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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

Roller Geometry | What Is Your Roller’s True Shape?

How does a roller’s shape influence a coated product and coating defects? The variation of a roller’s geometry can produce many web handling problems. … Stephen Huff is director of engineering and technology at Imperial Rubber Products Inc., Chino, CA, developers of the TruShape measurement system. He holds a BA in Engineering Physics from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, and a BS in Manufacturing Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. more

Ridgemen earn first home win in doubleheader split

The Rochester Ridgemen and Wellsville Nitros faced off in New York Collegiate Baseball League action Thursday at Basket Road Field, splitting a doubleheader with the Nitros taking game one 5-4 and the Ridgemen claiming game two 13-3. … This allowed sophomore Andrew Bayard (Westmont College) to step up and double home Sabino for the first run of the game. Bayard later came around to score on a single for senior Casey Claflin (Shawnee State University). more

Exhibit Paints Portrait of Modernism and Santa Barbara

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. more

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