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CHRISTUS unveils rehabilitation services vehicle produced by Auto Technologies and Welding program
CHRISTUS Regional Medical Center and SFCC celebrated the unveiling of a customized rehabilitation services vehicle on January 11.
Here’s how this wonderful collaboration came together:
The expressed need for a vehicle for the Christus Rehabilitation department started with a conversation with the late Javier Gonzales (who was at the time Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation) more than a year and a half ago. At that time, the rehab department needed a vehicle to practice car transfers as well as other functional activities to provide safe transfer for patients to their home environment. Javier Gonzales had a conversation with Russell Stowers, the Director for the rehab department at that time. He promptly worked with SFCC Automotive Technologies department to secure an agreement to retrofit a “car trainer” that would be appropriate to work with patients at Christus St. Vincent. Javier Gonzales passed away from cancer in February 2022. See his obituary.
Javier Gonzales, who served as a County Commissioner and Santa Fe Mayor, had supported Santa Fe Community College throughout his career. He was also a strong advocate for St. Vincent Hospital Foundation.
He was a friend of the Automotive Technologies program director Julia Furry. She was pleased to have the opportunity to support this worthy cause of preparing a vehicle. She coordinated with the automotive and welding faculty at SFCC. They worked with one of their donated vehicles to customize the vehicle.
Automotive faculty member Allen Mirabal was very excited to assist by cutting a car in half to have it fit in the needed space and make it safe for use. Julia and Allen met with the CHRISTUS physical therapy staff and they explained what they needed and how a vehicle would help them. They came to campus and chose a vehicle.
The students of the program and the SFCC car club began dismantling the Mazda removing the engine and other items that could cause safety issues. The trunk was left intact so family members could practice loading in a wheelchair or walker. After that was done, Estevan Ortega and the Welding program took it and welded casters to the front to make it easy to move and created a cap for the front of the vehicle. Dorothy Piriz of SFCC Marketing & Public Relations worked with specifications to design a vehicle wrap that displays both the colors and mission statements of both the college and hospital.
Thanks to all who assisted in making this happen. This is community collaboration at its best!
Applications open for free PROTEC intensive fiber optics training
PROTEC will offer free training 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Feb. 13 – 17, 2023 at SFCC Higher Education Center. Applications due on Feb. 3. Qualified applicants will get up to 80 hours paid internships.
SFCC in partnership with Santa Fe County and the New Mexico Department of Workforce Connections announce applications are open for a free training bootcamp to become a certified fiber optics technician. Qualified applicants will get up to 80 hours paid internships.
The Professional Readiness for Technical Careers (PROTEC) program begins on Monday, Feb. 13 and continues through Friday, Feb.17 at SFCC Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. Applications are due on Feb. 3. More information and applications are available at protecsantafe.com.
The free five-day, hands-on intensive program gives students the opportunity to earn three certifications from the Fiber Optic Association that are recognized throughout the world and aligned to industry standards. These credentials will remain valid for three years, after which they can be renewed by the student. Students can earn the following certifications: Certified Fiber Optic Technician, Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Splicing, and Certified Fiber Optic Specialists in Testing and Maintenance.
Certified optics technicians are in demand. Local employers include Ward Cabling, LLC, Continental Divide Electric Cooperative, and Facebook Contractors.
Included in the training are these three opportunities for certifications:
Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course
This introductory 3-day fiber optic tech course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician. This Fiber Optic Training combines theory and 85 percent hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optic Technician) test that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given and graded on the final class day. This course also introduces the student to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home) and Distribution Cabling. Students will learn how to identify fiber types, recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards. This program explores the history and future of fiber optics and fiber optics capabilities, and basic testing and troubleshooting. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician should attend this class.
Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance Course
This 2-day, 16-hour program is designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. A focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand, approach to fiber optics testing standards with little theory and considerable hands-on activities. This comprehensive program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them. This 85 percent hands-on course explores the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance of single mode fiber optics networks and provides a detailed overview and demonstration of various pieces of equipment used in testing and maintenance. Subject matter includes a detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-(7)A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter.
Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing Course
This Splicing Specialist Training includes a complete PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance of high-performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this presentation. The 85 percent hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multimode fiber optic cables. Inside or outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized at instructor’s discretion during these hands-on sessions along with fiber optics enclosures and splice trays. The student will be responsible for successfully making and testing both mechanical and fusion splices. In addition to the basic splicing activities outlined above, the student will further be required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and enclosures. The student will further be required to achieve a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices and demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice traces.
