Poetry Reading Features Teddy Macker

Poet Teddy Macker

Teddy Macker, Santa Barbara writer and poet, reads from his collection “This World” and other recent works in a poetry reading, Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Kerrwood Hall. The event, part of the Westmont Reading Series, is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Paul Willis,… [Continue Reading]

Renovations Enhance Beloved Chapel

Warm light basks in the renovated prayer chapel. These temporary chairs will be replaced with wood-framed, fabric-covered chairs

The Nancy Voskuyl Prayer Chapel, built in 1961, is undergoing renovation to enhance students’ experience in the beloved space. Built to memorialize President Roger Voskuyl’s daughter, who was killed in a 1959 car accident, the chapel had begun to deteriorate externally and internally. Beginning in summer 2016, crews painted the outside of the building, repaired… [Continue Reading]

Westmont in Top 100 for Ninth Straight Year

Westmont remains in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges in U.S. News & World Report for the ninth straight year. “America’s Best Colleges, 2018 Edition” lists Westmont as tied for No. 96 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges. Only eight other liberal arts colleges in California appear in the top 100: Pomona (T-6th), Claremont… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Language, Life of Adoption

Kelley Nikondeha

Westmont alumna Kelley (Johnson ’91) Nikondeha, co-director of Communities of Hope, a community development enterprise in Burundi, explores the concept of adoption and reflects on the mystery of belonging to God’s big family on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge. The Erasmus Society Lecture, “The Language and Life of Being Adopted,” is… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Aquaponics, Agriculture

Clayton Garland (left) and Julian Cantando (right) own Eco-Conscious Aquaponics (Kathryn Barnes/KCRW)

Clayton Garland, local farmer and aquaponics expert, explores ways to grow environmentally conscious produce in a talk, “Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaponics,” Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Founders Room. The lecture, part of Westmont’s Sustainability Speaker Series, is free and open to the public. Garland founded Eco-Conscious Aquaponics, a Santa Barbara… [Continue Reading]

Events Focus on ‘Tattoos on the Heart’

Rev. Greg Boyle speaks in Westmont chapel Jan. 22

Westmont hosts several discussions and chapel talks stemming from this year’s Westmont Summer Reads book, “Tattoos on the Heart,” by Rev. Gregory Boyle. Rachel Winslow, director of the Westmont Center for Social Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of history, speaks about “Tattoos on the Heart” Friday, Sept. 15, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. in chapel at Murchison Gym…. [Continue Reading]

Talented Class of 2021 Arrives at Westmont

New students will take their First Walk on Friday

The 352 students representing the class of 2021 and 58 new transfer students arrive for Orientation Thursday, Aug. 24.  The first day of classes for all Westmont students is Monday, Aug. 28. The 410 new students, including 19 international, missionary or third-culture students, represent 15 countries and 27 U.S. states. Nine percent of the students… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Eclipse Gauchos in Cross-Town Soccer Match

The Warriors pose with the Bryant & Sons Cup at Thorrington Field on Aug. 21.

Westmont men’s soccer stunned cross-town rival UC Santa Barbara 2-1 Aug. 19 in the annual Bryant & Sons Cup game at Harder Stadium. It’s the first time since 2000 that the Warriors have defeated the Gauchos, who were named as the North Division favorite in the Big West Conference for the fifth straight year in… [Continue Reading]

Students Move Into New Residence Hall

Seniors Nathan Cha and Nadine Lara

The first Westmont students moved into the Global Leadership Center, a 45,000-square-foot facility east of Van Kampen Hall that features two residence halls and a central leadership building with a large lounge, classroom, seminar room, office spaces, coffee shop and more. Through the Strength for Today Campaign, the college raised $34.1 million to build the… [Continue Reading]

Museum Explores Modern Guatemalan Art

Baile del Venado, Santiago Atitlan by Daniel Chauche

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art offers a rare glimpse of modern and contemporary art from Guatemala in an exhibition, “Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960–Present,” from Sept. 17-Dec. 17. The exhibition, which includes works that will be shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop, is… [Continue Reading]