Archives for April 2012

Westmont Degree Ranks High on PayScale

Madison Robertson '12 and Jeff Jonas '11 at the Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition

Westmont is ranked in the top 20 percent and is the highest Christian liberal arts school in a survey by PayScale, which looked at the return of investment at more than 850 U.S. colleges and universities. The ROI Rankings, which considered in-state and out-of-state tuition compared to average lifetime earnings, list Westmont as No. 172…. [Continue Reading]

Commencement to Feature Ortberg, Dreiers

Nancy Ortberg, leadership development director at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, delivers the address at Westmont’s Commencement, which features 314 graduates, 109 with honors, on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Russell Carr Field. Chad and Ginni Dreier will receive the Westmont Medal, which honors those whose lives embody the principles associated with the… [Continue Reading]

Polo Team Rides High After Falling in Finals

Coach John Westley, Ky Keobele, Wiley Uretz, David Samaniego and Patrick Uretz (Photo by Frances Hinckle)

For the second time in five years, the Westmont Men’s Polo Team finished second in the U.S. Polo Association Intercollegiate Polo Championships, falling to the University of Virginia 17-23 on April 22 at Cornell University in New York. The Warriors beat Colorado State University 23-18 on April 18 and the University of Connecticut 22-13 on… [Continue Reading]

Alum Plants New Garden for Westmont Cafeteria

Alumnus Anthony Waldrop ’11 cultivated his love for environmental sustainability while a student at Westmont. Waldrop has now spearheaded an effort to provide campus-grown produce for Westmont’s dining services. He has built a 6,000-square-foot garden on the southern end of campus and has plans to build another 7,000-square-foot garden on the western edge. Waldrop, an… [Continue Reading]

Polo Team Rides Into National Semifinals

The Warriors celebrate their Western Regional tournament championship

>The Westmont Men’s Polo Team has advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Polo Association Intercollegiate Polo Championships at Cornell University in New York after beating Colorado State University 23-18 on April 18. The Warriors, coached by John Westley of Santa Barbara Polo School, battle the University of Connecticut Friday, April 20, at 1 p.m…. [Continue Reading]

Talk to Dissect the Periodic Table

Dr. Eric Scerri

Eric Scerri, a chemist and philosopher of science, explores the history and philosophy of the period table in a free, public lecture Saturday, April 21, at 12:30 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The lecture, “The Periodic Table: Its Story and Significance,” is co-sponsored by the California Los Padres… [Continue Reading]

Viewing to Feature Mars, Celestial Hot Dog

The Westmont Observatory, home of the Keck Telescope

Mars, the red planet, will be the focus for stargazers at a free, public viewing with the powerful Keck Telescope Friday, April 20. The event, which begins about 8 p.m., lasts several hours. The observatory opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit,… [Continue Reading]

‘The Fever’ Spreads to New Theater Space

Mitchell Thomas

Mitchell Thomas, Westmont theatre arts professor and department chair, performs a one-man show, “The Fever,” written by Wallace Shawn and winner of the 1991 Obie award for best play, April 26-28 all at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s new black-box theater, the Space, adjacent to Porter Theatre. General admission tickets may be purchased for $10 at… [Continue Reading]

Fringe Offers ‘Fresh-ly Sliced’ Performances

Westmont students present new works for theater, dance and performance art at “Westmont Fringe 2012: Fresh-ly Sliced,” which is modeled on fringe festivals throughout the world, April 19-21 from 6:30-10:30 p.m., beginning at Porter Theatre. A $10 general admission wristband, good for all three days of the festival, may be purchased at the box office… [Continue Reading]

‘Blue Like Jazz’ Author Speaks at Westmont

Author Donald Miller

New York Times best-selling author Donald Miller hosts a two-day workshop at Westmont June 8-9 to help people understand and plan their lives. Tickets to the Storyline Conference, which is sponsored by Westmont Impact, are $199 to $299 per person and available through Storyline, based on Miller’s New York Times best-selling book “A Million… [Continue Reading]