Participant requirements: Students must be able to distinguish colors and have good finger dexterity. No prior workforce training is required. For applications visit protecsantafe.com.
PROTEC offers preparatory training for entry-level employment in a variety of industries and is designed for individuals who are currently unemployed, underemployed or looking to increase their hire-ability in Santa Fe County.
For more information about the PROTEC program contact SFCC Continuing Education program at505-428-1676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Café con las Comadres – 8:30 a.m. Jan. 18 & 2nd Wednesdays
SFCC presents Café Con Las Comadres, hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, every second Wednesday of the month. Join us for our next gathering on January 18, located in the West Wing Upper-Level Student Affairs comfort area (next to the I-Room), from 8:30 am – 9:30am. This is a gender-inclusive community of friends who gather to empower the lives of one another through advocacy, navigation, support, and resources. This is a safe shared space.
RSVP’s are welcomed but not necessary – please contact Loretta at email@example.com or call 505-428-1919. Sponsored by Student Activities and hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos.
SFCC Library hosts conversation on ChatGPT’s Impact on Higher Ed 1 p.m. Jan. 31
ChatGPT’s Impact on Higher Ed: A Responsive Conversation 1-2 p.m. January 31, 2023 Online via Zoom
By now you’ve probably heard of ChatGPT, the free AI platform that can “write” full-length, college-level essays on virtually any topic in seconds. From academic integrity to assessment, ChatGPT’s impact on higher education will be far-ranging. This session will include a demo of how ChatGPT works, how other colleges and universities are responding and opportunity for participants to discuss how we as a campus community might respond. This discussion will be led by SFCC librarians.
‘Immortal’ exhibition opens 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26
Exhibition features works by SFCC ceramic artists who have passed in last two years
Everyone is welcome to attend “IMMORTAL,” an opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, January 26. The exhibition in the SFCC Visual Arts Gallery features the work of seven potters/ceramic artists from SFCC who have passed in the last two years.
The SFCC Visual Arts Gallery will honor the memory of the following artists with displays of their work: Juliet Calabi, Michelle Goodman, Maia Sampson Michael, Carolyn Stupin, Eddie Hironaka, Donna Thompson and Frank Willett.
Frank Willett taught wheel-throwing classes for many years at SFCC, as well as at Santa Fe Clay. He was awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2013. He taught and inspired many potters in the region.
The exhibition continues through March 9. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call SFCC Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel at 505-428-1501.
The Professional Readiness for Technical Careers (PROTEC) program will run on weekends and begins on Saturday, February 11 and continues through Sunday, February 26 at Santa Fe Community College. Applications are due on Jan. 31. More information and applications are available at protecsantafe.com.
The partners have teamed up to provide a multilevel, detailed Production Assistant (PA) training program. This program will provide participants with training in on-set safety, on-set etiquette, production office skills, OSHA-10 certification, interview and résumé building skills, exposure to industry standard equipment, effective communication skills and more.
Elizabeth Kianu Stahmer of Stagecoach Foundation, Inc. said, “This is an amazing opportunity and pathway into the rapidly expanding film industry here in New Mexico. It’s been an honor to work with so many wonderful folks across so many institutions to make this dream into a reality.”
Classes will begin the weekend of February 11 and continue for three weekends concluding on February 26. There will be a mix of in-person at Santa Fe Community College and online classes. Instructors are industry professionals who will bring current experience to their classes. See the class schedule at protecsantafe.com.
The Production Assistant program offers an on-the-job training component for Santa Fe County residents. The program serves to incentivize productions to provide Production Assistant opportunities to participants who complete the Production Assistant training. Santa Fe County will provide 50 percent reimbursement of the qualifying participants’ $15 an hour wages for up to 160 hours physically worked by the participant. Production companies are approved by Stagecoach Foundation, Inc., Santa Fe County, and SFCC.
Milton Riess, co-chair of the SFCC film program said, “Working as a Production Assistant is one of the best ways to gain experience on film and television sets. Being a PA allows you to be exposed to every craft in this industry and see exactly what may interest you and how to move into these specific fields. A PA is a demanding job, and this training program is a great way to prepare yourself for this exciting industry and an even more rewarding career.”
