Westmont Hosts Tree Lighting, Santa  


Westmont kicks off the Christmas season with the 14th annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Kerrwood Lawn on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. Following caroling and the annual Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch that lights a 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known for the past 10 years as the… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Fest ‘Gives Light to the Nations’


The 11th annual Westmont Christmas Festival, a popular family tradition in Santa Barbara, features early and contemporary holiday music Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. The Saturday evening concert has already sold out. Purchase… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Tickets Go on Sale


Tickets to the 11th annual Westmont Christmas Festival go on sale Thursday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. This year’s performance, “I Will Give you as a Light to the Nations,” will be Dec. 4-5 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. all at First Presbyterian Church,… [Continue Reading]

Campus Comes Alive with Music this Month

The Westmont Quartet, featuring Issac Kay, Tim, Beccue, Katrina Whitman, Sierra Farrar, performs Nov. 20

Westmont student musicians and composers present diverse concerts this month, all free and in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m highlights new works by Westmont student composers performed by both fellow students and the… [Continue Reading]

Gergen Continues Leadership Series

Gergen Horizontal

David Gergen, former adviser to four U.S. presidents, will speak about “Eyewitness to Power: Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency” on Friday, Nov. 20, 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… [Continue Reading]

Scholarship Makes Westmont More Affordable


Beginning in fall 2016, Westmont will award scholarships covering $140,000 for four years of study to 30 applicants each year. An extraordinary gift from a generous donor will fund the new Augustinian Scholarship and Honors Program. By 2019, 120 Augustinian Scholars will benefit each year from significant financial assistance and challenging coursework. “In the fifth… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Highlight Impact of Illustration

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson, associate professor of art at Westmont, reveals the collective impact of illustration on our culture in a talk Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “The Art All Around Us: Illustration and Visual Culture in America,” is free and open to the public…. [Continue Reading]

Shasberger, Orchestra Celebrate 10 Years

The 2015-16 Westmont College Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra celebrates its 10th anniversary season performing brilliantly colorful music by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Glazunov and Aaron Copland. The Fall Orchestra Concert, which includes a piece by alumnus Daniel Gee, adjunct instructor in theory and composition at Westmont, is Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room, and Sunday, Oct…. [Continue Reading]

Alum Stages Two New Plays at Westmont


Westmont alumna Diana Lynn Small ’09, who graduated from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin in 2015, has written two plays being produced Oct. 16-24 at Westmont. “Good Day,” directed by Mitchell Thomas, Westmont associate professor of theater, is Oct. 16-24 at 7 p.m. in Porter Theatre. “Mad &… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming to Honor Niva Tro

Dr. Nivaldo Tro

Westmont will honor chemistry professor Nivaldo Tro ’85 as Alumnus of the Year during Homecoming 2015 Oct. 2-4. Tro, who has taught at Westmont since 1990, was born and raised in Culver City, Calif., after his parents emigrated from Havana, Cuba, in 1959. The Westmont alumnus earned a doctorate in chemistry from Stanford for researching… [Continue Reading]