Talk Examines Language, Life of Adoption

Kelley Nikondeha

Westmont alumna Kelley (Johnson ’91) Nikondeha, co-director of Communities of Hope, a community development enterprise in Burundi, explores the concept of adoption and reflects on the mystery of belonging to God’s big family on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge. The Erasmus Society Lecture, “The Language and Life of Being Adopted,” is… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Aquaponics, Agriculture

Clayton Garland (left) and Julian Cantando (right) own Eco-Conscious Aquaponics (Kathryn Barnes/KCRW)

Clayton Garland, local farmer and aquaponics expert, explores ways to grow environmentally conscious produce in a talk, “Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaponics,” Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Founders Room. The lecture, part of Westmont’s Sustainability Speaker Series, is free and open to the public. Garland founded Eco-Conscious Aquaponics, a Santa Barbara… [Continue Reading]

Events Focus on ‘Tattoos on the Heart’

Rev. Greg Boyle speaks in Westmont chapel Jan. 22

Westmont hosts several discussions and chapel talks stemming from this year’s Westmont Summer Reads book, “Tattoos on the Heart,” by Rev. Gregory Boyle. Rachel Winslow, director of the Westmont Center for Social Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of history, speaks about “Tattoos on the Heart” Friday, Sept. 15, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. in chapel at Murchison Gym…. [Continue Reading]

Music Faculty Perform at Fall Recital

Dr. Han Soo Kim

About a dozen musicians take the stage for the fall 2017 Westmont Faculty Recital Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The recital will feature performances by Michael Shasberger (baritone), Jeong-ah Ryu (piano),… [Continue Reading]

Stirling Unpacks Art Exhibition of Boxes

Meagan Stirling

Meagan Stirling, Westmont assistant professor of art, unpacks an inventive exhibition, “Untold: Cardboard Box as Reliquary,” Sept. 4-Sept. 29 in the two ArtLabs at the Adams Center for the Visual Arts. There will be a free, public opening reception on Monday, Sept. 4, from 5-7 p.m. on the patio directly outside of ArtLab 1 on… [Continue Reading]

Distinguished Professors Join Westmont

Dr. Rebecca McNamara (English)

Three notable tenure-track professors join Westmont’s faculty this fall: Rebecca McNamara (English), Maryke van der Walt (mathematics) and Sandra Richter (religious studies). McNamara, whose research focuses on linguistics and medieval literature, has always loved literature and knew she wanted to be an English teacher. While completing her undergraduate studies at Baylor University, she repeatedly ran… [Continue Reading]

Talented Class of 2021 Arrives at Westmont

New students will take their First Walk on Friday

The 352 students representing the class of 2021 and 58 new transfer students arrive for Orientation Thursday, Aug. 24.  The first day of classes for all Westmont students is Monday, Aug. 28. The 410 new students, including 19 international, missionary or third-culture students, represent 15 countries and 27 U.S. states. Nine percent of the students… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Eclipse Gauchos in Cross-Town Soccer Match

The Warriors pose with the Bryant & Sons Cup at Thorrington Field on Aug. 21.

Westmont men’s soccer stunned cross-town rival UC Santa Barbara 2-1 Aug. 19 in the annual Bryant & Sons Cup game at Harder Stadium. It’s the first time since 2000 that the Warriors have defeated the Gauchos, who were named as the North Division favorite in the Big West Conference for the fifth straight year in… [Continue Reading]

Students Move Into New Residence Hall

Seniors Nathan Cha and Nadine Lara

The first Westmont students moved into the Global Leadership Center, a 45,000-square-foot facility east of Van Kampen Hall that features two residence halls and a central leadership building with a large lounge, classroom, seminar room, office spaces, coffee shop and more. Through the Strength for Today Campaign, the college raised $34.1 million to build the… [Continue Reading]

Shasberger, Ryu Perform Spiritual Recital

Michael Shasberger, a baritone and Westmont professor of music and worship, and Jeong-ah Ryu, a world-renowned pianist, perform a recital featuring works by Brahms, Purcell, Dvorak, Telemann and Ives on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at Steinway Hall in Pasadena; Sunday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arroyo Grande; … [Continue Reading]