Yearly Archives: 2012

Westmont’s Alex Moore dies at 31

Alex Moore, who joined the Westmont faculty in 2011 as assistant professor of kinesiology, died May 9 from complications following surgery. Moore was 31. His wife, Kirsten, survives him; the couple met at Westmont in 2005 when she became the college’s head women’s basketball coach. They got married in 2008, and their first child is due in July. more

Westmont Mourns Death of Dr. Alex Moore: Kinesiology Assistant Professor, 31, Died Following Complications from Surgery

Dr. Alex Moore, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Westmont College, died Wednesday following complications from surgery. He was 31. Moore is survived by his wife Kirsten. The couple met at Westmont in 2005 when Moore was an adjunct instructor and Kirsten became the school’s head women’s basketball coach. They married in 2008, and their first child is due this July. more

COLLEGE MOURNS THE DEATH OF PROFESSOR

Alex Moore, who joined the Westmont faculty in 2011 as assistant professor of kinesiology, died today, May 9, from complications following surgery. Moore was 31. His wife, Kirsten, survives him; the couple met at Westmont in 2005 when she became the college’s head women’s basketball coach. They got married in 2008, and their first child is due in July. “The Westmont community has been devastated by the news, and we lift our thoughts and prayers for Alex, Kirsten and their families,” says President Gayle D. Beebe. more

Alex Moore, husband of Westmont coach Kirsten Moore, dies

Alex Moore, the husband of Westmont College women’s basketball coach Kirsten Moore, died Wednesday from complications following surgery, the school announced in a press release.v Alex Moore, 31, was an assistant professor in kinesiology at Westmont. The couple met at the college in 2005 when Kirsten became the women’s basketball coach. They got married in 2008 and their first child is due in July. more

Westmont Mourns Death of Professor: Husband Of Warriors Women’s Basketball Coach Dies

Alex Moore, an assistant professor at Westmont and the husband of Warriors women’s head basketball coach Kirsten Moore, died at the age of 31 of complications from surgery. He joined the Westmont faculty in 2011 and worked in the kinesiology department. Alex married Kirsten in 2008 and their first child is due in July. Westmont President Gayle Beebe said, “Alex was a bright light-he had a winsome humility.” more

Westmont College Mourns Death of Professor Alex Moore: he 31-year-old instructor, whose wife is expecting their first child in July, dies from complications following surgery

The Westmont College community is mourning the untimely death of Alex Moore, an assistant professor of kinesiology who died Wednesday from complications following surgery. Moore, 31, joined the Westmont faculty in 2011. AWheaton College alumnus, he was an adjunct instructor at Westmont for both the kinesiology and biology departments from 2004 to 2006. He taught a wide range of classes, including anatomy, tennis, physiology, biochemistry lab and Fit for Life, a freshman wellness class. more

Westmont College Orchestra to Tour, Perform in China: The students will share their music in Beijing, Suzhou and Shanghai

The Westmont College Orchestra, consisting of 63 student musicians, will travel to China beginning Wednesday through May 18, performing in Beijing, Suzhou and Shanghai. The orchestra, under the direction of conductor Michael Shasberger, will perform concerts at the Beijing University of TechnologySun Village, the Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute, the Suzhou Organization on Disability, Fudan University and Shanghai University. There are 68 people in the tour group, plus a professional guide. more

Cress helped change the culture of Westmont baseball

It wasn’t just the baseball skills that convinced Westmont coach Robert Ruiz to recruit Coby Cress to the Montecito campus three years ago. Ruiz saw great leadership skills in the transfer from Arizona State; he saw Cress as the type of player who could help him change the culture of the Westmont baseball program. more

A SUNNY AND PROUD DAY: Families, friends holler for grads at Westmont commencement

Students and families cheered wildly Saturday as 314 Westmont College graduates marched into the future to the beat of the Lone Ranger. As the college orchestra played “William Tell Overture,” grads, families and friends left Russell Carr Field at the end of commencement on a sunny day, surrounded by the Santa Ynez Mountains. more

2012 college graduates get crash course in job-seeking

If you go stand in the middle of a college job fair, you can virtually breathe the economic tension. The numbers just don’t add up for most of this year’s college graduates. Tuition is increasing. Student loan debt is climbing. Unemployment is receding only at a glacial pace. Jobs in some majors are rarer than 80-degree May days in Portland.  … Consider John Boylston, 27, a Westmont College and University of Southern California law school graduate who grew up in Washington County. He finished law school on the front end of the recession, requiring him to take the long, slow route to a Portland job. more

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