Archives for June 2010

Foundation Welcomes Three New Members

Santa Barbara County residents Kathy Clenet, Jacques Habra and Herb Tews have joined the Westmont Foundation Board of Directors, which cultivates ties between Westmont and the community. Clenet and her husband, Alain, have eight children, one an alumna of Westmont. Kathy and Alain have been entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara for more than three decades. Habra,… [Continue Reading]

Summer Theater Camp to Perform “Oklahoma!”

More than 30 teenage campers, including a record seven boys, have been rehearsing the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “Oklahoma!” as part of Bravissimo!, a musical theater camp at Westmont. The students, entering grades seven-12, participate in 11 days of intense workshops, focusing on singing technique, acting, set-design, costuming and technical direction. The summer camp concludes… [Continue Reading]

Offering Prayers, Support to Wennbergs

Former students and colleagues have an opportunity to honor Bob Wennberg, Westmont distinguished professor emeritus of philosophy. The Westmont alumni office will accept and deliver letters of support and prayers for Bob, who has been diagnosed with cancer, and his wife, Eleanore, through Wednesday, June 30. E-mailed letters can be sent to (please put… [Continue Reading]

Summer Camp Season Gets Underway at Westmont

Westmont kicked off the summer camp season with its popular co-ed sports skills offering for 5-10-year olds. Over the following weeks, the athletic department will hold camps featuring girl’s volleyball, co-ed basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball and archery/badminton. Westmont’s innovative ThinkCamps are also underway, focusing on the arts and sciences for elementary to high school students…. [Continue Reading]

Changing Art Exhibits

Reynolds Gallery’s current art exhibit, “Views and Visions: Travelers,” will be on display for only a few more days. The exhibit, which features artist Joshua Cave, a Westmont alumnus, will be on display through June 24. The show is Montecito’s only annual juried art exhibit and includes works from artists throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and… [Continue Reading]

Observatory Hosts an Astronomical Star Party

The Andromeda Galaxy by the Keck Telescope - H. Michael Sommermann

Saturn and a first-quarter moon will be the star attractions at Westmont’s observatory during a free, public viewing Friday, June 18. The Keck Telescope, one of the most powerful, public telescopes along the Central Coast, may also catch a glimpse of globular clusters in Hercules, Ophiuchus and Scorpius. Westmont physics instructor Thomas Whittemore, who earned… [Continue Reading]

Sheriff's Drill a Sobering Exercise

More than 40 law enforcement officers took part in a sobering emergency response drill held by the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department June 2 at Westmont. The drill allowed Sheriff’s deputies to practice their rapid-response skills for violent incidents and become more familiar with the campus. After a briefing at Montecito Covenant Church, officers were called to campus in… [Continue Reading]

Students Fly Overseas to Serve this Summer

Fourteen Westmont students will be spending at least a month this summer serving communities around the globe as part of Emmaus Road, a Westmont program that has been sending students overseas for 12 years. Five students will be in the Dominican Republic and Haiti from May 23 to June 21, working with Building Homes Building… [Continue Reading]

Sheriffs to Train at Westmont

On Wednesday, June 2, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Special Enforcement Team (SET) will join Westmont staff for an emergency response drill. Part of the drill will allow Sheriff’s deputies to practice their rapid response skills for violent incidents and become more familiar with the campus. Westmont welcomes this opportunity to serve the community and to continue… [Continue Reading]