Campus Weekly

News and Announcements

New Wi-Fi login instructions

The new SFCC Wi-Fi is now operating on campus. For full instructions to log onto the service, please visit here.

For more information, contact the Office of Information Service Desk, ext. 1222.

Hispanic Heritage Month activities kick off today, run through October

SFCC will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Activities begin on Mon., Sept. 17 with a dance performance by Baile Folklorico from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Campus Center. Jovita Enriquez will sing in the Campus Center from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

The month-long celebration will include music performances, cultural panels, a salsa-tasting contest and lectures. Sponsored by President’s Diversity Advisory Council and the Office of Student Development. A full schedule will be updated weekly at

Dr. Stephen Martinez: "Know Your Rights" on Constitution Day, Sept. 18

In observance of Constitution Day, Stephen Martinez, Ph.D., will speak about “Know Your Rights” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Board Room (Room 223).

This program is sponsored by Office of Student Development, Student Ambassadors, Student Government Association and Freedom Ambassadors. For more information, call ext. 1686.

Testing Center renovations ongoing, September closures

The Testing Center (Room 611) renovations began Aug. 27, and are scheduled to take about a month. Throughout the renovation period, the Testing Center will administer walk-in tests such as Accuplacer and class make-up tests, HiSET and CLEP in Room 611A. There may be some construction noise and dust, but the center will have earplugs for you!

In addition, during renovation, the Testing Center will not be able to offer Pearson Vue tests (those include GED, NES and EMT tests) for about four weeks. When the renovated Testing Center reopens in October, it will offer enhanced capabilities, including additional seating and new computers in room 611C. If you have any further questions about testing during the renovation period, contact Testing Center Manager Ellen Roth at or 428-1910.

Read more about other special closure times in September at the Testing Center.

German dignitaries and professor spoke at SF World Forum

SFCC’s Director of the Center for Innovation and Biofuels Luke Spangenburg chaired a panel on Sept. 10 for the Santa Fe World Forum on “Mitigating Climate Change: Business, Politics and Policy” at SFCC.

The panel featured Wolfgang Saam, co-founder and managing director of Klimaschutz-Unternehmen, an association of German corporations committed to climate protection; Dr. Christof Stefes, Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver and expert in renewable energy policy; Anton Hufnagel, First Secretary for Climate, Environmental and Urban Affairs at the German Embassy; Washington, DC.

The Santa Fe World Forum presented the forum under auspices of SFCC’s Aquaculture and Hydroponics Club in partnership with Ecological Institute, US; Transatlantic Climate Bridge; and the Santa Fe World Affairs Forum with support of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany.


Student Spotlight

Make an impact, be a Student Recruiter

Become a student leader on and off campus. Engage prospective students at high schools, provide campus tours and support SFCC activities. Receive a scholarship for your service.

For all of the application details, visit here. For more information contact Marcos Maez, ext. 1779 or Daniela Gurule, ext. 1149.

SFCC Sound Bites - graduate Chelsea Onyinyechi Ukadike

SoundCloud Sound Bites: SFCC Computer and Information Technologies graduate Chelsea Onyinyechi Ukadike — “A lot of things in life can interfere with your education. At the end of the day, just keep going. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. Just keep going.”

Financial aid reminders

Financial Aid Refunds for full term classes will be issued by the Cashier’s Office the week of Sept. 17. Late starting classes may delay your refund.

Need money to pay for school? Complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA online now. Are you an International or Undocumented student? Then complete the 2018-2019 Dreamers Financial Aid form here.

Check with Financial Aid to learn more, in the Welcome and Advising Center, via email or call 428-1268.

Employee Announcements

EMSI Accolades

EMSI Adjunct Faculty Edward Oliphant recently presented award-winning research on elements that predict success for EMT students at the National Association of EMS Educators in Washington, DC. His work with colleagues from Western Carolina University will help programs around the country improve student success.

Program Director Sahaj Khalsa presented research on disparities in Paramedic education at the same conference. He also joined the Board of Directors of NAEMSE for a three year term.

Congratulations, instructor Oliphant!

Hospitality & Tourism Meets with Uzbekistan Economic Delegation

Katherine Fox Ehlert with the Hospitality and Tourism Program held a meeting last week at the La Fonda Hotel with the Uzbekistan Economic Delegation sponsored by the Santa Fe Council on International Relations.


Professional Development Day, Oct. 19

Professional Development Day is coming, so mark your calendar for October 19. There will be a plenary session for faculty and staff in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. More details will be forthcoming, but for now if you have an idea for a breakout training session, please contact Pat Simpson in Human Resources, ext. 1019.

Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month has been designated to begin Saturday, September 15 through Monday, October 15. See the calendar of SFCC events.

Who were Moors?
Moor, in English usage, a Moroccan or, formerly, a member of the Muslim population of what is now Spain and Portugal. Of mixed Arab, Spanish, and Amazigh (Berber) origins, the Moors created the Arab Andalusian civilization and subsequently settled as refugees in North Africa between the 11th and 17th centuries. By extension (corresponding to the Spanish moro), the term occasionally denotes any Muslim in general, as in the case of the “Moors” of Sri Lanka or of the Philippines. Moor-people from Britannica

15 facts on the Moors in Spain
Islamic Arts and Visual Arts

Also visit the SFCC Library:
For Hispanic Heritage Month, the SFCC Library has two displays, one focused on Hispanic labor and the second featuring Hispanic culture. The displays were created by Fran Lopez.

Any questions about the displays? Contact library director Valerie Nye, ext. 1406.
Any questions about Hispanic Heritage Month activities at SFCC? Contact, Aamna Nayyar (Chair, President Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC)