Yearly Archives: 2012

Local Ensembles Serenade Airport Travelers with ‘Songs of the Season’

Local school choirs and ensembles entertained passengers and visitors during the Santa Barbara Airport’s second annual Songs of the Season at the new airline terminal. Songs of the Season, ending Thursday, featured Dos Pueblos High School, the San Marcos High School Madrigal Singers and A Cappella Choir, the Santa Barbara High School Madrigal Singers, The MistleTones, the Westmont College Winds and the Young Singers Club. more

Paul Bradford Joins Hayes Commercial Group as Broker Associate

An experienced business person with strong roots in the Santa Barbara community, Paul Bradford has joinedHayes Commercial Group as a broker associate. Bradford has a broad range of experience to draw upon, most recently as a broker in partnership with Scott Glenn (now retired), but also prior accomplishments as a mortgage banker, director of marketing with CallWave Inc., marketing professor at Westmont College, marketing director for a developer, and chief of staff for county Supervisor Jeanne Graffy. more

Dina Leigh Gardner

Dina Leigh Gardner came into this world on Christmas Day 1971 and passed away on Dec. 7, 2012. Dina was raised in Davis and graduated from Davis High School in 1990. She graduated from Westmont College in 1994. She received her master of divinity degree from the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1999 at Davis Community Church. She also completed the master of intuition medicine program at the Academy of Intuition Medicine in Sausalito. more

Alpha Resource Center Honors Westmont Professor with Imagine a World Award

Christine Milner, Westmont College professor of kinesiology, received the Imagine a World Award from the Alpha Resource Center on Dec. 11. Austin Sutton and Becca Kennedy, participants in the Katie’s FUNd program at Alpha, gave Milner the award during her Special Populations course, which studies disabilities encountered in medical and educational settings. more

Alpha Resource Lauds Westmont Professor Christine Milner

Christine Milner, Westmont professor of kinesiology, received the Imagine a World Award from the Alpha Resource Center on Dec. 11. Austin Sutton and Becca Kennedy, participants in the Katie’s FUNd program at Alpha, gave Milner the award during her Special Populations course, which studies disabilities encountered in medical and educational settings. Alpha representatives Julie Badella, director of program services, and Amy Buesker, Teen Extreme coordinator, were also at the ceremony. The award is given to people who help create an inclusive community and is based on the idea of imagining a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. more

UCSB Reads Picks ‘Moonwalking with Einstein’ By Joshua Foer

When journalist Joshua Foer covered the 2005 USA Memory Championship in Manhattan for Slate magazine, he didn’t expect to return a year later as one of the competitors. He was more than a bit skeptical during that first go-round when experts told him anyone could learn to memorize entire decks of playing cards or strings of numbers hundreds of digits long. … The Antioch University Library, the Luria Library at Santa Barbara City College and the Westmont College Library are partners in the program, and the book is a Santa Barbara Public Library System “Read” selection for this winter. Multiple copies will be available for loan, including audio, e-book, Spanish language and large-print versions. more

Basketball Game, Fundraiser Honors Moore

Westmont hosts the Alex Moore Classic, a basketball game and fundraiser that honors the life of Alex Moore, on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Murchison Gym. Westmont hosts the Alex Moore Classic, a basketball game and fundraiser that honors the life of Alex Moore, on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Murchison Gym. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kirsten Moore and their baby, Alexis, who was born seven weeks after Alex’s death, as well as research for Crohn’s disease. Alex’s widow, Kirsten, is the Westmont head women’s basketball coach. Tickets begin at $25 for general admission; $10 for children 12 and under. For more information, please click here or call (805) 565-6224. more

Westmont Telescope Viewing Goes Lunar, with Chance of Jupiter

Weather permitting, Westmont College’s powerful Keck Telescope hopes to zoom in on the craters of the moon during a free, public viewing of the stars beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. The best viewing generally occurs later in the evening. In case of inclement or overcast weather, please call the Telescope Viewing Hotline at 805.565.6272 and check the Westmont website to see if the viewing has been canceled. more

Ugandan Chess Prodigy Shares Life Lessons in Santa Barbara: At Providence Hall, 16-year-old Phiona Mutesi tells her inspiring story of mastering the game and overcoming challenges

By all accounts, Phiona Mutesi has found sanctuary on a chess board that has taken the 16-year-old far away from the slums of Katwe, Uganda. … A Christian youth ministry program run by the Sports Outreach Institute sponsored her visit to Santa Barbara. The nonprofit organization, founded by formerWestmont College professor and soccer coach Russ Carr, trains and equips committed Christians on the proper use of sports ministry and the alleviation of human suffering with missions serving the poor in slums around the world. more

Man arrested in July 4th killing of LA-area girl Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/dec/14/arrest-in-july-4th-killing-of-la-area-girl/#ixzz2PXTYLRlG – vcstar.com

Russell, a 12-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man were shot while standing with in the unincorporated Westmont area. more

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