Yearly Archives: 2015

The 50 Best Christian Colleges and Universities 2015

We are excited to publish our second annual top 50 ranking of Christian Colleges and Universities in the U.S. for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year. …Westmont College, established in 1937, is located in Santa Barbara, California on a suburban, 100+ acre campus. An interdenominational, Christian liberal arts college, Westmont’s enrollment reaches over 1,300 students, most of whom live on-campus in Santa Barbara. more

Rocky volleyball ranked No. 5 nationally

The Rocky Mountain College volleyball team begins the season ranked No. 5 in the NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll released Tuesday. …The following day Rocky draws Westmont College and Vanguard University (No. 8). more

David Winter dies at 84; long-serving Westmont College president

David Winter, the long-serving president of Westmont College who oversaw an era of growth and expansion at the small Christian college, has died at the age of 84.

Winter died Saturday in Santa Barbara as a result of cancer, Westmont announced.

During his administration, the Montecito-based college was pledged what then was thought to be one of the largest donations made to a liberal arts college in America — $75 million. When the donation was announced in 2006, only DePauw University in Indiana had received a larger gift. more

Memorial Service Set for Former Westmont College President David Winter

A memorial service will be held Aug. 29 to celebrate the life of Westmont College President Emeritus David Winter, who died of cancer Aug. 15 at age 84.

David Winter died of cancer Aug. 15 at age 84. (Brad Elliott / Westmont College file photo)

The service is scheduled for 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara, 21 E. Constance St., the college announced Tuesday. more

Westmont mourns passing of former president

Former Westmont College president David K. Winter passed away Saturday at the age of 84.

Dr. Winter served as Westmont president from 1976 to 2001, making him the longest-serving president to date. He briefly returned to Westmont from 2006-07 as interim president and chancellor. more

On Stage: Students, faculty to perform at Westmont

The Westmont Academy for Young Artists, a new 10-day program, will present a faculty concert at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and a performance by music students at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Both concerts will take place in the Deane Chapel at Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Montecito. more

Memorial Service Set for Former Westmont College President David Winter

A memorial service will be held Aug. 29 to celebrate the life of Westmont CollegePresident Emeritus David Winter, who died of cancer Aug. 15 at age 84. more

David Winter dies at 84; long-serving Westmont College president

David Winter, the long-serving president of Westmont College who oversaw an era of growth and expansion at the small Christian college, has died at the age of 84. more

Printmaking Duo Exhibit in Tandem with Architecture Foundation

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce a new joint exhibition by Don and Siu Zimmerman, entitled Then and Now.

An opening reception with the artists will be held Sep. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will continue through Oct. 9.

Each artist has developed a unique style, ranging from abstract to figurative, and draws upon a variety of printmaking techniques such as monotypes, collagraphs, polymer etchings, digital modification and chine-collé. This exhibition features both current and past work. more

How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video!)

To some, the job of a higher-education CIO might seem downright cushy. After all, unlike their corporate counterparts, these IT leaders don’t have to answer to shareholders, cater to business-line leaders or survive acrimonious mergers. …With student experience firmly in mind, Reed Sheard, vice president for college advancement and CIO at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., every year picks a project “that’s really ahead of when mass adoption is occurring. more

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