Washington Shines as SB Track Champs

Russell Smelley starts the boys 80m race

Athletes from seven local elementary schools competed in track-and-field events May 14 at the Westmont track. More than 250 students from Roosevelt, McKinley, Adams, Cleveland, Franklin, Monroe and Washington Elementary schools battled for local bragging rights, competing in about a dozen events. The annual Track and Field City Championships began two years ago under the… [Continue Reading]

Local Artists Featured in ‘Vital’ Exhibition

Katie Curry of Goleta won Best in Show, earning the $1,000 James A. McIntyre Memorial cash prize at the opening reception of “VITAL: Tri-County Juried Exhibition” May 21 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Beverly Decker of Summerland won the 1st Art Council Award of $500 and Bill Dewey of Santa Barbara won 2nd… [Continue Reading]

Saturn to Shine at Westmont Star Party

Westmont Observatory

Saturn, the ringed gas giant, will be one of the celestial targets of this month’s free public viewing of the stars Friday, May 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Westmont Observatory. The best viewing generally occurs later in the evening. In case of inclement or overcast weather, please call the Telescope Viewing Hotline at… [Continue Reading]

Event Benefits Ugandan Mothers, Children

Westmont hosts a 5K run/walk to benefit Save the Mothers, an organization working to improve the lives of women in Uganda, on Saturday, May 16, at 9 a.m. Registration, which costs $15 for students; $25 for adults (free kids fun run), begins at the Westmont track at 8:30 a.m. Registration is also available online at… [Continue Reading]

New Grads Urged to Make Commitments

Commencement speaker David Brooks demonstrated his talent as a humorist while offering the class of 2015 advice about commitment, love and taking chances in their careers May 9 at Westmont. Brooks’ opening, witty monologue shone a ray of sunshine on an otherwise overcast day. Several thousand family and friends of the remained bundled up through… [Continue Reading]

Student-Athletes Shine at Awards Dinner

The 21st annual Golden Eagle Awards Dinner April 14 honored a dozen Westmont scholar-athletes who have exceled athletically and in the classroom while being a faithful follower of Christ. This year’s winners were Evan Kramer, men’s cross country, Heidi Nichols, women’s cross country, Daniel Johnsen, men’s soccer, Ciena Colburn, women’s volleyball, Christian Hatchett, men’s track… [Continue Reading]

Trustees Challenge Earns $467-K for Scholarships

The Westmont Trustee Challenge, which began with a matching gift of $100,000 by the Westmont Board of Trustees, has raised $467,000 to support student scholarships. After one week, alumni, parents and friends had exceeded the initial challenge, so the board offered an additional $100,000 matching gift. By the end of the two-week challenge, every goal… [Continue Reading]

Scholarship to Honor Life of Kenon Neal

Kenon Neal

Numerous friends, an anonymous donor and widower Matt Neal have established the Kenon Neal Endowed Scholarship at Westmont. Kenon (Ramsey) Neal ’88 died July 16, 2014, after experiencing a number of health challenges in her life, including five bouts of cancer that she battled for 27 years. The scholarship will assist students who have overcome… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Performs in SB, LA before Italy

The Westmont College Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra performs twice in Santa Barbara and twice in the Los Angeles-area before traveling to Italy May 12-23. The Spring Orchestra Concert, which features pieces by Verdi, Vivaldi and Puccini, is Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in Page Multipurpose Room at Westmont and Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian… [Continue Reading]

MBAR Praises Westmont Leadership Center Plans

The Leadership Center will house students participating in leadership programs

The Montecito Board of Architectural Review has completed the conceptual phase of its analysis of Westmont College’s designs for a new residential facility. The Montecito Planning Commission is expected to review the proposal, which is included in the college’s Master Plan, in July. Part of the new Westmont Institute for Global Learning and Leadership, the… [Continue Reading]