Recent Press

Review of Hess and Carroll, eds., Israel’s Messiah in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

“Israel’s Messiah in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls”  is a collection of essays edited by two OT profs at Denver Seminary. Karen H. Jobes (Westmont College) concludes the volume with reflections on Jesus as Liberator. more

Retired Westmont President Tapped To Lead Year-Old Providence Hall

Providence Hall, Santa Barbara’s only Protestant high school, has hired former Westmont College President David Winter to lead the year-old school on an interim basis, officials announced Thursday. Winter, 77, served as Westmont president from 1976 to 2001, and joined Providence Hall’s board of directors four months ago. He said he had no intention of being the school’s headmaster. more


Several hundred youngsters who arrive for a basketball camp in less than two weeks will be the first to play on Westmont’s new state-of-the-art court in Murchison Gym. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the floor, including lines and a half-court logo are being painted on the floor over the next several days. more

Banks playing it safe in real estate lending

Kenneth Jacobsen, vice president and the newly appointed Santa Barbara and Ventura county market manager for Rabobank, N.A., said his company is “being selective and cautious” about the deals it is making right now, both “to protect the bank and to protect our clients’ interests.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Westmont College. more

Contestants Prepare for Miss California

This year four ladies from the North County will vie for the title of Miss California Mid-State Fair. Ashley Greenawalt , a Santa Margarita resident, will be attending Westmont College and plans to major in biology. more

Westmont Gym Gets New Floor

A new state-of-the-art court in Westmont College’s Murchison Gym is receiving finishing touches from workers this week. Funded through donations, the new hardwood floor will be accented by new bleachers, glass and doors in the lobby. more

Workers Picket as UC Governing Board Convenes at UCSB

The UC Board of Regents voted on Tuesday to authorize more funding for the construction of two new environmentally friendly buildings at two different campuses — Berkeley and Santa Cruz — despite complaints from a few voting members that the efforts to create more sustainable structures at public university campuses is too expensive an endeavor. UCSB graduate student and Westmont alumnus Jesse Bernal, who is pursuing a doctorate in education at the campus’s Gevirtz School, was selected from among 65 other student candidates from all 10 UC campuses. more

MARK PATTON : Search for new A.D. isn't going P.D.Q.

UCSB is nowhere near containment in their hunt for a new athletic director. The Gauchos’ first fall scrimmage — a women’s soccer match against Westmont — looms just four weeks away. more

News to Yous: Members Only

It was announced last week that the National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation has given an associate membership title to Westmont College. more

Instruments Taking Shape In Hands of Santa Barbara Craftsman

The Hubert Schwyzer Quartet, a unique ensemble of instruments commissioned by Westmont College, is taking shape under the hands of master violin maker James Wimmer at his workshop in Santa Barbara. Named for a former UCSB philosophy professor and cellist, the quartet will be used by Westmont faculty and students during the school year and loaned to the Music Academy of the West in the summer months. more

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