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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.
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
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
The Salt Lake Chamber awarded Dr. Cynthia Bioteau as the 2010 Athena. She is the 25th recipient of the honor, which was first awarded by the Chamber in 1984.
Thayne Center for Service & Learning offers $1,000 grants for service-learning course designation.
Service-learning is a pedagogy that combines service to the community with academic instruction, focusing on critical reflective thinking, and personal and civic responsibility. (American Association of Community Colleges).
The Thayne Center’s Service-Learning Grant & Designation program seeks proposals for the development of new service-learning courses or the modification of existing service-learning courses. An unlimited number of service-learning designations are awarded to viable proposals. A limited number of grants are awarded to exemplary proposals. The grant award is $1,000. The program is open to all full-time and part-time faculty.
Deadline for submission is Friday, October 15, 2010. Please review the attached Request for Proposal document for complete details. Direct any additional questions to Lisa M. Walz, M.A., Service-Learning Coordinator (email@example.com or 957-4688).
SLCC needs a few volunteers interested in becoming mentors to students who are transitioning out of foster case and have been awarded the Olene S. Walker Transition to Adult Living Scholarship to attend SLCC. Full-time faculty, administrators and staff are invited to apply to be mentors to share time with a young students as they pursue their educational goals at SLCC. There are five students who need to be matched with mentors. read more