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RSVP to attend Literary Review Zoom reading 5:30-7 p.m. October 20
Register now for the SANTA FE LITERARY REVIEW online reading from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. You must pre-register for link at bit.ly/SFLR2022.
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.
The SFLR editors wrote in the introduction:
This year’s issue features work by contributors from SFCC, Santa Fe, and around the country. The magazine also includes an exclusive interview with Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, the 2021-23 Poet Laureate of Santa Fe. An uprooted Southerner who is now a New Mexican, he has been a professional journalist for more than 20 years, with articles, fiction, and poetry in The Nation, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Boston Review, and elsewhere.
SFCC is partnering with the NM Dream Team and the Mexican Consulate to offer a Scholarship Saturday workshop for high school students who may be overwhelmed by the process for applying to scholarships. Students will learn the ins and outs of applying and the steps to access financial aid. Adult volunteers will lead workshops on specific scholarships with open eligibility for citizenship (undocumented students and DACA recipients) that are due in the Fall.
The Scholarship Saturday is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the Jemez Rooms. It is free and open to high school students. No need to register. Questions? Contact Niki McKay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Assistants Recognition Week
Our SFCC Medical Assisting program would like to recognize the contributions and important work of Medical Assistants! They serve as an integrated part of the patient care team.
Reflecting on Land Acknowledgment statement in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day
SFCC honors and celebrates Indigenous students, faculty and staff every day, but particularly offers gratitude for their voices and contributions on Indigenous Peoples Day (Oct. 10). It’s a good opportunity to reflect on SFCC’s Land Acknowledgment statement:
“Santa Fe Community College acknowledges that the lands beneath the college are the unceded sovereign lands of the Pueblo Nations of Tesuque, Nambe, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Ohkay Owingeh, Cochiti, Kewa, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Zia, and Jemez and that New Mexico’s Indigenous peoples, their governance, cultures, languages, and religions have been systemically attacked over centuries of settler colonial erasure. SFCC recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as the original and current stewards of the land where we learn, work, and grow.”
“SFCC commits to recognize the collective histories and to engage in restorative actions that demonstrate inclusive support for Indigenous community members while practicing responsible stewardship of the land. By honoring and listening to Indigenous voices SFCC will embody anti-racism through ongoing restorative action for social justice.”
–Statement last updated May 5
Gain election insights with President Rowley and NM School for the Deaf Superintendent Dr. Herbold
Election Insights. New Mexico School for the Deaf Superintendent Dr. Herbold and Santa Fe Community College President Becky Rowley will discuss how General Obligation Bond 3 for Education benefits our students and our community.
Bond 3 for Education is on the election slate now.
Listen in live:
Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 8:30 a.m., Que Suave with Estevan Gonzales, KSWV 810 | 99.9 Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m.: The Richard Eeds Show on KTRC 1260 | 103.7
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.
No classes or services on Professional Development Day, Friday, Oct. 21
SFCC will close on Friday, October 21 and will not offer any services or classes while faculty and staff participate in a campus-wide Professional Development Day. Professional Development Day is one of the initiatives of the college that provides ways to support SFCC students in achieving their educational goals.
“Touching the Veil: End of Life Stories through the Eyes of a Nurse” holds answers to unspoken questions of today’s world. In fifteen short stories, Cheryl Marita, RN, describes in vivid detail her role as a nurse at the bedside of hospice patients, friends, and family during their last days. Marita shares her own reactions to allow the reader into the dying process, which decades ago was part of everyday life. Join her in her memoir as Marita explores the intimacy of caregiving and of being with the dying. The honesty and intimacy of each story allows the reader to explore their own life, their own inevitable death. Each story brings the reader closer to Marita as she accepts death as part of the human condition, witnesses the compassion of both the dying and their caregivers, and learns how to deal with her own living with dying.
Cheryl Marita received her Creative Writing Certificate from SFCC in 2019. Cheryl Marita, R.N., M.A., started writing as a columnist on her high school newspaper, then took a hiatus of fifty-five years as a hospice nurse and health care leader. She lives in Northern New Mexico and provides Palliative Care at a local hospital. Her work is published in the Santa Fe Literary Review and Bosque Rhythms. See more at morselsofmarita.com.
