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  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:15 pm on March 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Social justice comedian Negin Farsad to visit SJC 

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    TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) Fellow and social justice comedian, Negin Farsad, will give a special presentation at the San Jacinto College South Campus on Monday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre inside the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center.

    Sponsored by the San Jacinto College South Campus Lyceum Committee, Farsad is one of a few Iranian-American Muslim female comedian/filmmakers that uses humor to bridge the racial, religious, social, and immigrant gap.

    As a standup comedian, Farsad has performed far and wide, from the Laugh Factory in New York to the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Queen Rania of Jordan commissioned Farsad to make a video as part of a series to combat Middle Eastern stereotypes — a series that won the first ever YouTube Visionary Award.

    Last year, Farsad released her feature film, “The Muslims Are Coming!” where she took a group of Muslim-American comedians on the road in Middle America to do comedy shows, meet the locals, and counter Islamophobia through jokes. The film also features renowned comedians such as Jon Stewart, Janeane Garofalo, David Cross, Rachel Maddow and others, and has already won a humanitarian award from the Arab-American Institute.

    Farsad’s presentation on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. is free and open to all San Jacinto College students, faculty, staff, and the public.  Hope to see you there!

     
  • 3:23 pm on March 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Public invited to San Jacinto College Spring Career Fair 

    More than 48 employers will visit the San Jacinto College Central Campus on April 10 for the Spring Career Fair event “Connecting Employers to Students.”

    Coordinated by the Career and Employment Center, representatives from various industries will be available to speak with students and community members from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Student Center ballroom. Those who plan to attend are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes.

    Employers will include Houston Independent School District, Fastenal Company, Bayer Material Science, Dashiell Company, Office Depot, Pasadena Refining System, Inc., Silverleaf Resorts, Space Center Houston, Invista, WIKA Process Solutions, and more.

    For more information about this event, please contact Toni Lerch at 281-476-1805 or toni.lerch@sjcd.edu. San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.

     
  • 11:02 am on March 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Tour de Houston San Jacinto College team! 

    On behalf of Ruben Ramirez —

    Justin, Jessica, Nick, Ricardo and I recently participated in the Tour de Houston.

    It was chilly at the start. Then came the rain. If that was not enough the temperature dropped. Just when it could not get worse, the wind kicked up for entertainment sake.

    Everyone had a great time, despite the weather. Cheers to our riders!!  We made it through without any incidents or injuries.

    Please enjoy the pictures. Also the Houston Chronicle has a where is Waldo photo of Jessica and I. Look for the SJC jersey.

    Having jerseys made us recognizable in the crowd. Also, I did meet other riders who were former students. Got a lot of thumbs up from them.

    Thank you Julie Blacksmith for the loan of the jersey.
    Thank you to Student Life and Marketing, who made the jerseys possible.

     

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 1:23 pm on March 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus student clubs showcased at Gator Day 

    The North Campus office of student life recently hosted Gator Day, featuring games, prizes, music, and fun for students, faculty, and staff. Many student organizations sponsored activities, games, and concession booths. Kudos to Erin Lewis, North Campus student life coordinator, and everyone who helped coordinate Gator Day. A good time was had by all.

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  • Andrea.Vasquez 5:10 pm on March 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Counselor Connection at South Campus 

    The South Campus shared counselors invited local area high school counselors to the first Counselor Connection event. The high school counselors were given information about applying to the College, testing information, and some of the most successful technical career training programs offered at all three campuses. After the presentation, the counselors were taken on a campus tour to see different classrooms and labs around campus, including those in the academic building, technical building, and the new science and allied health building. There, they were given a hand-on look at the simulation lab, where they got to see the SIM manikins up close and experience the true-to-life emergency room setting. After the tour, Dr. Allatia Harris gave a presentation on the local economy and the jobs that are in immediate need that San Jacinto College provides training for. Overall the event was a success and the shared counselors recieved great feedback and plan to host another event next year!

     

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:18 pm on March 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    South Campus wraps up Black History Month with performances and wellness events 

    The South Campus ended Black History Month festivities with a cultural fashion show and wellness events.

    The Black History Month Cultural Extravaganza and Fashion Show was organized by Alexis Alexander with support of the members of the Black History Month Planning Committee. The event was hosted by San Jacinto College employee, Denelle Walker-Warner. The event started with a fashion show in collaboration with the South Campus cosmetology department. The show featured tribal makeup, multi-ethnic attire, and urban designs from Fresh2Death designs. The program then transitioned into a talent showcase featuring student and community performers. In addition to light refreshments and great fashion, guests enjoyed a variety of performances including singing, comedy, spoken word, hip hop dancing, and stepping.

