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Fall semester registration opens 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 18. The fall semester (with eight- and 16- week classes) begins August 22 and continues through December 9. Priority registration begins today, April 17, for New Mexico residents (students who physically reside in New Mexico; have earned more than 30 credit hours and have declared a degree).
Encourage your friends and family members to come to the college. Remind folks about the Opportunity Scholarship, as well as the Lottery Scholarship for recent high school graduates.
Dignitaries visited SFCC for Santa Fe World Affairs Forum
Santa Fe World Affairs Forum hosted its annual symposium at SFCC and featured speakers who addressed issues around the Ukraine War and the rising nuclear threats. For more information about the topics and speakers, visit https://sfwaf.org/ .
Broken Parts Car Club show 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday
SFCC’s student car club – the Broken Parts Club – is hosting a car show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21 outside the Automotive Technologies Center on campus, 6401 Richards Avenue. Those who would like to show their automobile should register as soon as possible by contacting the Director of Automotive Technologies Julia Furry at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 505-428-1177. Space is limited to 36 vehicles. The public is invited to attend the show.
“This event has turned out to be a lot of fun. We ask the car owners to explain what’s special about their vehicle. The winners primarily get bragging rights, some prizes of tools and a special trophy that will be made by the SFCC welding department. They are using pistons from engines to make the trophies,” Furry said.
Winners will be determined in the following categories: Domestic, European or Japanese. Lowriders are welcome. The student club’s members are studying Automotive Technologies at SFCC.
A 17,000 square foot state-of-the-art Automotive Technologies Center offers a well-equipped space that provides students with the background and knowledge to earn the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification in up to eight competency areas: Automotive Engine Repair, Auto Maintenance and Light Truck Repair, Automatic Transmission Transaxle, Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, Brakes, Manual Transmission and Drive Train, Steering and Suspension, Electricity/Electronic Systems and Engine Performance. Students can also earn an A.A.S. in Automotive Technologies.
Meow Wolf will host Katie Besser Awards from 5 to 7 p.m. May 11
Santa Fe Community College’s emerging writers and artists will be recognized during the Katie Besser Student Writing Awards celebration hosted by Meow Wolf on from 5 to 7 p.m. May 11. The awards were named for the late Katie Besser in recognition of her love of literature and creative writing. The event celebrates students’ creative expression through writing and image. Writers representing SFCC’s diverse community will read from their winning works.
The thirteenth annual winner of Santa Fe Community College Foundation’sRichard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship will be announced at the conclusion of the awards celebration. Named for the author of the 1968 classic Red Sky at Morning, the scholarship was initiated by author Michael McGarrity, the late arts advocate Charmay Allred, and former Santa Fe city councilwoman Rebecca Wurzburger.
These are this year’s Katie Besser Student Award winners by category:
Image First Place: Ayla Humphrey – “Illusion”
Poetry First Place: Laurie Hilton – “Border”
Runners Up: Aja Riggs – “Autofill” Christine Schwatken – “When No One’s Looking” Charmayne Samuelson – “Mesmer Mirage”
Honorable Mention: Ian Reschke – “Disillusionment”
Fiction First Place: Jesse Colvin – “Lessons in Adobe”
Runner Up: Abigail Rael – “Pass Through Me”
Honorable Mention: Aja Riggs – “Missing Piece”
Creative Non-Fiction First Place: Abigail Rael – “Who Learned What?”
Honorable Mention: Charmayne Samuelson – “The Vortex of Death”
Academic Essay First Place: Virginia Gonzales – “Getting Better”
Runners Up: Luis Ramirez – “Tech in Time” Saif Mahmood – “Televising Criminal Trials”
The Katie Besser Awards are presented through a collaboration of SFCC’s English and Creative Writing programs, SFCC’s Media Arts department, SFCC Foundation, and with the generosity of SFCC Media Arts graphic design student Vitória Oliveira Dos Santos. The Katie Besser Student Writing Awards are directed by Genevieve Betts.
Note: A copy of Accolades, which includes the winning entries, can be obtained by contacting Genevieve Betts at email@example.com.
