Director Focuses on Sports Development

Montecito native and former professional tennis player Alex Nizet will oversee efforts to raise funds, resources and community support for Westmont athletics. Nizet, who recently earned his master’s degree at Yale University Divinity School, joins the college as director of athletic development. Nizet was a touring professional on the ATP Tour from 1989 through 1993…. [Continue Reading]

College Remembers 9/11 Victims

Westmont students gathered on Kerrwood Lawn to honor the victims killed in the 9/11 attacks six years ago. Dr. William Nelson, religious studies professor, led a prayer service and moment of silence. Taps was also played at sundown. Senior Aubrey Bettencourt, president of the conservative club, organized this year’s event. She and several students looked… [Continue Reading]

Shasberger, Dimaggio Play Benefit Recital

Michael Shasberger, Adams professor of music and worship, and Neil Dimaggio will present “Songs for the Amusement of All” at Christ Lutheran Church, 6595 Covington Way in Goleta, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. There will be a goodwill offering to benefit Domestic Violence Solutions. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has agreed to match the donation.The duo… [Continue Reading]

Ed Inks Featured in Second Annual Sculpture Garden

For Westmont’s second annual outdoor sculpture exhibit, Reynolds Gallery features Ed Inks Sculpture Garden Aug. 27 to Dec. 13. A reception with the artist takes place Thursday, Sept. 27, 4-6 p.m. Inks, who chairs the art department at Santa Barbara City College, is a well-loved teacher and respected sculptor. With his participation in the 2006… [Continue Reading]

Beebe To Dedicate Telescope, Laud Research

President Gayle Beebe dedicates the new Keck Telescope Thursday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. in Westmont’s Carroll Observatory. Students and faculty will present their summer research projects in Founders Dining Room following the public dedication. Students Fern Lim and Michael Bennett worked with Dr. H. Michael Sommermann, professor of physics, and the high-powered telescope to… [Continue Reading]

Music Faculty Perform in Fall Recital

Westmont music professors present the Fall Faculty Recital in Porter Theatre Friday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. The program features vocal and instrumental pieces ranging from opera to jazz, offering community members and students a taste of the breadth and depth of the department. The event is free and open to the public. Highlights of… [Continue Reading]

Art Council Throws Downtown Reception

A reception and membership party at Casa de la Guerra, 9 East De la Guerra Street, Thursday, Sept. 13, 4-6 p.m. celebrates the continued development of Westmont’s art program. The event, sponsored by the Westmont Art Council in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, is free and open to the public. Guests… [Continue Reading]

Lecture to Redefine Biblical Art in New York

Ena Heller, executive director of New York’s Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA), will present a free lecture, “Redefining Biblical Art in New York City,” in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. Art Council members Walter and Darlene Hansen present the talk in conjunction with the exhibit, Georges Rouault: Miserere et Guerre, curated… [Continue Reading]

Class of 2011 Arrives at Westmont

ORIENTATION BEGINS THURSDAY FOR TALENTED CLASS OF STUDENTS The 388 members of the incoming class of 2011 will begin arriving at Westmont this week. They belong to one of the strongest academic classes in the college’s 70-year history. “This is another fine, diverse, talented group of students who will contribute a great deal to Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Political Science Professor Joins Faculty

Political scientist Jesse Covington joins Westmont’s faculty this fall as an assistant professor after completing his doctorate at the University of Notre Dame. Covington, a Southern California native, holds master’s degrees from Notre Dame and Westminster Theological Seminary. He has taught at Wheaton College in Illinois for the past two years. At Westmont, he will… [Continue Reading]