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  • wpadmin 4:57 pm on October 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Sign up for 2YC3! 

    Chemistry educators will have a chance to learn more about how to tap into creativity in the classroom as San Jacinto College hosts the 208th Conference of the Two Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3 ) at the Central Campus Nov. 14-15.

    This year’s 2YC3 theme is Metacognition: Think About It. Dr. David Eagleman of Baylor College of Medicine, author of the New York Times bestseller “Incognito – The Secret Lives of the Brain,” will kick off this year’s conference on Friday, Nov. 14, with his presentation “Livewired: How the brain learns and remembers.”

    Pamela J. McInnis, Pasadena Police Department crime laboratory director, will follow that evening with “Inside the Crime Lab.” Dr. Nivaldo Tro, professor of chemistry at Westmont College, will present “Making Chemistry Relevant” on Saturday, Nov. 15.

    Sessions and workshops will be held throughout the two-day conference to address such topics as “Creativity in the Classroom,” “The 18 Year Old Brain,” “Instrumentation for Student Laboratories,’ “Technology in the Classroom” and other topics related to teaching. A tour of the NASA Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory is planned for conference participants.

    The primary goal of 2YC3 is to provide a professional development conference that affords chemistry educators an opportunity to network and share ideas about innovative and creative ways of integrating current science, pedagogy, and real-world applications into the chemistry curriculum. 2YC3 is a branch of Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information.

    The 2YC3 conference registration fee for both days is $40 for full-time college professors and $20 for adjunct professors. This includes a year’s membership in the organization. The conference is free for high school teachers, college and high school students, and exhibitors. The San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. For more information and to register, visit http://www.sanjac.edu/2yc3-208th-conference.

  • andrea.vasquez 4:54 pm on October 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    South Campus “thrills” with Thriller flash mob and costume contest! 

    The Halloween spirit was in full effect at the South Campus. Lead by First Year Experience Coordinator, Holly Williams, several staff, faculty, and students joined in on a flash mob dance of Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller!  Student Ariel Walker, as a pirate, and purchasing’s Genie Scholes, as a flapper girl, won first place and runner up in the costume contest.

  • andrea.vasquez 4:48 pm on October 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Winter Preparedness   

    2014 Winter Weather Awareness Day in Texas 

    On behalf of Jerusha Kasch

    San Jac Employees:

    Below is a message crafted to all Texans by the Texas Division of Emergency Management.  Please take an hour out of your time before the Thanksgiving Holiday to prepare for Winter Emergencies for yourself and your family!

    Prepare well and be safe!


    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 is Winter Weather Awareness Day in Texas as proclaimed by Governor Perry.

    Winter weather can impact Texas during the months of November through April. While Texas is known for its sunny climate, winter weather shows itself across the state each year.  Just last year, a winter storm arrived in early December with snow and ice, effectively shutting down the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and areas of north Texas for several days.

    Winter weather can affect expected areas of Texas like the Panhandle but also regions much farther south like the Coastal Bend.  No matter where you reside, I encourage everyone to assemble a disaster supply kit of important emergency supplies for homes and vehicles including:

    ·        First aid kit
    ·        NOAA Weather Radio or battery-operated radio
    ·        Flashlight
    ·        Medication
    ·        Non-perishable food items
    ·        Bottled water
    ·        Blankets and warm clothing such as coats, gloves and hats

    More winter storm preparedness planning information can be found at: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/threatawareness/winterStormPlanning.htm.

    I invite you to promote awareness, preparedness, and mitigation measures to help prevent and reduce loss of life and property.

    Attached is the Winter Weather Awareness Day proclamation signed by Governor Perry.

    To view the 2014-2015 winter weather outlook and for more information about winter weather awareness, please visit NOAA’s winter weather safety and awareness page at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/winter/.

    Texans can learn how to prepare and assemble supply kits by visiting the Texas Prepares website: http://www.texasprepares.org/.

    Statewide road conditions from TxDOT can be found by checking http://www.drivetexas.org or by calling 800-452-9292.

    Thank you for all that you do.

    Be informed. Be prepared. Be involved.

    W. Nim Kidd, CEM, TEM
    Texas Division of Emergency Management
    Assistant Director
    Texas Homeland Security
    Texas Department of Public Safety


  • amanda.fenwick 3:54 pm on October 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    North Campus stages successful Fall Fest 

    North Campus faculty and staff members turned out in force for the recent Sheldon ISD Fall Fest, held at C.E. King Middle School. Hundreds of people of all ages from nearby communities attended the event, which showcased academic and technical programs, sports teams, student clubs, and mentoring programs available at the North Campus.

    Kudos to the main event coordinators, including Lauren Parish, Veronica Benitez, Erin Lewis, and Christine Torres. Kudos also to all the others who helped to coordinate the fun and informative event, and to all the faculty and staff members who manned the informational tables at the successful event.

