's commit this morning to be the best we can, to proudly represent the values of this institution and to always fight for what is right."

MAY 03, 2017

Low wages, skills gap key to finding qualified workers, study says

Low pay, job desirability, a skills gap and a tight employment market are contributing to a lack of qualified workers in the state workforce, a new report says.

Research from the Utah Foundation - a nonpartisan, independent policy organization - found that while the Beehive State boasts a jobless rate of 3.1 percent with annual job growth at 3.2 percent, Utah's current labor force participation rate of 69 percent is still well below the 71 percent to 72 percent of the 1990s and early 2000s, said foundation research analyst Chris Collard, who authored "Help Wanted: Workforce Participation, Wages, Job Desirability and Skills Gap."

MAY 02, 2017

Utah tech companies take talent-first road to diversity

"Best State for Business" is a description trotted out so frequently by Utah leaders that it may have reached cliche status, but chances are audiences will keep hearing it, because it's true.

Another truth is, if you're a woman with a full-time job, Utah is most assuredly not the best state in which to work for a business.

MAY 01, 2017

Behind Bars: Give Utah's inmates an opportunity to reform and they'll succeed

About 10 years ago, college education funding for Utah prisoners was eliminated. This occurred despite the fact education has been proven to be the most effective way to reduce recidivism (the rate at which prisoners come back to prison).

Utah's current recidivism rate is around 70 percent. The recidivism rate for prisoners who earn a bachelor's degree during their incarceration is less than 15 percent. So why was funding cut?

APRIL 29, 2017

SLCC and Workforce Services Aiding Refugees with Employment, Better Wages

Salt Lake Community College and the Utah Department of Workforce Services have successfully coordinated efforts to help refugees in Utah train for new jobs and improve their earning potential. This partnership has resulted in a 100 percent completion rate for three cohorts of refugees in the warehouse and distribution training program during 2016.

"Some refugees come to the United States with great educational backgrounds, but other refugees may come and need to start at the beginning," said Deneece G. Huftalin, president of SLCC. "This short-term training is an example of how SLCC is helping refugees start down a path toward economic prosperity."

APRIL 28, 2017

SLCC Show Features Designs By Fashion Institute Seniors

Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute's annual Senior Collections Fashion Show will be April 29, 6 p.m. in the Atrium at SLCC's South City Campus, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City. The event, dubbed "Untitled," will feature art installations, alumni showcases and live performances.

This year's senior collections runway event will feature 12 student designers: Doris Marquez, Lisa Patrice Caldwell Glick, Shelley Felten, Mason-Emery Neufeld, Linda Lechtenberg, Zack Hess, Julia Sullivan, Kami Rosen, Madeline J. Huntsman, Megan Rogers, Rachel Rothenberg and Karlie Bordinko.

APRIL 27, 2017

SLCC Hosts Book Signing for "Orange Is the New Black" Star

Salt Lake Community College's Community Writing Center on May 4, at 6 p.m., will host Diane Guerrero for a Q&A and a book signing of her new memoir "In The Country We Love: My Family Divided." The Center is located at 210 E. 400 S., Suite 8, at the Salt Lake City Public Library complex.

Guerrero, known for her roles in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and The CW Network series Jane the Virgin, will be SLCC's keynote speaker during its 2017 commencement ceremonies May 5 at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.

April 24, 2017

SLCC Title Sponsor for 2017 Twilight Concert Series

Salt Lake Community College this summer is joining the Salt Lake City Arts Council as a title sponsor to bring music fans the 2017 Twilight Concert Series lineup. This year, the Twilight Concert Series is celebrating 30 years of programming, hosting a 2017 lineup that includes Little Dragon, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Kamasi Washington, Solange, Cat Power and The Roots.

The Arts Council fully supports SLCC's vision to be a model for inclusive and transformative education and strengthening the communities served through the success of its students. With collaboration, community and inclusivity among the school's core values, the Arts Council is pleased to bridge the gap between arts and education and have SLCC on board for this year's 30-year milestone anniversary.

April 23, 2017

Pathways program connects high school grads with high-tech jobs

SALT LAKE CITY - Much has been made recently about unmet job demand in Utah and across the country, being the direct result of a workforce that simply doesn't have the skills to engage the employment opportunities available.

Now, thanks to a program launched under Gov. Gary Herbert's Talent Ready Utah effort, a small but growing number of Utah students are getting trained for and connected with job placements in advanced industry companies directly out of high school.

April 22, 2017

Op-ed: Intermountain West Interfaith Leadership Lab offers tools for students, faculty

An unprecedented gathering for this region is taking place at Utah State University this weekend called the Intermountain West Interfaith Leadership Lab. Colleges and universities from Utah and Idaho are sending more than 140 students, faculty and staff to build interfaith cooperation on their campuses. So what do we mean by "interfaith"? In her book, "A New Religious America," Diana Eck wrote that diversity is a state of being, but it does not tell us about how we interact with one another. Pluralism is when we interact with one another in a positive way, building relationships and working together. When we interact in a positive way across religious or ethical lines, we have religious pluralism, or interfaith.

April 20, 2017

A Utah college is co-sponsoring the 2017 Twilight Concert Series

The music scene in Salt Lake City just got a little smarter.

Salt Lake Community College announced Tuesday it will co-sponsor the 2017 Twilight Concert Series with the Salt Lake City Arts Council.

The decision was made "to bridge the gap between arts and education" in the community and provide more "quality, affordable, live performances," according to a news release about the new sponsorship.

"The Arts Council fully supports SLCC's vision to be a model for inclusive and transformative education and strengthening the communities served through the success of its students," the news release said.

APRIL 20, 2017

SLCC Title Sponsor for 2017 Twilight Concert Series

Salt Lake Community College this summer is joining the Salt Lake City Arts Council as a title sponsor to bring music fans the 2017 Twilight Concert Series lineup. This year, the Twilight Concert Series is celebrating 30 years of programming, hosting a 2017 lineup that includes Little Dragon, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Kamasi Washington, Solange, Cat Power and The Roots.

The Arts Council fully supports SLCC's vision to be a model for inclusive and transformative education and strengthening the communities served through the success of its students. With collaboration, community and inclusivity among the school's core values, the Arts Council is pleased to bridge the gap between arts and education and have SLCC on board for this year's 30-year milestone anniversary.

APRIL 19, 2017


Hosted by Lara Jones and Nick Burns, tonight's RadioActive show mixed politics and poetry. Lineup:

Micah Vorwaller, Utah Health Policy Project, on healthcare as a lifesaver. UHPP is part of the Healthier Utah Coalition, which took part in today's #SaveMyCare Day of Action.
Morgan Lyon-Cotti, Hinckley Institute of Politics, on the political tea leaves in the wake of today's #breakingnews: Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz will not be seeking re-election.
Connor Boyack, Libertas Institute, on teaching American values to kids, as well as the libertarian take on food trucks, a ballot initiative for medical marijuana, and grownup conversations needed to solve our political polarization
Poetic education with three SLC poets:
Lisa Bickmore, a Salt Lake Community College professor, who took home Ireland's Ballymaloe prize in 2015
Nic Contreras, SLCC Community Writing Center. Get in on the center's 30 Poems in 30 Days contest here.Submissions are due 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6
Tayven Godfrey, who is a finalist for Sugar Slam Team Selection Finals, featuring Good Ghost Bill, Thursday, April 20, 8 p.m. at Watchtower Cafe in SLC.

Apr 18, 2017

Student filmmakers learn from pros at Utah High School Film Festival

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Student filmmakers from around the Beehive State participated in the annual Utah High School Film Festival Tuesday, where they also learned from film and television industry professionals.

Students from various schools showcased their work at Salt Lake Community College. Projects were student-created, and ranged from music and lyric videos, to documentaries and other categories.

Students who won in their category like Steven Bartholomew, who took home the first place prize for his documentary on depression, said he was encouraged by the support he and his peers are receiving from local industry professionals.

April 10, 2017

Commencement Speakers Announced: (please see SLCC)

  • Babson College: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia.
  • DePaul University: Diversity advocate and labor attorney Paulette Brown; architect Craig Hartman; and five others.
  • Endicott College: Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett; and Elizabeth Moore, certified life coach.
  • Excelsior College: Karen Cox, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Children's Mercy-Kansas City.
  • Hartwick College: Hilary Duffy, the photographer.
  • Illinois Wesleyan University: Kathleen M. Murray, president of Whitman College.
  • Iona College: James P. Hynes, the telecommunications entrepreneur.
  • Juniata College: Kristin Lord, president and CEO of IREX.
  • Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York: Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate.
  • Mount Aloysius College: Jack Brennan, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame and longtime CEO of the Vanguard Group.
  • Saint Louis University: Diana Natalicio, president of the University of Texas at El Paso.
  • Salt Lake Community College: Diane Guerrero, the actress.
  • Shaw University: Tom Joyner, the radio host and philanthropist.
  • Wheelock College: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
  • William Woods University: Jimmy Wayne, the country music singer and author.

April 8, 2017

Road to motorcycle safety

Eighty motorcyclists took part in a skills course Saturday at Salt Lake Community College's Jordan Campus that offered instruction in riding techniques and defensive riding. Zero Fatalities teamed up with Harrison Eurosports to offer the course, which sponsors hope will help reduce motorcycle crashes in Utah. Forty-two motorcyclists were killed in traffic crashes in 2016, an increase of six fatal crashes from the previous year.

APRIL 07, 2017

'Orange Is the New Black' actress to speak at SLCC commencement

Actress Diane Guerrero, known for her roles in "Orange Is the New Black" and "Jane the Virgin," will give the keynote address at Salt Lake Community College's May commencement ceremony, the school announced Friday.

Guerrero was named a White House ambassador for citizenship and naturalization in 2015 and is an advocate for immigration reform. Born in New Jersey and raised in Boston, Guerrero has spoken publicly about her experience remaining in the United States after her Colombian parents were deported when she was a teenager.

SLCC also announced its 2017 honorary degree recipients Friday. The school will recognize Roger Boyer, chairman of The Boyer Co., and Salt Lake County Justice Court Judge Shauna Graves-Robertson.

APRIL 07, 2017

U Initiative Supports African-American Doctoral Students

First-of-its-kind program takes holistic approach to preparing students for life after graduation

Newswise - While African-American students are among the least represented at the University of Utah, the institution is launching a first-of-its-kind program designed to change that. The African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative, which begins fall 2017, provides eligible students with annual scholarships worth up to $5,000, among other resources. Applications are being accepted through April 14.

The community-building program aims to prepare students for life after graduation by helping candidates develop skills including teaching, developing syllabi, submitting grant proposals, publishing and presenting research, etc. The scholarship award money may be used for research and conference travel, professional development and dissertation research and writing expenses.

APRIL 07, 2017

SLCC Taps Hollywood for Commencement Keynote Address

Salt Lake Community College will honor graduates during commencement ceremonies May 5, 9:30 a.m. at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.

This year's keynote speaker will be Diane Guerrero, known for her roles in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black and The CW Network series Jane the Virgin. Guerrero was raised in the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston after being taken in by other Colombian families. She had an interest in acting since a young age and took advantage of free opportunities in the neighborhood or at school. Then she attended Boston Arts Academy, a performing arts high school, where she was in the music department. In 2015, Guerrero was named a White House Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization. She is an outspoken advocate for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform and has worked with Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Mi Familia Vota, a nonpartisan Latino civic engagement organization to promote citizenship and voter registration. Variety named her one of the top 10 Latina actresses to watch.

April 2, 2017

Bucks sign PG Gary Payton II to multi-year contract

The Milwaukee Bucks added some depth at point guard on Sunday by signing Gary Payton II to a multi-year contract. The Bucks had an open roster spot after waiving forward Terrence Jones on Saturday.

The 6-foot-3 Payton has spent the 2016-17 season with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League, averaging 14.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.0 steals over 49 games.

March 29, 2017

Still Standing

Militarized police destroyed the encampments in North Dakota late last month, but judging by the momentum that lingers, the movement born at Standing Rock is just getting started. The peaceful fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is still playing out in court, and campaigns against similar pipelines are growing in Washington state, Iowa, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Louisiana, Georgia and Florida.

Micah "Big Wind" Lott, 23, a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe from Riverton, Wyo., spent six months at Standing Rock and was arrested twice. His comments reflect what many there experienced:

March 29, 2017

At SLCC 'Open Education Resources' Lowering Cost of College

About 35,000 Salt Lake Community College students have saved nearly $3 million over a three-year period through 'OPEN SLCC' by using open educational resources (OER) as an alternative to costly textbooks. The plan, say SLCC officials, is making the difference between some students either being able to attend college or dropping out because of the traditionally expensive price of a higher education made worse by costly textbooks.

About one third of all SLCC students report not purchasing a textbook for a class due to cost while half of all SLCC students say they have registered for fewer classes because of associated textbook costs, according to a 2016 survey by the Open Education Group and the Utah Academic Libraries Consortium. More than 80 percent of SLCC students say they have delayed purchasing a textbook because of cost, and more than 30 percent of SLCC students report not registering for a course due to textbook costs, the 2016 survey found.

March 27, 2017

WAC Softball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week Announced

DENVER 熑 Seattle U's Paige Bouska and Utah Valley's Lauren Frailey have been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for March 20-26. This is the first-ever honor for both.

