Westmont Hosts Lit Moon Mini Festival

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The theater season begins in dramatic style Sept. 3-6 when Westmont hosts a mini festival featuring several Westmont professors and alumni performing work developed by Lit Moon Theatre Company artists in a variety of indoor locations around campus. The festival opens with “The Lover,” written by Harold Pinter and directed by Lauren Hall ’14, on… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Museum Opens Exciting Season

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) "Spring at Les Sablons near Veneux-Nadon," 1880

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art will offer several dynamic and diverse exhibitions in the 2015-16 season, including shows featuring Santa Barbara artists such as Dane Goodman, Keith Puccinelli, 19th-century French artists including Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Berthe Morisot, Henri Matisse; and contemporary artists Betye Saar, Richard Serra and James Surls. A family day on March 5,… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Tops New College Rankings

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Three new college rankings list Westmont among the top schools in the nation. For the third straight year, Forbes Magazine has ranked Westmont in the top 100 colleges and universities in its survey, Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Westmont, listed No. 64, is one of only three Christian colleges nationally and just one of nine schools… [Continue Reading]

Welcoming New Students, Class of 2019

Students take their First Walk, which anticipates their Last Walk at Commencement

Orientation begins for 339 first-year students and 52 new transfer students Thursday, Aug. 27. The first day of classes for all Westmont students is Monday, Aug. 31. The new students represent four countries and 31 states. Thirty students come from Santa Barbara County and 12 are international, missionary or third-culture students. More than a third… [Continue Reading]

Viewing Zooms in on Moon, Pulsating Star

The Westmont Observatory, home of the Keck Telescope

A first-quarter moon and a pulsating variable star will be featured at this month’s free public viewing Friday, Aug. 21, beginning at 8 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. The moon will be about seven days old and there should be a number of craters to examine on its surface. The pulsating… [Continue Reading]

Goodman, Puccinelli’s ‘Tug’ Opens Art Season

The Boat . 2014-2015 . Duct tape, cellophane, plastic, wood, wire, lighting . 27 x 25 x 6 ft.

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features well-known local artists Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli in its season-opening exhibition Sept. 2-Oct. 17. The museum will host a reception for “tug: Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli,” featuring the artists, Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 4:30-7 p.m. The artists will give a lecture about their work on Wednesday,… [Continue Reading]

David Winter Service Set for Aug. 29

(photo by Mike Eliason)

The memorial service for Westmont President Emeritus David K. Winter, who died Aug. 15, 2015, at the age of 84, will occur Saturday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of State and Constance Streets in Santa Barbara. College photographer Brad Elliott shares this slide show honoring Dr. Winter. See… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Mourns David Winter

David Winter

David K. Winter, Westmont’s longest-serving president to date, died Saturday, August 15, at the age of 84. He was born Sept. 15, 1930. Winter served as president of Westmont from 1976-2001 and returned as interim president and chancellor in 2006-07. Under his leadership, Westmont became a nationally ranked liberal arts college. He helped strengthen the quality of the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont in Northern Europe Breaks Walls

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The husband-and-wife teaching team Chris Hoeckley and Cheri Larsen Hoeckley travel this month to co-direct Westmont in Northern Europe (WNE), a semester-abroad program they launched last year to explore conflict and peacemaking. Westmont in Northern Europe is different from Westmont’s Europe Semester, which began in 1969. Chris, assistant professor of philosophy and director of the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Launches New Music Academy

Director Han Soo Kim

The new Westmont Academy for Young Artists (WAYA), an intensive 10-day program for young musicians, offers two faculty concerts on Aug. 13 and 20 at 3:30 p.m. and two student concerts Aug. 14 and 21 at 3:30 p.m., all in Deane Chapel. The performances are free and open to the public. About 30 students from… [Continue Reading]