CEA program to participate in several conferences
R. Charlie Shultz, Lead Faculty of Controlled Environment Agriculture shared some exciting news:
SFCC CEA program faculty, staff and students will participate in two upcoming conferences.
They will participate in both events and will duplicate their presentations:
1. The Aquaponics Association Virtual Conference Oct. 16-18, 2020
2. The International Aquaponics Congress Nov. 18-27, 2020
At both conferences CEA plans to make two presentations:
1. SFCC student Nate Downey and Charlie Shultz will present results from their on-going home-delivery of fresh produce from the SFCC greenhouse in exchange for marketing survey data.
2. Pedro Casas (greenhouse technician, CEA faculty), Frank Currie (Lead Faculty, Distributed Energy Technologies) and Charlie Shultz will present a new video created by Film professor Milton C. Reiss and the film department at SFCC about the Greenhouse and Energy Distribution.
The international conference will be a teleconference hosted by a group in Guadalajara, Mexico. Shultz said, “The film will be available in a continuous loop for conference attendees. So it has a potential of 15,000 people viewing it.”
On Oct. 6, Shultz spoke online to an advanced aquaculture class at the University of British Columbia.
Also later this month, Nate Downey and Charlie Shultz will present a poster on Downey’s home delivery program in response to COVID to the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute 65th annual conference.
Top Photo: From SFCC CE Facebook page. Greenhouse technician Pedro Casas at right. Inset photo: From SFCC CEA Facebook page: R. Charlie Shultz harvesting lettuce in the greenhouse.
News and Announcements
Happy Indigenous Peoples Day
Let’s honor and celebrate our Indigenous community on Mon. Oct. 12.
While we can’t gather, we thought we’d share some memories from last year.
Photo from Oct. 2019: SFCC Indigenous Peoples Club attended an inaugural event at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in 2019. Participants in the festivities at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center included: Thomasinia Gallegos Ortiz, Nalini Sosa, Lee Standing Elk, Bernadette Gonzales, Brooke Gondara, Rusty Rodke, Danielle Gonzales and Marvin Gabaldon.
Library speaker series resumes October 14 with Aamna Nayyar
Station of Abraham, the Patriarch: Traveling in Saudi Arabia , A Faculty Presentation Sponsored by the SFCC Libary. Presented by Aamna Nayyar on 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14.
Register to attend at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nayyarOct2020
Aamna Nayyar will share her travel experience in Saudia Arabia in 2007-2008 and 2019-2020.
Travelling acts a reminder for us. Travelling reminds us of our purpose on this earth. In this geographically and socially bordered world, let us explore “ourselves”,
away from 8-5 living and find who we are, where are we going and appreciate our today by knowing our past, and plan for our future. Travel with Aamna to the Station of Abraham [may peace be upon him].
Virtual Pet Therapy Oct. 15 at noon
Virtual Pet Therapy
Noon to 1 p.m.
October 15, 2020
RSVP at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PetsOct2020
Unfortunately, SFCC Library can’t hold its usual therapy dog sessions during Fall Midterms. We’re sad, too, but like so much else these days, we’ve moved online! Your pets probably already interrupt your work/study-from-home life, so we’re holding a Zoom meeting just for them! Featuring some of our regular dog therapists, this is one video conference pets ARE invited to. We want to meet your animals — cats, dogs, horses, birds, turtles, whatever!
In this issue, read about how TRIO supports a new mom, about how Amanda Hatherly developed SFCC’s COVID-19 Workforce training, the upcoming bond issues and more. In noteworthy find out more about the Susan Bailey Estate’s donation to SFCC Library.
Mental Illness Awareness
October recognizes Mental Illness Awareness and World Mental Health. For resources provided by your SFCC Counseling Services please see The Chill Room in CANVAS. Our new Module for monthly resources. https://sfcc.instructure.com/courses/2900810 and watch this video about living with anxiety. https://youtu.be/BMp0KFBBCT4 from NAMI.
For more information or to speak with a counselor please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Look for the new support groups starting this month.
Energy Performance Contract construction begins
SFCC will begin the construction phase of our Energy Performance Contract with Siemens with Safety as SFCC’s highest priority throughout the project. This project will include many energy efficiency
upgrades throughout campus (LED light fixture retrofits, Low flow water
retrofits, Exterior building envelope efficiency improvements, equipment upgrades, Microgrid control system, two new 710 kW Li-Ion batteries and 1000KW natural gas generator and 2000 amp distribution switchgear).
