Local Artists Featured in ‘Night and Day’

Bob Alderette, associate professor of painting and drawing in the Roski School of Art and Design at USC, juries Westmont’s annual exhibition featuring Tri-County artists May 17-June 23 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum. A free, opening reception for “Night and Day: Tri-County Juried Exhibition 2018,” which features works by 41 local artists, is Thursday, May… [Continue Reading]

Disc/Stick Golf Tourney Celebrates 10th Year

Golfers and disc golfers will have a unique opportunity to play together in the 10th annual Will’s Tourney on Monday, May 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the Glen Annie Golf Club. A buffet dinner, raffle and awards presentation will follow the tournament at 5:15 p.m. All proceeds from the event benefit the William Wiersma Endowment… [Continue Reading]

Commencement Honors Courageous Class of 2018

About 328 students received diplomas at Westmont Commencement on May 5, but none with more courage than Connor McManigal, who was seriously injured, but survived the Jan. 9 mudslide in Montecito. “He was literally swept out of his home and swept more than a mile downstream and ended up on the 101,” President Gayle D…. [Continue Reading]

Patterson Offers Joy in Final Sermon

Ben Patterson

Ben Patterson, in his final sermon as Westmont campus pastor, urged students to be happy, joyful and grateful in their lives. “If our gratitude could match the grace and forgiveness that’s been extended to us, then no amount of rejoicing could ever possibly be too much,” he said. “So, I am going to go out… [Continue Reading]

$2M Gift Supercharges Student Success

Westmont has received $2 million toward a Center for Student Success from an anonymous donor with close ties to the college. A presidential initiative establishes the new center, which will coordinate all facets of the college experience to supercharge student success on campus and after graduation. “We’re excited about this great development in the life… [Continue Reading]

Cellist Beccue Earns Top PASF Honors

Tim Beccue

Westmont student musician Tim Beccue ’18 (cello) won first place ($5,000) in the instrumental honors April 29 at the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF) finals. Westmont student pianist Zelin Luan received honorable mention. Beccue, who graduates May 5 as the Outstanding Senior in Physics, played Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor by Camille Saint-Saëns…. [Continue Reading]

Westmont Magazine to Arrive in Mailboxes

Look for the spring 2018 Westmont magazine, which has been printed and is being mailed out in the coming days. Our magazine cover and feature story “Stronger Together” reflect the campaign of the same name for recovery efforts by Santa Barbara and Montecito after the devastating debris flow in January. In April, NBC’s “Dateline” segment… [Continue Reading]

Scott Lisea Named New Campus Pastor

Jamie '88 and Scott Lisea '88

Westmont has named alumnus Scott Lisea ’88 as the new campus pastor and assistant to the president for church and community relations. He has served as head of school for Providence Christian School in Santa Barbara since 2015. Lisea begins July 1, 2018, and replaces Ben Patterson, who has retired after more than 17 years… [Continue Reading]

Concert Highlights Music of Ireland, UK

Conductor Michael Shasberger, Adams professor of music and worship

The Westmont Orchestra performs its final concert of the academic year, celebrating the music of Ireland and Britain on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission (students are free), may be purchased at the door. For more information at the Spring Orchestra Concert, please contact… [Continue Reading]

Young Alum Focused on Environmentalism

Westmont alumnus Kenny Chism ’17, sustainability and marketing coordinator for Westmont dining services by Sodexo, focuses on protecting the environmental health of Westmont and the planet. “It is of paramount importance for me,” he says. “I hope to reflect that in every aspect of my life, through how I eat, which stores and markets I… [Continue Reading]