Listen to recent KSFR show featuring Steve Martinez, Ph.D., talking about Veteran’s Legacy Grant Program
MPR in collaboration with Cisneros Design wins Gold Winner Award for Education Pathways brochure
Marketing and Public Relations, in collaboration with local agency Cisneros Design, received a “Gold Winner” award during the 38th Annual EduAdAwards for “Outstanding Work” on its Education Pathways brochure.
The award-winning campaign showcases the guided pathways at SFCC, which are designed to make it easier and more efficient for students to find their interest and complete certificates and degrees. Each year, EduAdAwards recognize excellence in the field of educational marketing and advertising. This year, over 2,000 entries were received from some 1,000 colleges and universities from across the country, as well as numerous foreign countries.
Listen to SFCC Academic Director Charlie Shultz in conversation with KSFR 101.1 FM Our Santa Fe host Andy Lovato about the Controlled Environment Agriculture Program’s April 29 Open House & Seed Giveaway and other Community College Month events: https://www.ksfr.org/show/our-santa-fe.
Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/ccmonth to learn more about Community College Month, and SFCC’s mission to empower students and strengthen community. Check back for other events and event detail!
Attend Career & Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25
Invite students, your friends and family members to stop by the SFCC Career & Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in the Campus Center.
Tell everyone to bring copies of their résumé. Talk with more than 50 employers including many from health care providers including CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, nonprofit organizations, hotels, retail stores as well as many other major employers such as Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Also, meet representatives of SFCC, as well as four-year colleges and universities (Eastern New Mexico University, Institute of American Indian Arts, Texas Tech University, University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, Northern New Mexico College, New Mexico Highlands University, Western New Mexico University, New Mexico Tech, Northern Arizona University and Fort Lewis College) about transfer opportunities. Free event. SFCC, Campus Center, 6401 Richards Ave. Call 505-428-1406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
CEA Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at TATC
Santa Fe Community College’s Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) program and the Aquaponics and Hydroponics Club, with support from Student Government Association, will host a CEA/Greenhouse Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29 in the Trades and Advanced Technology Center (TAT C) next to the large greenhouse complex.
The free event is open to all.
Tours will begin every 30 minutes.
Learn about hydroponics, aquaponics and algae cultivation.
Free seedlings for attendees.
Free kids coloring corner
The SFCC Culinary Arts program will provide free food samples made with produce from the SFCC Greenhouse, grown by advanced CEA students and prepared by advanced Culinary Arts students.
Learn more about SFCC’s programs focused on sustainability in the areas of food, energy and water.
For information, contact Richard “Charlie” Shultz, Academic Director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture program, at email@example.com or call 505-428-1205.
SFCC hosted sessions for Monothon Santa Fe
SFCC’s printmaking program successfully hosted sessions for Monothon Santa Fe’s Print Week from April 1-8. Read more about Monothon Santa Fe. It was a prestigious honor for the college and will expose more artists to the program at SFCC.
MONOTHON SANTA FE 2023: A MARATHON OF PRINTMAKING was presented by The City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department.
Monothon Santa Fe is a community-based, fundraising event organized to benefit the local youth arts non-profit, Partners in Education, through the sale of one-of-a-kind monotype artworks by local artists and the generosity of the Santa Fe community.
Monothon Santa Fe’s Print Week ran from April 1-8 and was hosted by a collection of Santa Fe’s finest print studios. The event concludes with the Monothon Exhibition, April 22 through May 26, where a selected piece from each participating artist is shown and sold. The exhibition will be at the City’s Community Gallery, 201 Marcy Street.
For more information about SFCC’s role, contact Director of Center for Book Art and Printmaking Patricia Pearce at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 505-428-1504.
Become a volunteer tutor & help change a life
Are you passionate about literacy and enjoy helping people one on one? Become a BL (Basic Literacy) or ESL (English as a Second Language) tutor today and support a student in learning vital speaking, reading, writing, and numeracy skills.
Tutors and students meet twice a week for about 90 minutes (based on their schedules). A 9-month commitment is needed. Please fill out an application on the Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe website: https://lvsf.org. Call 428-1353 for more information.
Basic Literacy Tutor TrainingMay 4 – 6, 2023
Orientation: 4 – 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4
Training: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (with a lunch break) Saturday, May 6
ESL Tutor TrainingJune 1-3, 2023
Orientation: 4 – 6 p.m. Thursday, June 1
Session 1: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, June 2
Session 2: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 3
Orientation will be held online, and training sessions will take place at SFCC. An introductory meeting and all sessions are required.
