Small Artworks Featured in Big Exhibition

Artwork by (clockwise from top left) Mary Heebner, Penelope Gottlieb, Charles Arnoldi and Squeak Carnwath.

Small-scale creations from artists across the country make up “5X5: An Invitational” at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art Nov. 30 through Dec. 18. A public reception on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 4-6 p.m., kicks off an online auction of the artwork (×5) with proceeds benefitting the museum. The online auction will be live, beginning Nov…. [Continue Reading]

Traditional Golf, Disc Golf to Collaborate

Disc golfer Tom Cole

Local disc golfers will join traditional golfers Monday, Oct. 17, at Montecito Country Club for the fourth annual William Wiersma Golf and Disc Tournament, which benefits the William Wiersma Memorial Scholarship Endowment at Westmont. Golfers will tee off at 1 p.m., following a light lunch at noon. Hors d’ oeuvres will be served at 6… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Soars in U.S. News Rankings

U.S. News & World Report selects Westmont as 90th best in nation

Westmont leaped nine spots in this year’s ranking of the best liberal arts colleges according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges, 2012 Edition.” Of the nation’s 252 liberal arts colleges, Westmont finished tied for 90th, its highest ranking as a national liberal arts college. It’s also the third straight year Westmont has… [Continue Reading]

Jackson Joins Westmont Foundation Board

New Westmont Foundation member Susan Jackson

Susan Jackson, a long-time volunteer in the Santa Barbara community, has joined the Westmont Foundation Board of Directors, which cultivates ties between the college and the community. Jackson is married to Palmer Jackson Jr., chief operating officer for Cogi, a technology start-up he co-founded in 2007. The foundation sponsors the Westmont President’s Breakfast, which features… [Continue Reading]

Fundraising Video Wins International Award

Westmont is honored with a prestigious award for its fundraising video, “Join the Movement”

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has honored Westmont with a Circle of Excellence Award for its video, “Join the Movement.” CASE, which serves more than 3,400 educational institutions and nonprofits in 68 countries, gives the annual award to programs that “epitomize the profession’s best practices, raise standards and contribute to a… [Continue Reading]

Students Earn Servant Leadership Awards

Some of the 2011 David K. Winter Servant Leadership Award winners with Dr. Winter (Center)

The Westmont Student Life Office awarded 10 outstanding students for their leadership during the past year. The David K. Winter Servant Leadership Award is given each spring to students who show exemplary leadership through service at Westmont and in the community. The recipients were selected from over 50 nominations submitted by faculty, staff and students. … [Continue Reading]

Construction Gives Way to the Sound of Music

Student Rebecca Shasberger practices inside the new music building

Music has replaced the sounds of construction at the historic Art Center, which has been transformed into Westmont’s new music building. The center, which housed Reynolds Gallery, is the new hub for Westmont’s burgeoning music department. The art department moved to Adams Center for the Visual Arts last fall, freeing up the two-story structure to… [Continue Reading]

Students to Circle the Globe to Serve this Summer

For the first time, Emmaus Road will send Westmont students to serve in Nepal

About two dozen Westmont students will spend at least one month this summer serving communities around the world, including Guatemala, Bolivia, Uganda, China and Nepal. The Emmaus Road program is in its 13th year, sponsoring activities that serve to increase awareness of global concerns, broadening the worldview of students and promoting the value of diversity…. [Continue Reading]

Former President Honored at Winter Hall Dedication

President Gayle D. Beebe poses outside Winter Hall with President Emeritus David Winter and former president Stan Gaede

Former President Stan Gaede joined President Emeritus David Winter and his wife, Helene, at the dedication ceremony for the David K. Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics on May 5. “I’ve had some pretty good moments on this campus,” Gaede said mentioning his marriage proposal to Judy at Voskuyl Chapel. “But this is one of… [Continue Reading]

Adams Center for the Arts is Dedicated

Professor Emeritus Tony Askew cuts the ribbon leading to the Westmont Museum of Art with Museum Director Judy Larson, Art Council President Mary Beth Vogelzang and Trustee Patty Martin

The Adams Center for the Visual Arts was officially dedicated in a brief ceremony May 6. Westmont Trustee Walter Hansen talked about the role of the visual arts at the college, describing the Adams Center as a place to play, to be human and to worship. “Now, right here at the center of campus we… [Continue Reading]