Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Grand Theatre Welcomes Back “Always… Patsy Cline”

Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre is for the seventh time hosting singer Erica Hansen as Patsy Cline in “Always… Patsy Cline.” The popular show runs Aug. 24 to Sept. 22 at the Grand, 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City.

Written by Ted Swindley, “Always… Patsy Cline” is a two-woman show based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with devoted fan and Houston housewife, Louise Seger, played this year by Dawn Veree. Packed with 27 of Cline’s greatest hits, including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” and “Sweet Dreams,” fans will rediscover forgotten tunes and walk away humming new ones. Cline, who died in a 1963 plane crash at age 30, has been called one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th Century.

Hansen’s portrayal of the country legend has garnered both critical acclaim as well as captured the hearts of Grand theatergoers time and again. The Deseret News’ Ivan Lincoln said of the show, “The music is performed to absolute perfection by Hansen and has the crowd literally dancing in the aisles. Hansen really nails it.” Jay Wamsley wrote in The Utah Statesman, “Hansen so enjoys her role, that the emotion of the songs simply rolls over and saturates the audience.”

This is the theatre’s most requested show and Grand’s staff is thrilled to be hoppin’ back on the “honky tonk merry-go-round.” Tickets range in price from $14 to $23 and are available by calling 801-957-3322 or visiting Evening performances are held Thursdays through Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Students Help School Prepare for First Day

A small army of Salt Lake Community College students volunteered their time to help staff and teachers at Esperanza Elementary School in West Valley City get ready for the first day of school. The annual service project was organized by SLCC's Student Life & Leadership. Below are a few highlights.

Volleyball Team Is Ready To Strike

The Salt Lake Community College volleyball team scrimmaged with the University of Montana Western in preparation for the upcoming season, which starts with the Crystal Classic on home court Aug. 24-26, with games against Lee College, Casper College, Northeastern Junior College and Western Wyoming Community College. The team is led by coach Sue Dulaney, named the 2016 American Volleyball Coaches Association West Region Coach of the Year. For a full schedule, click here. The photos and GIFs below are of action against Montana. Good luck, Bruins!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Three More Twilight Concerts Left

If you haven't yet experienced the 2017 Twilight Concert Series, for which Salt Lake Community College is the title sponsor, there are three more Thursday evening shows left. Those concert dates are: Aug. 17, with Cat Power and Phoebe Bridgers; Aug. 24, with Andrew Bird and The Handsome Family; and Aug 31, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires and The Roots. Below are a few highlights from the Aug. 10 show, which featured openers CHOiCE and Kaytranada. For information about purchasing tickets, click here.

CHOiCE opens the evening with her DJ skills.


Kaytranada gets the Twilight crowd pumped.


Twilight crowd gets into it.

Double exposure of crowd and sign.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Newest International Students Arrive at College

Salt Lake Community College welcomes the newest group of international students to its campuses in the Salt Lake Valley. The photos below are from their orientation held at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. The first day of the fall 2017 semester is August 23! See you all soon!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

SLCC Welcomes Newest Hires, August 2017

In August, Salt Lake Community College welcomed several new hires to the College.
Congratulations to the newest Bruins!

Amy Addington, Administrative Assistant, Office of Sponsored Projects

Ronald Allen, Journey Cabinet Maker

Robert Beeler, Assistant Professor, Nursing

Michael Castro, Custodian

Emily Churilla, Assistant Professor, English

Jan Coleman, Assistant Director, Marketing Management 

Dennis Cook, Assistant Professor, Professional Truck Driving

Damir Dozic, Assistant Manager, Maintenance

Sandra Garcia-Sanchez, Academic Advisor

Perparim Gutaj, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Jackie Hobson, Manager Business Advisor - Veterans

Joli Johanson, Instructor, HLA (Exercise Science)

Barbara Johnson, Assistant Professor, PTA & Program Director

Elizabeth Jones, Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Elizabeth Jordan, Secretary, Heat Plant / Crafts

David Lehleitner, Assistant Professor, Film and Video Production

Christian Orellana, Manager, Academic Computing

Charles Parker, Director, Workforce Training and Education

Caleb Prusso, Journey Cabinet Maker

Darren Saunders, Administrative Assistant, STEM Learning Resources

Stephanie Scott, Advisor, Financial Aid

Utah Gov. Appoints New 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.

Luchetti is the vice president of basketball operations for the Utah Jazz. Before joining the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies in 2005, she handled public relations for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City as well as press and media positions with 2004 Paralympic Games, 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Newell is vice president of business development for Industrial Supply Company and has been with the company more than 20 years. He is vice president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Salt Lake Chapter and is a member of Herbert’s Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission. Newell started a scholarship for SLCC marketing students and is an alum of SLCC.

Rincon is an international student double majoring in political science and economics. After finishing at SLCC next spring she plans to transfer to the University of Utah and obtain a degree in international relations. She was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the United States in 2015 at the age of 17 to study English at Kaplan International, Harvard Square, in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the first Latina woman elected student association president at SLCC.

Southwick is senior vice president of field operations at Vivint Smart Home, which specializes in security systems. He served as president of Cummins Rocky Mountain and was instrumental in developing the current Utah Diesel Technology Pathway program that connects high school students to workforce training at SLCC and ultimately careers in the diesel industry.