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  • 3:04 pm on September 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Dispose of medications safely this Saturday 

    If you want to keep your unwanted medications out of the hands of kids, off the streets and out of our waterways, you can dispose of them safely this Saturday at a Prescription Drug Take Back Day event. (More …)

     
  • 4:40 pm on September 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Every game counts! 

    Your Houston Dynamo are in the race to the playoffs again and every game counts.  The Dynamo will be at home on September 29th, October 6th, and October 20th fighting for a spot. As a partner of the Dynamo, we get special access to discounted tickets.  Please visit http://bit.ly/MG5LNJ  to get your tickets using the code “SANJAC12

     
  • 9:32 am on September 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Organization at Central formed to increase Hispanic college completion 

    The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) has introduced a student chapter on the San Jacinto College Central Campus.

    TACHE is a professional association that provides state, regional, and local forums to collaborate with institutions to create workable solutions for Hispanic issues in higher education. Hispanic students make up 6 percent of the nation’s college population, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Thirteen percent of the Hispanic population, 25 years of age and older, hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. (More …)

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 8:54 am on September 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Celebrating Hispanic-serving Institutions Week 

    In honor is Hispanic Heritage Month and Hispanic-serving Institutions Week, the South Campus hosted the Mariachi Fiesta en Jalisco Houston group for performances in the Welcome Center and Student Center on September 19. Students, faculty, and administrators all enjoyed the mariachi performances.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:24 am on September 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Sing, dance, shout 

    Solero includes, from left, Irma La Paloma, Jeremy Garcia, and Chris Howard

    On Sept. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. the North Campus will launch the Hispanic Heritage Month Concert Series with a show by “Solero,” a group that performs lively flamenco songs and dance. Featured artists of Solero include Jeremy Garcia on guitar, Irma La Paloma who sings and dances, and Chris Howard on percussion. Garcia founded and directs the guitar program at San Jacinto College South and maintains a busy performance schedule as co-founder of Solero and as a guitar soloist.

    Also, the history department at the North Campus is sponsoring a Grito Contest following the Solero concert. “Grito” is a shouting contest that traditionally commemorates Mexico’s declaration of independence on Sept. 15.
     
  • 1:33 pm on September 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Information regarding feral cats at Central Campus 

    Many of you may have noticed the feral cats that have appeared around campus. We’ve noticed them as well. A cat born and raised in the wild, or who has been abandoned or lost and turned to wild ways in order to survive, is considered a free-roaming or feral cat. While some feral cats tolerate a bit of human contact, most are too fearful and wild to be handled. Ferals often live in groups, called colonies, and take refuge wherever they can find food, usually rodents and other small animals and garbage. They will also try to seek out abandoned buildings or deserted cars – or even dig holes in the ground—to keep warm in winter months and cool during the summer heat.

    You can help us control this cat population. Please do not try to catch feral cats on campus. We also ask that you not feed the cats. They can pose a health risk to you if you were to get bitten by one, and we want to ensure that our students and staff remain safe on campus.

    We are working to take humane measures to properly capture and relocate the cats. We assure you that we will not harm these animals, and will do our best to relocate them.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

     
  • 10:09 am on September 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Dr. Barbara Hanson headed to prestigious institute 

    Congratulations to Dr. Barbara M. Hanson, vice president for learning at the Central Campus. She has been selected by a national review panel as one of only 24 community college leaders to attend the prestigious Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College. The 24 participants selected hold senior-level leadership positions in community colleges throughout the United States. The Institute will take place December 2 – 7, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz. (More …)

     
    • Neil Matkin 6:28 pm on October 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Barbara! In reading the news, I missed one important detail. Dr. Brenda Hellyer, also a graduate of ELI, will be among the instructors at the Executive Leadership Institute.

      I think about everyone at San Jac a great deal and wish you all well from Louisiana. Jan and I are having a blast here and enjoying ourselves a great deal. We do miss you though and appreciate the Watercooler as a way to keep connected.

  • 5:02 pm on September 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    2012 Flu Shots are Here!

    We will be out on campus beginning next week administering seasonal flu vaccinations for all employees and students. Flu vaccinations are free (FREE!) for all full-time and part-time faculty and staff (you must present your San Jacinto College ID). For students and their family members 10 years of age and older, the cost is $20. (More …)

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:24 pm on September 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Ars Lyrica Concert – Sept. 20th, 7 p.m. at Central Campus 

    The Central Campus will host the acclaimed Houston ensemble Ars Lyrica, under the direction of founder Dr. Matthew Dirst, in a performance of “It Takes Two.” The concert will feature Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concerto, Haydn’s Concerto in F Major for violin and harpsichord, and other works for two or more soloists. Soloists will include Canadian violinist Marc Destrubé, Dutch recorder virtuoso Paul Leenhouts, Kathryn Montoya performing on oboe and recorder, and Dirst on harpsichord. Ars Lyrica (which means “lyric art”) performs music from the 17th and 18th centuries, on period instruments and with careful attention to period style and context. The Grammy–nominated ensemble performs regularly at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, and has performed at numerous national venues, including the Boston Early Music Festival. The free performance begins at 7 p.m. in the Corbin Recital Hall in the Monte Blue Music Building.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 10:38 am on September 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jac South Cosmetology is NOW on wheels! 

    Beauty & spa services are now available in your office!  For more information see flyer or email Diana Perez at diana.perez@sjcd.edu.

     
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