Campus Weekly


President Grissom Announces Retirement

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News and Announcements

Search for Interim President Underway

The SFCC Governing Board will lead the search process. Upon closing of the application period, the SFCC Governing Board will review the candidates’ qualifications and select finalists to be interviewed and invited to campus. College campus and community members will have the opportunity to meet the finalists and to provide feedback during public forums, which will be scheduled in September.

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Fall Convocation 2017

Fall “Welcome Week” kicks off Aug. 10 with a Thursday-morning Convocation and runs through Friday, Aug. 18. View the full schedule.

SFCC Awarded U.S. EDA Grant

SFCC announces that the U.S. Economic Development Administration has granted the college $351,000 in federal funds, which will support the purchase of critical equipment for the campus Building Energy Automation and Microgrid Training Center (BEAMTC).

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Marcos Maez's 'My View'

Read Marcos’ complete “My View” column featured last week in the Santa Fe New Mexican. Great job, Marcos!

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Interested in Serving as a Hiring Panel Lead?

The next training session will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 29 in the HR Conference Room. You do need to have served on a hiring panel in the past to register. For more information and to register, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.

Do you have a technology project for OIT?

Attention All SFCC Departments! Let us know ASAP.

Deadline for requests is September 15.

Contact Erica Keppel, Associate Director of IT Projects, at ext. 1133 or erica.keppel@sfcc.edu with questions or to submit a proposal.

Estrada Talks HEC

Rebecca Estrada, Executive Director of the HEC, spoke with Richard Eeds last week. Get the latest on HEC partnerships and programs.

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SFCC Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for Class of 2018

SFCC Leadership Academy graduates complete an eight-month training to enhance communication skills, build community and develop leadership and management skills to better serve our students. Applications are available on JACK for the Leadership, Graduate and Supervisor classes.

Student Spotlight

PrepSTEP Available at SFCC Library

If you know students preparing for an Accuplacer, entrance, GED or licensing or occupational exam, suggest PrepSTEP.

PrepSTEP is a test-preparation platform that helps prepare students for a huge variety of standardized tests. It includes practices tests that mimic real testing environments, ensuring students feel comfortable on exam day. It also includes tutorials, ebooks and other study materials for English, math and science brush-up, college and personal success skills, Spanish-language study guides, and much more.

Available through the SFCC Library.

Registration for High School Equivalency/GED Registration for Fall

Registration for classes to prepare for the High School Equivalency/GED tests is now open through August 17 for the fall 2017 session. New students must complete an orientation packet and attend an orientation session. Classes begin August 21 in Spanish and English. For details, see the press release. For more information, call Adult Education at ext. 1356 or contact Lynne Matthes, ext. 1433.


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ESL Registration Open Now

SFCC’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program offers English classes for seven levels at three locations around Santa Fe including SFCC, El Camino Real Academy and Ortiz Middle School. For all of the details and for the orientation schedule, contact Adult Education, ext. 1356.
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Support SMILES Dental Club

Get your own “Smiles” t-shirt for $20 and support SMILES, the SFCC Dental Student Club. See Karla in Room 456 or Aamna in Room 455. “Smiles – They’re always in fashion and worth everything.” For more information, contact Karla Martinez-Vigil, ext. 1345 or Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

Employee Announcements

DeafTEC Workshop

A workshop to provide strategies to improve access to learning for deaf and hard of hearing students in a mainstreamed classroom will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 9 in the Jemez Rooms. There will be panel discussions by deaf and hard of hearing students and faculty/interpreters.

Facilitated by DeafTEC staff from Austin Community College and funded through SFCC’s Perkins Grant and SFCC Foundation. Working lunch provided. A $125 stipend available to adjunct and full time faculty. For more information and to register, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.


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¡Palabra!: Internalized Oppression

Internalized Oppression: The internalization of destructive feelings and behaviors experienced by the victims of oppression, which then lead to inaccurate beliefs about themselves and other members of the same target group. A vehicle that makes possible collusion of recipients. View definition in Spanish.

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