Campus Weekly

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News and Announcements

Celebrate Native American History Month, Nov. 19

November is Native American History Month.

Mon., Nov. 19 join in the celebration in Campus Center beginning at 10 a.m. with dances and surprise guest speakers. More details to come!

Sponsored by the SFCC Native Community, PDAC and the SACNAS Club.

Sicily and Beyond, info session Nov. 14

Learn about the Continuing Education trip Sicily and Beyond: Images and Insights Spring 2019 (Course # LS422 01/CRN 31283) with instructors Bernadette Jacobs and Diane Tintor during one of two information sessions. Wed., Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. on campus in Room 711 or Sat., Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. at Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta. The trip is May 13 – June 1, 2019.

Cost per person: $2,999 for double occupancy or $3,409 for single occupancy plus registration fee of $499. Deposit of $500 and registration fee of $499 is due at registration. For more information and trip itinerary contact SFCC Continuing Education at 505-428-1676 or

SFCC Glass Club Sale Nov. 14 & 15

SFCC’s student Glass Club sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14 and 15. Art students will sell glass art and functional pieces created by the SFCC Glass Club. The work has been created by using a variety of methods, from kiln casting to fusing and slumping. Works include vibrant color and luminescent glass, whimsical sculptures and functional glassware in a wide range of patterns.

For more information, contact Laura Cowan at

Pardon Our Mess

The William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will be closed for beautification and upgrades Dec. 8 through Jan. 13, 2019. Your support of local bonds helped fund these renovations.

Additionally, the gymnasium will be closed for floor refurbishing Dec. 3 through Feb. 4, 2019.

Thank you!

Reminder: PDAC wants to hear from you

PDAC is requesting your feedback about this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. Please take a few minutes and visit Survey Monkey to provide input.

Reserve your spot for the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair immediately

Just a reminder that there are only a few more spots for artists and artisans, who would like to participate in the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8.

Contact Facilities Coordinator Fran Nawrocki at 428-1675 to get an application. There is a $100 fee for the vending space. Spaces will sell out, so don’t wait.

And if you’re shopping for gifts, make time to stop in after the college’s graduation ceremony. The popular community event features about 75 artists, who sell items ranging from fine art to regional handcrafted goods. The Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair gives students and local artists an opportunity to sell their work directly to the public.

SFCC and KSFR Veterans Family Appreciation and Resource Fair well-attended

SFCC’s Veteran’s Resource Center worked with KSFR radio in presenting last week’s successful Veterans and Family Appreciation Day: Veterans Resource and Career Fair. A steady stream of veterans and families came in to attend the event. Veteran John Shannon, SFCC film student and KSFR employee, showed a series of short videos that he is producing for Also, hear his recent interviews with veterans on KSFR.
Also, check out photos from last week’s event.

Happy Veteran’s Day to all of our veterans on campus!

Photo: Keynote speaker Rick Iannucci, Executive Director of Horses For Heroes, Cowboy Up!spoke about the horse therapy program at the event.

Student Spotlight

Drop-In Research and Citation Help This Week

Working on a research project? Get help from tutors and librarians with your writing and research projects. Topic selection, thesis statements, source evaluations, outlines, drafts; MLA style, works sited pages, APA style, citing videos and images and much more.

Research drop-in from 4 to 6 p.m., Mon., Nov. 12 in the Tutoring Center Lab and/or from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tues., Nov. 13 in the Library Instruction Room. This will include in-depth research and writing assistance.

Come to a Citation Party from noon to 1 p.m., Wed., Nov. 14 in the Library Instruction Room and/or from 5 to 6 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 15 in the Tutoring Center Lab.

No matter which day you come, whatever problems you’re facing, we’ll help you through them!

Contact Sarah Hood for more information, 505-428-1830. Snacks included.

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.

Financial Aid reminders

Need money to pay for school? Complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA online now. Are you an International or Undocumented student? Then complete the 2018-2019 Dreamers Financial Aid form here. The FAFSA for 2019-2020 is available now, too.

Check with Financial Aid to learn more, in the Welcome and Advising Center, via email or call 428-1268.

LANL Foundation Scholarship Application Open

Funding is available for the spring 2019 semester. Students may apply online now. The deadline to apply is November 29.

Students may also access the LANL Foundations’ online application portal from the SFCC External Scholarships webpage here.

Employee Announcements

Dimitrov featured in Trend

Woodworking instructor Ivan Dimitrov is profiled in the current issue of Trend.

Volunteers Needed: Fall Commencement Ceremony Dec. 8

SFCC’s Fall Commencement Ceremony is 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center gymnasium.

Volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Registrar Kathleen Sena, ext. 1264.

Jennifer Lynch interviewed by KSFR

KSFR’s John Shannon interviewed Jennifer Lynch, who teaches printmaking classes. Listen to his recent broadcast: “KSFR Talks With Adjunct Professor, Artist and Art Appraiser Jennifer Lynch.”

Join the Friday walking group at noon

Did you have fun walking the trails with Ute Jannsen-Kerr on Professional Development Day? Or did you hear about all the fun the group had? Employees can join the fun every Friday. The walking group meets at noon in front of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center and returns at 1 p.m. These dedicated walkers go rain or shine, so dress appropriately and bring a water bottle.

Check out these photos!

Open/Switch Enrollment remains open through November

The open/switch enrollment period for employee benefits remains open through November. Changes may be made through Fri., Nov. 30 with Alicia Huerta in HR, Room 309A.

Learn more about the options.

Faculty and Staff Reading in the Library, Nov. 29

If you would like to participate in the Faculty and Staff Annual Holiday Reading during this Fall’s Readings in the Library series, please let Kate McCahill know by Nov. 1.

The reading begins at 5 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 29 in the Library Reading Room.

SFCC in the News

News about the college was mentioned or featured in these publications.

From Taos News:
11/8/18: Creating a warm and energy-efficient home on a tight budget

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:
11/4/18: Smartboard, Community College hosts Veterans Appreciation Event.

From ENMU News:
11/7/2018: ENMU Graduate Student Plans to Become Chief Nurse and Nursing Instructor