Faculty Westmont Magazine

New Frontiers for Pastors

Pastors beginning their professional lives and those in the middle of their careers can find support through Frontiers, a new Westmont program funded by a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry initiative. Lilly seeks to help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as mentors and guide them through key leadership challenges. 

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Wayne Iba: New Trails, Deep Wells and O(N^2)

After 15 years as a professor in our computer science program, Wayne Iba has retired. In a farewell address to the Westmont community, he described his aspirations to live a sustainable life on their land and to undertake new challenges, such as following the Rule of St. Benedict. Several professors shared their appreciation for him.

Standing at Your Desk Burns Few Additional Calories

Researchers from Westmont and the University of Bath sent shock waves through the world when they released their findings about the energy cost of sitting versus standing. They discovered that standing naturally at a desk burns only slightly more calories than sitting naturally.

Westmont Decision Lab Helps Zoo Plan for the Future

Professor Enrico Manlapig and his students in Westmont’s Applied Management Science (AMS) course offer their expertise in analytic decision-making to the local community. Last fall, they acted as the Westmont Decision Lab and assisted the Santa Barbara Zoo in making some decisions about its future.