Archives for June 2009

Westmont Offers New Summer Art Camp

Space is still available at the newest ThinkCamp, Creative YOUth Project, which is a fine art camp for children age 7-14 that begins Monday, June 29. It’s co-directed by Dan Barnett, director of the Visual Art and Design Academy at Santa Barbara High School, and Josephine Tournier Ingram, a local designer and Westmont instructor. The… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Sports Media Guides Win Contest

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and Sports Information Directors of America (SIDA) honored Ron Smith, Westmont sports information officer, and his staff for two of this year’s Westmont media guides. The publication contest winners were announced at the 2009 NAIA-SIDA convention June 20. The Westmont men’s and women’s soccer media guide won first… [Continue Reading]

Teens to Perform Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella"

About three dozen junior high and high school students enrolled in Westmont’s Bravissimo!, an 11-day musical theater camp, will perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Thursday, June 25, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by e-mail to and picked up at the door. “Cinderella” is… [Continue Reading]

Exciting Future for Baseball Takes Shape

Westmont has hired Robert Ruiz as head coach of Westmont baseball. As Azusa Pacific University’s assistant and associate head coach for the past five years, he helped win 36 or more games in three of the past five seasons. Ruiz coaches the Warriors at a time of great change on the field as well. Heavy… [Continue Reading]

Homes Rise from Ashes

Westmont officials are praising Santa Barbara city and county planners and building officials for expediting the reconstruction of buildings and homes destroyed in the November Tea Fire. Construction workers are making extensive progress rebuilding the 14 Las Barrancas faculty homes leveled in the blaze as well as the three structures in Clark Hall that burned…. [Continue Reading]

Student Essays Analyze Financial Crisis

Recent Westmont economics and business graduate Kayla Stilwell of Bakersfield, Calif., won $500 for her first-place entry in a campus-wide essay contest about economic liberty and the financial crisis. Stilwell’s essay, “Government Failure and the Ensuing Crisis,” explores the reasons behind the financial crisis and evaluates the role of previous federal government policies. The Westmont… [Continue Reading]