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  • andrea.vasquez 10:42 am on June 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Accounts Payable Helpful Hints 

    Here are some Helpful Hints by your Accounts Payable Department

    With the year-end approaching, now is the time to start reviewing:

    • Reconcile your Purchase Orders, FGIENCD
    • Verify that Accounts Payable has received all invoices, FAIVNDH
    • If not, please contact the vendor for a copy and submit to accounts.payable@sjcd.edu for payment process.

    The Accounts Payable team DOES NOT close Purchase Orders.  Accounts Payable CAN Final Pay the invoice with your request, please indicate that on the document/invoice for us.  To close out your Purchase Order’s contact our Purchasing Department for assistance.

    Please remember that San Jacinto College/Accounts Payable is NET 30 days unless otherwise noted on the invoice.

  • melissa.trevizo 10:51 am on June 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    North Campus geology field trip 

    A group of 28 San Jacinto College North Campus students took a camping geology field trip to central Texas recently led by Peter Anderson, Rejeana Stephens and JohnFranklin Dzuryak. The weather cooperated nicely and the students were able to visit several road cuts, Inks Lake State Park, Grenwelge Park and a quick stop at Enchanted Rock. Students were able to collect fossils and mineral samples, while also visually learning about igneous intrusions, faulting, the principles of relative dating, stratigraphy, and depositional environments.

    For some it was their first time ever camping.

    One of Dzuryak’s students posted on instagram, “I went camping for the first time…. and kind of liked it?? I learned how to pitch a tent!! Also spending time without my phone in nature was actually refreshing. Spent quality time with some great people looking at beautiful scenery.”

    Enjoy some of our pictures the trip.

  • melissa.trevizo 10:40 am on June 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Congratulations to Mayra Treviño! 

    Mayra Treviño, daughter of San Jacinto College South Campus counselor Dora Treviño, has recently self-published a children’s book/novel. She is a fourth grader at League City Elementary and is 9 years old.  She also attend the Children’s Center at San Jacinto College-South.

    Her book, One Big Mystery is about a young boy named Joey who faces confusing, mysterious characters along his path as he tried to discover what is going on to get to the bottom of One Big Mystery.

    Treviño participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November 2017. She was selected to participate in the program through winning an award though PBS Channel 8 Young Writers Contest in Spring 2017.

    Along with her fellow writing club members, Treviño has performed readings of her book at Barnes and Noble and at the San Jacinto College South Campus Library.



  • melissa.trevizo 10:28 am on June 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Lambda Epsilon Chi paralegal induction ceremony 

    The San Jacinto College North Campus paralegal program held a ceremony for it’s Lamba Epsilon Chi (LEX) honor society. Erin Russell, paralegal at Beacon Law and San Jacinto College graduate served as a keynote speaker.

    LEX recognizes individuals who have demonstrated superior academic performance in an established program of paralegal studies offered at an institution that is an Institutional Member in good standing of the American Association for Paralegal Education.

    From left to right: Chris Blauser, president of the paralegal gators association; Ernest Davila, program director, paralegal; student Shana Gutierrez; Erin Russell, paralegal at Beacon Law; students Geri-Ann Hernandez, Felicia Jimenez, Carla Reyna, Maria Rosas and Christine Stephens; Jeanette Liberty, department chair, consumer services and legal professions and Heather Rhodes, interim dean, business and technology.


  • melissa.trevizo 10:21 am on June 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Department of Diverse Student Populations year-end awards event 

    On Thursday, April 26 at the San Jacinto College Central Campus Ballroom, the Diverse Student Populations department hosted their annual awards event, honoring students and mentors for participation and academic achievement.

    The event featured a presentation by Corry Worrell of WE Nation Enterprises. Also honored was Bradford Traywick who has served as the coordinator of the department for the last three years.

  • wpadmin 8:33 am on June 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    June in the library: The Correct Thing! 

    Submitted by Richard McKay ~ 

    People have been telling off slobs for ages, but they had to wait until the 1500s for the first book to help them do it, Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier (BJ 1604 C37).  A library of any pretentions at all can be counted on to have at least one of Courtier’s descendants on its shelves; let’s try our luck.  South campus librarians Larry Gainor and Lynda de los Santos combed our groaning shelves for books that tell nice people like us how to be even nicer.

     As Larry opens his book bag I notice Meghan Doherty’s How Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide (BJ 1843 D6).  Dick walks the perplexed millennial through a variety of situations that could easily turn into trouble.  I opened straight to “In the Bathroom,” and good for me, too.  Spoiler alert: Guys are supposed to lift the seat, and I know that her advice about washing my hands before leaving will stand me in good stead someday.  Ms. Doherty covers a broad range of chancy social interactions, including how to make friends at school, how to be a good roommate, how to…  Oh brother.  I think I’m going to be a dick and skip straight to Larry’s next selection.

