Campus Weekly

Las Familias Barela y Salazar exhibition opens

Folks from throughout northern New Mexico came for the recent Visual Arts Gallery opening of Las Familias Barela y Salazar: Traditions in Taos Woodcarving, a group exhibition of work by descendants and artistic heirs of notable Taos woodcarver Patrociño Barela.

Also included are works from the family of Leo G. Salazar, another well-known Taos carver who knew Patrociño and was inspired by his carvings. Stop by the gallery for an artist’s talk from 1 to 2:30 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 15. The exhibition runs through April 11.
Learn more.

Pictured: Luis Barela is shown with his woodcarving, “La Sagrada Familia.”

News and Announcements

President's Update

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:

We are excited and incredibly grateful to Santa Fe County residents for approving our bond measure, which will bring much-needed improvements to SFCC. Santa Fe voters understand that higher education plays a key role in the vitality of our community and they reaffirmed this commitment. I also send my sincere gratitude to all of our internal team! I appreciate your enthusiasm, diligence, and hard work in getting out the vote.

Our students and the community will benefit by the many upgrades and enhancements, which these resources will provide. It’s been eight years since we went out for a bond election and we couldn’t have been successful without all of you. Mil gracias! Please be assured that we take our responsibility as stewards of public money seriously and we thank all the voters of Santa Fe for continuing to put their trust in us.

Each and every one of you is simply the best!


Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D.
Interim President

Fab Lab Santa Fe Grand Opening, Feb. 12

Everyone’s invited to grand opening celebration of Fab Lab Santa Fe in the Trades and Advanced Technology Building from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. Tour Fab Lab Santa Fe from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and then join Interim President Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D. and other dignitaries for festivities in the TATC lobby from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Fab Lab Santa Fe is SFCC’s latest partner at the Innovation Center.

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SUN PATH at SFCC recognized for 'exemplary practices'

SUN PATH was selected as one of ten TAACCCT funded projects in the country to be showcased for ‘exemplary practices in workforce development’ by the national Department of Labor contractor MERLOT SkillsCommons of California State University. The New Mexico team will be in California in early March for on-screen interviews highlighting the statewide consortium SUN PATH’s best practices to share with TAACCCT colleagues across the country. Great work!

Celebrate Black History Month

SFCC celebrates Black History Month with the two-day event “Shades of Color” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tues. and Wed., Feb. 20 and 21, in the Jemez Rooms. Special guest speakers include writer and genealogist George Geder presenting a multi-media overview of Black history on Tues., Feb. 20; and UNM professor of Africana Studies, Dr. Jamal Martin discussing the Black experience in contemporary America on Wed., Feb. 21. The days will also feature entertainment and refreshments. Sponsored by PDAC and the Office of Student Development. For more information contact SFCC’s Office of Student Development, ext. 1686.

Also, please visit the info table in the Campus Center this week, sponsored by CDIL.

GKAS Day/SMILES Dental Day a resounding success

SFCC’s dental department hosted another successful GKAS Day/ SMILES Dental day on February 1. Free dental screenings were provided to 81 children and 9 adults, and dental education was imparted to over 150 participants.

Thanks to the American Dental Association, Colgate and GKAS day for their generous donations. And thanks to the volunteers: Dr. Natalya Starkle, Dr. Brendon Vahey, Dr. Atkinson, Dr. Patricio Larragoite, Jocab Kualapai, RDH, CDHC, SFCC Dental Faculty and staff, Dental assisting/ dental health students and the SFCC SMILES Club.

View photos on Facebook.

New SFCC Library database offers 600+ films

The Library is excited to bring you a new database containing almost 600 feature films, from The Sand Pebbles to 12 Years a Slave. You can link to this new resource from the Library’s home page and select Visual Resources, or visit the direct link.

If you encounter any problems or have questions about this or any other Library resource, please contact Library staff, ext. 1352.

SFCC open on President's Day

A reminder: SFCC is open President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 19. Santa Fe Trails bus service is NOT affected by this holiday.

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs scholarship dinner: tickets going fast

SFCC Chefs and Lead Instructors Patrick Mares and Jerry Dakan will be on KBAC’s Honey Harris Show at 10 a.m., Tues., Feb. 27 to promote the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs events and SFCC’s Culinary Arts Program.

For the first time ever, the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, will hold the Far West Regional Young Chefs Competition in Santa Fe.

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Guest Chefs Culinary Arts Scholarship Dinner is Thurs., March 1 at 5:30 p.m. The Far West Regional Young Chefs Competition, Simulcast, Chaîne Culinary Arts Kitchen Ribbon Cutting and Young Chefs Awards Ceremony – are all on Sat., March 3 beginning at noon. All events are in the Jemez Rooms. Tickets to the dinner are $100 (a portion of which is tax deductible).

