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]

Duhigg Explores Habit, Leadership at Luncheon

Charles Duhigg spoke Jan. 20 at the Coral Casino

Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter, discussed how we form habits and develop mental routines at a Jan. 20 luncheon at the Coral Casino at Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore Santa Barbara. His talk, “The Habitual Pursuit of Excellence,” focused on teaching better leadership skills. About 160 people attended the Mosher Foundation… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra to Play at the Kennedy Center

The Westmont Orchestra performs at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Feb. 20

The Westmont Orchestra celebrates President’s Day by performing at the fourth annual 2017 Capital Orchestra Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. They join at least two other accomplished symphony orchestras selected for the Monday, Feb. 20, event at the historic venue. For tickets or more information, please… [Continue Reading]

McChrystal Speaks at Westmont Breakfast

General Stanley McChrystal

General Stan McChrystal, a bestselling author, a popular college teacher and one of the most revered military officers of his generation, will speak at the 12th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on Friday, March 3, from 7-9 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Fess Parker: A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. Tickets cost $125 per person… [Continue Reading]

DeBoer Earns National Prize for Book

Dr. Lisa DeBoer

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts presented Lisa DeBoer, professor of art history at Westmont, the 2016 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Non-Fiction for her book, “The Visual Arts and the Worshiping Church,” at its 26th annual National Conference on Oct. 14 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. DeBoer’s book explores a neglected… [Continue Reading]

Duhigg to Speak at Leadership Luncheon

Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and bestselling author speaks about “The Habitual Pursuit of Excellence” Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, 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 in American Society, cost… [Continue Reading]

99 Cents Only CMO Joins Trustees

Westmont Trustee Jack Sinclair

Jack Sinclair, chief merchandising officer of 99 Cents Only Stores, has joined the Westmont Board of Trustees. Sinclair, whose daughter Kirsty is a junior at Westmont, is a native of Glasgow, Scotland, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Strathclyde. The 32-member board of trustees oversees the operations of the college…. [Continue Reading]

The Bard’s Complete Walk Arrives in SB

Merckx Dascomb in "As You Like It"

Santa Barbara celebrates the remarkable life and work of Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death by hosting a series of performances, including three plays, by an international coalition of theaters and arts organizations Nov. 17-20. “Shakespeare@400.SantaBarbara” includes the Complete Walk, 37 specially made short films commissioned and created by Shakespeare’s Globe London, originally… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Alumni Earn Top Salaries

Adams Center at Westmont

PayScale has released its 2016-2017 College Salary Report, which lists Westmont graduates’ salary potential in four distinct categories: No. 16 among national liberal arts colleges, No. 14 among all California colleges, No. 17 nationally for business majors and No. 74 for all U.S. universities and colleges. At No. 16 in its Best Liberal Art Colleges… [Continue Reading]

Westmont in Top 100 for 8th Straight Year

Westmont remains in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth straight year. “America’s Best Colleges, 2017 Edition” lists Westmont as tied for No. 99 out of the nation’s liberal arts colleges. Only eight other liberal arts colleges in California appear in the top 100: Pomona (T-4th),… [Continue Reading]