Yearly Archives: 2010

A Premier recruiting tool on the Coast

The Madrid Premier Soccer Club is taking things to the next level. By doing so, it’s hoping to do the same for its graduates…At the last College Night, Cal Poly women’s soccer coach Alex Crozier, Westmont College men’s soccer coach Dave Wolf and CSU San Bernardino women’s soccer coach Travis Clarke all attended. more


Passed away on January 12, 2010 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born May 14, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of George A. and Hannah (Anderson) Olsen.�She married Arthur “Artie” Higgins in 1938, and he preceeded her in death in 1958. Mrs. Higgins was a longtime active member of El Montecito Presbyterian Church. She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and earned Bachelor and Masters degrees in Music from Northwestern University. Mrs. Higgins was a Santa Barbara resident for more than 50 years, serving on the music education faculties of Santa Barbara City College and Westmont. more

Lee Stetson: For Juniors Preparing for College Journey, Timing Is Almost Everything

From time management, to college trip scheduling, to acceptance sprint, you’re better off to be prepared. When you think of your school holidays, I’m sure that your thoughts include a bit of rest and relaxation, sun-filled days away from the classroom and perhaps even a chance to sleep in. While you’re entertaining these ideas and deciding how to choose to fill your time outside of school, I hope you will also use this occasion to look at what lies ahead. … Locally, SBCC, Westmont and UCSB provide three compelling examples of three unique types of schools, and there are literally dozens of programs within a two-hour drive of Santa Barbara. By sampling certain aspects, you may find it useful when ruling out or embracing components of the schools of your choice. Keep in mind that that many schools also offer virtual tours that you may choose to take advantage of. more

Warrior Wramblings: Senior trio hits the record books

In 21 seasons of women’s basketball at Westmont, a total of 11 players have eclipsed 1,000 career points. In the last two months, three seniors have achieved the feat, making their class the highest-scoring in school history. more

Talk to Tackle the Meaning of Life

John Cottingham, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Reading, will discuss “Happiness, God and the Meaning of Life” Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge inside Kerrwood Hall. The Erasmus Society Lecture is free and open to the public. Cottingham, an honorary fellow of St Johns College, Oxford, is best known as a translator, commentator and scholar on the early modern philosopher, Descartes. more

Westmont College employee named to new position

Westmont College has a new vice president of college advancement and chief information officer, according to an e-mail from the school Thursday. Reed Sheard will assume the new roles, putting him in charge of the college’s fundraising, communication and external relations programs in addition to overseeing information technology. more

Not just a day off: MLK Day events locally -From pulpit, President remembers King

President Obama worshiped Sunday at an historic African American congregation in Northwest Washington, his second appearance at a local church since taking office one year ago. The nation’s first African American president, spoke from a pulpit where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached on several occasions. … Wednesday, Jan. 20th at Westmont College its Intercultural Programs and Religious Studies Department are sponsoring a free celebration of King’s life at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge inside Kerrwood Hall. more

Westmont President's Breakfast

Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will speak at the fifth annual Westmont President’s Breakfast Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. Tickets, which are $75 per person, will only be sold online beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 8 a.m at: more

Students honor Martin Luther King

Westmont students are honoring the late Martin Luther King Jr. with several events on and off campus. Westmont Student Ministries and Intercultural Programs are collecting new or used children’s books for the Neighborhood Clinics as part of the city’s “Honor the Dream, Be Great” Day of Service. more

Reed Sheard – Westmont's new CIO

Reed Sheard has become vice president of college advancement and chief information officer at Westmont, assuming the management of the college’s fundraising, communication and external relations programs in addition to overseeing Information Technology.  “Reed brings an extensive background in sales and marketing to this assignment,” says President Gayle D. Beebe. more