Campus Weekly

Native American Heritage Month activities continue

The Indigenous Peoples Club is organizing a series of special events to celebrate the national Native American Heritage Month.

Photo: SFCC student Lee Standing Elk, Data Technician Marvin Gabaldon and Associate Dean Brooke Gondara stand next to the poignant exhibition of Red Dresses, representing just a fraction of the missing and/or murdered indigenous women. The exhibition continues through the month to bring awareness to this serious issue.

Upcoming Native American Heritage Month activities:

  • Nov. 11 to 15 Rock your mocs week
  • Nov. 11 11:30 a.m. Native American Dancers, Campus Center Two Pueblo dance groups will share their dances. One group is from Ohkay Owingeh and the other from Santa Clara/Hopi.
  • Nov. 19
    • 10 a.m. A.J. Goldman Presentation, Campus Center
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Short Films Screening, Room 216 Lecture Hall. Screening by IAIA – James Lujan, Department Chair of Cinematic Arts & Technology at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
    • 3 to 7 p.m. Films, in the Planetarium. (The film events are co-sponsored by SFCC Indigeneous Peoples Club, Spirit of Writing Art & Justice Collective and the Institute of American Indian Arts.)
    • 1:30 p.m. Red Dress/Red Sand Project – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women , Courtyard
      Red dresses on display beginning Nov. 4. Each represents a missing or murdered Indigenous woman.

    See other photos of opening day activities.

News and Announcements

No buses coming to SFCC on Veteran's Day

The Santa Fe Trails Buses will be on a Sunday service schedule on Monday, November 11, 2019. The route to the college will NOT be running that day. Also, the Railrunner will be operating on limited Sunday schedule. Make car pool or other arrangements to get to the college on Veteran’s Day.


Fine Art Glass Sale Nov. 12 and 13

Santa Fe Community College Fine Art Glass Sale
November 12 and 13
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Main Hallway

Art students will sell unique, beautiful and artistic one-of-a-kind gifts handmade by advanced glass students. The work has been created 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. Free event. SFCC, Main Hallway, 6401 Richards Ave. For more information, contact Patrick Morrissey at

New SFCC Governing Board Members elected Nov. 5

Two Santa Fe Community college governing board seats were selected in the local election on Nov. 5.

Jody Pugh, a supervisor with the U.S. Department of Energy, was selected for Position 3.

Piér Quíntana, assistant director of personal and professional development at St. John’s College, was selected for Position 5.

The term for Positions 3 and 5 begins January 1, 2020 and expires on December 31, 2026.

Congratulations to SFCC’s new governing board members!

Pushcart Prize Nominees Behzad Dayeny and Lynda Myers

Behzad Dayeny, Director of SFCC Food Services, and Lynda Myers, current SFCC Creative Writing student, have been nominated by SFLR editors for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Serena Rodriguez and Nancy Beauregard nominated “Deep Down,” Dayeny’s poem, and “Adam and Eve on E Street, 1952” by Myers.

To learn more about the Pushcart, visit:

Fall Readings in the Library, Nov. 7, 11, 20 and 21

SFCC Student Services, Creative Writing Program and the SFCC Library present Fall 2019 Readings in the Library. Faculty and students read their work on Nov. 7, 11 and 20. The public is invited to the free events. Refreshments will be served. Note: The Nov. 21 reading features SFCC faculty and staff members reading their work.

Schedule of SFCC Fall Readings in the Library:

Invite your friends to SFCC Library’s Room 516 for these free readings. Questions: Contact

Wednesday, Nov. 13 is World Kindness Day

Wednesday Nov. 13 marks “World Kindness Day,” Come by the Campus Center on Wednesday and fill out a Kindness Appreciation Card to give to someone who you appreciate. Look for us around campus all week.

Sponsored by your SFCC Counseling Services team

Veterans & Family Appreciation Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14

Veterans & Family Appreciation Day
Thursday November 14, 2019
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Main Hallway & Jemez Rooms

SFCC’s Veterans and Family Appreciation Day is an event to show appreciation for military veterans and their families. It is a resource and job fair, all are welcome.

For more information email or call 505-428-1314.

Southern Italy: Insights and Images Spring 2020

Southern Italy: Insights and Images
Only 20 seats available!
With Bernadette Jacobs and Diane Tintor
May 4 – 8 and May 18 – 30, 2020

Travel to Naples, Capri, Sorrento, Bari, Trulli Di Alberobello and Matera in an area of Italy called the “Tuscany of the South.” Investigate the Greek, Roman and religious art and architecture of southern Italy along with the influence of classical Greek archetypes that helped shape Western culture. Start your experience with a week-long in-person course at SFCC. Then your travel adventure begins!

Receive credit for prior learning for any credit student who wants to earn 3 credit hours.

Information Sessions:

  • Saturday Oct. 26, 10 a.m., Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta
  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m., Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta
  • Sunday Dec. 8, 2 p.m., Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta
  • Wednesday Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m., SFCC Room 711
  • Saturday Feb. 1, 10 a.m., Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta

POM office relocation

Plant and Operations Management offices will be moving to a new location during our P&OM Renovation and construction. POM will be located in office suite LL305 from January 13, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

Shhhh! It's quiet time in the SOS theater noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays

Science on a Sphere (SOS) Theater (Room 803) welcomes anyone who wants to spend some Quiet Time during the lunch hour.

