Stauffer Trust Awards Westmont $400,000 for Chemistry Equipment

The John Stauffer Charitable Trust, based in Pasadena, has awarded Westmont $400,000 to purchase much-needed chemistry equipment that will enhance students’ ability to do first-rate research. Westmont, a liberal arts college similar to Pomona and Claremont-McKenna, has a long tradition of fostering undergraduate research in the sciences, a feature that ensures acceptance for many of… [Continue Reading]

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]

Westmont to Hold 'Community Conversations'

Westmont has scheduled two community conversations about its Campus Master Plan Update followed by tours of the plan site from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 16 and Nov. 23. The informative gatherings will be in Page Hall, on the upper campus. Those who would like to attend should follow the signs from the campus’ main… [Continue Reading]

Photographs Capture the 'Art of Devotion'

Photographs by Brad Elliott of locations and objects used in worship will be featured in the Reynolds Gallery holiday exhibit, “The Art of Devotion” from Nov. 11 through Jan. 18, 2003. Assistant Art Professor Lisa DeBoer will give a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 in the gallery. An opening… [Continue Reading]

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]