Westmonster 5K to Race through Campus

Artwork by Allie Trabucco '08

More than 100 runners are expected to compete in Santa Barbara’s toughest 5K race Thursday, Aug. 15, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Westmont track. The fourth annual Westmonster, part of the 2013 Santa Barbara Athletic Association Grand Prix Series, is a fundraiser for Westmont student-athlete scholarships. The course, which climbs 284 feet, weaves through… [Continue Reading]

New Students to Hike, Bond in Backcountry

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Twenty first-year Westmont students will meet on campus Aug. 8 before heading into the California wilderness on a unique 12-day orientation program. The Inoculum trek begins in the Eastern Sierra town of Bridgeport and winds around many 10,000-foot peaks in the Toiyabe National Forest. “The students will be backpacking, rockclimbing, and going on an overnight… [Continue Reading]

Olympians Offer Track Lessons at Westmont

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Sixteen high school track athletes eagerly listened to comments by several U.S. Olympic champions, including gold medalist Allyson Felix, during Westmont’s Prospect Camp July 9. Felix earned 2012 gold medals in the 200 meter, 4-x-100 meter relay and 4-x-400 meter relay. Jeneba Tarmoh, 4-x-100 meter relay 2012 gold medalist, and Dawn Harper, 100-meter hurdles 2008… [Continue Reading]

Teens Track Asteroid from Westmont

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Thirty-six of the world’s top high school science students have been tracking the course of an asteroid as part of the 55th annual Summer Science Program (SSP) at Westmont. The students, from 14 states and six countries, attend college-level lectures during the day and then measure the speck of light from the near-Earth asteroid during… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Brings ‘Tempest’ to Europe

Sara Reynolds ’11, Stanley Hoffman, Michael Bernard and Victoria Finlayson in “The Tempest” (Photo by David Bazemore)

John Blondell, Westmont professor of theater arts, has returned to the Balkans to stage Lit Moon Theatre’s performance of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Blondell is joined by Marie Ponce-DeLeon ’10, Nolan Hamlin ’12, and Sara Reynolds ’11, who play Miranda, Ferdinand, and Ariel, respectively. The show is part of the Butrinti 2000 Festival in Butrint, Albania,… [Continue Reading]

Díaz Headlines International Music Festival

Roberto Díaz (photo by J. Henry Fair)

Internationally renowned violist Roberto Díaz performs works by Max Bruch, Paul Hindemith and Tchaikovsky Friday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The concert is part of the Montecito International Music Festival, which brings about 160 students to Westmont for a three-week, music-intensive program July 15-Aug. 2. Concert tickets, which are $15 for… [Continue Reading]

Telescope Features Primetime Views of Saturn

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Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will aim for the rings of Saturn and a globular cluster during a free, public viewing Friday, July 19, 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 Telescope Viewing Hotline at (805) 565-6272… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit Remembers Bauder’s Fiery Past

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A new photographic art display in Winter Hall combines the past and present of Westmont’s psychology department. Brittany (Schultz) McInerney ’10 combined photos of current students, historic photos and distinctive diamond-shaped windows panes salvaged from Bauder Hall, which was destroyed in the November 2008 Tea Fire. McInerney worked as a psychology department lab coordinator the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont, Nike Offer Championship Apparel

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The NAIA National Champion Westmont women’s basketball team and Nike have teamed up to offer custom apparel commemorating the Warriors’ historic season. The special T-shirts, sweat shirts and hats are only available for purchase through July 14. To view the championship gear and place your order, please visit the custom website. The Nike gear will… [Continue Reading]