Monthly Archives: December 2011

Choral directors earn doctorates

In December, Vero Beach Choral Society artistic director Daniel Koh completed all work for his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting and VBCS assistant director Jason Hobratschk was conferred a Ph.D. degree in Musicology. … In prior years, Koh directed multiple choral groups at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash.; his home country of Singapore; and the Yale School of Music. His Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Biology came from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

Rose Float Princesses: Alisa Unell: The Alverno High student bring a lot of leadership experience to the table

One of the first things one notices within minutes of talking to Rose Float princess Alisa Unell is that she’s usually in charge. … She’s looking at a trio of schools so far: University of San Diego, Westmont College in Santa Barbara, and Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. more

Jupiter to be ‘star’ of show at Westmont

The giant, gaseous planet Jupiter will be the focus of attention for stargazers at a free public viewing with the powerful Keck Telescope on the Montecito campus of Westmont College starting about 7 p.m. today. Westmont physics instructor Thomas Whittemore says Jupiter will be high in the sky with its Great Red Spot in view, and “if conditions are good, we may be able to get a glimpse of this cloud storm on Jupiter’s surface,” he added. more

Four Westmont Alumnae Join Board of Trustees

The Westmont Board of Trustees, which oversees the operations of the college, has welcomed four new members. more

Ann About Town: Bidding High Five (by Five)

Be there and be square. There’re only a few hours left until Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art’s “5×5: An Invitational” online auction comes to a close, with pieces going home with the highest bidder. “The initial idea was to have a Christmas card show, which morphed into the idea of just having a show of work that all measured 5″x5″, letting the artists decide what the content of their work would be,” shared Chris Rupp, collections manager and curator of the exhibition. more

Warrior Women: Westmont Basketball Off to a Blazing Start with Help from Player Tugce Canitez

Tugce Canitez’s roommates at Westmont College hung a big Turkish flag on the wall, their way of saying they wanted her to feel comfortable 7,000 miles from her hometown, the port city of Izmir. Westmont hoop fans have been overjoyed to watch Canitez play for the Warrior women’s team. more

Young Warriors primed for next season already

The offseason of any sport is often a time to reflect, recover and recruit. But for Westmont women’s soccer coach Kristi Kiely, it can’t go by fast enough. After reaching the second round of the NAIA national tournament this fall, Westmont retains several key players next year. more

OUR TOWN: Small art, big exhibit

Small-scale creations from artists across the country are featured in “5X5: An Invitational” at the Westmont Museum of Art through Sunday at Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road in Montecito. An online auction (×5) of the artwork is being held through 5 p.m. Friday. All proceeds benefit the museum, which is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 565-6162. more

THE BEST SHOW IN TOWN: Murchison Gym Will be Rocking This Winter as Both Westmont Basketball Teams Eye National Championships

When the final horn ended a game against Azusa Pacific University late last month and the fans spilled out of the stands to celebrate, everything changed at Westmont, Montecito’s gentle college in the hills. more

Dr. David Newton, Andy Puzder to speak on job creation

Dr. David Newton is Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at Westmont, ranked No.76 by Forbes among all colleges and universities, and ranked in the top 90 liberal arts colleges in the nation by U.S. News + World Report. more