Campus Weekly

Native students learn about STEAM at SFCC

Students participating in the Community Builders Conference for Native Youth were on campus last week learning about STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Last Thursday, they took tours of this US 60 Blackhawk Medevac Helicopter that landed at our Fitness Education Center’s outdoor track.

Knowledgeable Army National Guard members were there to explain what they did — search and rescue, how far they flew — Germany, Afghanistan, etc., and answer questions the students had while inside and around the helicopter. See more photos on Facebook.

News and Announcements

Architecture & Interior Design Open House, Aug. 1

Do you know someone interested in a career in Architecture and Interior Design? Encourage them to stop by for the SFCC Architecture/Interior Design Open House from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 1 in Room 607 to learn about two new certificates (Certificate in Architecture and Interior Design and Certificate in Architecture and Interior Design Software), as well as the new Associates in Applied Sciences in Architecture and Interior Design.

For more information contact Jeremy Mier at ext. 1144.

Tune in to KSWV and KVSF for details on Aug. 2 Open House

Hear more about the HEC Open House on Wednesday, August 2, and the HEC’s new partnership with Northern New Mexico College on KSWV 99.9 FM/810 AM and on KVSF 101.5 FM.

Estevan Gonzales interviews Rebecca Estrada, Executive Director of the Higher Education Center and Academic Partnerships, on KSWV, a show that will air all week, and Richard Eeds will talk with Rebecca on Monday, July 31 at 9:30 a.m.

New printers coming

Beginning July 24, the Office of Information Technology will be working on a major initiative to replace the Sharp printers throughout campus. They expect to be completed no later than August 4.

This initiative will bring the college significant savings in the coming years.

OIT will make an attempt to alert affected departments and offices a day prior to each printer replacement.

Printer access may be unavailable in your department or office while they replace your printer. Technicians from OIT and Southwest Copy Solutions will also be present in offices during the process. They will make every attempt to minimize their disruption.

OIT appreciates your patience and cooperation with our upgrade. They will be sending additional information in the coming days. Please contact the OIT Service Desk at ext. 1222 if you have any questions.

FUNDit SFCC: Chance to Win a $100 Gift Certificate!

Got Great Ideas? Learn how to get them funded! The SFCC Foundation is hosting a FUNDit SFCC workshop for faculty and staff on Wednesday, August 16, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Jemez Rooms.


Registration for High School Equivalency/GED Registration for Fall

Registration for classes to prepare for the High School Equivalency/GED tests is now open through August 17 for the fall 2017 session. New students must complete an orientation packet and attend an orientation session. Classes begin August 21 in Spanish and English. For details, see the press release. For more information, call Adult Education at ext. 1356 or contact Lynne Matthes, ext. 1433.


Time for Microsoft updates

It’s that time again to get the latest Microsoft updates. You will have until Thursday, August 3 to install these updates at your convenience. After the deadline, the updates will be installed automatically and force a restart.

Here is an example of what you will see:

Click on the balloon and you will get Software Center options. You may choose when to apply the updates, then click “OK.”

If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to call the Service Desk at Ext. 1222

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 August 4, with the grant to be awarded in September.

For more information, email or visit the chapter’s Facebook page.


Higher Education Center Open House, Aug. 2

Welcome the newest SFHEC partner Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) and visit with faculty and advisers from NNMC and other partner institutions including New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU), University of New Mexico (UNM) and SFCC at an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. at the SFHEC, 1950 Siringo Road.

For information call 505-428-1725, email or visit


ESL Registration Open Now

SFCC’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program offers English classes for seven levels at three locations around Santa Fe including SFCC, El Camino Real Academy and Ortiz Middle School. For all of the details and for the orientation schedule, contact Adult Education, ext. 1356.

Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week

Santa Fe Community College’s Training Center Corporation and Apogee Spirulina host Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics, July 31 through August 4.

