MBAR Praises Westmont Leadership Center Plans

The Leadership Center will house students participating in leadership programs

The Montecito Board of Architectural Review has completed the conceptual phase of its analysis of Westmont College’s designs for a new residential facility. The Montecito Planning Commission is expected to review the proposal, which is included in the college’s Master Plan, in July. Part of the new Westmont Institute for Global Learning and Leadership, the… [Continue Reading]

Columnist Brooks Speaks at Commencement

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David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times and political analyst on “PBS NewsHour,” will speak at Westmont’s Commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal in honor of all the local organizations that serve our community by assisting individuals and families facing enormous… [Continue Reading]

Grant to Fund Science Building Remodel

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The Fletcher Jones Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to Westmont toward the renovation of the college’s biology and chemistry labs. The grant will improve classroom and lab spaces inside Whittier Science Building, which opened in 1985. “Westmont has built a strong science program that offers students the ability to do significant research with professors… [Continue Reading]

Grotenhuis Estate Gift Will Fund 12 Scholarships Each Year at Westmont

David and Anna Grotenhuis with President Gayle D. Beebe

David and Anna Grotenhuis have planned a gift from their estate to Westmont College that will endow approximately 12 full-tuition scholarships focused on attracting culturally and ethnically diverse students and rewarding those with extraordinary musical accomplishment. “David and Anna’s gift will make a huge impact on our diversity initiative and our music programs,” says President… [Continue Reading]

Campus Abuzz Over Beekeepers Club, Hive

Daniel Erickson and the new bee hive

After more than a year of planning and preparing, Westmont welcomed a beehive to its campus in October. A member of the Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association and Westmont senior Daniel Erickson placed the top bar beehive in a remote area below the track to minimize risk to the bees and Westmont community. Erickson, who is… [Continue Reading]

Schulze to be Installed as Student Life VP

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Westmont officially installs Edee Schulze as vice president for student life at a special convocation ceremony Friday, Oct. 24, at 10:30 a.m. in Murchison Gym. Speakers will include President Gayle D. Beebe, Stu Cleek, associate dean for residence life; Brad Lau, vice president for student life at George Fox University; Carol Houston, Westmont trustee and… [Continue Reading]

Meacham Launches New Leadership Series

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Jon Meacham, presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner and contributing editor at Time magazine, speaks about “The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Jefferson and Jackson” on Friday, Oct. 10, at 12 p.m. at the Fess Parker—A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. The luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency,… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Grads Earn More in the Long Run

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The salaries of Westmont graduates fared well in two 2014 rankings that used data collected from the website PayScale. The Washington Post listed Westmont as No. 15 in the nation for colleges and universities with the greatest salary growth between average starting and average mid-career salaries. A Forbes magazine story identified Westmont as No. 23… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Launches Leadership Series

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What can we learn from the leadership of American presidents? Westmont will explore that question in the coming year through the Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency series, sponsored by the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership. “Westmont has long been committed to encouraging conversations that matter,” says President Gayle D. Beebe…. [Continue Reading]

Researchers Lay Up Diet Tips for Cagers

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An international collaboration of sports scientists, including researchers from Westmont College, have developed new nutritional practices that could help NBA players prepare for the upcoming season. Gregg Afman, Westmont professor of kinesiology, joined researchers at the University of Bath in England to study how sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, and carbohydrate supplements could be useful… [Continue Reading]