Students Earn David K. Winter Award

Tommy Nightingale

Two outstanding Westmont students earned the David K. Winter Servant Leadership Awards at Academic Commencement April 11. Sophomore Kennedy Mahdavi from Pleasanton and junior Tommy Nightingale of Rancho Cucamonga received the 16th annual award named in honor of Westmont’s longest serving president. Both recipients receive $1,000 toward next year’s school expenses. Winter, who served as president… [Continue Reading]

Viewing Zooms in on Lunar Craters, Jupiter

Westmont Observatory

Jupiter and several impact craters on the moon will be the focus of this month’s free public viewing of the stars with Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope on Friday, April 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. The best viewing generally occurs later in the evening. Jupiter and the moon… [Continue Reading]

Student Musicians, Composers Bloom in April

Student Composer Jay Real

April offers a diverse variety of concerts both on and off campus, all free and open to the public, except the Orchestra Concerto Concerts. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert on Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel highlights new works by Westmont student composers… [Continue Reading]

Fringe Supports Courageous Creativity


More than 80 Westmont students will take part in 33 different pieces of theater, dance, film and performance art at the Westmont Fringe Festival on April 14-17; Thursday, Friday and Sunday starting at 7 p.m., Saturday starting at 3 p.m., all beginning at Porter Theatre. Festival passes ($15 general admission, $10 students/seniors) or daily tickets… [Continue Reading]

College Opens Neuroscience, Leadership Center

Linda and Bill Hughes

Thanks to a major gift, Westmont has established the Linda and Bill Hughes Center for Neuroscience and Leadership as part of the college’s new Institute for Global Learning and Leadership. “We’re deeply grateful to Bill and Linda Hughes for helping us develop a center that will apply cutting-edge discoveries in neuroscience to leadership development,” says… [Continue Reading]

Two Join Westmont Foundation

Jennifer Markham

Santa Barbara residents Marshall Miller and Jennifer Markham have joined the Westmont Foundation, which cultivates ties between Westmont and the community. Markham, who earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science from American University and a master’s degree in political science from Georgetown University, has a background in criminal law and business. She… [Continue Reading]

Art Majors are ‘Primed’ for Final Show

The 2015 Senior Show in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

Seventeen graduating art majors will display their capstone art projects April 7-May 7 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public reception opens “Primed: Westmont Senior Art Exhibition 2016” on Thursday, April 7, from 4-6 p.m. “We always look forward to the graduating seniors’ art exhibition,” says Judy Larson, R. Anthony Askew professor… [Continue Reading]

Downtown Talk Examines Holy Land Wars

Drs. Bruce Fisk and Caryn Reeder

Two religious studies professors will reflect on domestic violence and wars of conquest in the Bible and in the contemporary Middle East in a lecture, “Violence in the Holy Land Then and Now,” on Thursday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The Westmont Downtown lecture, sponsored by the Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Men’s Polo Rides High to Nationals

2016 USPA Western Regional Intercollegiate Champions: Coach John Westley, Hank Uretz, Tony Uretz and Michael Esparza

The Westmont Men’s Polo Team beat Stanford 19-3 on March 20 at the Central Coast Polo Club in San Luis Obispo to earn the 2016 USPA Western Regional Intercollegiate Championship. The team now gallops into the USPA National Intercollegiate Championship at the University of Connecticut April 4-10. The Warriors won national titles in 2013 and… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Marriage, ‘Middlemarch’

Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley

Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, professor of English at Westmont, examines the expectation of marriage through George Eliot’s novel “Middlemarch” in a lecture, “Marriage Law Reform, Singleness, and Middlemarch” on Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Gender Studies Lecture is free and open to the public. “I hope the… [Continue Reading]