Campus Weekly

Mayor unveils Municipal Drug Strategy Task Force plan

Mayor Javier Gonzales announced his plans for a Municipal Drug Strategy Task Force at a press conference last Tuesday a.m. in the SFCC Courtyard. That same day the Santa Fe Prevention Alliance presented a free training, “High in Plain Site: Trends in Teen and Alcohol Use” in the Jemez Rooms. See the mayor’s complete address on SFCC’s Facebook page.

News and Announcements

Today at Noon: 'Walkout and Rally for Immigrant Justice'

Today at noon, SFCC will be one of 20 sites across the state to hold New Mexico Dream Team’s “Walkout and Rally for Immigrant Justice.” In a statement released this morning, President Grissom invites students, employees and community members to participate in the event, which will take place outside of the college’s main entryway.

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.

Greenhouse construction update

The greenhouse construction will require a utility trench from the south most entrance of the TATC building to the black entrance gate behind the Biofuels lab. This trench will be open for about a week. Due to safety concerns, DO NOT attempt to walk over it.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Continuing Education Open House, Sept. 6

Explore the latest offerings in CE and register for a class. Join the crew in Continuing Education and Contract Training for an open house from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6 in room 131.

For more information, contact the office at ext. 1676.

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Celebrate Fall Fest and President Grissom's retirement

Mark Your Calendars Fall Fest 2017, a free campus community event to celebrate the new semester and congratulate President Randy Grissom on his retirement. Join in for 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.

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

Share Your Vision for the Community

The Santa Fe Community Foundation invites members of the SFCC community to participate in its “Community Conversation” series. Attend a session to share your perspective on how to make Santa Fe a better place.

The sessions take place Sept. 5 at the Santa Fe Homebuilders Association and Sept. 14 at the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Registration encouraged. View the flyer to learn more.

SFCC partners with the Santa Fe Community Foundation on the Santa Fe Birth to Career Initiative, a collective impact effort among committed leaders and stakeholders to achieve success for all Santa Fe children, families, and communities.


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!


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.

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.

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.

Suicide awareness and prevention training in September

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.

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.

Attend the ACTE Conference

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will hold its National Best Practices and Innovations Conference for Career and Technical Educators in Albuquerque, Sept. 27-29. SFCC has money available to fund registration fees and mileage for up to 10 Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Advisers and Administrators through our Perkins Grant. For more information, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843. First Come, First Served.


Student Spotlight

TRiO open house Wednesday

Join TRiO staff and students at an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6. Find out about all of the valuable services provided by TRiO Student Support Services. For more information, contact the office at ext. 1364 or via email.

Photo: Rachel Gutierrez, TRiO student, with her daughter.


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.

LANL Foundation awards scholarships

LANL Foundation has awarded Regional College/Returning Student scholarships to six SFCC students. The following received the $1,000 scholarships:

• Bobby Barela (HVAC and plumbing)
• Annadine Benavidez (hospitality and tourism)
• Kathryn Eustice (nursing)
• Rebekah Lane (biological sciences)
• Ashley Montoya (nursing)
• Carrie Quade (media arts)

Funding comes from donations made by Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, Los Alamos National Security, LLC and community members.

Read more. . .


Early Application Now Open for Gilman International Scholarship Program

The application for students studying or interning abroad during the spring 2018 and summer 2018 terms is now 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


Community Health Worker Certificate - sign up for classes!

The CHW courses train workers for many jobs available in the community. This year, many students will qualify for tuition assistance through Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant funding. There are two classes, taken over the course of two semesters and there is a clinical training component to the classes. The certificate totals 10.5 credit hours. Class is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Sept. 6. For more information, contact Cheryl Peachey, ext. 1926.

PrepSTEP available at SFCC Library

If you know students preparing for an Accuplacer, entrance, GED or licensing or occupational exam, suggest PrepSTEP.

PrepSTEP is a test-preparation platform that helps prepare students for a huge variety of standardized tests. It includes practices tests that mimic real testing environments, ensuring students feel comfortable on exam day. It also includes tutorials, ebooks and other study materials for English, math and science brush-up, college and personal success skills, Spanish-language study guides, and much more.

Available through the SFCC Library.

Employee Announcements

Pearce included in Bookarts exhibit

SFCC faculty member Patricia Pearce will be featured in an upcoming Santa Fe Book Arts Group exhibit in the New Mexico Capitol Rotunda Gallery.

Portable Magic: The Art of the Book opens with a artists’ reception beginning at 4 p.m., Friday, September 8 in the New Mexico Capitol Rotunda Gallery. The exhibit runs through December 15. For more information, see Santa Fe Book Arts Group.

Sagan hosts conversation at Collected Works

Instructor Miriam Sagan hosts a conversation at Collected Works with Ariel Gore (founding Editor of Hip Mama), We were Witches, beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9. Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee Shop, 202 Galisteo Street.

Read more. . .


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!: Human Rights

Human Rights: are rights that are inherent to all human beings, regardless of nationality, place of residence, gender, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, ability, sexual orientation, language, or any other condition.

All people are entitled to these rights without discrimination. View definition in Spanish.

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