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]

Westmont Professor Delves into the Appeal of Cults

Westmont sociology professor Ron Enroth is no stranger to some of the world’s most unusual religions. In fact, he’s appeared on numerous television and radio broadcasts, including NBC Nightly News and Oprah as an expert cult consultant. Enroth penned, “Youth, Brainwashing and the Extremist Cults” six months before the Jonestown massacre in 1978, the mass… [Continue Reading]

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]