You can purchase tickets online or through the SFCC Foundation at 505-428-1855 or via email to Linda Cassel. Proceeds support the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Endowed Scholarship for SFCC’s Culinary Arts Students. More details on the guest chefs and their enticing menu and the competition are available online.

Volunteer at the 2018 Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Volunteers are needed for this year’s STEM Santa Fe Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival set for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Fri., Feb. 23 in the Jemez Rooms. No previous experience with the activities or with math is required, just an interest in mentoring and coaching. A training session will be scheduled a few days before the festival for new volunteers.

Get more details and sign up here.

Student Spotlight

New Mexico Tech Transfer Day

Transfer at Tech day is scheduled for Thursday, March 1. It is a day for prospective students to visit the campus, learn about financial aid and scholarships, tour the campus and meet some “Techies” and faculty members. Please RSVP to or 575-835-5424 by Feb. 15.

Miguel Maestas, assistant professor of engineering is coordinating transportation for the day from SFCC. Those interested, should contact him to be included in the plans via email or at ext. 1315.


External scholarship listings updated

The External Scholarships webpage has been updated with scholarships that are currently available.

For more information about scholarships and financial aid, please contact Financial Aid, ext. 1268.

Student Ambassadors visit legislature

SFCC’s Student Ambassadors recently visited the New Mexico Legislature in session.

Photo: students Estevan Anaya, Angelica Mendoza and Janel Gonzales, with director of Student Development Ernest Kavanaugh.

Night Sky Gallery opening showcases advanced printmaking class works

Artists from the Advanced Projects Course in the Printmaking Department will participate in an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Night Sky Gallery (former Red Dot Gallery space), 826 Canyon Road. The show continues through March 2 when there will be closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. For more information contact SFCC’s Director for Book Art and Printmaking Patricia Pearce at 428-1504 or visit Facebook/Inkpressprint.

Employee Announcements

Celebrate Valentine's Day with CE

Treat your Valentine to a special class through Continuing Education. There’s still time to sign up for a class in the art of tinwork with Tin Valentine by Spanish Market Artist Richard Gabriel on Feb. 14. Use your EEBs! Call 428-1676 to register.

Stern is finalist for Beverly Prize

Emily Stern, Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning Coordinator, is a “super shortlist finalist” in this year’s Beverly Prize, an annual series for an outstanding work of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or criticism. Stern’s is one of 19 on an impressive shortlist of international poets and writers. Any original unpublished manuscript, in English, by anyone living anywhere in the world, writing in any genre or on any topic, prose, non-fiction or poetry (even drama) is eligible. View the list.

Lunar New Year Celebration, Feb. 18

Come celebrate the Year of the Dog at the third annual community celebration of Lunar New Year with music, dance and refreshments. Admission is FREE at the Museum of International Folk Art.

Senior Counselor Janelle Johnson will be drumming with the taiko group, Santa Fe Wadaiko at 2:30 p.m., Sun., Feb. 18.

Email signature logos

If you had inserted the SFCC Bond logo into your email signature, please replace it with one of the standard options.

1) Download the options to your computer from Brand Central, Downloadable Email Signatures. It will be a Word document.
2) Open a new email
3) Click “Message” on tool bar
4) Click “Signature,” then “Signatures”
5) Copy the signature option you prefer and paste it into the message and update with your information
6) Your email should now contain graphic

Please contact MPR, ext. 1667 if you have any issues with this process.

Calendar of Events reminder

If you are organizing an event that is open to the general public and would like to have it included in SFCC’s calendar of events ads, please be sure to submit the information to MPR by the 15th of the previous month. The ads run in the Santa Fe Reporter and Santa Fe New Mexican’s Pasatiempo the issue preceding the month.

Submit the information about the event online. For more information, contact MPR, ext. 1667.

Volunteer at this year's Gerald Clay Memorial Basketball Tournament

The School of Fitness Education will host the 2nd annual Gerald Clay Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7.

One hundred volunteers are needed. Shifts are 3 to 4 hours each and jobs include score keeping, time keeping, concessions, ticket sales, player registration, greeting attendees, runners in gym and tabulators – you will receive a t-shirt and food and you’ll get to watch some fun basketball. To sign up to volunteer please go to the volunteer site.

Gerald Clay, the first basketball coach at SFCC, worked for over 20 years as full-time faculty for the School of Fitness Education. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in August of 2016. Proceeds from the event support an exercise science scholarship in Gerald’s name.

Interested in playing? Register your team here.

¡Palabra!: Cisgender

Cisgender is a term meaning “not transgender,” that is, a gender identity or performance in a gender role that society considers to match or be “appropriate” for one’s sex. The Latin prefix cis- means “on this side of” or “not across”. View definition in Spanish.

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