Participant requirements: No prior workforce training is required. Participants must be a high school graduate or equivalent, aged 18 years old or older, have a valid driver’s license, and be a Santa Fe County resident. For applications visit protecsantafe.com.
PROTEC offers preparatory training for entry-level employment in a variety of industries and is designed for individuals who are currently unemployed, underemployed, or looking to increase their hire-ability in Santa Fe County.
For more information about the PROTEC program contact SFCC Continuing Education program at 505-428-1676 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For details about the production assistant training contact SFCC Film Co-chair Milton Riess at email@example.com or 505-428-1421.
Do you know someone who wants to learn English as a Second Language? Whether you speak no English at all, or you only know a little, or even if you know a lot of English, SFCC has classes for you.
Santa Fe Community College will offer a 12-week English as a Second Language (ESL) session from January 30 to April 27 to any adult who wants to learn English. New students must attend an orientation session to register for classes. The orientation session will include testing and placement as well as registration for the courses. The $25 registration fee is waived for the Spring 2023 term. The classes are free. Classes will be in person at the SFCC Main Campus, at Sweeney Elementary School, and online.
How to Register: Attend an orientation at the SFCC Main Campus, 6401 Richards Ave.
Orientation Schedule Two-hour orientation sessions begin at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the following dates:
Tuesday, January 10
Wednesday, January 11
Tuesday, January 17
Wednesday, January 18
Orientations are limited to 40 participants. Arrive on time. Only future students may be present. Additional guests will not be permitted in the orientation area.
Students interested in online classes can attend an orientation at SFCC or contact the ESL Program (505-428-1329 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange an online orientation. Students will need a stable internet connection to attend online classes.
Classes meet twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays depending on the level. Morning and evening classes are available at SFCC. Evening classes are offered at Sweeney Elementary School. Free childcare for children ages 4 to 12 is available for evening students at Sweeney Elementary School. Students are expected to attend classes twice a week.
“We are very excited about our spring course offerings. Our most popular instructors are back with some new courses and old favorites. We also have almost a dozen new instructors teaching a variety of new courses,” said Nick Wernicki, Director of Continuing Education. “While many of our courses are returning to the classroom, we are still offering lots of online classes and outdoor adventures.”
Food and Wine Sommelier Nancy Shapardanis will offer four new wine classes and promises to have something for everyone. Do you want to understand wine from the vineyard to the glass, or just want to know the basics of how to taste wine like a pro? Shapardanis has a class for you. Learn the art of pairing wine and food or become an expert in Italian wine styles. Or expand your culinary skills with Aditi Thatte and learn the secrets of Indian vegetarian cooking.
Discover the joys of the region’s geology and history Enjoy learning about the geology of our region with Kirk Kempter on a variety of hiking trips. William Neuwirth, a biologist and naturalist, will lead online classes as well as offer a hiking excursion. Join SFCC’s history professor Stephen C. Martinez, Ph.D., for a three-part brown bag lunch lecture series on 19th century New Mexico history.
Gain business and career skills Whether you’re looking for professional development opportunities or want to break into the “New Collar” workforce you can choose from a variety of options. There are dozens of classes offered either online or in person.
If you have questions about the schedule, contact Continuing Education at email@example.com or 505-428-1676. The Continuing Education (CE) staff can help you complete your registration.
Free STEM Kits at SFCC Library
The kits are made available to the SFCC community through the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Kits are available during the library’s regular hours. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Balancing Robot STEM Kits at SFCC Library
Come by the SFCC library to pick up a kit to use to explore balance with your kids! Kits are available during the library’s regular hours.
Solar System Bracelet STEM kits are available for kids ages 4-7 at the SFCC library. Instructions are in English and Spanish and all materials are included in the kits.
Come by the SFCC library to pick up a kit to use to explore the solar system with your kids!
Katie Besser Student Awards – submit entries through March 1, 2023
Entries are being accepted for the Katie Besser Student awards now through noon on March 1, 2023. Categories include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, academic essay, image/photography, instructor-nominated, & en español. Winners receive $50 and runners-up receive $25
Winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions will all be published in Accolades, will be invited to read at the celebration, and will also be considered for the SFCC Foundation Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship.
Applicants must be enrolled in at least three credits and should not yet have earned a degree.
Entries should be no more than 5 pages in length, typed, and attached as Word documents (or jpgs for images/photography).
