Monthly Archives: January 2009

Starving Student Specials

Members of the Westmont College Choir and Westmont Orchestra will perform the musical The Secret Garden at First United Methodist Church (305 E. Anapamu St.) on Friday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, January 31, at 6 p.m. $10. more

Poetry Matters: Upcoming Poetry Events

The annual Remembering William Stafford Reading on Saturday, January 31 from 2-3 p.m., features Lois Klein and Phil Taggart. The reading is held at the First Crossing Day-Use Area, Paradise Road, Los Padres National Forest. more

Economy Puts Santa Barbara Writers Conference on the Shelf

The economic downturn has claimed its latest victim: The 36th annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference. The conference eventually was moved to the Miramar Hotel. When the Miramar was shuttered in 2000, the conference took its only other yearlong break, resuming the following year at Westmont College. In 2004, the Conrads sold the conference to Meier, who moved the event to Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort Hotel. more

Westmont locks up highly-touted recruit

La Habra High’s Jordan Sachs, the third-leading scorer in the CIF Southern Section, has committed to play basketball at Westmont College next year, coach John Moore announced on Monday. Sachs, a 6-foot-4 guard, is averaging 28.6 points per game, with three games of 40 points or more. “Jordan is a very special player,” Warriors’ coach John Moore said. “He is much like the recruits we have had of late, particularly Dan Rasp and Andrew Schmalbach who were able to contribute immediately in their freshman years. more

Artist depicts the biblical icon in familiar scenes but unconventional ways in exhibit

“The first thing I learned about Mary is that she was strong, and contemplative,” said artist Bruce Herman. Herman’s paintings of the Virgin Mary, including a triptych with a panel titled “Annunciation” that shows Mary’s encounter with Gabriel, are on display through Feb. 6 at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more

MOVIE ETIQUETTE : Cellphones, talking and babies are on some people's lists of movie-going don't-dos

With so many people in town for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, you’d think everyone in the theaters would be on their best behavior. After all, these people love movies, right? Westmont College freshman Krista Stephens, 19, echoed these sentiments. “As soon as the cell phone comes out the light goes on,” she said, while browsing the festival schedule. more

Matt Long-Robin Long

Robin Long and Matt Long will marry April 4, 2009, in Santa Barbara. Robin?s parents are David and Linda Long of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and Matt? parents are Debi Long and Mike Long of Eugene, Oregon. Robin graduated from Highlands Ranch High School in 2002 and Westmont College in 2006. more

Magnificent Mary : Bruce Herman's religious work bring the blessed Mother into good graces

In the intriguing grand paintings of Bruce Herman, now at Westmont Colleges Reynolds Gallery, the painter has taken a layered and period-leaping approach to the subject of the Virgin Mary, albeit from an artistically exploratory and Protestant perspective, rather than a Catholic viewpoint. more

Serendipity: Seeing Green in Investing Green

More investors are thinking deeply about their portfolio choices.  Many of us stress over saving and the safety of our savings, without wondering about what our invested dollars are supporting. But some investors are thinking deeply about their portfolio choices. “To be aware of economic systems, policy-making and labor practices necessarily changes the way we come to think about ‘individual’ decisions — what to buy, eat, wear, vote for and participate in,” says Westmont professor Marilyn McEntyre. more

News to Yous: The Director's Chair

This Friday, January 23, Judy L. Larson will become the first holder of the R. Anthony Askew Chair at Westmont College’s Reynolds Gallery. Larson will be the second to be put in charge of the gallery, following former director Tony Askew’s retirement in 2008. more