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  • 1:36 pm on September 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    2014 San Jacinto College Campus Security and Fire Safety Report now online 

    The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act were designed to assist students in making decisions that affect their personal safety, and to ensure institutions of higher education provide students, prospective students, staff, and faculty the information they need to avoid becoming victims of campus crime. Among other things, the Act calls for each college and university to annually publish a report to its students, faculty, and staff of the incidence of certain crimes that have been reported to campus security authorities as having occurred on the campus during the preceding calendar year, as well as campus security policies and statistics. Below is a link to the 2014 San Jacinto College Campus Security and Fire Safety Report for your information and review. (More …)

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 1:34 pm on September 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Let’s dance 

    Learn to dance like a star this fall with the CPD – Life Long Learning Social Dance Class series!  Choose from Country & Western or Ballroom Dancing and learn a complete dance technique in only 4 sessions. Bring a partner or friend or go solo! Get a group of your friends and family to register together for a weekly night out!  Don’t forget – Social Dance and other CPD courses are eligible for the employee tuition reimbursement program.

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    • Leslie Crnkovic 10:23 am on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      What is the actual date scedule for these classes?

  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:20 am on September 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    SBDC advisor earns State Star award 

    A Small Business Development Center at San Jacinto College advisor earned a state award based on exceptional performance. Pictured at the presentation of the State Star award include, from left, Richard Prets, director of the Small Business Development Center at San Jacinto College; Pat Sheriffs; Tom Shirreffs, SBDC professional business advisor and the 2014 Texas State Star; and Jacqueline Taylor, deputy director of the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC network.

    A Small Business Development Center at San Jacinto College advisor earned a state award based on exceptional performance. Pictured at the presentation of the State Star award include, from left, Richard Prets, director of the Small Business Development Center at San Jacinto College; Pat Sheriffs; Tom Shirreffs, SBDC professional business advisor and the 2014 Texas State Star; and Jacqueline Taylor, deputy director of the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC network.

    Tom Shirreffs, a professional business advisor with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at San Jacinto College, earned the State Star award based on exceptional performance for the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network.

    Shirreffs was presented the award at the annual America’s SBDC conference, held recently in Grapevine, with more than 1,400 attendees from around the world. The SBDC presents State Star awards to advisors who achieve exceptional results in helping clients to start or expand businesses, create jobs, and raise capital.

    In the past five years, clients of the San Jacinto College SBDC have started 107 new businesses. “Those businesses have created 1,020 new jobs and they have raised $39 million dollars in new capital,” commented Richard Prets, director of the San Jacinto College SBDC. “Tom Shirreffs is consistently one of the most productive advisors in the SBDC network. His business acumen is instrumental in turning clients into business success stories.”

     
  • 4:39 pm on September 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    KHOU’s Lily Jang to Conduct Social Media Presentation 

    Join us on November 13, 2014 from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. for Social Media and Your Career with KHOU 11 News Anchor Lily Jang in the North Campus Monument Room.  Please encourage your students to attend when they are not in class.  This presentation is open to students and employees across all campuses.  For more information, please contact Scylla Lopez at 281.991.2602 or Stephanie Funderburg at 281.459.7159.

     

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  • 2:50 pm on September 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Have you heard? Jeff and J.D. featured on a Pearson podcast! 

    Pearson Education recently interviewed Jeff Parks, dean of business and technology, and Dr. J.D. Taliaferro, director of applied technologies and trades with CPD.

    Listen to what they had to say about San Jacinto College stepping up to meet the region’s growing demands for a skilled workforce.

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  • 4:50 pm on September 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Templates for flyers, brochures, screensavers, and more now available! 

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    The marketing, public relations, and government affairs department is pleased to introduce a new online document library. This online library is your source for downloadable PowerPoint templates, desktop wallpapers, program one-sheeters, San Jacinto College logos, photos, and flyer and brochure templates. All of these are ready for you to use… just plug in your own photos and text!You are encouraged to use these templates, logos, and photos to enhance your College presentations, or to create a flyer or brochure to promote your program. Just click on the link above, or bookmark http://www.sanjac.edu/online-document-library for easy access from your Web browser.

    We hope you enjoy this new feature!

     
  • 2:57 pm on September 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    A semester full of STEM at San Jacinto College! Submit your event! 

    STEM education through hands-on activities and events is off to a strong start at San Jacinto College this Fall.

    Planning a STEM event? Tell us about it! 

    The following is a list of STEM events scheduled for this Fall at San Jacinto College:SanJacintoInt science fair jan 2013_0111

    Speaker series: Engineers from industry to speak to students taking STEM subjects

    San Jacinto College Central Campus, C-19.113

    Sept. 25, at 3 p.m.

    For more information, email ann.cartwright@sjcd.edu.

    Lunch and Learn series – The Guide: A Biologist in Corongosa by BioInteractive

    San Jacinto College North Campus, N-17.3062

    Sept. 26, at 12 p.m.

    Perspectives – A discussion of the way we look at things philosophically, mathematically, and psychologically.

    San Jacinto College North Campus, N8.201

    Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m.

    For more information, email tim.bell@sjcd.edu.

    Stewart Elementary takes a trip to San Jacinto College science and health science labs

    San Jacinto College South Campus, science and allied health building

    Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Forensic analysis of bones presentation led by San Jacinto College for Sheldon Early College High School students

    San Jacinto College North Campus, allied health and science building

    Oct. 10, time TBA

    Students to participate in geoscience activities, including a San Jacinto College robotics demonstration

    Houston Museum of Natural Science

    Oct. 11, time TBA

    For more information, email sharon.choens@sjcd.edu.

    Alternative Energy Car Show, showcasing cleaner choices in transportation

    San Jacinto College Central Campus, Transportation Center

    Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    For more information, email malcolm.sadler@sjcd.edu.

    M.D. Anderson recruiting event

    San Jacinto College South Campus, S-15

    Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    San Jacinto College students to participate in Energy Day

    Downtown Houston, Sam Houston Park

    Oct. 18, throughout the day

    For more information, email sharon.choens@sjcd.edu.

    Finding fossils field trip

    Whiskey Bridge in Bryan, Texas

    Oct. 19, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    For more information, email sharon.choens@sjcd.edu.

    Guest speaker, Mark Kramer, to present the history of Armand Bayou Nature Center

    San Jacinto College Central Campus, C-19

    Oct. 22, at 10 a.m.

    Genoa Elementary fourth-graders to visit San Jacinto College for hands-on science fun

    San Jacinto College Central Campus, C-19

    Oct. 24 and Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day

    For more information, email ann.cartwright@sjcd.edu.

    FIRST Tech Challenge robotics qualifier hosted by San Jacinto College

    Young Women’s College Prep Academy

    Nov. 1, opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m.

    For more information, email cheryl.mott@sjcd.edu or sharon.sledge@sjcd.edu.

    Engineering Day, featuring visits from universities and industry representatives

    San Jacinto College Central Campus, C-19

    Nov. 13, afternoon, time TBA

    For more information, email ryan.martinets@sjcd.edu.

    STREAM event, sponsored by LyondellBasell: Will include sessions focusing on science, math, robotics, and reading. Students will tour the nursing Sim lab.

    San Jacinto College North Campus

    Nov. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    San Jacinto College hosts the 2YC3 National Conference, chemistry

    San Jacinto College Central Campus

    Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, time TBA

    For more information, email dolores.aquino@sjcd.edu.

    San Jacinto College students to volunteer at Armand Bayou Nature Center

    Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Blvd in Pasadena

    Dec. 5, morning time TBA

    For more information, email barbara.schumacher@sjcd.edu.

    Coming up for Spring 2015:

    FIRST Tech Challenge robotics qualifier hosted by San Jacinto College

    Hamshire-Fannett High School

    Jan. 18, opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m.

    For more information, email cheryl.mott@sjcd.edu or sharon.sledge@sjcd.edu.

    Summer Medical and Dental Education Program speaker from the University of Texas

    San Jacinto College North Campus, N17.3062

    Jan. 30, at 12:30 p.m.

    FIRST Tech Challenge robotics qualifier

    San Jacinto College Central Campus, Anders Gymnasium

    Jan. 31, opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m.

    For more information, email cheryl.mott@sjcd.edu or sharon.sledge@sjcd.edu.

    San Jacinto College hosts Regional Secondary Science Fair for Pasadena Independent School District

    San Jacinto College Central Campus, C-19

    Jan. 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    FIRST Tech Challenge Southeast Texas Regional Championship

    San Jacinto College Central Campus, Anders Gymnasium

    Feb. 21, opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m.

    For more information, email cheryl.mott@sjcd.edu or sharon.sledge@sjcd.edu.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:59 am on September 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Important purchasing update 

    Ann Kokx-Templet, Director of Contracts and Purchasing Servicies, states there is a new requirement which requires all purchases utilizing TXMAS contracts to be manually entered into a separate online ordering system called TX SmartBuy.  This ordering system does not interface with Banner and the use of standing POs is not allowed.

    In light of this new development, the purchasing staff is diligently seeking alternate sourcing options to utilize in lieu of the TXMAS cooperative contracts.   We hope to find competitively bid contracts  awarded through other cooperative agencies with whom we have agreements, but that may not always be an available option.  We will utilize all of our purchasing resources to find the best overall value for the goods and services you need and communicate our findings with the respective parties.

    If we are unable to locate an alternate cooperative contract, we will initiate our own informal or formal quote process in order to comply with procurement law and College procedures.

    Effective immediately we will begin migrating away from the use of all TXMAS contracts.    The College may still utilize some TXMAS contracts, but approval to do so will only be authorized on a case by case basis due to the duplicated manpower required to manually enter orders line by line into the SmartBuy system.

    We will continually update the Board Approval summary located on the Exchange with new cooperative contract information as it becomes available.

    Due to the breadth of vendor contracts this effects, I am requesting your assistance.  When you speak with TXMAS contract vendor representatives, inquire if their firm has a contract(s) awarded by other cooperative purchasing agencies and share that information with the Purchasing department.  You may send it directly to the buyer who handles the commodity or email contracts.purchasing@sjcd.edu.

    I have appealed to the Director of the TXMAS contracts program for an exemption to this new requirement, but my request was denied.  (He stated UT’s exemption request was also denied.)  I apologize for any  inconvenience this may cause your department and I appreciate your understanding while we migrate away from the use of TXMAS contracts.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:42 am on September 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Photography Club meeting set for Sept. 19 

    A meeting of the San Jacinto College Employees Photography Club will be held on Friday, Sept. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    The meeting location is at the Central Campus — C.2-117, which is the West Classroom of the main administration building, room 117.

    Bring a light lunch, and (if you like) your camera gear, and be prepared to glean valuable info about photography.

    The facilitator will be Rob Vanya, communications coordinator and longtime photographer.

    The SJC Employees Photography Club is open to all employees, and relatives. Registration is not required, and there are no membership fees.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 3:00 pm on September 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Welcome to the new arrival Garrett Robert Mays… 

    Baby MaysWelcome to the new arrival.

    Garrett Robert Mays was born September 4 to Mason and Melissa Mays. He was 7 pounds, 2 oz. and was 19 ¾ inches long.

    Proud grandparents are Sherry and Moe Mays.

    Sherry is a Division Operations Coordinator at the Central Campus for the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

    Congratulations on the new bundle of joy!

     
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