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

Cliff Notes: November 2018

Cliff Notes is a monthly digest of faculty and staff news compiled by the Office of Communications. Is there news about your department that you would like to share with the rest of the campus community? Awards, recognitions, longevity, new hires, special lectures, presentations or events? Let us know! You can send items of interest to marketing@sbcc.edu and include "Cliff Notes" in the subject line.
Campus Highlights

Congressman Carbajal visits for Undocumented Student Week of Action

During the week of October 15-19, the California Community Colleges participated in a week of advocacy and activities to support and build awareness about undocumented students throughout the state. The goal for the Week of Action was to advocate for a permanent solution to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that includes a pathway to citizenship, and to also provide support and resources to ALL undocumented students.  
Events throughout the week provided students, staff and faculty with resources and information on how to support undocumented students. The week also included a meeting with U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal where SBCC students advocated for a permanent solution to DACA. Special thank you to everyone who participated in events for the week and to Paloma Arnold for coordinating!

Board of Governors tour our campus

On Friday October 26, three members of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors enjoyed a tour of campus. After being welcomed by Dr. Beebe and Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Luz Reyes-Martin, Thomas Epstein, Bill Rawlings and Jennifer Perry first met with Roxane Pate and Azure Stewart at the Center for Equity and Social Justice. Their next stop was the Garvin Theatre and Drama/Music Building where they toured backstage with Katie Laris, Priscilla Mora and Ben Crop.

They visited Student Services, meeting with Kristy Renteria and Student Representatives in Enrollment Services and Paloma Arnold, Chelsea Lancaster and staff in EOPS. They were also able to see our Food Pantry in action with Luis Giraldo, Mark Broomfield and students.

The tour ended with lunch, which included presentations by Claudia Johnson, Director of Dual Enrollment; Melissa Moreno, Interim V.P. of the School of Extended Learning; and Geoff Green, CEO of the SBCC Foundation.
The group enjoying the backstage tour of the Garvin Theatre and Drama/Music building.

Día de los Muertos

SBCC's ESL, EOPS and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Cultural Competency organized a Día de los Muertos celebration from October 29 - November 2 by inviting various departments around campus to build altars to observe the holiday. With 19 altars in place, a map of the altar locations was distributed for staff, faculty and students to walk around campus and discover the stories of those who have lost their lives.

On October 17, Takako Wakita received a formal commendation from the Foreign
Minister of Japan at a ceremony in Los Angeles. The ceremony was held at the 
Japanese Consulate General's residence
in the early afternoon. 
Takako is known for her long time grass
roots efforts regarding relations between Japan and the U.S., and also other
countries among the citizens in Santa Barbara through her work on
sister city organizations. 
Michelle Paddack, Professor of Biology, Marine Sciences & Ecology, spends her summers working in collaboration with the people of the Micronesian Outer Islands to bring cultural traditions and modern science together in a revolutionary approach to keep people and the ecosystem healthy. Known as "bio-cultural conservation," her work has led to the publication of two papers in two years. (Click here for more information) On November 10 she will present at the Western Society of Naturalists conference in Seattle along with two of her students. 
Spring 2019 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Faculty Lecture series.
Dr. Jody Millward Professor of English Composition and Literature, has been selected to present the lecture for this schoolyear on April 3, 2018.

Stay tuned for more information about this event in upcoming issues of this newsletter, but in the meantime, save the date!
On October 12, History Professor Danielle Swiontek presented a lecture, “20 Minutes of Action: The History of Rape Culture in the U.S.”   
Swiontek started by describing the legal doctrine of coverture in colonial America, followed by an historical overview of how notions of rape and sexual assault have evolved over centuries. Click here for The Channels article about the lecture. 
Congratulations go out to Chelsea Lancaster (EOPS Student Program Advisor/SPARC Coordinator) for being chosen by NASPA's "Women in Student Affairs" as the #PhenomenalFriday spotlight on October 12, 2018.  
Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Luz Reyes-Martin, has recently joined the Board of Directors for Community College Public Relations (CCPRO), as the representative for the Central Coast.


On October 4, several members of the Sustainability Workgroup, Melanie Olguin, Josh Murray, Lindsay Maas, and Sally Gill, were given a tour of Marborg Industries' Construction and Demolition Recycling and Transfer facility. The tour began with an introduction to "Raoul," the Harris Hawk who -- with his falconer, Stacy (pictured above) -- works 10 hours a day, 6 days a week to keep sea gulls away. The facility, which is able to process 1,250 tons (2,500,000 lbs) of material per day, is a busy place. 

