Racers Seek to Tame the Westmonster 5K

Bobby Olivera jumped out to an early lead at the 2014 Westmonster

The sixth annual Westmonster, dubbed Santa Barbara’s toughest 5K race, returns to the scenic Westmont campus Friday, July 17, at 6:15 p.m. The race is a family-friendly event and is open to everyone. An early registration fee of $35 is available through June 30, after which the registration fee increases to $40. High school and… [Continue Reading]

Youth Summer Sports Camps Underway

John Moore with daughters Jacqueline and Jessie in 2007

Westmont summer sports camps, a more than 25-year tradition in Montecito, began June 22 with sports skills camp, developing motor skills of co-ed campers from ages 5-10. Basketball camp, which also began this week, has been around nearly 40 years at Westmont. John Moore, men’s head basketball coach, recalls being an incoming senior at Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Unique Program Offers Taste of College

Dr. Chris Hoeckley teaching Summer Scholars 2014

Twenty high school seniors and incoming first-year Westmont students will begin experiencing college life at Westmont June 22-July 10 while earning college credits. In its fifth year, the Westmont Summer Scholars program allows high school seniors and recent high school graduates to take three weeks of intensive classes while living on campus in a residence… [Continue Reading]

3 Planets, a Crescent Moon at Star Party

DomeTeaGarden

Jupiter, Venus and a small crescent moon come into alignment this month, but it may be views of Saturn that steal the show at a free public viewing of the stars Friday, June 19, beginning at 8 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. Jupiter and Venus and the moon form a skewed… [Continue Reading]

Westmont, Pepperdine Launch New Partnership

The Hutton Parker Foundation Building in downtown Santa Barbara

Westmont College and Pepperdine University today announced an agreement to offer a new program in shared space in downtown Santa Barbara.  Beginning in fall 2015, Westmont Downtown, a new center in the Hutton Parker Foundation Building in Santa Barbara, will host a Santa Barbara-based, two-year, part-time MBA program through the nationally ranked Pepperdine University Graziadio… [Continue Reading]

Veterans Find Aid, Faith at Westmont

Patrick Burree

Two military veterans, who received financial assistance through the Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative (AVSI), have completed their first semesters at Westmont. Juniors Patrick Burree, 26, and Bradley Mora, 32, had very different military experiences, but both have appreciated Westmont’s rigorous academics rooted in Christ. Mora, an Army veteran who hopes to pursue a career as… [Continue Reading]

Luncheon, Talk Examine Leadership of Lincoln

Ron C. White

Bestselling author Ronald C. White shares insights into Abraham Lincoln at a sold-out luncheon and lecture, “The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Abraham Lincoln,” on Friday, May 29, at noon in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room. The event is part of the Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency Series, sponsored by the Mosher Center for… [Continue Reading]

Washington Shines as SB Track Champs

Russell Smelley starts the boys 80m race

Athletes from seven local elementary schools competed in track-and-field events May 14 at the Westmont track. More than 250 students from Roosevelt, McKinley, Adams, Cleveland, Franklin, Monroe and Washington Elementary schools battled for local bragging rights, competing in about a dozen events. The annual Track and Field City Championships began two years ago under the… [Continue Reading]

Local Artists Featured in ‘Vital’ Exhibition

Bill Dewey "Sacramento Delta Patterns"

Katie Curry of Goleta won Best in Show, earning the $1,000 James A. McIntyre Memorial cash prize at the opening reception of “VITAL: Tri-County Juried Exhibition” May 21 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Beverly Decker of Summerland won the 1st Art Council Award of $500 and Bill Dewey of Santa Barbara won 2nd… [Continue Reading]

Saturn to Shine at Westmont Star Party

Westmont Observatory

Saturn, the ringed gas giant, will be one of the celestial targets of this month’s free public viewing of the stars Friday, May 15, 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… [Continue Reading]