Campus Weekly

Pre K Wing opens at Kids Campus

After many months of planning and renovations, the new Pre K wing opened at Kids Campus last Thursday. The two new classrooms are bright and airy and accommodate Kids Campus’ prekindergarten students. Many thanks go out to all of the staff and departments who contributed to the efforts to get the job done.

Photo: Kids Campus pre-k students enjoy breakfast Thursday morning in their new classroom. They were joined by (L to R) Amelia Bryne Gonzales, Administrative Coordinator, Kids Campus; Michelle Rosen-Hatcher, Director, Kids Campus; and Jennifer Duran-Sallee, Director, Early Childhood Center of Excellence.

News and Announcements

'Guns to Art' – a benefit for scholarships

Decommissioned firearms aren’t the most pliable artistic medium, but that hasn’t stopped faculty and students at SFCC from reshaping them into stunning artworks. They’ve been hard at work bending, slicing, shredding and melting old guns into sculptures, jewelry and even apparel.

The “Guns to Art” Benefit Show runs Nov. 7 through 17 with a reception and live auction Friday, Nov. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at form & concept, 435 S. Guadalupe St. Proceeds from the event will benefit art and welding scholarships at SFCC and the non-partisan non-profit organization New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence.

Learn more about this event in an interview with Jeremy Thomas, SFCC forging/sculpture instructor, and Spencer Beckwith of KUNM.

Sponsored by Santa Fe Community College Foundation.

McLaughlin memorial service – Nov. 19

The memorial service for former SFCC President James N. McLaughlin is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m., Sun., Nov. 19 at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), 83 A Van Nu Po. The family is requesting RSVPs for the service.

After joining SFCC in 2001 as Dean of Administrative Services, Jim was appointed as Interim President in 2003, and served as college’s fifth President from 2004 to 2006.

View the obituary and details of the memorial service.

NM Environmental Job Training Program Information Session – Nov. 15

SFCC will present an information session on the New Mexico Environmental Job Training Program at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 in Room 213. The five-week intensive training will run Jan. 22 through Feb. 23, 2018. An Environmental Protection Agency grant will cover the training costs for unemployed, underemployed or low-income applicants who are accepted into the program. Find out more about the program and apply online.

Janet Kerley will speak with Estevan Gonzales on KSWV/Que Suave about this program on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 8:30 a.m. Tune in.

For additional information, contact Janet Kerley or call Evelyn Gonzales, ext. 1866.


Creating a Clean Transportation Future for Santa Fe – Nov. 16

Join SFCC’s Biofuels Center of Excellence and partners for this special event and press conference to look forward to the day when we will not need gas powered cars and embrace near term steps we can take in the Electric Vehicle (EV) arena to help Create a Clean Transportation Future for Santa Fe. The event is Thursday, November 16 beginning at 3:30 p.m. outside the Santa Fe Community College Biofuels/Center of Excellence. See the agenda and more details here.

Grissom honored in Mayor's Sustainability Awards

Randy Grissom, who retired as President of SFCC in Oct., received first place in the “Sustainability Leadership” category of the annual Mayor’s Sustainability Awards. He was recognized by Mayor Javier Gonzales during a Nov. 9 banquet. Randy was acknowledged for his part in creating the School of Trades, Technology, Sustainability & Professional Studies that advances sustainability-related technology education, training, and deployment; and providing stimulus to the local economy.

Fall Graduation Ceremony – Dec. 9

SFCC will celebrate its first Fall Graduation this year beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 9 on campus 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. 1385.

Thanksgiving Dinner – Nov. 21

SFCC Dining will be serving the traditional Thanksgiving dinner for lunch and dinner Tues., Nov. 21. The menu will include fresh roasted turkey and all the fixings for only $8.

Special Thanks from Diane Tintor

Diane Tintor and Jewelry/Metal Arts students coordinated a fundraiser to support the people of Puerto Rico recovering from Hurricane Maria. Through jewelry donations and sales, the event raised more than $2,000. They would like to thank everyone in the SFCC community who supported the event through the promotional stage and by donations and purchases. Special thanks to student Lee Kreisberg whose work was invaluable to the success of this effort.

