Campus Weekly

Visual Arts Gallery exhibition "Odd Nature" opens Friday

Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents the exhibition, “Odd Nature,” which opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The show continues through Oct. 10.

Karina Hean, Visual Arts Chair and full-time instructor at the New Mexico School for the Arts based in Santa Fe, has curated the exhibit. She is part of a collaborative team with members from the U.S. and Europe. The team features two designers, a musician and nine visual artists representing practices that include painting, drawing, printmaking, letterpress, book arts, video, performance art and installation work.

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Photo: “Divining the Innovation Park,” 16 x 25 inch photo, 2018 Michelle Rowley.

News and Announcements

Fall Fest! Sept. 10

Fall Fest in the Campus Courtyard
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Come celebrate changing seasons, changing colors, changing lives. Fall Fest will include free food, music, resource tables and a club showcase.

Fall Fest is sponsored by Office of Student Development, Student Ambassadors, Student Government Association, Freedom Ambassadors and ENLACE.

Check out upcoming upgrades to mySFCC at Fall Fest

Get a sneak preview of the upgrades that will launch later this fall on the mySFCC portal. Stop by the OIT table at Fall Fest from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the Courtyard, and see what the upgraded mySFCC will look like.

The upgrades will make navigation to services faster for everyone. Come by and see how much easier mySFCC will be for students, faculty and staff.

Jason Rezaian: Prisoner
at HEC from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12

Join us from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center when Jason Rezaian – former prisoner now a Global
Opinions columnist at the Washington Post – offers his thoughts on internal Iranian developments, U.S.-Iran relations. He will also discuss Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison―Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out.

The event is free for students and teachers who register with the Santa Fe Council for International Relations in advance. $15 for nonmembers at the door.

Presented by the Santa Fe Council on International Relations at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center.


CE offers trip to Spain, info session on Sept. 12

Continuing Education will offer a trip to Spain in the spring, but the time to register is now.

Info session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 in Room 416. Please note that prices will increase after Oct. 8. Here are the details:

Trip to Spain
March 7 – 17, 2020
Experience Madrid, Royal Palace, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Flamenco Show, Granada, The Alahambra, Valencia, Paella Experience, Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell.

Included in the price of the trip are:
• Hotels
• 14 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
• Round trip airfare from Albuquerque Intl Airport
• Air taxes and fees
• Hotel transfers
Price until Oct. 8, 2019:
Double $3899
Single $4549

For more information or to register: 505-428-1676 or


Spirit of Writing Art and Social Justice Collective open to all

The SFCC Spirit of Writing Art and Social Justice Collective, AKA SOW, began in Spring 2017. It was started by students interested in having space to workshop and share, as well as explore intersections of art, culture, and justice. All are welcome to attend, including listeners, fans and organizers.

SOW meets 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays in the student lounge in Media Arts, the 600s hallway.

On October 14, SOW and the SFCC Library will host an Indigenous People’s Day Reading. If you’re interested in reading a 5 to 7 minute piece or helping with event visioning and planning, please email or

La Tertulia: Conversación en español

La Tertulia is a free conversation group open to students, faculty, staff and community members, led by native speakers of Spanish. These gatherings are designed to provide an opportunity to practice Spanish in a comfortable & stimulating environment, regardless of the level of proficiency.

La Tertulia meets
Mondays & Wednesdays
Sept. 4th – Nov. 27th, 2019
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Room 805

Sponsored by the Department of World Languages.
For more invormation contact Carole Chávez Hunt 505–428–1761.

Reflections on new poetry posts at SFCC

We’re excited to share Miriam Sagan’s recent blog about the latest poetry posts on campus. Sagan is SFCC’s former chair of Creative Writing.

Photo: Left to right, Miriam Sagan and Julie Chase-Daniel, the poet/artist whose work is up on the posts. Courtesy of Miriam Sagan.

SFCC in the news

SFCC was featured or mentioned in several publications in recent weeks:

Santa Fe New Mexican, 09/01/2019, “Putting New Mexico students on track for a career” This story includes SFCC film student Breanna Palmer, as well as several of the college’s educational and industry partners.

Santa Fe Reporter, 09/04/2019, “WTF is an IRB? Two multi-million dollar projects are looking to use this financing tool, so here’s what you need to know.”

East Wing Eatery open Monday through Thursday

The East Wing Eatery reopens this week. The hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Check out the East Wing Eatery’s fresh pastries, sandwiches and salads!

Engage: The strategic planning process

The college is officially kicking off its five-year strategic plan for 2020-25. The process will identify priorities on how to best serve our students and our community. This process will be highly collaborative and require participation from the SFCC community.

Be a part of the future of SFCC. Be engaged.

View a video kick-off from President Rowley.

For more information contact Julie Gallegos, ext. 1520.


Student Spotlight

SGA Meeting Wednesday Sept. 11

The Santa Fe Community College Student Government Association (SGA) welcomes all students to its regular meetings. SGA is a shared governance group that is elected by the student body to represent the interests and concerns of the student body to Administration, Faculty and Staff. All students are encouraged to let their voices be heard and to be ACTIVE!

The Student Government Association meets on the second Wednesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. An agenda will be available 72 hours before the Regular meeting on the SGA bulletin board out in the Campus Center.

Fall 2019 Regular SGA Meeting Schedule:

  • Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019
  • Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019
  • Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 (SGA Thanksgiving)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact or (505) 428-1856

NMSU, ENMU, and UNM want you!

If you are considering transferring to a four-year college, be sure to visit the Transfer Station in the Welcome and Advising Center later this month.

Representatives from New Mexico State University, Eastern New Mexico University and the University of New Mexico will provide information on admissions, academic programs, scholarships, financial aid, housing and more.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 16

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 25

For more information, contact academic advisor Megan Woods at 428-1770

Career Services now offers extended Walk In Clinic hours

Work all day? SFCC Evening student? Want to meet with a Career Counselor, but can’t get in earlier?

Career Services has begun adding SPECIAL EXTENDED HOURS to two of the Walk In Clinics in September (Sept. 3 and 17), with more to come in October.

Go to our web calendar for details:

Employee Announcements

ESCALA HSI Faculty Summer Retreat

A select group of SFCC faculty and staff representatives recently attended the ESCALA Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Faculty Summer Retreat.

The ESCALA HSI Faculty Summer Retreat is the only teaching workshop that focuses on increasing student success in Hispanic-Serving Institutions through culturally relevant teaching.


Marcos Maez appointed to City's Transportation Board

Director of Recruitment & Dual Credit Marcos Maez has been appointed by the Mayor’s Office to serve as a voting member on the Transit Advisory Board for the City of Santa Fe. This is a critical role in representing our students’ and employees’ transportation needs. Congratulations, Marcos!

To share your input, contact Marcos Maez at ext. 1779.

Administrative leave through October 13 for NM celebrations

It’s time to enjoy New Mexico’s unique celebrations! President Becky Rowley is authorizing four hours of administrative leave for full-time ‘regular status’ employees (prorated for those employees working part-time/regular status). Use this time to participate in local community events, such as:
• Aug. 30: Zozobra
• Aug. 31-Sept. 8: Fiesta de Santa Fe
• Sept. 5-15: New Mexico State Fair
• Oct. 5-13: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Please consult with your supervisor to coordinate your time off. A few rules: you must take the hours between Friday, August 30 and Sunday, October 13, 2019. Administrative leave cannot be accumulated for use outside this time period and cannot be considered as work time for purposes of overtime compensation. Supervisors are reminded to schedule this time off in a way that does not negatively impact services. See Policy 4-35 Leave.

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