National Science Foundation Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $96,000 grant to Westmont as part of a collaboration of 10 small colleges and universities to build a highly efficient large-area neutron detector, the Modular Neutron Array (MoNA). More than $700,000 has been awarded for the entire project. The detector will be a key instrument in the study… [Continue Reading]

"Antigone" Takes the Stage at Porter

Sophocles’ “Antigone,” the classic dramatic text of a young woman struggling against the law, will be told through music and dance in the Westmont Theatre department’s presentation 8 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and 31 and Nov. and 2 in Porter Theatre. There also will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov…. [Continue Reading]

Renewal Grant Links Art and Worship

Local artist Rafael Parea de la Cabada will oversee “Revelation in Genesis,” a semester-long project involving Westmont students next fall. A $15,000 grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship will fund the project. Parea will oversee three groups of students who will create three works of art to be displayed on campus: one in… [Continue Reading]

County Considers Westmont Master Plan

An updated campus master plan for Westmont College is under consideration by Santa Barbara County planning officials, who have determined that the plan will not cause significant environmental impacts that cannot be mitigated. The first public hearing on the plan was held July 23 at El Montecito Presbyterian Church in Montecito. More than 80 people… [Continue Reading]

Response to 9-11 'Freedom' Series Comes to Reynolds Gallery

A series of works created in the aftermath of Sept. 11 and titled “Freedom” by Art Professor John Carlander will be exhibited May 17 through July 27 at Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery. Freedom may mean different things to different people, but after the attack on America on Sept. 11, 2001, we may cherish our ideas of… [Continue Reading]

Helena Hale to Perform 'Artemisia' at Westmont

The internationally acclaimed actress Helena Hale will perform her one-woman play, “Artemisia Gentileschi, Of Lies and Truth,” 7:30 p.m. May 10 in Porter Theatre on the Westmont campus. Admission is $10 for general audience and $7.50 for Reynolds Gallery members. Hale has performed the play in major museums and theaters throughout the United States as… [Continue Reading]

Three Generations to Celebrate Graduation; MacDougall to Receive Westmont Medal

Three generations will gather for Commencement at 10 a.m. May 4 on Carr Field to celebrate the latest recipient in the family of a Westmont degree. Kirsten White will receive her bachelor’s degree in English, while her parents, Steve and Sharon Gerlach White (‘76 and ‘78 graduates, respectively), watch with her grandparents, Harlan and Ruth… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Honored for Fund-Raising

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has named Westmont as a winner of the 2002 Circle of Excellence in Educational Fund-Raising Award, which honors superior fund-raising programs across the country. The award comes as Westmont’s capital campaign, which raised more than $56 million, is coming to a close. “We are delighted to… [Continue Reading]

Incoming Class Strongest in College History

Ten National Merit Scholars are among Westmont’s incoming class this fall, representing – for the third year in a row – the strongest class academically in college history. First-year students will arrive on campus Aug. 21 for orientation, and classes begin Aug. 26. The new National Merit Scholars will bring to 30 the number on… [Continue Reading]

Westmont President's New Book: “An Incomplete Guide to Life…”

Westmont President Stan Gaede has a new book out: “An Incomplete Guide to the Rest of Your Life: On the Road to Meaning, Purpose & Happiness,” published by InterVarsity Press. With warm stories and conversational style, Gaede addresses topics such as vocation, relationships, integrity and compassion to provide guidance in leading a life worth living… [Continue Reading]