SFCC’s Student Nursing Association (SNA) is hosting a Toiletry Drive for the Interfaith Community Shelter at Pete’s Place. Items will be collected until Friday, April 26 and may be dropped off in Room 431 or in the blue trash can located at the commons area of the Health & Sciences Center.
Items needed include toothbrushes, travel-size toothpaste, hand cream, travel-size deodorant, BAND-AIDS, anti-bacterial ointment, packs of disposable razors, facial tissues, hair combs, lip balm, sunscreen, bars of soap, shampoo and foot powder.
FREE class to aid dementia caregivers
The Alzheimer’s Association is presenting a free class every Thursday through May 2 for caregivers of those with dementia.
The class is each Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 478. To register, call 1-800-272-399 or email email@example.com.
Featured SFLR contributor awarded PEN/Hemingway Award
Tommy Orange, novelist and writing faculty at IAIA, has been awarded the prestigious $25,000 PEN/Hemingway Award for his 2018 novel There There. This year’s Santa Fe Literary Review will feature Orange’s work.
Be sure to check out the upcoming issue of the Review for FREE.
Spring Readings in the Library Series starts next week
The Readings in the Library series continues this spring with great opportunities to hear the SFCC community share their writing. All readings take place in the SFCC Library Reading Room. The public is welcome.
Wednesday, April 10 from 2:30-3:45 p.m.: Fiction Writers Present Their Work with instructor Julia Goldberg
Tuesday, April 16 from 1 to 2 p.m.: Women Write: An Interactive Writer’s Panel
Wednesday, May 1 beginning at 4:30 p.m.: Portfolio: SFCC Students Present Their Work with instructor Julia Deisler
Thursday, May 9 beginning at 5 p.m.: SFCC Faculty & Staff Reading. All faculty and staff members are welcome to participate. Sign up via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFCC hosts its annual Fantastic Futures career, education and training resource fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 11 in the Main Hallway and Campus Center.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit SFCC’s Career Services in Room 204-G or contact Patty Armstrong, Career Services Coordinator, at 505-428-1406 or email@example.com.
SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for all SFCC endowed Foundation and Institutional scholarships. Apply online today. Application deadline is May 24.
Funding is limited: lock in your scholarship now for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Scholarships are awarded based upon availability of funds. Financial need and a minimum GPA are required for some scholarships. Students are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships are available for international and non-U.S. citizen students. International students should complete the 2019-2020 Dreamers Financial Aid Application available online and from the Financial Aid Office.
The registration period for SFCC HSE/GED preparation classes is open through April 4. Classes begin April 8 in Spanish and English. For more information, call 505-428-1356 or go to www.sfcc.edu/adult.education/ged.
New students are required to attend the four-day orientation April 1-4. The four-day orientation is offered in the mornings from 9 a.m. to noon or in the evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. In orientation, students will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor, create an individualized learning plan, and register for classes. A $25 fee covers classes and class materials and is due on the last day of orientation.
A recruiter from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado will visit SFCC from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, April 8 at the Welcome and Advising Center.
For more information, contact academic advisor Melba Ramos, 505-428-1880.
SFCC Talent Show April 25 - sign up now
Students! Sign up for the SFCC Talent Show, Thursday, April 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. We’re looking for singers, rappers, musicians, dancers, film makers, poets and writers, fashion designers, artists – show us what you’ve got!
To sign up, contact student admissions counselor Daniela Gurule, 505-428-1149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 19.
Governing Board Approves Policies
The SFCC Governing Board has approved the policies listed below that were recently established or revised. Please click on the links to learn about each of these:
College policies are online at SFCC/policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about policies or the Shared Governance Policy Review Process, contact Policy Officer Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776 or email@example.com.
Dimitrov Artist Preview on YouTube
Woodworking intructor Ivan Dimitrov is featured in an Artist Preview video on YouTube.
Wonderful Outstanding Worker (WOW) Award
Once a month a Wonderful Outstanding Worker (WOW) winner is selected from those nominated. Be part of recognizing your fellow employees for their outstanding service by nominating your colleagues. Download the form to make your nomination and submit it to Human Resources in room LL309.
The winner of the WOW Gram will receive a $25 Visa gift card, a WOW pin and an invitation to a Board meeting to be recognized by the SFCC Governing Board members and President. Winners will also be featured on the Intranet.
Please consider joining your colleagues in the following activities:
• Mindful Meditation: The Planetarium will be open to students and SFCC employees from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Please observe the following guidelines: no talking, eating, drinks or cell phones.
• Yoga sessions led by Andrew Kerr from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Board Room. If you have yoga mats, please bring them but they’re not necessary. Some will be provided.
• Walking group walks the trails from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays. Meet in front of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. Group walks rain or shine.
Update from Recruitment and Dual Credit
Marcos Maez, director of Recruitment and Dual Credit reports some great enrollment information from a recent Cognos report.
· First-Time Freshmen Student Headcount for Spring 2019 is 25% higher than Spring 2018.
· Total New Student Headcount for Spring 2019 (First-Time Freshmen & Transfer Students) is 4.3% higher than Spring 2018.
· Dual Credit students are taking 4,302 credit hours in Spring 2019.
· Dual Credit Student Headcount for Spring 2019 is 11% higher than Fall 2018.
· Dual Credit students currently make up roughly 15% of our total enrollment.