Campus Weekly

Fall Fest 2017

Great food. Great music. Not so great weather. This year’s Fall Fest was moved inside to the Campus Center due to weather but the rain couldn’t dampen the fun. Many thanks to SGA, Student Ambassadors, Celebrations Committee and SFCC Foundation for hosting a wonderful celebration of students – as well as a festive send off for SFCC President Randy Grissom, who is retiring at the end of October.

News and Announcements

Santa Fe Community College Announces Forums for Interim President Candidates

Two public candidate forums for the position of Interim President are scheduled. The first forum will feature Gregory Maxwell South, Ph.D., at 1 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 20. The second forum will feature Cecilia Y.M. Cervantes, Ph.D., at 1 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 22. Both will take place in the Jemez Rooms.

The forums give the college campus and community members the opportunity to meet the finalists and to provide feedback to the Governing Board.


Santa Fe Wine and Chile Dinner

Reserve your seat now for SFCC’s first Wine and Chile Dinner, 6 p.m., Thursday, September 28 in the East Wing Atrium. Tickets are $75 for a single or $125 for a couple. All proceeds benefit the SFCC Foundation Scholarship Fund. See the menu and all of the details. Sponsored by SFCC Foundation and Casa Abril Estate Vineyards. For tickets, contact SFCC Foundation, ext. 1855.


Canceled: flu vaccination clinic at SFCC

Due to state budget constraints, the NM Department of Health has reported it will not be able to get enough flu vaccine to partner with SFCC in hosting a free vaccination clinic this fall. Community members are encouraged to seek alternative sites such as their own medical providers, pharmacies such as Walgreens and CVS and other hosted community events. The Department of Health will have vaccines available for special needs populations and certain sites will have some limited supplies of vaccines for the uninsured. Contact the Department of Health at 476-2600 for more information.


'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.

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.

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.


Professional Development Day is approaching

Staff and Faculty are invited to propose Professional Development workshops for our October 20, Professional Development Day. Proposals are due September 22. For more information and the guidelines, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.


'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.


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 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!


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

Registration for High School Equivalency/GED for 2nd Fall 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

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