Lecture to Uncover the Creativity Behind Producing a Shakespeare Play

Two Westmont theater arts professors will offer their creative insight and discuss the artistic choices involved in staging a Shakespearean play. John Blondell and Mitchell Thomas will host the opening 2005-2006 Westmont Downtown Conversation, Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The lecture is entitled: “Sad Stories of… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Coach Reconnects with Hurricane Victims

Westmont Head Baseball Coach Rob Crawford is returning to the hurricane ravaged Gulf Coast this week to help 16 families who were forced to evacuate. Crawford is following up with about 40 people he and other local residents helped on a trip earlier this month. Crawford hopes to take the victims shopping for food and… [Continue Reading]

Volunteers Wrap Up Relief Efforts

Local volunteers are heading back to Santa Barbara after working the past several days in Louisiana and Texas aiding victims of Hurricane Katrina. Twenty-one volunteers from Hope Community Church, Westmont and the community worked through the day Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Houston before driving back to the West Coast. The group is expected to arrive… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Embraces Day of Caring

More than 90 volunteers from Westmont will put on sunscreen and work gloves Saturday morning. They’ll spend the day volunteering at several charitable organizations in Santa Barbara County as part of United Way’s Day of Caring. More than a thousand people are expected to take part in the county-wide effort, painting, gardening and sorting for… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Awards Two Students for Their Commitment to Diversity

Westmont has honored two students with the Intercultural Leadership Award for the 2005-06 academic year. Jamie Gates and Gloria Tebelman will each receive a $3,700 award for their work on campus diversity. Westmont established the award to develop and encourage student leaders who are committed to promoting diversity on campus. Applicants are required to encourage… [Continue Reading]

Students Unveil Ground-Breaking Research Projects

A Westmont professor and a student researcher may be closing in on a cure for rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Eileen McMahon has discovered a strain of mice that spontaneously develops arthritis after about 50 days of age and may represent a new model of rheumatoid arthritis. Student Joel Wilcox will present some of the findings as… [Continue Reading]

Local Relief Effort Shifts Into High Gear

Santa Barbara crews will soon begin loading up supplies in preparation for a week-long hurricane relief effort in northwest Louisiana. A team of about 17 local volunteers will be leaving from Westmont’s Murchison Gym early Saturday morning. Volunteers are expected to arrive in Shreveport, La., Sunday, and will work in area shelters and a distribution… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Launches Program to Aid Underserved Students

Thanks to a $50,000 matching grant, the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont will reach out to underserved students this fall through an innovative Liberal Arts Ambassadors program. The collaborative project between Westmont and the University of La Verne involves college students from underserved groups engaging with prospective students in junior high and high… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Welcomes Record-Breaking Class of '09

They arrived with boxes, pillows, computers and probably some anxiety. For many of these teens, it’s their first time living away from home. About 340 first-year students representing the Class of 2009 have begun their Westmont College career. The fall 2005 orientation kicked off Thursday, Aug. 25, as students arrived with their parents and unloaded… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Continues to Score High in National Ranking

Westmont has once again been listed among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were recently released. U.S. News moved Westmont into the first tier with a ranking of 104th. The numeric rank puts Westmont in the top half of schools in each of 10… [Continue Reading]