Westmont Hosts California Premier of Tire Sculptor

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The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, hosts the West Coast premiere exhibition of internationally famous sculptor Chakaia Booker Dec. 11-Jan. 31. A free, public opening reception with Booker is Thursday, Dec. 11, from 4-6 p.m. The exhibition features about two dozen of Booker’s reinvented rubber tire sculptures and works… [Continue Reading]

Women’s Cross Country Leaves Mark at Nationals

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The Westmont women’s cross country team finished eighth out of 38 teams at the NAIA National Championship Nov. 22  in Lawrence, Kansas, its seventh best finish in program history and best placing since 1998. The Warriors scored 316 points and moved up three places from their No. 11 ranking. Westmont has fielded 21 teams at… [Continue Reading]

Warriors’ Championship Dreams Roll to Alabama

The Warriors celebrate after becoming GSAC Tourney champs

The No. 4 Westmont women’s soccer team (16-3), which beat Ottawa (Kan.) 5-0 on Nov. 22, advances to the second round of the single-elimination NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Dec. 1–6. The Warriors travel to Orange Beach, Ala., to continue tournament play against 15 other teams. On Dec. 2, Westmont battles No. 13 Martin Methodist… [Continue Reading]

Westmont to Light Up the Pickle Tree

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Westmont kicks off the Christmas season with the 13th annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Kerrwood Lawn on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. Following caroling and the annual Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch that lights a 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known as the Pickle Tree. The event is… [Continue Reading]

Viewing Features Celestial Heart, Owl

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This month’s public viewing of the stars will feature astronomical glimpses of a heart, owl and a Christmas tree on Friday, Nov. 21, beginning after 6:30 p.m. and lasting for several hours at the Westmont Observatory.   The free event is held every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit…. [Continue Reading]

Christmas Fest Celebrates 10 Years in SB

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The Westmont Christmas Festival, one of the most popular holiday events in Santa Barbara, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with performances Dec. 5-6 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 6-7 at 3 p.m. all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets to “Behold I am Making All Things New,” which cost $15 apiece,… [Continue Reading]

Musicians Star in November Concerts

Senior bassist Luke Mizuki

Westmont student musicians and composers show off their talents at five free concerts this month, all in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert, a showcase of new works by student composers, is Friday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. The Vocal Chamber… [Continue Reading]

Grotenhuis Estate Gift Will Fund 12 Scholarships Each Year at Westmont

David and Anna Grotenhuis with President Gayle D. Beebe

David and Anna Grotenhuis have planned a gift from their estate to Westmont College that will endow approximately 12 full-tuition scholarships focused on attracting culturally and ethnically diverse students and rewarding those with extraordinary musical accomplishment. “David and Anna’s gift will make a huge impact on our diversity initiative and our music programs,” says President… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Tickets Go On Sale

Violinist Han Soo Kim performs during the Christmas Festival

Tickets to the 10th annual Westmont Christmas Festival go on sale Thursday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. This year’s performance, “Behold I am Making All Things New,” will be Dec. 5-6 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 6-7 at 3 p.m. all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets, which cost $15 apiece, can… [Continue Reading]

Musical Revue Offers Popular Opera Songs

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Westmont’s Music Drama Workshop offers a variety of songs from Broadway to opera Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The Musical Revue, which will last about an hour, is free and open to the public. The show will feature songs from “Les Miserable,” “Camelot” and “Into the Woods” as well as other… [Continue Reading]