Career and Transfer Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2
Save the date! SFCC will host a Career and Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Attend Veterans & Family Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 10
Save the date!
SFCC’s Veterans Resource Center will host ‘Veterans & Family Appreciation Day’ from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 10 in the Jemez Rooms.
The Veterans Resource Center will have more details soon.
Free dental X-rays by appointment
The SFCC Dental Program is offering free dental x-rays by appointment for the next four weeks.
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.
‘The Spell: The magic of words and imagery’ opening captivated visitors, exhibition continues
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 Santa Fe Visual Arts Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
SFCC Library continues Big Read discussions about ‘There, There’
The Santa Fe Community College library is partnering with the Santa Fe Public Library to sponsor four book discussion groups in September and October. Sign up today to participate in the Tuesday noon online discussion at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Sep27ThereThere. Santa Fe Public Library is one of 62 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2022-2023 NEA Big Read grant. The grant will support a community reading program focusing on “There, There” by Tommy Orange in September through November 2022.
“There, There” is a novel by Tommy Orange, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, that follows the unexpectedly connected lives of 12 characters from Native American communities who travel to a big, and ultimately volatile, powwow in the city of Oakland, California. Themes of the book include urbanity, authenticity, importance of stories and storytelling, individual vs. collective, violence, substance addiction and the concept of home and community.
The Big Read program kicked off on September 15 and will culminate with Tommy Orange’s in-person author event on November 5.
The SFCC library is offering two online and two in-person opportunities to discuss the book. All Santa Fe community members are welcome.
SFCC represented at Ugly Music Day on Oct. 1 at CHOMP
Recruitment Coordinator Daniela Gurule distributed information about SFCC and talked with participants at Ugly Music Day on October 1 at CHOMP in Santa Fe.
The event description: Ugly Music Day is a free, all-ages music and arts mini festival that promotes giving value back to things that most may not value, as well as sustainable living through art & music.
SFCC celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 20 with festivities
SFCC celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month on campus on September 20 with Mariachi music, Ballet Folklorico, and tacos from Sanchez Tacos. The festivities opened with a welcome from Student Involvement Coordinator Mary Eleas followed by a heartfelt speech from Associate Vice President for Student Success Dr. Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos. Director of Student Engagement & Recruitment Marcos Maez swore in the newest officers of the Student Government Association, president Emiliano Diaz and treasurer Yasmine Montalvo. There was a festive atmosphere.
Café con las comadres – Oct. 12
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 email@example.com or call 505-428-1919. Sponsored by Student Activities and hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos.
Early Childhood Center of Excellence offers free early childhood speaker series with equity and social justice focus; next talk on Oct. 14
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:
NM Early Childhood Speaker Series-Advancing Equity with Families in Home Visiting
Zhandra Levesque, Senior Project Director at the Education Development Center and Tekla Johnson, Director of First Born Home Visiting and Institute for Innovative Family Programs will discuss advancing equity with families and home visiting as part of the NM Early Childhood Higher Education Speaker Series. Hosted by Catron Allred at the Santa Fe Community College Early Childhood Center of Excellence.
East Wing Eatery open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
The East Wing Eatery will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 23, for the Fall Semester 2022.
Hours of operation are limited due to limited staff: Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Student Employees are still needed, please apply by contacting Chef Micaela at 505-428-1313.
Thank you for the continued support.
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.
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.
Relieve your stress with Therapy Dogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed. at SFCC Library
SFCC Library is once again sponsoring a midterms visit from furry, friendly therapy dogs! Please join us in the SFCC Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 for some canine cuddling and stress relief.
NM Listens event October 15 Youth Vote – Your Voice – Your Vote
New Mexico Listens (a statewide project, under the auspices of “A More Perfect Union” a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded to the New Mexico Council for the Humanities) and the Human Rights Alliance/PRIDE Santa Fe will be hosting a panel discussion to empower, engage, motivate & support the teen and youth citizens of the Santa Fe community to become involved in civil civic and political discourse surrounding human and voting rights.