Bouska, a senior outfielder from Keizer, Ore., hit .500 with a double, two triples, four runs scored and four RBIs last week. She posted a .750 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage. Bouska had a hit in all five games on the week with three multi-hit games. She broke the Seattle U career hits record, notching her 209th hit as a Redhawk in Sunday's 5-3 win over Santa Clara. Bouska's two-run triple in the sixth inning, which set the record, gave Seattle U a 4-3 lead. She now leads the WAC in hits (48) and triples (5), ranks second in total bases (61), and third in batting average (.403) and runs scored (23).

March 26, 2017

Program hopes to fill 40,000 Utah jobs that don't require 4-year degrees

SALT LAKE CITY -- For many people, a four-year degree isn't always an option, but a new program launched this week aims to fill 40,000 jobs that require different qualifications.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced a $2.1 million grant from the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership that will help the Talent Ready Utah program.

"We're trying to figure out a way to fill 40,000 high-paying positions that are out there right now, but we don't have qualified workers to fill them," said Vale Hale, Executive Director of the Governors Office for Economic Development.

March 23, 2017

SLCC women rally for first NJCAA semifinal berth in program history

LUBBOCK, Texas - Annie Brady had a game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Sica Cuzic added 16 points and six rebounds to help No. 5 Salt Lake Community College to an 81-75 win over Jones County (Mississippi) at the National Junior College Athletics Association National Tournament Thursday in Lubbock, Texas.

Tia Hay supplied 12 points and four assists for the Bruins (30-4), who advanced to face Gulf Coast State (31-3) at 4 p.m. MDT Friday in the first national semifinal appearance in program history.

March 21, 2017

Governor unveils first steps to get Utah talent ready

Utah has one of the strongest economies in the country, but there's a glaring need that isn't being met.

High tech companies in our state simply don't have the talent they need to fill high paying positions.

That's where Talent Ready Utah comes in. Tuesday, the governor announced the latest efforts to get it rolling.

March 17, 2017

Utah students get first-hand lesson in artificial intelligence and more at Digiforge

Some Utah students got a first-hand lesson in artificial intelligence and other tech-related fields.

Seventeen different tech companies presented to nearly 500 students at the annual Digiforge Conference at Salt Lake Community College's South City Campus. Students learned about virtual reality, coding, and video game making among other topics.

March 16, 2017

A Streetcar Named Desire on KUER's RadioWest

Thursday, we're talking about one of the great classics of American theater, A Streetcar Named Desire. It was 70 years ago when Marlon Brando first played Stanley Kowalski on Broadway, but the themes of sexual violence, homophobia, addiction, and family strife still resonate today. A new production at Salt Lake City's Grand Theatre opens this week, so we're exploring Tennessee Williams' masterpiece and how it's become, as one guest puts it, enshrined in America's psyche.

A Streetcar Named Desire opens Thursday, March 16 and runs through Saturday, April 1 at The Grand Theatre on the South City Campus of Salt Lake Community College. For tickets and more information, click here

March 13, 2017

SLCC Promise: Free tuition for low-income students-Full Interview

March 13, 2017

Young Refugee Loves Life In U.S., But Wonders About Fate Of Sister Left Behind

Rita arrived in Salt Lake City on Sept. 9, 2014, three weeks before her 18th birthday. Now 20, she smiles when considering her new life. She has mastered English and just graduated from Horizonte Instruction and Training Center. Rita has enrolled in a certified nursing-assistant program at Salt Lake Community College. Her dream is to become a nurse.

March 13, 2017

SLCC Promise: Free tuition for low-income students

SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake Community College has made a promise to students from low-income families: if they qualify for a federal Pell grant, SLCC will pay the tuition and fees the grant doesn't cover.

"We'll fill the gap between what you qualify for in Pell and what it costs to be a full-time student at Salt Lake Community College," said Salt Lake Community College President Deneece Huftalin.

March 10, 2017

Designing a future in the fashion industry for people with autism

SALT LAKE CITY - It started with an appreciation for beautiful clothing. Then, it grew into a desire to create his own fashions. Along the way, Michael Andolsek's passion helped him discover something important about himself.

On a runway at the Grand America Hotel, classic skirts, jackets and dresses accented with jeweled buttons and splashes of color are on display. These are fashions from the creative mind of designer Michael Andolsek.

March 10, 2017

'SLCC Promise' in First Year on KSL-newsradio

Salt Lake Community College's SLCC Promise began about a year ago with a pragmatic approach to combat what for many is the prohibitive cost of pursuing a college education. In its first year, SLCC Promise has helped about 700 students with more than 1,000 awards that approach $800,000 in value.

March 8, 2017

Faith drives 5 LDS entrepreneurs to create toys, apps, clothing and neckties

Chalise Southwick's faith has been a constant for her as she has experienced the emotional cycle of ups and downs that accompanies launching a business. As rewarding as starting her own fashion dress line has been, she's had days where she was so exhausted that she wanted to give up and quit.

When it gets to that point, it all comes down to prayer.

March 8, 2017

What is Med School Really Like?

I want to invite any listeners planning to apply to medical school this summer to our next med webinar, The 5 Part Framework for a Successful Medical School Application, which I will present on Wednesday March 15 at 5 PM PT/ 8 PM ET.  In the webinar I break down the complex med school application process into 5 essential goals that you must achieve if you are to be successful and start medical school in 2018. The webinar is free, but you do need to reserve your seat.

March 8, 2017

SLCC Screening Student Film 'Freezer Burn' at Library

Salt Lake Community College film students are sharing director Keenan Panti's finished project with the public March 13, 7 p.m. at Salt Lake City Public Library's Nancy Tessman Auditorium. The free screening will feature the student-made movie "Freezer Burn," which will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers.

The movie, starring professional actors, is a family comedy based on a true story, focusing on the difficulty of dealing with the loss of life. The life, in this case, is Dad's prized pet poodle. It's up to 10-year-old Dillon to hold together the hodgepodge of personalities he calls family. The film was shot in 2016 on location in Salt Lake City and at SLCC's Center for Arts & Media.

March 7, 2017

'SLCC Promise' Closes In On $800K Student Aid in First Year

Salt Lake Community College's SLCC Promise began about a year ago with a pragmatic approach to combat what for many is the prohibitive cost of pursuing a college education. In its first year, SLCC Promise has helped about 700 students with more than 1,000 awards that approach $800,000 in value.

The idea is simple: remove economic barriers and help eligible, full-time students pay for their education by covering the cost of tuition and fees when federal grants fall short.

March 6, 2017

SLCC Women's Basketball Region 18 Champs, Headed to Nationals

The Salt Lake Community College women's basketball team won the Region 18 Championship for the first time in a decade over the weekend by beating Snow College 67-40 on SLCC's home court. The SLCC Bruins head to Lubbock, Texas for the NJCAA National Tournament March 20-25.

Tia Hay, Sica Cuzic and Annie Brady were named to the All-Tournament Team, and Hay also was named the tournament MVP. Head Coach Betsy Specketer was also named the Region 18 Coach of the Year.

March 5, 2017

About Utah: Deer Valley worker-puppeteer lifts spirits on 2 continents

DEER VALLEY - As a ticket checker and lift loader at the Jordanelle Gondola at Deer Valley Ski Resort, Travis Frost is constantly bringing smiles to people showing up for a day on the slopes as he takes their skis from them, loads them onto the gondola, and wishes them a wonderful day.

But that's nothing to the smiles he brings with his other job.

When the winter is over, Travis travels to Germany, where he performs as a puppeteer on "Sesamstraße," the German television co-production of "Sesame Street."

March 3, 2017

SLCC's Grand Theatre Hosts 'Streetcar Named Desire'

The Grand Theatre, at Salt Lake Community College's South City Campus, is proud to present A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams' immortal classic, as part of it's American Classic Series. The show runs March 16 - April 1.

The Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama in 1948, the story centers around Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, Stanley Kowalski and Mitch. Blanche is broke and, after losing her family home, is left with no choice but to move in with her sister Stella and her husband in New Orleans. While there she meets Mitch, a friend of Stanley's for whom she quickly begins to have romantic feelings. As the show progresses we discover secrets from Blanche's past and a sinister side to Stanley. It's a tragic story of love, loss, passion and guilt.

March 3, 2017

Recipe: Mirror glaze for cakes

Chef Cynthia Alberts from Salt Lake Community College's culinary arts program and Ryan Frye, executive pastry chef at Avenues Proper, show us how to make a gorgeous mirror glaze to pour over cake.

Mirror Glaze

4 teaspoons powdered gelatin
½ cup cold water
7 ounces white chocolate
7 ounces sugar
7 ounces corn syrup
½ cup water
5 ounces sweetened condensed milk

March 02, 2017

SLCC Holds 'DNA Cutting' for New STEM Center

Salt Lake Community College opened the doors Wednesday to its new Dumke Center for STEM Learning on its flagship Taylorsville Redwood Campus. SLCC made room for the 6,000 square-foot, two-story Center by renovating part of its Science and Industry Building.

SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin explained to onlookers about the colorful, long homemade DNA sequence she was about to cut to officially mark the Center's opening. "When you're starting a STEM learning center, you can't just have a ribbon," Huftalin said. She noted how the new space embraces learning and engagement and showcases a "community" approach to STEM education. "I'm so anxious to come in here on a Monday morning and listen to the energy that's being created in the room by the students who are trying to figure out different problems in science, math and engineering," she added.

March 1, 2017

SLCC celebrates opening of new learning center

Max Hagan, a student and tutor, works on some problems in the peer tutoring area of the Dumke Center for STEM Learning following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville on Wednesday. The new collaborative space is located in the college's Science and Industry Building. The center staff is committed to preparing students to reach their full potential by providing tutoring services and hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that are designed to help build self-confidence, expand critical-thinking skills and become lifelong active learners.

FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Choosing a college that's right for you

There are almost 2,500 public and private four-year institutions and more than 1,600 two-year community colleges in the country. Deciding which to choose can be daunting unless you take a few simple steps to start the selection process.

1. Figure out what you need from a post-secondary education.
Maybe your path is geared toward workforce development - get in, get out quick and go to work. Sometimes community colleges end up being the right choice for those who want to quickly enter the workforce. If you're interested in earning a bachelor's degree, then a four-year institution is probably what you're seeking (though some community colleges coordinate with universities to offer bachelor's degree tracks at a two-year school). You might be looking to earning your associate degree first and then transferring, in which case you might start at a community college before transferring to a four-year school.

FEBRUARY 27, 2017

How SLCC's Promise Program is Making School More Affordable

Salt Lake Community College is working to make school more affordable for students. Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin shares more about the Promise Program.

SLCC Promise is a college-wide initiative that covers any remaining costs of an education at Salt Lake Community College after a student receives a federal Pell grant. The program was first implemented in the fall of 2016. So far, SLCC has benefited nearly 700 students.

FEBRUARY 25, 2017

My view: Higher education is efficient, innovative and collaborative

In response to the recent editorial in the Deseret News, Utahns can be pleased that our eight public colleges and universities are the envy of the nation when it comes to scalable collaboration, innovation and efficiency.

Part of what makes Utah great is that we have all public higher-ed institutions working together to ensure Utahns have the best chance to succeed. And we do so efficiently: In 1969, when the Utah System of Higher Education was founded, there were nine institutions serving fewer than 50,000 students. Nearly 50 years later, there are eight institutions serving 175,000 students.

FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Go Global: International Business Seminar

The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and World Trade Center Utah will co-host the "Go Global: International Business Seminar" Mar. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, Miller Free Enterprise Center, room 203, 9750 S. 300 West, in Sandy.

WTC Utah President and CEO Derek Miller will provide keynote remarks on the state of trade in Utah. Following Millers remarks, a panel of Sandy-located businesses will share best practices for expanding into new international markets. Attendees will also learn how exporting can help a business grow and expand its customer base.

FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Relationships Matter in Recruiting Latino Students

Two-year institutions across the country are getting creative with Latino student recruitment as Hispanic populations grow.

A year ago Addi Hernandez was an administrative assistant at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College.

But as a graduate of the college and a Latina, Hernandez found Latino students on the Bowling Green campus would often approach her for advice on what forms they needed to fill out or what they needed to do to be better college students.

Hernandez remembered being in high school and wanting to go to college but struggling to find the help she needed for how to do so, so she started participating in the college's Super Sundays. These are events where people from the college attend churches in black and Latino communities in an effort to bring college information to students and families.

FEBRUARY 13, 2017

New programs helping students with autism achieve college dreams

OREM - Colin Doyle is a freshman at Utah Valley University. The 19-year-old is part of a growing trend: young adults with autism going to college.

"Life with autism can be hard," Doyle said. "I sometimes worry I have people judging me for doing weird things."

His biggest challenge is timing and scheduling. It's easy for him to get lost and miss classes.

Across the nation, half a million youth with autism spectrum disorder will be entering adulthood over the next decade, according to the Drexel Autism Institute. Hallmarks of college success like: flexibility, understanding social cues and unspoken rules, and sitting in large classrooms full of peers are challenging for these students.

FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Photo gallery: Salt Lake City Stars host matinee that included over 600 students

More than 600 elementary students, primarily from charter and private schools in Davis and Salt Lake counties, spent part of their school day watching professional basketball. They were on hand for Wednesday's NBA D-League game between the Salt Lake City Stars and Los Angeles D-Fenders at SLCC's Lifetime Activities Center. The Stars dropped a 103-100 decision in a game that tipped off at 11 a.m. Discovery Gateway and STEM Action Center Utah led educational segments during the contest.

