Duhigg to Speak at Leadership Luncheon

Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and bestselling author speaks about “The Habitual Pursuit of Excellence” Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at noon in the Coral Casino at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, cost… [Continue Reading]

Alums Flock to Westmont for Tree Lighting

The Pickle Tree on Kerrwood Lawn

Westmont ushers in the Christmas season with the15th annual Pickle Tree Lighting at Kerrwood Lawn on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. Following holiday music and the Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch that lights the 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known as the Pickle Tree. The event is free… [Continue Reading]

Dancers ‘Connecting…’ with Concertgoers

Kyndal Vogt '17

Westmont’s Fall Dance Concert features choreography from students, faculty and alumni on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. Tickets to “Connecting…” cost $10 for general admission; $7 for students, seniors or children, and may be purchased online at westmont.edu/boxoffice or by… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Spreads Hope, Peace

Westmont presents its 12th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir and Choral Union, Dec. 2-3 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets to this year’s… [Continue Reading]

The Bard’s Complete Walk Arrives in SB

Merckx Dascomb in "As You Like It"

Santa Barbara celebrates the remarkable life and work of Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death by hosting a series of performances, including three plays, by an international coalition of theaters and arts organizations Nov. 17-20. “Shakespeare@400.SantaBarbara” includes the Complete Walk, 37 specially made short films commissioned and created by Shakespeare’s Globe London, originally… [Continue Reading]

Talk Offers a Peek of ‘Shakespeare@400’

Karly Kuntz, Ben Thomas and Merckx Dascomb star in "As You Like It" Nov. 18

John Blondell and Mitchell Thomas, Westmont theater arts professors, reflect on the lasting legacy of William Shakespeare while previewing “Shakespeare@400,” a citywide celebration of Shakespeare, in a talk Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Celebrating Shakespeare@400 in Santa Barbara,” is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

Life Without Limbs Founder in Chapel

Nicholas Vujicic

Nicholas Vujicic, born without arms and legs, speaks in chapel on Friday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. in Westmont’s Murchison Gym. The 45-minute chapel service is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The early days were difficult for Vujicic, who credits his faith in God for overcoming those… [Continue Reading]

Star Party to Feature Wild Duck Cluster

The Westmont Observatory

Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will take advantage of a late rising waning moon to zoom in on several distant globular clusters at this month’s free public viewing of the stars Friday, Oct. 21, beginning about 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. The moon won’t rise until after 11 p.m., allowing Thomas… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming to Honor Outstanding Alumni

Westmont will honor the late William S. “Bill” Klug ’98 and Angie Hill ’90 as Alumnus and Alumna of the Year during Homecoming 2016 Oct. 14-16. Jeff Dykstra ’92, co-founder and CEO of Partners in Food Solutions, will receive the Global Service Award, and Matt Blickendorf ’08, an emergency physician in Indianapolis, has earned the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Alumni Earn Top Salaries

Adams Center at Westmont

PayScale has released its 2016-2017 College Salary Report, which lists Westmont graduates’ salary potential in four distinct categories: No. 16 among national liberal arts colleges, No. 14 among all California colleges, No. 17 nationally for business majors and No. 74 for all U.S. universities and colleges. At No. 16 in its Best Liberal Art Colleges… [Continue Reading]