Martin Asher Joins Economics Department

Dr. Martin Asher

Martin Asher, former director of Research and Scholars Programs at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has joined the Westmont Economics and Business Department as professor of economics. He taught the honors sections of both microeconomics and macroeconomics at Wharton, earning the William G. Whitney Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching six times. He… [Continue Reading]

Jupiter Jumps into Viewing of March Sky

Green Observatory

Jupiter returns to the night sky for stargazers at this month’s free public viewing of the stars with Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope on Friday, March 18, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. “At long last Jupiter will be high in the sky during viewing time,” says Tom Whittemore, Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Trustee Emeritus David Cole Dies at 91

Dr. R. David Cole (2009)

David Cole, a biochemist at UC Berkeley for 36 years and a Westmont trustee for 12, died March 13. He was 91. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara, 1435 Cliff Drive. “Pam and I join the Westmont community in expressing our… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Women, Christian Higher Ed

Dr. Lauren Winner

Lauren Winner, assistant professor of Christian spirituality at Duke Divinity School, delivers a lecture, “Beyond the Calm Waters: Some Musings on Women and Christian Higher Education,” on Wednesday, March 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The lecture, sponsored by the Lilly Endowment NetVUE grant, is free and open to the… [Continue Reading]

Culver City Cellist Wins Music Competition

2016 Music Guild Finalists: Nyajima Tut, Christina Yang, Marlena Gonzalez, Marissa Condie, Bethany Yew and William Ellzey

Cellist William Ellzey of Culver City earned top honors at the fourth annual Music Guild Competition, where six high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships March 5. Ellzey won the Guild Scholarship, receiving up to $10,000 in annual music scholarship funds (up to $40,000 over four years) to study at Westmont. Significant music scholarships… [Continue Reading]

Brooks Examines Transcendent Happiness

Brooks speaks to more than 700 at the 11th annual breakfast

Despite the crush of daily life and the human culture we live in, there are moments in life that pierce through that. These moments form the basis for why David Brooks, New York Times columnist, wrote the best-selling book “The Road to Character.” Brooks explored the journey to a deeper inner life, explaining why selflessness… [Continue Reading]

Schloss Headlines Good Friday Breakfast

Dr. Jeff Schloss

Jeff Schloss, who directs the Center of Faith, Ethics and Life Sciences and is T.B. Walker professor in the natural and behavioral sciences at Westmont, speaks at the Channel Islands YMCA’s 39th annual Good Friday Breakfast on Friday, March 25, at 7 a.m. at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort. Tickets to the breakfast cost $50…. [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Victorian Images, Gender

Dr. Linda Hughes

Linda Hughes, Addie Levy professor of literature at Texas Christian University, examines representations of women and neo-Victorianism from illustrated poems in periodicals in a lecture, “Prefiguring Future Pasts: Imagined Histories in Victorian Poetic-Graphic Texts, 1860-1910,” on Monday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Darling Foundation Lecture Hall, room 210. The Erasmus Society Lecture is free… [Continue Reading]

Musicians to Compete for Scholarships

Last year's finalists: Sierra Farrar, Merckx Dascomb, Jonathan Wong, Kennedy Hahn, Kathryn Ogata and Mirah Ray

Six high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the fourth annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at Westmont’s Deane Chapel on lower campus. The event is free and open to the public. The winner of the Guild Scholarship, who will be announced immediately following the event, will… [Continue Reading]

Musical March Includes Masterworks

Westmont Orchestra

Westmont music department provides a range of musical performances in the month of March, all free, unless otherwise noted. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Choral Masterworks Concert, featuring an hour-long piece composed by Steve Butler, is Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E…. [Continue Reading]