College Building Faculty Condos in SB

Crews demolished the existing structures at the intersection of W. Los Olivos St. and Oak Park Lane.

Westmont has begun constructing its second employee housing project, creating 13, two- and three-bedroom condominiums designed for faculty near Oak Park in downtown Santa Barbara. Planned for more than a decade, the condos are being built at 505 and 509 W. Los Olivos St. and 2121 Oak Park Lane. The project, which was initially approved… [Continue Reading]

Campaign Contributes $485,329 to Scholarships

A three-day challenge match with a goal of $100,000 for Westmont student scholarships raised nearly five times that amount. Learning, Calling, Community and You, which launched May 9, brought in a total of $485,329 after a group of generous trustees matched donations. The campaign featured stories and videos of three Westmont students: Josh Edmonson, Lalia… [Continue Reading]

July Features Flash of Saturn’s Rings

The Westmont Observatory, home of the powerful Keck Telescope

The Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, will focus on Saturn and several astronomical objects Friday, July 21, beginning at 8:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. This summer has featured some of the best views of Saturn’s rings in nearly 15 years. The rings, a collection… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit Applauds Area’s Abstract Artists

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features the works of more than two dozen artists who have ties to the Santa Barbara community in “How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara: 1945-1990” from July 6-Aug. 5. A free, public opening reception is Friday, July 7, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. These artists, many of whom… [Continue Reading]

Jupiter Jumps into June Viewing

Jupiter rises into view during the monthly public viewing of the starts on Friday, June 16, beginning about 8 p.m. and lasting for several hours at the Westmont Observatory. This may be the final chance to see the planet with the college’s eight-inch refracting telescope during this summer’s viewings in Montecito. “It should still be… [Continue Reading]

Future Shines Bright for Recent Grads

Nicole Marsh earned a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

Several young Westmont alumni have earned awards for academic achievement, to conduct research, and to serve globally and explore new career opportunities. Aria Hamann ’16 has received a prestigious graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation to support her doctoral studies. In 2016, Hamann earned a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct hydrology research at the… [Continue Reading]

Summer Hoops Tourney Nets 32 Prep Teams 

Westmont hosts 32 high school basketball teams from the state of Washington to San Diego in two separate tournaments June 23-25 and June 30-July 2 in Murchison Gym. The 44th annual High School Summer Varsity Basketball Tournament games are played on Fridays from 1-11 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m.-1… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Museum Awards “Out of Place” Artists

Cody Cammbell’s “A House Divided” (collage) won Second Honorable Mention

Santa Barbara sculptor Joan Rosenberg-Dent won Best of Show and the $1,000 Diane Dodds and David Reichert First Prize at the May 18 opening reception of Westmont’s annual exhibition featuring Tri-Country artists through June 24 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Ro Snell won First Honorable Mention, Cody Cammbell won Second Honorable Mention, Tom Pazderka… [Continue Reading]

Popular Youth Sports Camps Return

Westmont kicks off its annual youth summer sports camps Monday, June 19, beginning with Sports Skills, which helps develop the motor skills of co-ed campers from ages 5-10, and girls soccer. In the following five weeks, an array of sports camps including archery/badminton, track and field, cheer, soccer, volleyball, baseball tennis and basketball will be… [Continue Reading]

Washington Elementary Leads Track Meet

Adams Elementary celebrates its second place finish

Athletes from eight local elementary schools competed in track and field events May 9 at the Westmont track. More than 200 students from Roosevelt, McKinley, Adams, Cleveland, Franklin, Monroe, Harding and Washington Elementary schools battled for local bragging rights, competing in about a dozen events. The annual All SBUSD Elementary Schools Track and Field Meet… [Continue Reading]