Greenhouse STEM Kits are back in stock at the library!
The very popular and free Greenhouse STEM Kits are available once again for kids ages 4-7. All materials are included in the kits courtesy of the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.
Come by the library to pick up a kit to use and explore growing plants from seeds with your kids! Kits are available during the library’s regular hours.
SFCC Student Art and Design exhibition opens 4-6 p.m. May 11 in Visual Arts Gallery
SFCC’s Student exhibition will open from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11 in the Visual Arts Gallery.
Work will include: Jewelry, Sculpture (including Glass, Santos, Fiber Arts), Printmaking/Book Arts, Fine Woodworking, Ceramics, Photography, Painting/Drawing, Media Arts and Film). The show will run from Thursday, May 11 until Friday, August 18, 2023.
“Land, Space and Color – An Exhibit of Paintings by Felix Voltsinger” continues through April 19
The art exhibition, “Land, Space and Color – An Exhibit of Paintings by Felix Voltsinger,” opened with a reception on March 16 and runs through Thursday, April 19 in the gallery. The exhibition features the artwork of Russian-born artist and School of Arts and Design faculty member Felix Voltsinger. Read more about the exhibit and Felix Voltsinger in the press release.
Dean Jim Wysong shared these images from the opening and said, “Despite the weather, it was well attended, and many of Felix‘s former students turned out to honor him as he is transitioning into retirement after this term.”
Girl Scouts visited Health & Sciences
Girl Scouts recently visited SFCC. Thanks to all who made them feel welcome and introduced them to STEM opportunities. We understand they toured Health and Sciences and had a great time. Thanks to Academic Advisor Sarah Wernsing who shared these images.
NMHED Updates on Required COVID-19 Reporting
In a March 10 email, Vice President for Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness Yash Morimoto shared the following update regarding the college COVID reporting policies and best practices:
SFCC continues to monitor and follow guidance from public health officials and state and local government on mitigating and addressing exposure to COVID-19. The State of New Mexico and New Mexico Higher Education Department recently announced they will no longer require the reporting of COVID-19 cases amongst student, staff, and faculty who are on campus via the Rapid Response Submission Portal.
Our college continues to take the transmission and threat of infectious diseases seriously and we remain committed to keeping our community as safe as possible. Please note the following:
The college no longer requires reporting of COVID-19 positive cases to SFCC’s Contact Tracing Team.
However, it is very important we continue keep each other safe and follow health and safety best practices. The college continues to follow guidelines from the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Calculator, which details the following:
You should isolate from others when you have COVID-19.
You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results.
Ending isolation is detailed on the CDC’s Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 webpage – “Ending Isolation”.
Positive or suspected positive individuals should coordinate closely with supervisors to make appropriate accommodations, as well as reporting for absences using regular sick leave.
If you are out of sick leave and contracted COVID-19, please contact the Office for Human Resources to determine if other options are available to you.
The college custodial staff continues its rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocols, which includes a campus-wide daily schedule, with emphasis on bathrooms, and higher traffic and enclosed spaces.
Additionally, Facilities and Operations staff have made significant improvements to college ventilation and filtration systems and those systems are up and running.
The College will continue to follow best practices, community levels, and infectious disease developments.
Schedule Swedish-Therapeutic Massage appointments now
SFCC’s Massage Therapy program offers Swedish-Therapeutic student massage appointments. Appointments are available March 13 through May 13. Appointments can be made by visiting https://sfcc.timetap.com/.
Massage Therapy Program Lead Julianna Santillanes said, “We’re excited to offer our student Massage Therapy Clinic to the community for the third year. We have 12 students, so please check individual student schedules for availability. Hope to see you there!”
Here are the details about this semester’s clinics:
$25 per 60-minute Swedish-Therapeutic student massage
Stop by The Exchange for free clothing and children’s items
Check out this Facebook video tour of “The Exchange,” SFCC’s new, free clothing closet, located next to the Campus Cupboard. Student Involvement Coordinator Mary Eleas leads the tour (with an assist from students Katia, Liam, Gabe, and Jessica) of the new family-friendly space. Kids are welcome to enjoy a small play area while you “shop” for free clothing. (There are clothing items for children from 0 to 4 years of age, as well as casual and professional clothing for adults and teens.) Students and employees, come by! Lower-level rooms 305 & 304A.