Come relax and meditate if you wish. The Blue Marble will be silently rotating in the darkened SOS Theater from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Please refrain from talking or eating; sit anywhere including the floor.

SOS Earth Docent Team

Clay Club Holiday Sale Nov. 20 and 21

Santa Fe Community College’s Annual Student SFCC Clay Club Ceramics Sale
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.

Sale profits are split 60-40 between the artists and the Clay Club, which uses the proceeds to hold visiting artist workshops, to maintain the unique soda kiln and to purchase supplies to make the ceramics classes at SFCC a superb educational experience.

Presented by SFCC Clay Club Students

Wednesday, November 20, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 21, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Silent Auction will close at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 21.
Proceeds from the Silent Auction benefit SFCC’s Campus Cupboard.

SFCC, Main Hallway, 6401 Richards Ave.
Free admission. Free parking.

Contact The School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts at 505-428-1731 for more information.

A Pilgrimage to New Worlds Nov. 21 -early show added

A Pilgrimage to New Worlds at the SFCC Planetarium, Nov. 21
A Pilgrimage to New Worlds will be presented
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and
6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in
SFCC’s Planetarium.

Join us on a journey of discovery as we venture out into the Universe to explore distant new worlds, known as Exoplanets!

Find the SFCC Planetarium on Facebook @GetStarryEyedSFCCNM

Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Updated MySFCC portal coming to your computer Nov. 22

Check out the upgrades to MySFCC portal

The upgrades to MySFCC portal will launch on November 22. Get a sneak peak and demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18-21 at the OIT table outside the Welcome and Advising Center.

The upgrades will make navigation to services faster for everyone. Come by and see how much easier MySFCC will be for students, faculty and staff. Demonstrations will continue after the launch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22, 25 and 26 at the OIT table outside the Welcome and Advising Center.

Fine Woodworking Open House Nov. 23

Stop by the Fine Woodworking Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. SFCC’s Fine Woodworking Open House features furniture and designs made by students and faculty at SFCC. Talk with students and instructors, tour SFCC’s studios, and find out more about the college’s hands-on program for learning fine woodworking skills. SFCC, Rooms 424-426, 6401 Richards Ave.

For more information about the Fine Woodworking program contact Douglas Jones via email at or call 505-428-1741.

Photo: “Turquoise Table” by Eric Olson

SFCC Cafeteria Thanksgiving Meal Nov. 26

Tuesday, November 26 the SFCC Cafeteria will be serving a Thanksgiving meal including fresh roasted turkey, sage stuffing, candied yams, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, sweet corn & english peas, and famous candied cranberries. All for $8!

Governing Board Approves Policy 2-12 Student Records

The SFCC Governing Board has approved Policy 2-12 Student Records and the Procedures have 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

Performing Arts Showcase 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in Jemez Rooms

Mark your calendar for the free Performing Arts Showcase from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 20. in the Jemez Rooms. SFCC Music, Drama, and Dance classes will present a Performing Arts Showcase. Chorus, voice, guitar, piano, acting scenes, ballet, belly dance, flamenco and hip-hop will be included. SFCC Chorus will team up with a special guest women’s ensemble from St. John’s United Methodist Church. For information, call 505-428-1000.

Photo: Members of last year’s flamenco class.


The following stories mentioned or focused on SFCC:

Albuquerque Journal, 11/04/2019, “NMSU student part of food and wine trip to Italy.” The story features Cordell Pacheco, who studied culinary arts and hospitality and tourism at SFCC. Many will recall Cordell from his years working in the East Wing Eatery.

Albuquerque Journal, 11/03/2019 “Working to make Santa Fe a ‘food hub’ ” “Education and innovation can help generate interest among young people in the food production cycle, Camilla Bustamante, dean for the SFCC schools of Trades and Advanced Technologies, told those attending the summit.”

Santa Fe New Mexican, 11/03/2019, “Despite many colleges dropping SAT, New Mexico paying for it.”

Santa Fe New Mexican, 11/07/2019, “New Mexico higher ed department seeks 9% funding increase.” Story includes quotes from President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. and Nick Telles.

Student Spotlight

Registration begins this week

Monday, November 11 is priority registration for SFCC students who are New Mexico residents, have earned more than 30 credit hours and have declared a degree.

New Mexico Resident Registration for spring semester classes will open on Nov. 12. There are dozens of certificate and associate degree programs offered at SFCC – during the day, night, weekends and online. Registration is ongoing through Jan. 17. Spring classes begin Jan. 21, 2020. Pick up a schedule on campus or online.

Engineers Look Like Me - STEMinar Nov. 15

Engineers Look Like Me

STEMinar with Dr. Julie Shimer 10 a.m. Nov. 15

Dr. Shimer’s accomplishments include:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
  • CEO of Telecommunications Companies
  • Named on US Patent
  • Advocate for Women in STEM

Join us Friday, November 15
10:00-11:00 a.m. in TRiO (LL313)

For more information:| 505-428-1818 |

Katie Besser Student Awards - submit your work for consideration

SFCC Liberal Arts and Media Arts
Katie Besser Student Awards Call for submissions!

