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]

Westmont Mourns the Death of Dallas Willard

Dallas Willard at Westmont Commencement 2011

Westmont is remembering the life and teachings of American philosopher Dallas Willard who died May 8 at the age of 77 following a battle with cancer. Willard taught at USC since 1965 and wrote many spiritual formation books including “Renovation of the Heart,” “The Spirit of the Disciplines” and “The Divine Conspiracy.” “Dallas has stood… [Continue Reading]

College Honors Students, Faculty at Commencement


Led by bagpipes, more than 300 Westmont graduates marched from Kerrwood Hall through the formal gardens to Russell Carr Field May 4 for Commencement. Cloudy skies kept families and friends cool and comfortable as they cheered the graduating students. Senior biology students decorated their mortarboard hats with cutout trees, while kinesiology students included a favorite… [Continue Reading]

Record 71 Students to Serve Abroad in Summer


A record-tying 71 Westmont students will spend at least four weeks this summer serving communities around the world on 15 teams in 13 countries including Bolivia, China, Guatemala, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Madagascar, Nepal, Philippines, Spain, Taiwan, Korea and Uganda. The student-led, staff-directed Emmaus Road program is in its 15th year, sponsoring activities that serve to… [Continue Reading]

Students Earn Leadership Awards

Award winners with David Winter and Tim Wilson are Mikey Espegren, Chloe Yoder Myvy Ngo, Rachel Harril, Bri Popineau,  Gabriella Pinheiro-Chavez, Annie Kyle, Laura Stiles, Jake Allbaugh, Ben West

The Westmont Student Life Office awarded 10 outstanding students for their leadership during the past year. The 13th annual David K. Winter Servant Leadership Awards are given each spring to students who show exemplary leadership through service at Westmont and in the community. Each recipient receives $1,000 toward next year’s school expenses. This year the… [Continue Reading]

Fire Brigade Completes Academy Training


The 14-member Westmont Fire Brigade has completed a 40-hour, national wildland firefighter training academy hosted at Pepperdine University. The training included classroom instruction in fire behavior, fire suppression, risk management and preparedness. The Westmont volunteers also spent two days conducting field exercises, such as using firefighting hand tools, fire containment line construction, and fire hose… [Continue Reading]

College Choir Sings Through Western U.S.

Westmont College Choir

About 50 members of the Westmont College Choir and Chamber Singers will tour through Southern California, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, singing a diverse repertoire of classic and contemporary sacred and secular music, folk songs, spirituals and vocal jazz. The College Choir, under the direction of Michael Shasberger, studies and performs a wide range… [Continue Reading]