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]

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]