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  • andrea.vasquez 3:21 pm on November 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Battleship Texas, , South Webb History Club, Veteran's Day   

    Support South Campus’ Webb History Club at the Battleship Texas on Nov. 11 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus Webb History Club is co-sponsoring a Veteran’s Day event on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m., at the Battleship Texas State Historic Site to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armstice Day. The Battleship Texas State Historic Site is located at 3523 Independence Parkway South in La Porte, Texas. For more information, visit tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/battleship-texas/armistice-day.

  • andrea.vasquez 9:35 am on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Venture Pitch   

    Venture Pitch winners! 

    Congratulations to Venture Pitch first place winner Saad Nadeem, a Clear Horizons Early College High School student, with a business idea pitch that centered around creating bionic prosthetic limbs for low-income families. Second place went to Stewart Macnee, who pitched an idea focusing on tax credits. Dr. Roger Watkins, San Jacinto College South Campus department chair of business and computer technology services, would also like to thank Elizabeth McKinley, accounting and business professor, for serving as the moderator; and Kevin Hale, business management professor; Nevin Coco, liberal arts division operations coordinator; Lori Rhodes, liberal arts division operations coordinator; and LaDarrell Hopkins, CEO of Green Thumb Consultant LLC for serving as the judges for the first Venture Pitch competition.

  • andrea.vasquez 2:26 pm on April 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Phi Theta Kappa,   

    Congratulations PTK! 

    Student members and faculty advisors of San Jacinto College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international honor society Alpha Gamma Zeta chapter recently received numerous awards at the regional and international conferences.

    At the Texas regional conference, PTK Alpha Gamma Zeta was named a Top Texas PTK chapter within the top 16 chapters out of approximately 90 PTK chapters in Texas. PTK student officer, Isabelle Faust was named to the Distinguished Officer Hall of Honor. The chapter also received their 5-Star Chapter Award, the highest award an individual chapter can receive for student and administrator engagement at the regional and international levels through projects and outreach (More …)

  • 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 2:16 pm on April 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: research symposium,   

    Undergraduate Research Symposium April 27 

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

  • 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 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 1:29 pm on December 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , landscaping,   

    Collaborative annual landscaping project with Facilities Services and Central botany class 

    The Facilities Services department and the Central Campus botany class recently completed their semester landscaping project at the front entrance and parking lot of the Central Campus music building #5.  In collaboration with Mr. Jeff Tschappatt, the District Grounds Supervisor, his grounds crew and Professor Barbara Schumacher, a campus planting has been incorporated into the semester syllabus for more than 10 years.  Learning about specific plant selections, their characteristics and placement in horticulture design under the guidance of Mr. Tschappatt always enhances the student’s botanical experience.

    This semester, two entrance beds were planted with a colorful, cold-hardy variety of “Sunshine Ligustrum” (Ligustrum sinense) and the popular “Chinese fringe flower” (Loropetalum sp.) shrubbery.  Smaller cover plants of society garlic and African Iris filled in six more parking lot beds to beautify the area.

    As part of this project students were able to:  calculate bed dimensions, draw beds to scale, analyze soil samples for type and nutrient content, place and plant over 100 plants and finish all beds with a mulch covering.

    This partnership with Facilities Services allows for an improved student learning outcome,  providing Facilities Services a direct avenue to interact with San Jacinto College students, impacting their education in a positive manner and improving campus appearance.  We are grateful for this annual collaborative opportunity.

  • andrea.vasquez 3:46 pm on October 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aerospace academy, ,   

    Space Day at South Campus 

    The San Jacinto College Aerospace Academy hosted their Space Day event at the San Jacinto College South Campus on Oct. 19, which featured a variety of STEM activities, college and university transfer representatives, student projects, department information booths and local STEM industry booths that provided career information. Former NASA Astronaut David Leestma also held a special meet and greet session. Leestma graduated first in his class from the U.S. Naval Academy, flew on three space missions and was later a senior engineering executive at Johnson Space Center.

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