Steve Julio Co-Recipient of Major NIH Grant

Dr. Steve Julio

The National Institutes of Health, the primary agency of the U.S. government responsible for biomedical and health-related research, has awarded Steve Julio, Westmont associate professor of biology, and his collaborators at the University of North Carolina a $1.6 million grant over five years. The grant will be used to explore a bacterial regulatory control system… [Continue Reading]

Leadership Conference Features Brooks

David Brooks at the 2016 Westmont President's Breakfast

New York Times columnist David Brooks speaks at Westmont’s third annual Lead Where You Stand Conference, which takes place May 31-June 2. Tickets to the three-day event include all materials and meals and cost $499. Purchase them online at westmont.edu/lead. Exploring the theme, Make Your Life and Leadership Count, Brooks presents new ideas about leadership,… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Muslim Conversion, Christianity

Dr. David Garrison

Author David Garrison examines a trend of Muslims becoming Christians in his lecture about his most recent book, “A Wind in the House of Islam: How God Is Drawing Muslims around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ,” Thursday, April 6, at 3:30 p.m.in Darling Foundation Lecture Hall at Westmont’s Winter Hall, room 210. The… [Continue Reading]

Seniors Show ‘As of Yet Unknown’ Art

The opening reception of the 2016 Senior Show

Fourteen graduating art majors will offer the capstone art projects, which span painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, performance and video, April 6-May 6 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public opening reception for “As of Yet Unknown” is Thursday, April 6, from 4-6 p.m. “This year’s class projects engage a variety of subject… [Continue Reading]

Philosophy Talk Has ‘No Cheating Allowed!’

Dr. Scott Shalkowski

Scott Shalkowski, senior lecturer at the University of Leeds, delves into a cluster of topics at the intersection of epistemology of religion and philosophical apologetics in a lecture, “No Cheating Allowed!” on Wednesday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Westmont Philosophy Department Lecture is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

Spring Concerts Bloom this April

The month of April features several free concerts with select ensembles of Westmont students and faculty. For more information, please call the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m in Deane Chapel highlights new works by Westmont student composers performed by both fellow students and the composers… [Continue Reading]

Altman to Premier a Play of Anxiety, Joy

Playwright Mia Taylor Altman

“You Can’t Keep Living This Way,” a comedy that examines everyday joy and disparity through a quirky lens, premieres Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. all at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The play is free and open to the public. “I wanted to explore the complexities… [Continue Reading]

Masterworks Includes Mozart Vespers

Katie Ogata

The Choral Masterworks Concert, featuring selections by Georg Philipp Telemann, Thomas Linley Jr. and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 305 East Anapamu Street. Admission is $10, students are free. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. Teleman (1681-1767) was perhaps the… [Continue Reading]

Stargazers to Glimpse Open Clusters

The Westmont Observatory is open to the public every third Friday of the month

The Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, will focus on several open clusters that will be at the zenith Friday, March 17, beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting several hours. Among these grouping of stars will be M35 near the ankles of Gemini, the Twins.  “This… [Continue Reading]

Students Spend Spring Break Serving Globally

More than 200 Westmont students are in Ensenada for the 40th anniversary of Potter's Clay

About 262 Westmont students will spend spring break, March 11-18, volunteering for various service projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Salt Lake City, Mexico and Haiti. About 216 students traveled from Westmont to Ensenada on March 10 for Potter’s Clay, a student-led service trip that is celebrating its 40th anniversary, making it one… [Continue Reading]