Westmont Makes ‘Grateful Grads’ Ranking

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Forbes Magazine has ranked Westmont in the top 100 colleges and universities of its new survey, Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Westmont, which is listed as No. 74, is one of only three Christian colleges nationally and just one of nine schools in California, including Cal Tech, Stanford, Claremont McKenna, Mills, Pomona, USC, California Institute of… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Wins GSAC All-Sports Award

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Westmont has won the Golden State Athletic Conference All-Sports Award for the first time in two decades. The conference honors the school with the highest average finish in the conference standings in all its sponsored sports. The Warriors clinched the top spot in the standings with spring season championships in women’s tennis and men’s track… [Continue Reading]

Local Artists Earn Awards in ‘Confluence’ Exhibition

Xarene Eskandar accepts her Best in Show award

Peter Frank, a Los Angeles-based art critic, handed cash awards to local artists at a public reception for “Confluence” on May 16 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Xarene Eskandar, whose single-channel video, “Salton Sea Revisited,” won Best in Show. “People have been enjoying the wide variety of works, including prints, drawings, paintings, conceptual, sculpture… [Continue Reading]

Elementary Schools Run for City Track Title

Danny Vera of McKinley Elementary School grabs the baton in an 8X50 co-ed race

Two hundred elementary school children enjoyed a day at Westmont College May 17, competing in the track and field city championships. Fourth through sixth grade students from Washington, Adams, Cleveland, McKinley and Franklin Elementary schools competing in several track and field events including long jump, high jump, softball toss, shot put and various races. The track meet is… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Prepares for Earthquake

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More than 100 Westmont faculty and staff teamed up with more than 30 first responders and emergency officials for an all-day earthquake exercise at Westmont May 14. College employees practiced emergency functions and activities with 16 different local emergency organizations. The exercise provided hands-on practice for the 25 emergency functions identified as necessary for a… [Continue Reading]

Telescope Offers Glimpses of Cassini Division

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Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will zoom in on the craters of the moon, the rings of Saturn and a globular cluster during a free, public viewing Friday, May 17, beginning at about 8 p.m. and lasting several hours. The best viewing generally occurs later in the evening. In case of inclement weather, please call the… [Continue Reading]

Local Artists to be Featured in ‘Confluence’

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Westmont’s annual juried art exhibition features 44 works created by Tri-County artists May 16-June 22 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum. A free, public reception for “Confluence” is Thursday, May 16, from 4-6 p.m. All works in the exhibition will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the artists and museum. Peter Frank, Los Angeles-based art critic,… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Mourns the Death of Dallas Willard

Dallas Willard at Westmont Commencement 2011

Westmont is remembering the life and teachings of American philosopher Dallas Willard who died May 8 at the age of 77 following a battle with cancer. Willard taught at USC since 1965 and wrote many spiritual formation books including “Renovation of the Heart,” “The Spirit of the Disciplines” and “The Divine Conspiracy.” “Dallas has stood… [Continue Reading]

College Honors Students, Faculty at Commencement

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Led by bagpipes, more than 300 Westmont graduates marched from Kerrwood Hall through the formal gardens to Russell Carr Field May 4 for Commencement. Cloudy skies kept families and friends cool and comfortable as they cheered the graduating students. Senior biology students decorated their mortarboard hats with cutout trees, while kinesiology students included a favorite… [Continue Reading]

Record 71 Students to Serve Abroad in Summer

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A record-tying 71 Westmont students will spend at least four weeks this summer serving communities around the world on 15 teams in 13 countries including Bolivia, China, Guatemala, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Madagascar, Nepal, Philippines, Spain, Taiwan, Korea and Uganda. The student-led, staff-directed Emmaus Road program is in its 15th year, sponsoring activities that serve to… [Continue Reading]