FEBRUARY 7, 2017

Production Line: Medical Innovations Pathways program is helping assemble a workforce

Utah's medical device industry is growing quickly-so quickly that it threatens to outpace the state's ability to provide enough workers to fill the skilled jobs the industry requires. Yet if you ask a group of Utah high school students what they plan to do after graduation, it's likely that few will even know that a job with biotechnology or medical manufacturing is an option.

A new program hopes to change that-and open doors to well-paying careers for thousands of young Utahns in the process.

FEBRUARY 6, 2017

MC General Education Conference Is Coming in March

The 2017 General Education Conference is coming to MC on Wednesday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., BE building (room 151-152) on the Germantown Campus.

Register through ELITE! The conference is free, and professional development credit will be available through ELITE for all participants.

Alternate assignments are allowed if faculty miss classes to attend the conference. In addition, each attendee will receive a voucher and be able to choose a book related to the conference's topics.

FEBRUARY 3, 2017

SLCC Softball Standout Wins National Player of Week Award

Salt Lake Community College sophomore Madison Sisco was named NJCAA Player of the Week by the NJCAA National Office for Week 1 of the season, which started at the end of January.

Sisco, who plays third base, was also named the SWAC Player of the Week for her sensational performance in leading SLCC to a five-game sweep en route to winning the College of Southern Nevada Tournament in Henderson, Nevada. She batted .733, going 11-15 at the plate, hitting five home runs, 13 RBIs, scoring seven runs, with two doubles and a walk. In the tournament game against No. 4 ranked Yavapai, Sisco went 3-4 with a home run, four RBIs, a double, and a run. Her success at the plate spread like wildfire to teammates as they tried to mimic her presence at the plate. Sicso, 19, is majoring in criminal justice at SLCC.

FEBRUARY 2, 2017

SLCC's Grand Theatre Presents 'Comedy of Errors'

Salt Lake Community College's Grand Theatre, as part of its Backstage at the Grand series, will produce a professional production of William Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors Feb. 3 熑 25. Jamie Rocha Allan, who worked at London's Globe Theatre, will be directing this production, which is the first Shakespeare play produced by the Grand Theatre.

The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers. When they encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities issues. The hysterical Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's early plays, and it is the Bard's shortest and one of his most farcical comedies.

FEBRUARY 2, 2017

Global management certificate program

Salt Lake Community College is starting a new Global Management Certificate course that begins Mar. 29 and runs through May 31, 2017.

Classes are held every Wednesday night during that period from 6 to 9 p.m. at SLCC's Miller Campus, 9690 S. 300 West in Sandy

Three remote classes will also be live streamed via the UEN Network to participants at the applied technology colleges in Logan, Tooele and St George. For more information or to pre-register contact Stan Rees,, or call 801-957-5336.

FEBRUARY 1, 2017

SLCC President Honored During Sundance

Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin was one of nine women honored at the fourth annual Utah Women's Leadership Celebration held at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Zions Bank and the Sundance Institute collaborate each year for the event to honor women for their talent and leadership in various fields. Huftalin received the "Leadership in Education" award. "What an honor to be recognized alongside such remarkable women," Huftalin said.

Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson presented Huftalin and others with the awards in Park City during the annual festival, which draws thousands of filmmakers, volunteers and moviegoers from around the world.

January 26, 2017

Utah, regional and national female leaders honored at Sundance

Nine women were honored as part of the fourth annual Utah Women's Leadership event at the Sundance Film Festival.

Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson presented the awards at the Thursday lunch in Park City.

Among the honorees were actor Sanaa Lathan, from the upcoming Fox series "Shots Fired," which premiered at this year's festival, as well as movies such as "Now You See Me 2" and "Love & Basketball."

January 25, 2017

Bruin Pantry hungry for donations, volunteers

The high cost of education can make it hard to buy food and other necessities, but Salt Lake Community College students in need can stock their shelves for free.

The Bruin Pantry offers mostly nonperishable food items like canned goods, crackers, peanut butter and soups. The pantry also carries basic toiletries and feminine hygiene products, diapers and baby food. Students with a valid SLCC ID are welcome to fill two grocery bags twice a month.

January 24, 2017

Wentworth Students Working With NASA On Spacewalk Training

Students from Wentworth Institute of Technology have been invited to NASA's Johnson Space Center to test spacewalk tools they've designed for actual challenges related to deep-space exploration.

Calling themselves the Luna Leopards, the group of undergraduates is one of 32 student teams that have advanced to the testing phase in a NASA program called Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams, or Micro-g NExT.

JANUARY 23, 2017

SLCC Hosts All-Female Panel On Race, Equality and Human Rights

Salt Lake Community College will host the "Women In Freedom Movement" forum Feb. 8, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, located at Center for Arts & Media on the SLCC South City Campus, 1575 S. State Street in Salt Lake City.

The Women In Freedom Movement forum examines the black freedom struggle in America from the female perspective. Panelists for this free public event include Angela Davis, Kathleen Cleaver and Margaret Burnham, with Michele Goodwin moderating the evening's discussion that will cover the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 70s in America and around the world. This is a rare opportunity to hear these prominent scholars and activists who have been influential to changing both the nation and the world. The trail-blazing contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and Huey Newton are widely known, but equally strong black female activists like these featured panelists worked to educate and motivate people to embrace civil action.

JANUARY 18, 2017

SLCC's Grand Theatre Venue for 2017 Sundance Film Festival

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival will screen 18 films at Salt Lake Community College's Grand Theatre, Jan. 20-29, during the opening and closing weekends. This is the third year the Grand will host moviegoers from around the world during the annual festival.

The schedule of movies at the Grand kicks off Jan. 20 with the Spotlight film Colossal. The final film at the Grand Jan. 29 is Legion Brothers, one of the Sundance Doc Premieres. For more information on tickets, visit // The Grand Theatre is located at SLCC's South City Campus, 1575 South State Street in Salt Lake City.

JANUARY 15, 2017

Six ways to Sundance for the woefully unprepared

Last year I experienced the Sundance Film Festival for the first time, a new Utah resident who had always wondered why anything frequently held in freezing temperatures could ever be branded "festive." I didn't buy advance tickets to anything, couldn't take advantage of the special Utahns-only sale date since I still had my California driver license, and didn't even look at the film schedule until the day before it began.

January 11, 2017

Sundance 101: Navigating the film festival

Every January in Utah, thousands of people from around the world flock to the streets and screening sites in and around Park City for the annual Sundance Film Festival. Many festivalgoers come to see premieres of independent films; some slog through slush and snow with the hopes of seeing their favorite star (or any actor, for that matter); others are just curious about all the fuss.

January 9, 2017

How to enjoy the Sundance Film Festival outside of Park City

(KUTV) Park City isn't the only place you can get in on the Sundance festivities. You can avoid the crowds and parking hassles by attending festival events in Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort.
The annual Sundance Film Festival runs from Jan. 19-29.
Salt Lake City theaters and events
Salt Lake is home to five theaters that will showcase Sundance films:

  • Broadway Centre Cinemas (111 E. Broadway)
  • The Grand Theater at Salt Lake Community College's South Campus (1575 S. State)
  • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. Broadway)
  • Salt Lake City Public Library (210 E. 400 South)
  • Tower Theater (876 E. 900 South)

January 6, 2017

Leadership and Membership Announcements for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Salt Lake City Branch Board of Directors


The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco appointed Patricia R. Richards chair of the Salt Lake City Branch board of directors, effective January 1, 2017. Ms. Richards is replacing Peter R. Metcalf, Founder, Brand Advocate and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of Black Diamond, Inc. whose term as Chairman has expired. Mr. Metcalf will remain on the Branch Board as a director, for a term that expires in 2019. In addition, David B. Smith, Chief Operating Officer of the Larry H. Miller Management Corporation, was appointed to the Salt Lake City Branch board of directors effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Smith is replacing Albert T. Wada, Chairman of Wada Farms, Inc., Pingree, Idaho, whose term has expired.

January 2, 2017

Training Program Takes Flight

Utah's aerospace and defense industry is growing, with nearly 950 companies employing more than 31,000 people in the sector in 2015. That's great news for Utah, but attracting a qualified workforce to employers ranging from aerospace giant Boeing to parts suppliers such as Janicki Industries can be challenging considering the state's unemployment rate averaged around 3.5 percent in the past year.

December 30, 2016

Charitable Roundup: doTERRA, Jive Communications, KeyBank, Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.


Over the past 60 years, the Countryside Association for People with Disabilities has been serving individuals with intellectual and developmental handicaps by providing them with opportunities to get involved in their communities. On March 18, 2016, the association held their Spring Gala, which served as a fundraiser event for their organization. doTERRA International was happy to show its support for such an inspirational program by donating product for the Gala's silent auction. The proceeds went toward building and supporting individuals with disabilities through sustaining the association's services and programs.

December 30, 2016

New book by Utah author tells story of 'little known' Mormon pioneer leader

SALT LAKE CITY - What began as a family history project has resulted in a new publication about a man who had significant influence in settling the Mormon territory.

Author Quentin Thomas Wells, of Salt Lake City, said his book "Defender: The Life of Daniel H. Wells" is about a man who is not well known in Mormon history. But he said his ancestor played a pivotal role in organizing the city where Utah's first settlers arrived.

December 28, 2016

Recipe: Strawberry Champagne Profiteroles

Chef Cynthia Alberts with the SLCC Culinary Arts program shows us how to make a dessert perfect for the holidays.


Yield: 20 Profiteroles
1/2 cup (125ml) water
1/2 cup (125ml) milk
8 Tbsp (125g) unsalted butter
1 tsp (5g) salt
2 tsp (10g) granulated sugar
1 cups (150g) all-purpose flour
4 to 5 ea. (250g) large eggs
(powdered sugar for dusting)

December 27, 2016

Recipe: Healthy Party Food

Chef Franco Aloia with SLCC Culinary Arts Program shows us a fun and healthy twist on party food.

French Onion Marscapone Dip

1 pkg. mascarpone cheese

1/2 onion sauteed

large pinch of salt

1/8 Cup of chives

Mix all ingredients together and chill in the refrigerator before serving.

Parmesan Serving Bowl

1 block of real parmesan, grated very fine

December 23, 2016


The highly acclaimed Zane Holmquist, Vice President of Food & Beverage & Corporate Chef at Stein Eriksen Lodge, will be a cooking guest for TODAY's Christmas Eve show. This marks the fifth consecutive year Holmquist has been invited to appear on the national morning show to demonstrate renowned menu items available for guests at Stein Eriksen Lodge, voted World's Best Ski Hotel.

December 14, 2016

SLC alternative high school expands scholarship program to include adult students

Diana Mejia first enrolled at the Horizonte Instruction and Training Center in 2011, shortly after she emigrated from Mexico to the United States.

She started by taking English classes before working toward a high school diploma through the alternative high school's adult-education program.

Today, 46-year-old Mejia is a student at Salt Lake Community College, where she was recently accepted into the occupational-therapy assistant program.

December 14, 2016

6 Ways to Save on Travel During College Breaks

Every couple of months, Kelly Smith makes the 450-mile drive from Tampa to Atlanta to visit her father during one of her school breaks.

The University of Tampa senior says she cuts down on her travel spending using a fuel perk points program at Winn-Dixie, a regional grocery store chain.

"I buy all my groceries there and every $50, I get five cents off per gallon. So I rack those up and make sure to use them while I'm driving up there," the 22-year-old writing major says.

December 12, 2016

What's happening now with Utah's technology in education initiative

SALT LAKE CITY - An initiative aiming to boost Utah schools' technology is moving forward.

Schools across the state have applied for funding from the state to help drive the increase of infrastructure, hardware, software and more in schools around the state, through the Utah State Board of Education's educational technology initiative, the Digital Teaching and Learning Grant Program.

December 12, 2016

In the News: Where Students Get Two Years of College in High School for Free

"Early college" programs are not a new idea but have experienced rapid growth in recent years. And the term "early college" has expanded to include a range of different activities, Emily Deruy notes in an article for the Atlantic.

Sometimes it means giving high-school students access to college classes online, sometimes it involves having kids spend half their day at high school and half on a nearby college campus;...

December 8, 2016

5 ways community colleges contribute to the economy

Workforce development
Whether students are looking for programs in business, finance, energy, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, technical training or transportation, community colleges provide fast tracks when trying to enter the workforce. The programs are tailored to meet the needs of students interested in moving more quickly from the classroom and into a quality job earning competitive wages. Employers recognize that students graduating with degrees in these programs have had the best training and education and are prepared to hit the ground running.

December 8, 2016

Math professor wins LDSSA teaching award

The LDS Student Association at Taylorsville Redwood Campus appreciates the hard work and dedication that comes with being a professor.

Every fall semester, the LDSSA recognizes one Salt Lake Community College professor nominated by students for its annual Excellence In Teaching Award. This semester the recipient of the award is Cindy Soderstrom, an associate professor in mathematics.

December 8, 2016

Comcast Business Teams with the Business Incubator at Miller Campus to Provide High-Performance Ethernet Services to Utah Startups

Comcast Business announced it has teamed up with the Miller Business Resource Center Business Incubator at Salt Lake Community College to better serve the small business ecosystem in Utah.

Through this collaboration, Business Incubator clients can benefit from Comcast's reliable, scalable and high-performance Ethernet network at no cost to them, so they can focus on their business requirements, drive growth and remain at the forefront of innovation.

December 7, 2016

How to make higher education technology investments that pay off

Technology decision-makers and purchasers give advice on how to ensure fiscal responsibility when making tech investments for colleges and universities.