    The committee also arranged for Dr. Alexander George from Texas Children’s Hospital Hematology Center, to lecture on the history, warning signs, and treatment of Sickle Cell Disease. Many nursing students attended and learned about how the disease was first discovered, how it works, and what successful treatments are being done to help patients live longer, healthier lives. After Dr. George’s presentation, nursing students offered wellness screenings for students, faculty, staff, and the public inside the South Campus science and allied health building lobby.

     

     
    • cristina cardenas 11:28 am on March 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Andrea, Thank you so much for coming to the speaking event by Dr.Alex George. Dr. George was amazing. This was a group effort and the committee appreciates the media coverage.

  • 12:00 am on March 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Put on your dancing shoes! 

    Make March your month to learn to dance!  Choose between a Social Dance – Country Western or Social Dance – Ballroom Dance class, beginning March 27 at the San Jacinto College Central Campus.

    Continuing and Professional Development is offering a special of $49 per person for four dance classes, to be held on Thursday evenings from March 27 through April 17. Pre-registration is required. 

    The Country Western class runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and the Ballroom Dance class runs from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.- both in the Anders Gymnasium.  Instructors are master dance duo Gordon and Gail Smith.  They have taught dance classes aboard ship for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for several years and are now teaching in the community and through Life Long Learning at San Jacinto College.

    Bring a spouse, friend or several friends and all learn together; beginners are welcome, and a dance partner is recommended but not required. Find the course online at http://www.sanjac.edu/continuing-professional-development/lifelong-learning/dance or call 281-476-1838 to register by March 20.

     
  • 3:18 pm on March 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    March 3 Board of Trustees meeting highlights 

    Highlights from the March 3, 2014 Board of Trustees meeting included recognition of the San Jacinto College Minnie Piper Award Recipients, recognition of the Central Campus Academic Outstanding Faculty Member, and a check from presentation from Bank of America.

     

    Daryl Morse, Ruth Keenan, Patti Abshire (Bank of America Senior Vice President), Deborah Smith, Martha VanBuskirk, Douglas Pillow (San Jacinto College student currently interning at FMC Technologies), and Dr. Brenda Hellyer accept a check from Bank of America, which will fund paid internships for students pursuing energy-related careers.

    Daryl Morse, Ruth Keenan, Patti Abshire (Bank of America Senior Vice President), Deborah Smith, Martha VanBuskirk, Douglas Pillow (San Jacinto College student currently interning at FMC Technologies), and Dr. Brenda Hellyer accept a check from Bank of America, which will fund paid internships for students pursuing energy-related careers.

     

    Dr. Brenda Hellyer (left) recognized Tanya Stanley as the Central Campus outstanding faculty member, along with Cindra Daniels, Tammy Miller, and Cristina Cardenas as the College's Minnie Stevens Piper Professor nominees. Pictured with them is Deputy Chancellor and College President, Dr. Laurel Williamson.

    Dr. Brenda Hellyer (left) recognized Tanya Stanley as the Central Campus outstanding faculty member, along with Cindra Daniels, Tammy Miller, and Cristina Cardenas as the College’s Minnie Stevens Piper Professor nominees. Pictured with them is Deputy Chancellor and College President, Dr. Laurel Williamson.

     

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:46 am on March 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus hosting ‘Created Equal’ film screenings 

    San Jacinto College philosophy professor Edwin Aiman will serve as masters of ceremony and a discussion leader during the “Created Equal” film screenings.

    San Jacinto College philosophy professor Edwin Aiman will serve as masters of ceremony and a discussion leader during the “Created Equal” film screenings.

    As America marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the North Campus will host documentary films that chronicle significant civil rights milestones in the nation.

    Each film will be followed by faculty-led discussions that will enable audience participation. The film screenings and discussions are free and open to the public.

    The film series, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” will be shown at the Dr. Charles Grant Fine Arts Center auditorium.

    “Freedom Riders” will be shown on Tuesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. It documents the turbulent “rides” of a group of volunteers who traveled through the South in 1961 in a quest for equality.

    “Slavery by Another Name” will be shown on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. The film documents injustices many African American males experienced in the South during the first half of the 20th century.

    “These films chronicle the long and sometimes violent effort to achieve the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence for all Americans – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” commented San Jacinto College philosophy professor Edwin Aiman, who will serve as master of ceremonies during the film screenings. “The true stories showcase efforts of everyday Americans to provide a better and more promising future for all citizens. We hope these presentations will engender ongoing discussions about civil rights.”

     
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