Register now and tell your friends about SFCC!
Registration for spring semester has begun. Please let your friends and family know that the college is ready to help them enroll and get a fresh start in 2023.
Classes begin on Tuesday, January 17. Now, however, is the time to start the enrollment process. Visit Apply & Register. Already enrolled? Book an appointment ASAP with an advisor to avoid the last minute rush to get the classes you need. Check out the options for in-person and online appointments here.
SFCC is ready to serve everyone — no matter where you are on your educational journey. Let others know about the more equitable placement initiative. SFCC is now weighing multiple placement measures such as a high school GPA rather than just relying on a single placement test. Read more here.
Are you or someone you know struggling to figure out how to get a certificate or associate degree? An SFCC advisor can work with you to figure out the fastest way to earn a credential. Also, explore the new Pathways web pages as a guide.
Do you know someone who is not sure how to pay for college? Let them know about the many forms of assistance available through financial aid. Or have them email email@example.com or call 505-428-1268. Also read more about the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship.
News and Announcements
- SFCC Library partners with State Library to offer access to Scribe Mini Station
- Free STEM Kits at SFCC Library – Solar System Bracelets
- William C. Witter Gym Upgrades Nov. 16-18
- No classes or services during Fall Break, Nov. 23-27
- Clay Club sale, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
- SMILES Club raffle 2022
- Veterans & Family Appreciation Day was a success!
- Santa Fe Reporter story explains on-demand buses that serve SFCC community
- “So Proudly She Served Portrait Series” in main entrance through Nov. 22
- Happy National Brush Day from SFCC SMILES Club 🙂
- New Technology Service Desk Hours: Phone service 24 hours a day Mon. – Fri.
- ‘Touching the Veil’ available online
- Students, Faculty and Staff receive 15% discount at Santa Fe Coffee Bar and Deli
- Governor visited Kids Campus on Nov. 1
- SFCC had fun on Halloween
- SFCC Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair & IAIA Holiday Art Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10
- Phlebotomy Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2023
- APRENDE early childhood apprenticeship program applications open
- Visit Equity FAQ web page
- East Wing Eatery closed until further notice
- SFLR online reading a success
- Respiratory Care accepting applications for Spring 2023 cohort
- Free dental X-rays by appointment
- Café con las comrades – Dec.14
- Masks strongly encouraged when indoors on campus
SFCC Library partners with State Library to offer access to Scribe Mini Station for Blind and Print-Disabled
SFCC Library has partnered with the New Mexico State Library to offer access to a Scribe Mini Station for individuals eligible for Blind and Print-Disabled services to enable them to download audio books. SFCC Library is the first academic library in the country to offer this service.
The Scribe Mini is a self-service station for patrons who are familiar with the digital cartridge process. This service will be available to members of the public (who are eligible for Blind and Print-Disabled services) during SFCC Library’s open library hours. More information about the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled and applications for using the service can be found here:
https://www.nmstatelibrary.org/lbph. For a list of eligibility requirements for using this audio service visit https://nmstatelibrary.org/direct-and-rural-services/lbph/eligibility-requirements.
.SFCC Library Director Valerie Nye said, “Working with the State Library on this project is allowing us to have a greater depth of knowledge about audio materials available to our students and their families. We are also looking forward to the opportunity to intentionally invite State Library patrons to the SFCC campus to take advantage of this expanding service.”
Nye sees the partnership with the State Library as an exciting opportunity to connect students and their family members who may need what is often called “talking book” service to the State Library. She anticipates that eligible members of the public will come from areas that are near the college, such as the Rancho Viejo neighborhood, but also looks forward to serving people from nearby Pueblo communities and underserved rural areas.
Sam Lundberg, Reader Advisor for the Library for the Blind & Print Disabled, said, “We are very excited to have SFCC as a pilot site for this initiative. Our program is open to all New Mexicans with a print disability, including students with qualifying reading disabilities, and we hope this partnership will help expand access for individuals who might not otherwise know they qualify.”
For more information about SFCC Library’s services either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-428-1352. For more information about the State Library’s Library for the Blind and Print Disabled either email email@example.com or call 505-476-9770 or 1-800-456-5515.
Free STEM Kits at SFCC Library –
Solar System Bracelets
Solar System Bracelet STEM kits are available for kids ages 4-7 at the SFCC library. Instructions are in English and Spanish and all materials are included in the kits.
The kits are made available to the SFCC community through the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.
Come by the SFCC library to pick up a kit to use to explore the solar system with your kids! Kits are available during the library’s regular hours. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
William C. Witter Gym Upgrades Nov. 16-18
Upgrades will include new gym basketball backboard winches. Please avoid use of gym during these days.
