New Trustees Join Westmont Board

D. Verne Sharma

Two parents of Westmont graduates and an alumna have joined the 29-member Westmont Board of Trustees, which oversees the operations of the college. Mike Allen of Dallas, Helga Houston ’83 of Columbus, Ohio, and D. Verne Sharma of Pasadena, Calif., began serving in October. Allen, president of Providence Energy Corporation, and his wife, Melissa, have… [Continue Reading]

Viewing Canceled Due to Overcast Skies

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The Westmont Observatory is closed this evening due to poor visibility. Please check back next month for another free, public viewing on Friday, Jan. 16. Thomas Whittemore, Westmont physics instructor, will operate the powerful Keck Telescope, a 24-inch reflector, while several members of the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit offer celestial views with additional smaller telescopes…. [Continue Reading]

Alumni, Parents to Visit Querétaro, Mexico

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The Westmont Office of Alumni and Parent Relations hosts a unique venture to the Bajío region of Mexico for alumni and parents June 27-July 6. The trip, led by Mary Docter, Westmont professor of modern languages, includes stops at several UNESCO World Heritage Sites where Westmont in Mexico students live and learn. “We have many… [Continue Reading]

Leadership Talk Features Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward, legendary investigative reporter and nonfiction author, speaks about “Presidential Leadership and the Price of Politics” on Friday, Jan. 16, at noon in the Coral Casino at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency, cost $100… [Continue Reading]

Dance Concert ‘Unfolding’ at Westmont

Senior Prudence Gordon

The Westmont Fall Dance Concert, “Unfolding,” which features choreography by students and faculty members Susan Alexander, Christina Sanchez and Brooklyn Hughes Melton, is Friday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. General admission is $10; $7 for students, seniors and children. Tickets may… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts California Premier of Tire Sculptor

Chakaia Booker

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, hosts the West Coast premiere exhibition of internationally famous sculptor Chakaia Booker Dec. 11-Jan. 31. A free, public opening reception with Booker is Thursday, Dec. 11, from 4-6 p.m. The exhibition features about two dozen of Booker’s reinvented rubber tire sculptures and works… [Continue Reading]

Women’s Cross Country Leaves Mark at Nationals

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The Westmont women’s cross country team finished eighth out of 38 teams at the NAIA National Championship Nov. 22  in Lawrence, Kansas, its seventh best finish in program history and best placing since 1998. The Warriors scored 316 points and moved up three places from their No. 11 ranking. Westmont has fielded 21 teams at… [Continue Reading]

Warriors’ Championship Dreams Roll to Alabama

The Warriors celebrate after becoming GSAC Tourney champs

The No. 4 Westmont women’s soccer team (16-3), which beat Ottawa (Kan.) 5-0 on Nov. 22, advances to the second round of the single-elimination NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Dec. 1–6. The Warriors travel to Orange Beach, Ala., to continue tournament play against 15 other teams. On Dec. 2, Westmont battles No. 13 Martin Methodist… [Continue Reading]

Westmont to Light Up the Pickle Tree

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Westmont kicks off the Christmas season with the 13th annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Kerrwood Lawn on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. Following caroling and the annual Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch that lights a 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known as the Pickle Tree. The event is… [Continue Reading]

Viewing Features Celestial Heart, Owl

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This month’s public viewing of the stars will feature astronomical glimpses of a heart, owl and a Christmas tree on Friday, Nov. 21, beginning after 6:30 p.m. and lasting for several hours at the Westmont Observatory.   The free event is held every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit…. [Continue Reading]