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]

Important Information from Student Life

Students pray at Murchison Gym ahead of the campus evacuation (photo by Edee Schulze)

Dear Westmont Students, This has been quite a week for all of us–faculty, staff and students–along with the communities from Santa Paula to Santa Barbara. The fire and smoke have affected so many.  We extend our prayers to all those who have had their lives shaken by the Thomas Fire. We are confident of God’s… [Continue Reading]

Dance Concert Canceled this Weekend

Weekend performances of “On the Edge,” Westmont’s Fall Dance Concert,  have been canceled. A free, one-time only showing has been tentatively rescheduled to Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in Porter Theatre. If you have already purchased a ticket for the weekend and would like a refund, please email bwhitcomb@westmont.edu.. Susan Alexander, adjunct dance professor and… [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]

Westmont To Light Beloved Pickle Tree

The Westmont Pickle Tree

Westmont ushers in the Christmas season with the 16th annual Pickle Tree Lighting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m. at Kerrwood Lawn. Following holiday music and the Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch that lights the 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known as the Pickle Tree. The event is… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Offers November Concerts

Singer Daniel Prykhitko

Westmont student musicians and composers show off their talents at four free concerts this month, all of which are at Deane Chapel, located on Westmont’s lower campus. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert, featuring Westmont’s own student composers led by Steve Butler, is Friday, Nov. 3, at… [Continue Reading]

Chamber Orchestra, Winds Offer Fall Concert

The Westmont Brass Ensemble

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensembles will present their fall concert Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in Deane Chapel, on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. The concert will feature the Westmont Brass Ensemble, Chamber Woodwinds, Bassoon Quartet, and Chamber Orchestra under Paul Mori. They will perform several pieces, including “Canzona No.1” by… [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]

Young Voices in Harmony at Choral Fest

The 2017-18 Westmont College Choir

This year’s annual Fall Choral Festival, featuring 12 ensembles from 11 high schools and the Westmont Choir, Choral Union and Chamber Singers, is Friday, Oct. 27, at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., both at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Half of the choirs will perform at 4:45 p.m. and the remaining half will… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Concert Honors Reformation

The 2017-18 Westmont Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra Fall Concert features musical celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and solo performances by two Westmont piano students on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Rd., and Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets, which… [Continue Reading]