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  • Andrea.Vasquez 11:22 am on March 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Open Books, open educational resources, OpenBooks   

    OER Week at San Jacinto College 

    On behalf of Tonja Conerly, San Jacinto College South Campus sociology professor and OpenBooks project director

    You might have heard of OpenStaxs, but now it’s time for you to hear about OpenBooks. OpenBooks is open educational resources (OER) at San Jacinto College. During March 5 – 9 , we had the opportunity to celebrate OpenBooks during Open Education Resources Week.  During this week, our College and other institutions around the world, raised awareness about OER, which are free, open-licensed educational materials that exist.  We had celebrations on the Central, North and South Campus to introduce how open education resources can help our students financially and also give our faculty members an opportunity to create and share their work with their peers all around the world. (More …)

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 1:29 pm on December 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: facility services, landscaping,   

    Collaborative annual landscaping project with Facilities Services and Central botany class 

    The Facilities Services department and the Central Campus botany class recently completed their semester landscaping project at the front entrance and parking lot of the Central Campus music building #5.  In collaboration with Mr. Jeff Tschappatt, the District Grounds Supervisor, his grounds crew and Professor Barbara Schumacher, a campus planting has been incorporated into the semester syllabus for more than 10 years.  Learning about specific plant selections, their characteristics and placement in horticulture design under the guidance of Mr. Tschappatt always enhances the student’s botanical experience.

    This semester, two entrance beds were planted with a colorful, cold-hardy variety of “Sunshine Ligustrum” (Ligustrum sinense) and the popular “Chinese fringe flower” (Loropetalum sp.) shrubbery.  Smaller cover plants of society garlic and African Iris filled in six more parking lot beds to beautify the area.

    As part of this project students were able to:  calculate bed dimensions, draw beds to scale, analyze soil samples for type and nutrient content, place and plant over 100 plants and finish all beds with a mulch covering.

    This partnership with Facilities Services allows for an improved student learning outcome,  providing Facilities Services a direct avenue to interact with San Jacinto College students, impacting their education in a positive manner and improving campus appearance.  We are grateful for this annual collaborative opportunity.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 3:27 pm on November 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Summer camp information form now available! 

    In an effort to continue to increase participation in community programs such as summer camps, we are collecting information about summer camps now so that advertising and promotion of these activities can begin March 1, 2018. In order for us to compile the most complete list of all Summer camps happening throughout the College, we need to receive this information now so we can begin planning for the website, camp registration and promotion. (More …)

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 10:48 am on September 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 9/11, student engagement and activities, veteran services,   

    Remembering 9/11 

    All of the campus’ Remembering 9/11 events were a great success thanks to the College’s Veteran Services and Student Engagement & Activities departments. The Pasadena American Legion Post 521 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 521 provided six $100 scholarships to two student veterans at the Central, North and South Campuses.

    On Monday, September 11, 2017, AL Post 521 Commander Hubert Winters, ALA Unit 521 President Diana King, and ALA District 22 President Carol Chance Fleury made presentations on each campus at their respective Remembering 9/11 events.

    The two Central Campus winners of the AL and ALA $100 scholarships are Arturo Guerra and Victor DeLeon.  Arturo Guerra is a Communications major and a US Navy veteran. Victor DeLeon, an Army veteran, is a culinary arts major.

    Houston Green, one of the recipients of the $100 scholarship, is a mechanical engineer major and an Air Force veteran. The other recipient at South Campus is Katrina Parker-Hall; she is a nursing major and a Navy veteran.

    The two winners on North Campus of $100 scholarships are Adam Solis and Dominique Walker. Adam Solis is an Army veteran and is planning a career as a paramedic.  Dominique Walker is a Navy veteran and is preparing to be a social worker.

    Please enjoy this video of students sharing their 9/11 stories created by Eugene Bernard, San Jacinto College Veteran Services District Manager.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 9:17 am on July 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    English profs enjoy a ‘storybook’ wedding 

    Barbara Brown, Central Campus English department chair, provides the following account of a recent interesting event —

    “I don’t think this has ever happened in the history of the Central Campus English Department — two of our full-time English professors have gotten married. Julie Groesch joined the department in 2010, and Robb Flynn joined the department in 2012. Their wedding was May 28.

    There are 3 related photos.  One is from the May 6 shower the Central English Department threw for them, and the other two are from the wedding reception.  As only English profs would do, they had their wedding caked designed to represent their favorite novels.”

