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Five stone artworks are on display on the grounds of the Westmont College campus this fall. “Donald Davis Sculpture Garden” is the third annual exhibition of outdoor sculpture by Westmont’s Reynold Gallery. more

Tourney to feature swings and flings

Golf and disc golf will be playing side-by-side to benefit the William Wiersma Memorial Scholarship Fund at Westmont College. The “Don’t Just Innovate. Collaborate! Tournament” will be held on Oct. 6 at the Montecito Country Club. more

Vice President for Technology Services Joins Dr. Beebe at Westmont College

Reed Sheard, vice president for Technology Services, is leaving Spring Arbor University to join the former President of the University, Dr. Beebe, at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Doug Jones, former vice president for Finance and Administration at SAU, also made the transition to Westmont College with Dr. Beebe. more

Off-Axis 2008: Santa Barbara’s Contemporary Art Biennial

Whether the dialogue centers on politics or religion, art or psychology, there’s one question that’s always relevant: “What’s really happening right now?” “Looking ahead,” gallerist Edward Cella mused, “what does 2010 look like? We’re looking at a city with a new director at SBMA, a new director at Westmont, Elyse Gonzales [at UAM], plus Kathryn Kanjo, Dane Goodman, Miki Garcia …” more

Students Challenged To Embrace Reformative Education

Joshua W. Daneshforooz, founder and president of All Nations Education, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization, has challenged Ghanaian students to embrace the type of education that not only awakens the mind but expands their love for humanity. Daneshforooz indicated that the scholarship scheme evolved out of the type of education he received at Westmont College. more

Volunteers turn out for Day of Caring – More than 1,000 pitch in to help nonprofit organizations

One location that drew a swarm of volunteers Saturday was Dos Pueblos High School. Between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., about 200 volunteers from Westmont College and Santa Barbara Bank and Trust did landscaping, including weeding, trimming, mulching and planting 27 trees at the high school. “It’s really cool to see in the beginning how barren the school was and how it’s shaped up with the progress we’ve made,” said Hannah Gustavson, a Westmont sophomore, who was pulling weeds. “We want to leave this beautiful.” more

Organization distributes $160K in local grants

When Roberto Lara enrolled at California’s Westmont College in 1981, he was the first member of his family to attend college. “I had a good counselor in high school who said, ‘Here’s the application, fill it out,’ and ‘Here’s a financial aid form, fill it out,'” said Lara, executive director of Latin Americans United for Progress. more

Rosy Boa: Bright Colors

Since venturing off into side projectville, Westmont alum and Senior Year guitarist Kevin Funkhouser has been keeping mighty busy. In between playing cover band axe man around town, Funkhouser has managed to assemble a complete, delightfully original album of pop rock tunes that, well, resonate just a tiny bit more than a rock ’n’ roll rendition of “My Humps.” more

Education 9-18

Westmont poli sci professor Susan Penksa addressed the European Parliament in Brussels on 9/10 on issues of security operations in the Balkans as well as security relations between the United States and the European Union (EU). The talk was part of Penksa’s two-week visit with EU officials, which is hosted by the minister of European Parliament, Germany’s Angelika Beer. more

A view of Jupiter

Westmont College’s Carroll Observatory will reopen for free public viewings Friday at dusk. Weather permitting, stargazers will have the opportunity to see Jupiter through the powerful Keck Telescope. more

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