No more than 6 submissions, excluding instructor nominations.
Please remove any identifying information from the entries.
Email submissions (or questions) to email@example.com. Please include name, A#, phone number, and the titles & categories of entries.
Sponsored by SFCC Foundation, as well as SFCC Media Arts & Liberal Arts
Mask wearing strongly encouraged when indoors on campus
Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, SFCC is sharing this message at its entrances:
We strongly encourage face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.
Let Campus Weekly share your news! Let us know about your accomplishments and other news that you’d like to share. Please remember that the deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday to get an item in the next week’s issue. Submit here.
Student Parents! New programs offered paid support
SFCC Student Parent Advisory Group
Join the SFCC Student Parent Advisory Group to help improve the college experience for student parents like you! Earn $350/semester to give input on and create new programs and opportunities at SFCC. You will need to commit to 3 hours a month and participate in monthly meetings and activities. Preference will be given to parents under the age of 30 with a child ages 0-5, but all are encouraged to apply.
Make a difference and make your voice heard. The Student Government association is looking for new members for the Spring 2023 semester. You can gain leadership skills, be a role model, expand your resume, and receive a stipend.
Executive Officer Positions
Liberal Arts, Arts, Design, and Media Arts
Trades, Advanced Technology & Sustainability, Business and Education
Health, Math and Science, Fitness Center
$15/hr. for 8 hours per week and a $100-150 tuition stipend after midterms. Students do not need to be work-study eligible to apply. Pick up your registration packet in the Office of Student Engagement & Recruitment, Room LL311. Packets are due no later than 4:00 pm, February 10th to the Office of Student Engagement. Online elections will be announced at a later date.
Congratulations to all on Dean’s list
Congratulations to all of the students on the Dean’s list!
Those students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall 2022 semester. See the complete list here.
LANL Foundation Four-year Undergraduate Scholarships opportunity
The LANL Foundation’s four-year undergraduate scholarships are open to students pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree in any field of study. Students submit one application to be considered for more than 30 unique scholarship awards. Scholarships range from $1,000 for a single year up to $20,000 over four years. Learn more and apply: https://lanlfoundation.org/scholarship/4-year-undergraduate-scholarships/
Students: Need childcare? Make sure you’re on the Kids Campus waitlist
When a spot comes available at the Kids Campus, students get priority placement. Kids Campus wants to support student parents and hopes that those needing childcare will get on the waitlist.
Children of degree-seeking SFCC students, SFCC employees, and full-time students at the Higher Education Center are prioritized for placement to support a two-generation philosophy of education at the college.
Visit the Kids Campus website for more information. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of Kids Campus and N.M. Early Childhood Education and Care Development offers Child Care Assistance to income-eligible students.
SFCC Library family study room now open
If you’re a student parent, we have good news for you! The SFCC Library has opened a new family study room for students who have children. The room has a space for children with toys, books, and special-sized furniture. The room will have three computer stations and room for students working on laptops.
It is open all hours the library is open. It will be available to current students when they have their children with them. Please note: This is not daycare, students must remain with their children. The library’s restroom adjacent to the study room has been updated and is family-friendly with a changing station.
SFCC 2022-2023 scholarship application available now
SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships. Scholarships are available for new and returning, part-time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are also available for second-generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at firstname.lastname@example.org). SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).
If you have questions or need assistance email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email. Se habla Español.
Student Resource Center is here for you
Connect with Community Resources The Student Resource Center focuses on providing information to students about resources throughout the community and providing appropriate referrals to agencies. The resources focus on basic needs such as: housing and shelter, food, legal services, transportation, childcare services, utility payment assistance, and physical and mental health services. All services are free and confidential.
Conèctese con los Recursos de la Comunidad El Centro de Recursos para Estudiantes se enfoca en proporcionar información a los estudiantes sobre los recursos en toda la comunidad y proporcionar referencias apropiadas a las agencias. Los recursos se centran en necesidades básicas como: vivienda y refugio, alimentos, servicios legales, transporte, servicios de cuidado infantil, asistencia para el pago de servicios públicos y servicios de salud física y mental. Todos los servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales.
