Campus Weekly

Gearing up for Professional Development Day

Professional Development Day at SFCC takes place Friday, March 16. The college will be closed to the public and no support services — including food services, custodial, book store, the fitness center, among others — will be available. However, Kids Campus and KSFR 101.FM will be open.

The day begins at 8:15 a.m. in the Campus Center with breakfast, a short introduction to the day’s events and an overview of the lockdown exercise. The lockdown exercise will involve numerous local emergency response agencies and require campus-wide participation. Employees will be expected to lock themselves in a safe space in their offices while the emergency response professionals and the SFCC CERT team members secure the campus. This exercise is scheduled to take place through 11:15 a.m.

“Preparing for campus emergencies is becoming increasingly important,” Interim President Dr. Cecilia Cervantes wrote in a recent employee update. “The College is committed to helping us have the tools necessary to respond in case of an emergency…As this is a regular work day, everyone is expected to attend. A group of your colleagues has been hard at work planning the day’s events. Research shows that practice drills and planning are highly effective in preparing for real-life situations. Don’t miss out on this meaningful, effective and helpful training.”

Lunch and breakfast will be provided for all participants with vegetarian and vegan options made available. Afternoon sessions will explore a variety of topics.

In preparation for the day, please view the morning’s agenda (subject to change).

News and Announcements

March 1: Executive Director of HR Candidate Forum

The college invites all employees to an open forum with Terence Donaldson, finalist for Executive Director of Human Resources on Thurs., March 1, 1 to 2:15 p.m., in Jemez Room 1. Please bring your questions. You also can submit questions in advance and provide feedback anonymously online.

Terence Donaldson has worked in the public and private sector for more than 25 years. While working for the State of Tennessee, he also served as the Executive Director and Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources, as well as Executive Director of Human Resources for the Department of Children Services. In addition, he spent more than 20 years in the private sector, including roles at Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Donaldson earned a master’s degree in Organizational Communication and holds a bachelor’s in Communication, both from the University of New Mexico. He is certified in Employment and Labor Law (IAML) and is a graduate of LEAD Tennessee.

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs scholarship dinner this Thursday

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.

SFCC Chef Instructors Patrick Mares and Jerry Dakan were featured last week on KSWV and on KTRC’s Richard Eeds Show talking about this special event as well as the Culinary Arts Program.

See the description of each course on the menu.

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.

Midtown Campus Survey Closes tonight

Last weekend the city went live with a survey to help us understand what the residents hope for the future of the SFUAD campus property. The survey was built on recent community research, as well as prior research such as Culture Connects, RE:MIKE and the 2017 NCS Survey.

Please take a moment to share these as it is important to hear the voice of the community about the redevelopment of the Midtown Campus. The survey closes at midnight today, Monday, February 26.

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April 6 and 7: Art Business Summit, get discounted tickets

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists and the Art Business Institute are offering discounted tickets to the Second Annual Art Business Summit for all SFCC students, faculty, staff and alumni. The summit is a business development seminar for working artists. The seminar takes place on Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, here on campus.

Read more. . .

STEM Santa Fe named non-profit of the year

STEM Santa Fe, a partner of SFCC with offices on campus, is the proud recipient of the 2018 Non-profit of the year for the New Mexico Excellence in STEM Awards. Congratulations to Lina Germann and her group!

Student Spotlight

Dual Credit student selected as Academic All-Star

Karyn Dodier was selected for the New Mexico All-State Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa and the New Mexico Independent Community College Association sponsor the recognition. She was honored during the legislative session at the state capitol.

Dodier is a dual credit student who attends The Masters Program, an early college charter high school based at SFCC. This spring she plans to receive an Associate in Applied Science in Directing and Performance for Film from SFCC – one week before she graduates from high school. She received a Certificate in Film Production last December.

Support NM Dream Team

The NM Dream Team is starting a student-run chapter at SFCC. The organization provides resources to the immigrant community, educational information and a support network for DACA and immigrant students. Students and faculty and staff members are all welcome to get involved in supporting this community.

Meetings are from noon to 1 p.m., Mondays in Room 412. For more information, contact Tiffany Bracamontes, ext. 1620. Sponsored by CDIL.

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 or visit the event page. Entries are accepted by Assistant Professor Daniel Kilpatic.

College Transfer Day

Meet representatives from New Mexico’s four-year colleges and universities at SFCC’s College Transfer Day Tuesday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Main Hallway. Interested students should bring their transcripts with them. SFCC students should order official transcripts no later than March 15 to be sure to have them in time. Go to the Registrar’s Office Welcome and Advising or order transcripts online.

For more information, contact Academic Adviser Melba Ramos, ext. 1880 or see the SFCC calendar.

Employee Announcements

Conversation with the President

The next Conversation with the President takes place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 in Lecture Hall, Room 216. Please bring your questions to the conversation or submit them ahead of time.

April 23: SFCC Diversity Day

The SFCC community is invited to participate and celebrate with us, SFCC Diversity Day scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, April 23 in the Campus Center and main courtyard. Celebrate diverse cultures, languages, food, dance, crafts and more.

For information, contact Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258 or Marvin Gabaldon, ext. 1835. Proudly sponsored by President Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC).

Gabaldon at Heard Museum Market March 3-4

Marvin Gabaldon from the Welcome and Advising Center will exhibit and sell his beadwork at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Market and Fair on Saturday, March 3 through Sunday, March 4 in Phoenix. The juried show is one of the largest Indian markets in the country. If you’re in Phoenix for the Market, please stop by Booth A20 and say hello. Congratulations Marvin for being accepted into this prestigious market!

Johnson presented at ACCA Conference

Janelle Johnson, MA, LPCC, Senior Counselor presented recently at the annual American College Counseling Association Conference in Charlotte, NC. Janelle is currently serving as President Elect of ACCA, and will assume the role of President on July 1, 2018. ACCA is a national professional organization for college mental health professionals serving 1,300 university and community college members.

Pearce represents SFCC in exhibit

Patricia Pearce the director of Center for BookArts and Printmaking has represented SFCC in the Regional Faculty Art Show hosted by Clovis Community College. The closing artist reception is from 3 to 5 p.m., Fri., March 2 at CCC, 417 Shepps Blvd. in Clovis. For more information, call 575-769-2811.

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!: Asexual

An asexual person is a person who does form meaningful emotional and spiritual connections with other people but who does not experience these feelings in a sexual way. View definition in Spanish.

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