Yearly Archives: 2013

Westmont First to Adopt Zylast™ Sanitizer for New Level of Campus Clean: Zylast™ Kills 99.99 percent of Germs in 15 Seconds, Shown to Reduce Student Illness by 41.6 percent

Westmont College and Innovative BioDefense Inc. (IBD), creators of the new Zylast™ line of persistent antimicrobial products, announced today that Westmont will be one of the first college campuses to replace their alcohol sanitizer with Zylast Antiseptic Lotion. more

Artists Make the “Invisible Realms” Visible

Hailing from diverse contexts around the globe, 13 accomplished artists come together to share one space inside Westmont’s Ridley Tree Museum of Art. In the exhibit Invisible Realms: Encountering the Sacred, the artists tackle the challenge of giving form and creating symbols to represent spiritual transcendence and divine interaction. more

Westmont’s ‘Celebration of Summer Research’ to Showcase Student Projects

Westmont College students will exhibit their summer research projects from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 in the Winter Hall rotunda. “A Celebration of Summer Research at Westmont” is free and open to the public. Students Elizabeth Grossman (chemistry), Eric Zuidema (psychology), Jake West (Biology), Sierra Garrett (physics) and Jennifer Sanchez (education) will explain their research and discuss collaborating with faculty at 4:15 p.m. in the Darling Foundation Lecture Hall. more

Ancient Peaks Winery has a new winemaker

Cameron, who is originally from Porterville, joined Ancient Peaks Winery in 2006 after studying cellular and molecular biology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. In the past year, he has traveled abroad to hone his knowledge of the winegrowing practices of the Rhône Valley in France and the Barolo zone in northern Italy. more

UCSB announces next HOF class

Westmont College’s 16th-ranked women’s volleyball got the jump last week on all local fall teams, winning its first five matches which included four at the Biola Summer Slam. more

Local Orthodontists Team Up to ‘Guard’ the Smiles of Young Athletes

Local orthodontists Dr. Raymond Kubisch and Dr. Andrew Ferris are “mouth” guarding Santa Barbara and Goleta’s football and basketball team smiles. Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics has donated more than 450 free custom-fitted mouth guards to high school, college and organized youth team athletes in our community to help protect them during practice and competition. … To date, Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics has made a charitable donation of more than 450 custom-fitted mouth guards to Santa Barbara County youth, including Santa Barbara High School, Dos Pueblos High School, San Marcos High School, Bishop Garcia Diego High School, Santa Barbara Youth Football League and Westmont College basketball teams. more

Balanced attack carries Warriors to 6th straight win

Westmont earned its sixth straight women’s volleyball win of the season without a loss, sweeping Cornerstone (Mich.), 25-20, 25-14, 25-23, on Tuesday night at Murchison Gym. more

Westmont Women’s Volleyball Earn 6th Win

Westmont Women’s Volleyball earned their sixth win of the season without a loss as the Warriors posted a three game sweep (25-20, 25-14, 25-23) of Cornerstone (Mich.). Junior outside hitter Madison Serrano led the team with 13 kills and posted an attack percentage of .458. more

Diverse Class of 2017 Arrives at Westmont

About 360 new students begin arriving on campus and moving into their residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 22, for Orientation 2013. The first day of classes for all Westmont students is Monday, Aug. 27. The new students represent nine countries and 26 U.S. states. North American ethnic minorities make up 28 percent of first-year students, and 17 students identify themselves as multi-racial with two or more races. There are 13 international students, representing Australia, China, Dubai, France, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Uganda, United Kingdom, Venezuela and Vietnam. more

Thousands of South Coast Students Head Back to School: Monroe Elementary in Santa Barbara is just one of many campuses resuming classes this week

Thousands of students headed back to school Monday all over the South Coast. At Monroe Elementary School on the Mesa, Principal Celeste Darga welcomed students as they walked in to find their new classrooms. Families parked all over the neighborhood to walk their children into class, and Monroe’s Parent Teacher Association provided free coffee to parents. … The streets are packed with yellow school buses and more Metropolitan Transit District buses this week, since college students are back at class, too. Santa Barbara City College and Westmont College both started Monday while UCSB’s fall quarter doesn’t start until Sept. 26. more