Archives for November 2007

College Entrepreneurs to Unveil Plans

Four student venture teams from Westmont’s entrepreneur class will present their start-up business plans to a panel of outside reviewers Thursday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall. The 18th annual Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition is free and open to the public. Networking and refreshments will begin at 5… [Continue Reading]

Students Take Action During AIDS Week

A group of Westmont students brought attention to World AIDS Week by placing hundreds of small signs depicting children on Kerrwood Lawn, Monday and Tuesday Nov. 26-27. The placards represented the 600 children orphaned by AIDS every day. The student group, Westmont’s Acting on AIDS, also screened the award-winning documentary “Angels in the Dust” about… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Professor to be Featured on A&E

Ron Enroth, Westmont sociology professor, has been interviewed for a television program which airs on A&E, Sunday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. “Mind Control” profiles two of America’s most secretive doomsday Bible groups, Meade Ministries and The House of Yahweh, and exposes the methods used to indoctrinate and control its members with exclusive hidden camera… [Continue Reading]

Successful Student Auction Raises $5,000

Westmont students organized a silent auction that raised more than $5,000 for after-school programs for low-income Santa Barbara youngsters. The money from Auction for Eastside Alternatives goes to the Montecito family YMCA, whose territory includes the Lower Eastside. Specifically, the money is expected to fund scholarships for 15 kids to attend a sports skills camp… [Continue Reading]

Soul and Bebop Resound in Jazz Session

The Westmont Jazz Ensemble will present an eclectic night of original and traditional jazz in a free recital Friday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. in Deane Chapel on lower campus. The program will include several challenging bebop-era chestnuts, including Miles Davis’s “Little Willie Leaps,” Bud Powell’s “Hallucinations,” and Clifford Brown’s “Daahoud,” as well as a… [Continue Reading]

Computer Science Students Win $6,000

Westmont’s computer science department has awarded three students National Science Foundation scholarships. Junior Michael Gardner and sophomores Sarah Coburn and Jonathan Tropper each received $6,000. “The scholarship is a great help, allowing me to continue studying at Westmont,” says Gardner. “It also encourages us to be involved more in the computer science major.” The scholarships… [Continue Reading]

High School Students Have Biology Bash

Westmont biology students will teach local teens during a free, interactive exhibition of research projects Friday, Dec. 7, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Whittier Science Building, room 102. Biology Bash is limited to the first 20 high school students who sign up. The hands-on workshop will introduce the teens to some basics of cell biology, microbiology… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Looks to the Stars

Westmont’s Third Annual Christmas Festival has sold out. The program will feature traditional and contemporary holiday music performed by Westmont’s Chamber Orchestra and multiple choirs, as well as dance, dramatic readings and visual art. There will be performances at First United Methodist Church, 305 East Anapamu (at Garden Street): Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec…. [Continue Reading]

Christmas Tree Lighting to Feature Pickles

Westmont kicks off the Christmas season with the sixth annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Kerrwood Lawn, Wednesday, Nov. 28. The lights on the 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known as The Giant Pickle, will glow at 5 p.m. Warm apple cider, cookies and pickles will be available. Santa Claus will be inside Kerrwood Hall posing for… [Continue Reading]

Professors Offer Talks to Congregations

Westmont professors are visiting local congregations to discuss how they integrate their faith into their work. The new program, Classroom to Congregation, is designed to provide learning opportunities and stimulate conversation at Central Coast churches. “The Westmont faculty are ready to help the Santa Barbara faith community reflect on the intersection of faith with contemporary… [Continue Reading]