Joseph L. Villegas, Sr. featured in 10 Who Made a Difference
SFCC Adjunct Instructor Joseph L. Villegas, Sr., was featured in the December 2022 – The Santa Fe New Mexican “10 Who Made a Difference.” Mr. Villegas is also an active member with the American Legion Lucero Y Nava Post 12 – Santa Fe. The American Legion Lucero Y Nava Post 12 – Santa Fe is All-volunteer honors guard marches to and from memorial sites within the spacious national cemetery almost unnoticed, breaking the quiet at a burial only when members fire off volleys of blanks from 12-gauge shotguns, taps, and the unfolding of the United States Flag and presentation to the grieving. They do not expect recognition, thanks for applause, several members said. You can watch the profile of American Legion Post 12 Honor Guard at 8:45 of the video.
In Memoriam: Janet Wise
With a heavy heart and sadness, SFCC shares that Janet Wise, long-time former executive director of Marketing and Public Relations, passed away this weekend after a brief illness. SFCC appreciated her years of dedication and commitment to the college. Many of us had a long personal connection with her and will be grieving her loss. Please take care of yourself as you deal with this difficult news.
Her daughter Talia has shared this about her life and upcoming service:
Janet Ann Wise passed away after a short illness on January 8, 2023 with her sister and her daughter at her side. Janet was born in Detroit, Michigan and lived in that area until 1962 when her family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. She loved riding her horse along the Albuquerque acequias and graduated from Valley High School in 1971. Upon graduation she began her life in Santa Fe, pursuing a career in public relations and starting her family.
Her early professional roles included Deputy Press Secretary for Governor Bruce King and Director of Public Information for the City of Santa Fe.
In 1984 Janet took a public relations position at the College of Santa Fe and remained a fixture of that institution’s marketing and administrative offices for twenty years. In the 2000’s Janet’s passion for higher education and public relations continued, serving students and communities at the state level, and then as the Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Santa Fe Community College where she retired in 2017.
Janet loved music, playing piano and french horn as a hobby, and attending concerts with her friends and family. She enjoyed reading and always stayed active by hiking, traveling, taking zumba classes, and caring for her pets.
Janet is preceded in death by her beloved husband Ed Moreno, and her parents Donald and Phyllis Wise. She is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Talia and David Sledge, step-daughter and son-in-law Robin and Robert Chadwick, step-daughter Lisa Moreno, sister and brother-in-law Lori and George Bradley, Grandchildren: Price, Solomon, Evelyn, Rozlyn, as well as extended family including nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 2 p.m. at the Rivera Family Kiva Chapel, 417 E. Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
If you wish to honor Janet’s memory with a gift, please consider a financial donation to one of the following organizations:
Campus Cupboard Food Pantry (Janet founded this during her tenure at Santa Fe Community College)
821 West San Mateo Road, Unit A, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
December WOW – Rod Hasson
Rod Hasson was nominated for December 2022 WOW award. Congratulations Rod!
“Rod has always been exceptionally friendly, patient, knowledgeable, and goes the extra mile every time you need his help. I can’t express begin to express the gratitude I feel towards his never-ending professionalism and respect he treats you with no matter how stupid you end up being.”
Spring 2023 Online Teaching & Learning Pins and Training Opportunities
Earn the OTL pins to signify your online course has met SFCC and Quality Matters standards of online course design. Reach out to the SFCC OTL Department to begin the review process.
SFCC Online Course Development Standards Training on Canvas
Contact the SFCC OTL Department for starting dates and registration, by phone at 505-428-1166 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workday is Live celebration
Save the date: Workday is Live event 3 p.m. Jan. 26
We will be celebrating the successful implementation of the Workday HR and Financial systems with a multi-school celebration on Jan. 26, 2023. Save the date!
Defensive Driving Certification class 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 10
As per policy 5-10, everyone is required to take a Defensive Driving Class prior to operating SFCC vehicles.
The next Defensive Driving Class has been scheduled for Tuesday January 10th, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Boardroom room 223. (Please arrive promptly or it will cause the class to go further in time.)
To receive full credit for the class, you must arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. and attend the full 4-5 hours.
Please provide the following information when you call or email us to make a reservation for the class:
Full name of individual attending.
Individual’s New Mexico driver license number; and a copy of the individuals driver’s license if not already on file
Fleet vehicles are a great cost-effective way for employees to travel for work-related reasons without incurring any personal vehicle expense and having to wait for a reimbursement.
If you have any questions about the program or the classes, please call Jackie or Steve at the numbers listed above.
Thank you! Hope to see you there!!!!
Art instructor Jared Weiss featured in Pasatiempo; exhibition continues through Feb. 12
Jared Weiss, Art and Design Faculty, was featured in the Jan. 6 issue of Pasatiempo, in the story titled, “Life of the Party.” (Note: If you have difficulty opening the link it’s also posted here on Yahoo News.)
His exhibition “The Party’s Over” at the Ellsworth Gallery, 215 E. Palace Avenue, is open through February 12. Visit Ellsworth Gallery for more information. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
Weiss is quoted in Brian Sandford’s story:
“I think of the figures in the work as actors on a stage,” Weiss says. “The figures in my paintings are very engaged in whatever action they are performing. They have urgency. It’s like a small snippet of a theatrical production: figures are often looking at something that we as the viewer can’t see because it is out of frame or obscured in some way. When the figure is turned away, the viewer has more space to create their own story about what is happening.
“For me, the more open-ended an image is, the more potential the viewer has to be an active participant in what the painting ‘means.’”
Also, Sandford wrote: Gallery owner Barry Ellsworth praises the distinctive way Weiss incorporates the Land of Enchantment’s landscapes, calling him a deep thinker who carefully considers his words and actions. He was attracted to Weiss’ work because “besides the obvious skill and dedication that he puts into it, I love work that, like, captures a moment. I feel like the moments that he captures are so special. They’re these sort of dream moments.”
Title V Professional Development for Faculty
During the Spring 2023 semester, the SFCC Title V Hispanic Serving Institution grant will be supporting a number of professional development opportunities for faculty in online teaching and in culturally responsive teaching for STEM faculty. Title V can cover the cost of registration and, in some cases, compensation for faculty. For information about the Spring 2023 Faculty Professional Development through Title V please see this link: https://www.sfcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Fees-and-Stipends-for-PD-Spring-23-to-post.pdf
December Computer Update Alert
Effective Thursday December 22, 2022 at 7:00pm Microsoft Operating System and Office updates will be deployed. You will have until Thursday January 12, 2023 at 7:00pm to install these updates at your convenience. After the deadline the updates will be installed automatically and force a restart of your machine.
Note: Every month it is critical to install Security/Windows updates to protect your systems from malicious attacks. Please install these patches as soon as you receive notification that you have updates to install. The updates may take some time to install so please plan accordingly.
For iMac users no action necessary, updates will be installed automatically overnight every third Tuesday of each month.
If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to call the Service Desk at (505) 428-1222
Workday Training News
Workday Is Coming! Wave 1 colleges (CNM, CCC, NNMC, SFCC) continue to be on target for going live with Workday in just a few weeks: on Sat., Dec. 17. Making this dream a reality is thanks to the amazing contributions and extraordinary commitment from the Implementation Team. Meet the project team members here. On Dec. 17, data and information related to Finance, Human Resources, and Payroll that’s currently in Banner will be live in Workday. CHESS will oversee Payroll on behalf of our colleges, and a Payroll Transition Team is working on the details to ensure a smooth move. Be sure to thank your coworkers for their many months of work devoted to developing and launching our fabulous new Workday technology. We can’t wait to see the results!
CHESS Job Opportunity: Check out the job posting for a CHESS Workday Support Manager. The position seeks someone who is self-motivated, eager to contribute, and wants to learn; has strong managerial, communication, and interpersonal skills; enjoys working in a dynamic, team-oriented environment; and has experience in configuring and supporting all aspects of Workday along with keen attention to detail and timing. Share the post with anyone who might be interested. CHESS is looking to hire the right candidate as soon as possible.
Training is Here! Beginning Dec. 1, Workday training starts for all employees and all managers. Training will focus on Workday self-service activities. You will learn to update your profile information, record time worked, request time off, and more. All employees must complete the 30-minute training session. Supervisors and managers will need to complete an additional 30-minute training session. Depending on your role and your assigned tasks in Finance, Payroll, and Human Resources, more training may be required.
The Training Team offers 4 types of learning opportunities:
Self-Paced: recorded videos, e-learning
Instructor-Led: presentations and demonstrations of key activities
In-System: some Workday screens provide field-specific instructions and links to helpful information
Self-Guided: tip sheets and other documents that provide step-by-step instructions
The Training Team looks forward to making sure you are well prepared to use Workday. Got questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to SFCC’s Workday Training Team members:
SFCC and AARP Foundation will once again offer free tax services. This year services will be in-person at the main campus from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays from Jan. 30 through April 18. You must schedule an appointment in advance — preferably online. If someone has no computer access, they can call 505-428-1780. Leave a clear voicemail with your name and phone number. Volunteers will return calls when possible.
