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]

New Movie Portrays VP's Late Husband

The much-anticipated new film from Columbia Pictures, “Gridiron Gang,” is based on a true story involving former Santa Barbara resident Paul Higa, who died in April. Higa was the chief probation officer for Los Angles County. His widow, Jane Higa, is vice president for student life and dean of students at Westmont. The movie stars… [Continue Reading]

Incoming Class One of the Strongest in College History

The 333 members of the incoming class of 2010 have begun arriving at Westmont. Joyce Luy, dean of admission, says the first-year students represent one of the strongest and most selective classes ever. There are also 41 transfer students. Orientation programs run through Sunday, August 27. The first day of classes is Monday, Aug. 28…. [Continue Reading]

Students Return From Unique Orientation

Fourteen new Westmont students have returned from a unique orientation program that takes students backpacking through the North Yosemite backcountry. The optional orientation program, Inoculum, offers students units of academic and physical education course credit. Students are assigned several readings, lead discussions on the books and write a paper later in the semester. Though several… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Remains in U.S. News' Top Tier

Westmont once again secured a spot among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2007.” For the second straight year Westmont joined six other schools with a ranking of 104. Only nine other liberal arts colleges in California appear in the highest tier: Pomona,… [Continue Reading]

Local Biologist Joins Westmont Faculty


Westmont has hired Santa Barbara resident Steve Julio as assistant professor of biology. Julio graduated from Westmont in 1992 and earned his doctorate at UC Santa Barbara in 2001. For the past three years Julio has been a postdoctoral fellow at UCSB. He was also a research scientist for several years at Remedyne Corporation, a… [Continue Reading]