Campus Weekly



News and Announcements

Fall Faculty and Staff In-Service Day this Friday

We are pleased to announce details of our Fall Faculty and Staff In-Service Day, which will be held Friday, October 20 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Attendance by all full-time faculty and staff is required. Part-time staff and adjunct faculty are welcome to attend, but not required. SFCC will be closed.

Please download the agenda and workshop schedule.

We look forward to an exciting day, building SFCC’s community through creatively collaborating!

Tree trimming in main courtyard

Crews will be trimming the trees in the main courtyard Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22. For your safety, please avoid the main courtyard this weekend while the work is completed.

Open & Switch Enrollment kicks off with Health Fair

A health fair Fri., Oct. 27 will kick off this year’s open and switch enrollment period for health benefits from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Board Room, Room 223. The fair will include flu shots from 8 to 11 a.m., representatives from benefit carriers will be on hand to answer questions, educational displays, door prizes and much more.

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

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Annual Notification: Drug-Free Workplace—Students, Faculty & Staff

SFCC is committed to providing an environment that supports the educational pursuits of its students and promotes the good health and welfare of the college community as a whole. The full policy can be found here.

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Fall Graduation Ceremony

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.

Puerto Rico Benefit

Please donate unwanted/unused jewelry to the students of the SFCC Jewelry/Metal Arts program
and help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Donations are being accepted now in Room 720, the jewelry/metal arts studio. The items will then be repaired or repurposed to raise money at a sale to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wed., Oct. 25 in the Campus Center. For more information, contact Diane Tintor, ext. 1446.

Frequently Asked Questions for MySFCC

The new web portal MySFCC recently launched. This is now the students’ main entry point for their class information, announcements, registration and financial information. Faculty and staff can also use the portal for their personal transactions.

MySFCC is easier to navigate than JACK, which will no longer be available to students. For some FAQ about MySFCC read here.

Congratulations to OIT for all of their hard work in making this a fun, easier and more contemporary access web point for the campus community!

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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.

Student Spotlight

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.


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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.

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

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, Oct. 16 through Nov. 27 in Room 571. For more information, email or call ext. 1426.

Student Success Series through October

Invite students to join SFCC’s Counselors each Wednesday in October for workshops focusing on their success. The next workshop in the series focuses on Stress Management from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, October 18 in Room 487. The series will wrap up with a focus on Relaxation Training (Oct. 25).

Sponsored by Counseling Services in collaboration with the SFCC Nursing Program. For more information, contact Counseling Services, ext. 1839.

SFCC International Dinner

Phi Theta Kappa and the Center for Diversity and lntegrated Learning presents the SFCC lnternational Dinner: A potluck dinner to provide a chance for the SFCC community to come together and celebrate and learn about each others’ cultures and languages and to share stories. Join in the fun from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20 in the Jemez Rooms.

You and your family are invited to bring a favorite family dish to share and even a musical instrument. Kid-friendly. For more information, email Phi Theta President Angela Luna or CDIL. See the invitation in Spanish.

Employee Announcements

Volunteers needed for girls' STEM event

Faculty members are still needed to help at STEM Expanding Your Horizons, a STEM event for girls (fifth through eighth grade) on Saturday, Oct. 21. The conference will inspire 200 girls to explore science, technology, engineering and math with female scientists for a full day. If you have questions, contact Assistant Professor of Mathematics Tracy Roberts: Tracy.Roberts@sfcc.edu, ext. 1519. To volunteer go to the EYH volunteer page.

Prada co-authors journal article

Rosa Prada in Adult Education recently had an article published in the journal Race Ethnicity and Education, co-authored with her UNM professor Mia Angélica Sosa-Provencio and fellow students, titled: Reclaiming ourselves through Testimonio pedagogy: reflections on a curriculum design lab in teacher education. Great work, Rosa!

Gellert Exhibit at David Richard's Gallery

New ceramic work by SFCC Ceramics Technician Erik H. Gellert is featured in an exhibit titled Out of Square at David Richard’s Gallery, 1570 Pacheco Street, Unit A1. the exhibit runs through November 11. Gellert holds a Ceramics Certificate as well as an AAA in Professional Craft, Ceramics from SFCC.

Picture: Gellert’s piece, Out of Square


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SFCC's Testing Center keeping busy

Recently SFCC’s Testing Center compiled a report of tests administered during the last fiscal year. Read all the stats.


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Scargall reappointed by Mayor

SFCC’s Veterans Resource Specialist Gregory Scargall has been reappointed to Santa Fe’s Veterans Advisory Board for a new two-year term by Mayor Javier Gonzales. The board reviews and proposes solutions to local veterans’ needs.

¡Palabra!: Genderqueer

Genderqueer refers to a person that is part of a group of people who do not feel that they fit into the traditional two-gender or gender-binary system. As with any other groups that may be aligned with transgender identities, the reasons for identifying as genderqueer vary. View definition in Spanish.

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