Winslow Pens International Adoption Book

Dr. Rachel Winslow

Rachel Winslow, director of the Westmont Center for Social Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of history, explores the growing American trend of adopting international children in a new book. “The Best Possible Immigration: International Adoption and the American Family” investigates how the adoption of foreign children by U.S. families has become a common practice, touching almost… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Performs in Concerto Concert

Andy Radford is guest conductor of the Orchestra Concerto Concert

The Westmont Orchestra Concerto Concert, featuring guest conductor Andy Radford, is Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Hall and Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission (students are free), may be purchased at the door. For more information, please contact the music… [Continue Reading]

Event Honors Inspiring Students-Athletes

The 23rd annual Golden Eagle Awards Dinner April 5 honored a dozen Westmont scholar-athletes who have exceled athletically and in the classroom while being a faithful follower of Christ. This year’s winners were Jacob Grant, men’s cross country; Olivia Wood, women’s track and field; Andrew Devian, baseball; Sophia Fuller, women’s soccer; Isabel Lee, women’s tennis;… [Continue Reading]

Mallampalli Awarded Foundation Chair

Dr. Chandra Mallampalli

Chandra Mallampalli, Westmont professor of history, has been selected as the second recipient of the Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair in Social Science. The Fletcher Jones Foundation created the chair to rotate among deserving faculty within the social science division. Professor Mallampalli succeeds Rick Pointer, professor of history, who has held the chair since its… [Continue Reading]

Fringe Fest Arrives Bigger than Ever

A record 85 Westmont students will take part in 27 individual, new pieces of theater, dance and film at the Westmont Fringe Festival on April 20 and 23 at 7 p.m., April 21 at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 3 p.m. at various locations in and around Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Festival passes ($15 general… [Continue Reading]

Watts Pastor to Speak at Commencement

Carol Houston, who serves the Watts community as senior pastor of Bethel Unspeakable Joy Church, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to Patrick Enthoven, a former treasurer and director of Direct Relief, a Santa Barbara-based humanitarian aid organization active in… [Continue Reading]

Local Banker O’Connor Joins Foundation

Christopher O’Connor

Christopher O’Connor, a 30-year resident and longtime local banker, has joined the Westmont Foundation, which cultivates ties between Westmont and the community. O’Connor, a wealth adviser of The Private Bank at Union Bank, began his career in 1991 with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. During that time he has worked with many Westmont alumni as… [Continue Reading]

South African Students Settle into SB

Mfolozi “Flo” Dlamini and Luvuyo Magwaza

Two Westmont students from South Africa are nearing completion of the first semester of their four-year journey on the Santa Barbara campus. First-year students Luvuyo Magwaza and Mfolozi “Flo” Dlamini are the first to enjoy scholarships that will be given annually to two graduates of Michaelhouse, a Christian boarding school for boys in KwaZulu-Natal. “The… [Continue Reading]

SBCC Professor Explores Sustainability

Dr. Michael Gonella

Michael Gonella, Santa Barbara City College professor of environmental horticulture, examines permaculture as a solution to ecosystem and human health issues in his lecture, “Permaculture Design: Rebuilding a Sustainable Relationship with the Land,” Tuesday, April 11, at 3:30 p.m. at Founders Room in the Westmont Kerr Student Center. The Sustainability Speaker Series lecture is free… [Continue Reading]

Talk Probes Big Data, Surveillance

Dr. Donald Patterson

In a world that is increasingly under surveillance and digital control, Donald Patterson, professor of computer science, answers the question, “Should We Hide from Big Data?” in a lecture on Thursday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come,… [Continue Reading]