Recent Press

Communities:Club director lives life's mission through service

Marc Putman, who earned a degree in engineering physics from Westmont in 2002, is the Knudson Branch (East Salem) Boys & Girls Club director, where he was when he proudly posed for a photo 17 years ago in his red uniform with the white No. 10. more

Movers & Shakers

Rick Pointer, a professor of history at Westmont, has been named as the first recipient of the recently created Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair in Social Sciences. more

Serving those who serve : Dr. James Angelos heads to Iraq to help those in combat zone cope with stress

Dr. James Angelos, 60, is starting of a year-long appointment to the Office of Medical Services in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, where he will treat civil servants — and some Marines — trying to cope with the stress of being in a war zone. He is the husband of Ruth Angelos, assistant to the director of library and supervisor of interlibrary loans for Westmont. more

OUR TOWN : 'The Board Game'

“The Board Game: Sure-Fire Fundraising Strategies to Engage Your Board” is the topic for a symposium on fundraising presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Santa Barbara/Ventura County Chapters. The event will be from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursday at Westmont. more

Summer Poetry Workshop

Led by Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Perie Longo, this three-day event at Westmont features writing workshops and an opportunity to have poetry read and critiqued. Also participating are Barry Spacks, former Santa Barbara poet laureate, and local playwright, poet, and creative writing teacher David Starkey. more

Hall's camp helps juniors hone skills for high school baseball

Ventura’s Rocky Hall and his college player counselors are getting Junior Division 13-14-year-old baseball players ready for high school. Hall’s camp featured Westmont College’s Peter McCarthy. more

MBAR Gives Green Light to Westmont

On Monday June 16 the Montecito Board of Architectural Review granted preliminary approval for Phase I of the Westmont College Master Plan. The hearing focused largely on the tower of the proposed chapel, which, at the request of county planner Alex Tuttle, was lowered to 49 feet. more

Pointer Awarded Social Sciences Chair at Westmont

Westmont College history professor Rick Pointer has been selected as the first recipient of the newly established Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair in Social Science. The foundation created the chair to rotate among deserving faculty within the social science division. Pointer will occupy the chair for the next four years, beginning this fall. more

IN BRIEF : Westmont's Pointer tapped for new endowed chair

Westmont College history professor Rick Pointer has been selected as the first recipient of the newly established Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair in Social Science. The Fletcher Jones Foundation created the chair to rotate among deserving faculty. more

Education 6-19

Graduating UCSB seniors flipped their tassels from left to right last weekend, marking the end of the Santa Barbara graduation season. In the last six weeks, Westmont College saw 310 graduates. more

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