Archives for December 2014

Grant to Fund Science Building Remodel

The Fletcher Jones Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to Westmont toward the renovation of the college’s biology and chemistry labs. The grant will improve classroom and lab spaces inside Whittier Science Building, which opened in 1985. “Westmont has built a strong science program that offers students the ability to do significant research with professors… [Continue Reading]

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

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

Streets of Querétaro

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]