For more information contact Andrea Mueller at email@example.com or 505-930-9781.
No classes or services during Fall Break, Nov. 23-27
Enjoy the upcoming Fall Break!
Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close for Fall Break from Wednesday through Sunday, November 23‐27. All campus facilities will be closed. No classes, activities or student services will be available. SFCC’s child development center Kids Campus and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center also will be closed.
Credit and noncredit classes, as well as services resume on Monday, November 28. Read more.
Clay Club sale, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
SFCC ceramics students will bring their art work for sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. About 30 tables of different student ceramic artists are set up in the main entrance hall near the cashiers office.
The variety of ceramics is broad, mostly functional ceramics ( cup, plates, bowls, etc.), but also some sculpture work and traditional micaceous pottery will be available.
Also a silent auction of donated ceramic art will benefit the Campus Cupboard Food Pantry.
SMILES Club raffle 2022
Drawing will be held on November 30, 2022 – Do not have to be present to win. Donation: $5
1st prize: Electric Toothbrush
2nd Prize: $50 donuts gift card
Many other prizes
To purchase tickets, please visit dental department [Room 454 & 455], questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org or Stacey.email@example.com
Veterans & Family Appreciation Day was a success!
SFCC’s Veterans Resource Center presented the Veterans & Family Appreciation Day on Thursday, Nov. 10.
Kudos to VRC Coordinator Krystal Patton (U.S. Navy veteran) and the VRC team for hosting the event! Also, a big thank you to SFCC adjunct professor, Marine veteran and New Mexico State Defense Force Chaplain, Joseph L. Villegas, Sr., who gave a terrific keynote address. Here are some image highlights from the event:
Want to connect with the VRC? Visit the Veterans Resource Center in person or online or call 505-428-1305. Also, Follow and Like the VRC Facebook page.
Santa Fe Reporter story explains on-demand buses that serve SFCC community
The Santa Fe Reporter story on Nov. 9 by Andy Lyman, “In demand-drivers mean in-demand buses,” featured Paul Volmer, an SFCC film student, as well as Director of Student Engagement and Recruitment Marcos Maez, who also serves on the City Transit Advisory Board. Route 21 (which comes to the college) is currently an on-demand route, which means riders must contact dispatchers when they need a ride on the bus. (It is not currently operating on a regular bus schedule and is only available on weekdays.) Also, other routes that feed into that route are also impacted. The story states, “For on-demand service on Santa Fe Trails routes 5, 6, 21, 22 and the Museum Hill route on weekdays and weekends as well as Route 24 and 26 on weekends, contact dispatchers at (505) 955-2001.” Keep that number handy if you need to use the bus. Bike riders might find it necessary to take the bus on days there is snow and ice. For more information visit the Santa Fe Trails site.
“So Proudly She Served Portrait Series” exhibition continues through Nov. 22
Santa Fe Community College is currently displaying “So Proudly She Served Portrait Series” in the Main Entrance. In conjunction with the national exhibition, SFCC Veterans Legacy Grant Program (VLGP) will also feature information about eight New Mexico women interred at Santa Fe Veterans National Cemetery. The exhibition will run through Nov. 22.
Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel said, “SFCC is honored to feature the “So Proudly She Served Portrait Series,” which pays homage to nationally distinguished women who served in the military. We’re also pleased to work with SFCC’s Veterans Legacy Grant Program (VLGP) to highlight and remember some of the many New Mexico women who served.”
The eight featured female veterans interred at the Santa Fe National Cemetery who are highlighted by the VLGP are Maria Outland, Nina Piatt, Maria Lovato Cook, Ramona Latimer, Christel Chavez, Pita Cajete, Connie Gilchrist and Katherine Stinson.
Read more about the exhibition here. Also, read Robert Nott’s Nov. 9 story in the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Art exhibition honors women who served.”
For more information about the exhibition, contact Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel at 505-428-1501 or by email at Linda.Cassel@sfcc.edu. To learn more about the SFCC Veterans Legacy Grant Program contact Stephen Martinez, Ph.D., at 505-428-1516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy National Brush Day from SFCC SMILES Club 🙂
National Brush Day is held in the United States on November 1. This observance focuses on raising awareness about the importance of children’s oral health. National Brush Day was first observed in 2013. The date of November 1 was chosen because it is the day after Halloween. On Halloween, children get many sweet treats during trick-or-treating. Frequent consumption of sugary foods is the number one cause of tooth decay which is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases in the U.S.
