Westmont Tops Forbes’ Best ROI Colleges

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For the second straight year, Forbes Magazine has ranked Westmont in the top 100 colleges and universities in its survey, “The 100 Top ROI Colleges 2014: The Grateful Grads Index.” Westmont, No. 81, is one of three Christian colleges in the list and just one of eight schools in California, including Claremont McKenna, Stanford, California… [Continue Reading]

Warren to Speak to Record Number of Grads

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Pastor Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., and author of the book, “The Purpose-Driven Life,” will speak at Westmont’s Commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe will give the Westmont medal to long-time Montecito neighbor Annette Simmons and her late husband, Harold, who… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Polo Repeats as National Champions

John Westley, David Samaniego, Tony Uretz, Patrick Uretz, Jake Bergman and Wendy Westley (Frances Hinkle, franceshinkle.smugmug.com)

The Westmont Men’s Polo team has repeated as national champions, beating the University of Virginia, 16-13 on April 12 at ERG Arena at Brookshire, Texas. The Warriors beat Colorado State University in the U.S. Polo Association National Intercollegiate Championship last year for the college’s first polo title. Westmont made it to the championship game this year… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Finale Includes ‘Lord of the Rings’

The 2014 Westmont College Orchestra

Michael Shasberger, Westmont’s Adams professor of music and worship, conducts the Westmont Orchestra during the Concerto Concert on Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road, and Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. General admission is $10… [Continue Reading]

Polo Prepares to Repeat as National Champs

Westmont Men's Polo 2014

The National Champion Westmont Men’s Polo Team will have a final tuneup Saturday, April 5, playing against Westmont alumni at 11 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Polo Club. The Warriors will defend their title in the U.S. Polo Association National Intercollegiate Championship against Cornell University on Thursday, April 10, at 9 a.m. (PDT) at ERG… [Continue Reading]

Senior Art Show Offers a Sense of Location

Westmont Senior Show 2014 revision

Sixteen graduating art majors present their capstone projects while paying homage to the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art on April 3-May 3. The public is invited to a free, opening reception Thursday, April 3, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. The senior exhibition, “34°26’59.33”N, 119°39’43.29”W,” reflects the longitude and latitude coordinates of the museum that… [Continue Reading]

Law Class to Debate Supreme Court Case

Dr. Jesse Covington

Ten Westmont students will simulate a U.S. Supreme Court trial hinging on the First Amendment Thursday, April 3, from 7-8 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The Constitutional Law class will try McCullen v. Coakley, a 2009 Massachusetts state legislature case that created a… [Continue Reading]

April Comes Alive with the Sound of Music

Trombonist Daniel Fraats

The Westmont Music Department comes alive this spring with several concerts during the first few weeks of April, beginning with the Men’s and Women’s Chorale and New Sounds on Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State Street. All performances are free unless otherwise listed. For more information, please call (805)… [Continue Reading]

Fringe to Feature Record 24 Performances

Chris Wagstaffe and PaigeTautz in Fringe 2012

Nearly 50 Westmont students have created or will be performing in a record-setting 24 pieces during the Westmont Fringe Festival April 10-11 and 13 at 7 p.m. and April 12 at 3 p.m. beginning at Porter Theatre and moving throughout campus. General admission is $10; $7 for students, seniors and children. Purchase tickets online at… [Continue Reading]

Offringa Directs, Acts in ‘Last Five Years’

Ben Offringa in 'Pirates'

Westmont senior Ben Offringa stars and directs in Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years,” a story of a couple’s rocky, five-year relationship, March 21-23 at 8 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Tickets to the performance, which is a fundraiser for the Westmont Choir’s Lithuania tour in May, cost $14; $7 for students and seniors. Offringa… [Continue Reading]