Yearly Archives: 2011

Where the World and the ’Hood Connect

FRINGE PRODUCT: Although his name may not register with new arrivals in town, John Rapson was once a vital musical figure in Santa Barbara, where he grew up and was a trombonist-composer-bandleader who taught at Westmont College. more

Veteran’s Day Parade and Concert

A special S.B. tribute to our military heroes and their families. Some of the groups participating include the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Pipe and Drum Corps, the Marine Color Guard, ROTC, the combined choruses of San Marcos High School, the complete Westmont college orchestra, vocal soloists and others. more

4th Annual William Wiersma Golf and Disc Tournament

Local disc golfers will join traditional golfers Monday, Oct. 17, at Montecito Country Club for the fourth annual William Wiersma Golf and Disc Tournament, which benefits the William Wiersma Memorial Scholarship Endowment at Westmont. more

Peer Gynt: Part I

Ibsen’s epic masterpiece “Peer Gynt” receives lavish treatment in a new, multi-part, multi-venue staging. Students and faculty from Westmont join forces with actors from Lit Moon Theatre Company to bring Gynt’s fantastic journey to vivid theatrical life. more

A.R.“Pete” Diamond, Jr.: 1950-2011

Pete Diamond was a renaissance man in the truest sense of the word. He earned his PhD in religious studies from the University of Cambridge in England and taught classes on these topics at Westmont College, All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito, and Santa Barbara City College’s Adult Education Program. more

Lit Moon Presents Ibsen’s Peer Gynt

Many theater artists promise to take audiences on a journey. During the next two weekends, audiences will experience the first three acts of Henrik Ibsen’s epic drama at the Porter Theatre, on the campus of Westmont College. more

The Arab Spring: Where Are the Swallows?

Heather Keaney, Westmont assistant professor of history, and Jim Wright, codirector of Westmont in Istanbul, will give a talk about political unrest in Egypt. more

Anita Perez Ferguson Energized by THRIVE Challenges, Opportunities

Taking responsibility for preparing the next generation of Santa Barbara County residents to have productive lives “from cradle to career” is no small task, but if anyone is up to leading the effort, it’s Anita Perez Ferguson. “I’m used to thinking things through on different levels,” said Perez Ferguson, who came to Santa Barbara in 1969 to attend Westmont College. more

Iraq expert to speak at Westmont

A special instructor general for Iraq construction will speak Oct. 13 at Westmont’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall. Stuart Bowen Jr. will give free a lecture on “Oversight Under Fire: Hard Lessons Learned from the Iraq Inspector General.” It starts at 3:30 p.m. Mr. Bowen has served in Iraq for seven years and returns in November for his 31st trip. more

Monthly Public Telescope Night

Westmont Public Telescope Night. Most months the large telescope at the new observatory is also available for viewing, run by the Physics Department at Westmont. more