How to properly brush your teeth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=87&v=5siTo1ztlgY&feature=emb_logo
To learn about SFCC Dental Programs and SMILES Club, please contact Dr. Aamna Nayyar at 505-428-1258 or email@example.com or visit: https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/dental/
New Technology Service Desk Hours
Phone service 24 hours a day Mon. – Fri.
On November 1st the OIT Service Desk extended its phone hours to better serve students, staff and faculty.
Monday – Friday: 24 hours
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon
‘Touching the Veil’ talk now available online
SFCC Library presented “Touching the Veil: An online discussion of the book, the work, and the life of a hospice nurse” on Nov. 1.
If you missed it, you can view the recording on SFCC’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZa-TuuaSTQ .
Students, Faculty and Staff receive 15% discount at Santa Fe Coffee Bar and Deli
Santa Fe Coffee Bar and Deli is pleased to offer a 15% discount to Faculty, Staff, and all currently enrolled students. Must present a college ID or faculty/staff ID upon checkout. Pertains to all items at the coffee bar and deli only.
Governor visited Kids Campus on Nov. 1
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham visited Kids Campus on November 1 for a press conference where she talked about how the passage of Constitutional Amendment 1 on the election ballot would support Early Childhood education. She stressed that Constitutional Amendment 1 would allocate important additional funding from the Permanent School Fund. Read more in this Santa Fe New Mexican story from Nov. 1, “Supporter of early education amendment celebrating ahead of voters’ decision.”
The amendment passed!
SFCC had fun on Halloween
It was a fun day of Halloween activities at SFCC. Here are a selection of photos from that day. See many more on SFCC’s Facebook page. Thank you to Student Involvement Coordinator Mary Eleas and everyone else who helped put these fun activities together.
SFCC Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair & IAIA Holiday Art Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10
More than one hundred of the finest artists and craftspeople from across New Mexico will be setting up shop at the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair and the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) Holiday Art Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. (Note: This is the date for Fall Commencement. So stop by after Commencement!) Everyone is encouraged to visit both campuses, which are only a six-minute drive or an 11-minute bike ride apart. The SFCC Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair will be in the Main Hallway and Campus Center at 6401 Richards Ave. The IAIA Holiday Art Market will be in the Performing Arts and Fitness Center at 83 Avan Nu Po Road. Admission and parking are free at both events.
Artists from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, Cochiti Pueblo, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Farmington, and other locations will participate.
IAIA will feature the work of Indigenous artists, including traditional incised and carved pottery from Eric Tafoya (Santa Clara Pueblo), traditional and contemporary beadwork by Shannon Hooper (Fallon Paiute and Shoshone), traditional ash and sweetgrass baskets by Barbara Robidoux (Eastern Cherokee), functional porcelain and stoneware by Margarita Paz Pedro (Laguna Pueblo and Santa Clara Pueblo), wood carvings including Kachinas by Timothy Talawepi (Hopi), photography, linocuts, and screen prints by Tiara Yazzie (Diné), and more.
The SFCC Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair will feature jewelry, metal art, tinwork, holiday ornaments, hand-carved birds and angels, beadwork, baskets, leatherwork, quilts, handmade vintage stockings, wreaths, straw applique, photography, greeting cards, scarves, ponchos, wooden bowls, ceramic dishware and mugs, decorated elk & deer skulls/antlers, fiber art, small canvas paintings, aroma products and much more.
Phlebotomy Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2023
The Phlebotomy Program is now accepting applications. You can get your Phlebotomy Certificate in one semester. You will acquire patient communication skills, study anatomy and physiology, and come to understand legal and ethical patient considerations. The phlebotomist is responsible for the proper collection, processing, and waive testing of blood specimens and various patient excretions. Upon completion, you’ll be eligible to take the national licensing exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Learn more and apply: https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/phlebotomy/.
APRENDE early childhood apprenticeship program applications open for spring semester
SFCC announces the launch of the APRENDE apprenticeship program for early childhood education in the spring 2023 semester. SFCC is now accepting applications. The program is funded through the support of the City of Santa Fe, which approved $900,000 in funding at its September 28 Governing Body meeting. The economic support is from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Recovery Funds in support of Early Childcare Job Development Services with the SFCC Early Childhood Education Center of Excellence (ECCOE).
The APRENDE Early Childhood Educator Apprenticeship program, sponsored by the SFCC ECCOE, is an associate degree program designed for students to use their work experience integrated with their college coursework.
“APRENDE is the first registered apprenticeship in early childhood education in the state,” said Catron Allred, director of ECCOE. “I’m thrilled that SFCC can offer such a robust apprenticeship program due to the support of the mayor and the city council.”
