Faculty Recital Features Original Works

Dr. Steve Hodson

The Westmont Music Department jumps into a new season with a free faculty recital featuring original music on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. For more information about the Fall Faculty Recital, please contact Michelle Starrh at (805) 565-6040. “It is a wonderful way to start the semester with great performers and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Earns Top-100 U.S. News Ranking


Westmont jumped three spots and is ranked in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh straight year. “America’s Best Colleges, 2016 Edition” lists Westmont as tied for No. 93 out of the nation’s 245 liberal arts colleges. Only eight other liberal arts colleges in California appear… [Continue Reading]

Four Top Scholars Join Westmont Faculty

Dr. Donald Patterson (computer science

Four new talented professors joined the Westmont faculty this fall. Donald Patterson (computer science), Ronald See (psychology), Amanda Silberstein (chemistry) and Sameer Yadav (religious studies) arrived in August and have begun teaching. Patterson, who taught at UC Irvine last semester, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Cornell University before serving as a naval operations officer… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts Lit Moon Mini Festival


The theater season begins in dramatic style Sept. 3-6 when Westmont hosts a mini festival featuring several Westmont professors and alumni performing work developed by Lit Moon Theatre Company artists in a variety of indoor locations around campus. The festival opens with “The Lover,” written by Harold Pinter and directed by Lauren Hall ’14, on… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Museum Opens Exciting Season

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) "Spring at Les Sablons near Veneux-Nadon," 1880

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art will offer several dynamic and diverse exhibitions in the 2015-16 season, including shows featuring Santa Barbara artists such as Dane Goodman, Keith Puccinelli, 19th-century French artists including Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Berthe Morisot, Henri Matisse; and contemporary artists Alison Saar, Richard Serra and James Surls. A family day on March 5,… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Tops New College Rankings


Three new college rankings list Westmont among the top schools in the nation. For the third straight year, Forbes Magazine has ranked Westmont in the top 100 colleges and universities in its survey, Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Westmont, listed No. 64, is one of only three Christian colleges nationally and just one of nine schools… [Continue Reading]

Welcoming New Students, Class of 2019

Students take their First Walk, which anticipates their Last Walk at Commencement

Orientation begins for 339 first-year students and 52 new transfer students Thursday, Aug. 27. The first day of classes for all Westmont students is Monday, Aug. 31. The new students represent four countries and 31 states. Thirty students come from Santa Barbara County and 12 are international, missionary or third-culture students. More than a third… [Continue Reading]

Viewing Zooms in on Moon, Pulsating Star

The Westmont Observatory, home of the Keck Telescope

A first-quarter moon and a pulsating variable star will be featured at this month’s free public viewing Friday, Aug. 21, beginning at 8 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. The moon will be about seven days old and there should be a number of craters to examine on its surface. The pulsating… [Continue Reading]

Goodman, Puccinelli’s ‘Tug’ Opens Art Season

The Boat . 2014-2015 . Duct tape, cellophane, plastic, wood, wire, lighting . 27 x 25 x 6 ft.

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features well-known local artists Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli in its season-opening exhibition Sept. 2-Oct. 17. The museum will host a reception for “tug: Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli,” featuring the artists, Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 4:30-7 p.m. The artists will give a lecture about their work on Wednesday,… [Continue Reading]

David Winter Service Set for Aug. 29

(photo by Mike Eliason)

The memorial service for Westmont President Emeritus David K. Winter, who died Aug. 15, 2015, at the age of 84, will occur Saturday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of State and Constance Streets in Santa Barbara. College photographer Brad Elliott shares this slide show honoring Dr. Winter. See… [Continue Reading]