Monthly Archives: January 2010


The show is a fundraiser for the Westmont College Choir’s tour in May, which will take the group through California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and faculty, and can be purchased in the Westmont Dining Commons Jan. 25-28 from 6-7 p.m. or at the door 30 minutes before each performance. more

Vicente Fox: The Future of the Americas—Immigration, Globalization, and Free Trade

Former president of Mexico will speak at the 5th Annual Westmont President’s Breakfast. more

Westmont in Mexico: A Deeper Encounter with Mexican Life and Culture

Lecture by Professors Mary Docter and Laura Montgomery, founders of a semester-long academic program for Westmont students in Querétaro. more

Warriors celebrate their rebuilt home

Up from the ashes. Like the legendary Phoenix that was burned to ashes on a pyre then rose youthfully to live again, Westmont College’s Russ Carr Field has also experienced a rebirth that was completed Saturday. The Warriors celebrated by sweeping a doubleheader with Pomona-Pitzer in the revamped facility that was among those ravaged by the Tea Fire of November 2008. more

Russ Carr Field opener is home run for Warriors

Opening Day at the newly renovated Russ Carr Field proved to be a truly remarkable day as a standing room only crowd cheered on the 2010 Warriors to a doubleheader sweep of #10 Pomona-Pitzer. “Our guys really appreciated that so many people came out so support us from the campus and from the community,” said Westmont Head Coach Robert Ruiz. more

A staggering double blow : Westmont College reels after $75 million donation goes into default on the heels of the Tea Fire

An anonymous gift to Westmont College of $75 million, which was to be given in installments and used for construction projects in the university, has been defaulted upon, leaving the school with a hefty price tag to pay for ongoing projects. “It’s a significant disappointment, and it presents a significant challenge, but not an overwhelming challenge,” said Director of Public Affairs Nancy Phinney. “We feel confident that we will be able to fundraise enough money to complete construction.” The donation went into default in September 2009.  more

Diving Into Beckett and Absurd Theatre

Thursday, Jan. 28, and Friday, Jan. 29, at 7 and 9 p.m. Ticket are $7 general admission, $5 students/seniors for one bill of plays; $10 general admission, $7 for students/seniors for two bills of plays. For tickets or more information, please call (805) 565-7040. “The plays are poetic, haunting and searingly vivid,” says John Blondell, who directs the performance. more

Glenn Olson

Bird conservation leader will lecture on Adventures in Stewardship and Conserving Creation. When: Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge, 955 La Paz Rd., Santa Barbara more

Spirit of Aloha Gives Friendship Center an Island Theme

Friendship Center, the only nonprofit adult day services center on the South Coast, is also one of our area’s best-kept secrets…Other heart-artists in recent years have been Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Barnaby Conrad, Steven Gilbar and Tony Askew, an artist, All Saints parishioner and former director of Westmont College’s Reynolds Gallery. more

OUR TOWN: 'Remembering William Stafford'

Paul Willis, Westmont College professor of English, will host the fourth annual community reading in the Los Padres National Forest, “Remembering William Stafford,” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Crossing Day Use Area on Paradise Road off Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County. Featured readers include local poets Nancy Lee and Bruce Schmidt. Members of the community are invited to share their favorite Stafford poems as well. more