It's a blessing and a curse: As more needs and services are required by colleges and universities, more technology solutions are entering the market. But with so many options available for practically every type of implementation, how can purchasers make the best decision possible?

December 1, 2016

MySLCC replacing MyPage later this month

MyPage will receive a much-needed upgrade in time for spring semester.

Salt Lake Community College will launch a redesigned student and faculty portal on Wednesday, Dec. 21. MySLCC will contain the same services and information students are used to accessing on MyPage, but with a fresh, reorganized look that aims to provide a more user-friendly experience.

December 1, 2016

How can institutions best make the case for higher ed to legislators?

Amid much uncertainty, experts at the Higher Education Government Relations Conference weigh in on best practices.

Florida State University President Jim Thrasher has served as a state legislator, a state party chair and now as president of a major public institution.

"I've seen the issue of public funding from every angle," he said Wednesday at the Higher Education Government Relations Conference, adding that the current climate "calls on us again to go out and make the case" for higher education.

November 30, 2016

Young Lions

A Ph.D. heading foodservices for a 16-school district, a 34-year-old marathon runner who leads a bakery café chain's engineering team, and a 26-branch service agency's brilliant customer-service ambassador are three of Foodservice Equipment Reports' incredible Young Lion Award winners for 2017. We're also awarding a 37-year-old designer/project manager who has become his firm's defacto Revit instructor and a computer-savvy manufacturers' rep who helped build game-changing rep credit-tracking software. Finally, we honor a family legacy, a third-generation dealer who has worked in, and can now run, every department in the 71-year-old dealership.

November 29, 2016

5 ways to improve your online college experience

About six million students each year engage in so-called distance education for the one or more college courses they take online, with about three-quarters of those courses offered by public institutions. That amounts to more than one in four students who take at least one online college course.

Online college courses are convenient and can cut down on the cost of a higher education. But to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of these courses, students need to know a few things to improve their online experience.

November 29, 2016

5 STEM activities you can do at home with 6 supplies or less

SALT LAKE CITY - You don't need many supplies or expenses to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics.) STEM educators Mindy Hiatt, Susan Jeppesen and Carrie Rogers-Whitehead have brought together some simple activities with six supplies or less that you can do at home.

November 27, 2016

Amahl teams up with Tiny Tim on a Christmas double bill

The University of Utah's Lyric Opera Ensemble has made a tradition the past few years of performing Gian Carlo Menotti's one-act Christmas opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors." This year, Amahl will join Tiny Tim on an operatic double-header that also includes the world premiere of "A Christmas Carol," Michael Leavitt and Anthony Buck's one-act adaptation of the Charles Dickens novella.

November 26, 2016

Op-ed: Make college affordable to make democracy work

In January 2015, I wrote an op-ed for The Tribune in response to President Obama's free community college proposal. The free college movement has since evolved and was championed by the Democratic presidential candidates, but the election of Donald Trump warrants a reassessment of the free college movement and a reprioritization of the democratic purpose of public higher education.

November 19, 2016

Planning for College? Here Are 3 Things You Should Consider

College education is costly. Those who want to go to universities or colleges need to prepare for the financial needs that higher education requires. While it might be costly, planning ahead will greatly help in ensuring a student's continued education.

Money Control says that it's always better to have a plan regarding finances. Although there might be some unexpected events that will change certain variables, having a long-term goal will allow one to be flexible, even in money matters.

November 17, 2016

SLCC President Inspires Students During Utah College Application Week

Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin on Monday urged students at Horizonte Instruction and Training Center to consider how a post-secondary education can help increase their earning potential by about $830,000 over a lifetime. "That's almost a million dollars more you'll earn with a college degree," Huftalin told the students during a kickoff event for the statewide Utah College Application Week (UCAW). "That's a significant amount of money. Not everyone is motivated by money, but that's something to pay attention to."

November 16, 2016

5 steps toward financial planning for college

For the 2015-16 school year, the average cost for in-state residents at a public university is $9,410. That cost increases significantly for private institutions and out-of-state residents.

College costs include a plethora of expenses, such as tuition, meals, books, supplies, transportation and housing.

November 16, 2016

SLCC Dance Company presents 'Moving Words'

Salt Lake Community College Dance Company will perform their annual fall concert this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Theatre.

"Moving Words" is the theme of this year's fall concert. SLCC Dance Company director Tess Boone says the concert will also feature House of Lewis, a Utah hip-hop group that appeared on season 11 of "America's Got Talent."

November 13, 2016

Utah Philanthropy Day Honors Community Volunteers

Seven Utah philanthropists and 76 dedicated volunteers will be honored at the 2016 Utah Philanthropy Day luncheon, Thursday, November 17 at 11:30 am at Grand America Hotel.

Each year since 1999, the Utah Nonprofits Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (formerly Utah Society of Fund Raisers) have honored leaders in philanthropy by presenting awards honoring their efforts at the gala event. The 2016 Honorees include:

November 11, 2016

Artists Receive Awards at Annual SLCC 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. 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.

November 9, 2016

SLCC student works hard to achieve her goals

Her energy, laughter and straight-forwardness take your breath away, from the moment you first meet her. She is a Sudanese woman who came to the United States via Cairo in 2005.

She is brilliant. She is funny. She is Marcilina Lodongi.

November 9, 2016

Walking the Line

When Robert Hunter saw a call-to-arms on social media from organizers in North Dakota asking for assistance winterizing a camp near the epicenter of a pipeline protest, he armed himself with a camera and prepared for a 36-hour drive to the northeast.

On a whim, Hunter, a member of the Blackfeet and Shoshone-Paiute tribes and a film student at Salt Lake Community College recruited a couple relatives as well as classmate Weston Bury and headed for the Dakotas to document the escalating conflict.

November 8, 2016

SLCC scholarships make college more affordable

Students who wonder how they will pay for their next semester of classes can look at scholarships for some financial relief.

Scholarships are funds that are available to assist students with their education. And students at Salt Lake Community College can take advantage of these opportunities to save money.

NOVEMBER 3, 2016

Simple Green Me: Lazy Day Yoga

Salt Lake City - (KUTV) Amanda Jones, certified yoga and meditation instructor at and Salt Lake Community College, visited Fresh Living with some great yoga moves for your laziest of days.

Some days, even 15 minutes of gentle yoga seems like a hassle. Thankfully, the ancient art of Hatha yoga has us covered with its "energy releasing" Pawanmuktasana Series I - a series of "anti-rheumatic" poses great for lubricating joints, increasing circulation and toning nerves.

November 1, 2016

Recipe: Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter

Chef Franco Aloia from the Culinary Arts program at Salt Lake Community College shared his recipe for potato gnocchi.

Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter
Russet Potatoes: 2 lbs.
Flour: 1 Cup

OCTOBER 31, 2016 Ranks the Top 20 Best 2-Year Colleges for Veterans

United States Veterans have given of themselves, risking everything for the sake of our country and well-being, and for that sacrifice, there is not thanks enough. When it comes to going to college and getting their higher education after their service is over, many, many colleges offer benefits and programs for veterans to help ease the financial burden as well as the mental and physical transition into college life after the military.

OCTOBER 27, 2016

Public/Private Partnership Creates Pathway For Students

Governor Gary Herbert announced the launch of a new medical innovations pathway on Sept. 27 that will allow high school students the chance to graduate with a certificate in medical manufacturing innovations. From there, students can either continue their education at the post-secondary level or begin their career in life sciences.

OCTOBER 27, 2016

Utah State University names first female president

Utah State University will have a new president in 2017.

In a live campus broadcast on Wednesday, the Utah Board of Regents named Noelle Cockett as the university's new president.

OCTOBER 25, 2016

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Val Hale, Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

Business Facilities: Snap Finance recently announced an expansion of its Utah headquarters. Are you expecting significant growth in Utah's financial services sector this year?

Val Hale: The state of Utah has experienced significant economic growth over the past decade and hopes to continue to do so. Financial services is one of our fastest-growing industries with 2015 employment increasing more than six percent to nearly 75,000 jobs.

OCTOBER 24, 2016

How is SLCC Helping Students Pay for College?

There has been increasing talk across the country about the increasingly high cost of a college education and the mountain of lingering, sometimes financially debilitating debt students carry long after they graduate.

Richard Scott Dean of the School of Arts, Communications & Media at Salt Lake Community College shares more about the Promise Campaign.

OCTOBER 21, 2016

I am National Ability Center: Military, Group Program Supervisor Taylor Davis

Born in South Dakota, Taylor E. Davis was adopted by a couple living in Salt Lake City. He grew up fly fishing, rock climbing and skiing in the mountains of Utah.

At the age of 18, Taylor enlisted in the United States Marine Corps., and spent the next four years assigned to 1st Battalion 1st Marine 1stMarine Division as an Infantryman.

OCTOBER 20, 2016

Career, technical education showcase helps students get jobs

About 10,000 students and adults gathered at the South Towne Expo Center for the first ever Pathways to Professions showcase on Oct. 12-13.

One student attendee, a high school senior from Copper Hills, left the showcase with a job. He brought his resume to one of the companies participating in the expo and they interviewed him on the spot, then hired him immediately.

OCTOBER 19, 2016

Q&A with Cree McNulty

Cree McNulty dropped out of high school at age 15, had an epiphany at age 21, went back to school, got involved in activist politics and is now out to make the world a better place.

How did you get from being a high school drop out to becoming gainfully employed and nearing completion of your BA?

I grew up in the Ball Park area of Salt Lake and went to school in Glendale. My grandparents raised me half the time because my parents worked hard.

OCTOBER 13, 2016

OPIC Offers Financing and Political Risk Insurance to Support American Businesses Looking to Expand into Emerging Economies Worldwide

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government's development finance institution, drew more than 100 small businesses and entrepreneurs to the 10th Anniversary of the Expanding Horizons small business workshop in Denver today. OPIC has hosted over 30 Expanding Workshops nationwide since 2006 to educate small businesses about the opportunities of expanding into developing markets, and the ways that OPIC can support this growth.

OCTOBER 13, 2016

No. 20 SLCC men's soccer team embraces high expectations in inaugural season

TAYLORSVILLE - First-year Salt Lake Community College men's soccer coach Mark Davis isn't shy about revealing the program's lofty goals for its inaugural season.

A Scenic West Athletic Conference title. A Region 18 championship. A run at the junior college national championship.

OCTOBER 10, 2016

Love And Owens Spar In Fourth District Debate

Republican Congresswoman Mia Love and Democratic challenger Doug Owens faced off in a debate Monday night over issues facing the Fourth Congressional District.

As the debate began, moderator Ken Verdoia quickly asked who the candidates who they are supporting for President. Mia Love continued to withhold her support for anyone.

OCTOBER 10, 2016

Utah 4th Congressional District Debate

Candidates in Utah's 4th Congressional District race, Incumbent Representative Mia Love (R) and Doug Owens (D), met for a debate at Salt Lake Community College. Topics included congressional ethics rules, the economy, climate change, and the criminal justice system.

OCTOBER 9, 2016

College Campus Sexual Assault Reports Stay Even on Utah Campuses

SALT LAKE CITY 諡 Sexual assaults reported at the campuses of Utah's largest colleges in 2015 are about the same as the year before at 58 and still unlikely to accurately represent how many assaults actually occur.

Underreporting and a lack of off-campus assault data are factors that some say misrepresent the actual number of assaults, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

OCTOBER 7, 2016

2016 ACCT Congress Kicks Off With Promise Programs, Calls to Serve Diverse Student Populations

As the College Promise movement continues to gain momentum, the 1,700 community college trustees, presidents and other leaders convening in New Orleans for the 2016 ACCT Leadership Congress were urged to consider how such programs could best meet the distinct characteristics of their own communities.

"How do you design something for your community that meets the greatest need?" Martha Kanter, executive director of the College Promise Campaign, asked attendees during a Congress session Wednesday.

OCTOBER 6, 2016

SLCC's Grand Theatre Hosts 'Jekyll & Hyde'

Salt Lake Community College's Grand Theatre, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, is hosting the musical production of "Jekyll & Hyde" Oct. 6-29. Call the Grand Theatre Box Office for show times and tickets at 801-957-3322 or visit the theatre's website.

OCTOBER 6, 2016

Greg Bell: The great job shift: High school alone won't get you a good job

Not only has the economy taken a long time to recover from the Great Recession; for many the recovery hasn't happened at all.

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce recently issued the report "America's Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots." The theme of the paper is this: "The post-Great Recession economy has divided the country along a fault line

OCTOBER 5, 2016

Inaugural NJCAA Soccer Season at SLCC Drawing Crowds

Salt Lake Community College soccer coach Mark Davis is leading SLCC's first-ever NJCAA men's and women's soccer teams toward winning seasons and, as a result, is seeing the grassy hill on west side of the lush, green pitch at the College's Taylorsville Redwood Campus lined with spectators.

"We are very pleased with our attendance," Davis said. "We are ranked number five in attendance in the country."

OCTOBER 4, 2016

SLCC wants more women involved in aviation

As Salt Lake Community College students pursue careers as mechanics, pilots and dispatchers, the aviation program is actively working to involve more women who have an interest in the field.

According to 2014-15 data from the SLCC Fact Book, the graduation rate between male and female students in the program is between 8 to 1 and 10 to 1.

OCTOBER 3, 2016

Life Science Companies, Education Partners Join to Launch Medical Innovations Pathways

Gov. Gary R. Herbert, along with USA Funds, Utah life science industry partners, the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Department of Workforce Services announced the launch of the Utah Medical Innovations Pathways program.

The program will provide Utah students the opportunity to graduate high school with a certificate in medical manufacturing innovations and begin a career in life sciences.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Industry Outlook: Higher Education

From tech colleges to research universities, Utah's higher education institutions are finding innovative ways to partner with industry, serve the needs of a full range of students and adapt to shifting demands.

A special thank you to Richard Kendell, co-chair of Education First, for moderating the discussion.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Photos: 'Mirror the World' fashion exhibit

The Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute has placed dozens of student and community designs on display for the "Mirror the World" exhibit at South City Campus.

The pieces reflect the different cultural influences on fashion around the world. The exhibit is open and free to the public through Friday, Sept. 30.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

New U. research center seeking solutions for refugees

As an increasing number of refugees and immigrants come to Utah, a new collaborative research initiative at the University of Utah will look for the best ways to help them succeed in their new home.

The Center for Research on Migration and Refugee Integration celebrated its official launch Wednesday, making it the first institution of its kind west of the Mississippi.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

What do crazy costumes, democratic delicacies, and millennials all have in common?

A new non-profit group is pulling out all the stops to improve voter turnout among millennials this election.

While Monday evening's gubernatorial and presidential debates highlighted key differences between candidates, they all agreed on one thing -- the need for people to vote.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

New program helps high school students get jobs in life sciences

Utah now has a new streamlined pathway for high school students to get jobs in the booming medical innovations industry.

The Utah Medical Innovations Pathways (MIP) program gives students the chance to graduate high school with a certificate in medical manufacturing innovations and begin a career in life sciences.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2016

Shakespearean rarity anchors Utah book fest

The exhibit of a book that changed the world - the First Folio of 36 Shakespeare plays published in 1623 - is a centerpiece of this year's Utah Humanities Book Festival.

The First Folio exhibit at the Salt Lake City Library's downtown branch is part of Folger Shakespeare Library's 50-state tour to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

Program uses soccer to help refugees plan for their future

Around the globe, soccer is known as "the beautiful game," played by more people than any other sport in the world.

And for many, the game is a way to find joy even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Isaack Shire, 19, arrived in Utah from Kenya a decade ago with his parents and 10 siblings.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

Dan Liljenquist: Why you should watch Utah Debate Commission events

I must admit that I love the debate season. I've always believed that candidate debates are fundamental to our electoral process. Former U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey expressed my own belief that "Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent and debate." While many dislike the combativeness and incivility - perhaps even brutality - that often characterize candidate debates in this country, the process itself forces a confrontation of ideas that helps shape our republic.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Education Leaders Praise Hatch's Efforts to Support Innovative Teaching

Last week Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, member and former chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement after introducing the Innovation for Tomorrow's Workforce Act of 2016:

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Regents prioritize higher education 2017-18 capital facilities requests

In preparation for the 2017 legislative session, the Utah State Board of Regents prioritized the state-funded capital facilities requests from institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education during its September meeting.

Each year, the Regents re-evaluate the capital facilities needs of the institutions after an extensive evaluation process including project site visits, space inventories and various scoring methods.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Latinos in Action, Adobe work to change the struggle for Utah County Latinos in higher education

On one wall of an auditorium in the Adobe offices in Lehi sticky notes written by Latino students highlighting the negative perceptions they faced were stuck to the wall.

On the opposite side of the room, the students had countered with positive things about themselves -- "hardworking," "bilingual" and "good grades."

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

SLCC Wins DOE Grant for $2.23M, STEM Support

Salt Lake Community College has been awarded a $2.23 million grant under the Department of Education's hallmark Strengthening Institutions program.

This grant will support strategic initiatives in the School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering, including the remodel of the Math, Science & Technology Resource Center, the creation of analytic systems to study critical attrition points in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, and the large-scale implementation of best-practice support services for STEM students.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Yoga instructor promotes life of mindfulness

Amanda Jones is a strong believer that yoga and meditation can help people.

Jones is in her second semester as an adjunct yoga instructor at Salt Lake Community College. She has been teaching yoga and meditation for the past six years, in addition to her duties as a mom and local TV personality.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

From teen runaway to advocate: Attorney shares her story as she serves homeless youths

As she watches the teenagers who come and go from the legal clinic where she volunteers, Nicole Lowe sees reflections of herself.

Though she now holds the title of assistant attorney general in the state's child protection division, Lowe's young life was more like those of the teens she serves.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

SLCC Hosts Economy Expert, Author Robert Reich

Salt Lake Community College's 2016 Tanner Forum on Social Ethics is hosting Robert Reich Oct. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. on the SLCC South City Campus in the Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City. Free tickets for this event will be available at the Grand Theatre website beginning Sept. 19, and doors will open at 6 p.m. on the evening of the event for first-come, first-served seating. Reich will sign books from 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the Grand Theatre foyer.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

SLCC TO Host Award-Winning Poet Danez Smith

Recipient of the Kate Tufts Poetry Award and a 2016 Hopwood Awardee, Danez Smith is coming to Salt Lake Community College to breathe his thought-provoking work into Salt Lake City. Smith teaches with InsideOut Detroit, is a 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow, a Cave Canem and VONA alum and recipient of a McKnight Foundation Fellowship.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Golfers raise money for SLCC student athletes

Golfers of all abilities gathered Monday morning at the Hidden Valley Country Club to support the annual Gail Miller Utah Leadership Cup.

The tournament serves as a fundraiser to gather donations for Salt Lake Community College athletic scholarships. The players joined school officials, alumni and celebrities for 18 holes of fun.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Salt Lake City, County Shift Focus To State Street Crime

City leaders and law enforcement officials are focusing efforts to curb crime and homelessness on State Street in Salt Lake City. It's become an area where cheap motels provide a substitute for shelters and low-cost housing.

During a town hall meeting Monday night at Salt Lake Community College, residents and business owners along State Street met with city and county officials to talk about how crime is bleeding into neighborhoods and businesses.


Utah Debate Commission Sets Participants for November Debates

No third-party candidates qualified to make the stage for this fall's Utah Debate Commission events.

The UTDC released their final poll numbers for the seven debates which start on September 21st. In order to qualify to participate, a candidate had to hit 10% in their survey, minus the margin of error (+/- 4.28%), which means the actual threshold was 5.62% support.


SLCC receives TRIO Award from Department of Education

Salt Lake Community College has received a $1.23 million TRIO Talent Search award from the Department of Education.

The program works with students to achieve academic success and prepare for the college of their choice and is especially designed for students of families with low incomes or students whose parents have not received a four-year college degree.


ITT Tech closes its 130 campuses, including Murray school

ITT Technical Institute is closing its campuses nationwide, including its Murray location, the for-profit college announced Tuesday.

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Education prohibited ITT Tech from accepting new students who planned to use federal aid to finance their enrollment there.


SLCC First To Benefit From T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarships

The Utah Association for the Education of Young Children has launched a new scholarship project called T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Utah, which is making its debut with Salt Lake Community College.

"This fall we will begin funding scholarships for 30 early childhood teachers and directors of early childcare centers to support them in earning an associate's degree," said UAEYC T.E.A.C.H. counselor Katie Roberts. "We are excited to be partnered with Salt Lake Community College for this first cohort of students."


SLCC Receives TRIO Award From Department of Education

Salt Lake Community College received a $1.23 million TRIO Talent Search award from the Department of Education.

"Talent Search will directly support SLCC's goals around strategic enrollment and student outreach, especially among underrepresented students, while strengthening ties with community partners," said Nicole Omer, Director of Sponsored Projects at SLCC.


UESP, StepUp to Higher Education Sponsor 2016 Make Your Mark Contest

The Utah Educational Savings Plan and StepUp to Higher Education will mark Gov. Gary Herbert's declaration of September as College Savings Month in Utah by sponsoring the annual UESP Make Your Mark bookmark contest.

Eight Utah students in kindergarten through 12th grade will each win a $1,000 college savings scholarship account by designing a bookmark.

AUGUST 31, 2016

First heart surgery, then 100 hikes on Timpanogos trail

Hundreds of hikers return to the Timpanogos Cave National Monument trail day after day and week after week to get exercise.

It's "nature's alternative to the gym," said Cami McKinney, chief of interpretation with the United States National Park Service and stationed at Timpanogos Cave. She said more than 1,000 hikers return to the trail regularly because of its convenient location and to enjoy the unique experience and cardiovascular challenge that climbing 1,100 feet in just over a mile provides.

AUGUST 30, 2016

Film event features 'Lost Boy' who resettled in Utah

Solomon Awan was just 8 years old when he walked away from his village as civil war raged in Sudan.

He and thousands of other children, mostly boys, started what became a four-month walk to Ethiopia to escape death or being forced to fight with rebel forces.

AUGUST 29, 2016

The perks of student involvement

During my strenuous time in college, I've been enrolled in four schools and have participated in many forms of student involvement. My first role, at SLCC, was the man behind a mask, the infamous mascot熑Bruin Bear. I pretty much did that throughout my whole tenure at SLCC, while also wearing a few other hats. Some of those hats ranged from student life and leadership roles to writing for the school newspaper: The Globe.

AUGUST 27, 2016

Marina Costa-Jackson pursues singing passion, wins awards at Placido Domingo's Operalia 2016

Rising opera soprano and Utah native Marina Costa-Jackson recently competed in Placido Domingo's Operalia and took home two world-class awards after placing first in the Zarzuela Aria competition and second in the Opera Aria competition.

AUGUST 24, 2016

SLCC offers free tutoring to all students

Every student will likely need some homework help during a semester.

Regardless of the situation - prepping for a math final, setting up an ePortfolio, struggling with a biology assignment - Salt Lake Community College has great resources that many students don't know about, including free tutoring.

AUGUST 24, 2016

Successful transition from prison takes 'a thousand little investments,' ex-offender tells professionals

Kenny O'Rourke had the sort of childhood, he said, that if something good happened, it was overshadowed by so much trauma and neglect that he really can't remember any good times.

AUGUST 24, 2016

Seniors get tutored in technology by teens

Kirk is a senior living in a Salt Lake County Housing Authority apartment and recently used a computer for the first time. When working with youth volunteer Kenny at the Sorenson Multicultural Center, Kirk initially refused to touch a computer; he insisted on using his old flip phone.

AUGUST 24, 2016

SLCC Receives $819K National Science Foundation Grant

Salt Lake Community College's biotechnology program received an $819,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further efforts in the area of competency-based education (CBE).

The CBE model allows students to demonstrate competencies at their own pace, moving on to the next course as soon as they are ready.

AUGUST 24, 2016

SLCC Miller Business Resource Center New Site For Women Tech Council

Salt Lake Community College's Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) at the Miller Campus in Sandy is now home to the Women Tech Council (WTC). Founded in 2007, the Women Tech Council provides mentoring, visibility and networking for women.

AUGUST 23, 2016

Slade named Director of Baseball Operations

Tuckett Slade has recently been hired as BYU¹s new director of baseball operations.

"Tuckett is a great baseball guy, a tireless worker and a terrific person," BYU head baseball coach Mike Littlewood said. "Tuckett bleeds blue and we welcome his wife Jamie and daughter Miya to our baseball family."

AUGUST 23, 2016

Flattering fashion for every shape

Janet Buhler, from the Fashion Institute at Salt Lake Community College, shared some helpful tips in discovering your body type and the best ways to flatter it.

3 Questions to determine your body shape:
1. Which is narrower, your shoulders or your hips?

2. Is your waist well-defined?

3. Do you have a full bust and rounded stomach?

AUGUST 22, 2016

SLCC Miller Business Resource Center Partners With Nonprofit SCORE

The Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) at Salt Lake Community College has formed a new partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE will have offices at SLCC's Miller Campus in Sandy and work alongside the MBRC to serve the state's diverse business community at one location.

AUGUST 22, 2016

Salt Lake City Stars 2016-2017 schedule released

The NBA D-League is one step closer to coming to Utah, as the 48-game regular season schedule for the Salt Lake City Stars was released on Monday.

The team, which serves as the Utah Jazz's D-League affiliate and was formerly known as the Idaho Stampede, will open play Nov. 12 on the road against the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The regular season concludes April 1 with a road contest against the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

AUGUST 22, 2016

SLCC welcomes students from around the world

The college experience can be difficult for international students in the United States.

Every semester, tens of thousands of foreign students enroll in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. to learn English and participate in scholastic programs. By doing so, international students hope to return to their respective homelands with a better chance of landing a job and fulfilling their dreams.

AUGUST 20, 2016

Classmates gather for their 65th high school reunion

'65 and still alive' was the theme as the class of 1951 from the old South High School gathered to celebrate their 65th reunion.

It was a time to get together, look at the old pictures and tell some old stories.

Bill Black, of the Class of '51, says, "We're having another reunion. I came to the first one that we had in our class and it's been a remarkable time and I'm still here, which is the most remarkable thing."

AUGUST 19, 2016

Three poems

Today I threw your slippers away
They'd slipped astray
Until I found them tucked away
Today and
I recalled far away that day
I failed to slip them to your feet

AUGUST 19, 2016

The 15 best midsize cities for new grads

With the highest projected statewide job growth on our list, Utah has much to offer young grads -- and Salt Lake City is no exception. In fact, the city ranked seventh on Forbes' 2015 list of Best Places for Business and Careers. Major industries in the area include transportation, industrial banking, health care, and tourism.