Registration is underway. The $1,600 fee includes training and materials including a spirulina starter culture kit, and breakfasts and lunches. For a tentative agenda and to register visit


Sign Up for Renewal and Wholeness Retreat

Give yourself the gift of slowing down and looking within in pursuit of what brings life into our lives and work. In this two-weekend retreat, you are invited to explore issues of vocation, identity and integrity through self-reflection, soulful poetry, deep listening, respectful inquiry, silent walks outdoors and more. Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 28 and 29 and August 4 and 5. Open to all SFCC staff and faculty and facilitated by Jeff Hood. Preregistration necessary, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843. Funded by the SFCC Foundation.

SFCC Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for Class of 2018

SFCC Leadership Academy graduates complete an eight-month training to enhance communication skills, build community and develop leadership and management skills to better serve our students. Applications are available on MySFCC for the Leadership, Graduate and Supervisor classes.

Student Spotlight

New student orientations July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 4

Do you know students who will be starting at SFCC this fall? Encourage them to sign up for upcoming new student orientations. Here are the details:

  • July 27, 12:30 to 5 p.m., Room 223, CRN#21272
  • Aug. 3, 12:30 to 5 p.m., Jemez Room 1, CRN#21273
  • Aug. 9, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 223, CRN#21274
  • For more information contact Lisa Sharp, FYE Office Administrator, ext. 1919.

    Book buy-back Thursday and Friday

    Swing by the Bookstore with your used books on Thursday and Friday to save some trees and recycle — all while getting cash back! It’s a win-win for everyone.

    Here are the hours that you can sell your books:

    Thursday, July 27, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

    Friday, July 28, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.

    Get more details by calling the Bookstore at ext. 1218.

    Paramedic Applications Open Until August 4

    The Emergency Medical Services Institute is accepting Paramedic Training Program applications through August 4 for the year-long certificate program that starts October 16.

    For more information on the Emergency Medical Services Institute or to download a copy of the application, go to or contact director Sahaj Khalsa, ext. 1820.


    Support SMILES Dental Club

    Get your own “Smiles” t-shirt for $20 and support SMILES, the SFCC Dental Student Club. See Karla in Room 456 or Aamna in Room 455. “Smiles – They’re always in fashion and worth everything.” For more information, contact Karla Martinez-Vigil, ext. 1345 or Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

    Employee Announcements

    Aamna Nayyar contributes to dental assisting textbook

    Director of the college’s Dental Department Aamna Nayyar contributed a section on “American Indians in Dental History” in the Modern Dental Assisting textbook. Congratulations to Aamna Nayyar for contributing a section on American Indians to the textbook! sShe says this is the first time in history that American Indians are recognized in the textbook.

    DeafTEC Workshop

    A workshop to provide strategies to improve access to learning for deaf and hard of hearing students in a mainstreamed classroom will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 9 in the Jemez Rooms. There will be panel discussions by deaf and hard of hearing students and faculty/interpreters.

    Facilitated by DeafTEC staff from Austin Community College and funded through SFCC’s Perkins Grant and SFCC Foundation. Working lunch provided. A $125 stipend available to adjunct and full time faculty. For more information and to register, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.


    Course Studio to Canvas Workshop Offerings

    Beginning this fall semester, Course Studio in MySFCC will no longer be available. Online Classes will be conducted through Canvas. If you have never used Canvas, please join us for a Course Studio to Canvas Workshop this summer. All workshops will be in room 416. See the schedule.


    Grantsmanship Spot Available

    The Grantsmanship Training Program is offering one free space for an SFCC employee in its five-day training July 31 through August 4, here on campus. For more information, contact Kris Swedin, ext. 1253.

    OIT Technology Project Requests are Back!

    Submit a proposal for your technology project request between June 1 and September 15.

    Not sure if your request is a project? Need to talk with someone about your project ideas? Contact Erica Keppel, Associate Director of IT Projects, at ext. 1133 or with questions or to submit a proposal.

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