Yearly Archives: 2008

Bellevue Resident Selected as Rotary World Peace Fellow

Jacob Johnson from Bellevue, Washington has been selected as one of Rotary’s World Peace Fellows to study peacemaking and conflict resolution at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Johnson is a 2003 graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, majoring in Engineering Physics. more

7 Christian bikers arrested in Orange County raid

Ronald Enroth, a sociology professor at Westmont College in Santa Barbara who featured Set Free in his 1992 book “Churches That Abuse,” said the group is a “control-centered, authoritarian organization” that has displayed cult-like behavior, even as it cozied up to mainstream evangelical groups and Aguilar appeared on Trinity Broadcasting Network programs. more

Westmont Rolls Out a New Game Plan for Soccer

Don’t expect the moniker “Westmont United” to be applied anytime soon, but changes in the coaching staff have provided an opportunity for a different approach to the school’s soccer programs. Dave Wolf, who has served as the men’s head coach since 1991, has been named the director of soccer and this coming season will serve as the head coach for the men’s and women’s programs. more

Wolf named Westmont's director of soccer

Dave Wolf, Westmont College’s head men’s soccer coach since 1991, will also be in charge of the women ‘s program this fall as the director of soccer, the university announced on Monday. “The word that comes to my mind immediately is collaboration,” said Wolf. more

YAN gives three $48,000 scholarships

Benjamin Gordon of Sedona Red Rock was awarded a Yavapai-Apache Nation’s Ambassador Scholarship. Gordon will major in kinesiology (the study of human movement), attending Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

Top contenders at USA Masters Championships

Marc Syverson. (Hayden Lake, Idaho – Age Group 35-39): Syverson currently holds a top 10 athlete designation at Westmont College in the triple jump and decathlon. He will be competing in the high jump, javelin throw and the triple jump. more

New Instruments for a New Quartet at Westmont

The late Hubert Schwyzer, former UCSB professor of philosophy, beloved community member, and passionate musician, was given an incredible legacy when Westmont commissioned a string quartet in his honor in the spring of 2007. “My father was not a musician by profession,” explains his son Hugo Schwyzer, “but it was his passion.”

When Westmont began toying with the idea of commissioning some instruments, Nona Pyron, Westmont cello professor and Hubert’s teacher, suggested that a quartet be created in honor of Schwyzer. While there was no direct connection between the UCSB professor and Westmont’s music program other than the loose link that Pyron provided, Hugo explained, “My father and Westmont both have a commitment of bringing music to Santa Barbara.” more

HILLEGAS, Lyle Charles

Dr. Lyle Charles Hillegas served as the fifth president of Westmont College from 1972 to 1975. At 37, he was the youngest person ever appointed to the position and the only one to come directly from the ranks of the faculty. more

Miramar Opponents Claim Montecito Association Failing Its Mandate

While Rick Caruso waits for his Miramar Hotel project to head to the Montecito Planning Commission on August 6, some are questioning whether the Montecito Association  is being diligent in protecting the unique qualities of the community. Past Montecito Association president  J’Amy Brown, who had the Coral Casino, Westmont College, and Music Academy projects crawl through the county pipeline on her watch, said the association usually holds steadfast to the community plan. more

Memorable Events in S.B.’s History: A Chronology

To many who sat through the interminable high school history classes learning the names of Roman emperors or what centuries denote the Middle Ages, history is nothing more than names and dates. It is to these readers, who performed the dance of joy on completing their last required history class, that we offer this history of Santa Barbara: stripped down to the bone and sinew, to names and dates. 1945-Westmont College and Brooks Institute of Photography are founded. more