Academy Hits Right Notes for Young Musicians

The third annual Westmont Academy for Young Artists (WAYA), an intensive two-week program for local musicians ages 10-18, is Aug. 7-18 at Westmont.  Tuition costs $1575 with a $25 application fee. Scholarships are available at wayamusic.com. WAYA is designed to significantly improve students’ instrumental technique and musical artistry. “This training will help students prepare for… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit Applauds Area’s Abstract Artists

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features the works of more than two dozen artists who have ties to the Santa Barbara community in “How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara: 1945-1990” from July 6-Aug. 5. A free, public opening reception is Thursday, July 6, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. These artists, many of whom… [Continue Reading]

Jupiter Jumps into June Viewing

Jupiter rises into view during the monthly public viewing of the starts on Friday, June 16, beginning about 8 p.m. and lasting for several hours at the Westmont Observatory. This may be the final chance to see the planet with the college’s eight-inch refracting telescope during this summer’s viewings in Montecito. “It should still be… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Museum Awards “Out of Place” Artists

Cody Cammbell’s “A House Divided” (collage) won Second Honorable Mention

Santa Barbara sculptor Joan Rosenberg-Dent won Best of Show and the $1,000 Diane Dodds and David Reichert First Prize at the May 18 opening reception of Westmont’s annual exhibition featuring Tri-Country artists through June 24 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Ro Snell won First Honorable Mention, Cody Cammbell won Second Honorable Mention, Tom Pazderka… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Adds Data Analytics Major

Dr. Ray Rosentrater

Westmont students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in data analytics, a new and fast-growing way of understanding the world that is valued by employers. Professors in the Westmont mathematics, computer science, and economics and business departments collaborated in creating the new interdisciplinary major. Corporations and policy makers hire data analysts to study and accurately… [Continue Reading]

Class of 2017 Receives ‘Showers of Blessing’

    Nearly 5,000 family members and friends soaked in the pageantry of a Westmont Commencement that honored 300 graduates (103 with honors) during a drizzly morning May 6 at Carr Field. Paul Delaney, Westmont English professor, dubbed the occasion “making memories in the mist.” By the time Commencement speaker reached the podium, the mist… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Choir Tour Visits Italy, Austria

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont College Choir and Chamber Singers will visit Ventura and Los Angeles before flying to Northern Italy and Austria. The free performances will be Sunday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, and Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church of Ventura. The performances feature… [Continue Reading]

Local Artists Featured in ‘Out of Place’

Nina Warner - Salinas Pump House - Gouache on Archival Board

Ruth Estévez, the director and curator of the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in downtown Los Angeles since 2012, juries Westmont’s annual exhibition featuring Tri-Country artists May 18-June 24 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, opening reception for “Out of Place,” which features 36 local artists, is Thursday, May 18, from… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Mourns Loss of Alumnus

Kabogoza receives his diploma at Commencement 2016

The Westmont community mourns the loss of alumnus Davies Kabogoza ’16, who died April 29 while stand-up paddle boarding in the Santa Barbara Harbor. The 30-year-old from Uganda earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and worked as a physical therapy aide at Hayashida Physical Therapy. “The entire Westmont family is grief-stricken in the loss of… [Continue Reading]

Old Testament Professor to Retire

Dr. Tremper Longman III

Tremper Longman III, prolific author, popular speaker and beloved religious studies professor, is retiring from Westmont to be closer to his children and grandchildren on the East Coast. Longman taught at Westminster Theological Seminary for 18 years before coming to Westmont where he taught for 19 years. He was installed as the first Robert H…. [Continue Reading]