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  • Andrea.Vasquez 10:25 am on October 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Safety Awareness: Health and Hygiene Information 

    Hygiene etiquette involves practices that prevent the spread of illness and disease. A critical time to practice good hygiene etiquette is when you are sick, especially when coughing or sneezing. Serious respiratory illnesses like influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and many other diseases are spread by:

    • Coughing or sneezing
    • Unclean hands
    • Touching your face after touching contaminated objects
    • Touching objects after contaminating your hands

    To help stop the spread of germs:

    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    • Put your used tissue in a waste basket.
    • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
    • Remember to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing:
    • Wash with soap and water, or
    • Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

    Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as is common in many parts of the world, use soap and available water. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.

    One final practice that helps prevent the spread of respiratory disease is avoiding close contact with people who are sick. If you are ill, you should try to distance yourself from others so you do not spread your germs. Distancing includes staying home from work or school when possible.

    Below are a few links providing more information on the safeguarding against diseases, such as seasonal flu, Ebola, etc.
    CDC’s Good Health Habits for Preventing Seasonal Flu
    http://www.cdc.gov/24-7/index.html
    http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2014-2015.htm

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 3:19 pm on October 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Jeff McGee to give presentation on Careers in Art- Saturday, Oct. 18 

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  • Amanda.Fenwick 2:50 pm on October 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    The SJC Times is now digital only 

    To quote Bob Dylan: the times they are a-changin’

    The San Jacinto Times, the College’s student-operated newspaper, is not really a “newspaper” anymore. Instead, it is now a digital only product, and is officially called the “student news site of San Jacinto College.”

    Click the hyperlink to check out the most recent issue online —

    SJC Times

     

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  • Andrea.Vasquez 9:57 am on October 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Condolences 

    Our deepest sympathies to Les Williams on the recent passing of his father, Carl D. Williams.

    Mr. Williams passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the age of 95. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home.

    Memorial Oaks Funeral Home
    13001 Katy Freeway
    Houston, Texas 77079

    Les is the Director of Audio Engineering at Central Campus and assists with many district-wide audio services.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 8:55 am on October 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Employee photography club meets Oct. 17 

    A meeting of the San Jacinto College Employees Photography Club will be held on Friday, Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    The meeting location is at the South Campus Interactive Learning Center in Room 110.

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

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

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 9:59 am on October 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Pharmacy Technician faculty in the spotlight 

    Kudos to Pharmacy Technician program faculty members Regina Ram, Mario Garcia, and Irene Banuelos-Villatoro, who were recently featured in the Member Spotlight section of the national PTEC Podium newsletter.

    The Podium is published by the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council national organization, and the Member Spotlight section provides a forum for showcasing Pharmacy Technician educators for a national audience.

    Thank you Regina, Mario, and Irene for representing San Jacinto College so well, and keep up the great work.

    Click on the link below and go to page 4 to see their Spotlight interview —

    PTEC Podium Newsletter September 2014

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:04 pm on October 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Safety Awareness: Health and Hygiene Information 

    Hygiene etiquette involves practices that prevent the spread of illness and disease. A critical time to practice good hygiene etiquette is when you are sick, especially when coughing or sneezing. Serious respiratory illnesses like influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and many other diseases are spread by:

    • Coughing or sneezing
    • Unclean hands
    • Touching your face after touching contaminated objects
    • Touching objects after contaminating your hands

    To help stop the spread of germs:

    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    • Put your used tissue in a waste basket.
    • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
    • Remember to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing:
    • Wash with soap and water, or
    • Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

    Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as is common in many parts of the world, use soap and available water. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.

    One final practice that helps prevent the spread of respiratory disease is avoiding close contact with people who are sick. If you are ill, you should try to distance yourself from others so you do not spread your germs. Distancing includes staying home from work or school when possible.

