Greg Spencer Named WSCA Master Teacher

Dr. Greg Spencer

Greg Spencer, Westmont professor of communication studies, is the Western States Communication Association (WSCA) Communication and Instruction Interest Group’s 2018 Master Teacher. Spencer will speak on the Master Teacher panel in Santa Clara on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 1-2:30 p.m. Each year, the Communication and Instruction Interest Group recognizes master teachers from around the region… [Continue Reading]

Annual Christmas Fest To Spread Love

The Westmont Christmas Festival

Westmont hosts its 13th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir and Choral Union on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m., all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E…. [Continue Reading]

Westmont To Light Beloved Pickle Tree

The Westmont Pickle Tree

Westmont ushers in the Christmas season with the 16th annual Pickle Tree Lighting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m. at Kerrwood Lawn. Following holiday music and the Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch that lights the 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known as the Pickle Tree. The event is… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines State of Public Discourse

Dr. Jesse Covington

Four Westmont professors will explore the freedoms and limits of the First Amendment in a lecture Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The panel discussion, “‘You Offend Me, So Shut Up:’ Rethinking Free Speech in a Polarized Age,” features Jesse Covington, associate professor of political science, Chandra Mallampalli, Fletcher… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Offers November Concerts

Singer Daniel Prykhitko

Westmont student musicians and composers show off their talents at four free concerts this month, all of which are at Deane Chapel, located on Westmont’s lower campus. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert, featuring Westmont’s own student composers led by Steve Butler, is Friday, Nov. 3, at… [Continue Reading]

Chamber Orchestra, Winds Offer Fall Concert

The Westmont Brass Ensemble

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensembles will present their fall concert Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in Deane Chapel, on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. The concert will feature the Westmont Brass Ensemble, Chamber Woodwinds, Bassoon Quartet, and Chamber Orchestra under Paul Mori. They will perform several pieces, including “Canzona No.1” by… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hires New Enrollment VP

Irene E. Neller, vice president for enrollment, marketing and college communications

Irene E. Neller will serve as vice president for enrollment, marketing and college communications at Westmont beginning December 1. She will manage admissions, strategic marketing, branding, communications, creative production, public relations and social media programs. “Irene brings an extensive background and passion for marketing leadership in Christian higher education,” says President Gayle D. Beebe. “She… [Continue Reading]

Schloss Talk to Examine Science of Belief

Dr. Jeff Schloss

Jeff Schloss, who directs the Center of Faith, Ethics and Life Sciences and is T.B. Walker professor in the natural and behavioral sciences at Westmont, will explore the science of belief in a lecture, “New Discoveries in Science and Religion: Are We Built to Flourish with Faith?” on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at… [Continue Reading]

Observatory Opens for Public Viewing

The Westmont Observatory

The Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, will be available Friday, Oct. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting several hours. The viewing occurs in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members bring their own telescopes to Westmont for public use. The Keck Telescope… [Continue Reading]

College Dedicates Leadership Center

President Beebe and Board of Trustee Chair Peter Thorrington cut the ribbon

About 400 people gathered at Westmont’s Global Leadership Center (GLC) to officially dedicate the central building and two surrounding residence halls on Oct. 13. The college, which celebrated its 80th year at Homecoming festivities during the weekend, developed the idea for the building about seven years ago following a 25-city listening tour led by President… [Continue Reading]