Monthly Archives: September 2008

Heat GM Randy Pfund resigns, Pat Riley takes over

Heat general manager Randy Pfund, who helped Miami win the 2006 NBA championship as the highlight of his 13 years with the franchise, resigned Monday. Pfund began coaching at a high school in Illinois in the mid-1970s, then went to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he worked for Chet Kammerer, who currently serves as the Heat’s vice president of player personnel. more

11 Santa Barbara Channels-Produced Programs a Step Closer to WAVE Awards

Eleven locally produced television programs have been named finalists in various categories for the annual WAVE Award competition for all public access stations in a six-state region, according to Hap Freund, executive director of The Santa Barbara Channels, the nonprofit that runs Channel 17 and Channel 21. SB Newswire, which was a collaboration of staff members and interns from Westmont and SBCC, shot with a virtual set, are all finalists in different categories. more

Gaucho Green – UCSB and other local colleges are making dorms and dining halls more eco-friendly

In college, students devote countless hours to analyzing environmental issues and researching ways society can lighten its eco-footprint, developing anything from innovative, energy-efficient technology to potential public policy reforms. Though not as extensive as UCSB, both Santa Barbara City College (which doesn’t have student dorms) and Westmont College have made efforts to green their living and eating areas. more

ART REVIEW : Etching messages – Blending traditional and innovative uses of print, Martha Ensign Johnson shows work at once subtle, strong

In what amounts to a strong yet subtle kickoff to the new academic season at Westmont College’s Reynolds Gallery, Southerner-turned-Santa-Barbaran Martha Ensign Johnson showcases her unique art, in the line of printmaking duty — but with caveats attached. more

IN BRIEF : Organization to assist Haitian children

Two Carpinteria women have started a nonprofit corporation called Destined for Grace Children’s Relief, which aims to alleviate the pain and suffering that Haitian children endure. The co-founders are Rebecca Costa, who recently graduated from California Lutheran University, and Lindsey Connolly, a recent graduate of Westmont College. more

CARVED IN STONE

Five stone artworks are on display on the grounds of the Westmont College campus this fall. “Donald Davis Sculpture Garden” is the third annual exhibition of outdoor sculpture by Westmont’s Reynold Gallery. more

Tourney to feature swings and flings

Golf and disc golf will be playing side-by-side to benefit the William Wiersma Memorial Scholarship Fund at Westmont College. The “Don’t Just Innovate. Collaborate! Tournament” will be held on Oct. 6 at the Montecito Country Club. more

Vice President for Technology Services Joins Dr. Beebe at Westmont College

Reed Sheard, vice president for Technology Services, is leaving Spring Arbor University to join the former President of the University, Dr. Beebe, at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Doug Jones, former vice president for Finance and Administration at SAU, also made the transition to Westmont College with Dr. Beebe. more

Off-Axis 2008: Santa Barbara’s Contemporary Art Biennial

Whether the dialogue centers on politics or religion, art or psychology, there’s one question that’s always relevant: “What’s really happening right now?” “Looking ahead,” gallerist Edward Cella mused, “what does 2010 look like? We’re looking at a city with a new director at SBMA, a new director at Westmont, Elyse Gonzales [at UAM], plus Kathryn Kanjo, Dane Goodman, Miki Garcia …” more

Students Challenged To Embrace Reformative Education

Joshua W. Daneshforooz, founder and president of All Nations Education, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization, has challenged Ghanaian students to embrace the type of education that not only awakens the mind but expands their love for humanity. Daneshforooz indicated that the scholarship scheme evolved out of the type of education he received at Westmont College. more

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