New Students Earn Large Scholarships

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Westmont has awarded four-year Augustinian Scholarships to 30 students who arrive on campus for Orientation Thursday, Aug. 25. The Augustinian Scholars, who earn $140,000 toward tuition over four years, are the first to benefit from annual scholarships funded by an extraordinary gift from a generous donor. The college has also offered full-tuition Monroe Awards to… [Continue Reading]

Hoops Tourneys Features 32 High Schools

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Sixteen high school basketball teams compete in the 43rd annual High School Summer Varsity Basketball Tournament that kicks off Friday, June 24, at noon with games being played continuously through 11 p.m. The action continues on Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 26,… [Continue Reading]

Popular Youth Summer Camps Return

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Westmont kicks off its annual youth summer sports camps Monday, June 20, beginning with Sports Skills, which helps develop the motor skills of co-ed campers from ages 5-10, and girls’ soccer. In the following five weeks, an array of sports camps including archery/badminton, track and field, cheer, soccer, tennis and basketball will be attended by… [Continue Reading]

Public Viewing Features Jupiter, Mars

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Jupiter and Mars will be the focus of this month’s free public viewing of the stars Friday, June 17, beginning about 8:30 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. Despite a near-full moon, Westmont’s Keck Telescope, a 24-inch F/8 Cassegrain reflecting instrument with Ritchey-Chretien optics, will zoom in on Jupiter, which will be… [Continue Reading]

Summer Students Get a Jump on College

Dr. Carmel Saad teaching Summer Scholars in 2014

Approximately 25 high school seniors and incoming first-year students from six different states will experience life at Westmont early while earning college credits from June 20 – July 8. In its sixth year, the Westmont Summer Scholars program allows high school seniors and recent high school graduates to take three weeks of intensive classes while… [Continue Reading]

Alums Earn Top Awards at ‘Joie de Vivre’  

“Joie de Vivre” at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

Westmont alumnus Keaton Hudson ’14 won the Lorry Hubbard Best in Show prize for his instant film piece, “Room,” in the annual Tri-County Juried Exhibition at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. “Working with the photograph, I’m interested in how we interact with and perceive mundane objects in everyday life,” Hudson says. “There’s something to… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Mourns the Loss of Alum William Klug

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President Gayle D. Beebe expressed the shock and sorrow of the Westmont community at learning about the shooting death of alumnus William Klug at UCLA today. “We’re deeply saddened by this tragic news and send our condolences to his wife, Mary Elise, also a Westmont graduate, and their family,” Beebe says. “Professor Ken Kihlstrom remembers… [Continue Reading]

Alumnus Earns Prestigious Fellowship

Westmont alumnus Nick Andersen '13

Westmont alumnus Nick Andersen ‘13, who earned a Master of Divinity from Duke University this year, has received a prestigious Lilly Graduate Fellowship. The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts provides $3,000 a year, while Andersen pursues a doctorate in religious studies at Brown University, focusing on political theory, American religious thought,… [Continue Reading]

Azain to Join SB Court of Champions

Azain cuts the net following a championship in 2013

Jeff Azain, Westmont men’s basketball assistant coach, will be inducted into the Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions along with 11 others Sunday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at the Cabrillo Arts Pavillion, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Tickets, which cost $60 for general admission, $30 for kids under 12 and $75 at the door, may… [Continue Reading]

Alumnae Earn Indy Theatre Awards

Paige Tautz and Heather Johnson in "Mad and a Goat" (Photo: Taylor Speer, Fort Collins Fringe Festival)

The Santa Barbara Independent awarded recent Westmont graduate Christine Nathanson ’16 for acting and directing at the annual Indy Theatre Awards presentation May 23. Also, alumna Paige Tautz ’14 won an award for her performance in “Mad and a Goat,” which was written by alumna Diana Lynn Small ’09. Nathanson won for her performance in… [Continue Reading]