Monthly Archives: April 2010

Knox Students and Local Retirees Bridge Generation Gap

Westmont to Dedicate New Observatory, Fields →. Knox College. Founded in 1837, Knox is a national liberal arts college located in Galesburg… more

Michael Towbes to receive Westmont Medal – Award to be presented at May 8 commencement

Westmont College will honor community leader and Montecito Bank & Trust chairman Michael Towbes with its Westmont Medal at the college’s commencement ceremony, it was announced on Tuesday. One of Santa Barbara’s leading philanthropists, Mr. Towbes will receive the award at the commencement ceremonies scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. on May 8 at Russell Carr Field. It will be the first time commencement is held on campus for two years, as post-Tea Fire construction forced the ceremony off site last year. more

Westmont Students Write Their Own Westside Story

Most Westmont College students go off campus for internships and return home to their residence hall rooms. But three seniors tried something different last fall: a residential internship at Village Apartments, a low-income housing complex on Santa Barbara’s Westside. Carrie Caddell, Bridget Leivan and Nancy Shieh, who all will graduate next month, balanced full class schedules with an intense experience coordinating projects such as Bible studies for girls. more

Legace, Kearin earn GSAC championships

Westmont athletes claimed two event titles at the GSAC Track and Field Championships on the Warriors’ new facility on Saturday. In men’s competition, Brent Lagace captured the javelin with a toss of 223 feet, 7 inches. Teammate Andrew Kolodinski finished second with a mark of 212-06. Kasey Kearin won the women’s long jump with a leap of 18-1 3/4. She finished second in the triple jump at 38 3/4. more

The Working Life: Juli Askew

Some people are undeniably memorable. Juli Askew is one of them…Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Askew says she inherited a creative gene. Her father worked first at Santa Barbara High School and later at Westmont College as an art teacher. more

Red Cross names new staff

Ava Avedissian was hired as the new emergency services coordinator. Avedissian will assist in emergency management, disaster planning and response, and will support the overall efforts of the Emergency Services Department.

Avedissian assisted in the Tea Fire in Santa Barbara, the Jesusita Fire and the Haiti earthquake. She is a graduate of Westmont College, where she helped to revise, train and implement emergency plans. more

Snow Valley Basketball Schools Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Summer Basketball Camps for Boys and Girls in Santa Barbara CA

In 1961 at a ski area in the San Bernardino Mountains a new kind of basketball camp was born. Its founder, Herb Livsey began on that ski area parking lot what would become the longest running basketball camp in the world. In 1969, Snow Valley Basketball School moved to Westmont College, and continues its run on the Santa Barbara, CA campus with five sessions scheduled for the summer of 2010. more

Westmont’s new track attracts GSAC Championships

Athletes from nine teams will converge on the new Westmont track to compete in the Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships. The two-day event will feature some of the top track and field athletes in the NAIA. The event begins on Friday, April 23 at ten o’clock with heptathlon and decathlon events. Field events start at 11:30 a.m. with running events beginning with prelims at one o’clock. more

Pangaea Fest celebrates youth activism with music, club booths, global attitudes

Earth Day may have come and gone, but City College will urge students and locals alike to preserve the spirit of empowerment, environmental and social awareness during Saturday’s Pangaea Festival…He said the foundation focuses particularly on children from Ghana, and players who received the foundation’s scholarships and now play for UCSB and Westmont will attend the event, with goals and shooting drills set up for kids. more

On Stage : Fringe festival

The 2010 Westmont Fringe Festival will feature new works of theater, dance and performance art at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road. Students, faculty and alumni have created pieces for the festival, which has the theme of “Fresh Space.” The festival begins each night at Porter Theatre. more