Talented Class of 2021 Arrives at Westmont

New students will take their First Walk on Friday

The 352 students representing the class of 2021 and 58 new transfer students arrive for Orientation Thursday, Aug. 24.  The first day of classes for all Westmont students is Monday, Aug. 28. The 410 new students, including 19 international, missionary or third-culture students, represent 15 countries and 27 U.S. states. Nine percent of the students… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Eclipse Gauchos in Cross-Town Soccer Match

The Warriors pose with the Bryant & Sons Cup at Thorrington Field on Aug. 21.

Westmont men’s soccer stunned cross-town rival UC Santa Barbara 2-1 Aug. 19 in the annual Bryant & Sons Cup game at Harder Stadium. It’s the first time since 2000 that the Warriors have defeated the Gauchos, who were named as the North Division favorite in the Big West Conference for the fifth straight year in… [Continue Reading]

Students Move Into New Residence Hall

Seniors Nathan Cha and Nadine Lara

The first Westmont students moved into the Global Leadership Center, a 45,000-square-foot facility east of Van Kampen Hall that features two residence halls and a central leadership building with a large lounge, classroom, seminar room, office spaces, coffee shop and more. Through the Strength for Today Campaign, the college raised $34.1 million to build the… [Continue Reading]

Shasberger, Ryu Perform Spiritual Recital

Michael Shasberger, a baritone and Westmont professor of music and worship, and Jeong-ah Ryu, a world-renowned pianist, perform a recital featuring works by Brahms, Purcell, Dvorak, Telemann and Ives on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at Steinway Hall in Pasadena; Sunday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arroyo Grande; … [Continue Reading]

Museum Explores Modern Guatemalan Art

Baile del Venado, Santiago Atitlan by Daniel Chauche

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art offers a rare glimpse of modern and contemporary art from Guatemala in an exhibition, “Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960–Present,” from Sept. 17-Dec. 17. The exhibition, which includes works that will be shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop, is… [Continue Reading]

Richter to Fill Chair in Biblical Studies

Dr. Sandra Richter

Sandra Richter, who has taught Old Testament at Asbury Theological, Wesley Biblical and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminaries as well as Gordon and Wheaton Colleges, is the new Robert H. Gundry professor in biblical studies at Westmont. Her research focuses on Deuteronomy, Isaiah, archeology and the Bible, and American environmental practice, and she wrote the widely praised… [Continue Reading]

Public Viewing Zooms in on Rings of Saturn

The ringed-planet Saturn will be the focus of this month’s free, public viewing Friday, Aug. 18, beginning about 8 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. This summer has featured some of the best views of Saturn’s rings in nearly 15 years. Westmont’s Keck Telescope, a 24-inch F/8 Cassegrain reflecting instrument with Ritchey-Chretien… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Welcomes Augustinian Scholars

Augustinian Scholar Winston Gee

The 60 Augustinian Scholars who arrive at Westmont in August benefit from significant scholarships, including amounts up to full tuition. They join the 30 inaugural scholars who begin their second year at Westmont this fall. Another anonymous donor has stepped forward to double the number of Augustinians this fall and help even more students afford… [Continue Reading]

Alumna to Direct Westmont Library

Mary Logue

Westmont has appointed alumna Mary Logue ’00 as new director of Westmont’s Voskuyl Library, where she has worked for the past 17 years. Logue, who earned a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from San José State University, has served multiple roles at the library, including technical services assistant, technical services director, and associate… [Continue Reading]

College Building Faculty Condos in SB

Crews demolished the existing structures at the intersection of W. Los Olivos St. and Oak Park Lane.

Westmont has begun constructing its second employee housing project, creating 13, two- and three-bedroom condominiums designed for faculty near Oak Park in downtown Santa Barbara. Planned for more than a decade, the condos are being built at 505 and 509 W. Los Olivos St. and 2121 Oak Park Lane. The project, which was initially approved… [Continue Reading]