Campus Weekly

A Toolkit for Wellness and Kindness

As a follow-up to our Professional Development Day’s: A Toolkit for Wellness and Kindness, next week and to the end of the semester, the college will provide faculty and staff with an opportunity to continue their journey to wellness and kindness by offering the following. Drop-ins welcome.

• Iyengar Yoga sessions led by Andrew Kerr from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays on Nov. 21, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 in the Board Room. If you have yoga mats, please bring them. But they’re not necessary. Some will be provided.

• Mindful Meditation: The Planetarium will be open to students and SFCC employees from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays on Nov. 20, Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11. Please observe the following guidelines: no talking, eating, drinks or cell phones.

• Walking group walks the trails at noon to 1 p.m. Fridays. Meet in front of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. Group walks rain or shine.

News and Announcements

Celebrate Native American History Month, Today

November is Native American History Month.

10 a.m.: Opening Ceremony and traditional hoop dance and dance groups in the Campus Center.

11 a.m.: Guest speaker A.J. Goldman will present on his project with Lucia Palmero titled UNCOVERING America.

Activities continue to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center.

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

Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, Nov. 20

Can’t wait for your holiday meal? Stop by the cafeteria on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The menu includes old-fashioned fresh roasted turkey, sage stuffing, candied yams, mashed yukon gold potatoes, giblet gravy, sweet corn and English peas, and candied cranberries — all for $8!

Save the Date: SFCC Clay Club Sale Nov. 28 and 29

This year’s Clay Club Sale is Wed., Nov. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thurs., Nov. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the main hallway.

SFCC Clay Club members – all students – will sell functional and sculptural works in porcelain, earthenware, stoneware and micaceous clays. The group includes aspiring young artists, lifelong learners and professional potters

Photo: clay piece by student Cheryl Hoagland

Emily Stern/Memoir Class Reading in the Library rescheduled for Dec. 5

Due to the recent snowstorm, Emily Stern and her Memoir class reading has been rescheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 5 in the Library.

SFCC’s Library and Creative Writing Program host a series of readings in the SFCC Library. The Annual Holiday Reading by SFCC Faculty and Staff Members is at 5 p.m. Nov. 29. All readings are free to attend, and refreshments will be served.

For more information email

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.

Sicily and Beyond, last info session Dec. 8

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 an information session 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

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!

Student Spotlight

New Schedule Builder registration tool

The new Schedule Builder will allow you to add courses, generate all possible schedule combinations and select the set of classes that fits you best. Read all about it and view a tutorial video. Access the Schedule Planner from mySFCC student portal.

Download the step by step instructions.

ENMU recruiter on campus, Nov. 28

A recruiter with Eastern New Mexico University will be on campus to speak with students concerning programs available at ENMU from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wed., Nov. 28 in the Welcome and Advising Center.

For more information, contact academic adviser Melba Ramos at 428-1880.

Dog Therapy in the Library, Nov. 28 and 29

Our SFCC Library is again hosting therapy dogs! Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 28 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be cute and friendly dogs in the Library Instruction Room to help you de-stress and relax! Come cuddle a canine!

SFCC alumna featured in exhibit

SFCC graduate Moira Garcia is featured in a solo exhibit Tonalpohualli: Count of Days that opened last week at the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place.

Photo: Moira Garcia, from her website.

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.

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

SFCC's Office of Financial Services closed Tues., Nov. 27

The Office of Financial Services, including Cashiers, Payroll, Purchasing and General Services, will be closed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues., Nov. 27. Staff members in these areas will be involved in a community service project. The offices will reopen Wed., Nov. 28 at 8 a.m.

In case of emergency, please contact Vice President of Finance Nick Telles, ext. 1161.

SFCC Employee Holiday Party, Nov. 30

‘Tis the season to Jingle and Mingle!

Please join us at the annual SFCC Employee Holiday Party Fri., Nov. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Campus Center. The party is open to all employees plus one guest (18 & over). Dinner will be served between 6 and 7:30 p.m.

Dinner * Dancing * Photobooth * Cash Bar

Sponsored by Santa Fe Community College Foundation and SFCC Celebrations Committee.

Riess featured on Cinema Scope

Milton Riess, assistant professor and department head for SFCC’s film program was featured on the Nov. 9 episode of Cinema Scope on KSFR. Check out the podcast.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!