Archives for June 2003

College Receives $420,000 From Volentine Trust

Westmont has received a gift of $420,468 from the Volentine Charitable Remainder Unitrust, established by the late Myatt W. and Mary Genevieve Volentine of Santa Barbara. The unitrust distribution will fund the Myatt and Mary Genevieve Volentine Endowed Scholarship at the college. “We are so grateful for the Volentines’ steadfast giving and for their keen… [Continue Reading]

Writers Gather for Annual Conference

Three hundred and fifty fledgling writers will gather at Westmont College for the 30th Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference from June 21-28. Famed poet, playwright and mystery writer Ray Bradbury, who has been involved in every Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference, will again be the opening speaker for the weeklong event. Local authors Sue Grafton, Julia Child… [Continue Reading]

Students Win Science Research Awards

Five Westmont students received awards during the Student Research Symposium held April 16 on campus. The students presented results of research conducted during the 2002-03 academic year in the humanities, social sciences, and natural and behavioral sciences. The winners were chosen based on the excellence of their research. Two awards were granted in the humanities… [Continue Reading]

Dreyfus Foundation Grants $30,000 For Spectrometer

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, based in New York City, has awarded Westmont a $30,000 matching grant to enhance the capabilities of its nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, which will improve students’ ability to do first-rate research. “The NMR spectrometer enables us to teach students how to apply high-field (300 MHz) NMR to a… [Continue Reading]