Yearly Archives: 2012

Celebrate Holiday Season at Museum of Natural History’s Winter FUNderland

Celebrate the holiday season at Winter FUNderland from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. … » Listen to live music by Anthony Ybarra and Westmont String Trio. more

To the Olympics and Back: Westmont Basketball Star Tuğçe Canitez Returns to College Team for Her Senior Year

Tuğçe Canitez has soared to heights never before attained by a Westmont College basketball player. After being named the 2012NAIA Women’s Player of the Year, she played for Turkey at the London Olympic Games. Certainly a professional career awaits her in Europe, and possibly the WNBA. But that future is on hold, because Westmont is still at the center of Canitez’s orbit. The 6’2” forward has returned for her senior season. more

Reverend Dina Gardner loses battle with cancer

Dina Gardner, a beloved minister and Novato Human Needs Center director, died Dec. 7 of pleomorphic sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. She and her husband, Edgar Meza, shared a life together along the border of San Rafael and Novato. … Gardner was a Presbyterian minister and spiritual life coach. She grew up in Davis, attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, and earned a Master of Divinity degree at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo. She also completed the Master of Intuition Medicine program at the Academy of Intuition Medicine in Sausalito. more

Westmont Basketball Game, Fundraiser to Benefit Moore Family

Westmont College will host the Alex Moore Classic, a basketball game and fundraiser that honors the life of Alex Moore, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 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 Westmont’shead women’s basketball coach. more

ROGERS, Leonard R.

Went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday November 25, 2012. He was born February 2, 1924 in Syracuse New York and lived his childhood in upstate New York. … Upon returning from Europe Len attended Wesleyan College, Houghton NY, 1949-51, then transferred to Westmont College, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with a degree in Psychology in 1953. more

Bill Macfadyen: Barry Berkus Lived Life to the Fullest, All by Design Noozhawk’s Top 5 includes a Coast Guard casualty in the border war with Mexico, a landlord lawsuit, a mysterious wreck, bank layoffs, and the positive atmosphere of Goleta Teen of the Year

What were you reading on Noozhawk this past week? … A member of Bethany Congregational Church, Mallary’s dream is to attendWestmont College. Note to Westmont’s admissions department: She is the embodiment of your ideal student. Send her an acceptance letter now! more

Local athletes Correa, Judd named NAIA All-Americans

Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA has announced that two local athletes have been named NAIA Women’s Soccer All-Americans. Senior Ashley Correa of Lynnwood, a forward, was named to the second team. Correa recorded 13 goals and 10 assists. She ranked second in the GSAC in points per game (2.00), goals per game (0.72) and assists per game (0.56). more

ON STAGE: A Study in ‘Motion/Emotion’ – Westmont College students and faculty bring a diverse program for the school’s fall dance concert

Three Westmont College student choreographers will debut new works at the school’s fall dance concert, along with several faculty members as more than 20 dancers will perform nine pieces for the show. Titled “Motion/Emotion,” faculty member and concert director Susan Alexander says the production features the works of choreographers allowed to go their own ways. more

ART REVIEW: Connecting Dots and Dreams – Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features a fascinating exhibition of paintings by Australian Aboriginal artists

To the uninitiated visitor to the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, unaware of the title or theme of its current exhibition, the vibrant and seductive, seemingly abstract paintings on view might seem plugged into the fashion and zeitgeist of the contemporary art moment. And, in fact, these are contemporary paintings, but unusually deep and ancient and off-the-cosmopolitan grid. more

Local athletes Correa, Judd named NAIA All-Americans

Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA has announced that two local athletes have been named NAIA Women’s Soccer All-Americans. more