Retrospective Honors SB Artist Askew

Tony Askew's "Blue Beyond/Abiquiu"

Beloved Santa Barbara artist Tony Askew, Westmont professor emeritus, offers a retrospective of new and old creations in an exhibition Aug. 30-Nov. 7 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public opening exhibition for “Looking Back/Going Forward: R. Anthony Askew” is Thursday, Aug. 30, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. Askew, who teaches… [Continue Reading]

College Explores Work, Rest in ‘An Unhurried Life’

Edee Schulze, vice president for student life

Westmont has chosen “An Unhurried Life” by Alan Fadling as a book to read this summer and throughout the upcoming school year. The author will speak in chapel Friday, Sept. 28, and share major themes from the book with students. Recent studies at Penn State and Boston University document the growing mental health crisis on… [Continue Reading]

New Center to Examine U.S. Democracy

Drs. Jesse Covington and Tom Knecht

Westmont’s new Center for American Democracy will help students understand the unique ideas, ideals, institutions and practices of democracy in the United States. The center begins launching programs in fall 2018 thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous couple with new ties to the college. “We often read about fledgling democracies where entrenched tyrants… [Continue Reading]

Grants Launch New Sports at Westmont

The family celebrated the graduation of Megan Shagren in May.

A philanthropic family from Tacoma, Washington, has given Westmont $575,000 as seed money to launch women’s swimming and men’s and women’s golf beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. The Tom and Meg Names Family Foundation awarded a $500,000 grant to the swimming program, and the Names Family Foundation has donated $75,000 toward the creation of… [Continue Reading]

Alumnus Stefanic Signs with Angels

Michael Stefanic, who holds three Westmont baseball records, has signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The Warrior with the most career hits (275) and career runs (157) has reported to the Angels Arizona Rookie League team in Tempe. His 50 doubles set a new career Warrior record, and his career .363… [Continue Reading]

Hot Summer Reads

Are you looking for a good book to read? You’ve still got time for unassigned summer reading. Westmont professors share what they’re reading why they can’t put their books down. Classes begin August 27 for fall semester. Gayle Beebe, President “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman “This book, written by Dr. Daniel Kahneman, who… [Continue Reading]

Goggles, Golf Clubs Coming to Westmont

Westmont will offer women’s swimming and men’s and women’s golf beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, bolstering an already successful collegiate athletic program. The college earned sixth place in the 2018 NAIA Learfield Directors Cup final standings, the best finish in its 80-year history. The cup measures overall success by awarding points to each sport… [Continue Reading]

Effective, Purposeful Leadership for Executives

Westmont’s fourth annual Lead Where You Stand Conference, June 6-8, 2018, helped executives and executive teams strengthen their leadership skills through three days of engaging, inspiring and practical sessions at the new Global Leadership Center. David Brooks, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Lynda Weinman and President Gayle D. Beebe delivered keynote talks on the theme “Transformational Leadership… [Continue Reading]

Superhero AD Conquers another 100-Miler

Dave Odell, Westmont athletic director, conquered the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, a race few could imagine doing or completing. “This is the World Series of 100-milers,” the 51-year old Odell says of the June 23 race that follows a trail from Squaw Valley, winds through rivers and reaches elevations of 8,700 feet to Auburn,… [Continue Reading]

Illumination on the Fourth of July

Fireworks in Santa Barbara

The following is from Westmont Provost Mark Sargent. Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Westmont College.We gratefully honor the national holiday although with no plans on campus for “illuminations,” as John Adams called fireworks. Adams himself often grumbled that the illuminations (as well as the “parades” and “bonfires”) were devoted to the… [Continue Reading]