Library Events added! New way to RSVP
Readings in the Library this spring will be held on the Zoom video conferencing platform.
To RSVP for upcoming events, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/libRSVP to receive an invitation 30 minutes prior to the event.
To keep up-to-date on how to view these events, visit SFCC Library Facebook page. Please note: The SFCC Library Facebook page will post these talks after the events.
12 to 1 p.m.
Student Readings: Creative Non-fiction
2 to 4 p.m.
Fellowship in Travelogue: Adventures in Israel
5 to 6 p.m.
|Faculty and Staff Spring Reading
Questions? Ask a Librarian!
SFCC Library launched a new chat feature. The staff is available to chat from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If no one is available, you can send an email and they will get in contact with you. The chat is monitored and replied to live by the SFCC library staff. With screen sharing, they can help you find what you’re looking for as if you were meeting in person.
Just go to the library home page, and click on the “Questions? Ask a Librarian!” bar on the bottom right.
SFCC Library hosts RESCHEDULED "Coffee and Conversations" May 1
The SFCC Library is hosting an ongoing series: “Coffee and Conversations.”
At 11 a.m. on Friday, May 1 the conversation will be about the essay, The Distance Between Us by Julian Hoffman. The essay is available through the library’s elibrary at https://tinyurl.com/vyn5b7g
One of the questions we will be discussing is: “What does this essay say about beauty?”
If you are logged on via VPN, you can also access the essay here.
RSVP to receive an invitation 30 minutes prior to the event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/May2020Coffee
Charlie Shultz Fellowship in Travelogue: Adventures in Israel
Join SFCC’s Library for an armchair travelogue from 2 to 4 p.m. May 6.
Controlled Environment Agriculture Lead Faculty Charlie Shultz shares photos and experience from his fellowship from the Jewish National Fund, made available through SFCC Foundation Board Member Elise Arena. Learn about Israel’s resource management, sustainability, historic sites, and collaborative ways to address global challenges.
RSVP to receive a meeting invitation 30 minutes before the event.
Student Emergency Assistance Fund
SFCC Foundation has established the Student Emergency Assistance Fund to help students in need during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Please help us grow this fund and help as many of our students as possible at this difficult time by making a donation today!
If you have trouble accessing the donation site, please try a different browser. Google Chrome is recommended.
If you are a student and wish to apply for emergency assistance, follow this link to apply online.
Summer and Fall registration is now open! Consider taking a class
SFCC’s fall semester registration has begun. All online fees have been waived for the summer and fall semesters.
Registration opened for all on April 21. You need to use the Look for Classes in the drop down menu.
Employees: Please consider using your EEB benefit by signing up for a class this summer or fall. Also, let your friends and family know about the selection of classes they can attend from the safety of their homes.
Perhaps, you have a family member graduating from high school soon. They can get a jump start on college by enrolling now. Have them reach out to the Welcome and Advising Center at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
For more information, please see President Rowley’s message to students.
Note: Summer online classes will begin on June 8.
Katie Besser Awards presentation/reading at 3 p.m. May 14
The SFCC Library will host the Katie Besser Awards presentation online from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 14.
Emily Stern will lead the presentation, which will include the announcement of the Richard C. Bradford scholarship. The event is presented by SFCC Liberal Arts and Media Arts.
The event celebrates students’ creative expression through writing, photography and media arts.
As for all library Zoom events, you need to RSVP to receive a meeting invitation 30 minutes before the event.
All student award finalists are considered for the Richard C. Bradford Scholarship. Named for the author of the 1968 classic “Red Sky at Morning,” the scholarship was initiated by author Michael McGarrity, arts advocate Charmay Allred and former Santa Fe city councilwoman Rebecca Wurzburger. The Katie Besser Writing Awards are directed by Emily Stern and sponsored by the SFCC Foundation.
Help nursing students make a difference by making masks
Nursing students and CNAs Erin Price and Robin Carrillo Ortiz have been making masks to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. They started the group, Operation Bandana New Mexico in March to make face masks for NM health care workers. Note, these are not N95 masks, but masks for extra protection.
Follow the Operation Bandana New Mexico link to sign up to help. If you aren’t on Facebook, you can sign up to volunteer in different capacities (sew, cut, make phone calls, etc) at this link, which is at the top of the Facebook page, too:
Operation Bandana NM Google Forms Sign-up
The group provides mask materials and needs people to sew at all levels. Please disclose your sewing skill level so they can determine what is appropriate as some of the material is like gold!
James Wysong, Ed.D., selected as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Arts and Design
The college has selected James Wysong, Ed.D, as the new Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts. The college’s previous dean, Bernadette Jacobs, Ph.D., retired in January. Wysong and other candidates participated in open forums on campus in February and early March. He will begin working at the college in July.
SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., said, “We’re delighted that Dr. James Wysong has accepted the position. He has a strong background in community college education both as a faculty member and an administrator. He is committed to student success. The college welcomes Dr. Wysong.”
Margaret Peters, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, said, “We look forward to working with Dr. Wysong, an accomplished administrative leader who is well-versed in multiple facets of academic operations including curriculum development and delivery, strategic planning and assessment, and the recruitment and professional development of a diverse and caring faculty and staff. He also brings experience in leading efforts to increase the recruitment, retention and completion of minority students, particularly Hispanics, at his current institution.”
Powertalkers Toastmasters now online! Thursdays at noon
Powertalkers Toastmasters student club is now online on Zoom Thursdays at 12 noon. Email Russell.email@example.com to join us for fun and educational meetings and help in navigating video conferencing. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome!
Are you or someone you know struggling?
We’ve compiled a list of resources available outside of the college for those in need. Perhaps your spouse, child or neighbor has lost their job. Or maybe you know a student or neighbor, who doesn’t have money for food. There are a variety of resources for those struggling. Let’s help each other by sharing this information with others.
If you would like to recommend another community resource for us to add, please send info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFCC in the news
The following stories either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees.
Santa Fe New Mexican, 4/21/20 “Letter to the editor: Community College puts students first,” a great letter written by SGA president Ian Widrick Martinez.
Santa Fe New Mexican, 4/19/20, SFCC, “Los Alamos lab join to offer machinist program”
Los Alamos Daily Post, 4/16/20 “SFCC and Los Alamos National Laboratory Announce Collaboration”
Mirage News, 4/17/20, “Los Alamos National Laboratory and Santa Fe Community College announce new program for machinists”
Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo 4/17/20, “Zoom to semester’s end with SFCC writers”
Santa Fe New Mexican, 4/12/20 Advisor Gerard Martinez y Valencia was featured in a major story on April 12 in the Santa Fe New Mexican. He talked about his role as the Teen Choir music director at Santa Maria de la Paz during the time of social distancing for the story, “This Easter Sunday, home is a holy place.”