Birch, Goble Join Westmont Trustees

Dr. Edward Birch, who retired as executive vice president of Westmont in 2001, and Roy Goble of Pleasanton have joined the college’s board of trustees. “I know the rest of the trustees join me in heartily welcoming Edward Birch and Roy Goble to the board,” Chairman David Eaton said. “We are delighted to have two… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Moves up in National Ranking

Westmont is listed among the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released today. The college, which has been on the magazine’s list of top national liberal arts colleges since the late 1980s, moved from the third tier (ranked roughly between 110th and 160th… [Continue Reading]

Filmmaker to Discuss Algerian Novelist

Award-winning filmmaker and professor Elizabeth Morgan will present “Veiled Truth: Reading Assia Djebar from the Outside” 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Hieronymus Lounge in Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The lecture, rescheduled from last spring, is free and open to the public. Morgan is professor of literature and women in development at Eastern University. She is also… [Continue Reading]

“Trouble the Water” Comes to Westmont

An exhibit of the emotionally charged and thought-provoking paintings of Chicago artist Tim Lowly, inspired by his severely developmentally disabled daughter, opens the fall season at Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery. “Trouble the Water” runs Aug. 20-Oct. 19. Lowly will speak about his life and work during a Westmont chapel service 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 in Murchison… [Continue Reading]

Wayne Forte's Bold Work Comes to Reynolds

“Excavating the Image: Biblical Subjects by Wayne Forte,” featuring the powerful, monumental paintings and charcoal drawings of Orange County-based Forte, opens Aug. 18 in Reynolds Gallery. The show, which runs through Oct. 18, is the first exhibit of the 2003-04 academic year. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is 3-5… [Continue Reading]

Lit Moon's ‘Hamlet’ Takes Top Prize in Montreal

Santa Barbara-based Lit Moon Theatre Company’s production of “Hamlet,” directed by Westmont Professor John Blondell, received the top award for drama at the 13th Montreal Fringe Festival in June. Called the Centaur Award, the honor is accompanied by an invitation to play at the Centaur Theater, Montreal’s major English-language theater, in October. “The Centaur Award… [Continue Reading]

Admissions Director Luy Honored

Director of Admissions Joyce Luy was honored with the Guidance Professional of the Year Award at the National Association of Christian College Admissions Professionals (NACCAP) annual conference at Seattle Pacific University in June. Luy received a standing ovation when she was given the award, which is normally given to a high school counselor. “Joyce was… [Continue Reading]

Santa Barbara Reads! with Westmont

Westmont has joined the Santa Barbara Book Council, Public Library System and the libraries of UCSB and City College in celebrating reading with “Santa Barbara Reads!” Throughout August and September, Santa Barbara will be reading T.C. Boyle’s “The Tortilla Curtain,” a novel about the American Dream that deals with themes of illegal immigration, social discrimination,… [Continue Reading]

College Receives $420,000 From Volentine Trust

Westmont has received a gift of $420,468 from the Volentine Charitable Remainder Unitrust, established by the late Myatt W. and Mary Genevieve Volentine of Santa Barbara. The unitrust distribution will fund the Myatt and Mary Genevieve Volentine Endowed Scholarship at the college. “We are so grateful for the Volentines’ steadfast giving and for their keen… [Continue Reading]

Writers Gather for Annual Conference

Three hundred and fifty fledgling writers will gather at Westmont College for the 30th Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference from June 21-28. Famed poet, playwright and mystery writer Ray Bradbury, who has been involved in every Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference, will again be the opening speaker for the weeklong event. Local authors Sue Grafton, Julia Child… [Continue Reading]