Apprentices will take courses at SFCC while employed at a registered or licensed early childhood program, under the guidance of a qualified mentor teacher. Apprentices earn the Child Development Certificate (CDC), the Early Childhood Professional Certificate, and an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education through the APRENDE Program, leading to higher wages and a lead teacher credential. APRENDE will also offer additional opportunities for professional development and wraparound supports.
Read more in the press release.
More information about the APRENDE program can be found at https://www.sfcc.edu/aprende/aprende-info/
A link to the apprentice application is available at https://www.sfcc.edu/aprende/apply-to-the-program/
Visit Equity FAQ web page
SFCC’s Equity Statement and Equity web page are now linked to an Equity FAQ page. Visit the Equity FAQ page. The Equity FAQ page is an evolving web page. Feedback or questions? Contact President’s Diversity Advisory Committee’s co-chairs Shalimar Krebs or sj Miller, Ph.D.
East Wing Eatery closed
until further notice
East Wing Eatery will sadly be CLOSED until further notice. We hope to resume service soon and apologize for the inconvenience.
SFLR online reading a success
About 70 people attended the SFLR Zoom reading on October 20. Several contributors joined in the reading from across the globe and others from across the country.
Complimentary copies of the SANTA FE LITERARY REVIEW (SFLR) are available for pickup at the Santa Fe Public Library branches, Eldorado library, and at the SFCC Library.
This year’s issue is available for viewing or download at https://www.sfcc.edu/santa-fe-literary-review/literary-review-issues/, and selected writings are available at https://www.sfcc.edu/literary-review-issue/2022/.
For more information about the publication contact SFLR Faculty Advisor and Editor-in-Chief Kate McCahill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Respiratory Care accepting applications for Spring 2023 cohort
Prepare for a fast-paced, high-demand career. Blend high-tech training with compassionate care as you gain the skills required to be a specialist in assessing and treating people with breathing and cardiopulmonary disorders. Work closely with doctors, nurses and other clinicians in emergency rooms, critical care units, diagnostic centers, clinics and home health care organizations.
Learn more and apply: https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/respiratory-care/.
Free dental X-rays by appointment
The SFCC Dental Program is offering free dental x-rays by appointment for the next four weeks.
- No dental insurance is necessary.
- If interested contact Aamna Nayyar in office # 455, 505-428-1258, email@example.com.
- The free dental X-ray (worth $80 – $100) is open to all SFCC students, employees, and their families and friends.
- Consent form signing will be required before taking x-rays.
- All x-rays are taken under direct supervision of a NM licensed dental staf
Free X-rays will be scheduled on a Monday or a Tuesday between 8 to 10 a.m. during October and November.
Café con las comadres – Dec. 14
Cafe Con Las Comadres is a gender inclusive community of friends who gather at the mesa (table) to empower the lives of one another through advocacy, navigation, support, and resources. In a safe shared space, comadres will gather to visit, be informed, share, and have opportunities to listen to special guest speakers. All students are welcome to share a cup of coffee and sweet treats.
Cafe Con Las Comadres meets 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month (October 12, November 9, and December 14) in the Student Wellness Center – West Wing Lower Level 312D.
RSVP’s are welcomed but not necessary – please contact Loretta at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-428-1919. Sponsored by Student Activities and hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos.
Mask wearing strongly encouraged when indoors on campus
Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, SFCC is sharing this message at its entrances:
We strongly encourage face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.
Let Campus Weekly share your news!
Let us know about your accomplishments and other news that you’d like to share. Please remember that the deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday to get an item in the next week’s issue. Submit here.
- Student Holiday Toy Drive through December 7
- NMHU Transfer information – Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Register early for a chance to win prizes
- Counseling Services adds Uwill Mental Health and Wellness service
- LANL Foundation Four-year Undergraduate Scholarships
- SGA welcomes new officers
- Students: need childcare? Make sure you’re on the Kids Campus Waitlist
- Scholarship Application Available
- Library Family Study Room
- Apply NOW for Fall Semester Student Employment
Student Weekly Connection November 11, 2022
Get the latest news from Student Success!
Student Holiday Toy Drive through December 7
Students, you can help children in need this holiday season by donating new, unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots in the Student Holiday Toy Drive.
Donations are being collected in bins by the Bio Wall in the Health and Sciences building at SFCC.
NMHU Transfer information – Tuesdays 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
A representative from New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) will be on campus providing information on admissions, academic programs, scholarships, financial aid and more to prospective students. The NMHU representative will be available from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays October 24 through December 6 in the main hallway outside the Welcome and Advising Center. For more information, contact Mary E. Angell at email@example.com.