The Building envelope solutions work will start on Oct. 12 to fully weather strip and seal doors and windows.
We appreciate your patience while SFCC completes these very important energy efficiency upgrades. If you have any questions please contact Andrea Mueller, Facilities & Operations Project
Manager at email@example.com or 505-930-9781.
Opportunity to vote on Bond C and Bond B
During the upcoming Nov. 3 election, voters will have an opportunity to vote on General Obligation Bond C for Higher Education and Bond B for Academic Libraries.
“These Bonds will not raise property taxes,” said SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. “The outcome could greatly impact Santa Fe Community College, our state’s economy and the future of students throughout the state.”
Important election dates:
• Absentee Voting: Oct. 6–31
• Early Voting: Oct. 17–31
• Election Day: Tues., Nov. 3.
Library open by reservation
The SFCC library is now open by reservation for students who would like to study on campus. The current hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Reservations must be made 24 hours ahead of time. The reservations are for individual independent study. There are no group study areas available at this time.
Students won’t be able to come directly to the library, they will need to check in with Security at the campus entrance and pass the COVID security screening, daily. People studying in the library must wear masks over their nose and mouth during their entire time on campus. Reservations are currently being made for library tables and for browsing the library’s collection.
Computer access is not currently available but will be added soon. For a full description of the protocol for visiting the library, to view a full list of services, and to make reservations visit: https://libraryhelp.sfcc.edu/reservations
If you have questions contact the library at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1352
Study space at the HEC
Reservations for study space are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the
following times: 8:00-10:00, 9:00-11:00, 10:30-12:30, 11:30-1:30, 1:00-3:00,
2:00-4:00. Please complete the form on the HEC homepage. Santa Fe HEC staff will follow up with confirmation of the reservation.
**Availability of study space is subject to change based on the Governor’s health and safety orders**
Register for free Despierta series Wednesday mornings
Join Live Local Online learning conversations at 9 a.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 18. Enjoy a cup of your favorite morning beverage as you learn from home. Free to everyone. Just register with CE online and they will connect you with instructors and community guests hosted by Continuing Education staff. If you have questions, call CE at 505-428-1676.
Register for the free sessions here.
Upcoming Despierta Topics:
10/14 Marvin Galbaldon – Native Beading Artist (in photo)
10/21 Peter Murphy – Financial and Retirement Planning
10/28 Priscilla Zimmermann – Music and Singing for Health
11/4 Ginna Sloane – Yoga and Fitness
11/11 William Neuwirth – The Natural World and Chaco Canyon
11/18 Richard Rosemont – Rock and Roll Musical History
President Rowley talks bonds with Richard Eeds, Tom Towbridge
In case you missed it, Santa Fe Community College President Dr. Becky Rowley talks with Richard Eeds on KTRC 1260 | 103.7 about how Bond B for Libraries and Bond C for Higher Education on the ballot in the election will benefit the college and the community.
President Rowley also discussed the bond issues on KSFR with Tom Towbridge.
Rating The News So You Don’t Have To: In The Trenches With Sarah Hood
Sponsored by the SFCC Library
1 to 2 p.m.
October 29, 2020
“I worked as a media analyst with Ad Fontes Media for ten weeks. Here’s my story.” Join Sarah Hood as she takes you inside the world of media analysis with one of the fastest-growing news rating companies, Ad Fontes Media. From Alternet to Alex Jones, she’s rated it all so you don’t have to. How’d she score the gig? With whom did she work? By what methodology did she and her fellow analysts rate the news? Get the skinny on that and much more. AND…SFCC scored a win out of this too! What are we getting?
Come find out!
Diversity and Inclusion: Putting the pieces together with artist and storyteller Pi Luna
Sponsored by the SFCC Library
2 p.m. November 10
Register online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LunaNov20
What happens when the world falls apart? What happens when one side splits from the other, and then those sides split further, and the fragmentation repeats. What happens when our social fabric begins to unravel? How do we find common ground? In this presentation, artist and storyteller Pi Luna explains how she uses diverse perspectives to assemble new stories. Like a puzzle, when the pieces come together, something new emerges–a story of hope, healing, and shared humanity. Watch her process, hear her story, and be prepared to be inspired.
