A monthly digest of SBCC faculty and staff news
A monthly digest of SBCC faculty and staff news

Cliff Notes: December 2022

Whether working on campus or remotely, Cliff Notes employee newsletter is still one way we can keep our campus community together. As always,  please let us know if there is news about your department you'd like to share in future issues (awards, recognitions, special lectures, presentations or events you are conducting on campus or via Zoom, etc.). Kindly send items of interest to marketing@sbcc.edu and include “Cliff Notes” in the subject line.
Campus Highlights

Science faculty serve up hands-on lessons to Adelante kindergarten students

Kindergarten students from Adelante Charter School were treated to a science day on Nov. 15 - complete with slime, exploding gummy bears and liquid nitrogen ice cream demos!

Recruitment of new Superintendent/President

opens this week

Recruitment of SBCC's new superintendent/president officially starts Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. For a full job description, hiring timeline and more, visit the SBCC Superintendent/President search webpage.
Faculty and Staff

November Third Thursday a celebration of gratitude and community

Pumpkin, apple and pecan pies were enjoyed by both staff and faculty at the Nov. 17 "Coffee and Conversation" event, adjacent to the new Umoja mural. Pie and coffee deliveries to Schott and Wake campuses offered similar experiences for staff members at those locations. Please join us for a holiday edition of the event, held on Main Campus Dec. 15, in front of Luria Library, 8-9:30 a.m., with deliveries to Schott/Wake campuses that morning after 10 a.m. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details. 

Raíces cohort gains training in embodied teaching, learning for Latinx students

September began a year-long training experience for a cohort of 26 faculty representing approximately 15 departments across campus. Through the Raíces Faculty Institute course, the cohort will build upon previous engagement around mindfulness, trauma-informed approaches and culturally-responsive practices to support SBCC's Latinx student population. Click here for more

Carola Smith featured on CSU Channel Islands radio-simulcast podcast

Vice president of the School of Extended Learning Carola Smith was recently featured on the CSU Channel Islands podcast "About Education," simulcast on KZSB AM 1290 and FM 96.9 Carola discussed supporting students during the pandemic and beyond, partnering with local organizations to train their workforces, and creating seamless transitions for students between noncredit and credit programs. Listen to the podcast here.

Yolanda Medina-Garcia leaves legacy for children and parents alike

The college congratulates Professor Yolanda Medina-Garcia on her upcoming retirement, and all she has done for the children and parents as director of the School of Extended Learning's Starr King Parent-Child Workshop (PCW). Read more

Meet Selina Portera, new resident at Luria Libirary

Selina Portera is a recent Master of Library and Information Studies program graduate and new Luria Library resident. Stop by the library and say hi! 

Georgakis receives mathematics/legal advisor award

At the national conference of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) in November, SBCC Math professor Peter Georgakis received the Award of Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions and Dedicated Service to Two-Year College Mathematics Education. Georgakis is one of a few mathematics instructors at community colleges in the U.S. who also has a license to practice law. He was the lawyer and legal advisor to AMATYC for 30 years. Click here for comments from Peter.
Staff Accolades

Longevity Recognitions

Each month the college recognizes the longevity and dedication of our employees and the impact that those employees have on students, the institution and the culture of excellence at Santa Barbara City College. At the November 10 Board meeting, the following employees were recognized:
John Leichsenring, PABX Operator/Receptionist, 15 years
Brandon Lovelace, Network Specialist, 25 years
Jeff Santarosa, Athletic Program Assistant, 10 years
Joseph Tamony, Laboratory Teaching Assistant, 10 years
That makes a total of 60 years of service to SBCC. Well done and thank you!
Vaquero Voices Podcast
Webmaster Hong Lieu and and Senior Admissions Tech Akil Hill
Episode 37 CEO of the SBCC Foundation Geoff Green joined Hong and Akil in late November to discuss all things Foundation, including the importance of meeting students' financial needs where they are - most notably in the form of the SBCC Promise program. The conversation morphed into how Geoff joined the Foundation eight years ago, Foundation staff acolades, favorite local fine dining and breakfast spots, and great book recommendations, including "The Tyranny of Merit" by Michael Sandel. Check out current and past episodes here....
In the News

Vaccine Clinic on campus Wednesday, Dec. 7

SBCC ASG has organized an "All Set for the Holidays" vaccination clinic on campus this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2-4 p.m. in Campus Center room 223, just in time for the December holiday break ... and staff and faculty are welcome. The clinic, administered by Albertson's, will offer a selection of vaccinations including COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, and the Flu vaccine. Sign-up via the registration link here.

Atkinson Gallery Exhibit

15 Works on Paper
The show runs through Friday, Dec. 9, and brings together six contemporary artists who make works on paper in various mediums ranging from printmaking to collage and drawing. More info on the Atkinson Gallery website. Don't miss it!
Mark Thomas Gibson The Hope I, 2021, Ink on paper, paper size: 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm).   

Theatre Group announces auditions for 'Guys and Dolls'

Ever thought of joining the cast of a Theatre Group at SBCC production? Here's your chance! Auditions for the summer production of "Guys and Dolls" are scheduled for Jan. 3, 4-8:00 p.m. The musical is directed by Katie Laris, with musical direction by David Potter and choreography by Christina McCarthy. The production is slated for July 12-29, 2023. Info: www.theatregroupsbcc.com/auditions.

Upcoming Performances

SBCC Chamber Music Concert - Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m., Leni Fé Bland Forum. A great after-work activity! 
SB Christmas Brass Rehearsal and Concert - Dec. 17 at 9:00 a.m. Participation open to ALL brass players. SBCC West Campus, DM 105. See Facebook event for info.
Quire Of Voyces - Mysteries of Christmas, Dec. 17 & 18, 3:00 p.m. both days, St. Anthony's Chapel at the Garden Street Academy. $20 General admission; $15 students/seniors. See Quire Of Voyces Facebook post for more info.
Holiday Schedule

Holiday time-off

A reminder to staff that SBCC campuses will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23 to Monday, Jan. 2.
Enjoy the holiday break! 
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