Scholarship to Honor Life of Kenon Neal

Kenon Neal

Numerous friends, an anonymous donor and widower Matt Neal have established the Kenon Neal Endowed Scholarship at Westmont. Kenon (Ramsey) Neal ’88 died July 16, 2014, after experiencing a number of health challenges in her life, including five bouts of cancer that she battled for 27 years. The scholarship will assist students who have overcome… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Performs in SB, LA before Italy

The Westmont College Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra performs twice in Santa Barbara and twice in the Los Angeles-area before traveling to Italy May 12-23. The Spring Orchestra Concert, which features pieces by Verdi, Vivaldi and Puccini, is Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in Page Multipurpose Room at Westmont and Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian… [Continue Reading]

MBAR Praises Westmont Leadership Center Plans

The Leadership Center will house students participating in leadership programs

The Montecito Board of Architectural Review has completed the conceptual phase of its analysis of Westmont College’s designs for a new residential facility. The Montecito Planning Commission is expected to review the proposal, which is included in the college’s Master Plan, in July. Part of the new Westmont Institute for Global Learning and Leadership, the… [Continue Reading]

Event to Highlight Student Research

Cory Burns-Harrison, who graduated in 2013 with a degree in psychology, explains her research

Forty-four Westmont students and an alumnus will display 30 research projects Wednesday, April 22, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Winter Hall. The 19th annual Westmont College Student Research Symposium celebrates the noteworthy accomplishments of students and their work from the divisions of the humanities, social sciences and the natural and behavioral sciences. Westmont professors encourage students… [Continue Reading]

Columnist Brooks Speaks at Commencement

Commencement 2014

David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times and political analyst on “PBS NewsHour,” will speak at Westmont’s Commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal in honor of all the local organizations that serve our community by assisting individuals and families facing enormous… [Continue Reading]

SB Marks 100 Days to Special Olympics Games

At a press conference in July , Special Olympics and Westmont officials announced plans for the college to house 100 coaches and athletes competing in the games this summer.

The 100-day countdown to the start of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games begins April 16. The largest sporting event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics, the 25-sport competition takes place July 25 through Aug. 2, 2015, with 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches from 177 countries. Santa Barbara, one of 100 Host Towns in… [Continue Reading]

Jupiter Remains in Focus for Viewing

Westmont's powerful Keck Telescope is housed in the observatory

Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is the subject of this month’s free public viewing of the stars Friday, April 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Westmont Observatory. The best viewing generally occurs later in the evening. In case of inclement or overcast weather, please call the Telescope Viewing Hotline at (805)… [Continue Reading]

‘Soul Surfer’ Inspires at Westmont Chapel

Adam Dirks, Bethany Hamilton, Carly Holly and Tyler Lisea

Bethany Hamilton, whose autobiography, “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board,” inspired the 2011 film “Soul Surfer,” spoke to more than 1,200 people in a special chapel service April 10 in Westmont’s Murchison Gym. Later that evening, Westmont hosted a sold-out Night of Champions, sponsored by… [Continue Reading]

Conference Focuses on Moral, Effective Leadership

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Abraham Lincoln. Peter Drucker. Bill Gates. These iconic leaders continue to make a profound and pivotal impact on American thought and culture. “Lead Where You Stand: Lessons for Leaders from Lincoln, Drucker and Bill Gates,” a three-day conference at Westmont College, will offer key insights into an enduring challenge: How do we develop the capacity… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Just Killing, Trolley Problem

Helen Frowe, Wallenberg Academy research fellow at Stockholm University, reflects on ethical warfare and killing in a lecture, “Are We Required to Turn the Trolley?” on Tuesday, April 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The talk, co-sponsored by the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts and the Westmont Department of Philosophy, is… [Continue Reading]