SF Education leaders discuss bond issues on KSWV 8:30 a.m. Oct. 15
Tune in to KSWV 810AM–99.9FM on Thursday, October 15, at 8:30 a.m., as Santa Fe Community College President Dr. Becky Rowley, IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin, SFIS Superintendent Roy Herrerra and NMSD Superintendent Dr. Rosemary Gallegos speak with Estevan Gonzales about how passage of the upcoming vote on Bond B and Bond C will benefit education within the Santa Fe community.
Explore late starting, short-term classes
For those interested in beginning or continuing their studies mid-semester, there are a variety of short-term classes starting soon!
See the course catalog for more information, class descriptions and course prerequisites. Classes are being added and filled daily. For a complete list of mid-semester, short-term classes, look up the available classes or use the schedule builder. Don’t delay. Register today.
Tell your friends or family that might be interested.
Laptop discounts for staff, faculty and students
The Office of Information Technology is excited to announce a partnership with Dell. Students, Staff and Faculty may purchase laptops, monitors and computer accessories with the SFCC educational discount.
To get started log into My.sfcc.edu and click on the Dell Computer Discount icon under Resources. Discounts are available on laptops and computer accessories.
SFCC in the news
The following stories either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees.
9/23/2020, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Land trust model floated for development of midtown campus.”
9/18/2020, Santa Fe Reporter, “Award Winning Coverage.” Story about national award for Santa Fe Reporter that was the result of collaboration with SFCC.
9/18/2020, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe Community College enrollment drops.”
9/14/2020, Albuquerque Journal, “SF Community College enrollment drops 25 percent”
9/13/20, Rio Rancho Observer, “Collaboration brings masks, other supplies to Navajo nation,” story about SFCC nursing student with Operation Bandana.
9/10/20 SFCC president Becky Rowley spoke at The Hill’s virtual Future of Education event on Sept. 10. See the second video posted on the site. Read the article from the Diverse Education website, “Lawmakers and University Leaders Discuss the Future of Education at Virtual Summit.”
Complete your Census now, deadline extended to Oct. 31
Time to complete your 2020 Census is running out!
The census is a simple count of everyone in the United States, regardless of age, immigration status, or any other factor. It is used to determine the distribution of federal dollars and political representation for New Mexico over the next 10 years.
A census undercount means cuts for Title I schools and school food programs, cuts for firefighters and first responders, less funding for improving roads, and reduced access to health care for the next 10 years. It also impacts our political representation. It is critical that all of our voices are heard.
The census is important. Your responses are secure. Time is running out. Count everyone in your household today at 2020census.gov.
If you’ve completed your census, please spread the word! Take action today to ensure a complete count.
Fill out your census immediately! The courts ruled that the deadline was extended to Oct. 31.
SFCC’s Poetry Posts refreshed
Former professor and founder of SFCC’s Creative Writing Program Miriam Sagan, who installed and continues to maintain Poetry Posts across SFCC’s Main Campus, has added new poems to the Posts (find them on the Poetry Posts Map). Ten by poems Malena Mörlingis that were curated by Santa Fe Poet Laureate Elizabeth Jacobson are featured. Mörlingis is a Swedish-American poet and translator and the author of two books of poetry, Ocean Avenue, which won the New Issues Press Poetry Prize in 1998, and Astoria, published by Pittsburgh Press in 2006. She is a Research Associate at the School For Advanced Research on the Human Experience in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
To assume the shape of shadows
that swim in the tall
below a strand of Elms
is also to vanish.
From “To Forget Who You Are.”
Fall Continuing Education Schedule now online
Whether you’re looking for professional development opportunities or want to explore your creativity, learn a new language or take a short-term online health or fitness class you’ll find lots of options in the Fall Continuing Education Schedule.
Also, check out the many Kids Stuff STEAM camps online.
Students can register for noncredit classes anywhere, anytime. Employees: To use your EEBs for Continuing Education classes, complete the EEB form before you register, then contact Continuing Education at email@example.com or 505-428-1676. Their team will help you and your dependents complete registration.
Capital Improvement Projects updates
There are multiple Capital Improvement Projects now in progress. For more information on parking lot closures, roof repairs, etc. read here.
While we apologize for any inconvenience, we appreciate your patience. For questions, please contact F & O (Facilities and Operations) Project Manager (formerly POM), Andrea Mueller at 505-930-9781.
