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

TWILIGHT 2017 CONCERT SERIES

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

SLCC NAMES NEW INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS VP

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

RADIOACTIVE

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: insidehighered.com (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

Ingredients:
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, Stan.rees@slcc.edu, 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 http://www.sundance.org. 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

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

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.

doTERRA

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.

NEW YEAR`S EVE STRAWBERRY CHAMPAGNE PROFITEROLES

Yield: 20 Profiteroles
INGREDIENTS:
PROFITEROLES/CHOUX
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

CHEF ZANE HOLMQUIST TO COOK FOR "TODAY'S" CHRISTMAS EVE SHOW AT STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE

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 SimpleGreenMe.com 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
Ingredients
Russet Potatoes: 2 lbs.
Flour: 1 Cup


OCTOBER 31, 2016

OnlineCollegePlan.com 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.


SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

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.


SEPTEMBER 7, 2016

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.


SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

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.


SEPTEMBER 4, 2016

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."


SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

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.


SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

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

SLIPPED AWAY
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 | KSL.com

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 | KSL.com

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 | KSL.com

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 | KSL.com

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 | KSL.com

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

Newsmakers

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 mgsullivan@utah.gov 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.