Monthly Archives: July 2015

WELCOME OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF FARM OPERATIONS: KJESSIE ESSUE

The Center for Urban Agriculture for Fairview Gardens has announced the selection of Kjessie (pronounced Ch-essie) Essue as its new Director of Farm Operations. …Kjessie holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Westmont College and a Masters in Crop and Soil Science from Colorado State University. more

Post-High School College Destinations

The class of 2015 will soon be off to colleges and universities across the country: …Westmont College more

Former Cloquet grad joins the fight against cancer

Hematology. Break it down: Heme is the Greek word for “blood” and –ology is “the study of,” so… the study of blood! …After Cloquet came his four undergraduate years at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

Rocky volleyball earns academic award again – Billings Gazette

The Rocky Mountain College volleyball team received the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 season. The Battlin’ Bears were one of only 49 NAIA programs to receive the award, which was announced July 29. …Rocky will open against The Masters College, followed by the host Biola, Westmont College and Vanguard University. more

 

Special Olympics World Games Underway in Los Angeles: Santa Barbara Gives Warm Welcome to Visiting Athletes From Central America and Caribbean

Santa Barbara did its part to roll out the welcome track — and the welcome pool — for athletes and coaches participating in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games now underway in Los Angeles. For several days preceding the opening ceremonies, Westmont College provided housing and facilities for delegations from four of the 165 participating nations: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and St. Kitts and Nevis. more

The Last Sunday Of The Summer For Student Ministries

The Edge, Jr. High and High School Ministries all meet this Sunday, August 2! It’s our last Sunday of the summer! …We are so excited to bring on another 2-Year Intern for Student Ministries! Garret has just finished his undergrad at Westmont College is looking for ministry experience. more

Special Olympics World Games Underway in Los Angeles

Santa Barbara did its part to roll out the welcome track — and the welcome pool — for athletes and coaches participating in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games now underway in Los Angeles. For several days preceding the opening ceremonies, Westmont College provided housing and facilities for delegations from four of the 165 participating nations: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and St. Kitts and Nevis. more

Startup Schools: America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges 2015

Top research universities aren’t the only startup launchpads. The Cooper Union, which tops our Most Entrepreneurial College List this year, boasts more founders and owners among alumni and students on LinkedIn than Stanford University and MIT (adjusted for student body size). Middlebury, which ranks second on our list, is one of many small liberal arts colleges reinventing themselves as modern-day startup incubators. …

10 Westmont College

Its entrepreneurship center sends students to Haiti to help launch locally owned small businesses, like food stands and moped taxi services. more

Why Should the Bible Be My Boss?

As a Christian, I believe the Bible has authority over what I believe and how I behave.  Someone may ask, “Why would an ancient book, written thousands of years ago, in completely different languages and cultures have any bearing whatsoever on my life?” … Professor Peter Stoner of Westmont College, along with some of his students, determined the probability that only eight of these prophecies would be fulfilled in one person by accident. more

Our History: 2006 to Today

It all began with a scientist and a book. In 2006, Dr. Francis Collins, then Director of the Human Genome Project, produced what would soon become a popular and profoundly impactful book about the relationship between science and faith: The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.  Biologist Jeff Schloss joined her on the leadership team as Senior Scholar in a joint appointment with Westmont College. In 2013, the offices moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. more