Top Scientist to Speak at Commencement

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Henry “Fritz” Schaefer III, one of the most distinguished physical scientists in the world, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to David and Anna Grotenhuis, in honor of their generosity and support of Westmont’s students and service to the Santa… [Continue Reading]

Students Earn Fulbright Scholarships

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Two Westmont seniors, Aria Hamann and Jarrett Catlin, both Monroe Scholars, have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to conduct research and teach English outside the U.S. next year. Hamann will conduct hydrology research at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. She will be working with Dutch professor Boris van Breukelen to undertake an independent… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Conference Focuses on Millennials

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The 2016 Lead Where You Stand Conference features a dynamic, one-day event Thursday, June 2, focusing on leadership and the millennial generation. Held at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, the conference begins at noon, includes four talks and two meals, and ends at 8 p.m. The cost is $149 per person (westmont.edu/lead). President… [Continue Reading]

College Opens Neuroscience, Leadership Center

Linda and Bill Hughes

Thanks to a major gift, Westmont has established the Linda and Bill Hughes Center for Neuroscience and Leadership as part of the college’s new Institute for Global Learning and Leadership. “We’re deeply grateful to Bill and Linda Hughes for helping us develop a center that will apply cutting-edge discoveries in neuroscience to leadership development,” says… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Men’s Polo Rides High to Nationals

2016 USPA Western Regional Intercollegiate Champions: Coach John Westley, Hank Uretz, Tony Uretz and Michael Esparza

The Westmont Men’s Polo Team beat Stanford 19-3 on March 20 at the Central Coast Polo Club in San Luis Obispo to earn the 2016 USPA Western Regional Intercollegiate Championship. The team now gallops into the USPA National Intercollegiate Championship at the University of Connecticut April 4-10. The Warriors won national titles in 2013 and… [Continue Reading]

Martin Asher Joins Economics Department

Dr. Martin Asher

Martin Asher, former director of Research and Scholars Programs at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has joined the Westmont Economics and Business Department as professor of economics. He taught the honors sections of both microeconomics and macroeconomics at Wharton, earning the William G. Whitney Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching six times. He… [Continue Reading]

Brooks Examines Transcendent Happiness

Brooks speaks to more than 700 at the 11th annual breakfast

Despite the crush of daily life and the human culture we live in, there are moments in life that pierce through that. These moments form the basis for why David Brooks, New York Times columnist, wrote the best-selling book “The Road to Character.” Brooks explored the journey to a deeper inner life, explaining why selflessness… [Continue Reading]

College Launches ‘Strength for Today’

Two residential buildings will house students participating in leadership programs

Focusing on leadership, affordability and innovation, Westmont has launched its largest fundraising campaign ever, Strength for Today. Thanks to momentum at the college and broad support from supporters, the campaign has raised more than 90 percent of the $140 million goal. Strength for Today enhances leadership programs and funds construction of the Leadership Center and… [Continue Reading]

Brooks to Speak at Sold-Out Breakfast

David Brooks (photo: Josh Haner)

David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book “The Road to Character,” will speak at the sold-out 11th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast Friday, March 4, at 7 a.m. at the Fess Parker: A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. Brooks, a witty and astute commentator on politics and society, will speak about “The… [Continue Reading]

Talks Examine Liberal Arts, Social Change

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Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts explores how higher education prepares students to make social change at its 15th annual conference Feb. 4-6. The public is welcome to plenary sessions of the Conversation on the Liberal Arts, “From Inquiry to Impact: Social Transformation through Liberal Learning.” Speakers include alumna Rachel Goble ’05, co-founder and… [Continue Reading]