Monthly Archives: May 2008

Kokkonen takes on Capps: Republican to take on Democratic incumbent in November

Republican Matthew Kokkonen, a graduate of Westmont,  has started laying the foundations for his race against Congresswoman Lois Capps this fall on the premise the former school nurse lied to voters about how long she would stay in office. more

MARK PATTON : There are also good sports in athletics

The reigning Miss California, Westmont College graduate Melissa Chaty, will attend the Alzheimer’s Association’s “A Round To Remember.” Proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s research. more

Kokkonen takes on Capps: Republican to take on Democratic incumbent in November

Kokkonen, a graduate of Santa Barbara’s Westmont College, has run his financial planning business in San Luis Obispo for more than 30 years. He said he has begun to make contacts in Ventura County and more distant parts of Santa Barbara County in a congressional district spanning the tri-county coastline, a district he said was shaped to benefit Capps.
“It’s a textbook example of the egregiousness of gerrymandering,” he said. more

Examining Chapel experience: Leaders ‘faithful with a little bit’

Chapel attendance is entirely optional at Seattle Pacific University, a change that occurred just this year. Many Christian schools around the nation require chapel attendance, including Westmont College. more

From A to YMCA: A Complete Guide to Local Summer Camps

Westmont offers several summer camps including Discover Camp, a unique one-week camps that will expand a young sceintist’s understanding of science. It is co-sponsored by the Endowment for Youth Committee. more

Million dollar graduates: PHS and MHS award more than $1,000,000 in scholarships

More than a million dollars of scholarship monies have been awarded to graduating seniors of two local high schools — Porterville and Monache. Dean Alari, who is heading to Westmont College, was awarded $20,600. more

Noozhawk Talks: Leslie Dinaberg Sits Down with Marcia Meier

Marcia Meier, former Westmont marketing/community relations and journalism instructor, is owner/director of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. more

Students Head Overseas to Lend a Helping Hand

 Twenty-two Westmont College students are devoting at least a month this spring to serving people in Malawi, Indonesia and El Salvador through Emmaus Road, a Westmont program that’s been sending students overseas for the past 10 years. more

The 16th Annual Independent Theater Awards

Lit Moon Theater director and Westmont professor John Blondell won for directing the Finnish play “Queen C.” more

Serendipity: The Buzz About Swarm Theory

Wayne Iba, a computer science professor at Westmont, works in this field, loosely called “swarm theory.” His interest centers on group and individual identity. more