Grant to Complete Science Renovations

The Fletcher Jones Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to Westmont for the second phase of renovation of Whittier Science Building, including classroom, laboratory and storage spaces. The next phase of work will take place during the summer, so Whittier will be completely renovated by fall 2018. In 2014, the Fletcher Jones Foundation awarded a… [Continue Reading]

Violinist Awarded Guild Scholarship

The 2018 Music Guild winners

Violinist Bryan Kaleta, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, earned top honors at the sixth annual Music Guild Competition March 3, where seven high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships. He received the $10,000 Music Guild scholarship (up to $40,000 over four years) plus awards for private music instruction and chamber… [Continue Reading]

Ruth Kerr: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Westmont Founder Ruth Kerr

March marks National Women’s History Month and we celebrate the life of Westmont’s founder, Ruth Kerr. Kerr conceived the vision for the college, and served as a trustee and the college’s chief benefactor for 30 years. This remarkable woman graduated from business school and worked as a secretary-bookkeeper for Alexander H. Kerr, who owned Kerr Glass… [Continue Reading]

Flood Risk is Minimal at Westmont

Brett Gracely ’90, a water resource engineer with Matrix Design Group, assessed the potential for flooding on Westmont’s campus and reassured emergency officials that expected rainfall will not severely impact campus. Campus officials consulted with Gracely and county officials carefully considering all options before deciding to implement Westmont’s SAFE plan (Shelter Activated for Flood Emergencies)…. [Continue Reading]

Musicians Perform for Guild Scholarships

The 2017 Guild Finalists

Seven high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the sixth annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at Westmont’s Deane Chapel on lower campus. The event is free and open to the public. The winner of the Guild Scholarship, who will be announced immediately following the event, will… [Continue Reading]

Examining Liberal Arts in a Post-Truth Age

William Deresiewicz

The Westmont Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts hosts the 17th annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts, “Knowledge in Crisis: Liberal Learning in a ‘Post-Truth’ Age,” March 22-24 at Westmont. Top scholars, administrators, students and practitioners consider how the tools of a liberal arts education can help us navigate the changing landscape of knowledge. Speakers… [Continue Reading]

Siegel Speaks at Economics, Business Event

Jeremy J. Siegel, the Russell E. Palmer professor of finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, speaks about “Factors Impacting Returns on Stocks and Bonds” at the Eaton Center Lecture Series on Friday, March 2, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Westmont Global Leadership Center. Tickets to the event, which includes a reception,… [Continue Reading]

Gaede Holds 2nd Conference on Vocation

Dr. Steven Argue

The Westmont Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts hosts the second annual Conversation on Youth and Vocation on Monday, Feb. 26, from 9-10:15 a.m. with speaker Steven Argue of the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Seminary. Drop-ins to the plenary address are welcome; to participate in all of this free, half-day conference, including meals, please… [Continue Reading]

Gen. Hayden Examines Tumultuous Year, Future

The 13th annual Westmont President's Breakfast featured Gen. Michael Hayden

Gen. Michael Hayden, an expert on domestic and foreign affairs and a retired director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, offered his personal lens to view our complex and dangerous world at the 13th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on Feb. 9 at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. The sold-out crowd of about 625… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Sponsors National Women’s Leadership Event

The third annual Advancing Women in Leadership Conference, March 5 at Azusa Pacific University, celebrates Women’s History Month. The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) sponsors the one-day national event, “Lead with PURPOSE,” which addresses the need to encourage and increase female leadership in higher education on school boards, in executive positions and in… [Continue Reading]