Telescope to Focus on Ringed Planet Saturn

Observatory Cars

The ringed planet Saturn, sitting in the nearby constellation of Virgo, will be one of the focal points of a free, public viewing Friday, June 21, beginning at about 8 p.m. at the Westmont Observatory. The observatory opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara… [Continue Reading]

Summer Camp Season Off and Running

Vincent Rinaldi competes in the long jump during the 2012 Track and Field Camp

More than 60 youngsters attended the first week of Westmont’s youth summer athletic camps, developing motor skills for a variety of sports. An additional, third week of Sports Skills (June 10-14, June 17-21 and June 24-28) targeted for children 5-10 years old, has been added due to its popularity. Director Jill Wolf oversees the camp… [Continue Reading]

‘Everything Art Sale’ to Benefit Museum

crowd at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art for Confluence art exhibitino

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art hosts a large rummage sale Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Westmont’s Everything Art Sale will offer paintings, prints, drawings, frames, ceramics, art supplies, jewelry, antiques, art books and more. All proceeds benefit the museum and support the exhibition schedule. The museum has collected donated artwork… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Makes ‘Grateful Grads’ Ranking


Forbes Magazine has ranked Westmont in the top 100 colleges and universities of its new survey, Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Westmont, which is listed as No. 74, is one of only three Christian colleges nationally and just one of nine schools in California, including Cal Tech, Stanford, Claremont McKenna, Mills, Pomona, USC, California Institute of… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Wins GSAC All-Sports Award


Westmont has won the Golden State Athletic Conference All-Sports Award for the first time in two decades. The conference honors the school with the highest average finish in the conference standings in all its sponsored sports. The Warriors clinched the top spot in the standings with spring season championships in women’s tennis and men’s track… [Continue Reading]

Local Artists Earn Awards in ‘Confluence’ Exhibition

Xarene Eskandar accepts her Best in Show award

Peter Frank, a Los Angeles-based art critic, handed cash awards to local artists at a public reception for “Confluence” on May 16 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Xarene Eskandar, whose single-channel video, “Salton Sea Revisited,” won Best in Show. “People have been enjoying the wide variety of works, including prints, drawings, paintings, conceptual, sculpture… [Continue Reading]

Elementary Schools Run for City Track Title

Danny Vera of McKinley Elementary School grabs the baton in an 8X50 co-ed race

Two hundred elementary school children enjoyed a day at Westmont College May 17, competing in the track and field city championships. Fourth through sixth grade students from Washington, Adams, Cleveland, McKinley and Franklin Elementary schools competing in several track and field events including long jump, high jump, softball toss, shot put and various races. The track meet is… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Prepares for Earthquake


More than 100 Westmont faculty and staff teamed up with more than 30 first responders and emergency officials for an all-day earthquake exercise at Westmont May 14. College employees practiced emergency functions and activities with 16 different local emergency organizations. The exercise provided hands-on practice for the 25 emergency functions identified as necessary for a… [Continue Reading]

Telescope Offers Glimpses of Cassini Division


Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will zoom in on the craters of the moon, the rings of Saturn and a globular cluster during a free, public viewing Friday, May 17, beginning at about 8 p.m. and lasting several hours. The best viewing generally occurs later in the evening. In case of inclement weather, please call the… [Continue Reading]

Local Artists to be Featured in ‘Confluence’


Westmont’s annual juried art exhibition features 44 works created by Tri-County artists May 16-June 22 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum. A free, public reception for “Confluence” is Thursday, May 16, from 4-6 p.m. All works in the exhibition will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the artists and museum. Peter Frank, Los Angeles-based art critic,… [Continue Reading]