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  • wpadmin 11:00 am on October 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , culture, diversity, heritage, , , United Nations Day   

    United Nations Day 

    October 24th is officially known around the world as United Nations Day.   In honor of this day, we are encouraging the entire San Jac District — students, faculty and staff alike- – to wear something representative of their heritage on that Thursday.   We want people to wear anything from a traditional dress or hat straight from their home country to a t-shirt that says “Kiss Me, I’m Irish”.

    Celebrate our San Jac diversity in this fun, simple way.  Share your pictures on Instagram or Twitter using #SJCDiversity and tag @SanJacCollege.  Join Educational Planning & Counseling on United Nations Day, Thursday, October 24, 2013, to further cultural awareness, education, and global competency.

    United Nations Day Flyer 3.1



  • wpadmin 8:40 am on October 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    January 2014: What will it mean for you? 

    January 2014
    What will it mean for you?
    Balance life. Balance work. Balance U.
    Look for more details in the coming months.

    — The Balance U committee, San Jacinto College

  • wpadmin 11:07 am on October 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Email Signature Standards 

    A signature at the end of an email provides an opportunity to express the professionalism of the San Jacinto College community. On some occasions, employees commonly include personal quotes and slogans at the end of an email signature that could be interpreted by the recipient as inappropriate or offensive. Going forward, quotes, slogans, or pictures should not be included in the signature block of San Jacinto College emails. The information provided on the email signature standards website can be included in an email signature.  You do not have to include all of this information, however no other information should be included. (More …)

  • wpadmin 4:51 pm on October 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Schools App Essay Contest 

    We have launched the second round of the Schools App Essay Contest.  In July, 16 students received a scholarship after writing a 500-word essay about their Schools App experience.  The feedback we received was great and it shows us how the app is enhancing our students’ college experience.
    This is another chance for students, who are Schools App users, to receive a $1,400 or $700 scholarship.  Please encourage your students to apply.
    Share the attached flyer on campus and on college social media sites.
    If you have any questions about the essay contest, contact Scylla Lopez at scylla.lopez@sjcd.edu or 281.991.2602.


  • wpadmin 11:45 am on October 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    2014 Summer camp information request 

    One of the College’s annual priorities this year is to increase participation in community programs. To assist in that effort, we are collecting information about Summer camps now so that we can begin advertising and promoting these activities in early Spring. I realize that it may seem early for some of you, but in order for us to compile a list of all of the Summer camps happening throughout the College, we need to get that information this Fall to begin promoting in the Spring. (More …)

  • wpadmin 9:17 am on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Where art and space collaborate! 

    Starting on Oct. 16, visitors of Space Center Houston will also receive access to The Art of Space and Science exhibit, which will showcase works of art from more than 35 San Jacinto College students and faculty members.

    The show is a display of pieces selected by a professional artists jury. Three primary awards will be presented to San Jacinto College student artists that will include Best in Show with a $600 prize, Second Place with a $400 prize, and Third Place with a $300 prize. Additionally, there will be four Outstanding Mention awards of $100 each.

    “This is really a great opportunity for our students to have their work seen in a venue outside of the college and within the greater community,” said Todd Allison, professor of fine arts at San Jacinto College. “Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the installation process and accompanying events.”

    Professional artists will also participate in the exhibit and visit each of the three San Jacinto College campuses to mentor art students and to present discussions about exploring the business of art and how to create a professional art career.

    The Art of Space and Science exhibit will conclude on Nov. 6 with a reception from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Astronaut Gallery.



  • wpadmin 9:16 am on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Invite friends and family to free martial arts open house on Oct. 19 

    San Jacinto College will host the third annual martial arts open house on Saturday, Oct. 19.

    This free event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is open to the public and will feature kickboxing, Krav Maga, Eskrima, Jiu Jitsu, mixed martial arts, basic self-defense techniques, and karate. It will be held in the Anders Gymnasium on the Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.

    For more information, contact Sandi Morgan at sandi.morgan@sjcd.edu.

  • wpadmin 9:16 am on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College to host a series of events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

    San Jacinto College is hosting a series of events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    The volleyball team presents its annual Dig Pink fundraiser with a game against Paris College at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Anders Gymnasium. The physical education department at the Central Campus is also pairing up with Educational Planning and Counseling to sponsor a Zumbathon for breast cancer awareness, along with a free zumba lesson in the Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 17.

    The North Campus will host a Breast Cancer Awareness/Survivor Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the lobby of the Allied Health and Natural Sciences Building.

    Closing out the month, the N2L Center at the Central Campus will host its annual Never 2 Late to Palpate event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 31, which will feature inspirational guest speakers and information on self exams.

    All events are open to the public.

  • wpadmin 5:14 pm on October 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    AAWCC Kick-Off Meeting Scheduled for Oct. 16 

    AAWCC is getting FIRED UP! about the 2013-2014 year and women’s health! Join us on Wednesday, October 16 at 8:15 a.m. in the Kaleidoscope Room at Central for our kick-off meeting. We’ll talk about activities for the year and hear from guest speaker, Dr. Stefanie Coforio, about women’s health.

    AAWCC kick-off meeting flyer

  • amanda.fenwick 10:55 am on October 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Purchasing department recognized for procurement 

    On hand for the presentation or the procurement award were, from left, Randi Faust, purchasing manager; San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Ann Kokx-Templet, contracts and purchasing services director; and Ken Lynn, vice chancellor of fiscal affairs.

    On hand for the presentation or the procurement award were, from left, Randi Faust, purchasing manager; San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer; Ann Kokx-Templet, contracts and purchasing services director; and Ken Lynn, vice chancellor of fiscal affairs.

    The purchasing department recently won the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award, a prestigious national award that recognizes organizational excellence in procurement.

    The award is sponsored by numerous national and state procurement organizations, including the National Procurement Institute, the Institute for Supply Management, the National Association of State Procurement Officials, the National Association of Educational Procurement, and the Texas Public Purchasing Association.

    This is the first year for San Jacinto College to win the national award.

    “I want to thank the staff of the contracts and purchasing services department for their sustained commitment to continuous improvement,” commented Ann Kokx-Templet, San Jacinto College’s director of contracts and purchasing services. “It is that dedication, along with support from the administration, that made this achievement a reality. Randi Faust (San Jacinto College’s purchasing manager) deserves special recognition for her role in administering this project. She sparked the enthusiasm and inspired the team which demonstrates her consummate professionalism and commitment to the values on which procurement professionals are judged.”

    Public and non-profit organizations earn the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award by earning a high application score based on standardized criteria, including innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership attributes. The award is judged and awarded by leaders in peer organizations comprised of representatives from institutions of higher education, cities, counties and public and private agencies.

    San Jacinto College is one of only 17 higher education agencies in the nation to receive the award.

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