Archives for July 2006

Local Biologist Joins Westmont Faculty

Westmont has hired Santa Barbara resident Steve Julio as assistant professor of biology. Julio graduated from Westmont in 1992 and earned his doctorate at UC Santa Barbara in 2001. For the past three years Julio has been a postdoctoral fellow at UCSB. He was also a research scientist for several years at Remedyne Corporation, a… [Continue Reading]

Accomplished Violinist Joins Faculty

New England violinist Philip Ficsor will join Westmont’s faculty this fall as assistant professor of violin. Ficsor is a member of the American Double, a piano-violin duo which has been featured on concert series across the United States and Europe. The American Double will soon release the first recording of William Bolcom’s complete works for… [Continue Reading]

Entrepreneurship Professor Talks Business to CNN Radio

A popular CNN online podcast will feature an interview with David Newton, Westmont professor of entrepreneurial finance, Friday, July 21. CNN officials say their podcast Web site is visited about a million times a week. CNN-Radio will also feed the show, “The State of Business in America,” to its 2,200 radio stations nationwide, Thursday, July… [Continue Reading]

State Banking Official Joins Board of Advisors

Janet Lamkin, president and chief executive officer of the California Bankers Association, has joined the Westmont Board of Advisors. Lamkin graduated from Westmont in 1981. The 16-member board provides a critical link between the college curriculum and post-graduate experiences. Its principal purpose is to bring new ideas and fresh viewpoints from those in the business… [Continue Reading]

Students Spend Summer Serving Others

A group of five Westmont students has returned to the United States after spending a month serving people in Guatemala. This year, Emmaus Road teams are also traveling to Russia, Western Europe (France, Holland, Amsterdam) and Indonesia. Student Rochelle Comeaux led the Guatemala team. Though the students spent many hours teaching English, building chicken coops,… [Continue Reading]