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Welcome Back Night for SLCC Staff & Faculty at The Grand Theatre
Into the Woods
Wednesday, October 10
South City Campus
The Grand Theatre
Employees, reserve your TWO FREE TICKETS by calling (801) 957-3322 or by going in person to the Grand Theatre Box Office on the South City Campus.
For more details visit The Fountain – The Official SLCC Blog .
Women and Education Summit: Investing in Our Future
October 30, 2012, 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Little America Hotel, Grand Salon
United Way of Salt Lake is pleased to invite you to a half-day
Summit focused on women and educational achievement.
|Post-Secondary education enrollment figures for Utah women have steadily declined since the early 1990′s; a disturbing trend that has resulted in Utah ranking 26th in the nation for higher education completion by women. The gap between male and females attaining four year degrees in Utah has grown to 6 percent. No other state is close to a gap this size. Ensuring women achieve success preparing for and completing post-secondary education takes all of us working together. Join us as we learn more about the challenges facing students today and what you can do to help women and girls be prepared, inspired, and have the tools necessary to reach their potential.
October 30, 2012
Little America Hotel
Register by October 21, 2012
Your AAWCC officers would like to encourage you to get involved in this great opportunity:
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.
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.
What books have influenced you? What would we find on the bookshelf of your home?
Share one or two books that have been particularly notable, and why they were significant. Perhaps books you continue to remember time and again. Any personal or professional topic works, it could be beneficial to another member.
Karen Jorgensen recommends Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey Mackay. Karen says,
“I recently read this book on a recommendation from a friend. This easy-read is filled with ways to make yourself be remembered. Through experience and stories, he gives tips on building client relationships in the business world. Some of his clever ideas may seem common sense, but stuck in my mind long after setting it down.”
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.
Southern Utah: Diplodocus was Here
By Alison McFarlane
I live and love the legend and lore of the American West. Cowboys thrill me, Indian culture captivates me, prehistoric life intrigues me. Craving hot hiking trails and blazing fiery sunsets, I journey deeply westward whenever the long weekend, spring break, summer escapade or winter doldrums hit.
Cedar City, Utah is home to the Tony-award-recognized Utah Shakespearean Festival. The festival is grand and the town is quaint, which is reason enough to venture to the pioneer outpost situated four hours south of Salt Lake City and two hours north of Las Vegas. However, as worthwhile as a few nights with the Bard was, my good fortune led me to a little known loop east of Cedar City. Following an ancient trail, the road ribbons through the dense red rock of Cedar Canyon, continues to the splendid Parowan Canyon and ends at the ancient and remarkable Parowan Gap.
Starting under a blue western sky, I climbed nearly 3,000 feet to the top ofCedar Canyon. High atop the mountain, puffy white clouds turned gray, the wind whipped up and a storm was a brewin’. The car’s outside temperature gauge had registered a perfect 78 degrees when I set out, dropped to 48 degrees. Encapsulated in the gray cloud, I postponed a planned hike. Perched on the monument’s edge peering into the canyon below, I was reminded of Silly Sand, a craft toy I had as a child that piled dot upon precarious dot of sand to see how high you could build a spire or a hoodoo (a natural column of sand or rock). The precipitous white, pink, red, vermilion rock of Cedar Breaks has all been spectacularly carved and shaped by wind and water.
With the scurry of the day’s storm, I had witnessed the unpredictably fierce power of wind and water. After the storm dumped a showerhead full of rain, it receded. As the sky cleared I came upon the striking legend that is “the American West.” Like the Marlboro Man in an off-road prairie, a cowboy was herding his flock of sheep under the unsettled sky. He sat high on his horse, hat firmly in place and swept from one side of the herd to the other. An earnest sheep dog performed his same task. I stopped the car to absorb the scene as the animals crossed the road in front of me. The dog herded, the sheep plodded, the cowboy tipped his hat, and the big,wide, wonderful West mosied along.
Next appeared the pop-up ski village of Brian Head. A rustic pizza joint, ski and rental shop, and general store make the resort a winter ski and summer mountain bike destination for Southern Utah, Las Vegas and California adventurers. At 9,600 ft, the mountain side is filled in with a surprising number of condominiums, lofts and cabins for overnight and multiple day vacations.
Continuing on the loop road was the hamlet called Parowan that may be famous for something other than Hamburger Patty’s — a lunch and dinner dive — but that was plenty of fame for me. Served up by a seasoned tattooed gal who left mainstream living decades ago, the joint was clean and cozy in that long, lost, small town way. With just the right amount of kitsch in the decor and cheese on the burger, I’d make the trip all over again just for this stop.
The canyon road descent ended on the floor of the sun-scorched desert. Squinting through the sun’s rays and engrossed in the ancient language – pictographs (painted) and petroglyphs (carved) of the early inhabitants – I had reached Parowan Gap. Cut by an ancient (now dry) river thousands of years ago, the gap was a passageway to the Red Hills.
The Parowan Gap petroglyphs, discovered in 1849 by the Parley Pratt expedition, are a dense gallery of cliff art including the “Zipper” — thought to be a numeric calendar. Unlike many petroglyph sites in Southern Utah that exhibit humans and animals, the Parowan glyphs are primarily geometric — believed to be used for measurement and calculation. Other carvings may be a legend of water pathways as the ancient peoples traveled through the gap for their seasonal harvest.
The Parowan Gap holds more treasure than rock art, though. It was here, after years of hiking Southern Utah, that I saw my first dinosaur track! And it was a doozy. Traveling with a former geology major from Southern Utah University, I was directed to a large boulder with an unmistakable and remarkable protrusion. I have always believed that dinosaurs roamed the earth, but this was literally first-hand proof. I imagined it to be a diplodocus, but someone more versed in ancient life on earth would have to confirm. The track was a gigantic hand or foot and extended beyond the location of a wrist or ankle bone. Perhaps it was unusually hot after the storm, maybe I was a wee bit dehydrated, or I might have been hallucinating from my hamburger patty, but standing at that site with the embedded track I could see dinosaurs roaming the earth. My car had disappeared, the storm and sheep rustler were distant memories, and I could see a family of plant eaters walking through the desert in search of the gap to make their way to the Red Hills of Southern Utah.
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Alison McFarlane travels every day. Some days farther from home than others. She keeps a bag packed with three perfect black outfits at the ready for the next amazing adventure. Home is Salt Lake City, but mind and heart make her a citizen of the world. She reads, writes and dreams about globe-trotting experiences.