Campus Weekly

Rally at SFCC supported DACA Dreamers

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, several hundred people participated in the noon rally organized by New Mexico Dream Team in support of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals). In addition to members of the SFCC community, students from Monte del Sol Charter School, the MASTERS program and Capital High participated. See photos from Facebook.

News and Announcements

Conversation with the President

The next Conversation with the President takes place at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 14 in Lecture Hall, Room 216. Please bring your questions to the conversation or submit them anonymously ahead of time.


Celebrate Fall Fest and President Grissom's retirement

Thursday! Join in Fall Fest 2017, a free campus community event to celebrate the new semester and congratulate President Randy Grissom on his retirement. There will be music, food and information about campus resources from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 in the courtyard. Cake and cupcakes will be served at 12:30 p.m.

View flyer

Produced by Student Development, the Celebrations Committee, the Academic and Student Affairs Office and the SFCC Foundation.

'Safe and Proud!'

Join CDIL and SFCC Counseling Services for a Community Resource Fair, in honor of Suicide Prevention Week and Santa Fe Pride, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 12 in the Campus Center. Fair will include live music by Underground Cadence, short films by Carlos Motta, reading by Quinn Alexander Fontaine and Pride Parade poster making.

For more information, email CDIL or call ext. 1467.


Suicide awareness and prevention training this Friday

SFCC faculty and staff members are invited to attend one of two Suicide Awareness and Prevention trainings Friday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Erin Doerwald, Program Director of the Sky Center/NM Suicide Intervention Project, will conduct the sessions.

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

Governing Board Approves Policies

Two new policies were approved by the SFCC Governing Board at the August board meeting. Please click on the links below to learn about each of these:

Policy 9-1 Institutional Review Board
Policy 9-2 Conducting Surveys

All employees are responsible for educating themselves about college policies. Approved and repealed policies can be found online. If you have questions or would like to learn more about college policies or the Shared Governance Policy Review Process, contact Laura Mulry, ext. 1776.

Deadline Friday: Do you have a technology project for OIT?

Attention All SFCC Departments! Let OIT know ASAP.

Deadline for requests is Sept. 15.

Contact Erica Keppel, Associate Director of IT Projects, at ext. 1133 or with questions or to submit a proposal.

Back by popular demand: 'Food for Life'

Lose weight and get healthy in a series of eight, weekly educational cooking classes on a plant-based diet. Benefits include prevention of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. Taught by Amanda Hatherly, Certified Food for Life instructor. Lunch prepared, provided and eaten in the class. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 19 and going through Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Preregistration is necessary. Funded by the SFCC Foundation. To register, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.

Frequently Asked Questions launched for MySFCC

The new web portal MySFCC launches later this month. This will be students’ main entry point for their class information, announcements, registration and financial information. Faculty and staff will also use the portal for their personal transactions.

MySFCC will be 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!


Register now for SFCC tennis tournament

Mens & Womens Singles, Mens & Womens Doubles and Mixed Doubles at the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center (FEC).

First rounds will start at 5 p.m., Friday, September 22. Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, the rounds will start at 8:30 a.m. Participants must be at least 16 years of age with a 3.5 rating or lower.

Registration fees are $25 per person for individual events and $15 per person for doubles. Register at the FEC by Wednesday, September 20. For more information, contact Jim Turner, ext. 1291.

Spots available in Renewal and Wholeness Retreat

Give yourself the gift of slowing down and looking within in pursuit of what brings life into our lives and work. In this retreat, you are invited to explore issues of vocation, identity and integrity through self-reflection, soulful poetry, deep listening, respectful inquiry, silent walks outdoors and more. Friday, Sept. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to all SFCC staff and faculty and facilitated by Jeff Hood. Based on the work of author, Parker Palmer. Preregistration necessary, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843. Funded by the SFCC Foundation.

President Grissom to be honored at Rising Stars event

President Randy Grissom is being honored by Rising Stars in the Southwest at their annual fundraiser on Sat. Sept. 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Stieren Orchestra Hall at the Santa Fe Opera. Rising Stars is an organization in Santa Fe that works with the Santa Fe Public Schools, several for profit and non-profit partners as well as SFCC to “support today’s teens in reaching their full potential and actualizing their dreams.”

This year’s honorees are Grissom and Veronica Garcia, superintendent of SFPS.

The event will feature dancing to Santa Fe Jazz Big Band, a New Mexican dinner and the opportunity to bid on many auction items including a Kevin Red Star painting. Tickets are $35. For more information email or call 505-216-6049.

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

Campus Cupboard opening delayed

Due to construction for the expansion of Kids Campus, Campus Cupboard will not open until mid-semester. A list of other food support in Santa Fe can be found here.

For more information, contact Heidi Weingart, ext. 1457.

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


Employee Announcements

Wilson to receive Governor's Arts Award

Will Wilson, SFCC faculty member in the Photography department will be honored with a Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts during a ceremony to be held September 15. Read about Wilson and other honorees.

New Job Request and Event Promotion forms

It’s easier to submit your MPR Job Request and your Event Promotion request with new online forms. Submission is easier, approvals are easier. Don’t hesitate to contact MPR with any questions about our forms and the services we provide.

¡Palabra!: Latino/a

A Latino/a is a person who was born or lives in Latin America, including Mexico, or a person in the United States whose family is originally from Latin America, including Mexico. View definition in Spanish.

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