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News and Announcements

Plant Update: Oversize Load & Energy Audit

The college’s greenhouse classroom building is scheduled to be delivered Oct. 4 & 5. Plant Operations and Maintenance reports that the first shipment will arrive on Wed., Oct. 4 between 9-10 a.m., according to the moving company. The second shipment is scheduled for the following day, Thurs., Oct. 5. The delivery of the 10.5-by-62 foot pre-manufactured building, including truck and trailer, will extend some 100 feet, so expect some delays when traveling on Richards Avenue around delivery times. The area near the TATC will be blocked with cones during delivery. Exact delivery times cannot be confirmed until about 12 hours in advance. Weather and driving conditions can affect schedules.

SFCC is conducting an Investment Grade Audit (IGA) of the entire campus to identify all potential energy-savings opportunities and improvements. The college is working with Siemens and their teams from LRI Energy Solutions to audit our existing lighting and water infrastructure throughout campus spaces. These teams will need access to all campus buildings. They will do their best to coordinate with staff and faculty to avoid disruptions of on-going classroom instruction. The LRI team will conduct their lighting audit starting Monday, Oct. 2 and the water audit beginning Monday, Oct. 9.

Workshop Proposals - deadline extended to Oct. 6

The deadline for submitting workshop proposals for our Employee Development Day, October 20, has been extended to October 6. Please submit creative proposals that address our theme of Building Community through Creative Collaboration.

For more information and the guidelines, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.


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Haiku Pathway: Words & Art combined to inspire

Artist Christy Hengst infuses ceramic stones with haiku from Miriam Sagan’s poetry workshop. Opening 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Courtyard. Presented by SFCC Foundation’s Art on Campus Program and the Liberal Arts Department. Funded in part from The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. Remarks by Miriam Sagan, instructor and Creative Writing Program founder, and ceramic artist Christy Hengst, who created the stones. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Linda Cassel, ext. 1855.

Employee recruiter on campus, Thursday

An employee recruiter from Pueblo of Pojoaque Corporate Enterprises, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino and Cities of Gold Casino will be on campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5 in the main hall near Campus Center to recruit for many positions. They follow Santa Fe minimum wage, offer health insurance to both part time and full time employees and have many full time positions. See the open positions.

'Self-Care for the Real World' workshop

SFCC faculty and staff members are invited to attend Self-Care for the Real World: Building Resilience in the Workplace Friday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. This session will offer stress management and self-care strategies for preventing burnout related to professional overwhelm and exhaustion. Erin Doerwald, Program Director of the Sky Center/NM Suicide Intervention Project, will conduct the session.

For more information, contact Kate Latimer, ext. 1839. To register, email Counseling Services. Professional Development credit will be awarded by HR for attendance.

Political Activity Policy Reminder

As election season gears up, we’d like to advise all employees to carefully review the college’s policy on political activities: Policy 8-2: Space Rental, Political Activity, Solicitation and Vending on Campus. In addition to outlining your rights as an employee, the policy also states the limitations on political activities by campus employees.


'Economics of Happiness Conference'

SFCC is a partner in the coming Economics of Happiness Conference October 12-14 at the James A. Little Theater at the NM School for the Deaf. Reconnecting with our Local Future, the conference will explore and explain how we humans can shift direction – environmentally, economically, and spiritually – from a globalized system of exploitation, inequality and environmental degradation toward local cultures and economies that support renewal, resilience, and human and planetary well-being. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 505-663-6392.


Frequently Asked Questions for MySFCC

The new web portal MySFCC launched last week. 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!


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

Santa Fe Trails Bus Service

Please be sure to remind students that, in Observance of Columbus Day (Indigenous Peoples’ Day), Monday, Oct. 9 there will be no bus service to the college. While the system-wide schedule for the day will be on a Saturday schedule, there is no bus service to SFCC on Saturdays.

SFCC Students Awarded MANA del Norte Scholarship

Students Diana Baca and Alejandra Calles are among five recipients of the MANA del Norte Scholarship. MANA del Norte is an organization that seeks to empower Latinas through education, leadership development, community service and advocacy, according to its mission statement. SFCC is a co-sponsor of the award banquet, which takes place Friday, Oct. 13 in the Jemez Rooms. SFCC’s own Piér Quintana (Director, Career Services & International Programs) is the President of the MANA del Norte board. Learn more.

Student Success Series through October

Invite students to join SFCC’s Counselors each Wednesday in October for workshops focusing on their success. The first workshop in the series focuses on Time Management from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, October 4 in Room 487. Other topics addressed will include Test Anxiety (Oct. 11), Stress Management (Oct. 18) and Relaxation Training (Oct. 25).

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

Registration for High School Equivalency/GED for second session

Registration for the second session of classes this fall to prepare for the High School Equivalency/GED tests is now open through October 13. New students must complete an orientation packet and attend an orientation session. Classes begin October 16 in Spanish and English. For details, see the press release. For more information, call Adult Education at ext. 1356 or contact Lynne Matthes, ext. 1433

Early application open for Gilman International Scholarship Program

The application for students studying or interning abroad during the spring 2018 and summer 2018 terms is available online. The deadline is Oct. 3, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. (CDT).

For an application to be complete, students must have their application certified online by a study abroad adviser and a financial aid adviser. Please encourage your students to apply before the deadline, as late applications will not be accepted.

Spring applicants will be notified of their status November 2017, and summer applicants will be notified of their status late February 2018.

SFCC Study Abroad Adviser: Piér Quintana, ext. 1235.

SFCC Financial Aid Adviser: Meghan McGarrity, ext. 1281


¡Palabra!: Heterosexism

Heterosexism is a system of advantage which favors heterosexuals. Institutionalized homophobia. The assumption that being heterosexual is inherently better, more moral, or more natural than being lesbian, gay, or bisexual.

Like racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression, heterosexism awards power to members of the dominant group (straight people/heterosexuals) and denies privilege to members of the subordinate group (lesbians, gay men, and bisexual women and men, etc.). View definition in Spanish.

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