Campus Weekly

SFCC Library Virtual Book Display

SFCC library patrons enjoy exploring the physical collection through book displays. While we’re all working from home, The library has put book displays ONLINE!

Explore a curated collection of ebook titles from SFCC and beyond, all about storytelling and crisis. We’ve picked classics, historical fiction, dystopian reads, and more. Happy reading!

This is a virtual book display curated by Laura Smith and includes e-books from our library’s collection and books that are freely available online. There are links to some books that are “open access” during this time (the access will probably end at the end of May).

News and Announcements

President Becky Rowley video update

In a video message on April 1, President Rowley said that the summer semester will be entirely online. She reassured students that deadlines are being adjusted in order to support students in this difficult time.

View the full video on the SFCC Covid-19 Updates page.


View recording of Special Governing Board Meeting on YouTube

In case you missed it, the Special Governing Board meeting can be seen on the SFCC Youtube Channel at

Share your photos!

SFCC faculty and staff are making big adjustments to working remotely. View the photos they have shared of their workspaces in our FB Album #SFCC Stay at Home. Submit your own selfies or video clips at

Hear President Rowley's conversation with Richard Eeds

If you missed President Becky Rowley’s conversation with Richard Eeds on April 1, you can listen to it here.

sj Miller Library Event is online April 9

This event is UNCANCELLED!! The event will be hosted on the ZOOM platform.

sj Miller will be presenting Gender Identity Justice in Schools and Communities. The audience will view sj Miller’s TEDTalk and there will be a book discussion about Dr. Miller’s new book: Gender Identity Justice in Schools and Communities. Sponsored by the Library and PDAC.

SFCC Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Gender Identity Justice in Schools and Communities
Time: Apr 9, 2020 02:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 154 104 818

Find your local number:

April Online Readings in the Library Events

Readings in the Library this spring will be held on the Zoom video conferencing platform. 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.

April 8
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Genevieve Betts
Exploring Creative Writing
April 16
1 to 2 p.m.
Julia Goldberg
Student Reading: Fiction
April 22
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Shuli Lamden
Student Reading: Poetry
April 27
12 to 1 p.m.
Emily Stern
Student Readings: Creative Non-fiction

Student Market Research project brings you free, fresh food during the closure!

SFCC students are delivering produce from the SFCC Greenhouse during the closure.

Sign up to see if you’re eligible to get fresh produce delivered to your door!

Please contact Nate Downey:


Adobe Creative Cloud available during self-isolation

Adobe Creative Cloud desktop apps are available to students and faculty during the campus closure. Follow the instructions at


Marvin Galbadon speaks about concerns of Indigenous Peoples Club members

The Santa Fe Reporter shared a story on how the state’s indigenous people are coping. Thanks to SFCC’s Marvin Galbadon, data technician, who spoke about concerns expressed by SFCC’s Indigenous Peoples Club members.

Photo: Marvin Galbadon.


Kids Campus Update

In a March 23 Kids Campus Family Update, director Michelle Rosen-Hatcher provided information on the Kids Campus’ continued closure.

The email is posted under Administrative Updates on the SFCC Covid-19 page.

You can also follow Kids Campus updates on the Kids Campus Blog.

Let's stay healthy!

Here are some friendly reminders on how to keep well.

Check it out:

During closure, keep these numbers handy

In New Mexico, during the COVID-19 outbreak keep these numbers handy for you and your family:

All Health Concerns: 1-855-600-3453

All Other Concerns, such as food, childcare, etc.: 1-833-551-0518

Keep up to date by visiting Covid Response Page

The college continues to respond to questions from faculty, staff and students. Many of the answers that you seek can be found by visiting the Covid Response page. Keep checking back to that page to see the latest updated information.

SFCC in the news

The following stories either featured or mentioned SFCC.

Albuquerque Journal, 3/27/20, “SFCC closed for rest of spring semester

Santa Fe New Mexican, 3/27/20, “New Mexico’s public schools closed for the semester,” story includes information about SFCC.

