Yearly Archives: 2011

Westmont College Names New Art Museum after Leslie Ridley-Tree

Westmont College is naming its new museum in Adams Center for the Visual Arts the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art in honor of local philanthropist Leslie Ridley-Tree. more

Westmont museum named for philanthropist

Westmont College is naming its new museum in the Adams Center for the Visual Arts in honor of local philanthropist Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree. The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art recognizes Lady Ridley-Tree’s ongoing contribution to Westmont, said college President Gayle D. Beebe. more

ACROSS THE COUNTY: Historic missionary to be discussed

The second in a series of talks on Spanish missionary Junipero Serra has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at California Lutheran University. Award-winning author Gregory Orfalea, who teaches at Westmont College, will present “Serra and the Indians of California: A Hymn or a Horror?” in Nygreen Hall 1. The talk originally had been scheduled for Nov. 8. Orfalea will show that Serra, as a latecomer to the colonial scene, brought a more complex mindset to his relationship with Native Americans than is commonly understood. more


Santa Barbara Master Chorale Presents ‘A Glorious Celebration’

Santa Barbara Master Chorale will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat along with Dieterich Buxtehude’s Gloria and Magnificat with baroque orchestra and soloists under the direction of Music Director Steven Hodson. The orchestra will be a combination of professionals and students from Westmont College.  more

THEATER REVIEW: ‘Peer’ and Pressure : In his most ambitious project to date, director John Blondell brought Ibsen’s masterpiece ‘Peer Gynt’ vividly to life

In most people’s recollections of “Peer Gynt,” the music Edvard Grieg composed for the 1876 Oslo premiere of Henrik Ibsen’s play comes first and last to mind, and for good reason. But we’ll get to that later. The play, in five acts — all in verse — is not often performed outside Norway, where long and cold winter nights allow for cohabitation with the roughly eight-hour epic. Director John Blondell has had a soft spot in his heart for “Peer” for some years now, and took on the challenge with a Lit Moon Theatre/Westmont College co-production that closed Sunday. more

Joyce Luy Joins Providence Hall as Director of Admission

Joyce Luy has joined the Providence Hall team as Director of Admission. Mrs. Luy recently retired from Westmont College, where she was Dean of Admission. more

OUT & ABOUT: Palmer rejoins Jodi House board

Mark Palmer has returned to the board of directors of Jodi House. Mr. Palmer is a guest lecturer at Pepperdine University, UCSB and Westmont College, where he also frequently plays the roles of judge and mentor for university business plan competitions. more

Pioneering Campus CIOs Say Necessity Drives Shift to Cloud

For some campuses, necessity is the mother of innovation. Reed Sheard, vice president for college advancement and CIO at Westmont College, a liberal arts school in Santa Barbara, CA, said funding issues and a devastating wildfire shifted his priorities. more

Road Riding

Kalon Kelley and Bill Lindberg wondered if their chains were stretched to the breaking point after they committed to starting the Santa Barbara Century bicycle ride last year. “I rode the Wildflower Century in 1975 as a fundraiser for Westmont College,” Lindberg said. more

Best of 2011: Eating

Frozen Yogurt Shop: Yogurtland

“Sweet,” said Yogurtland owner Eui Oh, who opened the sprightly frozen dessert buffet store with spouse and Westmont grad Amanda Oh four years ago, and then proceeded to take top honors for the next three years in a row. more