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A Sociologist Studies Social Media

Published: Summer 2015
A Sociologist Studies Social Media

Felicia Song has Conducted Research on Mommy Bloggers and Considers the Way Social Media Shapes our Lives As a professor at Louisiana State University with large classes, Felicia looked for ways to connect with students. At Westmont, she seeks... Read More

Commencement Launches the Class of 2014

Published: Fall 2014
Commencement Launches the Class of 2014

Westmont graduates one of its largest classes, honors outstanding students and welcomes the golden warriors of the class of 1964 Rick Warren (left), President Gayle D. Beebe and Annette Simmons Hats, fans and iced drinks kept guests cool at... Read More

Meet the New Kids on Campus

Published: Fall 2014
Meet the New Kids on Campus

The class of 2018 arrives at Westmont with impressive academic credentials and diverse backgrounds In August, 445 new students started their Westmont careers: 379 in the class of 2018 and 66 transfers from other schools. The first-year students represent... Read More

Westmont Retains its Top-100 Ranking in U.S. News

Published: Fall 2014
Westmont Retains its Top-100 Ranking in U.S. News

For the sixth straight year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Westmont among the top 100 best liberal arts colleges. “America’s Best Colleges, 2015 Edition” lists Westmont as 96th out of the nation’s 236 liberal arts colleges. “The ranking... Read More

Westmont to Host Special Olympics Athletes

Published: Fall 2014
Westmont to Host Special Olympics Athletes

Before competing in the 2015 special olympics in Los Angeles, 100 athletes will visit Santa Barbara and stay on campus Westmont will house 100 Special Olympics athletes competing in the games next summer as part of the Host Town... Read More

Students Report on Their Summer Research Projects

Published: Fall 2014
Students Report on Their Summer Research Projects

Twenty student researchers, who worked during the summer with their professors in the fields of art, biology, chemistry, physics and psychology, presented their findings Sept. 11 at Westmont’s annual Summer Research Celebration, co-spon-sored by the Office of the Provost... Read More

Lessons on Leadership from U.S. Presidents

Published: Fall 2014
Lessons on Leadership from U.S. Presidents

Westmont launches a series with eminent historians discussing the moral and ethical leadership of the American presidency What can we learn from the leadership of American presidents? Westmont will explore that question in the coming year through the Moral... Read More

Museum Marks a Milestone

Published: Fall 2014
Museum Marks a Milestone

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art observes its fifth anniversary with another year of outstanding exhibits The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art opens its fifth year of exhibits with an ambitious schedule. The festivities began with a fundraising exhibition,... Read More

Westmont Ridley-Tree Collection Continues to Grow

Published: Fall 2014
Westmont Ridley-Tree Collection Continues to Grow

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art exhibited recent acquisitions during the summer, including a painting by Benvenuto Tisi and works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso and Mary Cassatt. The work by Tisi, also known as Il Garofalo, is a promised... Read More

Celebrating the Life of Jane Hideko Higa

Published: Fall 2014
Celebrating the Life of Jane Hideko Higa

Despite her death, the former vice president for student life continues to shape education at Westmont Before she died Sept. 5 of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, Jane Hideko Higa shared the struggle of living with a merciless disease.... Read More