Concert Features Dancers ‘On The Edge’

“On the Edge,” Westmont’s Fall Dance Concert, will feature pieces from faculty, students and alumni on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. Tickets to the concert, which features more than 20 student dancers, cost $10 for general admission; $7 for students,… [Continue Reading]

Augustinian Painting Unveiled for Beebes

Gayle and Pam Beebe pose with the painting after chapel

Westmont trustee Walter Hansen and Bruce Herman, Lothlorien distinguished professor in fine arts at Gordon College, presented President Gayle D. Beebe and his wife, Pam, with a commissioned portrait of Saint Augustine on Oct. 27 in Westmont chapel. The gift honors the couple’s 10 years of service at Westmont. In Beebe’s book “Longing for God,”… [Continue Reading]

Annual Christmas Fest To Spread Love

The Westmont Christmas Festival

Westmont hosts its 13th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir and Choral Union on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m., all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E…. [Continue Reading]

Westmont To Light Beloved Pickle Tree

The Westmont Pickle Tree

Westmont ushers in the Christmas season with the 16th annual Pickle Tree Lighting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m. at Kerrwood Lawn. Following holiday music and the Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch that lights the 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known as the Pickle Tree. The event is… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hires New Enrollment VP

Irene E. Neller, vice president for enrollment, marketing and college communications

Irene E. Neller will serve as vice president for enrollment, marketing and college communications at Westmont beginning December 1. She will manage admissions, strategic marketing, branding, communications, creative production, public relations and social media programs. “Irene brings an extensive background and passion for marketing leadership in Christian higher education,” says President Gayle D. Beebe. “She… [Continue Reading]

College Dedicates Leadership Center

President Beebe and Board of Trustee Chair Peter Thorrington cut the ribbon

About 400 people gathered at Westmont’s Global Leadership Center (GLC) to officially dedicate the central building and two surrounding residence halls on Oct. 13. The college, which celebrated its 80th year at Homecoming festivities during the weekend, developed the idea for the building about seven years ago following a 25-city listening tour led by President… [Continue Reading]

Young Voices in Harmony at Choral Fest

The 2017-18 Westmont College Choir

This year’s annual Fall Choral Festival, featuring 12 ensembles from 11 high schools and the Westmont Choir, Choral Union and Chamber Singers, is Friday, Oct. 27, at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., both at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Half of the choirs will perform at 4:45 p.m. and the remaining half will… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Concert Honors Reformation

The 2017-18 Westmont Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra Fall Concert features musical celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and solo performances by two Westmont piano students on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Rd., and Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets, which… [Continue Reading]

College to Dedicate Leadership Center

A ribbon-cutting for the GLC is Oct. 13

President Gayle D. Beebe and the Westmont Board of Trustees officially dedicate the new Global Leadership Center (GLC) on Friday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. The free, public ribbon-cutting ceremony will feature several speeches, the Westmont College Choir and conclude with a tour of the new 45,000-square-foot facility. Featured speakers include Beebe, Reed Sheard, vice… [Continue Reading]

Batstone to Explore Why ‘Charity is Dead’

David Batstone in Barcelona (photo: Louise Andersen)

Westmont alumnus David Batstone ’80, a former Silicon Valley venture capitalist whose current work engages human rights activism around the globe, will give a lecture about “Charity is Dead: Reinventing Compassion and World Change” on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Westmont in San Francisco and Global Studies… [Continue Reading]