Deadline for entry: noon on Monday, March 9, 2020
Prizes: Winners in each category receive $50, runners-up $25

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative Non-fiction
  • Academic Essay
  • Text/Image
  • Instructor-nominated
  • en Español

Winners will be considered for the Richard Bradshaw Scholarship.

All winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions will be published in Accolades and invited to read at the celebration at Meow Wolf in May.


Recruitment Visit this week: Northern New Mexico College

If you’re thinking of transferring to a four-year college, the Transfer Station in the Welcome and Advising Center is a great way to explore your opportunities.

Representatives from colleges are here frequently to provide you information on admissions, academic programs, scholarships, financial aid and more.

This week’s visiting school:

Northern New Mexico College
Wednesday, February 5
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, contact advisor Megan Woods, 505-428-1770.

LANL Foundation Career Pathways Scholarship (Deadline Nov. 17)

LANLFoundation is accepting applications for
2019 Career Pathways Scholarships

Career Pathways scholarships provide $1,500 awards for two-year degrees, certifications and trades. Current high school seniors and anyone who has earned a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency (HSE) may apply for these funds. These scholarships may be renewed for a second year and a total of $3,000 without the need to reapply, as long as certain criteria are met.

Career Pathways scholarships are offered twice yearly. November 17 is the deadline for the fall awards. Recipients will be announced in December, with funds available in January, 2020. Applications for the spring cycle will be accepted beginning in March.

Detailed criteria and online applications are available at

Also, are you a student or know a student who needs assistance filling out the application? Wyetta Bradley, who is serving as a LANL Foundation student ambassador is available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on an appointment basis. Sign up in the TRiO office (in room LL313) or email Wyetta.

Students who are completing an Associate’s degree and will be enrolling in a 4-year degree program starting Fall 2020, the LANL Foundation also offers 4-year scholarships and SFCC students would be eligible to apply as undergraduates. The deadline is January 21, 2020 for next Fall.


FAFSA Fall Fest: Cash for College Workshop Nov. 18 to 22

The Santa Fe Community College Financial Aid Office
FAFSA Fall Fest: Cash for College Workshop
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
November 18 through November 22
Room 202G

Want help paying for college? This free Financial Aid workshop is for you.

The SFCC Financial Aid Department will give you one-on-one assistance to help you complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA application and the 2020-2021 SFCC Foundation Scholarship application.

This event is especially beneficial for current SFCC students and future first-time college students. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Drawings will be held for $50 gift cards and SFCC swag!

What do you need to bring?

  • 2018 Tax returns
  • 2018 W-2 Forms
  • Social Security numbers (if issued)
  • Resident card A# (if not a U.S. citizen but an eligible non-US citizen)
  • Parent’s date of birth
  • Date parents were married, remarried, separated, divorced, or widowed.

Costa Rica Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Costa Rica Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is an 8-week summer research opportunity, fully-funded by the LSA for Minority Participation Program.

Qualifications to apply:

  • U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency
  • Able to obtain a passport
  • Interested in scientific research in a tropical rain forest
  • Qualifying minority participant (African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander)
Contact: Gregoria Cavazos, 428-1842, gregoria.cavazos@sfcc.eduu

Employee Announcements

Marcos Maez My View on public transportation featured

Director of Recruitment & Dual Credit Marcos Maez wrote a recent MY VIEW column that was published in the Santa Fe New Mexican regarding public transit.

Santa Fe New Mexican, 11/02/2019, MY VIEW “Public transit offers a lifeline.”

Winter Party Nov. 22, Save the Date!!

SFCC Employee Winter Party
Friday, November 22nd
6 to 10 p.m. in the Campus Center

  • ❄❄ Dinner!❄❄
  • ❄❄ Dancing! ❄❄
  • ❄❄ Cash bar! ❄❄
  • ❄❄ Bring a “plus one“! ❄❄
  • ❄❄ Please, no children!❄❄
            (book your sitter now)

Please bring non-perishable food items for donation to the Food Pantry.

SFCC Faculty and Staff Holiday Reading

SFCC Faculty and Staff
Holiday Reading
Thursday, November 21 at 5 p.m.

Faculty and staff interested in reading their own creative work should email to be added to the list. All SFCC Faculty and Staff are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Sponsored by the SFCC Creative Writing Program, the SFCC Library and Student Services


Open Enrollment through November 15

Open Enrollment will be conducted October 1 to November 15, 2019 and allows regular employees working at least 30 hours per week the opportunity to add medical, dental and vision and/or add eligible dependents to insurance coverage. Changes that are made to coverages during the open switch enrollment time period will go into effect January 1, 2020.

Adjunct and temporary employees working the equivalent of at least 30 hours per week can make changes to medical coverage only.

Employees: Please note recent email from Nick Telles regarding returning forms for pre-tax payments for insurance premiums, as well as for Health Care Accounts and/or Dependent Care Accounts. The deadline is Nov. 15!

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