Register now for short-term classes starting next week
Are you interested in picking up another class this term? Do you have a general education class you need for your program? Registration is open for late starting classes – don’t wait and contact your academic advisor to discuss some of the courses that are starting on October 17.
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/
SGA welcomes new officers
After a welcome and introductory remarks by Associate Vice President Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, Ed.D., at the beginning of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on September 20, Student Involvement Coordinator Mary Eleas and Director of Student Engagement & Recruitment Marcos Maez introduced the new officers for Student Government Association (SGA).
Emiliano is an Engineering student. He works in the Welcome and Advising Center as a student employee. His hobbies include taking classes to produce music and working in an extensive professional music studio with classmates.
To quote Emiliano:
“I love the opportunities and experiences that SFCC has extended me, and this is one of many reasons why I am highly motivated in representing our student body. (As SGA President), I will advocate and represent the student body’s voice and needs. I have a desire to hear and understand all the different voices, experiences, and opinions on campus on how to best represent you. Being a student, as well as the Student Government President I am motivated and passionate to make our community better for all.”
Yasmin shared that she is majoring in Bioengineering. She plans to represent the wants and needs of her fellow students, no matter how big or small.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Jonathan Harrell and Marcos Maez in ‘Astonishing Light’, October 13 – 23 at Teatro Paraguas
Academic Advisor Jonathan Harrell and Director of Student Engagement and Recruitment Marcos Maez will be performing together in a staged reading of the epic poem ‘Astonishing Light- Conversations I Never Had with Patrociño Barela’ by New Mexican writer Tony Mares.
‘Astonishing Light’ is a series of imaginary conversations between Tony Mares and Patrociño Barela, New Mexico’s famous self-taught woodcarver whose masterpieces attracted national attention in the 1940s and 1950s. Tony and Pat discuss life, love, artistic creation, and Pablo Neruda’s pink pigs of dawn in this lyrical and epic tribute.
Harrell says, “Tony’s poetry was deeply human, as were Patrociño’s carvings. It’s wonderful to see these two Nuevomexicano artists meet across time and space in this imagined encounter.”
The poem is being presented alongside a second work by Tony Mares, the play ‘Lola’s Last Dance’ which was inspired by several retired prostitutes whom Mares knew in Old Town Albuquerque during his youth in the 1940s.
Maez shared, “It has been over 10 years since I have had the privilege of performing with Teatro Paraguas. I am excited and honored to be portraying such an important figure of 20th century Northern New Mexico history in Patrociño Barela. The role is particularly meaningful to me due to the fact that many members of my extended family are great woodcarvers in their own right. I hope to do right by them and the late great Patrociño “Pat” Barela.
It also thrilling to be able to finally work with my SFCC colleague and friend Jonathan Harrell. Our rehearsals have been so much fun and he is very easy to work with. He is such a talented performer and does a great job in capturing the spirit and essence of Tony Mares.
I hope the audience leaves with the feeling that they got to know just a little bit more about who these two extremely talented individuals were. The legacies of Tony and Pat deserve to be known and celebrated.
I’ll also be performing in the opening production of the evening, Lola’s Last Dance. I will be portraying the not so virtuous Father Hoehner. It should be a fun evening and I hope to see many of our SFCC colleagues and friends in the audience supporting local theatre!”
The show runs October 13 through October 23 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie: Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The Saturday October 15 performance is at 2:00 p.m. (not 7:30 p.m.) Tickets are $25 general admission/ $12 limited income. For more information visit: https://www.teatroparaguasnm.org/two-plays-by-e-a-tony-mares
Lauren Camp, longtime adjunct and CE instructor, named NM Poet Laureate
SFCC is thrilled to congratulate Lauren Camp as she takes up tenure as New Mexico’s second Poet Laureate for the next three years! Lauren has published five poetry collections and we’ve been honored to have her as a long-time adjunct faculty member and instructor with Continuing Education. Congratulations!
Photos from Ute’s Retirement Party
Thank you to Dr. Aamna Nayyar for sharing these photos from Ute Jannsen-Kerr’s retirement party:
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.
