Upcoming Events Examine “The Times They Were A Changin’ – The ’60’s at 50”

The decade of the 1960s is returning to Allan Hancock College in a big way!  In addition to a fall faculty lecture series sponsored by the college’s Community Education department and the art exhibit, Peace, Love and Rock ‘n Roll, opening Oct. 4 in the Santa Maria campus Foxworthy Gallery, a variety of other events are scheduled to offer students and the public an opportunity to explore, or re-explore, many aspects of the influential decade.

The schedule of events includes faculty lectures, “lunch ’n learn” sessions, a ’60s costume contest and more:

Now – November 23:      Peace, Love and Rock ’n Roll Art Exhibit

  • Featuring more than four dozen vibrant posters of the 1960s San Francisco music scene
  • Foxworthy Gallery, inside the Academic Resource Center (ARC), bldg. L-South

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Thursday, October 7:     Lunch ’n Learn—“Altered States of Consciousness”

  • Presented by John Lovern, Allan Hancock College human services instructor and psychedelicologist/consciousness explorer
  • Surrounded by the vibrant psychedelic music posters from 1960s San Francisco, the current gallery exhibit is the perfect place to explore altered states of consciousness—a quest many traveled in the ’60s.  Bring your lunch and learn while you munch!
  • Foxworthy Gallery, Academic Resource Center (ARC), bldg. L-South, 12 to 1:15 p.m.

Friday, October 8:           Faculty Lecture Series: The Decade of the 1960s

“The American Makeover: Culture and Society in the 1960s”

  • Presented by Roger Hall, Ph.D., associate professor of history
  • Building C Forum (C-40), 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission is free; registration is required
  • Call 922-6966 ext. 3209 for more information.

Thursday, October 14:   Art Exhibit Reception & Guest Lecturer Paul Prince

  • Foxworthy Gallery, Academic Resource Center (ARC), bldg. L-South, 3 to 5 p.m.

Friday, October 15:         Faculty Lecture Series: The Decade of the 1960s

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Art of the ’60s”

  • Presented by John Hood, M.F.A., fine arts instructor
  • Building C Forum (C-40), 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission is free; registration is required
  • Call 922-6966 ext. 3209 for more information.

Thursday, October 21:   “Feeling Groovy” Musical Performance

  • Take a break from your day and stop by to listen to songs of the ’60s sung by our Allan Hancock College Singers, under the direction of Ann Lucas, D.M.A., music/choral instructor.
  • Library Lobby, bldg. L-North, 1:30 to 1:50 p.m.

Friday, October 22:         Faculty Lecture Series: The Decade of the 1960s

“Music That Changed a Nation”

  • Presented by Ann Lucas, D.M.A, music/choral instructor
  • Building C Forum (C-40), 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission is free; registration is required
  • Call 922-6966 ext. 3209 for more information.

Thursday, October 28:   Sixties Costume Contest

  • Pillbox hats, tie-dyed T-shirts, mini-skirts, fringed vests, granny glasses, long hair—dress in your favorite ‘60s attire and you’ll fit right in with the theme of the month.
  • Since dress changed dramatically from 1960 to 1969, prizes will be awarded for both early and late sixties costumes.
  • Music!  Trick or Treating!  …and more
  • Sponsored by Allan Hancock College’s Associated Student body Government (ASBG)
  • The Commons (behind Student Center, bldg. G), 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thursday, November 4: Lunch ’n Learn—Graphic Arts in the Sixties

  • Presented by David Brown, Allan Hancock College educational technology specialist; Brown has taught graphic arts at Allan Hancock College and several other community colleges.
  • Learn about what influenced ’60s psychedelic poster artists and how these posters influenced contemporary graphic communication
  • Foxworthy Gallery, Academic Resource Center (ARC), bldg. L-South, 12 to 1:15 p.m.
  • Bring your lunch and learn while you munch!

Thursday, November 11: Lunch ’n Learn—Foreign Wars Since WW II: A Veterans’ Forum

  • Moderated by Roger Welt, Ed.D., retired vice president, student services; Mick Bondello, professor of biological sciences; and Kelly Underwood, Writing Center coordinator.
  • Join in a conversation with veterans describing their experiences of “coming home”
  • Library Lobby, bldg. L North, 12 to 1:15 p.m.
  • Bring your lunch and learn while you munch!

All events are being held on the Santa Maria campus and are free of charge.  The public is invited.  Check the online events calendar at www.hancockcollege.edu for more details as they become available.

Call the numbers below for more information about specific events:

  • faculty lecture series         805-922-6966 ext. 3209
  • art exhibit:                         805-922-6966 ext. 3465
  • other events:                     805-922-6966 ext. 3322