Research Detects Preemies with Cerebral Palsy

Dr. Donald J. Patterson

A limb motion monitor attached to babies born prematurely could lead to early detection of cerebral palsy in later years of life. Don Patterson, Westmont professor of computer science, and a team of scientists in Southern California are working to detect cerebral palsy (CP) in preterm babies.  The National Institute of Health (NIH) has awarded the… [Continue Reading]

Hayhoe Connects Global Change, Local Impacts

Katherine Hayhoe, a prominent atmospheric scientist, professor of political science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, speaks at Westmont Thursday, Jan. 24, at 1:15 p.m. in the Westmont Global Leadership Center. The Pascal Society Lecture, “Mitigate, Adapt or Suffer: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts,” is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

Leadership Conference Features Brooks, Meacham

David Brooks, Jon Meacham and Erin Meyer headline Westmont’s fifth annual Lead Where You Stand Conference, June 5-7, 2019, at Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. The three-day event, “Pursue the Greater Good in Challenging Times,” will offer transformative insights on effective and purposeful leadership in government, non-profit and for-profit sectors. Tickets to the conference, which is… [Continue Reading]

Columnist Peggy Noonan to Speak at Westmont

Peggy Noonan, Westmont College, President's Breakfast, Santa Barbara

Peggy Noonan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at the Wall Street Journal and a renowned speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, will speak at the 14th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 22, from 7-9 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Tickets cost $125 per person and go on sale… [Continue Reading]

Photo Exhibit Exposes ‘Watershed’ Moment

Jerry Siegel (American, b. 1958) Birds, Perry County, 2001, printed 2004 Archival inkjet print

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art explores the increasingly fraught relationship between humankind and the environment with a number of events to coincide with the exhibition “Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography” Jan. 10- March 23, 2019, in the museum. An opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 4-6 p.m. is free and open to the public…. [Continue Reading]

Music Director, Students Attend Urbana

Eben Drost, director of music and worship at Westmont

Eben Drost, director of music and worship at Westmont, will serve as music director for the worship band at Urbana 2018, a major Christian student missions conference for approximately 16,000 college students Dec. 27-31 in St. Louis. “I am looking forward to hearing the testimonies of people from around the world who are striving to… [Continue Reading]

Westmont’s Library Turns 50

Voskuyl Library in 1968 (photo courtesy Westmont Archives)

Westmont celebrated Voskuyl Library’s 50th birthday Dec. 3 with historic photos, trivia contest and speeches by President Gayle D. Beebe, Provost Mark Sargent and library staff. Diane Ziliotto, special collections librarian, recounted the meticulous move into the new library May 16, 1968, with 62-year-old Eleanor Armington carrying the first armload of books. Eleanor and her… [Continue Reading]

Star Party Features Christmas Tree Cluster

The Westmont Observatory shrouded by oak trees is open for public viewing of the stars with the Keck telescope

The Westmont Observatory, home of the powerful Keck Telescope, opens its dome toward the skies for a free, public viewing on Friday, Dec. 21, beginning about 6:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. The observatory is available to the public every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members… [Continue Reading]

Art Faculty Featured in Downtown Exhibition

"Wave 3" by Scott Anderson

The works of Westmont art faculty are being showcased at one of Santa Barbara’s premiere art galleries Dec. 6- Jan. 20. An opening reception for “Mentors and Makers: The Artists of Westmont College” is Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Sullivan Goss, at 11 East Anapamu Street. The show features full-time studio faculty Meagan Stirling, Nathan… [Continue Reading]

Exhibition, Sale the Work of ‘Creative Hands’

More than 30 talented members of the Westmont Art Council will exhibit and sell their artwork at “Creative Hands: Highlights from the Westmont Art Council” Nov. 29- Dec. 22 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum. An opening reception and holiday art sale is Thursday, Nov. 29, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. “We are so grateful… [Continue Reading]