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January 2019

Clara Oropeza

SBCC English professor publishes book on Anaïs Nin

Clara Oropeza, an SBCC English literature professor, is self-proclaimed “obsessed” with comparative mythology, literature and author Anaïs Nin’s writing. In mid-August, she published an academic book titled “Anaïs Nin – A Myth of Her Own,” which analyzes the author’s modernist writings. 

SBCC students honored by the American Institute of Architects

On December 7, 2018, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) held its annual gala, showcasing AIA members’ contributions to the architectural legacy of Santa Barbara and the value of well-designed architecture to the community. Entries were judged for inspiration, creative problem solving, environmental sensitivity and social response. Among the awardees were three SBCC students: Patricia Strong, David Cornejo and Christa Coski. Read the full story in Noozhawk...
David Cornejo accepting his Merit Award
(Photo by Jose Martinez)
Christa Coski accepting her Honorable Mention award (Photo by Jose Martinez)

Tuition-free career skills classes begin at SBCC School of Extended Learning

SBCC School of Extended Learning is giving working professionals and job-seekers tuition-free options to heat up their career paths with skills in business, design and technology. Short courses and series in digital design and customer relations are beginning soon and will give students the opportunity increase their value in any business. Click here to see the class schedule for Spring 2019. Read more in the SB Independent...

SBCC Permaculture Gardens on West Campus win prestigious state award

West Campus lawn then....
...West Campus lawn now
In 2015, Santa Barbara City College students and facilities staff began converting sections of unused lawn on West Campus into more productive garden systems with native species and food-producing plants. The resulting Permaculture Gardens have received honorable mention for the Exemplary Program Award sponsored by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the Board of Governors. Read the full story on Edhat...
From left: Miguel Cruz, Montecito Bank & Trust CEO Janet Garufis,  Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara President/CEO Victoria Juarez and Board Chair Don Logan.
(Photo: Noozhawk/Rochelle Rose)

Former SBCC student Miguel Cruz featured speaker at Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara luncheon

Every year, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara hosts a Community Leaders Luncheon in December to recognize Scholarship Foundation donors and volunteers. This year, featured speakers included Miguel Cruz, a Scholarship Foundation recipient and former SBCC student, now a student at California State University Channel Islands. Cruz, an aspiring social worker, captured the spirit of the occasion in his remarks. Read the full story on Noozhawk...

Norma (Alexa) Cervantes Gonzalez, receives this year's Peter A. Alevra Scholarship

When Alexa was a young girl growing up near Guadalajara, Mexico, her American-born grandmother recognized her artistic talent and urged her to one day come to the United States to study. That opportunity finally arose, and in only five years Alexa went from learning English as a second language to becoming a peer advisor, community volunteer and Scholarship awardee. Read more about her journey...
“In wildness is the preservation of the world.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

In Wildness: The Oak Group, January 25 - March 22, 2019

Reception: January 25, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m., H202
Panel Discussion: February 27, 5 p.m., H111

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the San Rafael Wilderness Area in the Los Padres National Forest, SBCC's Atkinson Gallery is partnering with Los Padres ForestWatch to present an exhibit of newly commissioned paintings by the members of the Santa Barbara Oak Group. Read more...

SBCC establishes women's intercollegiate sand volleyball team

Beginning this spring semester, Santa Barbara City College will be the first college in Santa Barbara to offer sand volleyball as an official intercollegiate sport, with the establishment of a women's sand volleyball team. The season starts February 2019, with home matches being played at East Beach.

Important Dates in January

January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 21, 2019, all three SBCC campuses – Schott campus, Wake campus and Main campus on Cliff Drive –  will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday.

SBCC Board of Trustees Meeting - January 24

The next SBCC Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. in room A211 at SBCC main campus on January 24. The agenda for Board Meetings can be found at least 72 hours prior to the meeting on the Board webpage. SBCC Board meetings are recorded or live streamed and archived for public viewing. Click here to watch previous or live Board meetings.

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