Monthly Archives: March 2010

Santa Barbara to Mark National Poetry Month

Here is a listing of 18 citywide events for April in celebration of National Poetry Month…Sunday, April 18, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Haiti Benefit Poetry Reading. Westmont College. Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall, the administration building in the upper part of campus. Repeat of Feb. 28 reading at SBCC. Organized by Daniel Galicia. more

Online Registration Now Open for Westmont’s Summer Sports Camps

Online registration is open for Westmont College’s summer sports camps, which will take place on new or newly remodeled athletic facilities. All camps, from June 7 to Aug. 6, will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., except co-ed basketball, which will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be included with that camp. more

St. John’s names Steve Lavin as coach

Steve Lavin can recruit with the best of them. He proved that in 2007 when he sent out invitations for his Laguna Beach wedding to actress Mary Ann Jarou. About 95 percent replied “yes,” a turnout way too big for the fancy resort…John Moore, his brother-in-law and coach at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, recalled Lavin as a 22-year-old instructor at clinics: “Guys twice his age would come up and ask, ’How do you do this drill?’ ” more

New Dimension Media’s Annie Evans will share insights for connecting educators with tech-savvy students

Annie Evans, New Dimension Media’s Director of Instructional Technology for Colorado, has been invited to present at the Colorado Library Consortium Spring Workshop at Colorado State University-Pueblo on April 23 from 3:15-4:30 in the Occhiato Building…She received her B.S. in Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. more

Lecture to Explore the Ethics of Selling Organs

Mark Nelson, the Kenneth and Peggy Monroe professor of philosophy at Westmont College, will explore the thorny ethical issues surrounding the idea of offering money for human organs in a free lecture, “The Morality of Organ Trafficking,” at 5:30 p.m. April 8 at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. more

Professor to give free lecture on organ trafficking

Westmont philosophy professor Mark Nelson will give a free public lecture in downtown Santa Barbara on April 8 titled “The Morality of Organ Trafficking.” The lecture will touch on the ethical issues of justice, beneficence and commoditization that surround the idea of offering money for organs. more

Westmont Track & Field steps into new era

The Westmont track and field community spanning six decades gathered on Saturday afternoon for the inaugural meet of the refurbished Westmont Track. Dignitaries included Westmont President Gayle Beebe, former Westmont head coaches Jim Klein and Steven Hughes and former Point Loma Nazarene head coach Jim Crakes. more

Exploring the Ethics of Selling Organs

“The Morality of Organ Trafficking,” Thursday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The free, public lecture is part of Westmont Downtown: Conversations About Things That Matter. Nelson, who began teaching at Westmont in 2006, says there is a shortage of kidneys for transplant all over the word. more

The Morality of Organ Trafficking

Mark Nelson, Kenneth and Peggy Monroe professor of philosophy, explores the thorny ethical issues surrounding the idea of offering money for human organs in a free lecture, “The Morality of Organ Trafficking,” Thursday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. more

Westmont Chamber Singers at Presidio

Sunday, March 28, at 3 p.m., at the Santa Barbara Presidio Chapel, 123 E. Canon Perdido St. The concert is free, however a donation of $10 is suggested. The performance features a musical setting of the Passion, the story of Christ’s arrest, trial and crucifixion by Spaniard Luis Coronado, composer at the Mexico City Cathedral from 1643 to 1648. Director Grey Brothers, Westmont associate professor of music, recently edited this work from a manuscript he found in the archives of the cathedral. Needless to say, it’s been rarely heard in this century. more