More than 20 ‘Just Dance!’ at Fall Concert


The Westmont Fall Dance Concert, “Just Dance!” featuring more than 20 student dancers and choreography by faculty members Susan Alexander and Christina Sanchez, is Friday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission; $7 for students, seniors… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Theater Sings Broadway Hits

Some Enchanted Evening final poster high quality

Westmont students will perform many of the funniest, most moving and memorable songs of the musical theater canon Friday, Nov. 13, at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Tickets to “Some Enchanted Evening: Westmont Sings Broadway,” which cost $15 for general admission, $10 for students, seniors and children, may… [Continue Reading]

Gergen Continues Leadership Series

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David Gergen, former adviser to four U.S. presidents, will speak about “Eyewitness to Power: Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency” on Friday, Nov. 20, at noon in the Coral Casino at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership… [Continue Reading]

Talk Probes Spirituality of Gratitude

Dr. Robert Emmons

Robert A. Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, examines the science and spirituality of gratitude in a lecture Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Provost’s Lecture, “Gratitude: The Heart of the Gospel and the Heart of Well-Being,” is free and open to the public. Please… [Continue Reading]

Theater, Art Collide in ‘Secondhand’

Theater, Art Collide in “Secondhand”

Westmont senior Connor Bush directs and stars in a new play, “Secondhand,” on Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. both nights in Westmont’s Black Box Theatre. The 40-minute production is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seniors Kevin Hammer and Cole Erickson also perform in… [Continue Reading]

Gibraltar Fire Advisory (9 a.m. Update)

Helicopters are landing on Westmont's Lovik Field and being refilled with water to battle the GibraltarFire

(Friday Update 9 a.m.)  Thanks to the incredible efforts of firefighters and air crews yesterday, the situation with the Gibraltar Fire continues to be stable. All classes and activities at Westmont, including Preview Days, will proceed as usual. The evacuation zones were lifted as of 8 a.m. Containment is at 50 percent. Road closures remain in… [Continue Reading]

Panel Examines Serra’s California Legacy

A statue of Junipero Serra at Santa Barbara Mission

Several notable scholars will explore the history and legacy of Junipero Serra, the primary founder of the California missions, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The panel discussion, “New Thoughts on Junipero Serra and His Legacy for California,” is free and open to the public. The life… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explains ‘Why Liberals Win Culture Wars’

Dr. Stephen Prothero (photo by Vernon Doucette)

Stephen Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University, examines culture wars within the context of a centuries-long struggle of right versus left and religious versus secular in a lecture “Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars,” Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210). The World Christianity and Adams… [Continue Reading]

Heiduk Headlines Teaching Conference

Westmont student teachers provide hands-on workshops for participants to learn about the teaching profession

Allison Heiduk, Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year, will be the keynote speaker at the third annual Let’s Talk Teaching Conference on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. at Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room. Heiduk, a third-grade teacher at Vieja Valley Elementary School in the Hope School District, will speak to about 75 Santa Barbara… [Continue Reading]

Scholarship Makes Westmont More Affordable


Beginning in fall 2016, Westmont will award scholarships covering $140,000 for four years of study to 30 applicants each year. An extraordinary gift from a generous donor will fund the new Augustinian Scholarship and Honors Program. By 2019, 120 Augustinian Scholars will benefit each year from significant financial assistance and challenging coursework. “In the fifth… [Continue Reading]