Yearly Archives: 2016

Ed Inks’ final art exhibition evokes emotional response

City College’s Atkinson Gallery is currently hosting Design Professor Edward Inks’ last exhibit to celebrate his retirement from the college. …His piece, “Musical Chairs,” best communicates the mentorship theme. It is accompanied by a photograph of his 2006  “Musical Chairs” steel and concrete sculpture, from the Westmont College Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. more

ART REVIEW: A French Collection Connection

Ridley-Tree is a familiar name and cultural/philanthropic force in Santa Barbara, as Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree and her late husband, Lord Paul, have graced many a local institution and cause, including the most important new art space in the region, duly dubbed the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. With its intriguing current exhibition, “Barbizon, Realism & Impressionism in France,” the Westmont museum again ushers us inside the impressive Ridley-Tree art collection, with an eye and emphasis on French painting from the 19th century. more

British Council UK Alumni Awards – Kellogg Finalist

We wish to congratulate Kellogg alumnus, Mr Rick Ifland (MSt International Human Rights Law, 2008) for being shortlisted as a finalist in the Entrepreneurial Award category of The Education UK Alumni Awards which seek to honour outstanding achievements made by business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders across the globe whose UK education has contributed to their subsequent success.

Rick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business from Westmont College, an M.B.A from the Gatton School at the University of Kentucky, a MSt in International Human Rights Law and a D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) for his work in HIV/AIDS prevention throughout Africa and his work on the parliamentary and presidential elections in Afghanistan and Iraq. more

South on 101: Museum gems in Santa Barbara

When it comes to museums, there is an “embarrassment of riches” in Santa Barbara, so much so that it is easy to overlook some of the smaller or more remote institutions. Here are a few gems — all with free admission — worth a visit. …Nestled in the scenic hills above Montecito, Westmont College has the great fortune to have a generous patroness, Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree. more

City manager search down to 2 candidates

Woods has been the city manager in Stallings, a town of about 14,000, for the last year and a half. Prior to that, he was the vice president for a global engineering and project management firm for four years. He retired as a colonel from the U.S. Army in 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Westmont College in California and two master’s degrees, one in operational planning from the U.S. Army’s Advanced Military Studies Program and the other in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College. more

Tom FitzSimons Jr. Breaks World Record on Westmont Track

The decathlon is a track-and-field event that purportedly produces the World’s Greatest Athlete — a title currently held by Ashton Eaton, the reigning Olympic champion and world record holder. Last Saturday morning at the Westmont College track, the decathlon training of Tom FitzSimons Jr. helped him become the World’s Greatest High Fiver. more

Mkpado on the rebound from a near-tragedy

Kele Mkpado, mild-mannered senior on the San Marcos High basketball team, was changing into Superman when this season approached. … Boucher was at urgent care with Mkpado’s grandfather, former Westmont College basketball star and coach Ron Mulder, when the family got the diagnosis. more

Talk by Esteemed Art Historian Paul Tucker at Westmont to Reflect on Monet’s Influence

Paul Tucker, professor emeritus of art history at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, will address Claude Monet’s influence on 19th-century ​French art in a lecture Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at 6 p.m. in Westmont College’s Porter Theater. more

Westmont to Explore Liberal Arts, Social Change at Upcoming Series of Talks

Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts will explore how higher education prepares students to make social change at its 15th annual conference Feb. 4-6, 2016.

The public is welcome to plenary sessions of the Conversation on the Liberal Arts, “From Inquiry to Impact: Social Transformation through Liberal Learning.” more

ON STAGE: Ditto that on Dido at Westmont

Westmont College music and theater students are performing two rarely seen operas about Dido, the queen of Carthage, Tunisia, Thursday through Feb. 6 at the college’s Porter Theater, 955 La Paz Road, Montecito. They will stage Christopher Marlowe’s “Dido, Queen of Carthage” at 8 p.m. Thursdays and 9 p.m. Saturdays and Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas,” featuring Nahum Tate’s libretto, at 8 p.m. Fridays and 7 p.m. Saturdays. more