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Alberto Becomes First Named Storm of 2018

May 25, 2018 – Developing off the Yucatan Peninsula, Subtropical Storm Alberto has become the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, which doesn’t actually start until Friday, June 1, 2018. The storm became named as of the 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, update from the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Subtropical storms are low … Continue reading Alberto Becomes First Named Storm of 2018

Turtles and tortoises missing from the SF Teaching Zoo

May 25, 2018 – Staff members at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo discovered that four of their animals had gone missing. The two gopher tortoises and two box turtles were last seen the afternoon of Wednesday, May 23. An exhaustive search of the premises throughout the day Thursday confirmed the tortoises and turtles are … Continue reading Turtles and tortoises missing from the SF Teaching Zoo

CCS Best Practices: SF/SFC/SFCC

May 23, 2018 – Call us a house inclusive, not a house divided! However, it does cause challenges where branding is concerned when we all have different names for the college. The official acronym for Santa Fe College is “SF,” like the SF on our logo. But all around campus, you will also find faculty, … Continue reading CCS Best Practices: SF/SFC/SFCC

Satellite image of hurricane in Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Season Starts Friday, June 1

May 18, 2018 – The Atlantic hurricane season will begin Friday, June 1, and experts say the time to start preparing is now. Last year was one of the busiest seasons on record with 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes and 6 major hurricanes. Overall, 2017 finished tied (along with 1936) for the fifth most active … Continue reading Hurricane Season Starts Friday, June 1

CCS Best Practices: Your Professional Email Signature

May 17, 2018 – Your email signature communicates important information. It lets people within the college know what area you work in and it lets people outside the college know what institution you represent. Between 2015-2016, a “No. 1 in the Nation” signature was released. That honor is passed on to a different college each year, … Continue reading CCS Best Practices: Your Professional Email Signature

Santa Fe College Hosting STEM Summer Camp at Perry Center in Alachua

May 16, 2018 – Santa Fe College will be holding a STEM Summer Camp June 25 – 29, 2018 at the college’s Perry Center for Emerging Technologies in Alachua. The “Earth, Wind, Fire, Water” camp, is offered to students who will be heading into ninth grade in the fall in Alachua and Bradford counties. Students … Continue reading Santa Fe College Hosting STEM Summer Camp at Perry Center in Alachua

Spring 2018 Graduation Starts Today

May 3, 2018 – Santa Fe College will be holding graduation ceremonies Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, 2018. The pinning ceremony for students graduating from the nursing program will be Thursday, May 3, at noon. SF students earning bachelor’s degrees, A.S. or A.A.S. degrees and vocational certificates will have their ceremony Friday, May … Continue reading Spring 2018 Graduation Starts Today

The baby gibbon with its mother at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo.

SF Teaching Zoo Announces Birth of Gibbon

April 18, 2018 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is proud to announce the newest addition to the zoo, a baby white-handed gibbon. Both mother and child are in good health. Students in the Zoo Animal Technology program made the discovery recently while doing regular wellness checks on the animals. SF Teaching Zoo administrators … Continue reading SF Teaching Zoo Announces Birth of Gibbon

National Weather Service Map indicating elevated risk of severe thunderstorms especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Tornado Watch Issued Until 7 p.m.

March 20, 2018 – (UPDATED) The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a TORNADO WATCH for most of north and central Florida including Alachua and Bradford counties until 7 p.m. A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of supercell thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. The NWS has indicated that … Continue reading Tornado Watch Issued Until 7 p.m.

ALERT – Emergency Notification System Testing Friday

February 15, 2018 – Santa Fe College will be testing the components of the Emergency Notification System (ENS) Friday, February 16, 2017. The testing will be conducted between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and will test the ENS text, voicemail, computers, Safe Santa Fe app, social media and potentially audible sirens on campus. The Santa … Continue reading ALERT – Emergency Notification System Testing Friday

Families make their way through the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo during the annual Boo at the Zoo event on Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017 in Gainesville, FL. Zoo faculty, staff and students dress in costumes and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters

Boo at the Zoo Collects Nearly 6000 Cans for Charity

November 2, 2017 – The 23rd Annual Boo at the Zoo at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo was another wild success. Trick-or-treaters, all 5593 of them, showed up to see the Halloween-themed decorations, and of course, collect as much candy as they could. SF Teaching Zoo Director Jonathan Miot thanked the students and staff … Continue reading Boo at the Zoo Collects Nearly 6000 Cans for Charity

Pumpkin Carving Contest for the SF Teaching Zoo

October 18, 2017 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is looking for artists who want to submit decorated pumpkins for their pumpkin carving contest. Represent your department and help decorate the zoo’s pumpkin patch. After you attend the Community Education class this weekend and learn how to carve like the pros, bring your family-friendly … Continue reading Pumpkin Carving Contest for the SF Teaching Zoo

College for Kids at Santa Fe College Session Two in Full Swing

July 26, 2017 – The campers at SF College for Kids (CFK) have been enjoying their time on campus.  They get to take part in classes covering the arts, athletics, music, science, video technology so much more. The CFK program gives young people 10 – 14 years of age an opportunity to continue the learning … Continue reading College for Kids at Santa Fe College Session Two in Full Swing

Celebrate Zookeeper Day at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo!

July 18, 2017 – Zookeeper Day is more than just monkeying around! Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a zookeeper? On Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is celebrating National Zookeeper Week by highlighting our incredible zookeepers and the amazing work … Continue reading Celebrate Zookeeper Day at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo!