Archives for July 2009

Munching Goats Protect Campus from Fire

Westmont has hired brush-eating goats to clear defensible space around the campus, better protecting the college from future wildfires. Brush Goats 4 Hire, a Santa Barbara County company, will deliver a herd of penned goats during the week of July 27. The goats are expected to chew their way through several areas targeted by the… [Continue Reading]

Montecito Foothills Alive with Music

The Westmont Conference Center hosts the second annual Montecito Summer Music Festival through Friday, Aug. 7. The festival brings world-class musicians together with advanced students of classical piano and strings for two weeks of instruction and performance. All the events (several concerts, recitals and master classes) will be in Westmont’s Page Multi-Purpose Room and are… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Celebrates 20 Years of Education Program in Costa Rica

Four Westmont students hoping to become teachers completed their final semester last month, six weeks after other graduating seniors picked up their diplomas at Commencement. The students, liberal studies graduates Courtney Ochs, Deborah Pope, Sage Johnson and English major Heather Cochran, took part in Westmont’s Costa Rica program. For two decades, Westmont has been involved… [Continue Reading]

Rembrandt’s Mastery Displayed in Santa Barbara

“Sordid and Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt’s Etchings” will be on display in Reynolds Gallery at Westmont Thursday, Sept. 3, through Saturday, Oct. 31. Featuring 35 of Rembrandt’s etchings from the John Villarino Collection, the exhibition opens with a reception 4-6 p.m. Sept. 3 in the gallery, located at 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara,… [Continue Reading]

Pointer to Serve as Acting Provost

Richard Pointer, professor of history at Westmont, will serve as acting provost for two years beginning August 1. He replaces Warren Rogers, a physics professor who has served in this role since January 2007. Rogers is eager to return to his teaching and research, so the college asked Pointer to serve. A new search for… [Continue Reading]

Chapel CDs Join Digital Music Revolution

The Westmont College Worship Team has made the leap to iTunes. Music from all five chapel CDs dating back to 2004 are available for purchase and download through the iTunes Store. Joel Patterson, Westmont director of music and worship, says Westmont now has a significant, permanent presence in the international music market and thus a… [Continue Reading]