Register early for a chance to win prizes
Avoid the registration appointment rush – Don’t wait until the last minute to meet with your academic advisor and get registered for spring semester! Those who register for classes between November 8 – December 8, will get their name entered in a drawing to win various prizes including a laptop, tablet, and SFCC Bookstore waiver.
Counseling Services adds Uwill Mental Health and Wellness service
SFCC has partnered with Uwill, a mental health and wellness platform for colleges, as an extension to SFCC Counseling Services. Students have an immediate, secure, and convenient way to receive online-based counseling services should the need arise.
- Choose a therapist based on your preferences including issue, gender, language, ethnicity
- Choose a time that fits your schedule with day, night and weekend availability
- Choose your appointment type, video, phone, chat, or message.
Register for a Uwill account using your SFCC email address. For details, refer to the Uwill FAQ and User Guide.
LANL Foundation Four-year Undergraduate Scholarships opportunity
The LANL Foundation’s four-year undergraduate scholarships are open to students pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree in any field of study. Students submit one application to be considered for more than 30 unique scholarship awards. Scholarships range from $1,000 for a single year up to $20,000 over four years. Learn more and apply: https://lanlfoundation.org/scholarship/4-year-undergraduate-scholarships/
Students: Need childcare? Make sure you’re on the Kids Campus Waitlist
When a spot comes available at the Kids Campus, students get priority placement. Kids Campus wants to support student parents and hopes that those needing childcare will get on the waitlist.
Children of degree-seeking SFCC students, SFCC employees, and full-time students at the Higher Education Center are prioritized for placement to support a two-generation philosophy of education at the college.
Visit the Kids Campus website for more information. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of Kids Campus and N.M. Early Childhood Education and Care Development offers Child Care Assistance to income-eligible students.
SFCC 2022-2023 Scholarship Application Available Now
SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships. Scholarships are available for new and returning, part time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are also available for second-generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at firstname.lastname@example.org). SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).
For more information and to apply go to:
If you have questions or need assistance email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.
Se habla Español.
SFCC Library family study room now open
If you’re a student parent, we have good news for you! The SFCC Library has opened a new family study room for students who have children. The room has a space for children with toys, books, and special-sized furniture. The room will have three computer stations and room for students working on laptops.
It is open all hours the library is open. It will be available to current students when they have their children with them. Please note: This is not daycare, students must remain with their children. The library’s restroom adjacent to the study room has been updated and is family-friendly with a changing station.
SFCC Library Fall semester hours are:
Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Apply NOW for Fall Semester Student Employment
Apply NOW for Fall Semester Student Employment at Santa Fe Community College!
Student Work Study is a financial aid need-based program that provides student funds earned through part-time employment. Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week and work is scheduled around your school schedule. Please note payment for student workers is $15 an hour!
To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:
- Completed the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 FAFSA
- Enrolled now and have at least 3-degree related credit hours for the summer semester and 6 credit hours for fall.
Contact StudentEmployment@sfcc.edu for further information.
Student Resource Center is here for you
Connect with Community Resources
The Student Resource Center focuses on providing information to students about resources throughout the community and providing appropriate referrals to agencies. The resources focus on basic needs such as: housing and shelter, food, legal services, transportation, childcare services, utility payment assistance, and physical and mental health services. All services are free and confidential.
Conèctese con los Recursos de la Comunidad El Centro de Recursos para Estudiantes se enfoca en proporcionar información a los estudiantes sobre los recursos en toda la comunidad y proporcionar referencias apropiadas a las agencias. Los recursos se centran en necesidades básicas como: vivienda y refugio, alimentos, servicios legales, transporte, servicios de cuidado infantil, asistencia para el pago de servicios públicos y servicios de salud física y mental. Todos los servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales.
505–428-1194 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.sfcc.edu/offices/student-resource-center
- Faculty Open Educational Resource (OER) Training 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5
- WOW awards – nominate an outstanding coworker today!
- Thank you SFCC Workday test group!
- Andrew Lovato appointed Santa Fe Arts Commissioner
- President details financial deadlines and hiring freeze
- CHESS Connection Newsletter
- Winter Party 6 p.m. Dec. 2
- Harrell and Tapia perform at Chomp
Faculty Open Educational Resource (OER) Training 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5
2:30 p.m. December 5, 2022 in Room 412 and via MS Teams
Faculty, would you like to learn about getting started on an OER course design?
Steve Martinez will be hosting a workshop for faculty who are interested in exploring adding OER into courses. This workshop will provide you with the necessary tools to build a basic OER textbook transition or more advanced OER course designs. Questions? Steve Martinez: email@example.com. Find the link to the course on MySFCC and in SFCC Connect announcements.
