Campus Weekly

News and Announcements

SFCC Celebrates Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with “Shades of Color” a series of four events throughout February.

Monday, Feb. 4 screening of “Blackdom” video, introduced by faculty member Steve Martinez, Ph.D, in the Jemez Rooms 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 12 a conversation with UNM professor Jamal Martin, Ph.D., on Contemporary Issues Facing People of Color in the Jemez Rooms 11 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Tuesday, Feb. 19 a Black History Panel discussion with Steve Martinez, Ph.D. and guest panelist, George Geder in Board Room, room 223 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 28 entertainment celebrating the month in the Jemez Rooms 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sponsored by SFCC’s President’s Diversity Advisory Committee. For more information contact SFCC’s Office of Student Development, 505-428-1665.


Celebrate head coverings from around the world on Thursday, Jan. 31

Let’s celebrate! Head coverings from around the world from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 in the Campus Center.

Head covering is an important part of fashion and dress in many faiths and cultures; and among all genders. Let us kick off World Hijab Day by learning about head coverings from around the world. Come by and try out wearing a hijab and jilbab and take a photo. Talk with those who wear/admire head coverings.

Post your photo with a head covering on Facebook or Twitter and with #SFCCNM and #WorldHijabDay. This event is open to the public and is sponsored by the President’s Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC).
For more information contact PDAC Chair Aamna Nayyar or call 505-428-1258.

SFCC Cohosting Naturalization Ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1 in Jemez Rooms

SFCC and Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe (LVSF) are cohosting an administrative naturalization ceremony for 70 candidates to take the Oath of Allegiance administered by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1 in the Jemez Rooms. These successful candidates passed their citizenship exam in December through mid-January. SFCC Interim President Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker.

SFCC partners with AARP Tax-Aide program at HEC, appointments required (Feb. 4-April 15)

SFCC in partnership with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, will host free income tax preparation assistance beginning Feb. 4 through April 15. This year, the free service will be available on an appointment basis at a new location, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. The services are provided by volunteers from the community. This year the Higher Education Center is the only AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site in Santa Fe.

AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide Santa Fe is now taking appointments either online or by calling 505-946-3615. To read more about the program and access the online registration link visit Those who do not have computer access can call 505-946-3615. A volunteer will return your call. The tax assistance appointments will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. Reservations are required, however, AARP will accommodate a limited number of walk-in clients based on availability and will make reservations at the HEC on tax preparation days.


Thanks to all who helped with the Flu Vaccine Clinic

The college is grateful to the efforts of the SFCC Nursing program and the New Mexico Department of Health in operating last week’s flu clinic. A special thanks to Dean Jenny Landen for coordinating the partnership with the college and N.M. Department of Health. Thanks as well to all the folks in Plant Operations and Maintenance (POM) who helped with the set-up and tear down.

Awesome Foundation Santa Fe accepting grant applications

The Santa Fe chapter of the Awesome Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 micro-grant that will be awarded to invest in a local project that aims to make Santa Fe a better place to live, work and play. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 1, with the grant to be awarded in March. There are no pre-requisites and all are welcome to apply.

Applications can be submitted online at

Get your team ready!

Registration for the Third Annual Gerald Clay Memorial Basketball Tournament (April 6 and 7, 2019) is open now at New Mexico Sports Online.

For more information, contact Miquela Martinez, ext. 1656 or 1615.

If you don’t play basketball, but you want to join in the fun by volunteering to support the event, contact Sandra Brintnall, ext. 1508. You may also sign up online to volunteer.

Student Spotlight

Canvas Orientation for Students - one more chance today!

Canvas is the learning management system used to deliver all online, blended and web-enhanced courses at SFCC. Students can receive course updates and reminders, where and when they want – by email, text messaging, and even Facebook.

Monday, 1/28 1-2 p.m.

Spring 2019 Canvas Orientation sessions take place in Room 416. Laptops will be provided, but bring your own if you have one.

For more information, call 505-428-1166 or visit

SFCC wants to hear from Students!

Students! Please help SFCC improve access to the resources you need to be successful. The survey includes healthcare, housing, food security, transportation, finances, childcare and more.

Check your SFCC email for a survey link or go to Please don’t delay the survey is available through Jan. 31.

Two deadlines: Feb. 8

Ready to graduate this spring? The deadline to Petition to Graduate for spring 2019 is Friday, Feb. 8. The link to petition to graduate is found on:
• mySFCC
• Student Tab
• Student Resources
• Petition to Graduate
For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office, 428-1267.

Also, Feb. 8 is the last day to drop classes and receive a full refund for the spring semester. Check with Financial Aid before you drop a class to see how it impacts your award, 505-428-1268 or email

Media Arts Students: Submit your Work, deadline Feb. 19

SFCC’s Media Arts department and Visual Arts Gallery are proud to introduce the first ever MART Student Showcase to be on view March 7 through April 12. This is an exciting opportunity for students to show off their artwork.

Applications are available for pick up in Room 605. The deadline to submit your application is Feb. 19.

For more information, stop by Room 605 or call 505-428-1248.

Call for submissions: Katie Besser Writing Awards

Submissions for the Katie Besser Writing Awards are open now. Submit your works in the following categories: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction/personal essay, academic essay and the new categories of text/image and instructor-nominated.

The deadline for submissions is noon, Monday, March 12, 2019.

Winners, runners-up and honorable mentions will be published in Accolades and will be invited to read at the celebration, to be held May 1.

For more information, see the flier, or email Emily Stern.

¡Viva! - Full-time students sign up now!

¡Viva! Free Fitness for Full-time Students continues this spring. Students registered for 12 credit hours or more will be able to access the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and all day (6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Friday.

To get started, students enrolled in 12 credits hours must sign a liability waiver, available now on MySFCC. Students can check their enrollment status and number of credit hours by checking their class schedule on MySFCC.

If you have questions or need some additional information about your enrollment status, you can call the Welcome and Advising Center at 505-428-1270.

Student Bus Passes available at Bookstore

Reduced rate Santa Fe Trail bus passes are available for purchase at the SFCC Bookstore for $17 (30-day) or $60 (120-day). SFCC photo ID required. Financial aid funds can be used to purchase passes.

For more information, call 505-428-1218.

Employee Announcements

Janelle Johnson on College Counseling

Senior Counselor Janelle Johnson is currently featured on discussing College Counseling.


Faculty: Check your Course Reserves at the Library!

The cost of textbooks can be a significant barrier for students. SFCC Library strives to provide equitable access to required materials by maintaining a collection of Course Reserves available for 2-hour checkout in the Library.

Library staff rely on faculty members to ensure that Course Reserve items are available to our students. Please take a moment to check what materials are on Course Reserve for your classes at the Library:

CLICK HERE to search for your classes and see what the Library has on Reserve.

For more information contact Laura Smith, ext. 1368.


Wellness at SFCC

Please consider joining your colleagues in the following activities:

• Mindful Meditation: The Planetarium will be open to students and SFCC employees from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Please observe the following guidelines: no talking, eating, drinks or cell phones.

• Yoga sessions led by Andrew Kerr from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Board Room. If you have yoga mats, please bring them but they’re not necessary. Some will be provided.

• Walking group walks the trails from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays. Meet in front of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. Group walks rain or shine.

Drop-ins welcome.

Feb. 13, 2019 Shooter-on-Campus Drill

More details will be available as we get closer to the date, but please see an overview of the Feb. 13 drill planned in conjunction with Santa Fe County and the City of Santa Fe emergency management teams. Also, read about the drill in this recent press release.