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  • wpadmin 12:30 pm on April 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Officer Nominations for AAWCC 2013-14 are being accepted! 

    AAWCC logoAAWCC needs you! We are looking for new officers for the position of President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer for 2013-2014.

    The attached document includes position descriptions and a nomination form. The process is simple – print and complete the attached form and return it to Jaynie Mitchell at the Central Campus dual credit office via campus mail or scan and email it to her.

    Nominations will be accepted through May 1, and self-nominations are accepted! The membership will vote on new officers at the May 22 dinner meeting at Johnny Tamales – here is your chance to get involved!

  • amanda.fenwick 2:35 pm on April 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Banner outage 

    SAN JACINTO COLLEGE Outage Announcement

    Subject: Banner Maintenance Scheduled Outage
    Starting: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6 a.m.
    Ending: Sunday, April 28, 2013 by 6 a.m.
    Who it affects: All Banner and SOS Users


    This Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 6 a.m., Banner and SOS will be down for scheduled maintenance. All services will be restored Sunday morning, April 28, by 6 a.m.
    Please remember to log out of Banner before leaving work this Friday.
    This outage will affect Production Banner INB and SOS systems.
    The following student services will be unavailable from our Web page:
    ·         SOS login
    ·         Course Finder
    ·         Degrees and Certificates
    ·         Online Application
    ·         Areas of Study
    ·         CPD Course Finder
    ·         CPD Programs and Courses
    ·         CPD Course Search
    ·         Dual Credit South Campus WorkShop Orientation Form

  • wpadmin 11:38 pm on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Frida Kahlo stops by faculty symposium 

    The Central Campus recently held its 26th annual Faculty Symposium. The event featured a variety of activities such as a political debate with Angelina Cavallo, Van Wigginton, Ben Fraser, and Dr. David LaMaster; a music lecture and performance by Eric Late, James Metcalfe, and Michael Mizma; and presentations by John Osterman, Beverly Howard, Joul Smith, Paul McRee, John Thornburg, Jose Antonio Robles, April Poissant, and Dr. Ann Cartwright.

    Dr. Ann Cartwright and Jose Antonio Robles. Cartwright told of the life of Frida Kahlo.

    Dr. Ann Cartwright and Jose Antonio Robles. Cartwright told of the life of Frida Kahlo.

  • wpadmin 11:49 am on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    “Rindu” by the late Eric Muirhead 

    RinduCover with text

    Rindu, a novel of expatriate life in East Malaysia by the late Eric Muirhead, is now available. Muirhead taught at San Jacinto College for 20 years before he passed away last year. His newest book is about a young man who steps off a yacht on a pristine island, Labuan, and works in a fabrication yard building jackets and decks as a quality control supervisor. The life of the Iban welders, engineers and expatriates, the beauty of the island and the waters, the passion of the women for the men and each other, the incredible fecundity of the Orient all contribute to the first real saga of oil men overseas.  Readers will feel what it is like walking 150 feet above the sand on the jacket leg, or diving into Brunei Bay or sitting with their lover in the Mandarin Hotel in Singapore.

    Muirhead was born in Dallas, Texas, and graduated cum laude from Yale before moving to Houston, leaving medical school to drive a taxi. Cab Tales was his first novel, the second edition of which is published by Ink Brush Press. Graduating from Rice University with a master’s degree in English literature, he then moved to Labuan, East Malaysia for eight years with his wife, building a 53- foot gaff-rigged schooner on the beach and sailing it across the Pacific to Hawaii. Teaching at Chadwick School, Palos Verdes, Calif, he wrote Rindu.  Upon his return to Houston, he began teaching at San Jacinto College. His third novel, Eden’s Abyss, is about a teacher in a private school. A collected edition of his poetry and an English translation of all of Nietzsche’s poetry will be available. His website is Ericmuirhead.net.

  • amanda.fenwick 2:12 pm on April 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    As seen on TV 

    Telemundo appearanceKudos to Patrizio Amezcua, government professor at the North Campus, who appeared as a guest news analyst on a recent segment of Noticiero, a TV news broadcast of Telemundo, Channel 47. Amezcua provided unbiased analysis and commentaries on a proposed immigration reform plan under consideration by the U.S. Senate. He also provided analysis on the election in Venezuela.

    “My intent was to keep my analysis objective and not advocate for any particular position,” commented Amezcua, who is shown (at right) in the photo above with Martin Berlanga, the news anchor of Telemundo’s Noticiero Houston.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:14 am on April 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Hyacinth Memorial honors North Campus employees who have passed away 


    The North Campus recently hosted the tenth annual Hyacinth Memorial, which pays tribute to North Campus employees who have recently passed away.

