The College of Creative Studies (CCS) is pleased to announce that three CCS students will attend the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference (SBWC) this summer. Kailyn Kausen (Writing and Literature), Komal Surani (Writing and Literature), and Konnor Plymire (Art) received full scholarships from SBWC, enabling them to take advantage of this remarkable five-day conference free of charge.
As the College of Creative Studies (CCS) heads into its 50th Anniversary, Spectrum, CCS’ student-run literary magazine, will celebrate its own milestone. The longest running literary magazine in the UC system is scheduled to publish its 60th annual issue this spring. With this in mind, this year’s Spectrum Editor in Chief Corinne Guichard and Managing Editor Steenalisa Tilcock, both CCS seniors graduating in June, traveled to Washington D.C.
CCS is very sad to share the news of the passing of our Assistant Dean Mary Josephine Little, known to us all as ‘Jo.' She served as the wise, witty and accomplished guide of the College since 2013. She dedicated herself to UCSB, coming to CCS after 18 years as the Office Manager of Environmental Studies. During her time at CCS, she supported the faculty, staff, and students with great care, enabling us all to thrive. We miss her and send our deepest sympathies to Jo’s husband Dan and her loving family.