Tuesday and Thusdays: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays: 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Would you like to donate items to The Exchange?
The Exchange is accepting donations during the hours mentioned above. Bring donations either to Room 304 or 305a. You can also drop them off in Room LL311. The Exchange is not accepting any more children’s clothes at this time. They are accepting children’s books and gently used toys. The Exchange is particularly seeking men’s and women’s professional clothing.
SFCC presents Café Con Las Comadres, hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, every second Wednesday of the month. Join us for our next gathering on April 12 in the West Wing Upper-Level Student Affairs comfort area (next to the I-Room), from 8:30 a.m – 9:30 a.m. This is a gender-inclusive community of friends who gather to empower the lives of one another through advocacy, navigation, support, and resources. This is a safe shared space.
RSVPs are welcomed but not necessary – please contact Loretta at email@example.com or call 505-428-1919. Sponsored by Student Activities and hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos.
Make appointments now for free Tax-Aide assistance at the main campus
SFCC and AARP Foundation will once again offer free tax services. This year services will be in-person at the main campus from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays from January 30 through April 18. You must schedule an appointment in advance — preferably online. If someone has no computer access, they can call 505-428-1780. Leave a clear voicemail with your name and phone number. Volunteers will return calls when possible.
Please Note: To protect Tax-Aide volunteers and the taxpayers they serve, taxpayers are required to wear masks during their appointment. Volunteers will be wearing masks.
Intake and other forms may be picked up at the site during tax preparation hours or you may download these forms from the SFCC website. Please arrive 15-30 minutes early for your appointment.
Tax-Aide will follow SFCC Tax-Aide closures, holidays (closed for Spring Break) and delays. Read the full press release here.
Mask wearing strongly encouraged when indoors on campus
Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, SFCC is sharing this message at its entrances:
We strongly encourage face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.
Let Campus Weekly share your news! Let us know about your accomplishments and other news that you’d like to share. Please remember that the deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday to get an item in the next week’s issue. Submit here.
Update your résumé with résumé advising walk-in hours April 17 & 18
If you need help polishing up your résumé or practicing your elevator pitch, please reach out to Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance or attend one of our upcoming résumé advising walk-in sessions with Advisor Julia Gonzales. Résumé advising is offered on a first come, first served bases in the Welcome & Advising Center on the following dates:
5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 17
noon – 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 18
Make sure you are ready for the SFCC Career & Transfer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in the Campus Center.
Need clothes to look more professional to attend Career Fair?
Did you know that if you don’t have something to wear to the event there’s no need to stress? You can swing by The Exchange on campus. They are currently open and have free/gently-used professional attire available! Be sure to check them out on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or if those days/times don’t work with your schedule, they’re open on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. too in the West Wing, room LL304A.
Participate in Course Scheduling Survey before April 24
The Scheduling Task Force and the SFCC Foundation need your help creating a schedule that works for current students.
Participants will be entered in a drawing for gift cards.
Kids Campus Info Session at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18
The Student Parent Success Program and Kids Campus are partnering to provide two info sessions about Kids Campus enrollment and financial supports for student parents on 3:30 p.m. April 11 or 10 a.m. April 18. Please click on the flyers below for information in Spanish and English.
NMHU Transfer information Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A representative from New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) will be on campus to discuss options for continuing your educational journey to earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree. The representative can provide information on admissions, academic programs, scholarships, financial aid and more to prospective students. The NMHU representative will be available from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through May 9 in the main hallway outside the Welcome and Advising Center. For more information, contact Mary E. Angell at email@example.com.
Online FAFSA Workshops/Talleres FAFSA en línea – workshops restart April 19
Financial Aid Office English FAFSA Workshops Online Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – No workshops April 5 & 12.
Students: Need childcare? Make sure you’re on the Kids Campus waitlist
When a spot comes available at the Kids Campus, students get priority placement. Kids Campus wants to support student parents and hopes that those needing childcare will get on the waitlist.
