Talk to Feature Top Local Bankers

Three prominent, local bankers will discuss the opportunities and challenges of banking in the current business climate during a panel discussion, Wednesday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge. “Banking: Over-Regulated or Under-Entrepreneurial” is part of Westmont’s on-going Economic and Business Speaker Series which is free and open to the public. The panel and… [Continue Reading]

Fringe Festival Will Push the Boundaries

There will be nothing conventional about Westmont’s upcoming theater event. In fact, much of the Westmont Fringe Festival will take place outdoors and in areas surrounding Porter Theatre. About 60 performers will take part in 12 different pieces Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22. Performances will be at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. with… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit to Feature Works from 18 Senior Art Majors

Student Exhibit

A record number of student artists will present their works at the annual “Senior Art Majors Show,” Thursday, April 6 through May 6 at Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery. An opening reception with the 18 senior artists will be held at the gallery, April 6, from 4-6 p.m. There will also be an awards presentation for the… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra, Wind Ensemble Perform Spring Concerts

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra will perform its spring concert, Sunday, April 9, at 7 p.m in the sanctuary at El Montecito Presbyterian Church, 1455 East Valley Road. Under the direction of Emily Sommermann, faculty and students will be presenting works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Volkmann and Benjamin Britten. String faculty members Deborah MacCullum and… [Continue Reading]

Seniors to Learn the ABCs of Health

A group of residents from Santa Barbara’s Vista Del Monte retirement center will be coming to Westmont in hopes of picking up some health tips. “Max Out on Life: A Wellness Lifestyle Approach” is a month-long, student-led presentation series that begins Tuesday, April 4, at 1:45 p.m. in Murchison Classroom 3. Tuesday’s presentation will be… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores the Human Mind, Brain, Soul


A professor of psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary will speak about what it means to be a human person, Friday, April 7, at 3:30 in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge. Warren Brown’s lecture, “A Thinking Reed: Emergence of Mind and Soul From Human Bodies,” will discuss how it might be that mind, soul and agency can emerge… [Continue Reading]

Hopes are Astronomical for New Telescope


Workers are wrapping up their work on renovations to Westmont’s Carroll Observatory in anticipation of the arrival of a new high-tech telescope. The 24-inch reflector telescope is expected to arrive on campus this summer and will be the most powerful one between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Physics Professors Ken Kihlstrom, Warren Rogers and Michael… [Continue Reading]

Business Student Vies in National Forum

A Westmont student venture competed against eight other student business plans in a national competition in Santa Barbara, but came up short to a project from Duke University. Scott Upton’s Polaris Athletic Training Systems LLC will now compete as a semifinalist in the 9th annual Enterprise Creation Competition, March 24-25, cohosted by Indiana University-Bloomington, Syracuse… [Continue Reading]

Debate Winners Show Skill and Civility

Westmont Sophomore Allison Trowbridge walked away the big winner of the college’s annual debate contest. Tournament of Expressions started with 128 students in early February and came to an end Feb. 28, with Trowbridge earning $500 as this year’s champion. The runner up of the debate tournament was senior Jonathan Saur of Mission Viejo who… [Continue Reading]

Art Professor to Leave His Mark

Tony Askew, Westmont professor of art and director of Reynolds Gallery, will hold an informal discussion of current methods of intaglio printmaking Wednesday, March 8, at 4:30 p.m., in Art Center 101 next to the gallery. Askew will reflect on his recent sabbatical in Portland, Ore. where he worked in a printmaking cooperative. He will… [Continue Reading]