Hail Mary

A new exhibition by painter Bruce Herman, “Miriam – Virgin Mother,” explores the subject of the Virgin Mary, a figure of some controversy in the history of the Christian church. The exhibit opens with a reception Thursday, Jan. 15, 4-6 p.m. in Reynolds Gallery and includes a lecture by the artist at 5:30 p.m. Herman,… [Continue Reading]

Rehfeld Joins Westmont Board of Trustees

Joe Rehfeld, who has 20 years of high-tech experience in business development, marketing and corporate development and finance, has joined the Westmont Board of Trustees, which oversees the operations of the college. Rehfeld, a resident of Clyde Hill, Wash., and Los Angeles, Calif., also has about 20 years of philanthropic and charitable work in education,… [Continue Reading]

Acclaimed Biographer to Speak at Breakfast

Former CNN CEO, Time Magazine editor to be at 4th annual event Walter Isaacson, president of the Aspen Institute and former chairman and CEO of CNN and editor of Time magazine, will speak at Westmont’s fourth annual President’s Breakfast Friday, Feb. 6, at 7 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. Tickets,… [Continue Reading]

The Power of Poetry

Local poets raised nearly $17,000 for the Westmont Wildfire Relief Fund at a benefit poetry reading December 6. Organized by Enid Osborn and Lois Klein and hosted by David Starkey at Santa Barbara City College, the event was a show of support for Paul Willis, a poet and professor of English at Westmont, and others… [Continue Reading]

Sempra Gives $20-K to Student Fire Victims

Sempra Energy Foundation has given $20,000 to Westmont students affected by the Tea Fire. Flames damaged the residences of 62 students, destroying computers, books, school gear, clothing and other personal items. “Westmont, its students, faculty and staff are important to our community, as are all those who suffered loss in the fire,” says Tim Mahoney,… [Continue Reading]

Appeal Court Rules in Westmont's Favor

In a decision released this week, California’s Second District Court of Appeal unanimously supported Westmont’s plan to update its campus facilities, reaffirming a December 2007 Santa Barbara County Superior Court ruling that upheld unanimous approvals by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and the Montecito Planning Commission. A three-judge panel issued their finding after… [Continue Reading]

College Entrepreneurs To Unveil Plans

Four student venture teams from Westmont’s entrepreneur class will present their start-up business plans to a panel of outside reviewers Thursday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall. The 19th annual Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition is free and open to the public. Networking and refreshments will begin at 5… [Continue Reading]

Dancers Rise Above The Ashes

Westmont’s fall dance recital, “Stories From Africa,” originally planned for the weekend after the Tea Fire, has been rescheduled now that students have returned to campus. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 11-13, at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter  Theatre. The program is inspired by the experiences of four current and former dance students… [Continue Reading]

Pickle Tree Survives Fire For Christmas Lighting

Westmont’s famous 150-foot redwood affectionately known as the Pickle Tree survived the Tea Fire and will be the focus of attention at the seventh annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Kerrwood Lawn, Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Warm apple cider, cookies and pickles will be available…. [Continue Reading]

Fighting Fire with Poetry

Local poets have responded to the Tea Fire by organizing a reading in honor of Paul Willis, a Westmont English professor and poet who lost his home and library in the blaze. Proceeds from the reading will benefit the Westmont Wildfire Relief Fund. The event will be Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. in the… [Continue Reading]