Campus Weekly


Interim President Search: Provide Your Feedback

Thank you to all faculty, staff and students who attended last week’s forums for the interim president candidates. Please be sure to submit your feedback to the SFCC Governing Board. Please note, the deadline to provide feedback is noon on Tuesday, Sept. 26.


News and Announcements

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.

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Haiku Pathway: Words & Art combined to inspire

Artist Christy Hengst infuses ceramic stones with haiku from Miriam Sagan’s poetry workshop. Opening 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Courtyard. Presented by SFCC Foundation’s Art on Campus Program and the Liberal Arts Department. Funded in part from The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. Remarks by Miriam Sagan, instructor and Creative Writing Program founder, and ceramic artist Christy Hengst, who created the stones. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Linda Cassel, ext. 1855.

'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.

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.

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'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.

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Frequently Asked Questions for MySFCC

The new web portal MySFCC launched last week. This is now the students’ main entry point for their class information, announcements, registration and financial information. Faculty and staff can also use the portal for their personal transactions.

MySFCC is 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!

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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.

Message from ERB

The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board issued a press release that stated:
An article appearing in the New York-based International Business Times alleging that Gov. Susana Martinez influenced investment decisions at the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board is simply false. The Governor does not initiate, suggest or influence investment decisions by NMERB.
To see the full press release click here.

Student Spotlight

Student Success Series through October

Invite students to join SFCC’s Counselors each Wednesday in October for workshops focusing on their success. The first workshop in the series focuses on Time Management from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, October 4 in Room 487. Sponsored by Counseling Services in collaboration with the SFCC Nursing Program. For more information, contact Counseling Services, ext. 1839.

Registration for High School Equivalency/GED for second 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

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


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Snow Delay

Based on the road conditions, SFCC and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 13.

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