Yearly Archives: 2016

Women found dead in Minnesota

Mainak Sarkar, the gunman who opened fire in a murder-suicide at UCLA, left behind a trail of evidence that led investigators to another victim. A woman found dead on Thursday in Brooklyn Park, a suburb of Minneapolis, was Ashley Hasti, CNN affiliate WCCO reported. …Klug’s research group focused on theoretical and computation biomechanics, according to the university. He received his undergraduate degree at Westmont College, then obtained a master’s degree at UCLA and a Ph.D. from Caltech. more

2012 Rose Princess Honored at Westmont College Commencement

Stephanie Hynes of Pasadena earned the Kenneth Monroe Award for her academic achievement in the classroom, excelling as a leader on campus, and influencing other students’ lives through her integrity, character, and faithfulness. more

Cisco Systems : Partner Weekly Rewind and Fast Forward

Confession: I read the ends of books long before I get to the last chapter. If you’re like me, you like to know what’s to come so you can linger along the journey a bit more. …Read how Westmont College transformed its network to help it achieve…wait, I don’t want to give away the ending. You’ll have to read the story to find out the outcome. more

Foresters set to heat up summer

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy … Or so the song says.

But George Gershwin never had to compose a semi-pro baseball team.

Bill Pintard will coach the home opener for his Santa Barbara Foresters at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Westmont College’s Russ Carr Field and then don a racing helmet.

“I’ve got to get to LAX in time to catch a redeye that will land in Tampa at 7:30 the next morning,” said Pintard, who doubles as a scout for the New York Yankees. “I’ve got my first meeting at 10.” more

Father recounts daughters death in IV massacre

One day after the fatal shooting of UCLA professor and Westmont alum William Klug, dozens gathered in Santa Barbara in observance of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Wearing orange attire and holding signs reading “How many more?” and “Stop the violence” various locals and other groups united against gun violence came together Thursday night at De la Guerra Plaza. more

UCLA Murder-Suicide Victim a ‘Devout Christian’

The man was a doctoral student enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles. But earlier this week, he picked up pistols instead of academics.  …

The professor graduated from Westmont College, a Christian college in Santa Barbara, California.

In 2004, he detailed his relationship with God to the college magazine: Attending Westmont gave Bill an opportunity to build a more intellectual basis for his faith. “My young, naive, and parent-based beliefs went through a transformation,” he says. “I basically chucked everything I knew and began to think and reason carefully. Eventually I made my faith my own. I ended up where I had started, but with a much deeper understanding. more

Westmont Alum Killed in UCLA Shooting

The June 1 murder-suicide at UCLA hit close to home for Santa Barbara’s Westmont College as authorities identified the murdered victim as alum William Klug, who graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in engineering physics. Klug had earned a master’s degree in civil engineering at UCLAand a doctorate at CalTech before returning to UCLA, where he was an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Klug, 39, was married with two children. more

Victim in UCLA murder-suicide had South Coast ties

The victim of Wednesday’s deadly shooting at UCLA is described as “a very lively, lovable, likable guy” who once called the South Coast home.

The victim of the murder-suicide was a mechanical engineering professor named William S. Klug.

Colleagues say Klug was a kind, married father of two. He was an alum of Westmont College in Montecito. His attacker — a student — has not been identified. Their bodies were found in an office next to a note and a gun. more

Professor Killed in UCLA Shooting Was From South Bay

The engineering professor killed in murder-suicide at UCLA on Wednesday was identified as William S. Klug of El Segundo. Klug was reportedly killed by a graduated student over a bad grade, a police source told KNX. …Klug received a bachelor’s degree from Westmont College in 1998, a master’s at UCLA in 1999 and a doctorate from Caltech in 2003, according to his online biography. more

Police investigate report of possible shooter at UCLA campus

As police worked to secure the UCLA campus during the lockdown Wednesday, scared students and staff hunkered down in classrooms across campus, some preparing themselves in case danger came their way. …The two men were found in a small office in the engineering building, Beck said. According to his online biography, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Westmont College in 1998, a master’s at UCLA in 1999 and a doctorate from Caltech in 2003. more