  • andrea.vasquez 1:54 pm on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    Kearby Lyde to lecture on WWI and Hollywood- Oct. 30 

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. On Thursday, Oct. 30 AT 6:30 p.m., South Campus history professor, Kearby Lyde, will present a lecture at the Deer Park Public Library about World War I and Hollywood. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required. Professor Vickie Hodges’ presentation on WWI era poets will be given at a later date. The Deer Park Public Library is located at 3009 Center Street, Deer Park, TX 77536. For more information, please call 281-478-7208 or visit gulfcoastreads.org.


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  • andrea.vasquez 4:38 pm on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    Harvard Law’s Jon Hanson to lecture at South Campus Nov. 3 

    On behalf of the South Campus Lyceum Committee

    Harvard Law’s Jon Hanson to lecture at South Campus Nov. 3

    Harvard Law Professor and author, Jon Hanson, will present a special guest lecture on Monday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. in the South Campus Proscenium Theatre, inside the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center, sponsored by the San Jacinto College South Campus Lyceum Committee. (More …)

  • wpadmin 4:15 pm on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    STEM education and activities at San Jacinto College 

    The STEM Council at San Jacinto College wants to know about all of the science, technology, engineering, and math events and activities being planned around the College!

    Please visit http://www.sanjac.edu/stem-council to fill out the event form and view a gallery of photos from events happening around San Jacinto College for STEM!

    A glance at San Jacinto College STEM events coming up in November:

    Armand Bayou Nature Center visit

    Biology faculty will lead a hike for San Jacinto College students and employees at Armand Bayou Nature Center.

    Nov. 1, at 9 a.m.

    FIRST Tech Challenge robotics qualifier hosted by San Jacinto College

    Young Women’s College Prep Academy

    Nov. 1, opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m.

    STEM Panel, featuring representatives who work in STEM fields

    San Jacinto College South Campus, S12.101

    Nov. 12, 1 p.m.

    STREAM event, sponsored by LyondellBasell: Will include sessions focusing on science, math, robotics, and reading. Students will tour the nursing Sim lab.

    San Jacinto College North Campus

    Nov. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    San Jacinto College hosts the 2YC3 National Conference, chemistry

    San Jacinto College Central Campus

    Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, time TBA


    The STEM Council at San Jacinto College strives to increase awareness of education and career opportunities related to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Council sponsors STEM activities throughout the College and the region, as Houston ranks among the top ten cities for STEM careers. The Council works with community members to promote the STEM fields, while forging strong partnerships with universities and industries for further education and workforce training.


  • andrea.vasquez 3:38 pm on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    Coordinating a Service-learning event or activity? 

    The Service-learning Committee at San Jacinto College wants to know about all of the internships, volunteer, co-curricular, and service-learning events and activities being planned around the College!

    Please e-mail us at: service.learning@sjcd.edu to submit your event! Please make sure to include the basics – time, date, place, and general description.

  • andrea.vasquez 11:14 am on October 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    New Employee Development Program 

     On behalf of Sheila Wall

    The Organizational and Talent Development (OTD) team is proud to launch our Employee Development Program.  The Employee Development Program has been designed to ENGAGE, RETAIN, and DEVELOP employees!

    OTDOur first offering will be


    (a TESA/Staff Training for Effective Management course offering)

    NOVEMBER 10, 2014

    Central Campus – Kaleidoscope Room

    9am – 4pm

     Employees may register via SPARK using ID# PRDC 2111, however, leader approval is required!

    Please contact Sheila Wall (sheila.wall@sjcd.edu) with any questions or concerns.




    • RAMONA KEMPS 11:27 am on January 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’m a new employee and in orientation I was told there would be a new employee information day that would be held in the near future so look out for it, but I wasn’t aware that it was announced in the Water cooler so I missed this opportunity. When will I be able to have my new employee information day? Or is this what I think it is?
      Please let me know when ever you can.


      • Amanda.Booren 3:14 pm on January 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Someone from HR will be contacting you. Thanks!

  • andrea.vasquez 3:39 pm on October 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Central Campus’ National Day on Writing- Oct. 22 

    On behalf of Dr. Joy Pasini

    On Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, San Jacinto College Central Campus will hold its 4th Annual Celebration of Writing in honor of the National Day on Writing.  Join us in the student center from 11:00 to 1:00 for lively activities hosted by students and faculty from the English and college preparatory departments and the Student Success Center.

    Be a part of the San Jac community by Tweeting your thoughts on writing at #WriteMyCommunity.  Make and munch some new words, write your life story in six words, write about community in the gallery of community photos, exercise your personal magnetism with refrigerator poetry, scare yourself and your neighbors with stories from the dark side, and much more.

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