    Those remembered at the ceremony include Phillip Cohen, retired International Business professor; John Johnson, retired registrar; Levi Smallwood, trustee emeritus; and Wanda Wiese, retired custodian.

    Prelude piano music was provided by music professor Guillermo Hernandez. Amy Ammerman offered the invocation, and North Campus Interim Provost Dr. Richard Bailey welcomed guests. Solo selections were sung by Shalonica Dever, and Jennifer Mowdy, with piano accompaniment provided by Ron Ollis.

    Ryan Navejar provided introductions, and eulogies were provided by Dr. Gary Friery, Joelena Eggebrecht, Dr. Bailey, and Charles Bailey.

    Guests gathered in the foyer of the fine arts building for a processional, where Dr. Randy Snyder played “Taps” on trumpet, and Sharon Himes offered a benediction in dismissal.

    The Hyacinth Memorial planning committee includes Dr. Bailey, Serita Dickey, Charlotte Jackson, Jerrel Wade, Dedra White, and LaVena Wilder.

    • Ginger Lambert 10:22 am on April 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      What a beautiful tribute to our San Jac family.

  • amanda.fenwick 9:34 am on April 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus hosts electrical safety presentation 

    Greg Dietrich, left, and Ben Ficklin at the safety presentation.

    Greg Dietrich, left, and Ben Ficklin at the safety presentation.

    Kudos to North Campus HVAC instructor Ben Ficklin for coordinating an electrical safety presentation for faculty, staff, and students of the College’s HVAC and electrical technology programs.

    Greg Dietrich, a longtime safety specialist with CenterPoint Energy, was the keynote speaker. The group surprised Mr. Dietrich with cake and punch to commemorate his retirement, and his final safety presentation.

    Mr. Dietrich earned an associate degree from San Jacinto College in 1982, and has been involved in safety presentations at the College from time to time. He also taught a motorcycle training course at the North and Central campuses.

    Mr. Dietrich has worked for CenterPoint Energy for over 43 years, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and a Certified Safety Professional.

    He was appreciative of the farewell token of gratitude. “The cake you brought for my retirement and final meeting, which I am proud to have done at San Jacinto College, was an unexpected surprise and one of the nicest things that has ever happened to me,” he commented. “I cannot thank you enough.”

  • amanda.fenwick 2:15 pm on April 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Our deepest sympathies go out to Jan Wilson on the recent passing of her grandson, Reid Clifton Wilson. Reid passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

    Funeral services were set for 2 p.m., Monday, April 22 at

    Followship of the Nations
    13305 Woodforest Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77015

    Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park adjacent to the Funeral Home in Humble.

    Jan Wilson is a longtime mathematics professor at the North Campus.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Texas Children’s Hospital Ronald McDonald House.


  • wpadmin 4:51 pm on April 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations to Amanda Rose and J’Banisha May! 


    Congratulations to Amanda Rose and J’Banisha May for their recent selections to serve as representatives with the Texas Junior College Student Government Association (TJCSGA).

    Amanda Rose, coordinator of student life at the Central Campus, was re-elected as president of the TJCSGA advisors association for 2013-14. As president, she will continue to provide resources for Student Government Association (SGA) advisors at community colleges in Texas and keeping advisors updated on association news.

    J’Banisha May will serve as president of Region V, which includes community colleges in the southeast region of Texas. Rose will also serve as the Region V advisor.

    The TJCSGA is the only student maintained organization in the state that works to promote the cause of community college students at the local, regional, state and national level. It is composed of more than 72 member colleges across the state. The member colleges are divided into six regional districts drawn at the county level and meet at Fall and Spring annual conferences to coordinate activities and to help plan the state convention.

  • amanda.fenwick 4:12 pm on April 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Help us enhance San Jacinto College on Pinterest 

    I’m sure most of you have heard about Pinterest.  It has quickly become one of the top 10 most popular social networking sites in the world.  According to Experian.com report, Pinterest is #3 behind Facebook and Twitter.
    It’s a place for people to collect and organize things they love by pinning images to their personal board.
    So we need your help to build our boards.  Please send me any images you would like me to share on our boards.
    The important thing is to get people to share the images we post.  We need to have a viral effect to get results.  For example, I created a Cake Decorating board with images from a culinary class and cake decorating class.  These are things Pinterest users want to share.  They can get ideas from this and tell others about it.

    The images need to be very visual.
    The images need to be shareable.  (Would you share this image with your friends?)
    The images need to relate to your program, event, etc..
    You need to provide a description of the image.
    You need to provide a website to link the image to.

    If you have any questions, I’d be happy to talk to you about it.
    Thank you!

    Scylla Lopez
    Social Media Coordinator
    San Jacinto College
    4624 Fairmont Parkway, Suite 210
    Pasadena, TX 77504
    Direct: 281.991.2602  /  Fax: 281.998.6185

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