Listen! John Boyce and Petro Hull on Richard Eeds
Listen to Santa Fe Community College Sculpture Head John Boyce and Instructor Petro Hull discuss the Sculpture and Fine Arts Programs with Richard Eeds on KTRC 1260 | 103.7.
LGOB Capital Projects Update
Facilities and Operations has been been very busy in spite of COVID-19. Many Local General Obligation Bond (LGOB) capital projects have been completed, are in progress or in planning stages.
Director Project Manager Karin Pitman this week provided a detailed list with some great pictures of recent and ongoing projects. Read the full list and see some great pictures here.
If you have questions about any of these projects, please contact Karin Pitman, Director Project Manager, Facilities and Operations, Karin.firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1720.
Photo: FEC Tennis Court Resurfacing Project
SFCC Library has computers available by reservation!
The SFCC library now has 5
computers available by reservation for student use. The computers include the following programs: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe After
Effects 2020, Adobe Animate 2020, Adobe Audition 2020, Adobe Bridge 2020,
Adobe Character Animator 2020, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Dimension, Adobe
Dreamweaver 2020, Adobe Illustrator 2020, Adobe InCopy 2020, Adobe InDesign
2020, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Media Encoder 2020,
Adobe Photoshop 2020, Adobe Prelude 2020, Adobe Premiere Pro 2020, Adobe
Premiere Rush, ARCHICAD 22 R1 USA, Autodesk Inventor Professional 2020,
Autodesk Revit 2019, IronPython 2.7.3, Maxon Cinema 4D 22, Python Launcher,
and internet browsers.
Computers are available to students by reservation and for 2-hours each day.
The library’s current hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.to 1 p.m.
For more information and to make reservations visit: https://libraryhelp.sfcc.edu/reservations
SFCC Student Weekly Connection
Click here to read this week’s student newsletter, presented by the Vice President for Student Success, Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos.
This week’s newsletter includes information about the SGA’s pumpkin carving contest, the Veteran’s Resource Center’s September newsletter, information on voting, scholarship opportunities, and more!
Counseling Services general and grief support groups starting 10/19
Greetings from Counseling Services,
The past several months have been a challenging time for everyone and Counseling Services is here to support you. Remote learning has come with the added difficulty of social isolation, and on top of that, many of us have lost love ones throughout the pandemic. To help you connect with each other outside the classroom setting as well as to receive support around the grieving process, we are offering a second round of online support groups in addition to newly-offered grief support groups. The groups will take place via a secure video platform for the second half of the fall semester, beginning the week of 10/19 and meeting for 6 weeks.
The group meeting times are as follows (you would only need to be available for one time per week):
Wednesday at noon: Support Group 1
Thursday at 4 p.m.: Support Group 2
Wednesday at 3 p.m.: Grief Group 1
Thursday at 11 a.m.: Grief Group 2
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in participating. We very much look forward to meeting with you!
Find your future with 4-year university information sessions
Representatives from the following schools will be holding online information sessions for SFCC Students soon:
NAU Virtual Info Session
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, October 12th
Click here to attend the NAU information session!
Tuesday and Thursday
10 a.m. to noon
Click here to attend the Bellevue Info Session!
Eastern NM University
1 to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13
Click here at the scheduled time to join the ENMU Virtual Visit
If you cannot make the scheduled session, you can schedule a thirty-minute session with an ENMU Admissions staff member.
Apply for 2020-2021 SFCC and Foundation Scholarships
***THERE IS NO DEADLINE TO APPLY***
SFCC has state, institutional and Foundation private scholarships available for new and returning students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are available for full and part-time students in all qualified areas of study including but not limited to: Business, Early Childhood, Engineering, Nursing, Computer Studies, Culinary. There are scholarships for Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department), international and non-U.S. citizens.
Financial need, a cumulative and term GPA of 2.50 and enrollment in at least 6 credit hours in a degree plan are required for most scholarships.
You may apply for an SFCC scholarship now at: https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/financial-aid/
A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a Dreamer’s Financial Aid Application (non US Citizens only) will be required to determine need. The Dreamers Financial Aid Application can be found at: https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/financial-aid/ under “FORMS”.
If you have questions please email the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.
If awarded, your scholarship may be continued until you graduate providing you continue to meet the criteria.
Lock in your scholarship now for current and upcoming academic years.
