Archives for January 2009

Film Festival Benefits Westmont Fire Victims

The 24th Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival has designated the Westmont College Wildfire Relief Fund as the beneficiary of donations at the festival’s Third Weekend. In keeping with SBIFF’s commitment to the local community through film, these three days, Feb. 6-9, offer exceptional programming to local residents free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Film Festival Focuses On Mary

Westmont’s Reel Talk series is collaborating with the Reynolds Gallery to present a mini film festival Jan. 27, 29-30 about the various depictions of the Virgin Mary. All films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Center Classroom 101 to allow for viewing of painter Bruce Herman’s exhibit, “Miriam–Virgin Mother.” On Tuesday, Jan…. [Continue Reading]

Westmont Artist Wins Again

Westmont Professor Scott Anderson has won The Arts Fund 2008 Individual Artist Award (IAA) for print design. He and other winners will participate in a group exhibition March 13 through April 24 at the Arts Fund Gallery, 205C Santa Barbara Street at Yanonali. This is the second year in a row that a Westmont employee… [Continue Reading]

The Secret, Musical Garden

Westmont students present a musical version of “The Secret Garden” Friday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on the corner of Garden and Anapamu downtown. Suggested donations of $12 for adults, $7 for students and $5 for children… [Continue Reading]

A Changing of the Guard for Westmont Athletics

A former Westmont basketball player, a successful businessman and a longtime Warrior supporter has joined the team as the college’s new athletic director. President Gayle D. Beebe announced the appointment of alumnus Dave Odell to this position today. “We’re thrilled that Dave will become even more involved with Westmont athletics,” Beebe said. “His leadership, commitment… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Illuminate Life, Universe Of Einstein

Three Westmont professors will discuss Walter Isaacson’s best-selling book, “Einstein: His Life and Universe,” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, as part of Westmont Downtown: Conversations about Things that Matter. The lecture is free and open to the public. The event is tied to Westmont’s President’s… [Continue Reading]

Celebration to Focus on King, Obama

Rick Pointer, Westmont professor of history, and David Moore, pastor of New Covenant Worship Center in Santa Barbara, will speak at “‘I have a Dream’: A Celebration and Remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.,” Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room. The event, which is free and open to the public,… [Continue Reading]

An Artistic Inauguration

Judy L. Larson will be installed as the first holder of the R. Anthony Askew Chair in Art on Friday, Jan. 23, with a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in Murchison Gym. A panel of art professionals will discuss “The Meaning and Value of Museums in the 21st Century” at 3:30 p.m. in Porter Theatre, and… [Continue Reading]

Hail Mary

A new exhibition by painter Bruce Herman, “Miriam – Virgin Mother,” explores the subject of the Virgin Mary, a figure of some controversy in the history of the Christian church. The exhibit opens with a reception Thursday, Jan. 15, 4-6 p.m. in Reynolds Gallery and includes a lecture by the artist at 5:30 p.m. Herman,… [Continue Reading]

Rehfeld Joins Westmont Board of Trustees

Joe Rehfeld, who has 20 years of high-tech experience in business development, marketing and corporate development and finance, has joined the Westmont Board of Trustees, which oversees the operations of the college. Rehfeld, a resident of Clyde Hill, Wash., and Los Angeles, Calif., also has about 20 years of philanthropic and charitable work in education,… [Continue Reading]