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]

Knecht Dissects Clinton, Trump Campaigns

Dr. Thomas Knecht

Thomas Knecht, associate professor of political science at Westmont, reflects on the unprecedented surprises of the 2016 race for the White House in a talk on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Breaking All the Rules: Making Sense of the 2016 Presidential Election,” is… [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 westmont.edu/boxoffice. “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]

Small Fire Injures One, Displaces 200

(Photo Courtesy KEYT-TV)

A small fire inside a storage closet at Westmont’s Page Hall forced the evacuation of about 200 students this evening around 5:40 p.m until 10 p.m. One student suffered minor burn injuries to his feet, and emergency personnel took him to the hospital. The fire was quickly contained and did not damage any student rooms. Power… [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]

Talk to Explore U.S.-Turkey Relations

Şuhnaz Yilmaz, visiting professor at UCLA with appointments at the Luskin Schools of Public Affairs and Innovation, examines the complicated relationship between the United States and Turkey in a talk Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 3:15 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. “Challenges to Turkish-American Relations in a Turbulent Middle East,” co-sponsored by the… [Continue Reading]

Finehouse to Perform Piano Recital

Constantine Finehouse

Pianist Constantine Finehouse, artist-in-residence at Westmont, performs works by Frédéric Chopin and Clara and Robert Schumann on Friday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The piano recital is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Westmont Music Department at (805) 565-6400. Finehouse, who was born in St. Petersburg,… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Global Peacemakers

Jon Huckins

Jon Huckins, co-founding director of the Global Immersion Project, explores the importance of cultivating everyday peacemakers through immersion in global conflict on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The lecture, “Global Peacemaking as Discipleship: Lessons from Welcoming the Stranger,” is free and open to the public. Huckins works… [Continue Reading]

Film, Talk to Expose Border Challenges

Westmont’s Reel Talk series explores the difficult issues associated with immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in Adams Center room 216. Following the film, “Who Is Dayani Cristal?” there will be a panel discussion with five Westmont faculty and staff members who took part in a U.S. Border Immersion Faculty… [Continue Reading]