Westmont Joins Tuition Consortium

Westmont has joined nearly 300 other institutions in launching the nation’s first prepaid tuition plan for private colleges and universities: the Independent 529 Plan. The plan is similar to state-sponsored “529” prepaid tuition plans, but is unique in that it can be used at independent institutions throughout the nation. The program allows families to pay… [Continue Reading]

Art Council Welcomes New Members

Photographer David Holt, painter Karin Young and art collector Nancy Wood have joined the Westmont Art Council. As a vital link between the professional art world, the college and the community, Art Council members assist in establishing networks among these groups. Holt, Young and Wood bring varied backgrounds and experiences to the council. Holt is… [Continue Reading]

Birch, Goble Join Westmont Trustees

Dr. Edward Birch, who retired as executive vice president of Westmont in 2001, and Roy Goble of Pleasanton have joined the college’s board of trustees. “I know the rest of the trustees join me in heartily welcoming Edward Birch and Roy Goble to the board,” Chairman David Eaton said. “We are delighted to have two… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Moves up in National Ranking

Westmont is listed among the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released today. The college, which has been on the magazine’s list of top national liberal arts colleges since the late 1980s, moved from the third tier (ranked roughly between 110th and 160th… [Continue Reading]

Filmmaker to Discuss Algerian Novelist

Award-winning filmmaker and professor Elizabeth Morgan will present “Veiled Truth: Reading Assia Djebar from the Outside” 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Hieronymus Lounge in Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The lecture, rescheduled from last spring, is free and open to the public. Morgan is professor of literature and women in development at Eastern University. She is also… [Continue Reading]

“Trouble the Water” Comes to Westmont

An exhibit of the emotionally charged and thought-provoking paintings of Chicago artist Tim Lowly, inspired by his severely developmentally disabled daughter, opens the fall season at Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery. “Trouble the Water” runs Aug. 20-Oct. 19. Lowly will speak about his life and work during a Westmont chapel service 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 in Murchison… [Continue Reading]

Wayne Forte's Bold Work Comes to Reynolds

“Excavating the Image: Biblical Subjects by Wayne Forte,” featuring the powerful, monumental paintings and charcoal drawings of Orange County-based Forte, opens Aug. 18 in Reynolds Gallery. The show, which runs through Oct. 18, is the first exhibit of the 2003-04 academic year. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is 3-5… [Continue Reading]

Lit Moon's ‘Hamlet’ Takes Top Prize in Montreal

Santa Barbara-based Lit Moon Theatre Company’s production of “Hamlet,” directed by Westmont Professor John Blondell, received the top award for drama at the 13th Montreal Fringe Festival in June. Called the Centaur Award, the honor is accompanied by an invitation to play at the Centaur Theater, Montreal’s major English-language theater, in October. “The Centaur Award… [Continue Reading]

Admissions Director Luy Honored

Director of Admissions Joyce Luy was honored with the Guidance Professional of the Year Award at the National Association of Christian College Admissions Professionals (NACCAP) annual conference at Seattle Pacific University in June. Luy received a standing ovation when she was given the award, which is normally given to a high school counselor. “Joyce was… [Continue Reading]

Santa Barbara Reads! with Westmont

Westmont has joined the Santa Barbara Book Council, Public Library System and the libraries of UCSB and City College in celebrating reading with “Santa Barbara Reads!” Throughout August and September, Santa Barbara will be reading T.C. Boyle’s “The Tortilla Curtain,” a novel about the American Dream that deals with themes of illegal immigration, social discrimination,… [Continue Reading]