Archives for September 2006

Lecture To Explore Science and Religion

One of the world’s leading experts on science and religion will speak at Westmont, Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge. Denis Alexander is head of the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, supervising research in molecular genetics, and director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St. Edmund’s College at Cambridge University…. [Continue Reading]

Downtown Talk Examines Islam, The West

Charles Farhadian, assistant professor of religious studies, will speak on “Can Islam Save the West?” at the first fall event of the Westmont Downtown lecture series, Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. Farhadian will explore the relationship between Islam and the West, highlighting a variety of influential… [Continue Reading]

New Psychology Professor Settles In

Steven Rogers says he enjoys conducting individual psychotherapy and neuropsychological research, but admits his deep passion is working with students. After earning his doctorate, he was a neuropsychology chief fellow at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute when a full-time teaching job opened up at Westmont. He liked the focus on undergraduate education. “Coming here is a dream… [Continue Reading]

All the World's a Stage

Int’l Theatre Festival Converges on Santa Barbara Santa Barbara will soon host the first international Shakespeare festival in the nation, thanks in large part to the vision and work of John Blondell, Westmont theater arts professor. The Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival will feature 11 days of events celebrating Shakespeare, Thursday, Oct. 12, through Sunday,… [Continue Reading]

McClelland Heads S.F. Urban Program

Westmont has hired a new director for the San Francisco Urban Program. Scott McClelland is heading the off-campus program he describes as a “maturity accelerator” for students. The San Francisco program began in 1971 and operates in a 108-year old house near Golden Gate Park. There are 22 students enrolled this semester. Although San Francisco… [Continue Reading]

More Than 100 Pitch In for Day of Caring

Westmont once again had the largest team of volunteers at the United Way’s 15th annual Day of Caring. About 115 students, faculty and staff spent their Saturday morning volunteering at North Kellogg Open Space and Ellwood School. Last year, Westmont’s team had more than 90 volunteers take part in Day of Caring, Santa Barbara County’s… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Goes Wi-Fi

Westmont has taken a major step toward keeping its campus up to date technologically by going wireless. The $100,000 upgrade includes the installation of wireless access points at most of the campus residence halls as well Voskuyl Library and Kerr Student Center. The technology will allow students and faculty to connect to the Internet outside… [Continue Reading]

Moving Theatrical Adventure Hits SB

You may want to fasten your seatbelt for this theatrical performance. Recent Indy-Award winning actor Mitchell Thomas performs the world-premiere of “The Earthquake Predictor Rides the Bus”, Friday, Sept. 22, and Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. The entire performance takes place on a moving bus. Audiences will be picked… [Continue Reading]

Art Professor to Exhibit Paintings at LACMA

Susan Savage, associate professor of art, will show her paintings in the Art Rental and Sales Gallery (ARSG) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Friday, Sept. 15-Oct. 26. An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Savage will be exhibiting with three other artists in the gallery during… [Continue Reading]

Student Brings Hope to Local Stutterers

Madison Garcia refused to admit she had a stuttering problem. The speech disorder would come and go in phases. Talking on the phone or saying her name was sometimes problematic. “Because you feel like you can’t communicate,” she says, “you feel like you really don’t have a place in society. That was my biggest fear…. [Continue Reading]