Library offers e-reserve textbooks for some classes - see if they have yours!
SFCC Library is offering e-reserve textbooks for students! Some (not all!) of your required course books may be available full-text through BibliU. On the Library’s homepage (sfcc.edu/library) click on ‘Course Reserves from BibliU’ in the turquoise search box. For more information and tutorials, visit libraryhelp.sfcc.edu/dashboard/bibliu.
SGA President encourages students to vote on Nov. 3
In a letter to students on Friday, SGA President Ian Martinez provided information about voting and encouraged SFCC students to let their voices be heard in this election.
He provided information on how to register to vote and how to request an absentee ballot. He also encourages students to vote in person if possible.
Student Emergency Fund assistance
If you are currently enrolled in the Fall semester and experiencing financial challenges apply for some assistance from the Student Emergency Assistance Fund. Applications can be found in MYSFCC under Resources (Emergency Assistance Fund). Applications are reviewed frequently, and funds are directly awarded to your account. Please note: funds cannot cover the cost of tuition or books.
Apply now for LANL Foundation scholarships
The LANL Foundation’s Career Pathways Scholarship is now open, with a Nov. 16 deadline. Funds for the Spring 2021 semester are available for students pursuing an Associate Degree, trade or certification. Career Pathways Scholarships are in the amount of $750/semester for up to four semesters (up to $3000 total). Please see the 2021 Spring Career Pathways – Call for Applications – PR for details.
For more information and to access the online application, visit: http://www.lanlfoundation.org/our-work/scholarships/career-pathways-scholarships
Veteran scholarships available
Are you a current veteran or a veteran’s dependent and a New Mexican resident? If so, you may qualify for the Veterans Scholarship. Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/paying-for-school/scholarships-grants/scholarships/ for more information.
SFCC Student Activities Group on Facebook
The Office of Student Development has a new, private Facebook group, SFCC Student Activities!
The group is for current SFCC students only and will be a virtual space where students can interact and participate in OSD activities.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/SFCCStudentActivities/ to join today!
Students: Do you need a laptop or hotspot?
Students: Do you need a laptop or internet access for online classes? SFCC has hotspots and laptops available for checkout. You must be a credit seeking student and be registered for the fall semester to qualify for this program.
Use this link to request an appointment:
You will need to follow the protocols at the link below to come to campus for your appointment:
Questions? Email email@example.com or call (505) 428-1222.
Open Educational Resources (OER) & Faculty Select Training Oct. 19
10 a.m. Monday, October 19 online
This training offered by the SFCC Library will introduce instructors to Faculty Select, SFCC’s OER database.
What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? OER textbooks are free quality textbooks that students can access without paying anything.
Why OER and why OER now?
- Students are struggling to pay bills and purchase textbooks (especially now). By creating a course with an OER textbook, students can access the course material on the first day of class without any barriers that may be created by book ordering or financial aid.
- Using no-cost textbooks provides equity. All students have access to the same material on the first day of class.
The SFCC library has always had a significant role to play in providing equity to students who cannot purchase textbooks. In an all-electronic environment, and in a time when we must quarantine physical items for 3 days, the in-person reserve model in which students use books for short periods of time does not work well. Libraries around the country are struggling to fill this important need – but there are no sustainable models for libraries who want to provide students access to electronic textbooks in the United States at this time. To learn more about Faculty Select and OER, register for the training at the link below. The Zoom invitation will be sent to you by noon of the morning of the training. Using OER creates equityQuestions? Contact Val Nye at: firstname.lastname@example.org Sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OEROCT2020
Policy Update: Accrued Annual Leave extended to Dec. 31
Last month, in response to a request from employees, the Governing Board approved a Resolution related to Policy 4-35 Leave under Policy Process F, extending the accrued annual leave deadline to December 31.
All employees are required to be familiar with and adhere to college policies, which are posted at SFCC/policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about policies or the Shared Governance Policy Review Process, contact Policy Officer Laura J. Mulry at ext. 1776 or email@example.com.
Conversation with the president 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19
President Rowley welcomes your questions, input and feedback. Conversation with the President Monday, Oct. 19 from 3:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on MS Teams. Look for the invitation in your inbox!
