Westmont Releases 2011: A Year in Pictures for the iPad

"2011: A Year in Pictures" for the iPad

Enjoy splendid photography and get a sense of life at Westmont through a new iPad app. In “2011: A Year in Pictures” the college highlights key events with a series of stunning images by Westmont photographer M. Bradley Elliott. Optimized for the retina display of the latest iPad, the pictorial essay works well on all… [Continue Reading]

A Record 71 Students to Serve this Summer

Emmaus Road Core Team: Jon Puckett, Kaly Moehlenpah, Chelsea Davis, Briana Jones and Melissa Christensen

A record 71 Westmont students on a dozen teams will spend at least four weeks this summer serving communities around the world, including Bolivia, China, Guatemala, Nepal, Uganda, Spain, Japan, Israel and Indonesia. The student-led, staff-directed Emmaus Road program is in its 14th year, sponsoring activities that serve to increase awareness of global concerns, broadening… [Continue Reading]

Students Lauded for Servant Leadership

The 2012 David K. Winter Servant Leadership Award winners with Winter and Tim Wilson

The Westmont Student Life Office awarded 10 outstanding students for their leadership during the past year. The 12th annual David K. Winter Servant Leadership Awards are given each spring to students who show exemplary leadership through service at Westmont and in the community. Each recipient receives $1,000 toward next year’s school expenses. Incoming senior winners… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Degree Ranks High on PayScale

Madison Robertson '12 and Jeff Jonas '11 at the Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition

Westmont is ranked in the top 20 percent and is the highest Christian liberal arts school in a survey by PayScale, which looked at the return of investment at more than 850 U.S. colleges and universities. The ROI Rankings, which considered in-state and out-of-state tuition compared to average lifetime earnings, list Westmont as No. 172…. [Continue Reading]

‘Blue Like Jazz’ Author Speaks at Westmont

Author Donald Miller

New York Times best-selling author Donald Miller hosts a two-day workshop at Westmont June 8-9 to help people understand and plan their lives. Tickets to the Storyline Conference, which is sponsored by Westmont Impact, are $199 to $299 per person and available through www.westmontimpact.org. Storyline, based on Miller’s New York Times best-selling book “A Million… [Continue Reading]

Gates Urges Compromise in Face of Global Conflicts

Dr. Robert Gates at the Westmont President's Breakfast

Robert Gates, who was secretary of defense under two presidents, detailed the global threats to the U.S., while imploring the crowd of more than 750 people at the Westmont President’s Breakfast March 2 to elect real leaders willing to defend our interests and engage with the rest of the world. In the Grand Ballroom of… [Continue Reading]

Debate Tourney Rewards Students

Debate winner Chris Kyle '12

Senior religious studies majors Chris Kyle and Kaitlyn Turner were the big winners at the 16th annual Tournament of Expressions Speech and Debate Tournament Feb. 28. Kyle and Turner each earned $500 for winning the debate and speech portions respectively. The tournament was funded by the Westmont Provost’s Office and a generous gift from Montecito… [Continue Reading]

Students to Compete in Debate Finals

Jacob Miller '11 won last years' debate competition

The finals of the 16th annual Tournament of Expressions Speech and Debate Tournament features senior religious studies major Chris Kyle and sophomore philosophy major Megan Monroe on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Page Hall Multipurpose Room. The tournament is being funded by the Westmont Provost’s Office as well as a generous gift from… [Continue Reading]

Robert Gates to Speak at President’s Breakfast

Former defense secretary Robert Gates

Robert Gates, who served as a trusted advisor to eight U.S. presidents of both parties, will be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Westmont President’s Breakfast Friday, March 2, from 7-9 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. Tickets are $125 per person and go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 1, at… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Names Museum after Ridley-Tree

Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree

Westmont is naming its new museum in Adams Center for the Visual Arts the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art in honor of local philanthropist Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree. Ridley-Tree, a well-known Santa Barbara businesswoman and art connoisseur, has donated seven paintings by the famed 19th century French artist Camille Corot to the college, valued at $5… [Continue Reading]