Santa Barbara’s EdHat

Goats Hired To Protect Westmont

Westmont has hired brush-eating goats to clear defensible space around the campus, better protecting the college from future wildfires. Brush Goats 4 Hire, a Santa Barbara County company, will deliver a herd of penned goats during the week of July 27. The goats are expected to chew their way through several areas targeted by the Montecito Fire Department and will finish by the end of August. more

POINTER TO SERVE AS ACTING PROVOST

Richard Pointer, professor of history at Westmont, will serve as acting provost for two years beginning August 1. He replaces Warren Rogers, a physics professor who has served in this role since January 2007. Rogers is eager to return to his teaching and research, so the college asked Pointer to serve. A new search for a permanent CAO will resume in the latter part of 2009-2010 academic year. more

Local Sea Cadet Honored

LTJG Dawn Rademacher, Commanding Officer, AIRPAC Squadron, offers congratulations and special recognition for the outstanding achievements of local Sea Cadets graduating from several high schools in our region this month…PO2 Tyler Bray Joined Sea Cadets, December 10, 2005…PO2 Bray will be attending Westmont College with a full ROTC Scholarship. more

National Merit Scholarship Program winners

Students in the eleventh grade also enter the National Merit Scholarship Corporation competition when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. This year, 15 students from our district made the list of finalists and two of those finalists have been selected to receive a Merit Scholarship Award. Mark Skovorodko. San Marcos High School, will attend Westmont College and his probable career field is civil engineering. more

Westmont Breaks Ground on Two Buildings

Westmont officials broke ground on two new buildings Oct. 23, the first significant construction on the Montecito campus in 24 years. Trustees and other college dignitaries wielded gold shovels to turn dirt at the sites for the Adams Center for the Visual Arts and Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics. more

WESTMONT NETS A MODERNIZED GYM FLOOR

Several hundred youngsters who arrive for a basketball camp in less than two weeks will be the first to play on Westmont’s new state-of-the-art court in Murchison Gym. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the floor, including lines and a half-court logo are being painted on the floor over the next several days. more

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