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]

David K. Winter Honors Servant Leaders

Twelve students received David K. Winter Character through Servant Leadership Awards during a special ceremony April 18, 2002. There were more than 80 nominations for the award, which was previously only open to juniors. This year, first-year and sophomore students were also eligible. Faculty, staff and other students nominated candidates who have demonstrated Christ-like character… [Continue Reading]

Jazz Band to Perform Spring Concert

The Westmont Jazz Band offers its annual spring concert 8 p.m. April 16 in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. Three six-piece combo groups and a big band will perform songs from such jazz greats as Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. “The… [Continue Reading]

Facing the Fear: A Look at Bioterrorism

Dr. Stephen W. Hosea, medical director of the infection control department at Cottage Hospital, will speak on “Facing the Fear: What You Need to Know About Bioterrorism” 7 p.m. April 4 at Victoria Hall, 33 W. Victoria St. in downtown Santa Barbara. The lecture is part of Westmont Downtown, a series sponsored by the Westmont… [Continue Reading]