Westmont Students Spread Hope to Sri Lanka's Tsunami Orphans

Several Westmont students have returned home following a trip to Sri Lanka to help children who lost their parents in the December 2004 tsunami. Four Westmont students joined Professor Thomas Jayawardene and his wife, Jasmine, on the month-long summer service trip. The group left July 3 to meet a team of 14 to serve with… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Unveils Unseen Works from Renowned Artist

Westmont College’s Reynolds Gallery kicks off the 2005-2006 season by celebrating the legacy of one of America’s best-known artists. Richard Diebenkorn: Unseen Santa Barbara Works will be open to the public Aug. 25-Nov. 4. Diebenkorn(1922-2003) lived most of his life in California, becoming a modern master equally adept at abstract expressionism, landscape and figurative work…. [Continue Reading]

Westmont Students Enjoy a Summer of Intercultural Service

More than three dozen Westmont students are returning to the United States after spending a month of their summer serving overseas. Different groups visited Tanzania, Rwanda and Indonesia. Meantime, three teams remain in Guatemala, Russia and Sri Lanka. The students have been involved in building classrooms, teaching English and serving at orphanages. The trips are… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Art Students Receive $10,700 Grant for “Stations of the Life of Christ”

Students in Westmont’s art department have received a $10,700 Worship Renewal grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids, Mich., for a project titled “Stations of the Life of Christ.” Students will create a series of 14 images interpreting moments in Christ’s life that speak to Westmont’s identity as a Christian liberal… [Continue Reading]

Artists Interpret 'The Power of Word'

“The Power of WORD,” a theme show judged by Art Historian Richard West, will be on exhibit May 19 through June 30 in Reynolds Gallery. An independent curator, West is the former director of both the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Frye Museum in Seattle. An artists’ reception, open to the public, is… [Continue Reading]

'Painted Faith' Wins Design Award

Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery took second place in the 25th annual American Association of Museums (AAM) Publications Design Competition. Art Instructor Scott Anderson designed the exhibition poster “Painted Faith.” He also created “The Art of Education” exhibition catalog for the faculty show, which received an honorable mention.

College Receives $500,000 Gift for Institute for the Liberal Arts

The Fletcher Jones Foundation has given $500,000 to endow the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont, the lead grant toward a $2 million goal.

Westmont Hosts Pre-College Workshop for Native Americans

Westmont will host the American Indian Graduate Center’s (AIGC) “College Horizons,” a five-day crash course in preparing for college, June 11-15. The workshop is open to Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan students.

Ardis Higgins to Receive Westmont Medal at Commencement

Ardis Higgins will receive the Westmont Medal during the college’s graduation ceremonies 10 a.m. May 7 on Russell Carr Field.

Lecture Reflects on No.1 Ladies Detective Agency

The next Westmont Downtown Conversation, “Simplicity, Wonder and Wisdom: Reflections on Alexander McCall Smith’s “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” by Westmont Provost Shirley Mullen begins at 5:30 p.m. May 3 at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. “Judging both by official… [Continue Reading]