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SANTA BARBARA STAR PARTIES

Summer is the prime time for a Santa Barbara star party. The nights are usually cool and pleasant, and the skies are often clear and steady. The friendly amateur astronomers of the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit hold numerous public events where you can indulge your need for a deeper look into the Universe. Unless otherwise noted, all of these events are free. … On the third Friday of every month, it’s time for the Public Telescope Night at the Keck Observatory, at the Westmont College campus, next to the baseball field. more

Lillywhite Named GSAC Offensive Player of the Week

Brooke Lillywhite was named the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week after scoring three goals in two Westmont victories this past week. more

Retired Teachers Assoc Awards Scholarships

The Santa Barbara Retired Teachers Association held their annual Scholarship Dinner at Vista del Monte Retirement Community on May 16. SBRTA awarded seven scholarships to local high school, Santa Barbara City College, and UCSB students who are planning on becoming teachers. … Joshua Acuna, a San Marcos High School student with a 3.8 GPA who is involved with Marching Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, theater productions, Kids Helping Kids, and a tutor at an elementary school. He plans to attend Westmont College. more

Westmont Breaks Ground on New Facilities

The project includes two residential buildings and the Leadership Center. Strength for Today, a five- year capital campaign, has raised funds for the facilities and five programmatic initiatives: Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership, Eaton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Hughes Center for Neuroscience and Leadership, Goble Center for Global Learning and the Montecito Institute for Executive Education. more

Westmont in Top 10 of Entrepreneurial Colleges

Westmont ranks as No. 10 on Forbes’ 2015 list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges in the nation. The magazine evaluated the country’s most entrepreneurial schools based on entrepreneurial ratios: the total number of alumni and students who have identified themselves as founders and business owners on LinkedIn divided by the school’s student body (undergraduate and graduate combined). This year they separated research universities and smaller colleges. more

Westmont in Top 10 of Entrepreneurial Colleges

Westmont ranks as No. 10 on Forbes’ 2015 list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges in the nation. The magazine evaluated the country’s most entrepreneurial schools based on entrepreneurial ratios: the total number of alumni and students who have identified themselves as founders and business owners on LinkedIn divided by the school’s student body (undergraduate and graduate combined). This year they separated research universities and smaller colleges. more

Dr. Charles R. Courtney

Professor Emeritus of English, Dr. Charles R. Courtney, passed away peacefully at home with family in attendance on January 23rd, 2014, in Sedona, Arizona.  He was 91.  A Native of Plainfield, New Jersey (born December 9th, 1923), he excelled early in academics, which included graduation from Tucson High School, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Westmont College, and a Master and Doctorate of Philosophy in Medieval English Literature from the University of Arizona. more

Do You Believe in Miracles?

What are miracles, and why do so many people believe in them? What do they tell us about ourselves? And what do we do with experiences that we cannot explain? In Miracles, a new book releasing on October 28, Eric Metaxas, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, offers compelling – sometimes electrifying – evidence that there’s something real to be reckoned with, whatever one has thought of the topic before. … The Fall Forum event itself is exciting. It is so much more than a lecture. The fun “Just Desserts and Just Swing” themed program features cheese boards and desserts, listening and dancing to the Big Band-era music of John Enrico Douglas and the Westmont Jazz Ensemble, and book signing with Eric Metaxas. Books will be available for purchase at the event, which begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Bacara Resort. more

2014 Veterans Day Concert

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Presents the annual free Veterans Day Concert – this year’s theme is “Honoring Women in the Military.” …Bring the entire family to the free program of patriotic songs produced by PCVF Board member Marilyn Gilbert performed by soloists, the Santa Barbara Choral Society and complemented by The Westmont Orchestra to end the Veterans Weekend of events on a high note. more

Total Lunar Eclipse

Don’t miss the total lunar eclipse tonight (tomorrow morning), with totality from 3:25 to 4:24 AM. Partial phases extend from 1:15 AM to 6:34 AM.

Westmont’s observatory, by their baseball field, will be open for public viewing, starting at 1 AM. more

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