Avant-garde production of “Die Fledermaus” by Westmont College

Staff Report Johann Strauss, Jr.’s exuberant comedy “Die Fledermaus” (“The Bat”) is often relegated to performances on New Year Eve when it is set and its lilting waltzes, polkas, and sung champagne toasts are intoxicatingly appropriate. But now, a collaboration by Westmont College’s departments of theater arts and music gives this beloved, frothy gem a modern makeover. The new avant-garde […]

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Westmont Welcomes New Board Member

Santa Barbara resident Denice Fellows has joined the Westmont Foundation Board of Directors, which helps build connections between Westmont and the greater Santa Barbara community. Fellows, a California native, earned a bachelor’s degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before working in Sacramento as a volunteer coordinator for Sutter Health and as a district executive for the Boy Scouts of […]

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Local foundation advocating for family farms worldwide

Local foundation advocating for family farms worldwide By Raiza Giorgi When Ed Seaman took over Santa Barbara Blueberries, his family’s blueberry farm along Highway 101 between Santa Barbara and Buellton, he didn’t know much about farming. His background was in technology and marketing, but he had a passion for agriculture and an appreciation of how hard farmers work to provide […]

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Local banker joins Westmont Foundation

Local banker joins Westmont Foundation Staff report Christopher O’Connor, a 30-year resident and longtime local banker, has joined the Westmont Foundation, which cultivates ties between Westmont College and the community. O’Connor, a wealth adviser of The Private Bank at Union Bank, began his career in 1991 with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Since then he has worked with many Westmont […]

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Westmont alumni mourned after paddle boarding accident

SBFLM Staff Report The Westmont community is mourning the loss of alumnus Davies Kabogoza ’16, who died April 29, while stand-up paddle boarding in the Santa Barbara Harbor. The 30-year-old from Uganda earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and worked as a physical therapy aide at Hayashida Physical Therapy. “The entire Westmont family is grief-stricken in the loss of Davies,” […]

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Talk at Westmont probes big data, surveillance

In a world that is increasingly under surveillance and digital control, Donald Patterson, professor of computer science, answers the question, “Should We Hide from Big Data?” in a lecture on Thursday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call (805) […]

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