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Workers prepare for the demolition of the CIED building. Once demolition is completed, construction will begin on the expansion of the Blount Center.

Demolition Begins for the Blount Center Expansion Project

August 11, 2020 – Last October, Santa Fe College leaders held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the expansion of the Blount Center in downtown Gainesville. This week, the next major step in the project commenced as construction crews began the demolition of structures on the college’s property located at the northwest corner of West University Avenue … Continue reading Demolition Begins for the Blount Center Expansion Project

Santa Fe College to Host College Fair Online

August 11, 2020 – Santa Fe College will host College Night Online Monday, Aug. 31, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. High school and college students are welcomed to attend to meet representatives from more than 80 colleges and universities from across the country. The need for physical distancing because of the COVID-19 global pandemic has moved College … Continue reading Santa Fe College to Host College Fair Online

Diversity Edu Training Now Available to All SF Employees

August 10, 2020 – Diversity Edu is an online professional development training offered by Santa Fe College that teaches faculty and staff skills for building an inclusive culture on campus. Diversity Edu offers engaging, practical content using evidence-based methodology. Learners who go through this course walk away with actionable insights and practical skills to help … Continue reading Diversity Edu Training Now Available to All SF Employees

GRRATE Courses Available This Fall

August 7, 2020 – The Guitars, Rocketry, Robotics Advanced Technological Education Project (GRRATE) is recruiting students for our fall 2020 in-person courses at the centers. Select from the following courses: ISC1006 0K1 Rocketry at the Watson Center 8:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays ISC1006 0S1 Robotics at the Andrews Center 1-4 p.m. Fridays ISC1006 0R1 Guitar Building at … Continue reading GRRATE Courses Available This Fall

SF Teaching Zoo Zero Wasters Make a Big Impact During Plastic Free EcoChallenge!

August 7, 2020 – The past few months have been discouraging for those working to live a sustainable lifestyle. Due to the current health crisis, disposable face masks and gloves can be found littering parking lots, single-use plastics are on the rise and most businesses no longer accept reusable cups and containers for takeout. Thankfully, … Continue reading SF Teaching Zoo Zero Wasters Make a Big Impact During Plastic Free EcoChallenge!

SF Updates COVID-19 Safety Protocol on Exposure

August 6, 2020 – In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, Santa Fe College has updated the college’s COVID-19 Exposure Protocol. Earlier this week, the CDC provided clarification on quarantining, exposure and what constitutes close contact. SF has adjusted the language in the Exposure Protocol accordingly. Although the college community … Continue reading SF Updates COVID-19 Safety Protocol on Exposure

Avoid Phishing Emails

August 5, 2020 – Santa Fe College employees should be constantly vigilant about potential phishing emails. SF’s Information Technology Services (ITS) has taken several steps to ensure the security of the campus email accounts. Emails from personal email accounts should be considered suspect, especially if you have never received any correspondence from that personal email account. Generally, … Continue reading Avoid Phishing Emails

SF Leadership Releases Complete List From Wednesday’s Town Hall Q&A

August 4, 2020 – Following the July 29 Santa Fe College Town Hall, SF Executive Leadership and other panelists received the complete list of submitted questions. Knowing that they would not be able to answer every question, President Paul Broadie and the college vice presidents wanted to make sure to address the concerns of the … Continue reading SF Leadership Releases Complete List From Wednesday’s Town Hall Q&A

College Senate Agenda for August 4, 2020

August 3, 2020 – The Santa Fe College Executive Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. on a Zoom call to practice social distancing. The agenda follows: CALL TO ORDER APPROVAL OF MINUTES – July 7, 2020 COMMUNICATION FROM COLLEGE PRESIDENT COMMUNICATION FROM SENATE PRESIDENT Rule 2.8 and 2.8P Amendments – Discrimination and … Continue reading College Senate Agenda for August 4, 2020

Canvas Holding Extended Hours for Fall Semester

August 3, 2020 – In order to better assist students and faculty, Canvas Help offers extended hours of operation at the start of both the fall and spring terms. This fall, because of the expanded number of online and hybrid courses, Canvas Help is offering additional extended hours. Beginning Monday, Aug. 10, and running through … Continue reading Canvas Holding Extended Hours for Fall Semester

Tropical Storm Isaias Weakens as it Approaches Florida Peninsula

August 2, 2020 – Santa Fe College administration and the SF Emergency Management team met throughout the weekend tracking Tropical Storm Isaias to see what impacts it may have on the Santa Fe College service district of Alachua and Bradford counties. At the 8 a.m. Sunday advisory, the National Hurricane Center is reporting that Isaias is located … Continue reading Tropical Storm Isaias Weakens as it Approaches Florida Peninsula

EXTRA Shuttle Service for Santa Fe College students

Santa Fe College to Offer EXTRA Transportation Shuttle for Rural Students

July 31, 2020 – Santa Fe College and MV Transportation are partnering again to provide rural students who lack transportation with access to SF’s Northwest Campus via the EXTRA Shuttle for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. The EXTRA Shuttle will provide daily round-trip service from three rural communities to the Northwest Campus each morning and … Continue reading Santa Fe College to Offer EXTRA Transportation Shuttle for Rural Students

Recorded Version of Wednesday’s Town Hall Now Available

July 31, 2020 – The administration at Santa Fe College thanked the college community for their participation in the town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon. The presentations from leadership, as well as the question and answer session that followed, have been captioned for accessibility and are now available. More questions were submitted than time allowed, and … Continue reading Recorded Version of Wednesday’s Town Hall Now Available

The tracking map of Tropical Storm Isaias, as of 8 a.m. Friday, July 31.

Hurricane Isaias Tracks Toward East, Rain and Wind Possible for SF Service District

July 31, 2020 – Santa Fe College administration and the SF Emergency Management team are continuing to follow the track of Hurricane Isaias as its track heads toward the Florida peninsula. At the 8 a.m. Friday advisory, the National Hurricane Center is reporting that Isaias has sustained winds of 80 mph and is moving northwest … Continue reading Hurricane Isaias Tracks Toward East, Rain and Wind Possible for SF Service District

Recorded Version of Wednesday’s Town Hall to Be Released in the Coming Days

July 31, 2020 – The administration at Santa Fe College thanked the college community for their participation in the town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon. The presentations from leadership, as well as the question and answer session that followed, are in the process of being captioned. The fully accessible version is expected to be available sometime … Continue reading Recorded Version of Wednesday’s Town Hall to Be Released in the Coming Days

The tracking map of Tropical Storm Isaias, as of 8 a.m. Thursday, July 30.

Santa Fe College is Monitoring the Track of Tropical Storm Isaias

July 30, 2020 – Tropical Storm Isaias became the ninth named storm of the 2020 hurricane season Wednesday evening. As of 8 a.m. Thursday, the National Hurricane Center is reporting that Isaias has sustained winds of 60 mph and is moving northwest at 20 mph. For the Santa Fe College service district, wind and rain … Continue reading Santa Fe College is Monitoring the Track of Tropical Storm Isaias