Recent Press

THE HOME FRONT

Westmont College professor of biology, Jeffrey Schloss, recently received two grants totaling $222,338 to study issues related to science and faith. He will be exploring “The Adaptive Logic of Religious Belief” with the faculty from the University of Edinburgh. more

College to build 2 structures

Groundbreaking ceremonies are planned for 10 a.m. Oct. 23 for the Adams Center for the Visual Arts and Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics at Westmont College. The college board  Oct. 9 approved groundbreaking for both buildings. The ceremony will be at Porter College on the Montecito campus. more

FILING CABINET

Reed Sheard has been named vice president of institutional technology for Westmont College . He was previously vice president for technology services at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. more

Lit Moon’s Shakespeare Festival to Light Up Santa Barbara

The wild and wooly Lit Moon Theater Company is up to its brilliant shenanigans again. It has been just two years since the first Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival surprised and delighted Santa Barbara audiences, and here it goes again, making good on its promise to go biennial. Blue Tempest (new production), produced by Lit Moon Theatre Company/John Blondell, in Westmont College’s Porter Theater, 7 p.m. Oct. 24 and 4 p.m. Oct. 26. more

IN BRIEF : Grants to fund science of religious belief study

Westmont College professor of biology Jeffrey Schloss has received two grants, totalling $222,338, to study issues related to science and faith, the college announced on Thursday. Dr. Schloss is researching “The Adaptive Logic of Religious Belief” with faculty from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland through a John Templeton Foundation grant of $875,000 that the university received. more

Public Square: You Should Know

Dwight Radcliff will present a free talk on the cycle of homelessness among U.S. veterans and lessons from the Vietnam War at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Westmont College’s Hieronymus Lounge. Mr. Radcliff is the president and CEO of the U.S. Veterans Initiative, the country’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk veterans. more

Soldwisch returns as LHS athletic director

The Lahainaluna High School faithful could never get used to seeing Scott Soldwisch dressed in Maui High blue in his position as the Sabers’ athletic director over the last three years. It is a homecoming of sorts and a natural progression for Soldwisch, who graduated from Westmont College with a degree in history and also played baseball there, after his years at the historic Lahainaluna campus. more

The State Theatre of Georgia Visits S.B.

Shielded for nearly 70 years behind the iron curtain, long overshadowed by its northern neighbor Russia, and now struggling once again for political stability, the Republic of Georgia has been beset with challenges to its independence for all of modern history. John Blondell had earned his PhD at UCSB in 1990, and has been teaching modern theater theory and practice at Westmont College ever since. more

Events: South Coast

Politics and Religion Lecture: 5:30 p.m. University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. “Does Religion Belong in Politics?” Speakers are Westmont College professors Jesse Covington and Telford Work. more

Westmont Profs Talk Religion, Politics at Free Lecture

Two topics often nervously side-stepped are being tackled head-on on Thursday, October 16, during a talk entitled “Does Religion Belong in Politics? Reflections in the Midst of the 2008 Campaign,” sponsored by the Westmont Foundation. The talk is part of a series called Westmont Downtown: Conversations About Things that Matter. more

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