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  • andrea.vasquez 2:13 pm on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Culture Con   

    Culture Con 2018 

    Check out highlights from the San Jacinto College South Campus’ annual Culture Con fair and fashion show! Great collaborations across disciplines and tons of student engagement throughout the event!

  • andrea.vasquez 1:47 pm on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Earth Day   

    South Campus celebrates Earth Day 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus recently hosted their annual Earth Day event featuring displays, demonstrations, activities, crafts and monkeys! Thank you to all our faculty, staff and students that helped create another great event to celebrate our planet!

  • andrea.vasquez 2:19 pm on April 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , STEM Council   

    Science Talks Speaker Series- Dr. B. Paul Padley, April 27 

    The San Jacinto College STEM Council presents Dr. B. Paul Padley on Friday, April 27, as he discusses the role of engineering in discovering the Higgs Boson.

  • andrea.vasquez 2:16 pm on April 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Undergraduate Research Symposium April 27 

    Join the South Campus STEM departments for the Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 27.

  • andrea.vasquez 2:50 pm on April 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Space Center Houston,   

    Science faculty tour JSC and Space Center Houston 

    Members of the San Jacinto College South Campus science faculty went on a behind the scenes professional development tour of Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston. The tour included access to Rocket Park, Historic Mission Control and the Space Center Houston Educational Resource Center. Thank you to all who attended, especially to Dr. Sheema Nassir for coordinating the visit, and to tour host, Norman Chaffee, one of the first engineers at the NASA Space Shuttle Program.

    • Mary Wisgirda 11:10 am on April 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      This was a great experience all around! It was amazing to find that our tour guide Sara was a San Jac South student. This is just the beginning of a closer relationship with NASA and finding ways to get our students involved in the adventure of space exploration.

  • andrea.vasquez 9:39 am on March 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: National Society of Leadership and Success   

    National Society of Leadership and Success to host Regina Julian April 6 

    The San Jacinto College student chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success will host a live speaker event featuring professional speaker and San Jacinto College professor Regina Julian on Friday, April 6, from 6-8 p.m. in the Central Campus Ballroom (C14.264). Regina will speak about how to motivate team members, inspire a shared vision and cultivate influence through effective communication and inspirational leadership.

    Regina Julian has served as a professor of communication studies for the past 16 years and currently provides instruction at the Central Campus in public speaking, interpersonal communication, as well as business and professional speech. Julian also functions as a professional contract speaker and (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 11:43 am on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    TABPHE 2018 

    The Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE) held their annual conference in Houston, Texas, at Hyatt Regency from February 22nd-February 25th. This year’s conference was a collaboration between TABPHE and TABSE (Texas Alliance of Black School Educators), an organization that represents K-12.  The conference theme was “Educate, Engage and Empower”:  The Time is NOW!”

    San Jacinto College has consistently had a large presence at the TABPHE conferences throughout the years, but this year faculty, staff, students and administrators made an outstanding contribution making sure the conference was a success!  Dr. Alexander Okwonna served as the TABPHE conference chair (also a board member). Dr. DeRhonda McWaine served as the registration committee chair (and her volunteers consisted of Dr. Lindsay Banks, Dr. LaToya Gilmore, Karyn Jones, LaVena Wilder and Francheska Williams).   Dr. Lamar McWaine (an executive board member and historian) and professor Tonja Conerly served as the programming committee co-chairs (with Dr. Kimberly Thomas, Bradford Traywick and Joseph Hebert serving as volunteers).  A special contribution was made by our Tech Support department under the leadership of Gus Sronce, who provided technology support (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 11:22 am on March 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Open Books, open educational resources, OpenBooks   

    OER Week at San Jacinto College 

    On behalf of Tonja Conerly, San Jacinto College South Campus sociology professor and OpenBooks project director

    You might have heard of OpenStaxs, but now it’s time for you to hear about OpenBooks. OpenBooks is open educational resources (OER) at San Jacinto College. During March 5 – 9 , we had the opportunity to celebrate OpenBooks during Open Education Resources Week.  During this week, our College and other institutions around the world, raised awareness about OER, which are free, open-licensed educational materials that exist.  We had celebrations on the Central, North and South Campus to introduce how open education resources can help our students financially and also give our faculty members an opportunity to create and share their work with their peers all around the world. (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 2:29 pm on February 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Feinberg, , Pixar,   

    Pixar’s Danielle Feinberg presenting at Feb. 28 Lyceum event 

    The San Jacinto College Lyceum Committee invites you to join us for a special presentation featuring Pixar Animation Studios’ Danielle Feinberg as the keynote speaker for the “Extraordinary Mystery: Unlocking your Potential” lecture event on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the San Jacinto College South Campus.

    This year’s event will focus on the College’s eight career pathways and will feature a morning session and afternoon session with faculty speakers from a wide range of disciplines. Feinberg will give her keynote presentation at both sessions.

    Feinberg is the director of photography for lighting at Pixar Animation Studios. She began her career at Pixar in 1997, after receiving her bachelor of arts in computer science from Harvard University. She first worked as a render wrangler for “A Bug’s Life” and went on to light many of Pixar’s films, including “Toy Story 2” and “Monsters, Inc.” Since then she has served as the director of photography for lighting on the Oscar-winning films “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Wall•E,” “Brave” and the 2018 Oscar-nominated “Coco.”

    “Extraordinary Mystery: Unlocking your Potential” takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Proscenium Theatre inside the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center (Building 15) at the South Campus. The morning session begins at 10 a.m., and the afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

  • andrea.vasquez 3:48 pm on December 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    South Campus students engage in College food pantry service learning project 

    Did you know that Texas has either the second or third highest rate of food insecurity in the country at 18.5%?  Arkansas and Mississippi are tied for first place with 19.2%.  That’s the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    On a typical day in the 18 southeast Texas counties served by the Houston Food Bank, 66,200 people are hungry and can’t afford to buy food.  Of that number, 5,000 are children.

    One in five households in the same area faces food insecurity.  They live with the threat of being hungry, or having inconsistent access to enough nutritious food.

    It’s even worse for kids: one in four children is food insecure in southeast Texas.

    This semester San Jacinto College enrolled over 30,000 students; The South campus had over 12,000 students. The San Jacinto College food pantry program started in 2013.  For the Fall 2017 semester the San Jacinto College South Campus Student Engagement and Activities office accepted 64 student requests for food assistance. Since there are multiple people in a household the total amount of individuals served was 251 individuals.  (More …)

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