Yearly Archives: 2011

Sargent to Serve as New Westmont Provost

For the past 15 years, Sargent has served as provost of Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., supervising its educational and co-curricular programs. “Mark is a stalwart veteran of Christian higher education, and we’re honored that he’s joining Westmont’s executive team,” says President Gayle D. Beebe. “He has demonstrated strong leadership in initiating academic programs and expanding initiatives promoting global education.” more

Tutoring program returns

A tutoring program will re-launch Monday with new funding from the Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County. The California Student Opportunity and Access Program, or Cal-SOAP, is a tutoring program that provides educational services and financial aid guidance to students, parents and schools from Goleta to Carpinteria. The program’s core service providers are 50 to 60 college students who serve as tutor peer advisors. Students from UCSB, Santa Barbara City College and Westmont College attended an orientation program with Cal-SOAP directors Friday. more

Westmont Talk to Explore Hot Topics of Public Education

Michelle Hughes, assistant professor of education at Westmont College, will tackle the complex issues regarding today’s education climate in a lecture titled “Hot Topics and Highlights in Public Education”. more

Sargent new provost, dean at Westmont

Westmont College announced Thursday that Mark L. Sargent will become the college’s provost and dean of faculty starting next spring. Dr. Sargent, who has worked in higher education for 30 years, will supervise Westmont’s academic program, including its curriculum, budget and faculty development. more


In the second of two talks at California Lutheran University about the Rev. Junipera Serra, author and Westmont College professor Gregory Orfalea will present “California: A Hymn or a Horror?” more

CNN Analyst David Gergen Coming to UCSB to Discuss 2012 Elections

UCSB Arts & Lectures will present CNN political analyst, presidential adviser and distinguished author David Gergen in a probing bipartisan talk on “The 2012 Elections— Issues and Answers”. more

JOHNSON, Doctor Frank Norris

Born January 28, 1923 died October 29, 2011. Phil. 4:19 “God shall supply all your needs according to His Riches in Glory in Christ Jesus.” Frank was both a bomber and fighter pilot in World War 2. Married to Edie Logg Johnson October 30, 1948 for 53 years, deceased 2002. Daughter Sharon Battles deceased 1997. Survived by son Paul Johnson and his wife Karan, grandson Timothy, and grand daughter Rachel. Frank had a Bachelors degree from Westmont College, Masters from Baptist Theological Seminary, 2 additional Masters and a Phd from USC. more

New fire station moves ahead

The new, long awaited Fire Station 3 is making progress, but still has a long way to go. The most recent design features three buildings totaling more than12,000 square feet on a 2.5 acre parcel. The main building, 7,377 square feet, includes office space, living quarters, and bays to store two fire engines. … The committee had previously suggested using turf block to soften the look of these driveways, but after the department did a test run on the turf block fire access lane on Westmont’s campus they rejected this option. They conducted the test after some mild rain and had to pull the fire engine from the lane. more


“Whenever I say, ‘I’m a ‘manny,’ people perk up. Not everyone has to be a middle-aged woman to be a nanny.” …Raised in Bakersfield, Sturz, 29, baby-sat a boy and a girl while he was in high school, and he continued taking baby-sitting jobs while he majored in art at Westmont College in Montecito. more

Hundreds compete in Newbury Park mud run

Seven-year-old Tobey Chow was covered from head to toe in mud, and he couldn’t stop grinning. Tobey was among dozens of children who tried out a kiddie version of a mud run Sunday at Dos Vientos Community Park in Newbury Park. … Morgan Jardon, 18, traveled to the race from Santa Barbara, where she attends Westmont College. “This is my first mud run,” she said. “I don’t know anything so it’s going to be a big surprise.” more