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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 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 11:19 am on March 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply

    PTK hosts Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner at South Campus 

    Recently, the San Jacinto College South Campus PTK chapter Alpha Gamma Zeta hosted a breakfast for Executive Director for PTK, Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. Students were able to meet her and discuss their experiences in PTK and their future plans. A special thank you to all of those who organized the breakfast and were able to attend!

  • 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 …)

  • andrea.vasquez 3:33 pm on December 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Prof. Alvenetta Wilson contributes to Wallethub.com 

    Prof. Alvenetta Wilson, South Campus business and office technology professor, recently contributed to a Wallethub.com article on credit reporting. You can read the “Ask the Experts” blog post here. Thank you Prof. Wilson for offering your expertise to Wallethub.com!

  • amanda.fenwick 3:27 pm on November 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Summer camp information form now available! 

    In an effort to continue to increase participation in community programs such as summer camps, we are collecting information about summer camps now so that advertising and promotion of these activities can begin March 1, 2018. In order for us to compile the most complete list of all Summer camps happening throughout the College, we need to receive this information now so we can begin planning for the website, camp registration and promotion. (More …)

  • andrea.vasquez 3:36 pm on November 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Diabetes Health Fair   

    Annual South Campus Diabetes Fair 

    Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month?  Did you know that in 2015, 30.3 million Americans (9.4 percent of the population) had diabetes and that 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had pre-diabetes?  Every year there are 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes. This means that you know someone who is diabetic or pre-diabetic.

    We will all be impacted by diabetes in some way- either with a personal medical diagnosis or through those we know and care about. So, rather than do nothing, the San Jacinto College South Campus employees have made it a priority to educate our employees, students and community about all of the different aspects of diabetes. (More …)

    • Lisa 10:53 am on November 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Great job!!! Tomorrow, 11-14-17, is the day that people are asked to wear blue to bring awareness to Diabetes. I will be wearing my blue!!! I am a diabetic and I take care of my mother who has dementia and diabetes. In recent studies there has been a link discovered between Alzheimer and Diabetes. It is very important to catch and care for Diabetes as early as you can!

  • andrea.vasquez 11:17 am on November 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dia de los Muertos   

    El Dia de los Muertos celebration at South Campus 

    The South Campus communications department celebrated “El Día de los Muertos” between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2nd 2017. The Day of the Dead is celebrated on Nov. 2 and has been part of the Meso American culture for thousands of years. It is celebrated by people in Mexico, parts of Central and South America and increasingly throughout the United States. It also coincides with All Souls Day in the Roman Catholic Faith.  Loved ones construct altars called ofrendas in Spanish that display portraits, favorite foods and special possessions of their loved ones. (More …)

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