Archives for December 2008

Acclaimed Biographer to Speak at Breakfast

Former CNN CEO, Time Magazine editor to be at 4th annual event Walter Isaacson, president of the Aspen Institute and former chairman and CEO of CNN and editor of Time magazine, will speak at Westmont’s fourth annual President’s Breakfast Friday, Feb. 6, at 7 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. Tickets,… [Continue Reading]

The Power of Poetry

Local poets raised nearly $17,000 for the Westmont Wildfire Relief Fund at a benefit poetry reading December 6. Organized by Enid Osborn and Lois Klein and hosted by David Starkey at Santa Barbara City College, the event was a show of support for Paul Willis, a poet and professor of English at Westmont, and others… [Continue Reading]

Sempra Gives $20-K to Student Fire Victims

Sempra Energy Foundation has given $20,000 to Westmont students affected by the Tea Fire. Flames damaged the residences of 62 students, destroying computers, books, school gear, clothing and other personal items. “Westmont, its students, faculty and staff are important to our community, as are all those who suffered loss in the fire,” says Tim Mahoney,… [Continue Reading]

Appeal Court Rules in Westmont's Favor

In a decision released this week, California’s Second District Court of Appeal unanimously supported Westmont’s plan to update its campus facilities, reaffirming a December 2007 Santa Barbara County Superior Court ruling that upheld unanimous approvals by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and the Montecito Planning Commission. A three-judge panel issued their finding after… [Continue Reading]

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. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall. The 19th annual Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition is free and open to the public. Networking and refreshments will begin at 5… [Continue Reading]

Dancers Rise Above The Ashes

Westmont’s fall dance recital, “Stories From Africa,” originally planned for the weekend after the Tea Fire, has been rescheduled now that students have returned to campus. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 11-13, at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter  Theatre. The program is inspired by the experiences of four current and former dance students… [Continue Reading]

Pickle Tree Survives Fire For Christmas Lighting

Westmont’s famous 150-foot redwood affectionately known as the Pickle Tree survived the Tea Fire and will be the focus of attention at the seventh annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Kerrwood Lawn, Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Warm apple cider, cookies and pickles will be available…. [Continue Reading]