Hopes are Astronomical for New Telescope

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Workers are wrapping up their work on renovations to Westmont’s Carroll Observatory in anticipation of the arrival of a new high-tech telescope. The 24-inch reflector telescope is expected to arrive on campus this summer and will be the most powerful one between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Physics Professors Ken Kihlstrom, Warren Rogers and Michael… [Continue Reading]

Business Student Vies in National Forum

A Westmont student venture competed against eight other student business plans in a national competition in Santa Barbara, but came up short to a project from Duke University. Scott Upton’s Polaris Athletic Training Systems LLC will now compete as a semifinalist in the 9th annual Enterprise Creation Competition, March 24-25, cohosted by Indiana University-Bloomington, Syracuse… [Continue Reading]

Debate Winners Show Skill and Civility

Westmont Sophomore Allison Trowbridge walked away the big winner of the college’s annual debate contest. Tournament of Expressions started with 128 students in early February and came to an end Feb. 28, with Trowbridge earning $500 as this year’s champion. The runner up of the debate tournament was senior Jonathan Saur of Mission Viejo who… [Continue Reading]

Art Professor to Leave His Mark

Tony Askew, Westmont professor of art and director of Reynolds Gallery, will hold an informal discussion of current methods of intaglio printmaking Wednesday, March 8, at 4:30 p.m., in Art Center 101 next to the gallery. Askew will reflect on his recent sabbatical in Portland, Ore. where he worked in a printmaking cooperative. He will… [Continue Reading]

Oregon Songwriter, Professor to Read Poetry

Songwriter and poet William Jolliff will have a free poetry reading at Westmont, Tuesday, March 21, at 3:30 p.m., in Hieronymus Lounge. Jolliff chairs the department of writing and literature at George Fox University. He earned a doctorate in English from Ohio State University. He previously taught at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, where he earned… [Continue Reading]

Montecito Planning Hearings Postponed: Mediation Continues Between Westmont and Opponents

Westmont officials and a group opposing the proposed update to the college’s Approved Campus Master Plan have both requested that the Thursday, March 2, Montecito Planning Commission hearing be postponed as they continue in mediation. “Our goal has been to do the right thing by meeting with, listening to and working with our neighbors as… [Continue Reading]

Montecito Planning Hearings Postponed

Westmont officials and a group opposing the proposed update to the college’s Approved Campus Master Plan have both requested that the Thursday, March 2, Montecito Planning Commission hearing be postponed as they continue in mediation. “Our goal has been to do the right thing by meeting with, listening to and working with our neighbors as… [Continue Reading]

Entrepreneurs Compete in National Forum

A Westmont student venture will vie against eight other student business plans in a national competition in Santa Barbara. The third annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (S.E.E.D) Collegiate Venture Forum will be held at the Andalucia Hotel, March 3-4. Westmont student Scott Upton’s start-up venture, Polaris Athletic Training Systems LLC, took first place… [Continue Reading]

Famed Pianist to Play Recital at Westmont

Internationally acclaimed pianist Teresa Walters will play at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The concert, Tuesday, March 7, at 8 p.m., will include songs from Johannes Brahms and George Gershwin. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students and seniors. Walters is widely considered to be one of the world’s most uniquely gifted virtuoso pianists. She is becoming… [Continue Reading]

Students Reach Finals in Contest of Words

A month-long tournament that started with 128 students competing in more than 100 preliminary debates and more than 60 speeches will culminate in a final showdown for cash prizes. Westmont’s Tournament of Expressions: Finals in Debate, Great Speeches, Persuasive Speeches, and Scripture Alive will be Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Page Hall. The… [Continue Reading]