Albuquerque Journal, 3/20/20, Outbreak leaves SFCC graduation, budget in doubt

Student Spotlight

President to meet with students on MS Teams 11 a.m. April 9

An invitation from Ian Widrick Martinez, SGA President:

Hello Students of SFCC,

During this time, I’m sure that a lot of students have questions about what’s to come for SFCC after the recent COVID-19 outbreak. We want to make sure you have all the information needed at this time. Join me as I have a virtual meeting through Microsoft Teams with the President, Dr. Becky Rowley on Thursday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. to answer your questions!

We are encouraging students to submit their questions regarding SFCC, our current status or our future. You may submit your questions to me at or to Associate Vice President for Student Success, Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos at

On the day of the meeting, You may tune in here.

Thank you for being a part of our SFCC Family!

Love and health,


Access to Wifi

SFCC Wifi is available in the parking lots during daylight hours (, and Xfinity has opened Wi-Fi hotspots for free use.

Registration for summer and fall

Note to students: Your academic advisor can help you make the right decisions as you work towards completing your degree. Please contact your advisor at Catalog information is available on-line here.
Schedule builder is available through mySFCC.

Summer 2020 schedule of courses will be viewable on April 8, and early registration begins on April 13.

Fall 2020 schedule of courses will be viewable on April 8, and early registration begins on April 20.
Schedules can be viewed at (click on look for classes).

Deadline for completed petitions to graduate extended to May 15

Ready to graduate this spring?
The deadline to get completed Petition to Graduate for Spring 2020 has been extended to May 15.
Petitions should be sent to

Students who are eligible to graduate and who fulfill their academic requirements by the end of Spring 2020 will graduate and will receive their diploma.

The best way to apply to graduate is by going into your student portal and apply online. Go to MySFCC; click on Forms and Documents; Under Registrar heading, click on Petition to Graduate. Complete the document and submit.

Online tutoring available for Canvas courses

All courses that have a Canvas component now have access to this online tutoring service.

Here are the steps to access Brainfuse:

  • Go to the links on the left side of the home page of the Canvas course.
  • Brainfuse online tutoring is listed at the bottom.
  • Click on this link.
  • On the top will show “Welcome to Brainfuse Online Tutoring.”
  • Click on the blue button to “Launch Brainfuse.”

Also helpful is a 6:49 minute video giving an overview of Brainfuse and how to navigate through this online tutoring service.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Robert Gutierrez, Interim Director of the SFCC Tutoring Center, at

How to deal with change to online courses

In dealing with necessary course changes, some things to keep in mind include staying organized, avoiding multitasking, making the most of video lectures, setting a schedule, finding new strategies, working with groups, and staying connected.

The University of Michigan has shared a document that addresses many of these issues and offers some helpful advice. Check it out:


LANL Foundation Career Pathways Scholarship (Deadline April 19)

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is now accepting applications for its Spring 2020 Career Pathways Scholarship.
Career Pathways scholarships provide $1,500 awards for two-year degrees, certifications and trades. Current high school seniors and anyone who has earned a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency (HSE) may apply for these funds. Those currently enrolled in a GED/High School Equivalency program and are near completion are eligible to apply through this application, as well.

Career Pathways scholarships are offered twice yearly. Recipients will be announced in late May, with funds available for summer or fall enrollment. These scholarships may be renewed for a second year without the need to reapply, as long as certain criteria are met.

Applicants must be permanent residents of LANL Foundation’s northern New Mexico service area comprising Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe or Taos counties. Funding may be applied to any accredited post-secondary educational institution in- or out-of-state.

Applications are currently being accepted. Visit LANL Foundation Scholarships.

The deadline to submit Career Pathways applications is April 19, 2020.

If you have questions or need assistance, email


Want paid summer research experience?

New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation (NMAMP) is accepting application for the Summer Community College Opportunity for Research Experience (SCCORE).

Apply by April 6, 2020.

For more information contact Miguel Maestas or Ed Worden

Employee Announcements

OIT cybersecurity update

OIT sent out a message reminding employees how to keep their computer environments safe when working from home.

OIT should be offering cybersecurity training starting next week. The full message can be seen here.


All SFCC Staff and Faculty_Team on MS Teams

Last week saw the introduction of the All SFCC Staff and Faculty_Team on Microsoft Teams. This is a great place to ask questions, get answers, and share information. Check it out!


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.