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Voiceless Communication Wins at Entrepreneurial Forum A student venture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign won top honors at the Fourth Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (S.E.E.D.) Collegiate Venture Forum at the Andalucia Hotel March 2-3. A panel of experienced judges chose Ambient Corporation as Best Emerging Venture Investment Opportunity for the… [Continue Reading]

Students Spend Spring Break Serving

Dr. Gerald Groff

More than 220 Westmont students and three dozen community volunteers are spending their spring break building homes, running medical/dental clinics, competing with local sports teams and leading vacation Bible schools. This is the 30th year for Potter’s Clay, the student-organized service trip to Ensenada, Mexico. The week-long trip begins Friday, March 9, and the volunteers… [Continue Reading]

Entrepreneurs Vie at National Forum in Santa Barbara

Newton

Nine student ventures from across the country will take part in the Fourth Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (S.E.E.D.) Collegiate Venture Forum at the Andalucia Hotel March 2-3. The opening luncheon, Friday, March 2, at 11:30 a.m., features keynote speaker Dr. Yulun Wang, founder and CEO of InTouch Health. Tickets are $50, and… [Continue Reading]

Musicians Present Chamber Concerts

Ficsor and Shasberger

Westmont student musicians will perform two concerts in March. The first is an Instrumental Chamber Concert March 2 at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. Chamber musicians will also present a recital featuring vocal and instrumental chamber groups March 6 at 8 p.m. in Porter Theatre. The concerts are free and open to the public…. [Continue Reading]

Gayle Beebe Named Westmont President

Dr. Gayle Beebe

Eighth President Wins Unanimous Support from Trustees The Westmont Board of Trustees named Gayle D. Beebe as the college’s eighth president. Beebe has served as president of Spring Arbor University in Michigan for the past seven years and will take over the Montecito college at the beginning of the next academic year, July 1, 2007…. [Continue Reading]

Lecture Explores Evolution, Christianity

Jeff Schloss

Jeff Schloss, professor of biology at Westmont, will discuss “Evolutionary Theory, Biblical Faith, and the Mystery of Altruism,” in a Phi Kappa Phi lecture, Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge. The lecture is free and open to the public. Schloss explores whether the New Testament’s command to selflessly love one another is… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Play Breaks Out of 'The Clouds'

"The Clouds"

Westmont is putting a new spin on a classic Greek comedy in hopes of staging an entertaining play with a moral edge. John Blondell, Westmont professor of theatre arts, directs the 14-student cast performing “The Clouds,” by Aristophanes, Feb. 23-24 and March 1-3, all at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theater. There will also be… [Continue Reading]

Chamber Orchestra Kicks Off Santa Barbara International Guitar Fest

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra in partnership with the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra will perform in the opening event of the Santa Barbara International Guitar Festival, Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. in Victoria Hall Theatre. A second performance will be held at El Montecito Presbyterian Church, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Rise of African Christianity

James Ault

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author James Ault will show his latest film and lecture on “Toward a New Christianity: The Rise of African Christianity and Its World Significance,” Thursday, Feb. 8, at 3:30 p.m., in Founders Dining Room at Westmont. The documentary was shot in Ghana, Zimbabwe, and among African immigrants in the United States…. [Continue Reading]

Local Experts Discuss 'The World is Flat'

The World is Flat

Four Santa Barbara college professors will participate in a panel discussion on Thomas Friedman’s book, “The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century,” as part of Westmont Downtown: Conversations About Things that Matter. The event is free and open to the public, Thursday, Feb. 15, at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara… [Continue Reading]