Neither Rain, nor Thomas Fire: Westmont Mail Delivers

Vice Presidents Chris Call and Doug Jones

Two Westmont vice presidents and several other college employees retrieved and loaded up more than 550 packages from the Westmont Post Office ahead of a mandatory evacuation due to the massive Thomas Fire. Some of the packages included important medications and a particulate mask. When the college evacuated Dec. 10, Joanne Gish, assistant director of… [Continue Reading]

Fire Brigade Activated for Thomas Fire

The Westmont Fire Brigade

Members of the Westmont Fire Brigade, created following the 2008 Tea Fire, have remained on campus in case the Thomas Fire reaches the college. The Westmont volunteers, most of whom work at the college’s Physical Plant, will not be involved in battling structural fires but may be activated to extinguish spot fires on campus. Less… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Welcomes New Board Member

Denice Fellows

Santa Barbara resident Denice Fellows has joined the Westmont Foundation Board of Directors, which helps build connections between Westmont and the greater Santa Barbara community. Fellows, a California native, earned a bachelor’s degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before working in Sacramento as a volunteer coordinator for Sutter Health and as a district executive… [Continue Reading]

Kawasaki Offers Leadership Tips, Apple Insight

Renowned entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki explored leadership and innovation at a sold-out luncheon Nov. 3 in Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. Kawasaki’s speech, part of the Mosher Center’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, offered practical ways to influence and persuade people and change their minds in a moral and ethical way. Kawasaki said… [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]

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]

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]

Kawasaki to Speak at Leadership Luncheon

Guy Kawasaki speaks Nov. 3

Guy Kawasaki, renowned entrepreneur, will speak about “The Art of Innovation” at a luncheon Friday, Nov. 3, starting at noon in the Global Leadership Center. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, cost $75 per person and may be purchased online at westmont.edu/kawasaki. “Guy is one of… [Continue Reading]