Fringe Fest Arrives Bigger than Ever

A record 85 Westmont students will take part in 27 individual, new pieces of theater, dance and film at the Westmont Fringe Festival on April 20 and 23 at 7 p.m., April 21 at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 3 p.m. at various locations in and around Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Festival passes ($15 general… [Continue Reading]

Watts Pastor to Speak at Commencement

Carol Houston, who serves the Watts community as senior pastor of Bethel Unspeakable Joy Church, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to Patrick Enthoven, a former treasurer and director of Direct Relief, a Santa Barbara-based humanitarian aid organization active in… [Continue Reading]

Steve Julio Co-Recipient of Major NIH Grant

Dr. Steve Julio

The National Institutes of Health, the primary agency of the U.S. government responsible for biomedical and health-related research, has awarded Steve Julio, Westmont associate professor of biology, and his collaborators at the University of North Carolina a $1.6 million grant over five years. The grant will be used to explore a bacterial regulatory control system… [Continue Reading]

Leadership Conference Features Brooks

David Brooks at the 2016 Westmont President's Breakfast

New York Times columnist David Brooks speaks at Westmont’s third annual Lead Where You Stand Conference, which takes place May 31-June 2. Tickets to the three-day event include all materials and meals and cost $499. Purchase them online at westmont.edu/lead. Exploring the theme, Make Your Life and Leadership Count, Brooks presents new ideas about leadership,… [Continue Reading]

Spring Sing to Celebrate 56th at SB Bowl

Westmont’s Spring Sing, a student-performed variety show and competition between residence halls, celebrates its 56th anniversary on Saturday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Tickets, which are $25 for general admission and $11 for children 12 and under, can be purchased through AXS.com or at the bowl box office. The tradition… [Continue Reading]

Masterworks Includes Mozart Vespers

Katie Ogata

The Choral Masterworks Concert, featuring selections by Georg Philipp Telemann, Thomas Linley Jr. and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 305 East Anapamu Street. Admission is $10, students are free. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. Teleman (1681-1767) was perhaps the… [Continue Reading]

Stargazers to Glimpse Open Clusters

The Westmont Observatory is open to the public every third Friday of the month

The Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, will focus on several open clusters that will be at the zenith Friday, March 17, beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting several hours. Among these grouping of stars will be M35 near the ankles of Gemini, the Twins.  “This… [Continue Reading]

Students Spend Spring Break Serving Globally

More than 200 Westmont students are in Ensenada for the 40th anniversary of Potter's Clay

About 262 Westmont students will spend spring break, March 11-18, volunteering for various service projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Salt Lake City, Mexico and Haiti. About 216 students traveled from Westmont to Ensenada on March 10 for Potter’s Clay, a student-led service trip that is celebrating its 40th anniversary, making it one… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Stages ‘Richard III’ in Black Box

John Blondell, Westmont professor of theater arts, directs a Lit Moon Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” presenting the king’s Machiavellian rise to power and short reign, on March 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Hall Black-Box Theatre. Tickets, which cost $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors, may be… [Continue Reading]

Event Explores Liberal Arts, Fragile Planet

Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley speaks at the 2016 Conversation on the Liberal Arts

Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts examines ways a liberal arts education might encourage sustainability and ecological efforts at its 16th annual conference March 23-25. Plenary sessions of the Conversation on the Liberal Arts, “Liberal Arts for a Fragile Planet” are free and open to the public. Registration, which includes all meals Friday dinner… [Continue Reading]