Recent Press

The CIO’s Role in Corporate Training

Many companies already have an in-house model for how to keep employees’ skills up to date in a rapidly changing environment: the IT department. …For example, CIO magazine cites a decision two years ago by Reed Sheard, the CIO at Westmont College in California. Sheard planned to deliver many services on mobile devices, so he needed a developer with mobile programming skills. more

Jenelle Robertson: The Role of Online Marketing for Santa Barbara Start-ups

Santa Barbara is known for its breathtaking views and beachside culture, but it’s quickly becoming famous for its thriving community of up-and-coming tech start-ups and international brands. Santa Barbara attracts budding entrepreneurs from UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College and Westmont College, as well as those escaping blustery winters elsewhere. more

Werner J. Durtschi

Werner J. Durtschi passed away peacefully in the early morning of Dec. 15, 2014, at the age of 88. … After his discharge he went to college on the GI Bill. There he met his wife to be, Katherine Fleming, at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. more

John Jefferson ’15 and Iman Boundaoui ’15 will represent the IIT Chicago-Kent in the National Moot Court Competition finals in New York February 9 to 12, 2015

Third-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Iman Boundaoui and John Jefferson will represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition finals in New York February 9 to 12, 2015. The National Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the New York City Bar Association, is the nation’s oldest and largest appellate advocacy competition. …Teammate John Jefferson received a degree in English literature from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. more

Werner J. Durtschi

Durtschi, Werner J. 88 Nov. 09, 1926 Dec. 15, 2014 “Dutch” passed away in Girdwood, Alaska, where he moved 15 years ago to be close to family. The son of Melchior and Katrina, three sisters survive. …He attended Westmont College, where he met Kay Fleming. They married in 1950. more

CBB: Arizona Christian, Westmont split double-header

PHOENIX — After dropping the opening game of a Golden State Athletic Conference header 6-4 to the Firestorm of Arizona Christian (2-1, 2-1 GSAC), Westmont Baseball (4-2, 1-2) exploded for 11 runs and claimed the nightcap by a score of 11-3.

In the first game, Arizona Christian took the lead in the bottom of the first on an RBI double by Anthony Balderama that drove in Jake Wakamatsu from second base. The Warriors responded in the top of the first when Andrew Devian drove a sacrifice fly to center that allowed Michael Pollex to score. Pollex had reached on a single to lead off the inning. more

Westmont Theater, Music Departments Join Forces to Offer ‘One-Act Opera Classics’

The Westmont College theater and music departments, which won three national awards for the 2013 co-production of Pirates of Penzance, combine forces for “An Evening of One-Act Opera Classics” at 7 p.m. Jan. 30-31 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 1, all in the Porter Theatre. more

CBB: Westmont drops GSAC opener in 10 innings

Westmont lost its Golden State Athletic Conference baseball opener to Arizona Christian, as the Firestorm rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the 10th inning to win 4-3.

Russell Harmening started on the mound for the Warriors and gave up just one run on four hits in seven and two-third innings. He struck out six and did not surrender a walk. more

Jr. Carpinterian of the Year finalists unveiled

On Jan. 24, three qualified Junior Carpinterian of the Year finalists will by whittled down to a single winner. The three Carpinteria High School students in the running – Jonathan Cleek, Adriana Morales, and Gabriel Zapien-Ybarra – all boast resumes beyond their years and are leading the Class of 2015 by example. …His top choices for college are Stanford, Harvard and Westmont, and his list of extra-curricular activities is as well-rounded as they come. more

IRS Hovers over Bellosguardo

The future of Huguette Clark’s Cabrillo Boulevard mansion depends largely on what happens in some office at 1111 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. … Bob Woodward of Watergate fame, now a Washington Post investigative reporter and author, delivered zingers to a Coral Casino audience Friday, sponsored by Westmont College’s Mosher Foundation. more

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