Yearly Archives: 2012

Westmont Art Museum Plays Host to Continua in Light: New Video Installation Opens This Thursday, January 12

This Thursday, January 12, at 4 p.m., the Wesmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art hosts an opening reception for Continua in Light, a video installation by Bay Area artists Cheryl Calleri and Thekla Hammond. more

ONSTAGE: Illyria Communication – Director gives back to his hometown of Lompoc with Shakespeare play

If you think rehearsing and performing a Shakespeare play is a daunting task in itself, consider this: for this production of “Twelfth Night,” opening tonight at the Lompoc High School Little Theater, the director and cast only had two weeks to get it up and running. … Felisha Vasquez is a junior at Westmont and plays Olivia. “Even as one with a little Shakespeare experience, this is completely new,” she says. “There’s no down quality to having a mixed-experience group; it’s constantly exiting to get this ready and put this on for the community.”

Bill Nelson to be guest minister at First Baptist church this month

The First Baptist Church of Lompoc, 220 W. Cypress Ave., will welcome the Rev. Bill Nelson as guest minister Sunday, and Jan. 15 and 29. Nelson, a 1972 graduate of Cabrillo High School, received a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Westmont College in Santa Barbara. He has taught Hebrew and Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the Religious Studies Department of his alma mater for the last 25 years. more

V3 adds product manager of direct marketing

Robert Wagner comes to V3 with over a decade of business development and sales experience. Most recently, he was the regional director of development at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, where he oversaw major gift fundraising and an annual campaign that raised an average of $2.5 million per year. Previously, he was a cartographer and product development manager at, a leading provider of mapping products, and an emergency medical technician earlier in his career. more

Title-winning baseball squad from 1962 to be honored

The Westmont College baseball team will hold its annual alumni weekend on Jan. 21-22. Among the festivities, which include a game and a dinner, will be the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1962 team that won the District III NAIA championship. more


‘Parenthood’ Star Sam Jaeger to Give Free Public Talk at Westmont College

Sam Jaeger, starring in NBC’s Parenthood, will discuss his life as an actor, director and writer during a conversation moderated by Westmont College theater arts professor Mitchell Thomas at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13 in Porter Theatre. more

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to Speak at Westmont President’s Breakfast

Robert Gates, who served as a trusted adviser to eight U.S. presidents of both parties, will be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Westmont President’s Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, March 2 in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. Tickets, which are $125 per person, will go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, and can be purchased only on the Westmont Web site by clicking here. Seating is limited, and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets to watch the speaker on a video screen in an adjacent room with a light continental breakfast will be available for $50. more

Using the cloud to deliver reliable IT services

With a host of new technologies, thousands of lectures and lessons uploaded to iTunes University, and a newly refurbished library that caters to the needs of today’s college students, Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., is our eCampus of the Month for January. The private, Christian liberal arts college with 1,300 undergraduate students has implemented predictive modeling and cloud-computing programs to save money and spend budgets efficiently, becoming a model for small schools looking for ways to survive the slumping economy. more

Providence Hall to Host Open House for Prospective Students on Sunday

It is a new year, and this season of new beginnings is the right time to consider private school for your child next fall. Providence Hall, founded in 2007, provides a Christian faith-based liberal arts education to students in grades seven through 12. Joyce Luy, director of admissions at Providence Hall (the recently retired dean of admissions at Westmont College), welcomes families and prospective students to tour the school’s interim campus, at 630 E. Canon Perdido St., this Sunday, Jan. 8. Registration will open at 1:30 p.m., followed by the program at 2 p.m. more

Richard Rollin Rintoul: 1955-2011 Symphony Conductor, Violinist, Music Professor

When death knocks and shocks our soul to its “final resting place,” it’s often said to be cruel and untimely. In the case of the seemingly immortal Maestro Richard Rintoul, there are far deeper truths at play. … But those who were touched by Richards’s music making and mentorship know that his great spirit will never come to a complete halt. It will continue to beat time in our hearts and souls just as he did as a symphony conductor and violinist/violist. Richard also left his rhythmic stamp as a master teacher at UCSB, where his contribution to increasing the musicianship and professionalism of its orchestra is widely acknowledged, and, more recently, at Westmont College. more