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]

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]

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]

Emmaus Road Teams Head to Six Countries

Taiwan/South Korea: Jonathan Cleek, Jared Gunderson, Savannah Richey, Nick Choi, Caleb Rodriguez, Kristine Choe, Miho Kim, Kaylee Yoon, Allison Judy

This summer, 26 Westmont students will spend at least four weeks serving communities around the world on five teams in six countries, including Spain, Uganda, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia and Peru. The students have been meeting weekly during the spring semester to train for their specific trips. Started nearly two decades ago, the student-led, staff-directed Emmaus… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Musicians Sweep PASF Competition

Erik Fauss

Westmont student musicians swept the top three instrumental honors April 30 at the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation finals. Junior Erik Fauss (viola) won first place ($5,000), Senior Lalia Mangione (violin) won second place and junior Tim Beccue (cello) won third place. “In their early 20s, these were the youngest competitors in the finals,” says Michael… [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]

Event Honors Inspiring Students-Athletes

The 23rd annual Golden Eagle Awards Dinner April 5 honored a dozen Westmont scholar-athletes who have exceled athletically and in the classroom while being a faithful follower of Christ. This year’s winners were Jacob Grant, men’s cross country; Olivia Wood, women’s track and field; Andrew Devian, baseball; Sophia Fuller, women’s soccer; Isabel Lee, women’s tennis;… [Continue Reading]

Mallampalli Awarded Foundation Chair

Dr. Chandra Mallampalli

Chandra Mallampalli, Westmont professor of history, has been selected as the second recipient of the Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair in Social Science. The Fletcher Jones Foundation created the chair to rotate among deserving faculty within the social science division. Professor Mallampalli succeeds Rick Pointer, professor of history, who has held the chair since its… [Continue Reading]