Beebe To Dedicate Telescope, Laud Research

President Gayle Beebe dedicates the new Keck Telescope Thursday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. in Westmont’s Carroll Observatory. Students and faculty will present their summer research projects in Founders Dining Room following the public dedication. Students Fern Lim and Michael Bennett worked with Dr. H. Michael Sommermann, professor of physics, and the high-powered telescope to… [Continue Reading]

Music Faculty Perform in Fall Recital

Westmont music professors present the Fall Faculty Recital in Porter Theatre Friday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. The program features vocal and instrumental pieces ranging from opera to jazz, offering community members and students a taste of the breadth and depth of the department. The event is free and open to the public. Highlights of… [Continue Reading]

Art Council Throws Downtown Reception

A reception and membership party at Casa de la Guerra, 9 East De la Guerra Street, Thursday, Sept. 13, 4-6 p.m. celebrates the continued development of Westmont’s art program. The event, sponsored by the Westmont Art Council in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, is free and open to the public. Guests… [Continue Reading]

Lecture to Redefine Biblical Art in New York

Ena Heller, executive director of New York’s Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA), will present a free lecture, “Redefining Biblical Art in New York City,” in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. Art Council members Walter and Darlene Hansen present the talk in conjunction with the exhibit, Georges Rouault: Miserere et Guerre, curated… [Continue Reading]

Class of 2011 Arrives at Westmont

ORIENTATION BEGINS THURSDAY FOR TALENTED CLASS OF STUDENTS The 388 members of the incoming class of 2011 will begin arriving at Westmont this week. They belong to one of the strongest academic classes in the college’s 70-year history. “This is another fine, diverse, talented group of students who will contribute a great deal to Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Political Science Professor Joins Faculty

Political scientist Jesse Covington joins Westmont’s faculty this fall as an assistant professor after completing his doctorate at the University of Notre Dame. Covington, a Southern California native, holds master’s degrees from Notre Dame and Westminster Theological Seminary. He has taught at Wheaton College in Illinois for the past two years. At Westmont, he will… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Holds Onto Top-Tier In Rankings

Westmont remains in the top tier among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges in the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” released today. Westmont tied with 10 other colleges with a ranking of 106. This is the third straight year the college has been in the top tier. Only seven… [Continue Reading]

Georges Rouault Exhibit Visits Westmont

Reynolds Gallery will host Georges Rouault’s Miserere et Guerre: This Anguished World of Shadows, a cycle of prints that explores the connections between war, suffering and mercy, Aug. 23 through Oct. 18. There will be an opening reception Thursday, Aug. 23, 4-6 p.m. The Museum of Modern Art has called Rouault “one of the few… [Continue Reading]

Ifland Offers New Voice to Trustees

Westmont alumnus Rick Ifland has joined the board of trustees, which oversees the operations of the college. He has worked as a successful private equity investor and entrepreneur for the past two decades. “I am thrilled to work closely with a campus that’s filled with tomorrow’s leaders and to help create an optimal environment where… [Continue Reading]

New Westmont President Steps Into Office

Gayle Beebe assumed leadership of Westmont as the college’s eighth president July 1. He, his wife, Pam, and their three children (Anna, 14, Elizabeth, 12, and Ricky, 8)moved into the president’s house above the college in June. The family came from Spring Arbor, Mich., where Beebe served as president of Spring Arbor University for seven… [Continue Reading]