Yearly Archives: 2007

Busy start of school year already underway at university

Willis has taught at Westmont College since 1988. He has published poems in journals such as “Poetry,” “Ascent, Askew,” “Wilderness” and “Christian Century.” more

Dr. Gayle Beebe Named Westmont’s Eighth President: A Chat With the New Head of Montecito’s Only College

On July 1, Dr. Gayle Beebe, 48 assumed the leadership of Westmont College, becoming it’s eighth president. He succeeds Stan Gaede, who departed in July 2006 to teach at Gordon College in Massachusetts. more

Words, words, words: Ojai welcomes literary rock stars to its third biennial Poetry Festival

Rummel is just one of a half-dozen regional poets who will read at the festival Saturday afternoon, one of whom, David Mason, is flying in from Colorado. Paul Willis, a professor at Westmont in Santa Barbara will read, along with Enid Osborn, also from Santa Barbara. Florence Weinberger will come from Los Angeles, and Kimberly Young, formerly of Ojai, will come from the San Fernando Valley. Young credits Taggart and the Ojai journal Rivertalk for helping her “to continue to place poetry in the center of my life.” more

Westmont Gets New Telescope: Carroll Observatory Adorned with New 24-Inch Reflector Telescope

Montecito — A powerful 24-inch reflector telescope was gingerly lowered by crane into Westmont College’s Carroll Observatory this morning. Westmont reports the new high-tech telescope will be the most powerful one between San Francisco and Los Angeles. more