Yearly Archives: 2012

Is too thin beautiful? : Eating disorders specialist to speak Monday at Westmont College

During the 1970s, Carolyn Costin was juggling work as a teacher and counselor at Simi Valley High School, along with a private practice as a therapist specializing in adolescents, when she was asked to see a teenage girl hospitalized with “that thing I had.” … Now 57 and a nationally recognized authority on eating disorders, Ms. Costin will be at Westmont College on Monday for a screening of the movie “America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments” and to sign her newly published book, “8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder” (W.W. Norton & Co., $19.95) that she co-authored with Gwen Schubert Grabb, a former patient who became a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorder treatment and recovery. more

ON STAGE : Music Club plans concert

Santa Barbara Music Club will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library’s Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St. Violinist Philip Ficsor, Westmont College assistant professor of music, will play movements from J.S. Bach’s Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1001. more

OUT and ABOUT : Mautino elected to board

Keith J. Mautino has been elected to the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. … He attended Occidental College, Westmont College and UCSB graduate school in Asian Studies. more

Clothing in Church: Why It Matters

My little brother is one of my favorite people. He is patient and gentle and considerate and funny. (Although I would never tell him that.) He is in his last year at Westmont College, my alma mater, and for the past few years has been putting his music composition major to use by playing in the band at a local church on Sunday mornings. more

John Stott: A Uniter and a Divider; A new biography portrays both the evangelist’s triumphs and his frustrations.

Alister Chapman’s Godly Ambition: John Stott and the Evangelical Movement (Oxford University Press), the first biography of Stott published by an academic press, helps us assess his legacy with critical distance. Chapman, associate professor of history at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, never persuaded Stott to grant an interview. more

ONSTAGE: Westmont students delve into George Orwell’s dystopian “Animal Farm” in a rock musical adaptation of the 20th century classic

In the 1940s George Orwell penned a pair of novels warning of humankind’s inevitable descent into dystopian tyranny. Many of the most jarring forecasts Orwell made in “Nineteen Eighty-Four” and the allegorical “Animal Farm” haven’t come to pass in the ways he envisioned, suggesting they were fears born of a time when Stalinist Russia loomed as a terrifying reality. But some of Orwell’s predictions now look eerily prescient. And the enduring relevancy of Orwell’s best, most worrisome works was one of the things that attracted Westmont College theater arts professor Mitchell Thomas to a little-known rock-and-roll musical theater adaptation of “Animal Farm.” more

BHS, BC product Pennington named top JC scholar athlete

David Pennington was a pretty special baseball player at Bakersfield College during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. He was even more special off the field. Pennington, now playing baseball and attending school at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, has been selected the 2011 California Community College Athletic Association Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. BC’s baseball team was also chosen as a 2011 CCCAA Scholar Team Recipient. more

Westmont VP speaks to Rotary

Dr. Reed Sheard, Vice President for Advancement and Chief Information Officer at Westmont College, gave a presentation to more than 25 Rotary Club of Carpinteria attendees and their guests on Feb. 9 at their luncheon meeting. more

Global Leadership Connection Recognizes Achievements of Local Student Leaders: Program honors outstanding high school juniors, with the top four awarded scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.

Global Leadership Connection is a Santa Barbara-based nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing juniors in high school for outstanding leadership qualities and academic achievement. This year, more than 150 student leaders from seven Santa Barbara-area high schools were nominated by their schools to participate in the two-day GLC Leadership Conference, co-sponsored with UCSBWestmont College and SBCC. Each student, after submitting an application including a written essay, received an individual and group interview by leaders in the Santa Barbara community. more

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation New Board Members

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is pleased to announce the election of four new community leaders to its board of directors. Joining the board for a three-year term are: Katie Hay, David Martinez, Keith J. Mautino, and Robert Tuler. … Keith Mautino Attended Occidental College, Westmont College, and UCSB graduate school in Asian Studies. more