Westmont Adds Data Analytics Major

Dr. Ray Rosentrater

Westmont students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in data analytics, a new and fast-growing way of understanding the world that is valued by employers. Professors in the Westmont mathematics, computer science, and economics and business departments collaborated in creating the new interdisciplinary major. Corporations and policy makers hire data analysts to study and accurately… [Continue Reading]

Class of 2017 Receives ‘Showers of Blessing’

    Nearly 5,000 family members and friends soaked in the pageantry of a Westmont Commencement that honored 300 graduates (103 with honors) during a drizzly morning May 6 at Carr Field. Paul Delaney, Westmont English professor, dubbed the occasion “making memories in the mist.” By the time Commencement speaker reached the podium, the mist… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Choir Tour Visits Italy, Austria

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont College Choir and Chamber Singers will visit Ventura and Los Angeles before flying to Northern Italy and Austria. The free performances will be Sunday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, and Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church of Ventura. The performances feature… [Continue Reading]

Emmaus Road Teams Head to Six Countries

Taiwan/South Korea: Jonathan Cleek, Jared Gunderson, Savannah Richey, Nick Choi, Caleb Rodriguez, Kristine Choe, Miho Kim, Kaylee Yoon, Allison Judy

This summer, 26 Westmont students will spend at least four weeks serving communities around the world on five teams in six countries, including Spain, Uganda, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia and Peru. The students have been meeting weekly during the spring semester to train for their specific trips. Started nearly two decades ago, the student-led, staff-directed Emmaus… [Continue Reading]

Local Artists Featured in ‘Out of Place’

Nina Warner - Salinas Pump House - Gouache on Archival Board

Ruth Estévez, the director and curator of the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in downtown Los Angeles since 2012, juries Westmont’s annual exhibition featuring Tri-Country artists May 18-June 24 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, opening reception for “Out of Place,” which features 36 local artists, is Thursday, May 18, from… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Musicians Sweep PASF Competition

Erik Fauss

Westmont student musicians swept the top three instrumental honors April 30 at the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation finals. Junior Erik Fauss (viola) won first place ($5,000), Senior Lalia Mangione (violin) won second place and junior Tim Beccue (cello) won third place. “In their early 20s, these were the youngest competitors in the finals,” says Michael… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Mourns Loss of Alumnus

Kabogoza receives his diploma at Commencement 2016

The Westmont community mourns the loss of alumnus Davies Kabogoza ’16, who died April 29 while stand-up paddle boarding in the Santa Barbara Harbor. The 30-year-old from Uganda earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and worked as a physical therapy aide at Hayashida Physical Therapy. “The entire Westmont family is grief-stricken in the loss of… [Continue Reading]

Old Testament Professor to Retire

Dr. Tremper Longman III

Tremper Longman III, prolific author, popular speaker and beloved religious studies professor, is retiring from Westmont to be closer to his children and grandchildren on the East Coast. Longman taught at Westminster Theological Seminary for 18 years before coming to Westmont where he taught for 19 years. He was installed as the first Robert H…. [Continue Reading]

Winslow Pens International Adoption Book

Dr. Rachel Winslow

Rachel Winslow, director of the Westmont Center for Social Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of history, explores the growing American trend of adopting international children in a new book. “The Best Possible Immigration: International Adoption and the American Family” investigates how the adoption of foreign children by U.S. families has become a common practice, touching almost… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Performs in Concerto Concert

Andy Radford is guest conductor of the Orchestra Concerto Concert

The Westmont Orchestra Concerto Concert, featuring guest conductor Andy Radford, is Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Hall and Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission (students are free), may be purchased at the door. For more information, please contact the music… [Continue Reading]