Yearly Archives: 2012

MacCulloch joins Montecito Bank & Trust Wealth Management Division

Montecito Bank & Trust is pleased to announce that David MacCulloch has joined the bank as Vice President, Senior Trust Officer, reporting to Jeff Pittman, Director of Wealth Management. … He received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees with honors in Economics and Business and in English from Westmont College. more

Solvang Brewing Company hosts exhibit

Two artists will be showing their work for the next two months at the Solvang Brewing Company, which is becoming a popular alternative exhibit space for members of the Artists Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley.The show opened Thursday, Jan. 26, and features the work of photographer Vicki Mitchell and painter Suzanne Huska. … Mitchell has shown her work at Gallery Los Olivos, Mission Creek Gallery in Los Olivos, Bank of Montecito, and Westmont College. more

5 Tips for Securing IT Funding

With a cloudy funding picture in store for 2012 college CIOs are honing their presentation and negotiating skills and relying on them to secure financing for their IT projects. … 4. Examine your leasing options. Many of Westmont College’s capital expenses are on leases. In fact, the Santa Barbara, CA-based school’s wired infrastructure, desktop and laptop computers, and security system were all financed this way in order to save on upfront costs. more

David MacCulloch Joins Montecito Bank & Trust Wealth Management Division

David MacCulloch has joined Montecito Bank & Trust as vice president and senior trust officer, reporting to Jeff Pittman, director of Wealth Management. … MacCulloch is an adjunct professor of business law at Westmont College. He serves on the Westmont College Alumni Advisory Council and is on the board of theWestmont College Music Council. more

Westmont Named eCampus of the Month

The popular magazine eCampus News has chosen Westmont from nearly 4500 colleges and universities as the eCampus of the month for January. more

7th Annual Westmont President’s Breakfast

Former Defense Secretary, Robert Gates will soon be visiting Santa Barbara. He is the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Westmont President’s Breakfast at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort. The event takes place at 7:00 am on March 2nd. more

Not all students sold on e-textbooks: Apple might have a hard time convincing some college students to trade in their textbooks for iPads

Colleen Bartlett, a senior at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Cali., relies on technology every day to to help her edit the school newspaper, write stories and study. Like most college students, Bartlett grew up in a world where computers and the Internet pervade almost every facet of life, but she’s not ready for the latest technology trend in the classroom – electronic textbooks. “I basically don’t buy into the idea of these textbooks because I value the visual impact of tangible books, both because it is easier for me to read an actual page, and because it’s easier to recall information that came from a book or handwritten notes rather than from a computer,” Bartlett said. more

Lois B. O’Reilly: Obituary

Lois B. O’Reilly July 19, 1927 – Jan. 19, 2012 Resident of Berkeley Lois B. O’Reilly, 84, residing in Berkeley, CA passed away the evening of Thurs. Jan. 19, 2012 at Kaiser San Francisco hospital. She died of an aortic tear in her heart. She was born on July 19, 1927 in Detroit, MI, daughter of Leon & Nellie Black. Lois was an avid researcher in spirituality, channeling her knowledge and who touched many people with her own generous spirit. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Il in Religious Studies and Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA in Psychology. more

Beebe Joins NAICU Board of Directors

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) has elected Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe to a three-year term on its board of directors. Beebe, who will be formally appointed Feb. 1 in Washington, D.C., will represent a region that includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. more

Wardrobe of C. S. Lewis Welcomed Back to Westmont

After embarking on a four-year international tour, the wardrobe that allegedly inspired C. S.Lewis imagine a gateway into a world called Narnia is back at Westmont College. Westmont students and other members of the community gathered for a welcome back reception at the college last Friday to hear passages from Lewis’s writings, sip on hot tea, and pop their heads into the famous armoire. “We just wanted to do something to celebrate Lewis by reading his work, [with] a few British-inspired snacks,” said a second-year student at Westmont, Serena Buie, who helped put on the program with the Literary Society at Westmont. more