New Psychology Professor Settles In

Steve Rogers

Steven Rogers says he enjoys conducting individual psychotherapy and neuropsychological research, but admits his deep passion is working with students. After earning his doctorate, he was a neuropsychology chief fellow at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute when a full-time teaching job opened up at Westmont. He liked the focus on undergraduate education. “Coming here is a dream… [Continue Reading]

All the World's a Stage

John Blondell

Int’l Theatre Festival Converges on Santa Barbara Santa Barbara will soon host the first international Shakespeare festival in the nation, thanks in large part to the vision and work of John Blondell, Westmont theater arts professor. The Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival will feature 11 days of events celebrating Shakespeare, Thursday, Oct. 12, through Sunday,… [Continue Reading]

McClelland Heads S.F. Urban Program

Westmont has hired a new director for the San Francisco Urban Program. Scott McClelland is heading the off-campus program he describes as a “maturity accelerator” for students. The San Francisco program began in 1971 and operates in a 108-year old house near Golden Gate Park. There are 22 students enrolled this semester. Although San Francisco… [Continue Reading]

More Than 100 Pitch In for Day of Caring

Westmont once again had the largest team of volunteers at the United Way’s 15th annual Day of Caring. About 115 students, faculty and staff spent their Saturday morning volunteering at North Kellogg Open Space and Ellwood School. Last year, Westmont’s team had more than 90 volunteers take part in Day of Caring, Santa Barbara County’s… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Goes Wi-Fi

John Rodkey

Westmont has taken a major step toward keeping its campus up to date technologically by going wireless. The $100,000 upgrade includes the installation of wireless access points at most of the campus residence halls as well Voskuyl Library and Kerr Student Center. The technology will allow students and faculty to connect to the Internet outside… [Continue Reading]

Moving Theatrical Adventure Hits SB

You may want to fasten your seatbelt for this theatrical performance. Recent Indy-Award winning actor Mitchell Thomas performs the world-premiere of “The Earthquake Predictor Rides the Bus”, Friday, Sept. 22, and Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. The entire performance takes place on a moving bus. Audiences will be picked… [Continue Reading]

Art Professor to Exhibit Paintings at LACMA

Susan Savage, associate professor of art, will show her paintings in the Art Rental and Sales Gallery (ARSG) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Friday, Sept. 15-Oct. 26. An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Savage will be exhibiting with three other artists in the gallery during… [Continue Reading]

Student Brings Hope to Local Stutterers


Madison Garcia refused to admit she had a stuttering problem. The speech disorder would come and go in phases. Talking on the phone or saying her name was sometimes problematic. “Because you feel like you can’t communicate,” she says, “you feel like you really don’t have a place in society. That was my biggest fear…. [Continue Reading]

College Celebrates Student Research


Fourteen students will show off their summer research projects Thursday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m, in Founders Dining Room. “A Celebration of Student Research at Westmont” will include a student’s work investigating the angular mapping of cosmic muon flux over the sky as well as another student’s work determining the physical structures responsible for working… [Continue Reading]

Artists Display Cutting-Edge Works

Dozens of black rubber-band balls are strewn about Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery as part of the latest exhibit, “Cort Savage: Scattered Man and the Particle,” which will be on display from Thursday, Sept. 7, through Oct. 20. Savage has wound the rubber bands around each bone in the human skeleton, reducing the physical human being to… [Continue Reading]