AUGUST 16, 2016

White Sox farmhand Eddy Alvarez all baseball after winning silver in Sochi in 2014

Eddy Alvarez planted himself on a wooden bench inside the first-base dugout at Regions Field and closed his eyes.

He was digesting the question three days before the start of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The Olympic silver medalist who plays shortstop for the Birmingham Barons, the White Sox's Double-A affiliate, is a speedskater who happens to play baseball.

AUGUST 11, 2016

SLCC receives $819K National Science Foundation grant

Salt Lake Community College's biotechnology program has received an $819,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further efforts in the area of competency-based education.

Competency-based education allows students to demonstrate competencies at their own pace, moving on to the next course as soon as they are ready.

AUGUST 11, 2016

Utah company launches 'adventure blanket,' raises $15K in 12 hours

Some people have a soft side for blankets. They keep you warm in the winter and many can't sleep without one. A Utah company has revolutionized the traditional blanket making so that users will want to take this particular blanket everywhere.

On Aug. 1, Coalatree launched its second generation multi-use adventure blanket on Kickstarter.

AUGUST 10, 2016

SLCC grad dances her way to Russia

Salt Lake Community College now has ties to one of the oldest and most prestigious ballet schools in the world.

SLCC graduate Mariam Roe will pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer at the famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia.

AUGUST 09, 2016

Outstanding Community College Leaders Receive Regional Awards

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Regional Awards for community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members. The 2016 ACCT Awards are sponsored by MOEHLA and EdFinancial Services.

AUGUST 01, 2016

Free college becoming a reality for hundreds of Utah students 

Grantsville resident Loree Reece will spend part of her 40th birthday Aug. 4 taking final exams at Salt Lake Community College.

The mother of three decided to enroll at SLCC after she lost her bookkeeping and payroll job during company downsizing in January.

JULY 29, 2016

My view: What message does Melania's plagiarism send to students? 

Salt Lake Community College's student code of conduct says plagiarism is "representing the ideas 濑 or writing of another person as one's own work, even though some wording 濑 or arrangement of ideas have been altered." Indiana University's website indicates "a sequence of 7 or more words from another source 濑(failing) to provide the 濑 citation crediting the author(s) 濑" is plagiarism. This includes clever paraphrasing.

JULY 27, 2016

5 ways to be successful at community college 

Attending community college is often the first step to lifelong success, but wading through paperwork and processes of enrollment and course selection can be daunting. These five steps can help you be successful at community college.

JULY 23, 2016

Class of 2016: Names of Utah high school athletes with college scholarships 

After contacting coaches and athletic directors from every high school in Utah, the Deseret News has compiled the following list of the estimated 710 seniors from the 2016 graduating class who received an athletic and/or academic scholarship to play college sports.

JULY 21, 2016

Utah's redrock vistas showcased in SLCC exhibit 

Artist Ron Larson says if people can't find the beauty in Southwestern Utah, "they're not looking hard enough."

JULY 21, 2016

Cooking competition heats up SLCC TV studio 

Salt Lake Community College is giving one dozen prospective chefs a new place to showcase their culinary skills.

The Center for Arts and Media television studio was transformed into a kitchen for the filming of "TeenChef Pro" this month at South City Campus.

JULY 19, 2016

Founder of Cuisine Unlimited Catering & Special Events Maxine Tuner Appointed New Chair of U.S. Chamber's Small Business Council 

SALT LAKE CITY, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce appointed Maxine Turner, founder of Salt Lake City-based Cuisine Unlimited Catering & Special Events, the chairwoman of the group's Council on Small Business. The council is the U.S. Chamber's principal policy committee representing small businesses.

JULY 12, 2016

Higher Education Professionals Mull Teacher Shortage 

Salt Lake City-As many industries continue to grow and thrive in Utah, challenges associated with that growth begin to emerge. In the tech industry, a talent shortage looms over its explosive expansion in the state. From that to construction to manufacturing, many professionals have mentioned the need for more qualified employees to enter their workforce to continue to fuel the flames of growth.

JULY 7, 2016

Utah Amateur Radio Enthusiasts To Gather At Hamfest 

Utah's amateur radio community is holding the 2016 Great Salt Lake Hamfest this weekend. A Hamfest has not been held in this area for several decades.

July 6, 2016

Former baseball player is an athlete turned author 

Robert Grilli has been swinging for success since adolescence.

At four years old, he discovered his love for baseball. What he didn't know then was the places the game would take him.

July 6, 2016

Local college standouts build unity, wins with RSL Women 

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah women's soccer player Katie Rogers loves summers in the Beehive state.

A New Jersey native, the fifth輡year senior central defender enjoys the weather, the outdoors and the high輡intensity training at altitude.

July 6, 2016

Fuel to the Flames: Looming talent shortage threatens tech industry 

Utah's tech industry has had skyrocketing growth in recent years, and its trajectory is looking stronger than ever. But is Utah's tech industry positioned to sustain long輡term growth?

Richard Nelson, president and CEO of the Utah Technology Council (UTC), is ecstatic about all that the state's tech industry has accomplished, but says it's not time to rest on our laurels. Instead, he says, it's time to focus on the work that still needs to get done to continue the industry's impressive growth.

July 6, 2016

Rice News Release: 11 schools selected for national OpenStax partnership program 

HOUSTON - (July 6, 2016) - Rice University輡based publisher OpenStax selected 11 universities and colleges to be members of its national Open Educational Resource Institutional Partnership Program starting in the 2016輡17 academic school year. The program could potentially save students at partner schools a combined $4.2 million through further adoption of open educational resources, such as OpenStax textbooks.

june 30, 2016

Yoga for Your Chest 

Salt Lake City - (KUTV) Fresh Living got a lesson in yoga for your chest from Amanda Jones.

Amanda is a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga and meditation courses at Salt Lake Community College. Her business provides tools including yoga and meditation, as well as other products, for emotional wellness.

June 30, 2016

Student Imagers Compete For National Title At SkillsUSA Championship: National Contest Supports The Education And Training Of Next Generation Of Imagers 

FAIRFAX, VA - June 30, 2016 - SkillsUSA, a national organization serving educators and students as they prepare to enter technical occupations, recently hosted the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. Not only were students able to show their talent to potential employers, but winners were honored with thousands of dollars in prizes - not to mention the hard輡earned title of SkillsUSA National Champion.

june 30, 2016

Hayden Jensen joins staff at Magelby Mortuary 

GUNNISON- Magleby Mortuary welcomes Hayden Jensen, funeral director, to their staff. A resident of Centerfield, he graduated in May from Salt Lake Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science.

June 30, 2016

Construction Begins on New $43M Trades Building for SLCC 

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Construction is set to begin on a new facility to house more than a dozen of the college's career and technical education programs. SLCC's Westpointe Center, 2150 W. Dautless Ave., will provide 121,000 square feet of workspace for programs such as advanced composites, welding fabrication and inspection, solar energy, nondestructive testing, machining, diesel mechanics, and commercial driver licensing.

June 29, 2016

Mad Science Camps Keep Learning Going over Summer 

Kids can keep learning about science and engineering after the last bell of school stops ringing. Mad Science is hosting a series of summer camps at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center that focus on science and engineering. The franchise, based in Centerville, runs various after-school programs, in-class workshops, birthday parties and summer camps from Ogden to Provo.

June 29, 2016

Holladay's New and Unique Officers 

Most Holladay residents have met and know many of our dedicated law enforcement officers and can attest to what a wonderful crew of good-natured individuals we have working in our backyard. The newest officer, having been at the Holladay precinct just short of month, is Lieutenant Paul S. Jaroscak, a law enforcement veteran of 39 years, including eight years at the Azusa Police Department (L.A) and 31 with the Unified Police Department Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office. He has been a lieutenant for the past nine years and comes from a long line of officers, with his grandparents and brother all having served in Los Angeles and two of his sons serving in the Salt Lake area.

June 24, 2016

Taylorsville celebrates 20th anniversary with optimism for future 

Taylorsville 煱 One hundred years after Utah became a state, the "Centennial City" was formed. Now coming up on its July 1, 20th anniversary, Taylorsville became a city after 70 percent of residents voted to incorporate.

June 24, 2016

Refugees celebrate high school graduation 

SALT LAKE CITY - Six recent high school graduates who are part of Catholic Community Services' refugee foster care program were honored at a gathering at Jordan Park in Salt Lake City.

June 22, 2016

Gary Payton II's NBA Draft profile. The former Oregon Beaver forward is considered a upside project in the upcoming NBA Draft. 

As the son of the greatest player and point guard to ever come out of Oregon State, Gary Payton II had big shoes to fill when he transferred to the Beavers from Salt Lake Community College (Utah) in 2014. His dad, Gary Payton, made it to the Basketball Hall of Fame on the back of smothering defense and a famously brash style of play. He played an integral role in his son even getting an opportunity to play Division I basketball by applying the same tactics that helped him so much as a player: talking trash.

June 21, 2016

The unifying influence of Sky View soccer's Jaden Wood 

Coach Phil Jackson once said, "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." Sky View High senior Jaden Wood is the embodiment of this.

June 20, 2016

On the Beat: Simmons, 6 Other Prospects Visit Tuesday 

PHILADELPHIA - Two days before what figures to be a seminal moment in franchise history, the 76ers proceeded with their due diligence, and then some.

June 20, 2016

College and University Mathematics Educators Invited to Submit Speaking Proposals for 2017 International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM) 

Today, Pearson announced the call for proposals for its 29th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM) in Chicago, March 9-12, 2017. ICTCM is hosted by Pearson, a local host school, and a volunteer committee of respected mathematics and statistics educators and researchers.The conference agenda explores how digital learning technologies can be integrated within courses to improve teaching and learning.

June 17, 2016

SLCC Holds Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Graduation 

The Salt Lake Community College Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (GS10KSB) program held its annual graduation this week for 92 individuals from a broad spectrum of Utah's small business community. SLCC is one of only 13 community colleges in the country offering the unique small business education program, sponsored by Goldman Sachs Foundation.

June 16, 2016

Miss Utah pageant kicks off with lifestyle and fitness, talent awards 

Fifty contestants took the stage Wednesday night at Capitol Theatre, kicking off three days of preliminary competition in the battle to claim the title of Miss Utah 2016 on Saturday.

June 16, 2016

Making informed decisions: The key issues in education for 2016 

Utah voters want more opportunities for early childhood education, higher pay and better support for teachers, and better awareness and affordability of higher education pathways.

June 14, 2016

SLCC Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses Alum Receives White House Invite, Booth at International Trade Show 

Kaddas Enterprises CEO Natalie Kaddas, an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program at Salt Lake Community College, attended a recent dinner in Germany at the request of the White House and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and also exhibited her business at Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial trade fair held in Germany.

June 13, 2016

Real Salt Lake player and fellow refugee joins graduation celebration for refugee foster children 

Real Salt Lake defender Phanuel Kavita joined in festivities Friday at Jordan Park to honor six recent high school graduates who are part of Catholic Community Services' refugee foster care program.

June 13, 2016

SLCC dedicates 'pride crosswalk' for campus inclusivity  

Salt Lake Community College dedicated a "pride crosswalk" Monday as a gesture of inclusivity for LGBT students, faculty and staff.

June 10, 2016

Championing Year-Round Pell 

On Monday, community college advocates held on informational briefing on Capitol Hill to outline the legislative priorities for two-year colleges. Bringing back year-round Pell grants was among the five points to improve the Pell program.

June 10, 2016

SLCC Advisor Chosen for National Award 

Salt Lake Community College advisor Héctor E. Cando was chosen by the National Association of Academic Advisors (NACADA) to receive its Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit in the Academic Advising-Primary Role category.

June 7, 2016

Park City graduates celebrate one final day of high school  

Before he marched with his peers down the middle of Dozier Field in front of the waiting crowd, Harrison Wakefield scanned the Park City High School gym, where the Class of 2016 was gathered

June 6, 2016

AACC Sponsors Capitol Hill Briefing on Higher Education Act Reauthorization  

AACC, in partnership with Salt Lake Community College, held a briefing on Capitol Hill on June 6, addressing the Higher Education Act and Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act reauthorizations. Four community college presidents and one state director briefed Capitol Hill members and staff.

June 6, 2016

SLCC Cohosts Congressional Briefing in DC 

Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin was one of five presenters in Washington D.C. this week to talk during a congressional hearing about how federal policy can enhance the work of community colleges.

June 2, 2016

SLCC Holds Refugee Leadership Training Graduation 

Salt Lake Community College's Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) held its annual graduation ceremony for the Refugee Leadership Training program, a 40-hour training curriculum designed to teach and instill confidence in refugees from around the world to become leaders and spokespersons for their communities.

June 1, 2016

SLCC breaks ground on west-side technical education campus 

Construction of a $43 million technical education center officially began Wednesday with a ceremonial groundbreaking by Utah lawmakers and representatives of Salt Lake Community College.

May 31, 2016

Construction begins on new $43M trades building for SLCC 

Construction is set to begin this week on a new facility to house more than a dozen of the college's career and technical education programs. SLCC's Westpointe Center, 2150 W. Dautless Ave., will provide 121,000 square feet of workspace for programs such as advanced composites, welding fabrication and inspection, solar energy, nondestructive testing, machining, diesel mechanics, and commercial driver licensing.

May 25, 2016

The best homemade Mac & Cheese 

Chef Franco Aloia from Salt Lake Community College Culinary Program shares a delicious Mac and Cheese recipe that is quick and easy.