Children of degree-seeking SFCC students, SFCC employees, and full-time students at the Higher Education Center are prioritized for placement to support a two-generation philosophy of education at the college.
Visit the Kids Campus website for more information. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of Kids Campus and N.M. Early Childhood Education and Care Development offers Child Care Assistance to income-eligible students.
SFCC Library family study room now open
If you’re a student parent, we have good news for you! The SFCC Library has opened a new family study room for students who have children. The room has a space for children with toys, books, and special-sized furniture. The room will have three computer stations and room for students working on laptops.
It is open all hours the library is open. It will be available to current students when they have their children with them. Please note: This is not daycare, students must remain with their children. The library’s restroom adjacent to the study room has been updated and is family-friendly with a changing station.
SFCC 2022-2023 scholarship application available now
SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships. Scholarships are available for new and returning, part-time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are also available for second-generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at firstname.lastname@example.org). SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).
If you have questions or need assistance email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email. Se habla Español.
Student Resource Center is here for you
Connect with Community Resources The Student Resource Center focuses on providing information to students about resources throughout the community and providing appropriate referrals to agencies. The resources focus on basic needs such as: housing and shelter, food, legal services, transportation, childcare services, utility payment assistance, and physical and mental health services. All services are free and confidential.
Conèctese con los Recursos de la Comunidad El Centro de Recursos para Estudiantes se enfoca en proporcionar información a los estudiantes sobre los recursos en toda la comunidad y proporcionar referencias apropiadas a las agencias. Los recursos se centran en necesidades básicas como: vivienda y refugio, alimentos, servicios legales, transporte, servicios de cuidado infantil, asistencia para el pago de servicios públicos y servicios de salud física y mental. Todos los servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales.
Join Zoom presentation: How Do You Spell ‘Future’ with AI? at 2-3 p.m. Thursday, April 27
SFCC Library and Online Teaching and Learning (OTL) collaborate in the second campus conversation on ChatGPT from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Like all things technology, AI has continued to grow astoundingly quickly. This session seeks to cover a short review of ChatGPT and what it can do, but will go beyond, sharing information about the company, its future, and its influence. What strategies have been developed to prevent its usage in schools—in SFCC specifically—and how can it be detected, if at all?
The talk will open for questions and discussion, but not before exploring some creative ways faculty (and students) have not only accepted but also embraced the usage of ChatGPT in class. Panelists will include: Julia Dunkin (OTL), Sarah Hood (Library) and Val Nye (Library).
Policy Updates: College Branding; Political Activity, Solicitation, and Vending
At their March 29 meeting, the Governing Board approved the policies listed below. Please click on the links to become familiar with them. For more information Contact the Policy Owner Todd Lovato, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
April 5-May 13, 2023 Artist Reception: May 5, 6-8 p.m.
Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present Spectra, an exhibition of abstract paintings and unique prints by Jennifer Lynch. This exhibition includes selections from various bodies of work spanning 13 years.
Spectra comprises otherworldly compositions that examine both the macrocosm and the microcosm. Lynch’s paintings are inspired by networks found in nature, from the nervous system to crystalline structures. In each piece, the artist reconfigures compositions from previous works while playing with scale to present new perspectives. The artist paints using printing inks as the medium which are applied with stencils, masks and rollers. The titles of her paintings are names of asteroids and Latin names of wildflowers.
Please volunteer to make Commencement a success
Participate in Faculty and Staff Spring Reading 5 p.m. May 4
Readings in the Library: Faculty and Staff Annual Springtime Reading will be held from 5 – 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 4.
All faculty and staff in any school or department are invited to read their original creative work aloud at this beloved and supportive springtime event. To sign up to read, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refreshments will be served. Brought to you by the SFCC Library and the English Department.
In Memoriam: Michael McCabe
SFCC extends condolences to the family and friends of Michael McCabe, a Master printmaker and former SFCC instructor who passed away on April 3. A story in the Santa Fe New Mexican by Phill Casaus on April 8 stated: McCabe, a longtime resident of Santa Fe who developed a worldwide reputation as a master printer and monotype artist and devoted, patient teacher of the art, died Monday after a long battle with health problems. He was 62.
