Choral Festival to Hit the Right Notes

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont Fall Choral Festival, combining the voices of about 400 students from 14 high schools, is Friday, Oct. 28, 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 perform prior to Westmont ensembles at… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Honors Shakespeare, Cervantes

The Westmont Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra opens its 11th season celebrating the 400th anniversary of the deaths of literary greats William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in its fall concert Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Hall and Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for general… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming to Honor Outstanding Alumni


Westmont will honor the late William S. “Bill” Klug ’98 and Angie Hill ’90 as Alumnus and Alumna of the Year during Homecoming 2016 Oct. 14-16. Jeff Dykstra ’92, co-founder and CEO of Partners in Food Solutions, will receive the Global Service Award, and Matt Blickendorf ’08, an emergency physician in Indianapolis, has earned the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Offers the Bard’s ‘As You Like It’

John Blondell directing “Dido and Aeneas” in January

Westmont College Festival Theatre presents one of Shakespeare’s most loved and popular plays “As You Like It” on Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in Porter Theatre. General admission is $12; $7 for students, children and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at “The play is full of remarkable language, wonderful comic… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Alumni Earn Top Salaries

Adams Center at Westmont

PayScale has released its 2016-2017 College Salary Report, which lists Westmont graduates’ salary potential in four distinct categories: No. 16 among national liberal arts colleges, No. 14 among all California colleges, No. 17 nationally for business majors and No. 74 for all U.S. universities and colleges. At No. 16 in its Best Liberal Art Colleges… [Continue Reading]

Research Symposium Offers Live Lab Demos

Student researchers Danielle Costa, Tyler Salinas and Sarah McGough work with Dr. Tim Van Haitsma to evaluate student Jae Ferrin

More than 30 student researchers who worked on 13 projects during the summer with professors in the fields of biology, chemistry, kinesiology, mathematics and psychology will explain their findings on Friday, Sept. 30, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Winter Hall Rotunda. The Celebration of Summer Research, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is free… [Continue Reading]

Westmont in Top 100 for 8th Straight Year


Westmont remains in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth straight year. “America’s Best Colleges, 2017 Edition” lists Westmont as tied for No. 99 out of the nation’s liberal arts colleges. Only eight other liberal arts colleges in California appear in the top 100: Pomona (T-4th),… [Continue Reading]

Staged Reading Explores Immigration

Mitchell Thomas Directed "Good Day" in 2015

Westmont College Festival Theatre launches the first of three staged readings by international playwrights to explore diverse global issues on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Porter Theatre. “Nocturnal,” written by Juan Mayorga and directed by Mitchell Thomas, Westmont professor of theater, is free and open to the public. “Westmont is taking a college-wide… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Comb ‘Sustainable Beekeeping’


Paul Cronshaw, president of the Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association, explores the critical ecological importance of bees in agriculture at a lecture Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Founders Dining Room. “Sustainable Beekeeping 101,” the first lecture in Westmont’s Sustainability Speaker Series, is free and open to the public. The Santa Barbara Beekeepers help… [Continue Reading]

Lit Moon Turns 25 with ‘Glass Menagerie’

Glass-Menagerie-RGB copy

John Blondell, Westmont theater arts professor, celebrates the 25th anniversary of Santa Barbara-based Lit Moon Theatre Company by presenting Tennessee Williams’ American masterpiece “The Glass Menagerie” Sept. 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Tickets, which cost $20 general admission and $15 for students, seniors and children, are… [Continue Reading]