Yearly Archives: 2008

COLE, Thelma

Thelma died from cancer complications, on July 3, 2008, at Valle Verde. In Santa Barbara, her friendships were especially abundant in the Free Methodist Church, the Westmont College community, and in the Valle Verde Retirement Community, where she has lived for twelve years. more

Robin Eley

Robin Eley is an Australian illustrator based in Adelaide. Eley was born in the UK, raised in Australia and trained in the U.S. at Westmont College and the Illustration Academy. more

Milestone: Gaede-Van Mourick wedding

Kirsten Lynn Gaede, raised in Hamilton, married Topher James Van Mourick of Dana Point, Calif., on June 7, 2008, at a 4 p.m. double-ring ceremony at Corona del Mar Congregational Church in Corona del Mar, Calif. The bride and groom were members of the Westmont College Class of 2006. more

IN BRIEF : Westmont music earns national accreditation

Following a four-year review process, the National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation has granted associate membership to Westmont College. The college’s next full review begins in five years. more

Westmont College Awarded National Music Accreditation

The National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation has granted associate membership to Westmont College after a four-year review process. NASM, founded in 1924, is an organization of more than 600 colleges and universities that establishes national standards for degrees and credentials. more

Bethel's longtime president steps down after 26 years

The end of an era took place July 1 when longtime Bethel University President George Brushaber retired. In 1972, he became vice president and academic dean, and professor of philosophy and religious studies at Westmont. more

Sunrise Soroptimist scholarships

The latest crop of St. Helena High School graduates to be awarded scholarships from Soroptimist International of St. Helena Sunrise include Dascia Skadal who will attend Westmont College. Her scholarship, for $2,000, was for academic excellence. more

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Trains Community Peace Leaders

Santa Barbara may have more nonprofit organizations per capita than almost any other city in the country, but few of them act on an international stage. Among those that do is the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF). Among the volunteers is Jon Lemmond, a professor of medieval history at Westmont College who integrated NAPF’s 20-minute educational video into a lecture on morality from a Christian perspective. more

Small Westmont group tilts toward Obama

Fearing the Lord and voting Democrat may no longer be seen as a contradiction. A group called Evangelicals for Obama met on June 28, including several employees of – but not representing – Westmont College. more

A New Era for Transatlantic Cooperation

For the first time, the United States is participating in a European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) mission – EULEX in Kosovo. In the last few months the US has shown increased openness towards ESDP. Dr. Susan Penksa is an American Professor from Westmont with a wide-ranging expertise in EU Affairs and ESDP. more