Archives for May 2009

Johnson Speaks at Westmont Athletics Fundraiser

To view these pictures you must install Adobe Flash Player More than 200 people enjoyed an inspirational evening with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson May 31 at the Westmont Athletics Presidential Scholarship-Challenge dinner. The former NBA All-Star told stories from his youth and from his days as a professional basketball player, encouraging the audience to serve… [Continue Reading]

Global Theater Honored on Local Stage

The Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival, led by artistic director and Westmont theater professor John Blondell, earned two Indy awards at the 2009 ceremony hosted by the Santa Barbara Independent. The annual theater awards recognize excellent work done in the local region. Lilia Abadjieva received an award for her direction of the Lit Moon and… [Continue Reading]

Interior Space Takes Shape

Montecito’s only annual juried art exhibition opens with a reception Thursday, May 21, 4-6 p.m. in Reynolds Gallery. Views and Visions: Interior Space, on display May 21 through June 26, gathers submissions from artists throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The reception will include an awards ceremony announcing winners of the $1,000… [Continue Reading]

Celebrating the Class of 2009 Despite Evacuation

Months ago, college officials decided to move the May 9 Commencement ceremony to La Playa Stadium at Santa Barbara City College because of Tea Fire reconstruction and extensive work on three entirely new buildings and athletic fields. But up until the campus was evacuated early May 8, the college planned to hold Baccalaureate on campus… [Continue Reading]

Summer Camp Registration Underway

Registration is underway for Westmont Summer Sports Camps and Think Camps. The earliest camp is Bravissimo, a musical theater camp, that begins June 13. Over the course of the 11 days, campers will have the opportunity to rehearse a fully-staged musical theater production culminating in a grand performance of “Cinderella” Thursday, June 25. Girls volleyball… [Continue Reading]

Students Spend Summer Serving Overseas

Thirty-one Westmont students are spending at least a month this summer serving communities around the globe. Fourteen students flew out May 11, nine to El Salvador and five to Uganda, through Emmaus Road, a Westmont program that’s been sending students overseas for 11 years. Students will also be flying to Malawi on May 26, China… [Continue Reading]

Designers with a Cause

Students in Westmont’s Publication Design course taught by Professor Scott Anderson designed the 2008 annual report for Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. At the request of Matt Neal, a former college staff member who is married to a Westmont alumna, they carried the project from concept to finished product. Neal works in development at the… [Continue Reading]

Outstanding Students Receive Award

Westmont’s student life office awarded 10 outstanding students for their leadership during the past year. The David K. Winter Character Through Servant Leadership Award is given each spring to students who show exemplary leadership through service at Westmont and in the community. Each student receives $2,000 toward tuition during the next school year. Junior winners… [Continue Reading]

An Orchestra Heard Round the World

The Westmont Orchestra departs soon after Commencement for a musical tour of Hungary and Austria. Between May 12 and May 25 the 52 student musicians will perform five concerts in the regions around Budapest and Vienna, while also taking time to stay with host families, visit local churches and attend an opera. Joining the students… [Continue Reading]