Archives for August 2013

Faculty Recital to Feature Han Soo Kim

Members of Westmont’s talented music faculty will perform the works of Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Peter Schickele and Franz Schubert on Friday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The Fall Faculty Recital is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (805) 565-6040. Performers include Grey Brothers (tenor), Neil… [Continue Reading]

Celebrating Summer Research and Nishimura

Tjitske Veldstra explains her research project to professor Russell Howell

Westmont students will exhibit their summer research projects Thursday, Sept. 5, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Winter Hall rotunda. “A Celebration of Summer Research at Westmont” is free and open to the public. Students Elizabeth Grossman (chemistry), Eric Zuidema (psychology), Jake West (Biology), Sierra Garrett (physics) and Jennifer Sanchez (education) will explain their research and… [Continue Reading]

Diverse Class of 2017 Arrives at Westmont

The OrientationTeam welcomes new students and their families

About 360 new students begin arriving on campus and moving into their residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 22, for Orientation 2013. The first day of classes for all Westmont students is Monday, Aug. 26. The new students represent nine countries and 26 U.S. states. North American ethnic minorities make up 28 percent of first-year students,… [Continue Reading]

Art Exhibition to Expose ‘Invisible Realms’

Thirteen diverse artists from around the world will exhibit their work as part of “Invisible Realms: Encountering the Sacred” Aug. 22-Oct. 12 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Most of the artists will be available at a free, public reception Thursday, Aug. 29, from 4-6 p.m. The featured artists are: Lynn Aldrich of Los… [Continue Reading]

Stargazers to View Smoke Ring Nebula

Westmont’s powerful Keck telescope will feature glimpses of the Moon, Saturn and the Ring Nebula during a free, public viewing Friday, Aug. 16, beginning at about 8 p.m. at the Westmont Observatory. The observatory opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Ranks Among Princeton Review’s Best Colleges in the West

Westmont ranks among the best colleges in the west in Princeton Review’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” The educational services company named 124 colleges in 15 western states, including 41 in California, in this list. Nationwide, Princeton Review included 643 institutions—25 percent of U.S. four-year colleges—in four regions. Two major factors influenced the rankings: excellent… [Continue Reading]