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  • wpadmin 3:11 pm on September 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Banned Books Week is upon us! A note from Richard McKay 

    Banned Books Week is not marked with a dayglo highlighter on my desk calendar. I don’t have “can’t miss this one!” in block letters and red ink in the Sunday, September 27th, square, with an arrow drawn straight through to midnight on Saturday, October 3rd.  I will not practice any mortifications of the flesh besides those to which I am already accustomed.  I couldn’t keep the holiday with any conviction because there are books that I’d like to see banned. (More …)

  • amanda.fenwick 8:49 am on September 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 

    San Jacinto College is committed to assisting all members of the San Jacinto College community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security compliance document is available on the San Jacinto College Police Department website at http://www.sanjac.edu/police.

    Printed copies of the 2015 San Jacinto College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report are available at each of the three campus police departments. (More …)

  • wpadmin 3:19 pm on September 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Planning a STEM event? Help us place it on the calendar! 

    Last year, San Jacinto College hosted or assisted in the coordination of approximately 60 STEM events. Let’s do this again for 2015-16!

    Make sure your events are included! The San Jacinto College STEM Council now has a calendar page for all STEM-related events. To have your event posted, please visit sanjac.edu/let-us-know-about-your-stem-event. This is a quick and easy process to ensure we receive all event information.

    Click on EVENT FORM, and submit your information!


  • wpadmin 2:11 pm on September 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Join the fun! Rec Sports to host a series of Fall events! 

    San Jacinto College Rec Sports will host a variety of events this Fall that will include a color run and fishing trip!

    Activities are open to all students, faculty and staff members. Please pass along the following schedule to your classes so that students may join the fun!

    fall 2015 rec schedule

    Note: The fishing trip will take place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 25. The Color Out Cancer run will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 14.

    For registration or questions, contact Mary Shelley at mary.shelley@sjcd.edu or Butch Sutton at butch.sutton@sjcd.edu. Keep up with the latest Rec Sports news at sanjac.edu/rec-sports.

  • amanda.fenwick 9:08 am on September 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    September Board of Trustees meeting highlights 

  • amanda.fenwick 10:34 am on September 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Heizer ‘earth art’ works now on display 

    “Heizer Handshake,” selected works of renowned “earth art” artist Michael Heizer, are now on display through Sept. 25 at the Central Campus art gallery, located in the East Classroom Building, room 119.


  • amanda.fenwick 4:38 pm on September 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Flu shots coming to a campus near you! 

    image002.jpgDON’T LET THE FLU GET YOU!

    We are coming to YOUR campus!

    Below is the schedule of dates, times, and locations we will be administering the flu vaccinations.


    FREE for full-time and part-time employees.
    Part-time employees must have signed approval from immediate supervisor – click here for the form.
    Only $20 for students and family members.
    (Must be 18 years of age or older)

    South Campus: Student Center lobby, Thursday, Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Central Campus: Student Center lobby, Monday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    North Campus: N7.150 Health Clinic, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    District Office: A1 lobby, Monday, Oct. 5, 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    Please note this important information:

    The vaccine is administered in your upper arm, so please remember to wear appropriate clothing that will make this area appropriately accessible.

  • amanda.fenwick 4:21 pm on September 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jacinto College Night at the Pasadena Rodeo 

    qTBXqoGBcGrab your cowboy hat and boots, because San Jacinto College Night at the Pasadena Rodeo is just around the corner! On Wednesday, Sept. 16, College officials will participate in the grand entrance at 7:15 p.m., followed by high intensity rodeo action, and performances from country music stars Jake Worthington and Jason Cassidy.

    Make plans to bring your family out to this fun-filled event, and enjoy great rodeo action, delicious food, and more!

    General admission to the Pasadena Rodeo is $15 if purchased online, or $20 at the gate. For more information, visit pasadenarodeo.com.


    Have fun!

  • wpadmin 2:28 pm on September 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply  


    Our deepest sympathies go to Dr. Janis Fowler, on the recent passing of her mother, Patricia Christensen.

    Patricia Ann McCarty Christensen was born on July 23, 1933 and passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015 after a valiant battle with cancer.

    Pat will be best remembered for her love of family, her generosity, her devout faith, and many close friends. She never hesitated to help others in need. Pat loved to celebrate the holidays with family – these usually included home cooked meals and many rounds of card or board games with her grandchildren. Other hobbies of Pat’s included antiquing, sewing, decorating, shopping, and working Sudoku and crossword puzzles. But most importantly, she was the glue that brought and kept the family together.

    Pat was preceded in death by her loving husband Richard (Dick) Christensen, parents Esther and Jerry McCarty, brothers Gerald McCarty and Tom Ellsberry and wives, in-laws Elroy and Geneal Christensen and brother-in law Paul Christensen. Pat is survived by her children, Jerry Christensen (Carol), Janis Christensen Fowler (Ned), and David Christensen (Mary); grandchildren Robert, Hannah, Harrison, Libby, and Emalee; sisters Donna Adams and Margie McDermott; in-laws Bruce and Pat Christensen, and Delores Christensen, as well as many cousins.

    The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Kingwood Funeral Home in Kingwood, Texas.
    Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Holy Comforter Church in Kingwood, Texas.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s name to Holy Comforter Lutheran Church or to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

    To view the complete obituary, click here.

    Kingwood Funeral Home
    Holy Comforter Church
    22800 Highway 59 North
    1901 Woodland Hills Drive
    Kingwood, TX
    Kingwood, TX 77339

    Houston Museum of Fine Arts

    Dr. Janis Fowler is the Director of the Aerospace Academy located at Johnson Space Center.

  • wpadmin 9:09 am on September 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Recycling at San Jacinto College is serious business! 

    A message from John Maslonka –

    Recycling at San Jacinto College is serious business!

    You might have noticed the blue recycle containers distributed by our campus Green Teams throughout the district. Containers for paper and bottles & cans are available for your use. Please use them for recyclables only. If we send contents contaminated by non-recyclable material we can be financially penalized. Use them and ensure that you do your part to minimize the impact to our environment.

    These recycle materials are gathered by select members of our custodial contractor group, who in turn place them in our recycle compactors located at each of the main campus locations. Once these compactors are full, we have our recycle company collect them for processing. We partner with Republic Services recycling aluminum cans, metals, paper, cardboard, glass, and plastic bottles. Doing so reduces the impact on our area landfills and provides a resource for new products that we use every day. Last year, the Green Team helped us recycle 57 tons of recyclable materials!

    The College participates in other avenues of recycling. Accounting and Financial Services semi-annual shredding drives have a positive impact on our efforts at environmental responsibility. Approximately 10 tons of paper was collected last shredding cycle. This number has been trending downward, possibly due to more electronic data collection efforts. Our Welding department at Central Campus recycles scrap metals. Last year they sent 21 tons of metals for recycle. Not to be out done, our district’s Inventory & Procurement Management and Technical Support groups recycle computer and electrical equipment. Last year they were able to recycle almost 32 tons of computers and equipment. Do you have a recycling project underway? Share it with us by emailing john.maslonka@sjcd.edu.

    You can see that students, faculty, staff, and our contracted partners are making a real difference. San Jacinto College’s focus is not only on the future of our students, but the future of our environment as well!


    • June Vicenik 7:39 pm on September 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Are used pens, etc. still being collected for recycling. If so where do we deposit these items.

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