Yearly Archives: 2008

Village Beat: Westmont Groundbreaking

On Thursday, October 23, Westmont College will officially break ground, signifying the beginning of Phase I of its Master Plan. On October 9 the Westmont Board of Trustees voted to take this historic step of breaking ground on two new buildings: Adams Center for the Visual Arts and Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics. more

CONDEMNED TO DIE : Bulgarian director kicks off Shakespeare fest with two condensed classics

For a Shakespeare tragedy to work, somebody has to die. At least one person, if not an entire court. In both “Measure for Measure” and “Othello,” the ruling forces produce a scapegoat who must die for honor. In directing this cast from Lit Moon’s stable and Westmont College’s theater department,  Lilla Abadjievaworks with those who have been prepped in this style of theater. more

Westmont Prof to Lecture on Financial Woes

A free lecture in Westmont College’s Page Multi-Purpose Room on Wednesday, October 22, at 3:30 p.m. will focus on the nation’s current financial woes and will feature the professor of entrepreneurial finance, Dr. David Newton. The event is a special Wednesday edition of the college’s Tuesdays with Morals series. more

Westmont Lecture About Wall Street Goes Into ‘Crisis Mode’

Dr. David Newton, a professor of entrepreneurial finance at Westmont College and president of TechKnowledge Point, will discuss the current economic meltdown in a special session of Tuesdays with Morals at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room. more

ON THE TOWN : Rescue Mission

Karl Willig, board chairman of Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, said it best as he welcomed supporters to the Bayou Italiano benefit: “This celebration has a twofold purpose: to support the life-changing work of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission and this year to honor (Santa Barbara Police) Chief Cam Sanchez for being a key partner (in) fighting substance abuse, addiction and homelessness in our community.” Companies and organizations that have received the award were represented, including  Westmont College. more

Spring Arbor president leading the way

As president of Spring Arbor University, Charles Webb could have any seat in the house for the school’s twice-weekly chapel service. Webb took over this summer for Gerald Bates, who served a one-year interim appointment after Gayle Beebe left to become president of Westmont College in California. more


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


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