Archives for June 2012

Top High School Students Study Science at Westmont

Summer Science Program students make telescopic observations of a near-Earth

More than 40 top math and science high school students from the U.S. and foreign countries are arriving at Westmont for the 54th Summer Science Program (SSP) through Aug. 1. SSP students will learn astrophysics by day and observe near-Earth asteroids at night with Westmont’s 24-inch Keck telescope. SSP, which has been held in Ojai since… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Releases 2011: A Year in Pictures for the iPad

"2011: A Year in Pictures" for the iPad

Enjoy splendid photography and get a sense of life at Westmont through a new iPad app. In “2011: A Year in Pictures” the college highlights key events with a series of stunning images by Westmont photographer M. Bradley Elliott. Optimized for the retina display of the latest iPad, the pictorial essay works well on all… [Continue Reading]

EU, U.S. Host Penksa Book Launch in Sarajevo

Dr. Susan Penksa

Susan Penksa, Westmont political science professor, is discussing her book, “The European Union in Global Security: The Politics of Impact,” at several seminars and book launch events this June in Sarajevo and Brussels. The book, co-authored by Roy Ginsberg, Jean Monnet professor in European integration studies at Skidmore College, analyzes the EU’s security operations. “It’s… [Continue Reading]

Summer Scholars to Get a Jump on College

Last year's Summer Scholars Kelly Tully, Will Breman and Katelyn Mena

About 30 high school students will experience life at Westmont while earning college credits June 17-July 7. The Summer Scholars program allows juniors and seniors to take three weeks of intensive classes with professors while living on campus in a residence hall. The students will study either Perspectives on World History with Alister Chapman, Philosophical… [Continue Reading]

‘Car Plays’ to Drive into SB’s 1st Thursday

Diana Small performs "Lady in Waiting" in the 2006 "Car Plays Project" at Westmont

Several Westmont alumnae and a current student have created and will perform three, 10-minute, original plays simultaneously inside three parked vehicles Thursday, June 7, from 5-8 p.m. in the plaza directly behind the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. “Double Feature/Double Parked” is sponsored by the museum as part of its current art exhibition, “Behind the… [Continue Reading]