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Please submit your nominations for the 2013 AAWCC SLCC Executive Committee, including the following positions:
President Elect (2 Year Term)
Nominations are due by 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2012. All nominations are kept confidential. Only candidates who accept the nomination will be listed on the ballot. Self nominations are also welcome.
All terms start November 1 through October 31 of the following year. The position of President Elect will automatically become chapter President in the second year.
Voting for the 2013 Executive Committee will open on Monday, October 8. A link to the electronic ballot will go out to all current AAWCC SLCC members. The last day to vote will be Friday, October 26, 2012.
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The March 9, 2013 Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)event sponsored by Salt Lake Community College is a one-day event designed to encourage girls in grades 6-12 to consider careers in science and technology. This year the event will be held at the South City Campus (1575 S State Street). The EYH Network is recognized nationally for its decades-long commitment to the early development of interest in mathematics and science among young women, making significant strides toward its goal of developing a pool of qualified women to undertake careers in mathematics, science and engineering.
The Steering Committee is requesting volunteer support to assist with registration and support during the day of the event. Please contact either Jean Bower at email@example.com or Kathy Hurd at Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-957-4735.
President Bioteau has invited AAWCC-SLCC to join her for tea on Wednesday, September 12th. Details will be posted soon, but you won’t want to miss it so get it on your calendar today.
Thursday, August 9th, we have an exciting activity with Lorri Castro-Zenoni, our very own Director of Health and Wellness Services. She has put together a great program and menu to share with us as we enjoy the last days of summer on the Student Event Center patio from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Come hungry because we will be serving fresh grilled vegetables with olive oil and lemon pepper and fresh fruit with crystallized ginger and a pinch of sugar with ice cream or yogurt. You don’t want to miss this activity. RSVP today to Ashley Sokia at email@example.com.
The National Association of Women Business Owners-Salt Lake City is sponsoring a showing of the film Miss Representation by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The show is being presented free of charge at the Grand Theatre at South City Campus on March 19th at 6:00 PM. For those of you who missed the showing last year, this is your second chance to see “the film that explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.” For more information and to RSVP, please visit their website at www.nawboslc.org.
On January 10th, 2012, I was able to join other AAWCC-SLCC members in visiting the new headquarters of the Utah Food Bank. We were able to donate 130 lbs. of food to help them achieve their mission to “meet the immediate basic needs of people in our community who don’t know where else to turn.” We were able to tour the new offices which included their Kids’ Cafe kitchen where they prepare nutritious meals for less fortunate children to eat after they leave school, and a conference room which is available to the public for training.
Inside of the food warehouse was hundreds of thousands of pounds of food. Several of the boxes had been decorated for the holidays by helpful kids. We also saw the large check that the Food Bank received from Wal-Mart from the Facebook campaign from last year. The money was used for refrigerated trucks that enabled the Food Bank to expand their grocery rescue program. This program works with local grocers to collect perishable items that are nearing their expiration dates. After the tour we were able to volunteer with other groups to sort and package meals for the elderly.
There are many opportunities available to volunteer or donate the the Utah Food Bank. Most opportunities are for people ages 12 and up, but on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings they invite families ages 5 and up to come join the fun. For more information about the Utah Food Bank, please visit their website at www.utahfoodbank.org.
Ashley Sokia, AAWCC-SLCC Secretary 2012
Check out our updated Member Highlight and Women to Watch pages, featuring Janet Felker, Assistant Vice President for Student Planning and Support; and Judy A. Scott, Division Chair of Nursing.
The Salt Lake Community College Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges is pleased to invite you to our Miss Representation Screening & Panel Discussion. The screening is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.
April 20, 2011 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM
The Grand Theatre – SLCC South City Campus
1575 S. State Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
1:30: Doors Open
2:00: Welcome by AAWCC SLCC
2:15: Film Screening (85 minutes)
4:00: Panel Discussion
5:00: End of Event
About the Miss Representation:
Miss Representation explores women’s under-representation in positions of power and influence and challenges the limited and often disparaging portrayals of women in media. Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom brings together some of America’s most influential thought leaders in politics, news, entertainment, and academia, including Condoleezza Rice, Katie Couric, Geena Davis, Lisa Ling, Marissa Mayer, Cory Booker, Jean Kilbourne, and Jackson Katz, to give us an inside look at the media’s messaging. As one of the most persuasive and pervasive forces of communication in our culture, mainstream media is educating yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lies in her youth, beauty and sexuality—not in her capacity as a leader. Miss Representation premiered in the documentary competition at Sundance Film Festival.
Don’t forget to clean out your closet and donate new and gently-used professional clothing to women who are entering the workforce. “Women Helping Women” is a project sponsored by the Junior League of Salt Lake City. Women who need assistance are referred to the Junior League’s program by government and social service agencies. “Women Helping Women” has served nearly 10,000 women since 1996. The American Association for Women in Community Colleges, SLCC chapter is teaming up with the Junior League of Salt Lake City to hold a college-wide professional women’s clothing drive from January 3 – February 3, 2011.
Please share this invitation with other women who may not be AAWCC members who may wish to participate in the clothing drive. Thanks to everyone who has already donated. Lori was kind enough to send us a picture of her collection site. We would love to collect some more items.
Drop off Locations
Taylorsville-Redwood Campus – AD018: Lori Bonham
South City Campus – N111A: Shelley Nielsen
Miller Campus – MPDC 205: Melanie Hall
Jordan Campus – JHS 065G: Judy Black