     Popular: A Memoir: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (BF 575 S39 W34) is the record of teenager Maya Van Wagenen’s valiant experiment in personal growth: For an entire school year, she would follow precisely the beauty/health/popularity advice of a 1951 self-help manual for girls.  Ms. Van Wagenen’s writing is simple and forthright.  She has a good ear for dialog, a gently self-deprecating sense of humor, and a circus vet’s dose of nerve.  I’m not ruining the story for you by blurting out that she finally wins acceptance from the Cool Kids.  Her etiquette mojo seems to have worked for her, but then she was probably a good kid to begin with.

    Larry also found this fascinating study, Bowing to Necessities: A History of Manners in America, 1620-1860 (BJ 1853 H46).  Not to imply that the country’s manners went to blazes in 1861, but judging from a quick flip through the book, they were probably a dicey affair before then, too.  If, as we read in chapter 3, manners maketh man, they may just as easily unmaketh him, and in a rigidly vertical social hierarchy, falling from grace for an error of deportment must have been a constant worry in some quarters.  The scholarly text shouldn’t scare a reasonably literate reader with a taste for period folderol.  No pix, darn it; a few halftones of guys in tricorner hats deferring politely to each other would have livened things a bit.

    Anyway, my problemo with etiquette books is that the people in the direst need of them are probably unconscious of this, and so I think are unlikely to ever see them.  Also, wouldn’t people terminally flummoxed by what might be expected of them in an unusual social occasion be best served by sending their regrets?

    Let’s try to have fun with this.  Here to help is P.J. O’Rourke, who offers Modern Manners: An Etiquette Book for Rude People (PN 6231 E8 O76), another of Lynda’s selections.  Having already read this far down the page, you may be tired of hearing our betters tell us how to behave ourselves, and so is Mr. O’Rourke, who offers not one bit of actionable advice.  Here he is, on thank-you notes: “If you are in any condition to write a thank-you note the next day, it wasn’t a real party.”  He adds inspirational quotes at the head of each chapter.  For the chapter titled “Going Out,” we have a quote from the movie The Wild One: “We don’t go anywhere.  Going somewhere is for squares.”  Full marks to Mr. O’Rourke for citing “square” in its correct derogatory sense.  Had Ms. Doherty used it instead of “dick” I might have read past the restroom advisories.

    For those of us who prefer their advice to be career-focused, Lynda gives us Lynn Peril’s (what a great name) Swimming in the Steno Pool: A Retro Guide to Making It in the Office (HD 8039 S58 P47).  Ms. Peril is short on grooming advice for the cubicle farm, but she’s got a lot to say about the demeaning nature of the work and social position assigned to the almost exclusively female office staff at any time you’d care to pick in the last century, including right now.

    The maxim “give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man” is grounded in religious instruction, but might apply to etiquette as well.  Lynda’s next choice is the helpful kiddie book Monster Knows Table Manners (BJ 2041 M5525 [Juvenile Collection]), differing from each of our other selections in that it may be the most likely of the bunch to be used by someone at once needing its advice and also standing to profit from it, although he or she is certainly not likely to be reading and understanding it without adult help.  Its twenty pages are heavy cardboard stock, and covered with the sort of bullet-proof glossy plastic film that argues for its use during a small child’s snack time.

    I don’t suppose Lynda had to look hard to find the 1984 edition of the classic Emily Post’s Etiquette: A Guide to Modern Manners (BJ 1853 P6), which you might keep within lunging distance of your bedside should you ever find yourself out of Ambien.  Approached in the right frame of mind it can be amusing, instructive, soporific… Your pick.  You should have no problem finding an older copy in good condition in a used book store.  No review of any edition of Etiquette can be complete without respectful acknowledgment of Dorothy Parker’s 1927 New Yorker review “Mrs. Post Enlarges on Etiquette,” right here for your cold-blooded amusement, because I know you like that sort of thing.

    The Department of Antiquities:  The attached picture, taken facing due east at the corner of parking lot 6, dates to the early ‘80s.  The wealth of attractive greenery that now adorns the campus hides the stark geometry of even our smaller buildings; that’s the gym, to the left.  I’ve said this before about the library, and I’ll say it about the gym, that it would not be out of place in the Valley of the Kings.  Cover the facade with incised hieroglyphics and our students wouldn’t even have to leave campus to be exposed to exotic art and architecture.

    Until next month, mind your p’s and q’s, and don’t be a square.

    Kindest summer regards,


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