Talk Explores Power of Early Attachment

Dr. Andrea Gurney

Andrea Gurney, associate professor of psychology at Westmont, examines early relational experiences and their importance to human development in a talk Thursday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Wired for Love: The Importance of Early Attachment,” is free and open to the public. No tickets… [Continue Reading]

Pianist Finehouse to Perform Recital

Constantine Finehouse

Pianist Constantine Finehouse, a scholar-in-residence at Westmont, performs music by Alexander Scriabin, Chopin, Mozart and Beethoven on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Westmont Music Department at (805) 565-6400. “‘Sonata Pathetique’ by Beethoven is probably the first… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore Global Education, Health

Dr. Jessica Evert

Dr. Jessica Evert, executive director of Child Family Health International (CFHI), examines the complexities of achieving global health equity in a lecture, “Global Health: Tensions, Trends, and Truths” on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210). The Office of Global Education Lecture, co-sponsored by the Westmont department… [Continue Reading]

Faculty Recital Features Original Works

Dr. Steve Hodson

The Westmont Music Department jumps into a new season with a free faculty recital featuring original music on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. For more information about the Fall Faculty Recital, please contact Michelle Starrh at (805) 565-6040. “It is a wonderful way to start the semester with great performers and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Earns Top-100 U.S. News Ranking


Westmont jumped three spots and is ranked in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh straight year. “America’s Best Colleges, 2016 Edition” lists Westmont as tied for No. 93 out of the nation’s 245 liberal arts colleges. Only eight other liberal arts colleges in California appear… [Continue Reading]

Four Top Scholars Join Westmont Faculty

Dr. Donald Patterson (computer science

Four new talented professors joined the Westmont faculty this fall. Donald Patterson (computer science), Ronald See (psychology), Amanda Silberstein (chemistry) and Sameer Yadav (religious studies) arrived in August and have begun teaching. Patterson, who taught at UC Irvine last semester, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Cornell University before serving as a naval operations officer… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts Lit Moon Mini Festival


The theater season begins in dramatic style Sept. 3-6 when Westmont hosts a mini festival featuring several Westmont professors and alumni performing work developed by Lit Moon Theatre Company artists in a variety of indoor locations around campus. The festival opens with “The Lover,” written by Harold Pinter and directed by Lauren Hall ’14, on… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Museum Opens Exciting Season

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) "Spring at Les Sablons near Veneux-Nadon," 1880

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art will offer several dynamic and diverse exhibitions in the 2015-16 season, including shows featuring Santa Barbara artists such as Dane Goodman, Keith Puccinelli, 19th-century French artists including Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Berthe Morisot, Henri Matisse; and contemporary artists Alison Saar, Richard Serra and James Surls. A family day on March 5,… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Tops New College Rankings


Three new college rankings list Westmont among the top schools in the nation. For the third straight year, Forbes Magazine has ranked Westmont in the top 100 colleges and universities in its survey, Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Westmont, listed No. 64, is one of only three Christian colleges nationally and just one of nine schools… [Continue Reading]

Welcoming New Students, Class of 2019

Students take their First Walk, which anticipates their Last Walk at Commencement

Orientation begins for 339 first-year students and 52 new transfer students Thursday, Aug. 27. The first day of classes for all Westmont students is Monday, Aug. 31. The new students represent four countries and 31 states. Thirty students come from Santa Barbara County and 12 are international, missionary or third-culture students. More than a third… [Continue Reading]