Campus Weekly

The MASTERS Program makes the grade

We want to congratulate our partners on campus, The MASTERS Program, for being designated an “A” school for the fourth year in a row. On Friday morning, newly appointed Secretary of Public Education Christopher Ruszkowski visited with MASTERS students and faculty to congratulate them on their hard work under the direction of Head of the school Anne Salzmann. All of the MASTERS students receive dual credit by attending SFCC classes. Some simultaneously earn an SFCC certificate of associate degree while completing high school. Ruzkowski commented that the school effectively teaches reading, math and writing while also teaching critical thinking skills. “It doesn’t have to be either-or and this school demonstrates that,” he said.

News and Announcements

Celebrate Fall Fest and President Grissom's retirement

Mark Your Calendars Fall Fest 2017, a free campus community event to celebrate the new semester and congratulate President Grissom on his retirement. Join in for music, food and information about campus resources from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 14 in the courtyard. Cake and cupcakes will be served at 12:30 p.m.

Produced by Student Development, the Celebrations Committee, the Academic and Student Affairs Office and the SFCC Foundation.

Frequently Asked Questions launched for MySFCC

The new web portal MySFCC launches on Tuesday, Sept. 5. This will be students’ main entry point for their class information, announcements, registration and financial information. Faculty and staff will also use the portal for their personal transactions.

MySFCC will be easier to navigate than JACK, which will no longer be available to students. For some FAQ about MySFCC read here.

Congratulations to OIT for all of their hard work in making this a fun, easier and more contemporary access web point for the campus community!


SFCC Leadership Academy: deadline extended through today!

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.

Call for SFCC faculty and staff writers

Share your writing during this year’s SFCC Faculty and Staff Holiday Reading scheduled for 5 p.m., Thursday, November 30 in the library. To participate, contact Kate McCahill, ext. 1903.

Back by popular demand: 'Food for Life'

Lose weight and get healthy in a series of eight, weekly educational cooking classes on a plant-based diet. Benefits include prevention of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. Taught by Amanda Hatherly, Certified Food for Life instructor. Lunch prepared, provided and eaten in the class. Tuesdays beginning September 19 and going through December 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Preregistration is necessary. Funded by the SFCC Foundation. To register, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.

Spots available in Renewal and Wholeness Retreat

Give yourself the gift of slowing down and looking within in pursuit of what brings life into our lives and work. In this retreat, you are invited to explore issues of vocation, identity and integrity through self-reflection, soulful poetry, deep listening, respectful inquiry, silent walks outdoors and more. Friday, September 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to all SFCC staff and faculty and facilitated by Jeff Hood. Based on the work of author, Parker Palmer. Preregistration necessary, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843. Funded by the SFCC Foundation.

SFCC Culture, Justice and Learning Institute: deadline extended through today

The Culture, Justice and Learning (CJL) Institute is designed for motivated individuals who wish to engage in a deeper exploration of how culture, social justice and learning relate to how we see and experience ourselves as individuals, as educators and learners and as SFCC faculty and staff committed to student success.

The course will span eight half days, September through April. For more details, email CDIL

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Suicide awareness and prevention training in September

SFCC faculty and staff members are invited to attend one of two Suicide Awareness and Prevention trainings Friday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Erin Doerwald, Program Director of the Sky Center/NM Suicide Intervention Project, will conduct the sessions.

For more information, contact Kate Latimer, ext. 1839. To register, email Counseling Services. Professional Development credit will be awarded by HR for attendance.

Attend the ACTE Conference

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will hold its National Best Practices and Innovations Conference for Career and Technical Educators in Albuquerque, September 27-29. SFCC has money available to fund registration fees and mileage for up to 10 Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Advisers and Administrators through our Perkins Grant. For more information, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843. First Come, First Served.


Do you have a technology project for OIT?

Attention All SFCC Departments! Let OIT know ASAP.

Deadline for requests is September 15.

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

Student Spotlight

SGA President sworn in

New Student Government Association President Naomi Bojorquez-Flores was sworn in as an ex-officio member of the SFCC Governing Board by Board Chair Linda Siegle last week. At the helm of the SGA, Bojorquez-Flores will lead the governance group that represents the SFCC student body. You can learn more about the SGA online, or contact Student Development, ext. 1665.

Early Application Now Open for Gilman International Scholarship Program

The application for students studying or interning abroad during the spring 2018 and summer 2018 terms is now available online. The deadline is October 3, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. (CDT).

For an application to be complete, students must have their application certified online by a study abroad adviser and a financial aid adviser. Please encourage your students to apply before the deadline, as late applications will not be accepted.

Spring applicants will be notified of their status November 2017, and summer applicants will be notified of their status late February 2018.

SFCC Study Abroad Adviser: Piér Quintana, ext. 1235.

SFCC Financial Aid Adviser: Meghan McGarrity, ext. 1281


Environmental Training Program testimonial

Check out this outstanding student testimonial about SFCC’s Environmental Training Program with kudos to Janet Kerley. Thank you to Marlon Bell for taking the time to share his story.


Community Health Worker Certificate - sign up for classes!

The CHW courses train workers for many jobs available in the community. This year, many students will qualify for tuition assistance through Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant funding. There are two classes, taken over the course of two semesters and there is a clinical training component to the classes. The certificate totals 10.5 credit hours. Class is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays beginning September 6. For more information, contact Cheryl Peachey, ext. 1926.

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.

Employee Announcements

Loom Beading Workshop with Marvin Gabaldon

SFCC’s Marvin Gabaldon will be featured during the Wheelwright Museum’s Free First Sunday of the month, from 1 to 4:30 p.m, September 3, with a Loom Beading Workshop in the museum’s library.

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New Job Request and Event Promotion forms

It’s easier to submit your MPR Job Request and your Event Promotion request with new online forms. Submission is easier, approvals are easier. Don’t hesitate to contact MPR with any questions about our forms and the services we provide.

Postings on campus

Earlier this year, the SFCC Governing Board approved Policy 8-9: Postings on Campus. Please review the full policy and procedures to make sure that your postings follow college guidelines.

Please note that any postings on campus should only be in approved locations, as specified in the procedures, or they may be removed without notice.

¡Palabra!: Microagressions

Microaggressions: are day to day environmental, verbal, and non-verbal slights and insults that intentionally or unintentionally communicate hostile, derogatory, and negative messages about people based solely on their belonging to marginalized groups.

These common and subtle moments of humiliation may seem harmless, but throughout life, can lead to increased morbidity and flattened confidence. View definition in Spanish.

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