Grissom recounts SFCC accomplishments in last interview as President

Now-retired President Grissom spoke with Estevan Gonzales of KSWV/Que Suave. Listen as he shares key college accomplishments, challenges and hope for the future.

OIT Maintenance Nov. 19

OIT will be performing system patching and maintenance Sun., Nov. 19. Systems will be affected by intermittent outages. For more information, contact the OIT Service Desk, ext. 1222.

Student Spotlight

Student Writing Awards renamed 'Katie Besser Writing Awards'

Entries are being accepted now through Dec. 4 for the Katie Besser Writing Awards. Entries are now being accepted through December 4 by emailing Daniel Kilpatric. Download the flier for details and submission guidelines.

The Student Writing Awards have been renamed the Katie Besser Writing Awards in recognition of long-time SFCC benefactor Bruce Besser’s endowment of the prizes in memory of his late wife Katie and her love of literature and creative writing.

LGBTQ+ & Ally Support Group Mondays

SFCC Counseling Services intern, Sam Ringer, is offering a free and confidential LGBTQ+ & Ally Support Group for students focused on exploring identity through empowered creative expression from 1 to 2 p.m., Mondays, Nov. 13 through 27 in Room 571. For more information, email or call ext. 1426.

Need help with research?

Students can get help with research during two workshops from noon to 2 p.m., Tues., Nov. 14 and 4 to 6 p.m., Wed., Nov. 15. Both sessions will be help in the Library Instruction Room, room 545. Get help with topic selection, thesis statements, keyword searching, source evaluation, outlines, drafts, citations and more. Drop by for 10 minutes or stay for two hours. For more information, contact the Library, ext. 1352.


LANL Foundation Scholarship Application Open

Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) is now accepting applications for 2018 awards. The largest scholarship pool in Northern New Mexico, LAESF supports students from Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties pursuing higher education in all fields of study.

Scholarships of $1,000 are also available for nontraditional students seeking a two-year degree or certification through the Regional College/Returning Student program. Deadline to apply for these scholarships is November 28, 2017, with awards announced in January 2018.


Veterans United Fall Raffle

The Veterans United Club are selling raffle tickets to raise money for student veterans programs at SFCC, now through Nov. 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day in VRC Room LL302C. Tickets are $10 for 1 or $20 for 3. For more information, contact Greg Scargall, ext. 1305.

1st: Mac Book Air
2nd: 65″ Flat Screen 4K TV
3rd: Nintendo Switch Mario Odyssey Edition
4th: GoPro 5 Black 4k

Employee Announcements

Mental Health First Aid Training Dec. 1

A Mental Health First Aid training will take place on campus, Fri., Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This one-day course is free and open to the public.

In this 8-hour training, participants will learn potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S., a five-step action plan to help an individual in crises connect with appropriate professional care and more.

To register, contact Yuri Findlay, ext. 1907.

Veteran's Resource Center Resource and Career Fair a Success

Thanks to the many businesses and nonprofit groups who helped make the Veterans & Family Appreciation Day’s Resource and Career Fair a success! A special thanks to all of the VRC student workers and other veterans who worked hard along with Veterans Resource Specialist Gregory Scargall to offer a terrific fair.

Photo: Left to right: Veterans Resource staff: Dohsia Chepleting, Chris Nichols, Immaculate Nchanji, Kristal Patton, VRC Specialist Gregory Scargall, Adam Dangaran, John Ortiz and SFCC Foundation Board Member Ken Dettelbach.

Switch Enrollment available through Nov. 30

The open and switch enrollment period for employment benefits runs through Wed., Nov. 30. For more information contact Alicia Huerta, ext. 1389.

Call for SFCC faculty and staff writers

Share your writing during this year’s SFCC Faculty and Staff Holiday Reading scheduled for 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30 in the library. To participate, contact Kate McCahill, ext. 1903.

¡Palabra!: Intersex

Intersex is a term describing
1. A person who is biologically intermediate between male and female.
2. A person with both ovarian and testicular tissue.
3. A person with two ovaries or two testes, but ambiguous genitals.
View definition in Spanish.

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