Just In Passing: Faculty and Staff Lunchtime Conversations Oct. 20
Tuesday, October 20 at Noon Join us on Zoom: https://sfcc-edu.zoom.us/j/95201353814?pwd=aVJjZzlnZk52SVMxZy9iVTFHQ0ZHZz09
Join us for our next Just in Passing conversation. These are casual lunchtime conversations – a way to keep connected to SFCC while we are working at home (or isolated on campus). Participants will: Share something unexpected that happened to you since the lockdown—humorous, good, or something you aren’t yet sure is good or bad. What positive “things” have happened to you since the lockdown in March?
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date: Oct. 23 for Professional Development Day
Save Friday, Oct. 23 for Professional Development Day. Watch your email for information.
Library Speaker Series: Call for presentations
The SFCC Library is continuing the faculty and staff speaking series that we started last spring. We want to hear from you if you would like to share information on something you have published, researched, thought about, or a place you have traveled through.
Last spring’s series included presentations about newly publish books by Aamna Nayyar, Andy Lovato, and sj Miller. Charlie Shultz shared his travel experience through Israel. We want to highlight the interesting and important work being produced and considered by SFCC staff, so please be in contact if you would like to give a presentation.
Contact Val Nye at: email@example.com
Congratulations to new Staff Senate officers
The winners of the Staff Senate Election announced on Sept. 18:
Co-Chair: Meghan McGarrity (shown in mask) is the Interim Director of the Santa Fe HEC. As former Co-Chair for Staff Senate, she began the conversation with the Administration regarding equitable salaries for SFCC employees. Though we made a lot of important progress, COVID has brought us to a new starting point. Meghan will continue to advocate for salaries that sustain SFCC staff and faculty.
Communications Officer: Sabrina Calija (wearing headphones) is a recent addition to the college, joining the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness in 2019. She has been a Data Analyst for five years and came to us from the Santa Fe Public Schools. Sabrina is a doer when it comes to fostering relationships, sharing information, and empowering and build up others. Her commitment is to doing her best and being willing to learn in every situation. Sabrina is looking forward to contributing to the success of the Staff Senate and the college.
Our new officers were introduced formally at the October 2 meeting.
Much thanks to our Election Officer, Val Nye, for coordination our election process this year!!
Submit nominations for WOW awards
The Office of Human Resources announced twelve WOW Recipients for their dedicated work and commitment to Santa Fe Community College! Congratulations Teresa Roybal, Rosella Varela, Yvonne Martinez, Reyna Varela, Stuart Graw, Tim Doyle, Norbert Utz, Linda Ortiz , Jonathon Lujan, Amanda Hatherly, Doreen Jaramillo, Chris Gettler!
Read more about these employees’ outstanding contributions to the college.
Please be sure to nominate who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC. The nomination form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, or by reaching out to Joanne Romero firstname.lastname@example.org
Video of Val Nye's Equity and Access panel now available
Library Director Val Nye spoke as a panelist for the national ACRL-Choice Webinar on Oct. 1. She spoke about the SFCC Library’s work during COVID for the panel titled Equity and Access in the Age of COVID-19: How Academic Libraries Can Build a Better Digital Content Strategy.
If you missed the panel, you can see it now here.
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.
Access to Fitness Education Center by appointment
The public is now able to make limited individual appointments from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays beginning Oct. 12 for the lap pool swimming, to use the tennis courts for singles play and half-court basketball at the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. See details on the hours, etc. here. The public will pay $7 per visit.
Employees can also make reservations for the lap pool, singles play tennis court or the half-court basketball beginning Oct. 12.
Here’s the Employee process to set up your appointment:
Step 1: Register online for SFCC Employee Fitness using CRN 21591
Step 2: Create an account at: https://sfcc.timetap.com/#/
Step 3: Choose your “Service” (3 appts. max at any time) at that site.
Step 4: Enter Coupon Code SFCCF20EMPL before making the actual reservation.
Step 5: Choose your date and time.
Step 6: Show up for your appointment – enjoy!
Things to Remember:
• You must wear a proper facemask at all times when on SFCC Campus (except when in the water). See face covering guidelines.
• Always maintain at least 6-feet social distancing.
• Your temperature will be taken upon entry of the Fitness Education Center, you will be asked current COVID screening questions.
• No showers and no locker rooms are available, come dressed to exercise.
• A limited number of restrooms will be available off the main lobby.
• Please bring your own drinking water.
• Leave promptly after your exercise session has ended.
• Please respect the facility manager and lifeguards on duty and adhere to their guidelines.