Open English @ SLCC: Texts on Writing, Language, and Literacy
Open English @ SLCC is an evolving digital book created and maintained by English Department faculty at Salt Lake Community College. It exists to provide our faculty–over one hundred full- and part-time instructors–with robust, flexible, and locally produced open educational resources (OER) that can be used for teaching a variety of courses across our composition sequence. The book is organized around a set of six locally-responsive threshold concepts that form the conceptual backbone of how our department approaches the work of teaching reading, writing and rhetoric. These threshold concepts–transformative, integrative and troubling ideas that we feel are essential for any kind of mastery in writing and literate practices–build on foundational work in thresholds by Eric Meyer and Ray Land, in addition to more recent work on threshold concepts in writing by Linda Adler-Kassler, Elizabeth Wardle and many others. Unlike a traditional textbook, the writing in this book invites remix, adaptation, and repurposing to match the specific needs of its users–SLCC writing students and instructors primarily–but also faculty and students at other schools, course designers, WPAS, and anyone else interested in open texts about writing, language and literacy. You can access the OER here: https://openenglishatslcc.pressbooks.com/
A meditation on the relationship between meaning and language. Joshua Luther’s multi-media exhibition is an exciting invitation for visitors to take a step back from the language that we all too often take for granted, and instead contemplate why it is that we are prepared to argue, fight, and sometimes die over various combinations of letter and syllables. Exhibition held in the Locals Only Gallery space.
Utah Draws: Contour and Context - Exhibition Views
The eight artists selected for Utah Draws: Contour and Context devote significant time to drawing in their artistic practice. While all of these artists approach drawing through its formal qualities, each grapples with differing concerns including personal reflection, the environment, and language. The drawings in Utah Draws have been selected as a demonstration of the dynamic array of styles, media and subjects–ranging from the human figure, to landscape, to more conceptual explorations–currently being explored by Utah artists. Exhibition held in the Street Gallery space.
Video affords Mr. Hill access to another dimension-time-that may do for the contemporary viewer what inverted eyes and noses did decades ago. By juxtaposing visual and audible information on a screen and orchestrating the consumption of that image through editing, Mr. Hill in a way reintroduces the viewer to time and how it shapes aesthetic experience. The show is comprised of four major installations, "Wall Piece" (2000), "Language Willing" (2002), Accordions" (2001-2002), "Crossbow" (1999), each with a unique focus. Exhibition held in the Main and Street Level Gallery spaces.
Color 35mm slide images of the variety of programs and activities that make up the General Education courses that were offered to Utah Tech Students in 1978. Images include those of students studying, working in the Biology Lab and student life around campus as well as images of the English Computer Lab, the Math Computer Lab, and the Chemistry Lab.
Historically, cantastoria, which means “history singer” or “sung story” in Italian, were prominent in preliterate culture as vehicles for transmitting news and heritage. Their information was conveyed theatrically in a town square through song and pictograms. UMOCA’s group exhibition explores the notion of the cantastoria as a metaphor across cultures and specifically within contemporary art. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery Space.