Musicians Perform for Guild Scholarships

The 2017 Guild Finalists

Seven high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the sixth annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at Westmont’s Deane Chapel on lower campus. The event is free and open to the public. The winner of the Guild Scholarship, who will be announced immediately following the event, will… [Continue Reading]

Examining Liberal Arts in a Post-Truth Age

William Deresiewicz

The Westmont Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts hosts the 17th annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts, “Knowledge in Crisis: Liberal Learning in a ‘Post-Truth’ Age,” March 22-24 at Westmont. Top scholars, administrators, students and practitioners consider how the tools of a liberal arts education can help us navigate the changing landscape of knowledge. Speakers… [Continue Reading]

Operetta Features Waltzes and Romance

The Westmont music and theatre arts departments combine creative talents to produce “Die Fledermaus (The Bat),” an operetta composed by Johann Strauss, on March 2 and 4 at 7 p.m. in downtown Santa Barbara’s New Vic Theatre. Tickets cost $17 for general admission, $12 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at newvictheater.com. For… [Continue Reading]

Siegel Speaks at Economics, Business Event

Jeremy J. Siegel, the Russell E. Palmer professor of finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, speaks about “Factors Impacting Returns on Stocks and Bonds” at the Eaton Center Lecture Series on Friday, March 2, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Westmont Global Leadership Center. Tickets to the event, which includes a reception,… [Continue Reading]

Keck Telescope Suffers Computer Problem

The computer that runs Westmont’s Keck Telescope has been experiencing intermittent problems and may be unavailable for the public viewing Friday, Feb. 16. Members of the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit will bring their own telescopes to the observatory for public use beginning about 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. The observatory is between Russell Carr… [Continue Reading]

Gaede Holds 2nd Conference on Vocation

Dr. Steven Argue

The Westmont Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts hosts the second annual Conversation on Youth and Vocation on Monday, Feb. 26, from 9-10:15 a.m. with speaker Steven Argue of the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Seminary. Drop-ins to the plenary address are welcome; to participate in all of this free, half-day conference, including meals, please… [Continue Reading]

Gen. Hayden Examines Tumultuous Year, Future

The 13th annual Westmont President's Breakfast featured Gen. Michael Hayden

Gen. Michael Hayden, an expert on domestic and foreign affairs and a retired director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, offered his personal lens to view our complex and dangerous world at the 13th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on Feb. 9 at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. The sold-out crowd of about 625… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Sponsors National Women’s Leadership Event

The third annual Advancing Women in Leadership Conference, March 5 at Azusa Pacific University, celebrates Women’s History Month. The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) sponsors the one-day national event, “Lead with PURPOSE,” which addresses the need to encourage and increase female leadership in higher education on school boards, in executive positions and in… [Continue Reading]

Volunteers Help Dig Out Montecito

The sanctuary at Casa de Maria (photo by Chris Hoeckley)

Dozens of Westmont students, faculty and staff, part of the Student Community Response Team (SCRT), supervised children’s activities at Cold Spring School, and cleaned up debris at Montecito Union School, the Montecito YMCA, several homes and Casa de Maria over the weekend Feb. 3-4. The student-led group was created in the wake of the deadly… [Continue Reading]

Students Take on Annual Math Contest

Seven high schools from around Southern California will compete in the 30th annual High School Mathematics Contest at Westmont on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 1-6:30 p.m. in Winter Hall. The competition starts at 1 p.m. with the College Bowl Prelims, Chalk Talk Prelims, and Team Exam, and will conclude with an awards ceremony in Founders… [Continue Reading]