Adrien Gallegos nominated Melissa Martinez for the March WOW award.
“Melissa really went the extra mile with us when explaining and helping us through our first PCard experience with Workday…and our second, when we forgot how to do it. Both times I reached out to her, she replied and was helping within the hour. She is so friendly and happy to help with our awesome new system!”
Please be sure to nominate who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC. The submission form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, or by reaching out to Katie Cadena Priebe, Katherine.email@example.com.
Dr. Lenny Gannes to present “Bird Migration on Two Continents” at Renesan April 17
SFCC Sciences Chair Lenny Gannes, Ph.D., is presenting the class “Bird Migration on Two Continents” at the Renesan Institute for Lifelong Learning from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, April 17. Dr. Gannes will speak about the incredible migration of birds through Israel. There is another session on April 24 with Janie Chodosh, field naturalist, environmental educator, and writer. Janie and Lenny share a love of birds and awe for the miracle of bird migration, which has led them to different parts of the world to learn about, watch, and study birds. https://renesan.org.
CHESS Connection Newsletter – April 17
If you’re wondering what’s happening with the Workday implementation, check out the latest CHESS Connection!
This month’s newsletter contains information about the Employee Profile, Training and the Student Information System (SIS).
As per policy 5-10, everyone is required to take a Defensive Driving Class prior to operating SFCC vehicles.
The next Defensive Driving Class has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday May 18 in Health and Sciences room 487. Please arrive promptly or the class will end late. To receive full credit for the class, you must arrive promptly at 8:00a.m. and attend the full 4-5 hours.
Please provide the following information when you call or email to register for the class:
Full name of individual attending.
Individual’s New Mexico driver license number and a copy of the individuals driver’s license if not already on file
Fleet vehicles are a great cost-effective way for employees to travel for work related reasons without incurring any personal vehicle expense and having to wait for a reimbursement.
If you have any questions about the program or the classes, please call Jackie or Steve at the numbers listed above.
Dawn Wink, Ph.D., shares latest research with National Association for Bilingual Education Conference
SFCC Director of Teacher Education Dawn Wink, Ph.D., recently shared on her blog Dew Drops, “I was beyond grateful to share ideas of Decolonizing Multilingual Education Research Through Wildness, Beauty, Imagination, Lilyology, and Scholarly Personal Narrative with the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference 2023.
I share the video of my presentation with you here.
Thank you ever so much for sharing the journey of language, landscape, wildness, beauty, and imagination.”
Travel Authorization & Expense Reports in Workday
Here are a few reminders regarding Travel in Workday:
Spend authorizations must be submitted and approved before any travel-related purchases are made.
After travel is completed, an expense report must be submitted with the following:
Note the spend authorization number.
Include all procurement card (P-Card) transactions.
If an expense needs to be reassigned to the traveler, please contact the Purchasing Office.
Once the expense report is complete (contains ALL expenses), check the box to close out the spend authorization. This is the only way to release any remaining travel funds from encumbrance back into the budget.
All spend authorizations in draft form should be cancelled if no longer needed.
Do not use the itemization functionality unless you need to split a transaction between multiple funding sources (ex. Cost centers / grants).
W-2s have been issued and are available to all employees in Banner Self-Service. Paper forms for those not consenting to electronic delivery were mailed on Jan 26th. They are not available for pick-up.
Instructions to print your W-2:
In MySFCC, use the Employee drop down menu on the left to click on Legacy Employee Services. This takes you to Banner Self-Service.
Click on Tax Forms, W-2 Wage and Tax Statement and choose Tax Year 2022.
Message about preferred names
The following message was shared on Friday, February 3:
While the college has always supported our students, we now have another technological opportunity to provide an empowering, safe, and nondiscriminatory educational and work environment. Beginning on Monday February 6, students will be able update their preferred name in Self Service Banner (SSB9).
The student’s legal name will be on your class roster and their preferred name, if applicable, will appear in parenthesis. For example, Gonzales, Bernadette (Charmaine). For legal purposes, the student’s legal name will still appear on all formal documents such as Financial Aid information, 1098-T’s and transcripts.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
During the Spring 2023 semester, the SFCC Title V Hispanic Serving Institution grant will be supporting a number of professional development opportunities for faculty in online teaching and in culturally responsive teaching for STEM faculty. Title V can cover the cost of registration and, in some cases, compensation for faculty. For information about the Spring 2023 Faculty Professional Development through Title V please see this link: https://www.sfcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Fees-and-Stipends-for-PD-Spring-23-to-post.pdf
WOW awards – nominate an outstanding coworker today!