    Congratulations to the newlyweds, and good luck with their “storybook” wedding, and may they live happily ever after !!!

    Julie and Robb's shower.jpg Julie and Robb's wedding cake.jpg Julie and Robb's wedding.jpg

     
    • Becky Martinez 3:06 pm on July 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That is very special! Congratulations to the newlyweds. May the pages of time spent together be rich in content. 🙂

  • Amanda.Fenwick 11:30 am on May 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Disability Services open house meetings set 

    The San Jacinto College Educational Planning office will host Open House meetings at all three campuses to provide information about disability services available to students.
    The South Campus meeting will be held Tuesday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. at S-12.102 in the ILC. The North Campus meeting will be held Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at N-2.124 in the ILC. The Central Campus meeting will be held Monday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. at C-1.155 in the ILC.
    Information about enrollment, majors, and accommodations will be available, and the meetings will include tours of disability services facilities. A financial aid speaker will make a presentation.

    DS Open House Flyer  (Final revised) 4-21-16 (3)

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 1:51 pm on April 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    As seen on TV 

    The Pasadena Municipal Channel produced a video of a group of senior citizens from Pasadena’s Madison Jobe Senior Center, who recently dropped by for “pampering” at Central Campus. Culinary arts students prepared lunch for them and cosmetology students provided free hair styling.

    Thanks to the Central Campus people who helped to make the visit successful, including Kay Richardson, Consumer Services Department Chair; David Vanover, Interior Design Program Director; Ernest Becerra, Culinary Arts Program Director; Marsha Smith, Cosmetology Adjunct Instructor; and Kathy Burris, Consumer Services Senior Administrative Assistant.

     

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 3:43 pm on March 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Students, faculty, staff give senior group royal treatment 

    Jobe Group

    Senior citizens from Pasadena’s Madison Jobe Senior Center recently dropped by for “pampering” at Central Campus. Culinary arts students prepared lunch for them and cosmetology students provided free hair styling.

    Kudos to all the Central Campus people who helped to make the event a huge success, including Kay Richardson, Consumer Services Department Chair; David Vanover, Interior Design Program Director; Ernest Becerra, Culinary Arts Program Director; Marsha Smith, Cosmetology Adjunct Instructor; and Kathy Burris, Consumer Services Senior Administrative Assistant.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 4:11 pm on March 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Rec Sports   

    Bubble Soccer with Central Campus Rec Sports! 

    Central Campus Rec Sports recently bright Bubble Soccer to campus which made for a great game full of laughs! For more information on campus Rec Sports activities, visit sanjac.edu/rec-sports.

     
  • Amanda.Fenwick 4:26 pm on February 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Informative Central Campus Symposium set for March 2 and 3 

    The Central Campus Symposium will be held March 2, and March 3 in various locations at the Central Campus. The symposium will feature informative presentations by faculty and staff members. All presentations are free and open to the public.

    For a complete list of subjects, presenters, locations, dates, and times, please visit http://www.sanjac.edu/central-campus-symposium.

    Scheduled presentations include:

    “The Dangers of a Single Story in an Increasingly Diverse Population – Rooting out Ingnorance and False Perceptions Through Education” by Dr. Judith Maima;

    “The Tropes of Beowulf as Revealed by Aristotle, Tolkien, and Deep Case Roles” by Professor John Thornburg;

    “Reading of Peer-Reviewed Works” by an English Faculty Writing Group;

    “African-American Leaders and Innovators in Library Science” by Tracy Timmons

    “Eradication of Human Disease by Sequencing Genomes and Designing Drugs using Bioinformatic Methods” Dr. Kal Renganathan Sharma PE;

    “Serigraphy Demonstration (Screen Printing)” by Professor Mark Meyers;

    “In Crisis & Disaster – Community Resilience Begins with You” by Jerusha Kasch and Professor Angelina Cavallo;

    “Pay It Forward: Service Learning” by Professor Debra Clark;

    “Human Trafficking Roundtable Discussion” by a Faculty Writing Group;

    “Mike Rose’s Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America’s Educationally Underprepared” roundtable discussion by English professors Julie Groesch, Katherine Ryan, Diana Wolfe, and Aaron Love;

    “Ancient Art, Modern Twist: The Power of Public Speaking in the Modern World” by Dr. Michelle Selk, Professor Regina Julian, Dr. Shera Carer, and Professor Julie Williams;

    “The NFL Concussion Crisis” by Professor Cindra Daniels;

     
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