WOW awards – nominate an outstanding coworker today!
Do have anyone you would like to nominate for the WOW award in your department?
The WOW award is given monthly to employees who demonstrate outstanding customer service.
Please nominate at SFCC Connect- Online Forms/Office of Human Resources (OHR)-Wonderful Outstanding Worker!
Thank you SFCC Workday test group!
Special thanks to our SFCC colleagues who recently took a test drive on the new Workday platform. They were seeing it for the first time. They provided valuable feedback on the training presentations and tip sheets. We’re ready to go live with Workday on Dec. 17. Want to know more about how easy it will be to leave Banner behind and use the new system? Ask anyone in the group, from left: Marcos Maez, Diana Roembach, Loretta Lopez, Lourdes Parks, Laura White, Mindy Watson, and Mason Kovac. More info at chess.edu.
Andrew Lovato appointed Santa Fe Arts Commissioner
Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber and the City Council have appointed SFCC Instructor Andrew Lovato, Ph.D., to a two-year term as Arts Commissioner. He joins Karl Duncan and Heidi McKinnon as newly appointed commissioners. The Arts Commission is a nine-member volunteer advisory body appointed by the Mayor and City Council to assist and guide the Arts and Culture Department. A Santa Fe native, Dr. Lovato recently retired from full-time teaching. He received a Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from University of New Mexico, was a Fulbright Scholar in 2018, and was Santa Fe City Historian from 2018 to 2019. He is the author of several books on Santa Fe and New Mexico history and culture and has taught guitar for over 30 years at SFCC.
President details financial deadlines and hiring freeze
In an October 17 email to employees, President Rowley asked for assistance with these important procedures and deadlines:
Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Invoices
- Now: Be mindful of purchases that occur on a yearly basis in your department during the month of December and ensure these are completed by Dec. 1, or if possible, after Jan. 2, 2023. Subscription fees and membership renewals are two examples.
- Now: Start clean-up of all open purchase orders. Please review all POs and notify Accounts Payable of any that can be closed. It is recommended that all MPOs be closed in Banner by Dec. 2 and new MPOs be created in Workday in early Jan. 2023.
- Nov 4: The last day to submit requisitions for supplies, materials, etc. for the remainder of the calendar year.
- Nov. 22: The last day to request change orders on open POs.
- Dec 1: The last day to submit invoices on open POs to Accounts Payable for processing in Dec.
Nov. 4 we will begin a hiring freeze. The goal is to lift the freeze by mid-to-late January.
The president also emphasized the complexity of the upcoming Workday implementation, thanked the implementation team for their hard work and everyone for their support of these efforts. Read the full message on SFCC Connect.
CHESS Connection Newsletter – October 31
If you’re wondering what’s happening with the Workday implementation, check out the latest CHESS Connection!
This month’s newsletter contains a lot of information on upcoming training as Workday rolls out. Everyone will need to take training, so check it out!
Employees – Save the date!
Winter Party 6 p.m. Dec. 2
The SFCC Employee Winter Party has been scheduled for 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, December 2. The party will be held in the Campus Center. Donations will be collected at the event to help give back our community. Watch your email for the official announcement and details on how to RSVP.
SFCC employee musicians Jonathan Harrell and Roxanne Tapia perform with Mélange
Local music group Mélange, playing original music by Phredgeoff (Jeff) Tarnoff and Jojo Sena de Tarnoff, can be heard next at Chomp on the evening of Saturday, November 19. The group includes Academic Advisor Jonathan Harrell on bass and MPR Executive Assistant Roxanne Tapia on tenor saxophone. Mélange plays a lively fusion of jazz, funk, and Latin music featuring Jeff Tarnoff on piano and JoJo Tarnoff on flute.
New employees: We’d like to get to know you!
Staff Senate is encouraging new staff employees to come to an upcoming Staff Senate to introduce yourselves.
Campus Weekly would also love to introduce new staff and faculty members. Please send us your name, job title, when you started at SFCC, brief bio and photo (it can be a selfie!) to Submit News.
If you’re new to SFCC, we’d love to introduce you to the our community. We’re happy you’re working with us at SFCC!
The campus community is invited to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month from 11:45 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. this Tuesday, November 15.
Agenda speakers include a Native American student and Associate Dean of TATS Brooke Gondara, Ed.D.
Featured performers are Indigie Femme and G. Precious.
Navajo tacos will be served for free to the first 300 to attend. Please be prepared to show your student I.D.
