Trailhead Students Explore God’s Call

Thirty high school students have arrived at Westmont to participate in Trailhead: Seeking God’s Call, a new youth theology institute led by the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts, through July 8. Some have come from as far away as Alaska and the Dominican Republic to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions… [Continue Reading]

Academy Hits Right Notes for Young Musicians

The third annual Westmont Academy for Young Artists (WAYA), an intensive two-week program for local musicians ages 10-18, is Aug. 7-18 at Westmont.  Tuition costs $1575 with a $25 application fee. Scholarships are available at wayamusic.com. WAYA is designed to significantly improve students’ instrumental technique and musical artistry. “This training will help students prepare for… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit Applauds Area’s Abstract Artists

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features the works of more than two dozen artists who have ties to the Santa Barbara community in “How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara: 1945-1990” from July 6-Aug. 5. A free, public opening reception is Friday, July 7, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. These artists, many of whom… [Continue Reading]

Jupiter Jumps into June Viewing

Jupiter rises into view during the monthly public viewing of the starts on Friday, June 16, beginning about 8 p.m. and lasting for several hours at the Westmont Observatory. This may be the final chance to see the planet with the college’s eight-inch refracting telescope during this summer’s viewings in Montecito. “It should still be… [Continue Reading]

Future Shines Bright for Recent Grads

Nicole Marsh earned a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

Several young Westmont alumni have earned awards for academic achievement, to conduct research, and to serve globally and explore new career opportunities. Aria Hamann ’16 has received a prestigious graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation to support her doctoral studies. In 2016, Hamann earned a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct hydrology research at the… [Continue Reading]

Summer Hoops Tourney Nets 32 Prep Teams 

Westmont hosts 32 high school basketball teams from the state of Washington to San Diego in two separate tournaments June 23-25 and June 30-July 2 in Murchison Gym. The 44th annual High School Summer Varsity Basketball Tournament games are played on Fridays from 1-11 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m.-1… [Continue Reading]

Math Students Offer Summer Research

Dr. Dave Hunter and Senior Emma Donelson

A Westmont student has won a national science research award and six students presented their research from last summer to a regional section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Westmont senior Samuel Muthiah, a mathematics and English double major from Altadena, Calif., won a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Award. His program,… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Museum Awards “Out of Place” Artists

Cody Cammbell’s “A House Divided” (collage) won Second Honorable Mention

Santa Barbara sculptor Joan Rosenberg-Dent won Best of Show and the $1,000 Diane Dodds and David Reichert First Prize at the May 18 opening reception of Westmont’s annual exhibition featuring Tri-Country artists through June 24 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Ro Snell won First Honorable Mention, Cody Cammbell won Second Honorable Mention, Tom Pazderka… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Adds Data Analytics Major

Dr. Ray Rosentrater

Westmont students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in data analytics, a new and fast-growing way of understanding the world that is valued by employers. Professors in the Westmont mathematics, computer science, and economics and business departments collaborated in creating the new interdisciplinary major. Corporations and policy makers hire data analysts to study and accurately… [Continue Reading]

Popular Youth Sports Camps Return

Westmont kicks off its annual youth summer sports camps Monday, June 19, beginning with Sports Skills, which helps develop the motor skills of co-ed campers from ages 5-10, and girls soccer. In the following five weeks, an array of sports camps including archery/badminton, track and field, cheer, soccer, volleyball, baseball tennis and basketball will be… [Continue Reading]