Santa Barbara Independent

Senior Art Show Features a ‘Maker’s Dozen’ Inbox

Thirteen graduating art majors will display their capstone art projects April 9-May 9 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public reception opens “Maker’s Dozen: Westmont Senior Art Exhibition 2015” Thursday, April 9, from 4-6 p.m.
The students will exhibit works ranging in media from printmaking, painting, sculpture, textiles, jewelry and video. more

Review: Arts Fund Sculpture Survey

Although the physical dimensions of the room remain the same, under the direction of Brad Nack, and with Nancy Gifford co-curating, the imaginative space manifested by the Arts Fund Gallery continues to grow. …In Westmont faculty member Nathan Huff’s work, tall, skinny metal plinths sometimes emphasize the vertical aspirations of his highly personal constructions. more

Alliance Welcomes New Board Members David Selberg and Dr. Eric Trautwein

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well is pleased to welcome New Board Members, David Selberg & Dr. Eric Trautwein to their Board of Directors. …A graduate of Westmont College, Dr. Eric Trautwein studied medicine at Loma Linda University and has since spent his time practicing internal medicine in Santa Barbara. 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

Game of the Week

Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational Ashton Eaton, the world’s greatest all-around track-and-field athlete (no argument), will do his spring training in S.B. The Olympic decathlon champion and world record holder will compete in several events, including the long jump (his best: 27 feet) and the last event Friday, the 400 meters (he circles the track in a blazing 45 seconds). 11am; decathlon: noon; heptathlon: 1pm. Westmont Track and Thorrington Field, 955 La Paz Rd. more

Largest Business Employers, Government Leaders, Developers among Hundreds Attending Conference to Address Workforce Housing in Santa Barbara

Hosted by the non-profit organization Coastal Housing Coalition, this year’s Santa Barbara Housing Conference is expected to be attended by over 200 prominent attendees including the area’s large, mid, and small employers, housing providers, developers, business and government leaders, non-profit leaders, architects, real estate professionals, and financial institution representatives. …Sponsors and attendees of the event currently include: Westmont College more


Enduring Nick Johnson’s Epic Workout

Against my better judgment, I recently got involved in a Nick Johnson workout. When he was one of the most active young men on the planet, Johnson blazed a trail in the mountains above his Santa Barbara home. …The NCAA basketball tournament is a long, drawn-out affair compared to the NAIA Championships, and Westmont College was at the cutting edge of the chaos in Kansas City during the past week. more

Sports: Running

Stride by stride, minute by minute, Ramiro “Curly” Guillen is pushing himself into the top tier of U.S. marathon runners. The Goleta native took a big step last Sunday, finishing 18th in the Los Angeles Marathon. …Westmont College is hosting the Jim Klein Invitational Decathlon and Heptathlon on Thursday and Friday (March 19-20), and the Westmont Collegiate Classic will take place on Saturday.

Great Days for the Irish

St. Patrick’s Day in Santa Barbara is a pleasant interlude of green beer, emerald touches to one’s outfit, and listening to Paddy bands. …Instead, he told her: “You remind me of my mother.” Her talk was sponsored by Westmont College. more

Westmont CIO Wins Prestigious IT Award

Westmont CIO Reed Sheard has been named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader for 2015. He accepts this prestigious, lifetime award in March with other top IT professionals from the business, education, government, service, technology and non-profit sectors. more

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