Santa Barbara Independent

Westmont May Reopen Wednesday: Academics Will Go on Despite Damage

Despite the Tea Fire’s destruction of several buildings on the Westmont College campus, classes may restart as early as Wednesday, less than a week after 800 students huddled in the gym while fire ravaged their campus. more

“Photos of Westmont” by Westmont – Tea Fire Blog

Here are some photos from students who were on Westmont’s campus yesterday evening and this morning. As the Horizon continues to get photos, more will be added to this blog. more

Westmont Structures Lost, Students Safe: 236 Reportedly Remain in Fireproof Campus Gym

As of approximately 9:30 a.m., 14 homes of Westmont College faculty (known as Las Barrancas) have been confirmed to be burned completely, with another two likely to be severely damaged. more

Major Losses for Westmont Faculty Housing: Tough Mornings-after for Some Longtime Residents

Independent reporter Chris Meagher reported from Westmont Road, where many Westmont College professors and faculty live with their families. The neighborhood is called Las Barrancas, and Dave Wolf, the college’s men’s and women’s soccer coach, has lived there with his wife, Jill, and their five children since 1996. more

Westmont Rakes in $1.5 Million Donation

Westmont College has received $1.5 million from the T.B. Walker Foundation and others to support the development of a new chair in natural and behavioral sciences. “The T.B. Walker Foundation Chair in the Natural & Behavioral Sciences will honor the work of an outstanding faculty member in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics or psychology,” explained Westmont spokesperson Scott Craig in a press release. more

Education 10-30

Attorney Barry Cappello on 10/22 argued before the Court of Appeal on behalf of Concerned Citizens over Westmont Expansion. The group appealed a December 2007 decision by Superior Court Judge Thomas Anderle in which he opined that the school’s environmental impact report for its 345,000-square-foot campus expansion was thorough enough and that the planned construction was consistent with the Montecito community plan. more

Blue Tempest Rages at Westmont

Since 2005, the Lit Moon Theatre Company has produced three distinct interpretations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Last Friday’s was a comic one that director John Blondell said was designed to emphasize the play’s “fantasy, playfulness, exuberance, and its hope for a happy ending.” Lit Moon’s entertaining and quirky theatrical storm was dubbed Blue Tempest. This year’s Blue Tempest whirled with creativity and the immense skill of actors who can switch not just player roles but also gender roles quickly and naturally. All six performers, including James Connolly on banjo, piano, and percussion, delivered impeccable performances. more

Cold Springs—West Fork: Gateway to Tangerine Falls and a historic water tunnel built in 1905

Though not a long nor well-known trail, it leads up a very pretty canyon to Gibraltar Road. A side trip along the way leads to Tangerine Falls and the upper end of the Middle Fork canyon…Turn right and continue up past Westmont College to Mountain Drive. more

Westmont Breaks Ground on Campus Construction

A day after a California Court of Appeals panel heard oral arguments from opponents of Westmont College’s Master Plan, school officials broke ground on the first phase of campus construction, which is expected to add roughly 166,000 square feet of new buildings to the campus in less than three years. Barry Cappello, attorney for Concerned Citizens Over Westmont Expansion, argued his case in front of the three-judge panel gathered in the Board of Supervisors room Wednesday, the one day this year the Court of Appeals will make a trip to Santa Barbara to hear cases. more

Shakespeare Fest Kicks Off at Center Stage: UCSB, Lit Moon, and Westmont Do Alternative Shakespeare

The second annual Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival was already in full swing by 9 p.m. on Saturday, when Irwin Appel’s talented group of UCSB BFA candidates went on at Center Stage Theater with their delicious, rollicking version of The Winter’s Tale. In perhaps the most exciting development of the festival’s first weekend, UCSB appears to be mounting a serious rival to Westmont College’s extraordinary work in collaboration with John Blondell’s Lit Moon Theatre Company. more

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