The Office of Human Resources recognizes WOW recipients for their dedicated work and commitment to Santa Fe Community College.
Please be sure to nominate someone who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC.
Director of Continuing Education Nicholas Wernicki, Ph.D. said, “This summer we’ve got many new classes, both in person and online. Short-term or one-day summer classes can easily fit in around your summer vacation plans. Summer is also a great time to study at a more leisurely pace for either personal enrichment or to gain new professional skills.”
The following are some of the many new offerings:
Learn more about those animal tracks you’ve noticed on your walks or hikes. Learn tracking techniques, perceptual widening, different track patterns, scale and animal gaits, rates of track deterioration, clues to animal behavior and animal interaction with the landscape.
Popular instructor William Neuwirth has a Master of Science in Biology and is a seasoned outdoor tour guide.
Drawing Animals with Pastel Pencils
Working with pastel pencils, from photographs of your favorite pet or from the instructor’s collection, learn the basics of drawing animals in line, tone and color. Proportions, features, fur, hair, feathers, or scales, and effects of light and shadow in color will be covered. Demonstrations and individual instruction included. Some drawing experience is helpful.
Instructor Dale Eno Shore works and teaches in drawing, oils, acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, and pen and ink. She is currently a member of the Art League of Germantown, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and certified member of the Maryland Portrait Society.
You will learn the fundamentals of piano and the core basics of music theory. Every student will develop practice techniques and methods for playing many different styles from classical to jazz, as well as folk and other contemporary genres.
Joseph Ewatuya, the piano teacher, is a singer/songwriter, pianist, artist, music producer, and performer from Dallas, Texas. They received a Bachelor of Arts in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music in 2018 and started teaching shortly after. Ewatuya works with students of all ages, levels, and styles of music and has a strong passion for student development. Their goal is to share the joy and fun of music with all who have any interest in learning.
Railroad History of New Mexico, Legacies & Consequences 1878 to 2023
The history of the territory and state of New Mexico can be traced by understanding its railroading history. Railroads were the ‘Space Program’ of New Mexico. They affected everything from land use to legislation. Elements of manifest destiny, world wars, the Fred Harvey Era and economic disasters are all reflected within the lifespans of the numerous railroads that were once part of the New Mexico’s past. Prior to the arrival of the ‘Iron Steed,’ no one had traveled faster than the conquistadors. It altered everything from employment and economics to legislation and land use.
The instructor Fred Friedman was the head of the New Mexico Railroad Bureau for thirty years. He has worked extensively with most railroad companies. He has also served as a railroad accident investigator, working for a variety of law firms and providing expert witness testimony on railroad accidents. Friedman gives lectures at the University of New Mexico and the History Museum of New Mexico. He has written extensively about railroads, track workers, labor unions and related subjects.
If you have questions about the schedule or where to get a print copy, contact Continuing Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1676. The CE staff can help you complete your registration.
SFCC Wastewater Treatment Plant closure & decommissioning work through May 2023
SFCC is in its final phase to permanently close our Wastewater treatment plant and transfer our waste to Ranchland Utility regional facility. This will benefit SFCC in several ways, including reuse of treated water for irrigation purposes used in the local community, no additional capitol funding resources needed to support 36+ old infrastructure that has extended beyond its useful life, and future opportunities to repurpose land in accordance with SFCC 2021 Master Plan.
There will be construction activities extending through May 2023. Please note there will be no impact to services during this project. For more information contact Andrea Mueller, Facilities & Operations Assistant Director & Campus Planning at email@example.com or 505-930-9781.
SFCC signs agreement with NMHU to streamline transfer for SFCC business and accounting grads
SFCC and New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) have signed an articulation agreement so SFCC students who complete either an Associate in Arts in Accounting or Business Administration can easily transfer to NMHU to pursue either a Bachelor of Business Administration or a Bachelor of Sciences in General Business.
