Posted November 17th, 2023 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, People of SWC, Top News, Featured.
Jennifer Albright Knash, DAT, Chair of Art Therapy, Graduation Address, November 2023
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Jennifer Albright Knash is the Chair of the Art Therapy/Counseling program at Southwestern College. She currently works with…
Posted November 17th, 2023 by & filed under People of SWC, Featured.
Albuquerque is 64 miles Southwest of Santa Fe and has many fun things to check out this holiday season! Take the Rail Runner or drive down i25 and explore the Duke City.
Go to Big Jim’s Winter of Enchantment event at the southeast corner of Coors and Montaño near Sprouts and Bosque School: 4140…
Posted November 8th, 2023 by & filed under People of SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Art Therapy at SWC, Top News, Featured.
Before attending Southwestern College, self-care was a weekend activity or something to do after all my priorities were completed. It was a luxury to have time for self care.
My first class at Southwestern was Psychology of Altruism: Fundamentals of Helping Relationships. This course explored the balance of service and self-care. It wasn’t until then…
Posted November 1st, 2023 by & filed under PhD Visionary Practice and Regenerative Leadership, Student & Alumni Stories, Top News, Featured.
I am a new student in the Visionary Practice and Regenerative Leadership Ph.D. In late August and early September I had the privilege to participate in my first residency. It is titled "Seeking" and it kicks off the PhD program and allows us to connect with each other, the faculty, and the program overall. This…
Posted May 23rd, 2023 by & filed under People of SWC, Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
There are many gems to be discovered in the summertime throughout New Mexico. The summer temperatures in lower elevation areas of New Mexico range from 80-100 degrees Fahrenheit. The higher elevation locations of NM reach the 70s in the peak of summer. These temperatures are perfect for shorts and tank tops with plenty of sunscreen!…
Posted April 20th, 2023 by & filed under SWC Blog, Top News, Featured.
Looking to start your flowerbeds this spring and want to honor the Northern Central New Mexican foliage? New to Santa Fe and trying to determine which are the native plants along the trails? I have some tips for you!
Santa Fe Native Plant Project (SNaPP) is a certification and public education program of the…
Posted April 20th, 2023 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
This year for Winter Capstone 2023, we had nineteen students and five new murals; there was the opportunity to participate via distance as well as on ground in unique and ingenious ways. Students were asked to consider how they would like to participate and ways in which they would like to integrate the ideas of…
Posted February 21st, 2023 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, SWC Blog, Top News, Featured.
New Mexico ranks in the top half of the most affordable states to live in and the state with the lowest average taxes paid per household. New Mexico doesn’t have a state sales tax. It has a statewide gross receipts tax, which is commonly passed on to the consumer by businesses just like a normal…
Posted February 9th, 2023 by & filed under PhD Visionary Practice and Regenerative Leadership, People of SWC, Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
Time will Tell
Wherever you find yourself in your educational career, you may discover, from time to time, that you need support to achieve success. As a student with a learning difference, I’d like to share with you my standouts for success, which emerged during my first quarter as a PhD student. It is my…
Posted February 6th, 2023 by & filed under Reflections from the President, Top News, SWC Blog, Featured.
Each year on February 2nd, I celebrate the ancient Celtic Goddess Brigid, a great feminine solar power, she of the greening season who carries fire in her palms, she who blesses the arts of poetry, smithing, and healing. In Ireland it is called St. Brigid’s Day, honored as a holy day at her sacred spring…
Posted January 25th, 2023 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Featured.
Here in New Mexico, we get an equal amount of all four seasons. Our summers are filled with heat and sunshine. Our autumns are crisp golden and orange with perfect harvest weather. Our springtime is windy and fresh with blooms all over the place. Our winters experience snow, ice, and frosty temperatures. This has a…
Posted January 9th, 2023 by & filed under Reflections from the President, Consciousness & Mindfulness, PhD Visionary Practice and Regenerative Leadership, SWC Blog, Top News, Featured.
As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16, I reflect on his life and words urging us to do better, to be better, as citizens of the nation and members of the human community. I consider how he inspired so many. The work they collectively accomplished made our lives more possible.…