Continuing Education open house 10 to 1 p.m. Jan. 23
Santa Fe Community College
Continuing Education Spring Open House.
Thurs., Jan. 23
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ever wanted to learn a second language? The Spanish course offerings are many but French, German and Italian are also available. Ever wanted to impress your friends with your creations in the kitchen or learn more about how nutrition supports health? Thinking about retirement? Get tips on a wide range of considerations as you prepare for that stage of your life. Find out about these offerings and much more during the Continuing Education open house at Santa Fe Community College, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 23 in the hallway outside the Continuing Education Office, 6401 Richards Avenue.
Instructors will be displaying their work and talking to students about their classes. Students can register for classes, and refreshments will be served.
ESL new student orientations continue Jan. 21 and 22
Beginning January 27, SFCC’s ESL Program will offer English as a Second Language classes to adults who want to learn English. Classes are taught at SFCC, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, and El Camino Real Academy. Morning and evening classes are at SFCC; classes at Cesar Chavez Elementary School and El Camino Real Academy are in the evening.
New students must attend ONE of the three-hour orientation sessions listed below. Orientation includes testing and placement as well as registration for the courses.
Orientation / Registration
Santa Fe Community College, Adult Education Department, 6401 Richards Ave.
Tuesday, January 14: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 15: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 21: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 22: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
There is a registration fee of $25 [cash or money order] that can be applied to more than one course and includes all class materials.
OIT Maintenance 7 a.m. Jan. 26
OIT will be performing system maintenance from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. All systems will be affected by intermittent outages.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the OIT Service Desk at 505-428-1222
Participate in Black History Month Panel Display - submissions due Jan. 27
The Black History Month Planning Committee met Tuesday and drafted a Call to Faculty and Staff to participate in a panel display with photos and quotes. If you wish to participate, please submit your photos and quotes by January 27th to Emily Stern.
$55 per person
11 a.m. Sunday, March 29th– Sunday Morning Brunch with the Jazz Ensemble from New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA)
Please join us on Sunday, March 29, 2020, 11:00am for a jazz brunch at Dave’s Jazz Bistro in the Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe St. This exciting event will benefit students of Santa Fe Community College’s Adult Education Department with scholarships to complete their high school equivalency and college tuition.).
Free 2020 tax preparation will be provided by the AARP Foundation at the Santa Fe HEC, 1950 Siringo Road.
Tax preparation assistance will be available from February 3 to April 15. Appointments are available Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointments can be made online starting January 10.
Register early for the Gerald Clay Basketball tournament
The annual Gerald Clay Memorial Basketball tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center.
Registration by cash or check only is available at the FEC front desk. Online registration is expected to be available soon.
Proceeds from the event support scholarships for Exercise Science students and equipment for the gymnasium. Contact Herman Garcia, 505-428-1751.
Plant and Operation Management in LL305 during construction
This spring, Plant Operations and Management will be in a new location during office renovation and construction. POM will move into the office suite in the West Wing, Lower Level Room 305 on January 13 and will remain there through May.
The SFCC Governing Board has approved policies that recently have been revised. Procedures have also been updated. Please click on the links to learn more:
College policies are online at SFCC/policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about policies or the Shared Governance Policy Review Process, contact Policy Officer Laura J. Mulry at ext. 1776 or email@example.com.
Deconstructing Racism in New Mexico Day Feb. 13
Deconstructing Racism New Mexico has been organizing since its inception so many years ago. Please visit their website to learn more about their work and how you can be involved: deconstructingracismnewmexico.org/
SFCC in the news
The following stories either featured or mentioned SFCC.
Albuquerque Journal, 1/12, How do we cross an arroyo? Story details several options to connect and extend Richards Ave. Meeting to discuss the options is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at SF Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo.
Canvas Orientations this week
Spring 2020 Canvas Orientation Dates and Times – Room 416
(Laptops will be provided, but bring your own if you have one)
Tuesday 1/21, two sessions: 10 to 11 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m.
Wednesday 1/22, 10 to 11 a.m
Thursday 1/23, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Friday 1/24, 1 to 2 p.m.
For more information, contact online learning: firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1166
Student Allison Kittel is the first-ever SFCC student recipient of the New Mexico State Committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ Scholarship. Allison will be receiving a $2500 ($1250 per semester) scholarship in 2020-2021. This was the organization’s first award to a community college and was years in the making with great help from Dean Bernadette Jacobs, Barbara Bloomberg, Jackie M, Kelly Smith and the NMCWA Scholarship Award Committee.
The New Mexico State Committee furthers the mission of The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. For more information visit: https://newmexicowomeninthearts.org.
The artist spotlight in the January edition of Eldorado Living, a print-only magazine for residents of greater Eldorado, featured former SFCC woodworking student Taz Bramlette. In the article, Taz mentions his experience in the fine woodworking program at SFCC as being a catalyst in the evolution of his craft. He studied woodturning at SFCC for approximately 6 years.
Photo: Spalted cottonwood crotch vessel. First place and best in show at NM State Fair
SFCC student-journalists Tintawi Kaigziabiher, Tristan Van Cleave and TMP student-journalist Maya Aronson were featured in last week’s Santa Fe Reporter cover story, State of the Art. These students are all members of the 2019 Fall cohort for the NM Fund for Public Interest Journalism, a project of the Santa Fe Reporter.
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.
In Memoriam: James David Harrell
James David Harrell, a Santa Fe Community College professor in the early days of the college, passed away on January 9, 2020. His son Jonathan is an Advisor at SFCC. His daughter Kathryn also worked as a temp Advisor in TRiO.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Santa Fe, 1200 Old Pecos Trail.