Archives for December 2007

Court Upholds County Approval of Master Plan

Superior Court Judge Thomas Anderle reaffirmed the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors’ 5-0 vote in February approving Westmont’s Master Plan. After a hearing this afternoon, the Santa Barbara County judge denied a petition by opponents who filed a law suit against the county and Westmont in March. “It’s extremely gratifying to see Judge Anderle… [Continue Reading]

Grants Fund Research on Faith, Science

Westmont biology professor Jeffrey Schloss has been awarded two grants to research complex issues related to science and faith. Westmont is one of 20 institutions awarded a $20,000 Science and Transcendence Advanced Research Series (STARS) grant. Schloss will study the effects of religious worship on the human bonding hormone, oxytocin. The grant from the Center… [Continue Reading]

Art Professors Show Their Work

Professors will practice what they teach in the Westmont Art Faculty Show on display in Reynolds Gallery Thursday, Jan. 17, through Friday, Feb. 29. An opening reception Jan. 17, 4-6 p.m., is open to the public. A variety of media and styles will be represented in the gallery, from the meditative still life paintings of… [Continue Reading]

Business Student Winners Are A Shoe In

Four student venture teams from Westmont’s entrepreneurship class presented their start-up business plans to a panel of outside reviewers, but in the end, one team ran away from the competition. Zipperz LLC, an innovative new trend in the casual shoe industry, claimed first place at the competition in Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall Dec. 6…. [Continue Reading]