Please note: November is national Native American Heritage Month. It is a national observance that celebrates and recognizes the contributions of Native Americans (Indigenous Peoples). Resources for teachers and students are available at National Native American Heritage Month.
Ongoing news and events
- ‘The Spell: The magic of words and imagery’ continues
- The Geometry of Light continues through Nov. 26
- SFCC Library hosts upcoming Children’s Storytime events, next event Jan. 18
- ECCOE speaker series with equity and social justice focus; next talk on Jan. 13
- Will Wilson in exhibition at Millicent Rogers Museum through Jan. 29
- Fall Meditations in the Planetarium
- Watch video to learn more about tuition-free college
- Campus Cupboard Welcomes All
- On-campus bookstore info
- Registration for Fall CE classes continues
- Let’s help slow the spread of the virus
‘The Spell: The magic of words and imagery’ exhibition continues through Dec. 6
SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery’s October 6 opening of the art exhibition, “The SPELL: The Magic of Words and Imagery,” drew a large crowd to see the exhibition of artwork of more than two dozen women from Santa Fe who work in diverse media. The exhibition runs through Thursday, December 8.
Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel said, “We have an incredible mix of talented artists who will show work. They are all sharing art that reflects the theme. The artists have had fun with the multiple meanings of ‘The SPELL’ in the sense of words and the alphabet, as well as the magical theme of casting a spell.”
The exhibition statement: “The words and imagery we project daily intentionally or unintentionally are powerful. They have the energy and ability to help, heal, hinder, hurt, and encourage. Our words and images create our reality or the reality of others. In this time and space, we can make a difference by evoking a SPELL of hope and possibilities beyond our fondest dreams.”
The following artists participated: Fairley Barnes, Ilse Bolle, Rebecca Bradshaw, Ro Calhoun, Linda Cassel, Julie Catron, Meg Davenport, Monique de Nys, Rose Driscoll, Alexandra Eldridge, Willi Haye, Christy Hengst, Marjo Hébert, Elizabeth Hunt, Ann Laser, Marietta Leis, Susan Ohori, Kate O’Neill, Amy Parrish. Patricia Pearce, Margaret Peters, Joany Raina, Diane Rolnick, Miriam Sagan, Penny Truitt, Suzanne Vilmain, DeeAnne Wagner, Erika Wanenmacher and Isabel Winson-Sagan.
The Geometry of Light show continues through Nov. 26
SFCC Ceramics Program Head James Marshall has a joint exhibition at the Gerald Peters Contemporary gallery through Nov. 26. “The Geometry of Light” investigates the formal and conceptual relationships between James Marshall and Florence Miller Pierce, two artists for whom light, dimensional space and perception is both the content and context of their work. The exhibition continues through November 26, 2022
See the exhibition at:
Gerald Peters Contemporary
1011 Paseo de Peralta
Read more: https://gpgallery.com/exhibitions/geometry-of-light/
SFCC Library hosts upcoming Children’s Storytime events, next event Jan. 18
Children’s Storytime in the SFCC Library Family Study Room
2 to 3 p.m.
Next event Jan. 18
We will be joined by the Santa Fe Children’s Museum with a Children’s Storytime and the opportunity to take home complimentary children’s STEAM kits. All SFCC Community Members Are Welcome
Questions? email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Storytime events are scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. the following Wednesdays:
- November 16, 2022
- January 18, 2023
- February 15, 2023
- March 15, 2023
Early Childhood Center of Excellence offers free early childhood speaker series with equity and social justice focus; next talk on Jan. 13
The Early Childhood Center of Excellence (ECCOE) offers a free early childhood speaker series featuring national and New Mexico experts focused on equity and social justice in early childhood teacher preparation. This series is for higher education faculty and anyone interested in bringing equity to their work with young children and families. This free virtual series runs from September 2022 through May 2023. Registration is open now!
You can see the full schedule through May, as well as register for any events for the speaker series here. The next talk is at noon Friday. The topic is: Special Education and Representation in Early Childhood with Dr. Monique Matute-Chavarria, NMSU; Dr. Nathaniel Bryan, Miami University, Dr. Pricella Morris, UNLV • REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT
Will Wilson in exhibition at Millicent Rogers Museum through Jan. 29
Photography instructor Will Wilson is featured in the exhibition, “Southwest Reflections: In Between Shadows of the Land” at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos. The opening reception is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 8. The exhibit continues through Jan. 29, 2023.
From the press release, “Offering a common thread to life, everything that exists bears a shadow. As the second installment of the Millicent Rogers Museum’s “New Mexico Artists” series, this exhibition offers a diverse exploration of artists’ portrayals of environmental relationships and the ways these events become conveyed through shadows, reflections, and movements.”
