Monthly Archives: April 2015

Jupiter the Focus of Free Viewing Friday at Westmont Observatory

Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is the subject of this month’s free public viewing of the stars Friday, April 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Westmont Observatory. more

Providence Names Scott Lisea Its New Head of School

The Providence Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott Lisea as next head of school, effective July 1.

Dr. Lisea comes to Providence from Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, where he has served in a senior administrative position for the past five years, including serving as acting head of school during the 2014-15 school year. more

Area Business Leaders Discuss Housing Crisis at SB Housing Conference

Hosted by the nonprofit organization, Coastal Housing Coalition, this year’s Santa Barbara Housing Conference “Housing Needs and Opportunities Revealed” will address their recent study exploring the lack of affordable workforce housing in south Santa Barbara County. …Westmont College more

Senior Art Show Features a ‘Maker’s Dozen’ Inbox

Thirteen graduating art majors will display their capstone art projects April 9-May 9 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public reception opens “Maker’s Dozen: Westmont Senior Art Exhibition 2015” Thursday, April 9, from 4-6 p.m.
The students will exhibit works ranging in media from printmaking, painting, sculpture, textiles, jewelry and video. more

Legendary Surfer, Shark Attack Survivor Bethany Hamilton Speaks at Westmont College

Westmont College students have been hearing about resiliency this year during their thrice weekly chapel talks, and Friday’s speaker, Bethany Hamilton, was the perfect embodiment of overcoming adversity.  more

Inside the Mind of Angel Investors: Why Angel Investors Want to Invest in Your Start-up

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET) and The Foundry@CITRIS are hosting David Koehn, the founder of The Batchery — a new accelerator in Berkeley — for a talk and panel discussion on angel investors, e.g., how to meet angels, how to pitch to them, what they’re looking for, etc. …He received his B.A. in Business and Economics from Westmont College, earned an International Economics certificate from London School of Economics, and received his PhD from American College in Minnesota. more

Augustana Arts and Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra Present Masterworks: Two-Way Street featuring The Narrators

Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra (MSCO) presents, Two-Way Street featuring Denver’s story-telling ensemble, The Narrators and hosted by David Rutherford (CO Public Radio CPR). …He has participated in numerous festivals across Europe and the U.S., including The Meadowmount School of Music, the Holland Music Festival (Netherlands), as well as the Semmering Festival (Austria). From 2006-2013 he was a tenured Associate Professor of Music at Westmont College and is currently a performing artist based in Denver. more

Check out an exhibit for a fun, educational experience

EXHIBITS APPALACHIAN ARTS CENTER: Claypool Hill, Route 19, Old Archie Helton Store, April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, workshop entitled, Drawing & Painting My Favorite Things for children currently in kindergarten, first, second, or third grade. 4-5:30 p.m. $45. Ellen Elmes will teach the class. … LECTURE BUECHNER LECTURE SERIES: Bristol, Tenn., First Presbyterian Church, April 20, 7 p.m., author, teacher, scholar, retreat leader and a fellow of the Gaede Institute, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, poet and professor of English at Westmont College. more


Westmont College Conference to Focus on Moral, Effective Leadership

Abraham Lincoln. Peter Drucker. Bill Gates. These iconic leaders continue to make a profound and pivotal impact on American thought and culture.

“Lead Where You Stand: Lessons for Leaders from Lincoln, Drucker and Bill Gates,” a three-day conference at Westmont College, will offer key insights into an enduring challenge: How do we develop the capacity to respond in timely, principled ways to the multifaceted challenges of effective leadership? more

Review: Arts Fund Sculpture Survey

Although the physical dimensions of the room remain the same, under the direction of Brad Nack, and with Nancy Gifford co-curating, the imaginative space manifested by the Arts Fund Gallery continues to grow. …In Westmont faculty member Nathan Huff’s work, tall, skinny metal plinths sometimes emphasize the vertical aspirations of his highly personal constructions. more