Archives for September 2008

Getting Dirty for Day of Caring

A record number of Westmont students spent Saturday morning, Sept. 20, pulling weeds, planting trees, spreading mulch and picking up trash during the United Way’s Day of Caring. More than 140 students pitched in, joined by several Westmont faculty and staff: Lesa Stern, associate professor of communication studies; Laura Wilson, secretary; Joy Johnson, administrative assistant;… [Continue Reading]

Montecito Hosts Christian College Fair

Local college-bound students and their parents will meet with representatives from 26 Christian colleges at the 13th Annual Santa Barbara Christian College Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Montecito Covenant Church, 671 Cold Springs Rd. Admission professionals will present information for college-bound students, parents, youth pastors, and high school counselors regarding college… [Continue Reading]

Public To Catch A Glimpse Of Jupiter

Westmont’s Carroll Observatory reopens for free public viewings Friday, Sept. 19, at dusk. Weather permitting, stargazers will look through the powerful Keck Telescope at Jupiter in the southern sky. Thomas Whittemore, instructor of physics, says the moon will not be visible until late Friday night, creating better viewing conditions for deep space. “We may also… [Continue Reading]

Sculptures Rock Westmont Gardens

Five stone artworks grace Westmont’s campus this fall in the “Donald Davis Sculpture Garden,” Reynolds Gallery’s third annual exhibition of outdoor sculpture. On display near the gallery and Voskuyl Library through Dec. 19, the exhibition includes new and selected works. A public reception with the artist, local sculptor Donald Davis, will be held at the… [Continue Reading]

President Beebe Speaks on Effective Leadership

Gayle D. Beebe, president of Westmont, stressed the importance of character and competence in effective leadership at a noontime Channel City Club speech September 11. More than 125 people attended the lecture, “The Essence of Effective Leadership: Eight Key Principles I Learned from Peter Drucker,” at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. Beebe, in his second year… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Students to Remember 9/11

The Westmont Conservatives Club honors the people killed Sept. 11, 2001, with a display of 1,500 American flags on Kerrwood Lawn, one for every two people who died that fateful day. The club invites the college and the local community to attend a time of remembrance and commemoration at 6 p.m. today on the lawn…. [Continue Reading]

Penksa Speaks At European Parliament

Susan E. Penksa, an international and European security specialist and professor of political science at Westmont, is in Brussels for two weeks speaking at the European Parliament and participating in the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union’s seminar on security sector reform. Penksa, who has an extensive consulting practice with national governments… [Continue Reading]

Students Exhibit Their Summer of Research

More than 30 Westmont students show off their summer research projects Thursday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. in Founders Dining Room. “A Celebration of Science Research” will include a student’s work determining the orbit of an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter as well as another student’s work investigating cognitive impairment among older adults. The presentation… [Continue Reading]