Yearly Archives: 2016

Westmont Opens Neuroscience, Leadership Center After Receiving Major Gift From Hughes Family

Thanks to a major gift, Westmont College has established the Linda and Bill Hughes Center for Neuroscience and Leadership as part of the college’s new Institute for Global Learning and Leadership.

“We’re deeply grateful to Bill and Linda Hughes for helping us develop a center that will apply cutting-edge discoveries in neuroscience to leadership development,” says Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe. “They’ve become wonderful and supportive friends, and we appreciate their strong commitment to Christian education and devotion to their family.” more

Gauchos Impress at Aztec Invitational

The Gauchos next action will be this Friday and Saturday at the Sam Adams Multi-Events at Westmont College and the Bruin Legends Invite at UCLA. more

ALL-USA Boys Basketball Coach of the Year: Steve Baik, Chino Hills (Calif.)

The 37-year-old Baik coached the Huskies to 35-0 record, State Open Division title and the No. 1 spot in the Super 25 basketball rankings. He began coaching in 2001 as an assistant at Hercules, Calif. He became a head coach for the first time at John Muir (Pasadena) and has been the head coach at Chino Hills since 2010. Last season, he led his team to the state Division I championship game. He was a point guard at Arcadia, Calif., and at Westmont College. more

TMC Insider: Mustangs off and running

Last week, The Master’s College baseball team took three games from the visiting Arizona Christian Firestorm, improving its overall record to 21-11 and 11-7 in the GSAC. Currently, the Mustangs have pulled within three games of first-place Westmont College. more

ON THE TOWN: Good Friday Breakfast brings good news of Easter

Douglas Clegg’s violin filled the room with a melody we recognized as “Lord of all hopefulness, give us we pray, your bliss in our hearts at the break of the day.” The YMCA Good Friday Breakfast was started in Santa Barbara in 1978 as a way for community members to come together to celebrate their Christian heritage. … Westmont professor Jeff Schloss shared his journey of questioning life and God. The child of Jewish holocaust survivors, he was a college dropout and surf-bum. He shared that he was amazed to learn that a personal relationship with God was possible, yet he felt unworthy as he struggled with a lifestyle of bad choices. more

ADAMS, Eleanor Elaine (Collett)

Eleanor Elaine Adams peacefully passed into heaven Tuesday, March 15, 2016 after an eight-year journey with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 79. … While she had always dreamed of being a missionary, God led her on a different path. She raised a family while teaching elementary school in Glendora, California, for 18 years before moving to Santa Barbara, where her husband served as vice president for advancement at Westmont College. more


San Marcos’ best math students buzzed to the top of the Santa Barbara County math scene at the 28th annual Westmont Math Competition on January 30 at Westmont College. Both the upper division and lower division teams placed second in their respective divisions. more

Wordless worship: What ashes to beauty looks like at one Longmont church

Other Christian artists, such as Lisa DeBoer, an art professor at the conservative, California-based Westmont College, makes a case for the practical applications of a broader aesthetic experience in Protestant churches. She named the roles for art that qualify as appropriate for worship: “Art can create identity. Art can define space. Art can dramatize the parts of worship. Art can interpret the sacraments. Art can shape movement. Art can mark time. Art can anchor memory.” more

Newsmakers: Education

Martin Asher, former director of research and scholars programs at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has joined the Westmont Economics and Business Department as professor of economics.


Ruth E Caldwell, noted Santa Barbara American Red Cross volunteer for many years in Water Safety Services and Aquatics specialist at Westmont College and Santa Barbara City College, passed away peacefully Feb 28, 2016. She will be much missed and remembered by family, colleagues and many swimming and Lifeguard Training students from local camps and schools. She mentored many, some of whom still teach in the area, love her dearly and will carry on her education tradition. more