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West Campus Center Achieves  LEED Platinum certification

Santa Barbara City College’s commitment to sustainability was hailed in March when the U.S. Green Business Council awarded the new West Campus Center LEED Platinum certification, the highest possible level. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.
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photo by Alejandro Gonzalez Valle

Equity Program Feeds Hungry Students on Campus

When the SBCC Food Pantry opened last semester, it served an average of 65 students a day. That number nearly doubled this semester because of the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslides. In addition to the Pantry is the Food Share Program, which occurs twice a month.
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Dr. Anthony Beebe Named Administrator of the Year

At the SBCC Board of Trustees meeting on March 22, the Advancing Leadership Association recognized Dr. Anthony Beebe as the Outstanding Administrator of the Year 2018.
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SBCC Student Lands Opportunity of a Lifetime as NASA Intern 

While most her fellow Santa Barbara City College students are attending their spring semester classes here in Santa Barbara, Isabel Agundis, a Mechanical Engineering major, is enjoying an educational experience of a different kind: an internship at NASA.

Bumblebees Find Temporary Home on SBCC Main Campus

The destructive power of the Thomas fire affected not only homes and business, but the natural habitat of the region’s creatures, including bees. Taking advantage of the spring flower bloom on the SBCC campus, a swarm of displaced bumblebees recently established a temporary home on main campus near the Earth and Biological Sciences building.
photo by Javier Delarosa

School of Extended Learning Brings Arts and Dance to Facilities for Older Adults

As part of the Vitality Program for older adults, SBCC's School of Extended Learning currently sends 13 teachers to 16 different independent, assisted, and memory care homes every week. There are five 75-minute classes offered on art, music, body and mind, traveling, and current events. 
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photo by Javier Delarosa

SBCC's Sole Student Harpist

Ginger Rose Brucker, an 18-year-old City College student and Santa Barbara native, is currently the only student harpist in the Music department’s concert band and orchestra. Credited with taking different styles of music and incorporating them into her compositions, Brucker and fellow aspiring musicians have showcased these original efforts in the "Music Now" concerts put on by the Music Department each semester. 
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Spring Dance Concert April 13 and 14

Join the SBCC Dance Collective 2018 for an evening of dance performed by the SBCC Dance Department and invited guests at the Garvin Theatre, April 13 and 14.

The Theatre Group Brings "Crimes of the Heart" to the Jurkowitz Theatre April 11-28

The Theatre Group at SBCC concludes its 2017/2018 season with Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about three sisters who return to their hometown to visit their ailing grandfather in his final hours of life. You won't want to miss this "comedy about serious matters." Click here for more information and tickets...

Earth Day Festival April 19

What better way to celebrate the natural beauty of our planet and our local environment than to mingle with friends, neighbors, students, faculty and staff on SBCC's West Campus Lawn. Join us  Thursday April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and visit a trail mix station, watch a "Trashion Show" and chat with members of local environmental organizations. 

Celebrate Spring with Music 

Spring may be the time of year when April showers bring May flowers, but it is also when the Santa Barbara City College Music Department fills the air with song. Between April 19 and May 6 seven concerts are scheduled, ranging from original electronic compositions to choirs to big bands, culminating with the SBCC Symphony’s performance of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets..."  Click here for more information...

Professor and author of philosophical science fiction novel to speak April 17

Philosophy professor and author Dennis Gagnon will present his new book, The Party Line, at the Faculty Colloquium on Tuesday, April 17, in the BC Forum, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  In the book, Professor Gagnon touches upon the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and moral theory, all within the vehicle of a fast moving science fiction tale. The event is free to all members of the community, students, faculty and staff.

Professor Joe White to Lead Discussion on WWI "The Choice for War: U.S. Engagement"

As part of Lompoc Museum's lecture series commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I, Professor Joe White, emeritus chair of the Philosophy department at SBCC, will lead a group discussion about Woodrow Wilson's decision to go to war in 1917.

Father Boyle Rescheduled to Speak at Garvin Theatre May 5

You won't want to miss this talk by Reverend Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries. Named a "White House Champion of Change" in 2014, Father Boyle will speak at the Garvin Theatre on May 5 at 5 p.m. 

SBCC Board of Trustees Meetings - April 12 and 26

The SBCC Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. in CC-223 at SBCC on April 12 and in A-211 on April 26. The Agendas 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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