    Below are a few links providing more information on the safeguarding against diseases, such as seasonal flu, Ebola, etc.
    CDC’s Good Health Habits for Preventing Seasonal Flu
    http://www.cdc.gov/24-7/index.html
    http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2014-2015.htm

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 1:48 pm on October 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Exciting, New Recruiting Capabilities 

    On behalf of Gylles Landry
    Good afternoon,

    As an innovative leader in higher education, San Jacinto College strives to remain competitive in today’s market.  The Recruiting team along with Information Technology Services (ITS) is excited to announce Phase I of the Recruiter implementation.  Recruiter is a comprehensive solution that supports the entire recruiting and admissions lifecycle.  Starting in October, the Recruiting team will leverage Recruiter’s capabilities to maximize recruiting operations.

    San Jacinto College will boast a web presence that creates an engaging, personalized online experience for prospective students.  Prospects will identify the College’s web presence interface as San Jac Connect (http://connect.sanjac.edu) where they can submit inquiries and applications, register for events, update key information, and submit supplemental items.

    The Recruiter solution allows the Recruiting team to:
    ·         Target and personalize multi-channel communications to prospective students
    ·         Present a consistent public face to prospects
    ·         Design, launch, and track targeted email campaigns with high deliverability and email whitelisting capabilities
    ·         Track performance to drive results with flexible reporting and customizable dashboards
    ·         Improve efficiency and manage costs, including tracking ROI on recruiting events and travel
    ·         Integrate existing systems for student information and financial aid
    ·         Leverage existing resources through integration with Banner

    Stay tuned for more information regarding the next phase of the Recruiter implementation.

    Questions regarding recruitment efforts and changes may be directed to Gylles Landry at Gylles.Landry@sjcd.edu.  Questions regarding the admissions process may be directed to DL-ApplicationProcessors@sjcd.edu.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 3:03 pm on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    New grant news! 

    Leaders across the College are doing great things!

    National Science Foundation – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.  Through this program the College intends to significantly increase participation of minorities in STEM to go on to earn a baccalaureate in Science, Technology Engineering or Math (STEM) $240,065 – Sharon Sledge, Leader

    NASA  Space Grant Consortium – Opportunity for Community Colleges.  This grant program aims to assist San Jacinto College (SJC) to recruit and retain students in STEM careers by leveraging the resources of NASA and engaging students and teachers in NASA’s missions – Total Project – $485,340 – Leader TBD

    U.S. Department of Education – Adult Literacy Program.  Partnering with the recipient, Houston Galveston Area Council, the grant purpose of is to increase the literacy of our community by promoting English literature, civics education, English as a second language, and other programs.  $400,000 – Jaynie Mitchel, Leader

    U.S. Department of Education – Carl Perkins WECM Maintenance.  The Workforce Education Course Manual must be reviewed and revised.  This project involves maintaining currency of the manual through a review by educators throughout the state.  SJC serves as the leader of this program. $159,912 Jeffrey Parks, Leader

    U.S. Department of Education – Carl Perkins  Program of Study.  The grant asks SJC to lead the development of a strategic plan to promote curriculum pathway projects, to sustain support of AcheiveTexas , and  to align the program of study with other  state agencies.  $152,564 – Jeffrey Parks, Leader

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Texas-STEM (T-STEM) Scholarships.  Scholarships for promising STEM scholars are funded through this project the College has repeated as a winner of this award for 3 straight years.  263,160 – Sharon Sledge, Leader

    Elkins Foundation / Texas Historical Asso. – Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society.  The award funds the activities of the Society.  Through SJC history departments, the Society encourages students to discover, write, and publish the history of Texas.  $33,750 – Diane Heafer, Marcus Turner, Abbie Grubb – Leaders

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 2:37 pm on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair- Oct. 22 

    The Hiring Our Heroes job fair focuses on veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at the Ellington Field Joint Base in Houston, TX.

    Aon is sponsoring an Employment Workshop, consisting of a classroom session beginning an hour-and-a-half prior to the hiring fair; followed by a one-on-one mentoring session.  Mentoring sessions focus on resume building, resume writing, and interviewing techniques for all job-seeking veterans and service member participants.

    Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair
    October 22, 2014 (Wednesday)
    10am – 1pm
    Ellington Field Joint Base
    10949 Aerospace Ave.
    Houston, TX 77034

    **Registration for the job fair, workshop, and mentoring sessions is required at: http://www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/houston-tx-7

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