Archives for August 2008

Students Arrive For First Day of College

The 333 members of the class of 2012 arrive at Westmont this week for new student orientation Thursday, Aug. 28, through Aug. 31. Parent orientation programs take place Aug. 28-29. The first day of classes for all students is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1. The incoming class is one of the most talented academically, but… [Continue Reading]

Fiddle Festival Honors The Music Maker

Santa Barbara master violin maker James Wimmer will be honored at Wimmerata, a festival of two concerts featuring musicians from throughout California playing their Wimmer instruments, Sunday, Sept. 7, at Trinity Episcopal Church on the corner of Micheltorena and State Streets. The first concert, 4-6 p.m., will highlight world-class fiddlers playing bluegrass and old-time music…. [Continue Reading]

Postcards From Paradise: A New Perspective In Printmaking

Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery opens the academic year with “Language Skills: The Art of the Expanded Print,” new work by Martha Ensign Johnson, on display September 4 through October 25. An opening reception Thursday, September 4, 4-6 p.m. is free and open to the public. An internationally know printmaker, Ensign Johnson is also a new faculty… [Continue Reading]

Westmont in Top Tier of U.S. News Rankings

Westmont is in the top tier among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges, 2009 Edition.” Of the nation’s 265 liberal arts colleges, Westmont ranked in a four-way tie at 111. This is the fourth straight year the college has ranked in the top tier. Only… [Continue Reading]

Local Westmont Grad To Head Alumni Office

Teri Bradford Rouse, executive director of the Channel Islands YMCA Youth and Family Services branch, will become Westmont’s senior director of alumni and parent relations. Rouse graduated from Westmont in 1977, earned her master’s degree from USC then worked at Westmont as a resident director, director of residence life and associate dean of students from… [Continue Reading]