Yearly Archives: 2012

Cal Poly and Westmont exhibition ends in scoreless tie

Despite outshooting the Warriors 18-5, the Cal Poly women’s soccer team and Westmont College played to a scoreless draw in an exhibition Thursday night at Alex G. Spanos Stadium. more

West Coast Symphony Ends Fiesta On a High Note: 46th annual free Fiesta concert entertains hundreds in festive atmosphere at Courthouse Sunken Garden

The Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden played host to hundreds of classical music and opera fans during the West Coast Symphony’s 46th Annual Free Fiesta Concert on Sunday afternoon, officially ending five days of Old Spanish Days Fiesta fun and festivities. … Guest conductor Michael Shasberger of Westmont College took center stage after the opening number, expressing his great joy in leading the symphony during the next four musical performances, particularly those from Georges Bizet’s famous opera Carmen. more

CONCERT REVIEW: Playing well and paying tribute

For natural and justifiable reasons, the world-renowned and culturally enriched Music Academy of the West program tends to loom over the classical musical landscape in Santa Barbara each summer. But there is a much humbler new game in town, over at Westmont College, in the form of the education-performance enterprise called the Montecito International Music Festival, which just wrapped up its fifth annual year. more

Sal Güereña: Supporting Our Schools Is a Community Opportunity Passing Measures A2012 and B2012 in November are crucial for our students’ continued success

It is heartening to know that since the inception of our local school system in 1866, the Santa Barbara community has always shown admirable foresight in supporting our schools. Now, as it was back then, the operating principle remains the same: Local investment in public education is the key to our community’s future. … Sal Güereña is an educational advocate and is board president of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation. A native of Santa Barbara, he attended local schools and is a Westmont College graduate. more

ON STAGE: I Have Gathered You All Here…Circle Bar B’s latest play is elementary, dear reader

ON STAGE ‘Postmortem’ When: July 27-Sept. 9, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Circle Bar B’s latest production indulges in our continual fascination with Sherlock Holmes, which may never fade as long as there are crimes to solve. … Also suspect are Bobby (Mak Manson) and May (Rachelle Clark) both ingenues. Mr. Manson, making his Circle Bar B debut, is a senior at Westmont College whom Mr. James has directed many times there. more

The Big Stink

Last June, Montecito and portions of Santa Barbara suffered another episode of the “big stink.” This year, perhaps due to the uncommonly long and strong bout, the odor emanating from the Bird Refuge was particularly repugnant and annoying. … Could students and researchers from Westmont College’s biology, chemistry or environmental science departments research the phenomenon and possibly come up with a remedy? more

Grant to raise $1M for Westmont chemistry research

The John Stauffer Charitable Trust has awarded a $500,000 matching grant to endow the Westmont College chemistry department’s Summer Science Research Program, college spokesman Scott Craig announced Monday. The Pasadena-based trust, which provides financial support to science education at colleges, universities and hospitals throughout Southern California, will match each dollar donated to the program through 2017 until the program is endowed with $1 million. If fully matched, the grant will fund housing and stipends for eight to 10 student researchers each summer, Mr. Craig said in a news release. more

Grant to Raise $1M for Student Research

The John Stauffer Charitable Trust has awarded a $500,000 challenge grant to endow the Westmont chemistry department’s Summer Science Research Program. The trust will match each dollar donated to the program through 2017 until the college is able to endow the program with $1 million. more

Westmont Awarded Challenge Grant to Raise $1 Million for Student Research: John Stauffer Charitable Trust will match each dollar donated through 2017

The John Stauffer Charitable Trust has awarded a $500,000 challenge grant to endow the Westmont College Chemistry Department’s Summer Science Research Program. The trust will match each dollar donated to the program through 2017 until the college is able to endow the program with $1 million. more

Westmont professor headed for The King’s College

As a professor of entrepreneurial finance for more than 20 years, Westmont College’s David Newton never thought of himself as a typical academic. The author of countless articles and books related to the economy; consultant to hundreds of business firms; and founder of a national collegiate venture competition, Dr. Newton said he’s equally comfortable in company boardrooms and college classrooms. more