Read the complete press release. Also, note Will Wilson will participate in a discussion at the museum from 1- 2 p.m. on Nov. 6: “Land: Reflection, Regeneration, and Art” Roundtable, Will Wilson and Pola Lopez.
Fall meditations in the Planetarium
You are invited to the SFCC planetarium for morning and lunch meditations. Bring your own practice and relax your mind and body under the stars to Tibetan bowls, native flutes, or healing music. These are not guided sessions. Bring a mat or use the planetarium seating.
If you have interest in running a guided meditation during any of these sessions, please contact Frank Currie (email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>).
We look forward to helping you stay mindful…or at least sane this semester!
Watch video to learn more about tuition-free college
The recording of the public information session on tuition-free college provided by the New Mexico Higher Education Department on August 19 is now available. You can view it via the link below or at the main website at hed.state.nm.us. Thank you to the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation for hosting this session.
Understanding Tuition-Free College in New Mexico – YouTube
Need food? Campus Cupboard welcomes all
The Campus Cupboard (Room LL302E) in-person shopping hours are:
Mondays: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursdays: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
If you cannot visit during the current open hours listed or are not
comfortable with in-person shopping, check out Bookings for more options. To access Bookings, log in to MySFCC, look under Schedule an Appointment, and click on the pink button labeled Campus Cupboard (Online). You can access the reservation and delivery option 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to visit the Campus Cupboard weekly for free groceries and other household items that may be available. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM.
Contact email@example.com or 505-428-1775 for more information.
Visit Campus Cupboard for more information.
Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.
Fall semester hours for on-campus bookstore: 9-5 Monday through Thursday, 9-1 Fridays
Fall semester bookstore hours begin Monday, August 22. The bookstore is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It is open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Fridays.
SFCC’s on-campus bookstore reopened under the operation of Barnes & Noble College.
The on-campus bookstore offers textbooks, course materials, notebooks, pens, and other office and school supplies – as well as snacks and drinks! Need to speak to someone at the bookstore? Call 505-428-1218.
Near the end of each term, students will have an opportunity to sell books back and return rental books at the bookstore or through mail.
Students can begin ordering books at the new bookstore website http://sfcc.bncollege.com and select free on-campus pick-up.
Students can also select several shipping methods. Additionally, students can go directly to the on-campus store to buy books off the shelf at the new on campus store.
Please be patient as Barnes and Noble College Bookstore is still stocking up on books and so there might be limited inventory at this early stage.
Students can email SM8475@bncollege.com to see if a book is in stock or with any other bookstore-related questions. BNC will continuously be receiving deliveries and expects to have all books available in the store by the start of classes. Students can order books either as a “guest” or they can “sign up/create account” on the bookstore website. The benefit to creating an account is that the order history will be saved.
For questions or additional assistance please email SM8475@bncollege.com
An Important Note on Using Financial Aid for Purchases
Financial Aid purchases are available beginning on August 8, 2022.
Students receiving Financial Aid should wait until their aid is available before purchasing books. However, if students purchase books out of pocket and later become eligible for aid, they can be reimbursed through disbursement provided their aid is authorized and the award is enough to cover the purchase. Financial aid accounts are open through September 7, 2022. More financial aid information is available at the SFCC Financial Aid Office.
Registration for Fall CE classes continues
The new Fall Continuing Education schedule is now available online and in print. Visit the CE web page for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings. Dean of Contract Training and Continuing Education Kris Swedin said, “This fall we’ve got a more extensive schedule available with a variety of classes, both online and in-person. Fall is ideal for taking time for personal enrichment or expanding your professional skills.”
Check out the wide variety of classes from Western Swing dancing to an armchair tour of Archeological Treasures of the Byzantine World. Read more.
Let’s help slow the spread of the virus
Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:
- If you are feeling ill, you should not come into work, and avoid any type of social setting. The College wants you to feel better before you return to work.
- If you are feeling ill: Get tested and isolate yourself from others as much as possible. We need to help mitigate the health risk to others.
- Call 1-855-600-3453 for testing information and results.
- If you do contract COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. Notify your supervisor and human resources. These cases need to reported, SFCC is here to support you.
Please do your part, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy.
Do you need information on testing? Visit togethernm.org.
Remember to wash your hands for a full 20 seconds!
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10/13/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Contest helps young filmmakers achieve their vision.”
10/10/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Mexico think tank publishes set of education reform proposals.”
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09/10/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Veterans legacy project gets $500,000 in federal funds to expand”
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