Mallampalli Installed in Endowed Chair

Dr. Chandra Mallampalli

Chandra Mallampalli, Westmont professor of history, will be formally installed as the new Fletcher Jones Foundation professor in the social sciences on Monday, Feb. 5, during a full-regalia ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in Murchison Gym. “Chandra has become a significant scholar in the study of religion in India, and we are delighted to honor him… [Continue Reading]

Author Lucado Explores Life of Faith

Andrea Lucado

Christian nonfiction author Andrea Lucado, daughter of bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado, discusses the twists and turns of a life of faith on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., in Westmont’s Adams Center 216. The talk, part of the Westmont Reading Series, is free and open to the public. Andrea, author of the memoir… [Continue Reading]

Faculty to Perform Violin, Piano Recital

Dr. Han Soo Kim

Westmont music faculty members Han Soo Kim (violin) and Neil Di Maggio (piano) perform works by Mozart and Schubert at a violin and piano recital Friday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Wood Glen Hall (full recital); Saturday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. in Faulkner Gallery at the downtown Santa Barbara Public Library (participating in… [Continue Reading]

Annual Reading to Honor Poet Stafford

Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont and former poet laureate of Santa Barbara, hosts the 12th annual community poetry reading to honor the life and work of William Stafford (1914-1993) on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. at the First Crossing Day Use Area in Los Padres National Forest, across from the Los Prietos… [Continue Reading]

Students Hope to Serve Local Community

Hundreds of Westmont students returned to campus Jan. 16 after being evacuated following the deadly Montecito mudslides to resume the spring semester. Before classes began the following day, the community gathered in the gym for a time of music, prayer and inspiration. The Westmont students, most of whom were evacuated from campus at the end… [Continue Reading]

Professor, AD Brave Montecito Mudslides

Westmont’s athletic director bravely rescued a friend who was trapped in her vehicle, caught in the deadly mudslides that struck Montecito early Jan. 9. Dave Odell received a frantic cell phone call from Kathi King, who had escaped her swamped car and climbed a tree to temporary safety. Watch the KEYT NewsChannel 3 story. Tom… [Continue Reading]

Montecito Flood Q&A

How is Westmont? Westmont is fine. The rain has ended this week and we are expecting beautiful weather through next week. We sustained practically no damage from the rain with no flooding or mudslides on campus. But we have no water, which affects food preparation and sanitation, so we have canceled classes through Friday and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Honors Heroes at Gratitude Chapel

President Beebe thanks Lt. Brian Olmstead and Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department for their service during the Thomas Fire

Westmont began spring semester as scheduled on Jan. 8, while preparing campus for rain late that afternoon and the following day. The college was not in Santa Barbara County’s evacuation zone that included many areas below the Thomas Fire burn scar, but public safety officers kept a 24-hour watch for flooding. In the first chapel… [Continue Reading]

Museum Delays Reception for 5×5 Exhibit

Large crowds flocked to the 5x5 exhibition in 2014

Small works of art from several hundred artists from around the country will be auctioned during “5X5: Celebrating Westmont College’s 80th Anniversary” at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. The online auction will begin Thursday, Jan. 11, at westmontmuseum.org and last until Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. However, due to the destruction in the local community… [Continue Reading]

#WestmontSaidYES Apply Now

Make a new beginning in a new year. January continues our season for admitting new Westmont Warriors for fall 2018. Hundreds of hopeful high school students have been receiving their Westmont admittance packages. You still have time to apply to meet our next priority deadline of  February 15. Apply Now! Here are a few social media… [Continue Reading]