Westmont Adds Four-Year Engineering Major

Westmont will offer a Bachelor of Science in engineering with a concentration in mechanical engineering beginning in fall 2019, blending a mix of courses in engineering, physics, mathematics and chemistry and grounding the program in the college’s liberal arts tradition. The new major continues Westmont’s tradition of cultivating innovation, collaboration, problem-solving and moral discernment in… [Continue Reading]

$1M Grant Helps Westmont Support Pastors

Westmont has received a $1 million grant to help establish Frontiers, offering opportunities for retreat, mentoring, intellectual and social engagement, and spiritual discernment to pastors just starting out in ministry or undergoing significant professional changes. The grant is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Fest Features ‘Song of Angels’

Christmas Festival tickets go on sale Thursday at 5 p.m.

Westmont hosts its 14th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir, Chamber Singers and Choral Union on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m., all at First Presbyterian Church,… [Continue Reading]

Kahneman Examines the Mind at Luncheon

Daniel Kahneman, the self-described godfather of behavioral economics, discussed his research about the mind, intuition and reason at a November 2 Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership luncheon in Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. A Nobel Prize winner in economics and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Kahneman wrote the bestselling book “Thinking, Fast… [Continue Reading]

Women’s Swim Coach Dives In  

Westmont is excited to begin its first women’s swimming team in fall 2019 with its newly hired head coach, Jill Jones Lin. “Jill has a strong pedigree in both swimming and Christian leadership,” says Dave Odell, Westmont athletic director. “Her energy and enthusiasm is palpable. She also has a strong understanding of athletics as part… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Launches New Ministry Grant

President’s Ministry Grants, a new Westmont award, benefit the children of parents or stepparents who minister full time for churches and Christian organizations. The grant represents a four-year commitment to cover any unmet need remaining after adding up academic scholarships, need-based grants and need-based loans. Incoming first-year students who have submitted applications to Westmont can… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Program Promotes Public Dialogue

Two Westmont professors seek to encourage dialogue on difficult issues in the local community. Deborah Dunn, professor of communication studies, and Rachel Winslow, director of the Westmont Center for Social Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of history, have created the Westmont Initiative for Public Dialogue and Deliberation to encourage citizens to participate in our democracy and… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Explores ‘Dream of America’

The Westmont Orchestra

The Westmont Fall Orchestra Concert, “The Dream of America,” explores the theme of the American experience in powerful and hopeful ways Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m., both at La Cumbre Junior High School. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission (students are free), may be purchased at… [Continue Reading]

Think Fast, Slow with Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and bestselling author “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” speaks at a luncheon Friday, Nov. 2, at noon in Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. Tickets to the event, which is sponsored by the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership, cost $100 per person… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming Lauds Kootstra, Niequist

Westmont will honor Howard Kootstra ’76, CEO and founder of Golden Empire Mortgage, and Shauna Niequist ’98, New York Times best-selling author, as Alumnus and Alumna of the Year during Homecoming 2018, Oct. 12-14. Dave Dettoni ’88, director of operations for Sudan Relief Fund, will receive the Global Service Award, and Alana Woodin ’10, educator… [Continue Reading]