Yearly Archives: 2013

Dimmer view of economy makes Fed pullback unlikely

”The one thing Janet Yellen will not want to do is start her term by making a mistake,” said Brian Bethune, an economics professor at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. ”She will be extremely cautious and will try to signal that the Fed is starting to back off its bond purchases without causing the kinds of effects we saw in the summer.” more

Women’s Basketball: Vanguard opens at No. 1

Westmont, the reigning NAIA and Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season champion, is ranked third (231 points). more

Analysts expect bond buying to persist

“The one thing Janet Yellen will not want to do is start her term by making a mistake,” said Brian Bethune, an economics professor at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. “She will be extremely cautious and will try to signal that the Fed is starting to back off its bond purchases without causing the kinds of effects we saw in the summer.” more

Well-known musician to perform in Modesto concert, hymn sing

He later served on staff at Westmont College and was the church chairman and organist of Montecito Covenant Church under well-known hymnist Bryan Leech, for whom Talbott wrote several musical arrangements. more

SBART Luncheon: First league win will be extra special for Dons, Royals

The NAIA third-ranked Westmont women’s soccer team will celebrate its Senior Day on Saturday against sixth-ranked Vanguard. Assistant coach Chantel Cappuccilli noted that the senior class has been instrumental in the team earning its highest ranking in 10 years. more

TMC Insider: All hands on deck for the week

The Master’s College men’s soccer team fell Tuesday afternoon to Westmont in overtime. Rick McCarthy kicked in the game-winner 6:46 into the extra frame, lifting the visiting Warriors to a grueling 2-1 win over the Mustangs on Reese Field. more

Letters : Opinion: Time to change ‘us vs. them’ mentality

I read “Defending Congress” by Westmont President Emeritus David Winter (News-Press, Oct. 20) first with anticipation and then with disappointment. A commentary that held the promise of cutting through the polarizing rhetoric that currently plagues political discourse sadly revealed itself to be a kinder, gentler version of the same. more

Space tracking: SHS senior followed asteroids in summer

It was part of a recent six-week program at the campus of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., run by such prestigious academic institutions as the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. more

Rediscovering American values : Neurosurgeon and author Benjamin Carson to speak in SB

The event, which will include dessert and a concert by the Westmont Jazz Ensemble, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. more

In tune with India : Santa Barbara fiddler and violin maker to teach instrument repair in India

Today, Mr. Wimmer makes, repairs and maintains violins, violas and cellos at his Santa Barbara home. One of his crowning achievements came in 2009 when a Westmont College faculty ensemble played on his Hubert Schwyzer Quartet of instruments — two violins, a viola and a cello. more