Barry Hubbard, Ph.D., SFCC Dean of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability & the School of Business, Professional Studies and Education said, “This articulation agreement further strengthens a long-standing relationship with NM Highlands University. By following these improved pathways, SFCC students will be able to transfer smoothly into one of NMHU’s Bachelor of Business Administration concentrations or their Bachelor of Sciences in General Business.”
Veena Parboteeah, Ph.D., NMHU Dean, School of Business, Media, and Technology said, “We are excited to strengthen our partnership through the articulation agreement, which will ensure a smooth transition for students transferring from SFCC to Highlands. By following this pathway, students will also be prepared to succeed in the programs offered by the Department of Business Administration at NMHU. With our presence at the Higher Education Center (HEC) in Santa Fe, students can get help, thanks to Mr. Robert Anaya and his team. We also plan advising sessions at the center to engage with students in Santa Fe and surrounding areas.”
The articulation agreement specifies what classes will be accepted to satisfy prerequisites. SFCC business and accounting students are strongly encouraged to work with an academic advisor to ensure that they are taking the relevant course work to attain their goals.
SFCC’s Accounting and Business programs offer classes online, so it’s convenient for people who are working to study for a degree at a time that’s most convenient for them.
By now you’ve probably heard of ChatGPT, the free AI platform that can “write” full-length, college-level essays on virtually any topic in seconds. From academic integrity to assessment, ChatGPT’s impact on higher education will be far-ranging. This session includes a demo of how ChatGPT works, implications for higher education and how other colleges and universities are responding. This session was led by SFCC librarians.
“The “northeast connector” involves construction of roadway and two roundabout intersections between Dinosaur Trail and Rabbit Road, giving drivers a direct route between them. Currently, drivers traveling west from Rabbit Road are required to drive through the Oshara Village subdivision to reach Dinosaur Trail or busy Richards Avenue.
“The “southeast connector” will serve as an alternate route from Rabbit Road to Avenida del Sur to reduce traffic congestion on Richards Avenue. This route also will provide secondary emergency access to the community college, according to the county.”
Early Childhood Center of Excellence offers free early childhood speaker series with equity and social justice focus; next talk on May 12
The Early Childhood Center of Excellence (ECCOE) offers a free early childhood speaker series featuring national and New Mexico experts focused on equity and social justice in early childhood teacher preparation. This series is for higher education faculty and anyone interested in bringing equity to their work with young children and families. This free virtual series runs from September 2022 through May 2023. Registration is open now!
You can see the full schedule through May, as well as register for any events for the speaker series here.
Santa Fe Reporter story explains on-demand buses that serve SFCC community
The Santa Fe Reporter story on Nov. 9 by Andy Lyman, “In demand-drivers mean in-demand buses,” featured Paul Volmer, an SFCC film student, as well as Director of Student Engagement and Recruitment Marcos Maez, who also serves on the City Transit Advisory Board. Route 21 (which comes to the college) is currently an on-demand route, which means riders must contact dispatchers when they need a ride on the bus. (It is not currently operating on a regular bus schedule and is only available on weekdays.) Also, other routes that feed into that route are also impacted. The story states, “For on-demand service on Santa Fe Trails routes 5, 6, 21, 22 and the Museum Hill route on weekdays and weekends as well as Route 24 and 26 on weekends, contact dispatchers at (505) 955-2001.” Keep that number handy if you need to use the bus. Bike riders might find it necessary to take the bus on days there is snow and ice. For more information visit the Santa Fe Trails site.
Watch video to learn more about tuition-free college
The recording of the public information session on tuition-free college provided by the New Mexico Higher Education Department on August 19 is now available. You can view it via the link below or at the main website at hed.state.nm.us. Thank you to the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation for hosting this session.
If you cannot visit during the current open hours listed or are not comfortable with in-person shopping, check out Bookings for more options. To access Bookings, log in to MySFCC, look under Schedule an Appointment, and click on the pink button labeled Campus Cupboard (Online). You can access the reservation and delivery option 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to visit the Campus Cupboard weekly for free groceries and other household items that may be available. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1775 for more information.
01/25/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, City Council Actions Noted: Allocation of $900,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to support an early child care work development program with Santa Fe Community College.