Yearly Archives: 2013

Westmont College Orchestra performs in GV

St. Joseph’s Cultural Center presents the Westmont College Orchestra at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Westmont College Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Michael Shasberger, performs original literature, transcriptions, and arrangements. Included in this are works for full orchestra, string orchestra and small ensembles. more

Farewell to ‘El Niño de California’: Prolific author and artist Barnaby Conrad dies at 90

Barnaby Conrad, best-selling author and co-founder of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and an artist whose murals are in collections around the world, died Tuesday at home in Carpinteria surrounded by family. He was 90. … Barnaby and Mary Conrad started the Santa Barbara Writers Conference in 1973 at Cate School. It moved to the Miramar Hotel in 1975, Westmont College in 2001 and Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort in 2004. more

Westmont Telescope to Spy on Jupiter, Orion Nebula

Westmont College’s Keck Telescope, one of the most powerful along the Central Coast, will offer glimpses of Jupiter and the Orion Nebula (Messier 42) at a free, public viewing Friday beginning about 7:30 p.m. at the Westmont Observatory. more

SCE Gives $25,000 to Westmont College for STEM Scholarships

Southern California Edison awarded Westmont College $25,000 toward scholarships for students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). more

Math whizzes face off at Westmont College : 10 school compete in 26th annual High School Mathematics Contest

Around 80 high school students spent weekend time honing their math skills as 10 schools competed Saturday in the 26th annual High School Mathematics Contest at Westmont College. At least they have their priorities straight. “It looks good on a college application. And they feed us,” explained Trevor Taimuty, 16, a junior from Bishop Diego High School. more

Westmont dominates Biola on the tennis court

It was a rough day on the court for the Eagles Saturday morning as both men’s and women’s tennis fell to Westmont College, the men by 9-0 and the women by 8-1. more

Danson, Vance Join Westmont Trustees

Mitch Vance, a founding partner of a private equity investment firm, and Dr. Richard Danson, a physician specializing in internal medicine, have joined the Westmont Board of Trustees, which oversees the operations of the college. Vance, who had been a member of the Westmont Board of Advisors, and his wife, Leslie (Eaton) ’83, have a daughter, Claire ’16, who attends Westmont. Danson, has been in private medical practice since 1983, and his wife, Randi, have two students at Westmont, Lauren ’13 and Austin ’15. more

Thorne’s big day helps baseball sweep doubleheader at Westmont

Freshman third baseman Sam Thorne capped off a big offensive day with a grand slam in the fifth inning of game two as Biola baseball piled on the runs to hand Westmont College its worst loss in almost a year. more

ON STAGE: The Ives Has It – Ensemble Theater returns with a revamped Restoration

There will shortly be no more days like this one, sitting with actors in a shady patio next to the Alhecama Theater. Soon the Victoria Hall will be finished with its construction and the Ensemble Theatre Company will be moving across town. We’re here, Katharine Leonard and Rebekah Tripp and myself, to talk about “The Liar,” the company’s production that opens this coming Thursday. … Rounding out the cast is Leland Crooke as Dorante’s father, Ross Hellwig as Clarice’s reluctant fiance, Westmont’s Casey Caldwell as Philiste, and local favorite Tiffany Story as identical twin maids with polar opposite personalities. more

Lynn Alice Smith

Lynn Alice Smith. Born in Walnut Creek, California on June 3, 1957 – Left this Earth on January 28, 2013 at 4:55 am.  Lynn was born to Harvey and Beverly Smith, in Walnut Creek, California, on June 3, 1957. She grew up on her families ranch in Antioch, California. She graduated from Westmont College, Montecito, CA, in 1980, with a Bachelors Degree in Business & Economics. more