May 23, 2016

Op-ed: Utah's refugees need more employers to step up with training, jobs 

Over the last few months, there has been positive attention about serving and helping refugees resettled in Utah. I applaud all those who have extended their hand of friendship, donated items or volunteered to lend support. These efforts are having a significant impact and are sincerely appreciated.

May 23, 2016

Utah Virtual Academy to host in-person graduation on May 26 

UTVA's unique programs and opportunities ensure each student has the opportunity to be successful in school and beyond. The school offers an active, supportive school community, a range of extracurricular activities and a robust Advanced Learner Program. The curriculum enables high school students to find post-high school success. Graduation is an important time to celebrate the students' accomplishments and the opportunities that an online education can provide.

May 20, 2016

Utah unemployment rate at 3.7 percent

SALT LAKE CITY - The number of Utahns looking for work has caused a slight uptick in the state's jobless rate, a new report indicates.

May 16, 2016

SLCC Global Business Center Receives Presidential Award 

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today presented Salt Lake Community College's Global Business Center with the President's "E" Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The President's "E" Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

May 14, 2016

This year's college graduates 'imperative' for vibrant Utah economy 

Spring semester and commencement ceremonies have wrapped up at almost all of Utah's public higher education institutions, sending a new wave of graduates into the workforce.

May 6, 2016

SLCC honors its second-largest graduating class 

Salt Lake Community College celebrated its second-largest graduating class in history, awarding 4,125 certificates. Among this year's graduating class, 894 students earned certificates or diplomas and 3,928 earned associate degrees. Seventy-five percent of the graduates have plans to go on to receive bachelor's degrees at four-year colleges, according to SLCC officials.

April 30, 2016

Local entrepreneurs learn advantages of crowdfunding |

SANDY - Getting a new business on the track to stability and profitability takes vision, effort and lots of cash. While figuring out the first two can be challenging, the third can mean the difference between success and failure.

April 28, 2016

Golden Gloves: West High's Bladimir Estrada, others, will represent Utah at regionals

Estrada, Herriman's Milo Gutierrez and several other Utahns will represent the state on Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (1 p.m.) at the Golden Gloves Rocky Mountain Regionals this weekend against the best amateur boxers from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

April 25, 2016

FACT SHEET: White House Launches New $100 Million Competition to Expand Tuition-Free Community College Programs that Connect Americans to In-Demand Jobs

"Every American, whether they're young or just young at heart, should be able to earn the skills and education necessary to compete and win in the 21st century economy." - President Barack Obama Today, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will highlight how communities are coming together to make education tuition-free for hard-working students.

April 22, 2016

Local CEO hopes to hire refugees for her quilting company | Myinforms

The CEO of a local and unique quilting company wants to help refugees by hiring them to make... Utah (UT) SOUTH SALT LAKE - The CEO of a local and unique quilting company wants to help refugees by hiring them to make quilts.

April 22, 2016

Spring Dressing Do's and Don'ts

Janet Buhler from Salt Lake Community College brought the perfect tips to Fox 13 Good Day Utah for when it comes to wearing spring dresses.

April 19, 2016

JetBlue to Offer Employees Free College Degrees

On April 18, JetBlue announced the expansion of a 200-person pilot program that provides college tuition for employees. And the airline is doing more than just reimbursing employees for taking college classes. Instead, the company will pay up front for the full cost of an associate degree.

April 19, 2016

Students Learn from the Pros at Utah High School Film Festival

At the festival students got to showcase their work and learn from some of Utah's best in the film and news industry. "It's a really great way for me to express myself and for me to have a community of other people who feel the same way," said future anchor Spencer Johnson, a junior at Springville High School.

April 14, 2016

Utah refugee agencies hope to make 'beautiful matches' with volunteers

The director of the state Office of Refugee Services hopes an orientation on Saturday, April 16, to help familiarize Utahns with nonprofit organizations and government agencies that serve refugees results in 'lots of beautiful matches.'

April 13, 2016

Utah basketball: SLCC forward Tyler Rawson signs with Runnin' Utes

The Utes had talked with Rawson from his high school days about joining as a walk-on, but finally felt comfortable offering him a scholarship last month. "He is a Utah kid and we have known him since his sophomore year of high school," coach Larry Krystkowiak said in a school news release.

April 4, 2016

Computer classes help refugees connect to a brighter future |

SALT LAKE CITY - Imagine being dropped into life in a foreign country where you have to quickly find a job. You'll need to learn English and get computer skills. A new program at Salt Lake Community College is helping refugees connect to a brighter future.

April 4, 2016

Duke University professor addresses Islamophobia at Salt Lake Community College

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah -- Omid Safi has taken his lectures about Islamophobia around the country, but the professor from Duke University has probably never had quite so effective an opening act.

April 4, 2016

How to help refugees in Utah: What you need to know

(KUTV) The Utah Refugee Education & Training Center estimates there are 20 million refugees around the world who moved out of their country to escape persecution in their homeland. Most refugees are women and children. Half of them are under 18.

April 3, 2016

Utah Jazz to relocate D-League team to Salt Lake City, will rename team the Salt Lake City Stars

The Jazz will rename the Idaho Stampede to the Salt Lake City Stars after moving the D-League squad closer to home for convenience sake. SALT LAKE CITY - Utah will soon be home to two professional basketball teams. The Utah Jazz are relocating their D-League team, the Idaho Stampede, from Boise to Salt Lake City for next season, sources confirmed to the Deseret News Sunday night.

March 25, 2016

First Solar Ready Vets Graduate At Hill Air Force Base

A group of veterans at Hill Air Force Base has become the first to graduate from a new Department of Energy job training program. KUER's Brian Grimmett reports. A year ago President Barack Obama visited Hill Air Force base to announce the launch of the Solar Ready Vets program.

March 23, 2016

Boot camp aims to arm new entrepreneurs

Ravell Call, Deseret News About 200 entrepreneurs participated in the the MountainWest Capital Network's Business Boot Camp Wednesday hosted at Salt Lake Community College's Miller Campus in Sandy.

March 21, 2016

Brad Rock: SLCC lives large after winning 'Community Dance'

TAYLORSVILLE - Todd Phillips wasn't imitating Kentucky's John Calipari. He wore no soft Canali suit, seven-fold silk tie or complementing pocket square. The coach of the Salt Lake Community College basketball team was in shorts, gym shoes and a zip-up sweatshirt on the Monday after winning the national championship.

March 21, 2016

Kragthorpe: SLCC comes together for another NJCAA title run

Because rankings determined it, Lone Peak's 2013 championship is labeled mythical. The Bruins' title is almost mystical. There's a story behind every championship year, and this is SLCC's - how a talented team came together after losing five of seven games to end the regular season, and then suddenly ransacked everybody.

March 21, 2016

In our opinion: SLCC's JUCO championship shows Utah is a 'basketball-crazed' state

Utah is a basketball crazed state, a fact that often gets overlooked nationally. No one picked them when filling out a bracket for the office pool. That's because the Salt Lake Community College Bruins were competing in the NJCAA tournament, where the best of the junior colleges play.

March 20, 2016

Mike Sorensen: NCAA needs more Davids, fewer Goliaths in the tournament

SALT LAKE CITY - The opening weekend of the NCAA tournament once again revealed flaws in the tournament field and the way it's selected. Of course like with anything in life, it's always easy to look back and see how things should have been done.

March 19, 2016

Salt Lake upsets Hutchinson for DI national championship

CHAMPIONSHIP HOME | BOX SCORE | TOURNAMENT AWARDS HUTCHINSON, Kan. - No. 13 seed Salt Lake (Utah) defeated No. 7 seed Hutchinson (Kan.) 74-64 in Saturday's NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Game at the Hutchinson Sports Arena, clinching its second national title in program history.

March 18, 2016

SLCC student selected to participate in NASA project

Salt Lake Community College student Katlynne Bills has been selected to travel to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Center this spring to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project. SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake Community College student Katlynne Bills has been selected to travel to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Center this spring to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project.

March 18, 2016

Strawberry Sunrise Parfait

Liana Shierholtz, from the Salt Lake Community College Culinary Institute, shows Fox 13's The Place viewers how to make a delicious Strawberry Sunrise Parfait.

March 18, 2016

SLCC student demonstrates how to make a French apple tart

Heather North, a student from Salt Lake Community College Culinary Institute, shows Fox 13 viewers how to make a French apple tart.

March 16, 2016

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brooke from Fox 13's The Place met up with Salt Lake Community College Culinary student, Caleb Jones, to learn how to make an easy homemade ice cream sandwich.

March 14, 2016

Salt Lake turns it around when it matters most

Salt Lake Community College coach Todd Phillips described his team as having a "coming-to-Jesus moment" after the Bruins stumbled into the District 8 tournament on a three-game losing streak. The Bruins lost two games by a one-point margin before losing by 12 to Southern Idaho on Feb. 20.

March 11, 2016

Salt Lake Community College adds soccer program beginning in fall 2016

Salt Lake Community College announced the addition of both men's and women's soccer programs Friday, set to begin in fall 2016. The SLCC soccer programs will compete in the Scenic West Athletics Conference with a nationwide search for a coach set to begin immediately, athletic director Kevin Dustin said in a release.

March 10, 2016

Utah schools get $445M funding boost, new direction for leadership elections

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's 2016 legislative session ended Thursday with $445 million in new money for public and higher education, exceeding Gov. Gary Herbert's budget request for schools by more than $20 million. With the budget, lawmakers passed legislation bringing other changes to classrooms, including more opportunities for preschool, a classroom technology grant program, changes to end-of-level testing policy and other issues.

March 10, 2016

SLCC Women's Basketball Team No. 3 Seed in National Tourney

We challenged this team with arguably the toughest schedule in the country, and I'm so glad that the seed committee recognized those efforts and accomplishments. The Salt Lake Community College women's basketball team (No. 3) received a first-round bye in the NJCAA Division I Women's National Basketball Championship, meaning they will face off March 16, 4 p.m.

March 9, 2016

SLCC Men's Basketball Heads To Kansas for NJCAA Tourney

Our guys are uniting and playing some of their best basketball of the year. The Salt Lake Community College men's basketball team (No. 13) will play their first game in the NJCAA Division I Men's National Basketball Championship March 14, 1 p.m. (MST) in Hutchinson, Kansas against Northeast Mississippi (No.

March 8, 2016

SLCC's writing program boasts success - Utah news - NewsLocker

The life of a homeless Salt Lake man is changed by the power of the written word.

March 7, 2016

Utah: SLCC Will Fill Tuition Gaps for Low-Income Students

"Low-income Utahns are a step closer to free community college," The Salt Lake Tribune reports. "For students with federal Pell grants, Salt Lake Community College will cover the remainder of tuition and fees, the school announced Thursday." "Freshmen will be eligible starting in fall 2016, but only after hashing out a two-year degree plan with an adviser.

March 6, 2016

Editorial: SLCC's free-tuition plan will make Utah smarter

And success is exactly the threshold that Utah should have for keeping students in college. It shouldn't be whether they can keep paying tuition. If they can be successful, we are almost certain to get back whatever subsidy we can give them. In the pursuit of Gov.

March 3, 2016

New program would cover tuition, fees for eligible SLCC students |

SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake Community College leaders announced Thursday they are hoping to cover tuition and fees for thousands of Utah residents through a new program. The goal of the program, called SLCC Promise, is to extend college offerings to more Utah residents who want to get a degree but may not see a financial path forward, according to SLCC President Deneece Huftalin.

March 3, 2016

SLCC will fill tuition gaps for low-income students

"Students have skin in the game," SLCC President Deneece Huftalin said at a news conference at the Capitol. "If we're going to meet your need, you've got to come full time." The college is using existing scholarship money for the program, but it expects to be able to additional students by paying only for the gaps where need-based federal aid falls short, instead of the whole tab.

March 2, 2016

John Quiñones Shares His Story With SLCC Students

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 2, (Gephardt Daily, SLCC Globe) - John Quiñones, ABC News correspondent and host of " What Would You Do?," shared his story of perseverance recently with a Utah audience. Quiñones was invited by Student Life and Leadership to give a lecture to Salt Lake Community College students and the public.

February 29, 2016

Distinguished Alumni, Outstanding Student to be Honored at U Founders Day Banquet - Daily Utah Chronicle

As the U celebrates the 166th anniversary of its founding in 1850, it will honor some of the people who have added to its success. During the Founders Day Banquet, to be held at the Little America Hotel on Thursday, the U will give a Distinguished Alumnus Award to four honorees, an Honorary Alumnus Award to one person and will celebrate one outstanding graduating senior for overcoming adversity while excelling at the U.

February 24, 2016

SLCC names new dean for science, math, engineering

Salt Lake Community College has named Craig Caldwell as the new dean over its School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering. TAYLORSVILLE - Salt Lake Community College has named Craig Caldwell as the new dean over its School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering. Caldwell joined SLCC in 2005 as the first director of the college's InnovaBio program.

February 19, 2016

SLCC, Sixth-Graders Reveal 'Beloved Community' Photo Exhibit

The participating students' photography truly celebrates their cherished connections to the people and places in their own neighborhoods. Salt Lake Community College instructors recently collaborated with sixth-grade students from Whittier Elementary to create an exhibit of photos that reflect Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a "beloved community."

February 12, 2016

SLCC student demonstrates how to make chocolate mousse in edible chocolate bowls

Cynthia Uberty from Salt Lake Community College Culinary Arts shows Fox 13 viewers how to make a very fancy and decadent dessert.

