Yearly Archives: 2008

The 16th Annual Independent Theater Awards

Lit Moon Theater director and Westmont professor John Blondell won for directing the Finnish play “Queen C.” more

Serendipity: The Buzz About Swarm Theory

Wayne Iba, a computer science professor at Westmont, works in this field, loosely called “swarm theory.” His interest centers on group and individual identity. more

Second District Q&A with Clif Clendenen

Cliff Clendenen, candidate for 2nd District supervisor (southeastern Humboldt County, including Fortuna, Garberville, Rio Dell), has a daughter,

Elizabeth, who just finished her freshman year at Westmont. more

Bishop, Dr. Kenneth C. Ulmer, to become President of The King's College and Seminary in Van Nuys

Dr. Kenneth C. Ulmer, a visiting professor or speaker at Westmont College, has been named to the Office of President of The King’s College and Seminary in Van Nuys, Calif. more

Sports: Athletes With Area Ties

Anna Stumbo, the former West Salem cross country runner, was awarded the dean’s award upon graduating from Westmont College (Calif.), with a degree in biology. more 

Bowdoin’s Intellectual Firebrands Revive Historic Debate Society

Westmont Students Serve Overseas for the Summer →. Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Brunswick, Maine… more

Alumni Receives Master's Degree

Jayme Nichole Poppin, who studied physics at Westmont for two years before transferring to Florida Tech, received her master’s degree in space systems from Florida Institute of Technology on May 3. more 

Burglar With an Untrained Eye

A Westmont College art teacher reported that his laptop computer was stolen after the building had been locked for the evening. more

Santa Barbara Music Club

The Santa Barbara Music Club has been going strong for nearly 40 years, drawing on the generosity and talent of Santa Barbara’s classical musician population. Recently, the program closed with Beethoven’s Sonata in G, Opus 30, No. 3, luminously performed by violinist Philip Ficsor, a wonderful musician and professor at Westmont College. more

Poet Laureate Charles Simic Shares His Latest Book

Paul Willis will be reading from his debut full-length book, “Visiting Home” at the Wildling Museum in Los Olivos. His poetry is well-known for his intense observation of nature and keen sensitivity to its nuances. He is a professor of writing and literature at Westmont College and was chosen by Image Magazine as the Artist of the Month in April of this year. He will be joined by veteran poets Bettina Barrett, Michael Hannon, and Lois Klein. more