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ART REVIEW: Delving inward on campus Westmont College’s annual senior art exhibition, ‘Maker’s Dozen,’ offers another strong showing of Student work in the campus’ museum context

When it comes time for the annual senior art exhibit, arriving each springtime at Westmont College, we have come to expect clever, wordplay-ful but also relevant show titles. So it comes to pass that the 2015 show goes by the moniker “Maker’s Dozen,” in keeping with the “baker’s” dozen students involved , and the overall impression is another strong showing of Westmont’s art department in action, seen via the fruits of its young student artists. Read More

Inside the Mind of Angel Investors: Why Angel Investors Want to Invest in Your Start-up

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET) and The Foundry@CITRIS are hosting David Koehn, the founder of The Batchery — a new accelerator in Berkeley — for a talk and panel discussion on angel investors, e.g., how to meet angels, how to pitch to them, what they’re looking for, etc. …He received his B.A. in Business and Economics from Westmont College, earned an International Economics certificate from London School of Economics, and received his PhD from American College in Minnesota. more

Augustana Arts and Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra Present Masterworks: Two-Way Street featuring The Narrators

Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra (MSCO) presents, Two-Way Street featuring Denver’s story-telling ensemble, The Narrators and hosted by David Rutherford (CO Public Radio CPR). …He has participated in numerous festivals across Europe and the U.S., including The Meadowmount School of Music, the Holland Music Festival (Netherlands), as well as the Semmering Festival (Austria). From 2006-2013 he was a tenured Associate Professor of Music at Westmont College and is currently a performing artist based in Denver. more

Check out an exhibit for a fun, educational experience

EXHIBITS APPALACHIAN ARTS CENTER: Claypool Hill, Route 19, Old Archie Helton Store, April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, workshop entitled, Drawing & Painting My Favorite Things for children currently in kindergarten, first, second, or third grade. 4-5:30 p.m. $45. Ellen Elmes will teach the class. … LECTURE BUECHNER LECTURE SERIES: Bristol, Tenn., First Presbyterian Church, April 20, 7 p.m., author, teacher, scholar, retreat leader and a fellow of the Gaede Institute, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, poet and professor of English at Westmont College. more


Westmont College Conference to Focus on Moral, Effective Leadership

Abraham Lincoln. Peter Drucker. Bill Gates. These iconic leaders continue to make a profound and pivotal impact on American thought and culture.

“Lead Where You Stand: Lessons for Leaders from Lincoln, Drucker and Bill Gates,” a three-day conference at Westmont College, will offer key insights into an enduring challenge: How do we develop the capacity to respond in timely, principled ways to the multifaceted challenges of effective leadership? more

Around the Lompoc Valley

Registration for the Vandenberg Village Youth Football and cheer program is currently underway. … 3Ball Santa Maria will begin with a free introductory clinic from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic is open to boys in grades three through 12. The clinic will be directed by former St. Joseph High School and Westmont College Star Andrew Schmalbach. more



Eaton, captain of the Patriots’ basketball team and also a member of the volleyball team, has a grade-point average of 4.75. …He’s a National Merit Commended Student as well as a California Scholastic Federation member, and he’s been accepted for admission to Westmont College, Biola University, Wheaton College, and George Fox University. more

Are millennials programmed to cheat?

Stealing words is so simple a concept that a 5- or 6-year-old can grasp it, says plagiarism expert Jonathan Bailey. Even children comprehend the idea that presenting someone else’s thoughts or ideas as your own without attribution is wrong, Yale University researchers demonstrated in a study of subjects from ages 5 to 11. …Academic probation plus either a lowering of a grade or no credit are called for at North Carolina State University, while Westmont College, an evangelical Christian school in Santa Barbara, California, holds out expulsion as a last resort. more


Auditions are over and the winners have been selected! Several outstanding students auditioned for three $1000 California Women’s Chorus, Inc. (CWC) scholarships and the recipients were announced by Priscilla Marchus, scholarship chair for the Santa Barbara Treble Clef (SBTC) chorus. …The difficult job of adjudicator went to Emil Dorian Cristescu., vocalist, actor and currently faculty member of Westmont College, Dr Linda Di Fiore, distinguished Visiting Professor at UCSB since 2012 and Ken Ryals, professional entertainer since age 9 and currently on the faculty of ASBCC with Jazz Choir and Applied Music Program. more

OUT & ABOUT : Jaimes to chair heart ball

Sarah Bishop Jaimes has been named chair of the American Heart Association’s Heart Beach Ball, which will take place 5:30 p.m. …A Santa Barbara native, Ms. Jaimes earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business with a minor in communications from Westmont College. more

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