Archives for July 2011

Discovery Camp to End with a Splash

The summer camp season comes to end at Westmont with Discovery Camp’s exciting cardboard boat races Friday, July 29, at 1:15 p.m. at the Westmont pool. The 5th to 8th grade students will create boats using only cardboard boxes, scissors and duct tape. Beginning at 1:15 p.m. they will attempt to safely paddle across the… [Continue Reading]

New Business Center to Put the Liberal Arts to Work

Professor David Newton

Professor David Newton is preparing to transform Westmont’s economics and business department into a leader of entrepreneurial research. He plans to launch a Center for Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Enterprise (E3) with the slogan, “The liberal arts at work.” Newton intends to locate the center in downtown Santa Barbara, where it would host ongoing college initiatives… [Continue Reading]

Fundraising Video Wins International Award

Westmont is honored with a prestigious award for its fundraising video, “Join the Movement”

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has honored Westmont with a Circle of Excellence Award for its video, “Join the Movement.” CASE, which serves more than 3,400 educational institutions and nonprofits in 68 countries, gives the annual award to programs that “epitomize the profession’s best practices, raise standards and contribute to a… [Continue Reading]

Telescope to Catch Full Moon Fever

The observatory is open to stargazers Friday, July 15, after sunset about 8:30 p.m.

Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will be the focus of attention for Central Coast stargazers Friday, July 15, beginning at about 8:30 p.m. The observatory opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members bring their own telescopes to Westmont for the public… [Continue Reading]

Baseball Scouts Descend on Carr Field

Pro scouts and coaches watch from the bullpen during tryouts

Southern California’s top high school baseball players converged on Westmont’s Carr Field July 7-8, putting their strength and power on display in front of about a hundred major league scouts and college coaches. More than 200 prep players, who were invited by MLB scouts, are trying out for one of 25 spots on the Milwaukee… [Continue Reading]

Students Earn Servant Leadership Awards

Some of the 2011 David K. Winter Servant Leadership Award winners with Dr. Winter (Center)

The Westmont Student Life Office awarded 10 outstanding students for their leadership during the past year. The David K. Winter Servant Leadership Award is given each spring to students who show exemplary leadership through service at Westmont and in the community. The recipients were selected from over 50 nominations submitted by faculty, staff and students. … [Continue Reading]