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 October 25 Board meeting, the following employees were recognized:
Hector Barbosa, Custodian, 20 years
Mari Lopez-Manzo, Student Program Advisor, 20 years
Cyndi Rogers, Accountant, 10 years
New Employees

Welcome new employees! 

Please welcome these recently hired staff members to the SBCC community:
(not pictured: Connie Towne, Athletic Program Assistant)
Yoon Ha Choi, Research and Assessment Analyst, Institutional Research
Alina Kleemaier, Laboratory Technical Assistant, Computer Science 
Dr. Azure Stewart, Student Program Advisor, UMOJA Program/Center for Equity and Social Justice
Maggie Dewett, Service Provider, DSPS
Mary Sila, Registered Nurse for Student Health and Wellness Department
Tori MacDonald, Tutor Coordinator, Educational Programs Support 
Tanya Genova, Preschool Teacher, Orfalea Early Learning Center
Project Updates
The Facilities Master Plan is a comprehensive inventory of every building on all three campuses and a listing of their maintenance needs.
Lyndsay Maas will present the Plan to members of the the local community at the following meetings: 
Nov. 13, 7-8:30 pm @ Schott
Nov. 14, 9-10am @ Wake
Nov. 15, 5-6:30 @ Main Campus
Report from Margaret Prothero, Faculty Coordinator for Guided Pathways:
One of our California Guided Pathways Project mentors will be coming to campus on Monday November 5 to lead a day-long seminar on “Theory of Change” and help facilitate our team's creation of specific Guided Pathways goals for our campus.
The list of meta majors have been making the rounds at committees and groups across campus and are becoming very close to getting finalized!

The Center for Equity and Social Justice

The Center for Equity and Social Justice (CESJ) has been quite busy this semester. In addition to offering community drop in hours Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 3 p. m., the center has a variety of programming to raise awareness and promote action around social justice issues. The Center has taken a series-based approach to programming and will use this framework to develop future calendars. View the calendar for Fall 2018. This calendar is for information only, the Center prefers to market events individually as details can change.     
Upcoming Faculty and Staff Events


A Reading with Cherrie Moraga 

On November 7, SBCC's Multi-literacy English Transfer (MET) Program and the Center for Equity and Social Justice will sponsor a reading and conversation with internationally recognized poet, playwright, author and activist, Cherríe Moraga in the Garvin Theatre at 6:00 p.m. 

"The Last Lifeboat" at the Jurkowitz Theatre

The Theatre Arts Department will present "The Last Lifeboat" directed by R. Michael Gros, November 7-17.  There will be an after-play discussion with the playwright, Luke Yankee, following the November 11 matinee.
November 7 and 8 are preview nights, when faculty and staff can get free tickets, although subject to availability since the theatre is small. Otherwise, tickets are $18 general, $15 for seniors and SBCC staff, $10 for students. 

28th annual Dorantes lecture November 15 

The Leonardo Dorantes Memorial Lecture Fund was established in 1990 under the auspices of the SBCC Foundation in honor of the memory of a second-year SBCC student and Mexican immigrant, Leonardo Dorantes. Celebrated as a motivated student, respected by peers and professors alike, Leonardo died in a race-related tragedy in November of 1990. The lecture series seeks to heighten awareness and understanding of racial and ethnic diversity in our society, politics, and culture. Read about this year's lecturer, Patrisse Cullors...

Atkinson Gallery Exhibition: Alison O'Daniel 

Be sure to visit the Atkinson Gallery from now through December 7 for the exhibition, "NO MA T H EMA T I C AL  LOGIC," by Alison O’Daniel. A visual artist and filmmaker, O’Daniel, who is hard of hearing, wears hearing aids, and lip-reads, explores sound and its perceived absence as a central concept in her work.

School of Extended Learning Arts & Crafts Fair 

Just in time for the holidays, over 55 arts and crafts faculty and students in the SBCC School of Extended Learning will be selling their wares at the Wake Campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 1.

SBCC Dance presents:
Collective Collaborative 2018 

Make plans now to see the amazing and talented SBCC Dance Company and others from Santa Barbara and Northern/Southern California. Performances are November 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. at the New Vic Theater (33 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara). 
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