Students Arrive for Scholarship Competition

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About 100 semi-finalists begin arriving at Westmont Friday, Feb. 5, for the first Augustinian Scholarship competition that will award scholarships worth at least $35,000 per year to 30 applicants. Twenty-six students receive a $140,000 four-year scholarship, and four will receive the full-tuition Monroe Award each year beginning this fall. More than 50 students will participate… [Continue Reading]

Brooks to Speak at President’s Breakfast

David Brooks (photo: Josh Haner)

Tickets are now on sale. Purchase tickets here. David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book “The Road to Character,” will speak at the 11th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast Friday, March 4, at 7 a.m. at the Fess Parker: A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. Tickets, which cost $125 each, are available… [Continue Reading]

Luncheon Features Pulitzer Prize Winner

Dr. Jack Rakove

Jack Rakove, Pulitzer Prize-winning political author and professor at Stanford University, will speak about “Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, Adams and Madison: The Moral Vision of America’s Founding” on Friday, Feb. 5, to a sold-out audience at the Biltmore Santa Barbara. The sold-out luncheon is part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit Celebrates 19th Century French Culture

Eugène Boudin's "The Port of Bordeaux"

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art showcases work by some of the most recognized names in the annals of art history Jan. 14-March 19. “Barbizon, Realism, and Impressionism in France” features more than two dozen works from the Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree collection. An opening reception, Thursday, Jan. 14, from 4-6 p.m., is free and open… [Continue Reading]

Gergen Examines Reagan, Leadership

Gergen Speaking

Given the current political landscape, David Gergen offered a voice of optimism as he spoke to 170 people about his experiences as former adviser to four U.S. presidents on Nov. 20 at the Coral Casino. The luncheon was part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society. Gergen claimed his… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Fest ‘Gives Light to the Nations’

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The 11th annual Westmont Christmas Festival, a popular family tradition in Santa Barbara, features early and contemporary holiday music Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. The Saturday evening concert has already sold out. Purchase… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Tickets Go on Sale

ChristmasFestBalcony

Tickets to the 11th annual Westmont Christmas Festival go on sale Thursday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. This year’s performance, “I Will Give you as a Light to the Nations,” will be Dec. 4-5 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. all at First Presbyterian Church,… [Continue Reading]

Gergen Continues Leadership Series

Gergen Horizontal

David Gergen, former adviser to four U.S. presidents, will speak about “Eyewitness to Power: Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency” on Friday, Nov. 20, 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… [Continue Reading]

New Scholarship Helps South African Students

Westmont's Kerrwood Hall

A new scholarship will provide two full-ride scholarships each year for two South African students to attend Westmont. Beginning in fall 2016, two black, male graduates of Michaelhouse, a Christian boarding school for boys in KwaZulu-Natal, will receive these awards. In the scholarship’s fourth year and each subsequent year, eight Michaelhouse Scholarship students will study… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Welcomes MAW Fellows as Residents

Scott Reed, president and CEO of Music Academy of the West, and Gayle Beebe, Westmont president, flanked by Tiffany DeVries, dean of students, Margaret Cafarelli, Chair,  Kandy Luria-Budgor, board member Music Academy, Jonathan E. Steiner CFO/Vice President of Finance

Westmont will host 140 fellows from the Music Academy of the West in residence during the academy’s eight-week summer music festivals beginning in summer 2016. The academy fellows will reside in Clark and Armington Halls at Westmont. “We’re excited to establish a long-term partnership with this outstanding institution in our community,” says Westmont President Gayle… [Continue Reading]