Yearly Archives: 2012

Westmont Exhibit to Showcase Colorful Aboriginal Art

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art will feature the works of 15 contemporary Australian aboriginal painters in “Dreamkeepers: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art,” opening next Thursday, Nov. 29, and running through Jan. 19. There will be a free, public opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the museum. more

Holiday activities have officially begun

Sharing conducting duties are the orchestra’s music director, Christopher Story VI, and guest conduct Michael Shasberger, chairman of music at Westmont College.

Camarillo Deputy of Year described as ‘tenacious’

The path to Deputy of the Year was unplanned.

After high school graduation, Arthur enrolled at Westmont College in Santa Barbara and in 2000 earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology or the study of body motion. more

Partners in Education Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Hughes/Westmont College professor uses mock interviews as another opportunity to educate kids

Michelle Hughes has been involved inSanta Barbara Partners in Education for years. Her role as Westmont College’s go-to point person for Partners in Education has allowed her to observe firsthand the opportunities available to do volunteer work in the community. Hughes personally connected most with one of these opportunities and is now enthusiastically involved in Partners in Education’s mock job interview program. more

Ventura business park sells for $3.7 million

The approximately 35,000-square-foot, two-building site known as Donlon Business Park on Donlon Street is 100 percent occupied, said Westmont Corp, which is based in Hacienda Heights. The buildings were constructed in 1988, the company said. more

Art Throb

Remember the Montecito Tea Fire of 2008?  It was the first of several wildfires that burned through the region destroying hundreds of homes.  Westmont College, a Christian Liberal Arts College in Santa Barbara, suffered considerable damage in that fire. After such devastation, Westmont still managed to build — with the generosity of the Adams Family (not the finger-snapping one) — its brand-new Ridley Tree Museum of Art and the Adams Center for the Visual Arts, only two years later. more

Science Carnival organizers hope interest STEMs from hands-on learning

Additional organizations such as Santa Barbara’s Westmont College, Moorpark College and Ventura College partnered in helping to provide the array of experiments. more

College Fair set for Wednesday

Students and their parents who are wondering where to apply for college, or perhaps for financial aid, can learn about a wide range of options at the annual College Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Earl Warren Showgrounds’ Exhibit Building, 3400 Calle Real in Santa Barbara. … The popular event normally draws about 1,200 people. Sponsors include Santa Barbara City College, UCSB, Westmont College, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara and Cal-SOAP. more

College Fair Scheduled for Nov. 7 at Earl Warren Showgrounds

One of the biggest decisions facing most high school seniors is where to apply for college. Tuition fees, particularly in California, have been on the rise in light of the state budget cuts, and the competition for freshmen admission slots has become increasingly competitive with more applications than space. … The popular event normally draws about 1,200 people. Sponsors include Santa Barbara City College, UC Santa Barbara, Westmont College, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara and Cal-SOAP. more

Much Ado About Nothing at Westmont’s Porter Theatre: Westmont Alumni Perform Shakespeare on Friday, October 26

Everyone has a favorite screwball comedy — for some there’s It Happened One Night, and for others the prize goes to Bringing Up Babyor The Philadelphia Story. What these Hollywood classics all have in common is their roots in Shakespeare’s incredibly influentialMuch Ado About Nothing, which received an expert production at the Westmont’s Porter Theatre this weekend under the direction of Mitchell Thomas. These films and this play rely on the organizing principle of the “merry war,” an ongoing pattern of flirtation disguised as insults and witticisms that passes between the male and the female protagonist. As in life, the expression of a contrary opinion or even a negative judgment in these comedies often simply means a willingness to engage, and Beatrice (Paige Tautz) and Benedick (Mak Manson) are the prototypical warring lovers, the precursors of modern sitcom couples with endlessly unresolved sexual tensions. more