Please Note: To protect Tax-Aide volunteers and the taxpayers they serve, taxpayers are required to wear masks during their appointment. Volunteers will be wearing masks.
Intake and other forms may be picked up at the site during tax preparation hours or you may download these forms from the SFCC website. Please arrive 15-30 minutes early for your appointment.
New OIT Service Desk Hours Phone service 24 hours a day Mon. – Fri.
On November 1st the OIT Service Desk extended its phone hours to better serve students, staff and faculty.
Phone Hours 505-428-1222
Monday – Friday: 24 hours Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Office Hours Room 528
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon Sunday: Closed
SFCC Library partners with State Library to offer access to Scribe Mini Station for Blind and Print-Disabled
SFCC Library has partnered with the New Mexico State Library to offer access to a Scribe Mini Station for individuals eligible for Blind and Print-Disabled services to enable them to download audio books. SFCC Library is the first academic library in the country to offer this service.
For more information about SFCC Library’s services either email email@example.com or call 505-428-1352. For more information about the State Library’s Library for the Blind and Print Disabled either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-476-9770 or 1-800-456-5515.
Early Childhood Center of Excellence offers free early childhood speaker series with equity and social justice focus; next talk on Jan. 13
The Early Childhood Center of Excellence (ECCOE) offers a free early childhood speaker series featuring national and New Mexico experts focused on equity and social justice in early childhood teacher preparation. This series is for higher education faculty and anyone interested in bringing equity to their work with young children and families. This free virtual series runs from September 2022 through May 2023. Registration is open now!
You can see the full schedule through May, as well as register for any events for the speaker series here.
Will Wilson in exhibition at Millicent Rogers Museum through Jan. 29
Photography instructor Will Wilson is featured in the exhibition, “Southwest Reflections: In Between Shadows of the Land” at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos. The opening reception is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 8. The exhibit continues through Jan. 29, 2023.
From the press release, “Offering a common thread to life, everything that exists bears a shadow. As the second installment of the Millicent Rogers Museum’s “New Mexico Artists” series, this exhibition offers a diverse exploration of artists’ portrayals of environmental relationships and the ways these events become conveyed through shadows, reflections, and movements.”
Read the complete press release. Also, note Will Wilson will participate in a discussion at the museum from 1- 2 p.m. on Nov. 6: “Land: Reflection, Regeneration, and Art” Roundtable, Will Wilson and Pola Lopez.
Santa Fe Reporter story explains on-demand buses that serve SFCC community
The Santa Fe Reporter story on Nov. 9 by Andy Lyman, “In demand-drivers mean in-demand buses,” featured Paul Volmer, an SFCC film student, as well as Director of Student Engagement and Recruitment Marcos Maez, who also serves on the City Transit Advisory Board. Route 21 (which comes to the college) is currently an on-demand route, which means riders must contact dispatchers when they need a ride on the bus. (It is not currently operating on a regular bus schedule and is only available on weekdays.) Also, other routes that feed into that route are also impacted. The story states, “For on-demand service on Santa Fe Trails routes 5, 6, 21, 22 and the Museum Hill route on weekdays and weekends as well as Route 24 and 26 on weekends, contact dispatchers at (505) 955-2001.” Keep that number handy if you need to use the bus. Bike riders might find it necessary to take the bus on days there is snow and ice. For more information visit the Santa Fe Trails site.
Watch video to learn more about tuition-free college
The recording of the public information session on tuition-free college provided by the New Mexico Higher Education Department on August 19 is now available. You can view it via the link below or at the main website at hed.state.nm.us. Thank you to the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation for hosting this session.
If you cannot visit during the current open hours listed or are not comfortable with in-person shopping, check out Bookings for more options. To access Bookings, log in to MySFCC, look under Schedule an Appointment, and click on the pink button labeled Campus Cupboard (Online). You can access the reservation and delivery option 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to visit the Campus Cupboard weekly for free groceries and other household items that may be available. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM. Contact email@example.com or 505-428-1775 for more information.