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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 2:29 pm on February 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Feinberg, , Pixar,   

    Pixar’s Danielle Feinberg presenting at Feb. 28 Lyceum event 

    The San Jacinto College Lyceum Committee invites you to join us for a special presentation featuring Pixar Animation Studios’ Danielle Feinberg as the keynote speaker for the “Extraordinary Mystery: Unlocking your Potential” lecture event on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the San Jacinto College South Campus.

    This year’s event will focus on the College’s eight career pathways and will feature a morning session and afternoon session with faculty speakers from a wide range of disciplines. Feinberg will give her keynote presentation at both sessions.

    Feinberg is the director of photography for lighting at Pixar Animation Studios. She began her career at Pixar in 1997, after receiving her bachelor of arts in computer science from Harvard University. She first worked as a render wrangler for “A Bug’s Life” and went on to light many of Pixar’s films, including “Toy Story 2” and “Monsters, Inc.” Since then she has served as the director of photography for lighting on the Oscar-winning films “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Wall•E,” “Brave” and the 2018 Oscar-nominated “Coco.”

    “Extraordinary Mystery: Unlocking your Potential” takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Proscenium Theatre inside the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center (Building 15) at the South Campus. The morning session begins at 10 a.m., and the afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 3:36 pm on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Annual South Campus Diabetes Fair 

    Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month?  Did you know that in 2015, 30.3 million Americans (9.4 percent of the population) had diabetes and that 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had pre-diabetes?  Every year there are 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes. This means that you know someone who is diabetic or pre-diabetic.

    We will all be impacted by diabetes in some way- either with a personal medical diagnosis or through those we know and care about. So, rather than do nothing, the San Jacinto College South Campus employees have made it a priority to educate our employees, students and community about all of the different aspects of diabetes. (More …)

     
    • Lisa 10:53 am on November 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Great job!!! Tomorrow, 11-14-17, is the day that people are asked to wear blue to bring awareness to Diabetes. I will be wearing my blue!!! I am a diabetic and I take care of my mother who has dementia and diabetes. In recent studies there has been a link discovered between Alzheimer and Diabetes. It is very important to catch and care for Diabetes as early as you can!

  • Andrea.Vasquez 11:17 am on November 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dia de los Muertos   

    El Dia de los Muertos celebration at South Campus 

    The South Campus communications department celebrated “El Día de los Muertos” between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2nd 2017. The Day of the Dead is celebrated on Nov. 2 and has been part of the Meso American culture for thousands of years. It is celebrated by people in Mexico, parts of Central and South America and increasingly throughout the United States. It also coincides with All Souls Day in the Roman Catholic Faith.  Loved ones construct altars called ofrendas in Spanish that display portraits, favorite foods and special possessions of their loved ones. (More …)

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 9:26 am on October 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    South Campus’ Hispanic Heritage Month Panel 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus’ annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration luncheon was at full capacity for this year’s theme, “Shaping the Bright Future of America.” Three South Campus Latino/a professors, Dr. B.K. Silva, government professor; Mr. Juan Martinez, Spanish, French and humanities professor; and Ms. Cristina Doda Cárdenas, speech professor, served as the panelists and discussed where they and their families are originally from, how their Latino heritage assisted them as they earned their higher education degrees, and shared their words of wisdom for those attending.

    The panelists’ most important messages included encouraging self-discovery by trying something new, reaching out to those that are different from you, pride in your heritage, and the urge to complete a higher education degree.  Attendees enjoyed a wonderful, diverse meal prepared and served by the San Jacinto College North Campus culinary arts department under the supervision of Chefs Timothy Banks and Sharayah Brunson. The meal featured various Latino dishes including pollo mole Maria (chicken mole), pupusas Salvadorenos (Salvadorean pupusas), platanos maduros (fried plantains), arroz Mejicano (Mexican rice), enchiladas de queso (cheese enchiladas), cochinita pibil (pork roast in banana leaf) and tlayuda (tortilla with carrot salsa). Dessert included empanadas de calabasa (pumpkin empanadas), galletas de dulce de leche (caramel cookies) and conchas pan dulces (Mexican sweet bread). A special thanks to Ms. Tonja Conerly, Daniel Byars, Samantha De la Rosa and Esther Rentas for all their efforts that made the event a HUGE success.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 3:46 pm on October 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Space Day at South Campus 

    The San Jacinto College Aerospace Academy hosted their Space Day event at the San Jacinto College South Campus on Oct. 19, which featured a variety of STEM activities, college and university transfer representatives, student projects, department information booths and local STEM industry booths that provided career information. Former NASA Astronaut David Leestma also held a special meet and greet session. Leestma graduated first in his class from the U.S. Naval Academy, flew on three space missions and was later a senior engineering executive at Johnson Space Center.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 3:11 pm on October 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    National Day on Writing 2017 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus English department held their annual National Day on Writing event on Oct. 19. This year the event was held in the student center and featured a variety of games, prizes, snacks and open mic poetry readings. Thanks to all those who stopped by, especially the students who shared their poetry with attendees.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 1:36 pm on September 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    STEM Speaker Event Series- Shiela Ford 

    The event STEM Speaker Series began with a big success at the South Campus on Thursday, Sept. 21 with Ms. Shiela Ford, San Jacinto College South Campus nursing department chair. There were 303 attendees for the talk, some of which included students from other colleges and the general community thanks to great outreach efforts with the help of the College’s marketing department. Natural science faculty, the South Campus biology department chair, allied health science faculty, staff, LVN students and a numbner of students from other programs and the other College campuses came to hear Ms. Ford discuss the LVN to BSN career pathway.

    Ms. Ford talked about all the programs that San Jac offers for nursing majors.  She also announced and acknowledged the collaboration efforts between her department and the South Campus natural science department.  The first step in this exciting collaboration is the implementation of a service-learning project in our anatomy courses.  Ms. Ford and professor Sheema Nasir will be piloting the project this fall, along with support from Dr. Mary Wisgirda, South Campus natural sciences department chair.  We are excited to see how this collaboration evolves!

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

    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.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 3:00 pm on June 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    “Let’s Talk Benefits” Sessions Coming Soon! 

    Summer Benefits Enrollment is just around the corner!  This year enrollment is scheduled for July 9 through July 22.  In order to prepare you for this year’s enrollment, the Benefits team is offering several Let’s Talk Benefits Refresher sessions on all 3 campuses, as well as at the District office.

    As you may have heard, for anyone currently enrolled in a HealthSelect of Texas plan with United Healthcare, the carrier will be changing to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas effective September 1.  Make sure to come to one of the sessions to hear what this means for you!  In addition to reviewing what the change in provider means, we will also be discussing the many other great benefits available to you.

    Make sure to register in Cornerstone using HREM 3006!

     
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