Campus Weekly


Fab Lab Santa Fe Launches at SFCC

Dozens of community members attended the recent opening of Fab Lab Santa Fe. Photo: left to right: Sarah Boisvert, Fab Lab Santa Fe Founder; Alice Loy, CEO of Creative Startups; Luke Spangenburg, Director of the SFCC Innovation Center; Cecilia Y. M. Cervantes, Ph.D., SFCC’s Interim President; and Patrick Duran, Field Representative from the Office of Congressman Ben Ray Luján participated in the opening ceremonies of Fab Lab Santa Fe in the Trades and Advanced Technology Center at the Santa Fe Community College campus on Feb. 12.


News and Announcements

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs scholarship dinner: enter to win tickets

SFCC is proud to welcome the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs to our campus March 1 & 3. It’s the first time ever that the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has hosted the Regional Young Chefs Competition in New Mexico. Chef Pat and Chef Jerry will join local guest chefs and Culinary Arts students to prepare a meal you won’t want to miss.

Enter the giveaway now for a chance to win two tickets to the scrumptious dinner, which includes paired wines – a $200 value!

See the description of each course on the menu.

To enter, submit a giveaway form in the Office of Human Resources. Deadline to submit an entry is Friday, February 23 at 10 a.m.

A couple of rules:
➢ Only SFCC Faculty and Staff may enter the giveaway.
➢ Only one entry per employee.
➢ Non-Transferable to a non-SFCC Employee.

The drawing will be on Friday, February 23, 2018, at noon in the Campus Center.

The pair of tickets has been happily provided by the SFCC Executive Team.

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.

SFCC featured presenter in Nanogrid webinar

Henry Mignardot, Executive Director of Plant Operations and Maintenance, will co-host an upcoming webinar offered by the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) titled Nanogrid to Campus Microgrid: How Santa Fe Community College is Working with the Local Community and Utility to Deploy a Microgrid.

“Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) is achieving the cutting-edge with facility improvement projects that tie into education and research, while also improving energy resilience in addition to operating more efficiently and sustainably,” the webinar promotes. “The program includes a research and teaching nanogrid that will incorporate traditional power generation, photovoltaic solar power, natural gas generation and a battery energy storage system.”

World Day of Social Justice, Feb. 20

Learn about World Day of Social Justice and visit the information table in Campus Center Tues., Feb. 20. Sponsored by CDIL.

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.

Student Spotlight

SFCC TRiO hosts statewide celebration

SFCC and the TRiO Student Support Services Program hosted the annual TRiO Day celebration on Feb. 9, with more than 150 TRiO participants attending from throughout the state.

Read more. . .

Lifelong Leaders Conference Spring 2018, March 2

SFCC’s Lifelong Leaders Conference Spring 2018 will take place 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 2 in the Lecture Hall, Room 216. Lunch will be provided. Free and open to all students. Work on and explore leadership skills including communication, motivation, delegating, positivity, trustworthiness, creativity, responsibility, commitment and flexibility.

The conference is sponsored by the SFCC Student Ambassadors, Student Government Association and the Office of Student Development. For more information and to register, please call the Office of Student Development 505-425-1686.

High School Equivalency/GED Classes for Spring 'Session B'

The application period for classes to prepare for the High School Equivalency/GED tests is open now. Classes begin March 26 in Spanish and English.

New students must fill out and submit an orientation packet. Packets are available now at the Adult Education office in Room 502. New students must attend an orientation session. The sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 9 and 5 to 9 p.m., Wed., March 14. Registration for new students will take place at orientation.

For more information, contact Lynne Matthes or call ext. 1356. Read more. . .

Katie Besser Writing Awards accepting entries

Entries are being accepted now until noon, Mon., March 12 for the Katie Besser Writing Awards. Categories include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction/personal essay and academic essay.

Download the flier for details and submission guidelines. Entries are accepted by Assistant Professor Daniel Kilpatic.

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.

Employee Announcements

Please welcome Associate Deans

Please take a moment to welcome and congratulate the new Associate Deans: Shalimar Krebs (Liberal Arts and Arts, Design & Media Arts), Colleen Lynch (Sciences, Health, Engineering & Math and Fitness Education) and Brooke Gondara (Trades, Advanced Technologies & Sustainability and Business, Professional Studies & Education). Read more. . .

Hatherly contributed to award-winning book

Amanda Hatherly was recently notified that a book to which she contributed a chapter, Health and Wellbeing for Interior Architecture, has won this year’s Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) annual book award. Congratulations, Amanda!

Stern selected as equity presenter at national conference

Emily Stern, Coordinator of CDIL, has been chosen to be a presenter at the upcoming National Summit for Educational Equity hosted by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE). Her session will be titled Cultivate and Sustain Diversity and Equity Through Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Learning. Congratulations, Emily!

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. Learn all about volunteering and sign up here.

Interested in playing? Register your team here.

¡Palabra!: White Ally

A White Ally is a white person who actively works to eliminate racism. A white ally is motivated by self-interest, a sense of moral obligation, or a commitment to foster social justice and does not patronize or assume to “help” people of color in paternalistic ways. A white ally may engage in anti-racism work both in collaboration with other white people and in coalition with people of color. View definition in Spanish.

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