Monthly Archives: June 2017

Don Gilman to Lead Santa Barbara Symphony Board

Don Gilman, an author, speaker and executive coach, has been elected president of the Santa Barbara Symphony Board of Directors. He succeeds Arthur G. Swalley, who served as president for three years… A Santa Barbara native and alumnus of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, Gilman holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Westmont College and a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from UCSB. more

Gilman Named Santa Barbara Symphony Board President

Dr. Don Gilman, an internationally recognized author, speaker, and executive coach, has been elected president of the Santa Barbara Symphony Board of Directors…  A Santa Barbara native and an alumnus of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, Dr. Gilman holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Westmont College. more

Contempt Is Like a Cockroach…

This post was written by Andrew Olson, a participant in the 2017 Values & Capitalism Summer Honors Program and a student at Westmont College. What fills you with contempt? Murderers? People who whistle? Those imbeciles who put the toilet paper roll facing toward the wall? Maybe… liberals? Conservatives? more

6 WAYS TO PREVENT BURNOUT IN YOUR IT STAFF: Running employees ragged is bad for them – and bad for business: Take these steps to lower stress and boost productivity among your IT workers.

IT pros everywhere feel stressed, and no wonder: Some 81% of CIOs believe that the amount of pressure on technology professionals is higher now than it was just five years ago, according to a 2016 survey of more than 2,500 CIOs conducted by IT staffing firm Robert Half Technology (RHT). … Dr. Reed A. Sheard, vice president for college advancement and CIO at Westmont College, takes a similar approach to management. more

‘Sacred Hospitality’ at SummerFest this year

Come join us for SummerFest 2017, a relational weekend event sparking the synergy of spirit, intellect and creativity with music, art and some great speakers… A contributing editor at Christianity Today and Leadership Journal, Patterson has served as Campus Pastor at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California for the past 16 years. more

TheraMind Center and Westmont College Jointly Conducting Clinical Trial in Santa Barbara

The TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce our role in a collaborative clinical research project with Westmont College. This Independent Review Board (IRB) approved study, under the direction of Westmont’s neuropsychopharmacologist, Dr. Ronald See, aims to evaluate the proportional levels of certain salivary substrates throughout a typical course of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), one of the primary treatment modalities used at our Center.  more

High Schoolers Join Summer Theology Program at Westmont

Thirty high school students have arrived at Westmont to participate in Trailhead: Seeking God’s Call, a new youth theology institute led by the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts, through July 8. Some participants have come from as far away as Alaska and the Dominican Republic to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues, and consider how their faith calls them to lives of service. more

Santiam Christian grad ninth in javelin at NAIA nationals

Santiam Christian High graduate Joseph Miller completed his collegiate athletic career with a ninth-place finish at last month’s NAIA outdoor track and field national championships in Gulf Coast, Alabama. Miller, a senior at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, had a best mark of 183 feet, 7 inches at nationals. He set a personal best of 193-8 earlier in the season. more


The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features the works of more than two dozen artists who have ties to the Santa Barbara community in How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara: 1945-1990, July 6-Aug. 5. There will be a free, public opening reception 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at the museum, 955 La Paz Road. The artists, many of whom still live locally, have served as art faculty at UCSB, Westmont and Santa Barbara City College. more


Christopher O’Connor, a 30-year resident and longtime local banker, has joined the Westmont Foundation, which cultivates ties between Westmont College and the community.

O’Connor, a wealth adviser of The Private Bank at Union Bank, began his career in 1991 with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Since then he has worked with many Westmont alumni as colleagues or clients. more