Leadership Conference Features Brooks, Meacham

David Brooks, Jon Meacham and Erin Meyer headline Westmont’s fifth annual Lead Where You Stand Conference, June 5-7, 2019, at Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. The three-day event, “Pursue the Greater Good in Challenging Times,” will offer transformative insights on effective and purposeful leadership in government, non-profit and for-profit sectors. Tickets to the conference, which is… [Continue Reading]

Columnist Peggy Noonan to Speak at Westmont

Peggy Noonan, Westmont College, President's Breakfast, Santa Barbara

Peggy Noonan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at the Wall Street Journal and a renowned speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, will speak at the 14th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 22, from 7-9 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Tickets to the President’s Breakfast have sold out. Noonan’s… [Continue Reading]

Photo Exhibit Exposes ‘Watershed’ Moment

Jerry Siegel (American, b. 1958) Birds, Perry County, 2001, printed 2004 Archival inkjet print

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art explores the increasingly fraught relationship between humankind and the environment with a number of events to coincide with the exhibition “Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography” Jan. 10- March 23, 2019, in the museum. An opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 4-6 p.m. is free and open to the public…. [Continue Reading]

Music Director, Students Attend Urbana

Eben Drost, director of music and worship at Westmont

Eben Drost, director of music and worship at Westmont, will serve as music director for the worship band at Urbana 2018, a major Christian student missions conference for approximately 16,000 college students Dec. 27-31 in St. Louis. “I am looking forward to hearing the testimonies of people from around the world who are striving to… [Continue Reading]

Westmont’s Library Turns 50

Voskuyl Library in 1968 (photo courtesy Westmont Archives)

Westmont celebrated Voskuyl Library’s 50th birthday Dec. 3 with historic photos, trivia contest and speeches by President Gayle D. Beebe, Provost Mark Sargent and library staff. Diane Ziliotto, special collections librarian, recounted the meticulous move into the new library May 16, 1968, with 62-year-old Eleanor Armington carrying the first armload of books. Eleanor and her… [Continue Reading]

Star Party Features Christmas Tree Cluster

The Westmont Observatory shrouded by oak trees is open for public viewing of the stars with the Keck telescope

The Westmont Observatory, home of the powerful Keck Telescope, opens its dome toward the skies for a free, public viewing on Friday, Dec. 21, beginning about 6:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. The observatory is available to the public every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members… [Continue Reading]

Art Faculty Featured in Downtown Exhibition

"Wave 3" by Scott Anderson

The works of Westmont art faculty are being showcased at one of Santa Barbara’s premiere art galleries Dec. 6- Jan. 20. An opening reception for “Mentors and Makers: The Artists of Westmont College” is Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Sullivan Goss, at 11 East Anapamu Street. The show features full-time studio faculty Meagan Stirling, Nathan… [Continue Reading]

Exhibition, Sale the Work of ‘Creative Hands’

More than 30 talented members of the Westmont Art Council will exhibit and sell their artwork at “Creative Hands: Highlights from the Westmont Art Council” Nov. 29- Dec. 22 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum. An opening reception and holiday art sale is Thursday, Nov. 29, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. “We are so grateful… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Adds Four-Year Engineering Major

Westmont will offer a Bachelor of Science in engineering with a concentration in mechanical engineering beginning in fall 2019, blending a mix of courses in engineering, physics, mathematics and chemistry and grounding the program in the college’s liberal arts tradition. The new major continues Westmont’s tradition of cultivating innovation, collaboration, problem-solving and moral discernment in… [Continue Reading]

Pickle Tree Lighting Features Choirs, Santa

Westmont’s 17th annual Pickle Tree Lighting, a unique tradition that attracts hundreds of alumni and members of the college community, is Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m. on Kerrwood Lawn. The event is free and open to the public. The Cold Spring’s School Choir will kick off the evening with some Christmas carols from 4:40-5… [Continue Reading]