SJC Student Activities present Only The Brave movie

The San Juan College Student Activities office will present a series of family movies this spring.  The first in the series, Only The Brave, will be shown on Friday, January 19, in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall.

Through hope, determination, sacrifice and the drive to protect families and communities, the Granite Mountain Hotshots become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. While most people run from danger, they run toward it – watching over lives, homes and everything people hold dear, forging a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire in Yarnell, Arizona.

The film is rated PG-13.

For further information, call the Student Activities Office at 566-3403.

San Juan College Theatre department presents a Reader’s Theatre Performance of The Rez Sisters

Experience the masterful art of playwriting in an intimate setting when the San Juan College Theatre department presents a Reader’s Theatre Performance of The Rez Sisters, Saturday, February 10, at 7 p.m., in the Black Box Theatre.

The Rez Sisters is a two-act play by Cree Canadian writer Tomson Highway. The play focuses on the hopes and dreams of a group of seven women on the Wasayching Hill Indian reserve. The Rez Sisters features an ensemble cast of seven women dreaming of winning, and working toward raising enough money to attend, “The Biggest Bingo in the World”. The play melds the sometimes dark realities of life on an Indian reserve with humor and elements of Aboriginal spirituality. It features excerpts of dialogue in the Cree and Ojibway languages.       Readers Theatre staging is minimal and actors present a rehearsed, dramatic experience that pays particular attention to the deeper themes, style, cadence and pros of the text. It differs from a full-scale production, in that its purpose is to provide its audience with an auditory experience of the writer’s unique voice, cadence, tempo and use of language. There is a short break after the play ends, and the audience is invited back to attend a discussion of the play’s deeper meanings, themes and overall impact.

 

Donations are taken at the door. For more information about this unique theatre experience, call the San Juan College Box Office or visit sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette.

Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery presents The Retro Mod Show featuring Robb Rocket & Roswell exhibit

Robb and Tina Farrow will showcase an array of multi-faceted works of mixed media, paintings and found object sculptures in an exhibit titled The Retro Mod Show featuring Robb Rocket & Roswell, at the Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery, January 5 to January 26.

A closing reception will be held Friday, January 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery.

The Retro-Mod Studio is the combined effort of the married team of artist’s Robb Rocket and Roswell. Their studio and online gallery displays multi-faceted works of mixed media, paintings and found object sculptures where the past and future have a co-existence in visual form. The exhibit will include the beautifully executed fine art of Roswell with her mesmerizing Mid-Century Abstracts to the quirky style of “Feebrow” artist Robb Rocket. Both artist’s love art and it shows in the work they produce and the pleasure it brings to share with enthusiast everywhere.

The Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information about this exhibit or other Gallery events, contact the Art Gallery at 505-566-3464.

Enjoy an evening of music when the San Juan College Orchestra performs

Enjoy an evening of music when the San Juan College Orchestra performs on Friday, January 26, at 7 p.m., in the Henderson Fine Arts Performance Hall, as part of the San Juan College Silhouette Series.

The concert, under the direction of Conductor Dr. Teun Fetz, will feature pieces including The Chase by David Shaffer; Cherry Tree by Yukiko Nishamura; Concerto a Cinque, op. 7, no. 1 by Tomaso Alvinoni; Concerto in Sol Maggiore-Alla Rustica by Antonio Vivaldi; Violin Concerto in G Major by Antonio Vivaldi featuring Levi Brown on violin; Csardas by Vittorio Monti; Desert, Dawn to Dusk by San Juan College Orchestra violinist/composer Marvin Paioff; Duke Ellington arranged by Calvin Custer; Reverie by John Corigliano and Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance. The performance is a mix of string orchestra music and full orchestra ensemble with winds and percussion.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are available online at sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. For further information or to purchase tickets in person, contact the San Juan College Box Office at 566-3430.

Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Victoria & Abdul

The Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Victoria & Abdul, Saturday, January 27, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

The cast includes Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Tim Pigott-Smith, Olivia Williams, Simon Callow and Michael Gamb. This film is rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language.

The Farmington Cinematheque Series is sponsored by the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center, the San Juan College Library and KSJE Radio.  It features documentaries and independent films not released on a national level.

Tickets are $5, and are available at the San Juan College Box Office. For further information, call the Box Office at 505-566-3430.

SJC Campus closed for winter break

The San Juan College campus will be closed for the winter break Tuesday, December 19 through Monday, January 1.

There will be no classes or activities scheduled, and all offices will be closed.  This includes the main campus, as well as the East Campus in Aztec, West Campus in Kirtland, and all other satellite locations.

The Health and Human Performance Center (HHPC) will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1.  It will observe normal hours the remainder of the time:  Monday through Thursday, 4:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, 4:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Saturday 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The HHPC is closed on Sundays.

The San Juan College Department of Public Safety will continue to have security officers on duty around the clock. If you need assistance, please contact a security officer at 566-3333 or 215-3091.

New students can apply online at www.sanjuancollege.edu/admissions. Continuing students can register through My SJC Portal or www.sanjuancollege.edu/register. The campus will reopen on Tuesday, January 2.  Spring semester classes begin on Monday, January 15.

African Drumming Ensemble Performs

Enjoy an evening of world music when the African Drumming Ensemble performs on Saturday, December 16, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre, as part of the San Juan College Silhouette Series.

Dr. Teun Fetz, assistant professor of Music at San Juan College, leads the African Drumming group as they play traditional West African and Cuban selections. Music will include tunes like the Afro-Cuban Cascara, Cicea, and Comparsa from Cuba; Conga, Congolese from the Congo, and others.

Join us for some rhythmic excitement where dancing is encouraged in this vibrant atmosphere.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are available online at sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. For further information or to purchase tickets in person, contact the San Juan College Box Office at 566-3430.

San Juan College Choir and Company groups will perform a Christmas concert

The San Juan College Choir and Company groups will perform a Christmas concert, Thursday, December 14, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

The Company Ensemble will help get you in the Holiday spirit with songs such as Swingin’ Saint Nick; Santa Baby; and Rudolph, Frosty, and Suzy.

San Juan College Concert Choir will present a variety of songs including the familiar For Unto Us a Child is Born; Shout the News; Let it be Christmas and Carols, Bells, and Boughs of Holly.

It will be an evening of feel-good Christmas music.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are available online at sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. For further information or to purchase tickets in person, contact the San Juan College Box Office at 566-3430.

SJC was awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to San Juan College by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual(s) or department designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR.

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C.

For further information regarding the CAFR contact San Juan College Executive Vice President, Ed DesPlas at 505-566-3253.

San Juan College announces holiday hours

The Educational Services Center at San Juan College, located in the clock tower building, will be closing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21 due to the holiday.

The entire SJC campus will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26. No classes will be held at the Farmington, Aztec or Kirtland campuses.

The Library will close at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21 and will remain closed from Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26.

In addition, the Health and Human Performance Center (HHPC) will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and will remain closed through November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. The HHPC will resume normal hours on Friday, November 24, from 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 25, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For a complete list of HHPC hours, go to www.sanjuancollege.edu/hhpc.

All SJC classes will resume on Monday, November 27, and regular schedules for all campus building will resume that day as well.