February 3, 2016

SLCC names new assistant vice president for marketing, communications

Michael Navarre as been named assistant vice president for institutional marketing and communications at Salt Lake Community College. TAYLORSVILLE - Michael Navarre as been named assistant vice president for institutional marketing and communications at Salt Lake Community College.

February 2, 2016

Diesel technician program gives students path into growing career field

Luke Franke, Deseret News Utah Diesel Technician Pathways program was officially announced Tuesday in West Valley City. Designed to provide Utah students with a direct path from high school and college into the workforce, the program starts in high school. WEST VALLEY CITY - Weston Umphenour, 21, has always enjoyed tinkering with automotive engines.

January 25, 2016

SLCC Women's Basketball Making History, No. 4 In Most Recent National Poll

This team is by far one of the most athletic groups we've ever had and I think it's their length and their athleticism that first sets them apart. From Oct. 30 until Jan. 7, the Salt Lake Community College women's basketball team went undefeated and was No.

January 25, 2016

Kragthorpe: Mills twins elevate SLCC's highly ranked women's basketball team

As freshman guards, the sisters have "really just scratched the surface," Specketer said. "They're just going to continue to get better. Hopefully, we can keep them for another year and watch them continue to grow." Specketer takes her team to a November tournament in Midland, Texas, where the Bruins usually are competitive but occasionally are overwhelmed by their opponents' speed and athleticism.

January 20 2016

How to fest: Sundance in Salt Lake, Ogden and the Sundance resort

(KUTV) Don't want the hassle of parking an navigating Park City during this year's Sundance Film Festival? Good news: there's a lot of options for filmgoers to hit the festival right here in Salt Lake, plus Ogden and Utah County. The festival starts Jan. 21 and runs through Jan.

January 20, 2016

SLCC's Grand Theatre Hosts 18 Films for 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Being a Salt Lake City Sundance venue is providing greater access for more people to this international cultural event. The 2016 Sundance Film Festival will screen 18 films at Salt Lake Community College's Grand Theatre, Jan. 21-31, during the opening and closing weekends.

January 15, 2016

Salt Lake Fashion

Home page | Salt Lake Magazine - From local dining, fashion & beauty, to arts & entertainment and the great outdoors, we've got our finger on the pulse of the Beehive State SALT LAKE CITY - Trailing by a half-point ... were named as the tournament's Outstanding Wrestlers as they won their weight classes in dominant fashion.

January 11, 2016

Solar program at Hill Air Force Base to start next month

OGDEN, Utah - A solar jobs program for veterans, first touted by President Obama, will begin next month. The Standard-Examiner reports that the U.S. Department of Energy's "Solar Ready Vets" program is scheduled to start at the base Feb. 1. Under the program, 75,000 people will be prepared to work in the solar industry by 2020.

January 9, 2016

Program aims to connect refugees with Utah volunteers

Chris Samuels, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY - Moving to a new country can be challenging under the best of circumstances, but for those forced to flee their homeland under life-threatening conditions, their plight can be frighteningly daunting.

January 1, 2016

Park City man overcomes struggles to become famous chef |

PARK CITY - Zane Holmquist has cooked for Nobel Peace Prize winners, three presidents and world-famous athletes. He has also appeared on national television. He said most people, though, didn't anticipate this success - they predicted incarceration. When he was a child, Holmquist struggled to learn to read and write.

December 28, 2015

Bellydancing at Salt Lake Community College with Amanda

(KUTV) This morning Amanda Jones was filling in for Casey and visited Salt Lake Community College to take part in bellydancing. A class you can earn credit for at SLCC that uses Middle Eastern Dance in a low impact cardio workout to stretch and strengthen muscles, especially the core.

December 27, 2015

2015 brings shift in college enrollment, progress toward state goals

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY - This year, Utah Valley University became the largest higher education institution in the state. Public college tuition rates increased by the lowest increment since 1999, but students on average still paid $140 more than last year.

December 24, 2015

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Report: John Holdzkom

The Pittsburgh Pirates number 22 prospect is pitcher John Holdzkom out of Salt Lake Community College. He was drafted in the 2006 draft by the Mets just 14 picks after the Pirates picked Jared Hughes. Having just turned 28, Holdzkom is one of the older prospects on the list therefore he's got plenty of experience [...]

December 22, 2015

Derek B. Miller: Syrian refugees need to be integrated, not isolated

Refugees need to be integrated, not isolated, and Utahns have the compassion and capacity to make it happen. Refugees need to be integrated, not isolated, and Utahns have the compassion and capacity to make it happen.

December 16, 2015

Fifth Year in a Row, SLCC makes Best for Vets List

Colleges 2016 list, which recognizes schools for their commitment to providing a wide array of educational opportunities and benefits for veterans and their families. SLCC is also working with residents of the VA Valor House, which provides temporary transitional housing for veterans and assists them with training and education toward finding employment.

December 16, 2015

Recipe: Cynthia's Christmas Cinnamon Buns

Cynthia Uberty, Assistant Professor at the SLCC Culinary Arts Program, shares her family favorite recipe perfect for Christmas morning! Cynthia`s Christmas Cinnamon Buns Dough 1 cup warm water (100 degrees F) 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast ½ cup sugar 1/3 cup soft butter 1 cup warmed mi...

December 14, 2015

Vagabond turned Utah attorney, lawyer at A.G.'s office gives legal advice to homeless youths

Twice a week, Lowe volunteers her legal services at the Volunteers of America (VOA) Homeless Youth Resource Center in Salt Lake City. Her clients range from ages 15 to 22 and live on the streets, vulnerable to a host of unknowns. Young people become homeless for any number of reasons, including violence and even sexual assault.

December 11, 2015

How do you help families still mired in the Great Recession?

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's economic recovery continues to outpace other states, but there are thousands of families where the grip of the Great Recession still refuses to let go. Census estimates released last week show Utah increased its median household income by $4,204 to a total of $59,846 between 2009 and 2014.

December 10, 2015

Vagabond turned Utah attorney, lawyer at A.G.'s office gives legal advice to homeless youths

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December 6, 2015

Lost Boy of Sudan ordained as deacon by Episcopal Diocese of Utah |

SALT LAKE CITY - At an age most boys spend their days at play or in school, Gabriel Garang Atem was running for his life. It was 1987 and civil war had forced him and thousands of other Sudanese children, mostly young boys, to flee Sudan on foot to Ethiopia to escape death or induction into the northern army.

December 7, 2015

Utah has $560M in new money for upcoming budget, but sales tax revenue down

SALT LAKE CITY - State lawmakers will have more than a half billion dollars in new money to spend next year, according to revenue estimates released Monday. And even though legislative fiscal analysts say Utah's economy is strong, sales tax revenue is down $39 million from what was projected in the current year's general fund.

December 7, 2015

Person 2 Person: Karen Gunn

(KUTV) Karen Gunn is the Associate Provost of Economic Development and Business Partnerships at Salt Lake Community College. She recently received the ATHENA Award from the Salt Lake Chamber, which is given to someone who has demonstrated creativity, excellence and initiative in business. Gunn always knew she wanted to have a career, even at a young age.

December 4, 2015

SLCC Students Meet, Talk with Utah Governor

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday met with student leaders and a combined history and political science class on the Salt Lake Community College Taylorsville Redwood Campus to give a quasi pep talk before opening the floor to questions.

NOVEMBER 3, 2015

Chef Meagan Scott demonstrates a fancy turkey dish

Chef Meagan Scott with the Salt Lake Community College Culinary Arts program shows us how to make Turkey Roulade with a pumpkin, cranberry, pine nut stuffing.

October 4, 2015

About Utah: Enlightened teaching from a former Buddhist monk

TAYLORSVILLE - When the Parliament of the World's Religions convenes Oct. 15-19 at the Salt Palace, bringing some 10,000 attendees from 80 countries and 50 religions together under one roof, among the workshop presenters will be Wijitha Bandara, a former Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka, who is currently a professor of religion at Salt Lake Community College.

October 3, 2015

Returned missionaries, others can start semester late, finish on time at SLCC

For the first time, new students at the college can enroll in a condensed eight-week semester for an expanded array of courses this year. SALT LAKE CITY - For most college students in Utah, fall semester began weeks ago. But students at Salt Lake Community College are getting a chance to start late and still finish on time.

October 2, 2015

Higher ed priorities: First teacher and staff pay, then student access

Ravell Call, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY - Leaders of Utah's higher education system have set their priorities and now hope the Legislature will allocate new funding next year to provide better pay for professors, improve student-centered programs and build seven new campus facilities.

September 28, 2015

Salt Lake Community College Grand Theatre

Name: Salt Lake Community College Grand Theatre Award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein will be the feature Tanner Lecture speaker November 10 at Salt Lake Community College. Klein's works such as "The Shock Doctrine" and "This Changes Everything," along with her long successful career as a journalist and columnist, will fuel the kind of Tanner Lecture experience that has made the series a sought-after event for the community.

September 28, 2015

Naomi Klein - Author at Salt Lake Community College Grand Theatre in Salt Lake City " Now Salt Lake

Login to upload your photo. Description: Salt Lake Community College will host Naomi Klein, author of the New York Times #1 international bestseller "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism," as a guest speaker for the 2015 Tanner Forum on Social Ethics.

September 28, 2015

Award-winning journalist Naomi Klein to speak at SLCC Tanner Forum on Social Ethics

Naomi Klein, author of the New York Times No. 1 international best-seller "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism," will be a guest speaker at the Salt Lake Community College 2015 Tanner Forum on Social Ethics. SALT LAKE CITY - Naomi Klein, author of the New York Times No.

September 25, 2015

SLCC Ranks 6th in Nation for Degrees Awarded

Community College Week is an independent, impartial publication that compiles its top 100 list using data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set completions survey that all colleges and universities accredited by agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must complete.

September 25, 2015

SLCC Ranks 6th in Nation for Degrees Awarded

Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) September 25, 2015 -- The ranking is based on the 2013-2014 academic year, in which SLCC awarded 3,782 degrees, representing a nine percent increase over the previous year.

September 25, 2015

Salt Lake City Community College Ranks Sixth in Nation for Degrees Awarded -- College Planning & Management

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) placed sixth overall in Community College Week's most recent Top 100 list of associate degree producing colleges in the country. "SLCC is consistently in the top 10 producers and we are always pleased to share this accomplishment," says SLCC President Deneece G.

September 21, 2015

Annual Gail Miller Golf Tournament Benefits SLCC Students | FinancialContent Business Page

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September 11, 2015


迁Retirements Thomas Snyder, president of Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, plans to retire in 2016. He has led the college system since 2007. Under his leadership, the number of annual graduates at the college has increased by almost 200 percent, with Ivy Tech awarding more than 21,000 credentials this past May.

September 11, 2015

Karen Gunn Announced as 2015 ATHENA Award Winner

Associate Provost of Economic Development and Business Partnerships Salt Lake Community College; Executive Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses honored with prestigious national women's award SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (September 2, 2015) The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah's largest and longest-standing statewide business association, has announced Karen Gunn as the 2015 ATHENA Award recipient.

September 4, 2015

New Aerospace Pathways Program Aims to Give High School Students High Tech Training

Utah high school students will soon be able to graduate with a certificate in aerospace manufacturing thanks to a new program called the Utah Aerospace Pathways Program. The pilot program is a partnership between the Granite and Davis school districts, the Davis Applied Technology College and Salt Lake Community College, and several aerospace industry partners.

September 4, 2015

Aerospace training program promises Utah students high paying jobs at low cost

SALT LAKE CITY -- A need became a challenge that became the Aerospace Pathways Program, and now that program may be the ticket to high-paying work for a lot of Utahns. It was Boeing that challenged the Governor's Office of Economic Development to create a program to train high-skill manufacturing workers for it's Salt Lake plant.

September 4, 2015

Utah Aerospace Pathways Program Takes Flight -

September 04 2015 - 11:37 am Contact: Michael Sullivan GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 Utah Aerospace Pathways Program Takes Flight Major aerospace industry partners come together to hire students right out of high school SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Governor Gary R.

August 17, 2015

Colleges play key role in manufacturing partnerships

August 11, 2015

What's cooking at Utah culinary schools? Here's a guide

The four open schools focus on the basics, but there are differences in tuition, program length, faculty, internships and other kitchen experiences. Before you go, know this: When you complete one of these programs, you WILL NOT be ready for the Food Network or "Top Chef" - that takes years of hard work, some personal drive and a bit of luck.

August 9, 2015

Beating the odds: Trip to the White House helps two Utah students chart a future

Ravell Call, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY - As last year's president of Cottonwood High School's chapter of Latinos in Action, Stephanie Pesantes saw the difference a little encouragement can make for young students.

August 3, 2015

SLCC Opening New West Valley Center

The public is invited to the opening August 15 of Salt Lake Community College's newest location, West Valley Center, 3460 S. 5600 West in West Valley City. A ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m. followed by tours of the facilities, refreshments and gifts until 2 p.m.

August 1, 2015

SLCC Receives $2.8 Million in Federal Funds to Help Disadvantaged Students

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 31, 2015 Salt Lake Community College was recently awarded two TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Grants by the Department of Education to benefit disabled, low-income and first-generation students. TRiO is a set of federally funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree.

May 28, 2015

Utah's undocumented students get a shot at private financial aid

Now, Utah is quietly trying to help students such as Janet. For the first time in seven years, Utah's undocumented students have a shot at a full ride from Larry and Gail Miller, or extra cash to buy sheet music from soprano Nancy Peery Marriott.