We hope you all had a terrific Winter Break. Happy New Year! Please mark your calendars for Welcome Week, which begins on Thursday, Jan. 4. Staff and faculty will be participate in the campuswide convocation meeting on Monday, Jan. 8 beginning at 8 a.m. View the agenda.
News and Announcements
Swimming pools closed at FEC Jan. 2-6
The swimming pools at the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will be closed for maintenance Tues, Jan. 2 through Sat., Jan. 6, 2018. They will re-open Mon., Jan. 8. For more information, contact Ted Bolleter, ext. 1292.
SFCC’s Continuing Education Department will offer a new series of classes in social media. The six-month series of fully online classes will begin Jan. 16. Students who complete the series will be eligible for a Social Media Specialist Certificate of Completion.
Registration for classes to prepare for the High School Equivalency/GED tests is open now. Classes begin Jan. 16 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, Jan. 5 or Tuesday, Jan. 9 and 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11. Registration for new students will take place at orientation.
Tiffany Bracamontes graduated from the University of New Mexico in December with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chicano Studies and a minor in Integrative Studies: Spanish Concentration. Tiffany is the first UNM graduate for the new Chicano Studies transnational online program, which initiated in the Fall 2016 semester.
Mental Health First Aid Training Jan. 12
A Mental Health First Aid training will take place on campus, Fri., Jan. 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This one-day course is free and open to the public.
In this 8-hour training, participants will learn potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S., a five-step action plan to help an individual in crises connect with appropriate professional care and more.
Space is limited. Registration deadline is Thurs., Jan. 11. To register, contact Yuri Findlay, ext. 1907.
Gentrification: The process of renewal and reconstruction that accompanies the influx of middle and upper class residents. Gentrification often displaces poorer residents because they can no longer afford to pay rent, eat, and live in gentrified areas. View definition in Spanish.