Marcos Maez was honored as one of ’40 Under Forty Business Leaders’ by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Congratulations to Director of Student Engagement & Recruitment Marcos Maez, who was selected as one of “40 Under Forty Top Business Leaders” by the Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He was honored on September 30 at a special dinner and awards program.
SFCC thanks Marcos Maez for his leadership on campus and in the community.
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.
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
WOW winner for the month of August 2022 is Doreen Jaramillo.
“Doreen Jaramillo is always in a good mood when I talk with her . She is always happy to answer any payroll questions and is such a dedicated worker. Thank you, Doreen, for all of your hard work with the Workday ERP implementation and everything that you do on a daily basis. You’re the best!” –WOW nomination
If you’re wondering what’s happening with the Workday implementation, check your email for September’s CHESS Connection newsletter
This month’s newsletter contains information on becoming a change agent (the next change agent meeting is Sept. 14), a video introduction to Workday, some insight into the CHESS implementation team are doing, and an invitation to Coffee with Kathy on September 28.
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 at Chomp, located at 505 Cerrillos Road. The group plays at Chomp next on the evening of Saturday, October 8. 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!
Early Voting – Begins Tuesday, October 11 (At your County Clerk’s Office).
In Santa Fe, voting is at the County Clerk’s Office at 100 Catron St. Voting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 5
Expanded Early Voting – Begins Saturday, October 22
Election Day Voting – Tuesday, November 8
Also, for those living in Santa Fe County you can see detailed information on early polling locations, election day polling locations, dates and times in the dates & details section of the Santa Fe Reporter Voter Guide at:
Will Wilson featured in CIPX exhibition through Oct. 26 at Foto Forum
Congratulations to Will Wilson for his spectacular exhibition at the Foto Forum (1714 Paseo de Peralta)! The exhibition CIPX Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange opened with a well-attended reception on August 5 and continues through October 26. Photo Forum gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.
Fall meditations in the Planetarium Monday through Friday 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
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.
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.
SFCC to receive $500,000 for Veterans Legacy Project
On Sept. 6, SFCC got some exciting news, as shared in a press release:
U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) are welcoming $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) heading to Santa Fe Community College . The funding will support SFCC’s Veterans Legacy Program (VLP) and a student-based project to create digital profiles of veterans at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, with a focus on elevating the stories of Hispanic, Native and LGBTQ+ veterans.
“Our state has long had one of the highest rates of military volunteerism in the nation. For generations, servicemembers from all walks of life have proudly served. However, far too many stories of courage and service from underrepresented communities have gone untold. I’m proud to welcome this funding for Santa Fe Community College and their community-based Veterans Legacy Program that is shining a light on more veterans in New Mexico,” Heinrich said, Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding for VA.
“We are grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the continued support of our Veterans Legacy Program,” Becky Rowley said, Ph.D., president of Santa Fe Community College. “Our faculty and staff worked closely with local veterans, SFCC students, and Santa Fe Public Schools and New Mexico School for the Arts students to capture and share the important and compelling stories of our veterans. Thanks to these funds, we’re excited to expand our reach to include more profiles of our Hispanic, Native American and LGBGTQ+ veterans.”
SFCC is one of seven colleges to participate in Generation Hope’s FamilyU technical assistance program. Through FamilyU, Generation Hope partners with colleges and universities across the country to increase the number of parenting students who complete their program studies and graduate. The program is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, among others.
Although parent students account for 1 in 5 undergraduates nationwide, their odds of completion are far slimmer than students who are not parenting. Despite having higher GPAs than students without children, parenting students are 10 times less likely to graduate due to inadequate support systems.
The FamilyU technical assistance program was created to bolster their odds for completion.
“SFCC is honored to be part of Generation Hope’s FamilyU program to help our student parents complete their degrees and graduate,” said SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. “We look forward gaining expertise so we may better support our students who are raising children.” See the national press release.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1775 for more information.
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 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.
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.
Apply by Nov. 4 for Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
SFCC is preparing for the return of the Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair. Here are the details:
The 2022 Santa Fe Community College Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair