Talk to Examine Civil Rights Tragedy

Dr. Dave Tell

Westmont alumnus Dave Tell ’98, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas, explores the emergence of commemorations for the life of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American teenager who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955. “The Emmett Till Memory Project,” sponsored by the Erasmus Society Lectureship endowment, is free and open to the… [Continue Reading]

Commencement Honors Class of 2016

Under cloudy skies, 299 bright Westmont seniors celebrated their graduation May 7 at a lush Carr Field. About 5,000 family members and friends witnessed the pageantry as the college honored its top graduates and professors. Of the 299 students, 105 of them graduated with honors. Henry “Fritz” Schaefer III, one of the most distinguished physical… [Continue Reading]

Westmont to Break Ground on New Facilities

Westmont's Global Leadership Center

Westmont breaks ground on new facilities for the college’s Global Leadership Center on Thursday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. at the construction site, east of Van Kampen Hall. The ceremony is open to the public. The project includes two residential buildings and the Leadership Center. Strength for Today, a five-year capital campaign, has raised funds… [Continue Reading]

Record Number of Students Offer research

Megan Korff, a double major in chemistry and biology, presents her research in 2015

The 20th annual Westmont College Student Research Symposium celebrates a record 41 research projects by a record 60 students on Thursday, April 21, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Winter Hall Atrium. The event, which highlights the noteworthy work by students from the humanities, social sciences and the natural and behavioral sciences, is free and open… [Continue Reading]

Top Scientist to Speak at Commencement

The 2015 Golden Warriors

Henry “Fritz” Schaefer III, one of the most distinguished physical scientists in the world, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to David and Anna Grotenhuis, in honor of their generosity and support of Westmont’s students and service to the Santa… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Conference Focuses on Millennials


The 2016 Lead Where You Stand Conference features a dynamic, one-day event Thursday, June 2, focusing on leadership and the millennial generation. Held at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, the conference begins at noon, includes four talks and two meals, and ends at 8 p.m. The cost is $149 per person ( President… [Continue Reading]

Downtown Talk Examines Holy Land Wars

Drs. Bruce Fisk and Caryn Reeder

Two religious studies professors will reflect on domestic violence and wars of conquest in the Bible and in the contemporary Middle East in a lecture, “Violence in the Holy Land Then and Now,” on Thursday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The Westmont Downtown lecture, sponsored by the Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Marriage, ‘Middlemarch’

Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley

Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, professor of English at Westmont, examines the expectation of marriage through George Eliot’s novel “Middlemarch” in a lecture, “Marriage Law Reform, Singleness, and Middlemarch” on Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Gender Studies Lecture is free and open to the public. “I hope the… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Women, Christian Higher Ed

Dr. Lauren Winner

Lauren Winner, assistant professor of Christian spirituality at Duke Divinity School, delivers a lecture, “Beyond the Calm Waters: Some Musings on Women and Christian Higher Education,” on Wednesday, March 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The lecture, sponsored by the Lilly Endowment NetVUE grant, is free and open to the… [Continue Reading]

Schloss Headlines Good Friday Breakfast

Dr. Jeff Schloss

Jeff Schloss, who directs the Center of Faith, Ethics and Life Sciences and is T.B. Walker professor in the natural and behavioral sciences at Westmont, speaks at the Channel Islands YMCA’s 39th annual Good Friday Breakfast on Friday, March 25, at 7 a.m. at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort. Tickets to the breakfast cost $50…. [Continue Reading]