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Santa Barbara City College's Community Newsletter

JUNE 2021

Students and community to benefit from garden project 

On June 3, KCBX public radio aired a report by Beth Thorton, who interviewed SBCC Foundation Grant Director Rachel Johnson and Dr. Adam Green of the Biological Sciences Department about the nearly $100,000 grant the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the SBCC Foundation for an ecological and edible garden project. The project will connect students and residents to a network of edible gardens, and foster a connection to local ecosystems. Listen to the five-minute broadcast here...

Another year, another scholarship cycle completed

In March and early April, the Scholarship Review and Selection Committees, along with individual department committees, awarded over 700 students just under $1 million in scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The May 6 issue of the Santa Barbara Independent honored the recipients in an eight-page spread created by the SBCC Foundation.

Professor Jim Mooy helps UCSB music perform live via YouTube

On May 26, the UCSB Chamber Choir performed live – for the first time since the pandemic hit – on the UCSB YouTube channel. The next day, the UCSB Jazz Ensemble also gave their first live performance via YouTube. SBCC’s Jim Mooy made it possible by helping them to set up the technology needed. Read the Noozhawk story...

Minerva Rivera selected for Conservation Scholars Program

Biology major Minerva Rivera, who is transferring to Sonoma State University, was active in SBCC’s Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. She was recently selected to be among the 2021 cohort of The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington, a multi-summer, undergraduate learning experience that explores conservation throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

SBCC Choirs create beauty and peace amidst turbulent times

As the Spring term drew to a close, Music Department Chair Nathan Kreitzer encouraged everyone to take a moment to enjoy some music from our choirs. They have been hard at work creating some beauty and a little peace amidst the last turbulent year. Click here to see and hear the concert on YouTube.

Luria Library a crucial resource during the pandemic and beyond

In many ways, Luria Library has been the Covid-19 information hub for the entire campus community. For three semesters since the start of the pandemic, library staff assembled to offer curbside pick-up of chromebooks and wifi hotspots — as well as providing crucial pandemic information on emergency grants, working from home resources, wellness services, etc., through its user-friendly website

Read the Q & A with Library Director Kenley Neufeld to find out what it’s like to run Luria Library during a pandemic. 

Summer Session 2 starts June 28

SBCC’s second six-week summer session starts Monday, June 28. A select number of Credit classes are scheduled to meet in-person on campus (the rest offered online), while most School of Extended Learning classes will be offered via Zoom. View the School of Extended Learning schedule here.
For Credit class schedules visit: 

Visit the SBCC website for updates and latest news regarding SBCC’s response to COVID-19

As situations are changing rapidly regarding the pandemic, you can find the latest information about SBCC’s prevention and response, policies regarding masks, social distancing and vaccinations, the status of campus operations and services, etc., on our website. Updated information will be posted as soon as it becomes available at:

Upcoming SBCC Board of Trustees Meeting - June 24, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, and in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20, the Board has temporarily suspended physical meetings. To watch via livestream, you can find the link after 1 p.m. on the day of the meeting posted on SBCC Official social media channels:

The Board meeting will be captioned and if there are any other accommodations required, contact by 4:00 p.m. of the day before the Board meeting. The agenda for Board meetings can be found at least 72 hours prior to the meeting on the Board webpage. Past meetings can be viewed here:

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