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  • amanda.fenwick 9:43 am on August 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Check your information in SJC AlertMe 

    Alert Me iconThe peak of the 2015 hurricane season is here, so now is a great time to check your contact information in SJC AlertMe.

    Employees and students should log in to SOS to either sign up for, or edit your SJC AlertMe information. Once you are logged in, click on the red SJC AlertMe tab.

    SJC AlertMe is now available to the general public. Employees and students must sign up and update their information through SOS, but family, friends, partners, and community members may now sign up to receive SJC AlertMe notifications. A link to sign up can be found online at http://www.sanjac.edu/alert-me.

    Monitor the tropics and stay informed by visiting any of the following sites:

    Providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff and community is our top priority. However, your safety begins with you. So stay informed, be prepared, and make sure your contact information in SJC AlertMe is accurate and up-to-date.

  • amanda.fenwick 2:16 pm on August 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Partners in education 


    Margaret Kidd, who teaches International Business and Logistics classes at San Jacinto College, recently attended a conference in Florida sponsored by the TAACCCT LINCS Grant Consortium. TAACCCT stands for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training. LINCS stands for Leveraging Integrating Networking Coordinating. The U.S. Department of Labor grant provides funds to expand IBUS training. Shown at the conference (from left) are Houston Area Urban League Director Eric Goodie, Margaret Kidd, Leslie Backus (National Principle TAACCCT LINCS Grant Investigator, Broward College), and Justin Robinson III, President and CEO of the HAUL. The National Urban League is now an official partner of the TAACCCT LINCS grant and will provide assistance with participant recruiting and career services. In addition to teaching IBUS classes, Ms. Kidd also serves as the TAACCCT LINCS grant project director for San Jacinto College.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:20 am on August 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Voter registration opportunities coming to your campus! 

    Vote stickerThis year’s November election will feature city of Houston mayoral and city council elections, as well as several state constitutional amendments. If you want to vote in the November election, you must be registered by October 4.

    The League of Women Voters will be on campus during College Community Week to answer any questions you may have, and to hand out voter registration cards. The schedule is below:

    Tuesday, August 18
    Central Campus: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Slocomb Auditorium

    Wednesday, August 19
    Central Campus: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., Slocomb Auditorium
    South Campus: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., Gymnasium Lobby
    North Campus: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., Fine Arts Center Auditorium (voter registration cards only)


    • BK SILVA 9:23 am on August 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Who is the Point of Contact [POC] for this announcement? I would like to network with the POC for the South Campus Constitution Day Observance in September. Thank you for the announcement!

  • amanda.fenwick 11:01 am on August 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Photography Challenge: Back to School 

    Back-to-school photo sample.

    Back-to-school photo sample.

    The San Jacinto College Employee Photography Club is kicking off the year with a photography challenge: Back to School.  Take a photo of a back-to-school scene. The photo should be representative of school in some manner.  Your back-to-school scene may be a person, or a group, or even just school-related items.  It doesn’t have to be at San Jac although we love our SJC pics!  For an additional challenge, use the depth of field in your photo to focus on one area while gently blurring elements in front of and/or behind the focal point.

    To participate, simply bring your photo on a USB drive with you to the first photography club meeting on September 18 @ 11:30am in the Central Campus ILC, room 110.  You may also contact Chris Duke (chris.duke@sjcd.edu) to request access to the club website and upload your photo to the club site or share it via Flickr.

    The San Jacinto College Employee Photography club works to create a collaborative learning community of photographers among college employees and their families. All San Jac employees, retirees, spouses, and dependents are invited to participate in Club meetings and activities.  Individual club employee members are responsible, in collaboration with their leader, for maintaining their personal work schedules in relation to club activities and any wellness release time. Minor dependents must be accompanied by the college employee at all club activities.

  • amanda.fenwick 11:09 am on August 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Extreme Heat Conditions Possible Through Next Week 

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    What is the danger?

    The National Weather Service warns that heat indices could climb to 108 degrees daily through Tuesday of next week. This raises the potential for heat illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and sunburn. These illnesses occur when the body is unable to properly cool itself. The body normally cools itself by sweating; but sometimes sweating just isn’t enough. Having a fever, heart disease, mental illness, poor circulation, sunburn or being dehydrated also limits the body’s ability to control body temperature.

    If left untreated, a heat-related illness can lead to death. (More …)

  • wpadmin 8:19 am on August 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Office 2013 Upgrade 

    San Jacinto College will be upgrading all employee computers to Microsoft Office 2013 within the coming weeks. Microsoft Office 2013 is a version of Microsoft Office, a productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. It is the successor of Microsoft Office 2010. This upgrade will be done remotely while your computer is connected to the San Jacinto College network. (More …)

    • Gary Smith 6:20 am on August 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Will we be able to add this to our smart phone or not. Also since we went to 365, my computor has slowed to a crawl. Can I go back to outlook or do I have to stay on 365.

      • Amanda.Fenwick 10:00 am on August 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Gary, you will need to contact Tech Support to answer your questions. Thank you.

  • andrea.vasquez 10:55 am on August 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Free Back-to-School event! Kutz4Kids at South Campus this Saturday! 

    The South Campus cosmetology, pharmacy, ADN nursing, and CPD departments will be hosting the Kutz4Kidz event this Saturday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Jones Technical Building. Cosmetology students will provide free haircuts for kids, pharmacy and nursing students will give hand washing and health demonstrations, and a number of workshops will be available for parents. The first 50 children accompanied by their parents will receive school supplies upon the parents completing 4 of the 5 workshops offered.

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