Students Spend Summer Serving Others

A group of five Westmont students has returned to the United States after spending a month serving people in Guatemala. This year, Emmaus Road teams are also traveling to Russia, Western Europe (France, Holland, Amsterdam) and Indonesia. Student Rochelle Comeaux led the Guatemala team. Though the students spent many hours teaching English, building chicken coops,… [Continue Reading]

Homeless Advocate, Author Appearing on Good Morning America

Mike Yankoski

Mike Yankoski, author of “Under the Overpass,” will appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Producers recently postponed a July 6 interview and have not yet rescheduled. Yankoski graduated from Westmont last year and lives in Santa Barbara. “Under the Overpass” is about Yankoski’s experiences living among the homeless for five months in six American cities…. [Continue Reading]

Richard II Returns for Second Reign

Mitchell Thomas as Richard

Shakespeare’s “King Richard II” will rule once again. The award-winning play, co-produced by Westmont College Repertory Theatre and Lit Moon Theatre Company, returns for three shows at Santa Barbara Trinity Episcopal Church, Monday, July 31, through Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. The production, which played at Trinity last November to rave reviews and sold-out… [Continue Reading]

Anderson Tabbed as New Art Professor

Accomplished illustrator and graphic designer Scott Anderson has been named assistant professor of art at Westmont. Anderson has been an art instructor and adjunct art professor at Westmont since 1999. He has also taught at Santa Barbara City College and Nickelodeon Studios in Burbank. Anderson recently won a Silver Addy Award for poster illustrations commissioned… [Continue Reading]

Newton to be Interviewed on CNN

David Newton, Westmont professor of entrepreneurial finance, will be interviewed on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Friday, June 16, at 7 p.m., for a special series Cooper is doing on top entrepreneurs of the 20th century who have literally changed American life as we know it. Newton was invited to discuss Howard Schultz, founder of Starbucks,… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Grabs Five Indy Theater Awards

Westmont’s co-production of “King Richard II” took top honors at the 14th annual Independent Theater Awards, Monday, May 22. The Shakespearean play won four awards, including direction by John Blondell and performance by Mitchell Thomas. Playwright Erik Ehn also won an award for “The Saint Plays,” performed by Westmont students in Porter Theatre last March…. [Continue Reading]

Lavin to Speak at Golf Marathon

Steve Lavin

ESPN and ABC Basketball Analyst Steve Lavin will speak next month at Westmont’s 15th annual Golf Marathon Sports Banquet and Golf Outing. The former UCLA head basketball coach will speak on Sunday evening, June 4, at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, as a kickoff to a fundraiser aimed at providing scholarships for Westmont athletes. The Sunday… [Continue Reading]

Provost Accepts Presidency at Alma Mater

Westmont Provost Shirley Mullen has accepted the position of president at Houghton College in New York. She will remain at Westmont through December 2006 and take up her new responsibilities in January 2007. Mullen joined the Westmont faculty in 1984 to teach English and European history. After assuming a variety of leadership positions, including chair… [Continue Reading]

Final Exhibit Pays Tribute to Golden State

Westmont closes out the Reynolds Gallery season with a celebration of California’s beauty through a special invitational show featuring some of the region’s finest landscape painters. “Views and Visions: Celebrating California,” will be at the gallery from Thursday, May 18, through June 30. An opening reception will be held Thursday, May 18, at 4 p.m…. [Continue Reading]

Institute for the Liberal Arts Named After President Gaede

To honor outgoing Westmont President Stan D. Gaede, the college has renamed the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont. The college has also completed funding toward its initial goal for the institute. David Eaton, who chairs the college board of trustees, made the announcement May… [Continue Reading]