Archives for December 2005

Baseball Coach Spreads Christmas Cheer

Westmont’s baseball coach was able to make Christmas a little brighter for two families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Thanks to donations from the Santa Barbara community, Rob Crawford sent gifts and money to the families who have been forced to relocate to Shreveport, La. Earlier this month Crawford and popular Montecito musician Bobby Shand held… [Continue Reading]

Physics Professor No Ordinary Fellow

Warren Rogers, Westmont physics professor, has been appointed to the prestigious position of fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the current membership of the society receive this recognition. The society honored Rogers for “his vision and dedication to undergraduate education and his leadership in… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Among the Nation's Best Buys

The eighth edition of Barron’s “Best Buys in College Education” has listed Westmont among the 260 best buys in college education. The book’s editors select colleges based on tuition rates, size and academic emphasis. Barron’s also factored in percentage of faculty with doctorates, percentage of entering freshmen who graduate, and percentage of graduates seeking advanced… [Continue Reading]

Magazine Praises Westmont for its Commitment to Diversity

A magazine focusing on Hispanics in higher education has included Westmont in its 10th Annual Publisher’s Pick List. The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine ranks Westmont among the top colleges “doing a commendable job of recruiting, retaining, educating and graduating Hispanics.” Westmont continues to make progress attracting and keeping diverse students. Currently, students of… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Entrepreneurs go High Tech to Train Athletes

Four Westmont students ran over the competition in the 16th annual Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition. The student venture, Polaris Athletic Training Systems Inc., took first place with its high-tech training device for runners and other athletes. Four student ventures were invited to compete in front of a standing-room only crowd at Westmont’s Hieronymus… [Continue Reading]

Magazine Praises Westmont for its Commitment to Diversity

A magazine focusing on Hispanics in higher education has included Westmont in its 10th Annual Publisher’s Pick List. The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine ranks Westmont among the top colleges “doing a commendable job of recruiting, retaining, educating and graduating Hispanics.” Westmont continues to make progress attracting and keeping diverse students. Currently, students of… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Entrepreneurs to Battle in Annual Competition

Four teams of Westmont students have been chosen to present their proposed business ventures in the 16th Annual Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition, Thursday, Dec. 8. The free presentation will be in Hieronymus Lounge at Kerrwood Hall at Westmont. Refreshments will be served at 4:45 pm and the program will begin at 5:15 p.m…. [Continue Reading]

Benefit Concert to Help Hurricane Victims

Westmont’s baseball coach and a popular Montecito musician are teaming up in hopes of helping families affected by Hurricane Katrina. Rob Crawford and Bobby Shand will present “One Family at a Time,” a special benefit show with The Shand Band at SOhO, 1221 State St., Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold… [Continue Reading]

Westmont's First Annual Christmas Festival Sells Out

Tickets are no longer available for the First Annual Westmont Christmas Festival, Saturday, Dec. 10 at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara. However, seating is still available for the performance, Friday, Dec. 9 at Westmont’s Murchison Gym. The celebration is titled “The Word Made Flesh” and is presented by Westmonts’ music, art and theater departments…. [Continue Reading]