San Juan College to host Fall FAFSA Fest

San Juan College will host a Fall Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Fest Wednesday, October 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Suns Room #1019 on the Farmington campus. At the Fall FAFSA Fest new students, current students and anyone considering college will be able to fill out their FAFSA with the assistance of the San Juan College Financial Aid Department staff.

Degree-seeking students who fill out a FAFSA at the event will be eligible to win a scholarship to San Juan College from the San Juan College Foundation. Two winners will be chosen for either a $250 scholarship for part-time students or a $500 scholarship for full-time students. The scholarship must be used in the spring 2018 semester.  Students must be degree-seeking with a minimum 2.0 GPA. The scholarship is non-transferable.

San Juan College One Book, One Community welcomes Kevin Fedarko, author of The Emerald Mile to campus

San Juan College One Book, One Community is pleased to announce that Kevin Fedarko, author of The Emerald Mile, will be on campus Tuesday, October 17, for several events.

Fedarko will begin at the San Juan College library with a book signing from 2 to 3 p.m. Attendees have an opportunity to bring their copy of The Emerald Mile or purchase one at the library and have it signed by the author.

Those who want more interaction with Fedarko will have an opportunity to ask questions and hear about his upcoming projects at the meet and greet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the San Juan College Black Box Theater.

Fedarko will give a formal presentation on The Emerald Mile and his experiences in the Grand Canyon at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre.

All events are free and open to the public.

For further information about One Book One Community events, contact Danielle Sullivan, at 566-3476 or visit sanjuancollege.edu/onebook.

September 29 is AstroFriday at the San Juan College Planetarium

The San Juan College Planetarium’s AstroFriday presentation for Friday, September 29, is Cosmic Castaways. Show times are at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

This 20-minute full-dome planetarium show focuses on galaxies and their stars. Most stars lie within the crowded boundaries of galaxies, traveling with their brothers and sisters in a vast galactic family. Some find themselves on their own, deep within voids between the galaxies – these are the cosmic castaways.

The full-dome presentation will be followed by a live guided tour of the sky, using the Planetarium’s Digitarium Zeta star projector.

Fall sky maps will be given out while supplies last.  There is no admission charge, but there is a maximum seating capacity of 60 in the Planetarium, so seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to preserve dark-adaption, no one will be admitted late once the show has started.

Due to construction of the West Classroom Complex, entrance and exit to the Planetarium is through the outside door from the courtyard between the Planetarium and the Little Theatre.

Weather permitting, a free public stargaze with telescopes will be held at 8:30 p.m. in the courtyard between the Planetarium and the Little Theatre, after the last show. The Stargaze will last a maximum of one hour.

There is no capacity limit for the stargaze. Plan to view the waxing gibbous Moon and the spectacular planet Saturn. More challenging solar system targets include the distant gas giants Neptune and Uranus. Binary star targets for the evening feature the always spectacular double star, Albireo. If weather conditions are particularly favorable, participants may also see such deep-sky objects as the Ring Nebula in Lyra, the globular cluster M13 in Hercules, the Wild Duck Cluster in Aquila, and the Dumbbell Nebula M27 in Cygnus.

For further information, call David Mayeux at 505-566-3361. The Planetarium show schedule and other information is available online at www.sanjuancollege.edu/planetarium.

San Juan College OTA Program hosting CarFit event

The San Juan College Occupational Therapy (OTA) Program will host an OTA car fitting featuring the guidelines of CarFit, a nation-wide, educational program created by the American Society on Aging and developed in collaboration with AAA (American Automobile Association), AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association. This FREE event will be on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind the School of Health Sciences and directly in front of the SJC Bookstore (Parking Lot C) on the San Juan College Farmington Campus (4601 College Boulevard). Walk-ins are welcome at the event but participants can call 505-566-3849 to reserve an appointment.

CarFit is a program designed to help drivers find out how well they currently fit their personal vehicle, to highlight actions they can take to improve their fit, and to promote conversations about driver safety and community mobility. A proper fit in one’s personal vehicle can greatly increase not only the driver’s safety but also the safety of others. While the event has been traditionally aimed at older drivers, anyone is welcome to the event.

SJC Fine Arts Committee Invitational Featuring Maria Kompare and Sarah Tefanov

The San Juan College Fine Arts Committee Invitational featuring Maria Kompare and Sarah Tefanov will showcase an array of art in an exhibit titled Subject to Change: Earth and Body, at the Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery, September 29 to October 20.

An opening reception will be held Friday, September 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery.

Sarah Tefanov and Maria Kompare collaborated to share many stories of life, climate change, as well as transformations in their individual artistic styles. The result is Subject to Change: Earth and Body.

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.

Cinematheque Series presents Pop Aye

The Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Pop Aye, Friday, September 22, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

They say the journey is often more meaningful than the destination, but both prove moving in Pop Aye.  On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok.  Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together, only to discover the truth about himself. This film is not rated.

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.

San Juan County Homeless Stand Down Event

Hope for Heroes in the Shadows is the theme of the 2017 San Juan County Homeless Stand Down event, which will be held Friday, October 13, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at San Juan College’s Health and Human Performance Center.   Donations and support are being requested to help bring those who sacrificed for our freedoms back into the main stream of society. The purpose of the event is to serve homeless veterans with a wide range of support services that will provide basic needs such as personal hygiene, warm meals, and basic medical attention. All monetary donations as well as personal items are appreciated.

The 2017 team of sponsors include the San Juan College Foundation; NM Department of Veterans Service; NM Workforce Connection; Veterans Administration; PMS Veteran and Family Support Services; area veteran organizations; San Juan County, the cities of Aztec, Bloomfield and Shiprock; the City of Farmington Community Relations Committee; The Navajo Nation; and several faith based organizations.

For more information or to provide donations or support for this year’s Stand Down event, contact Beverly Charley, San Juan County Veterans Service Officer, at 505-635-3440; or Brad Maxwell, San Juan College Rural Veterans Program Coordinator, at 505-566-3967.

Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

The Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Friday, October 13, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history features some of the greatest music stars of our time. It tells the story of a profound missing chapter in the history of American music – the Indigenous influence.  Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others.  Rumble shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. This film is not rated.

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.

Broadening Horizons Lecture Series presents special lecture by Madison Steiner

The Citizens Bank Broadening Horizons Lecture Series at San Juan College presents a special lecture by Madison Steiner, creator of Peach’s Neet Feet, Thursday, October 5, at 7 p.m., at the San Juan College Little Theatre.

Join us for an enlightening discussion with Madison Steiner, the creator of Peach’s Neet Feet, which brings joy to the lives of children who have experienced great hardships in the form of chronic illness and disability. Steiner also will discuss her nationwide Hustle Kindness movement, encouraging people to perform random acts of kindness.

The Citizens Bank Broadening Horizons Lecture Series includes local authors, faculty and guest speakers on a wide range of interesting topics, and is sponsored by Citizens Bank, the San Juan College Foundation and KSJE Radio. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For information on the Citizens Bank Broadening Horizons Lecture Series, contact the San Juan College Box Office at 566-3430.

Silhouette Series presents the Fall Masterworks Concert

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 20, at 7 p.m., when the San Juan College Silhouette Series presents the annual Fall Masterworks Concert, in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall.

Witness the harmony and combination of the San Juan College Orchestra and Choir, as they collaborate for a Masterworks performance. The San Juan College Orchestra is directed by Dr. Teun Fetz, and the SJC Concert Choir and Community Masterworks Chorale are directed by Linda Edwards.

Don’t miss this performance. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for students and seniors; and $8 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase online at sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. For tickets or further information, call the San Juan College Box Office at 505-566-3430.