Recent Press

Westmont Men Mirror Women, Handle William Jessup 4-0

(Rocklin, Calif.) Westmont Men’s Soccer (7-3-3, 6-2 GSAC) scored early and never looked back as they finished with a 4-0 win against William Jessup (5-10-1, 2-6 GSAC) in today’s Golden State Athletic Conference game. Westmont scored three goals before the first half ended. They also had three players score their first goals of the season. more

Westmont Shuts Out Reeling William Jessup 4-0

(ROCKLIN, Calif.) Senior goalkeeper Amber Rojas recorded her ninth career shutout as #7 Westmont College (12-2-1, 6-1-1) scored early and often to defeated William Jessup (1-13, 1-7) by a score of 4-0 in today’s Golden State Athletic Conference game. more

Westmont Dedicates Leadership Center

About 400 people gathered at Westmont’s Global Leadership Center (GLC) to dedicate the central building and two surrounding residence halls on Oct. 13. The college, which celebrated its 80th year at weekend homecoming festivities, developed the idea for the building about seven years ago following a 25-city listening tour led by Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe. more

Environmental Worldwide : Talk to Examine Environmental Solutions

Roland Geyer, an associate professor of industrial ecology and green supply chain management at UC Santa Barbara, explains the unique academic programs offered at UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Founders Room. The Sustainability Speakers Series Lecture, “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Solutions,” is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Michelle Aronson, Westmont’s sustainability and marketing coordinator, at more

Culinary Herbs 101 Workshop

Join us at Art From Scrap to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Culinary Herbs with Farmer and Chef Michelle Aronson! You’ll walk away with awesome new skills, a handy recipe packet, homemade herb butter, and your own potted herb seedling to take home. … Michelle Aronson is a farmer, chef, and teacher who is the Garden Manager and Sustainability Coordinator for Dining Services at Westmont College. more


Opera Santa Barbara returns for another crowd-pleasing pop-up performance featuring a French repertoire in the Museum’s Ridley-Tree Gallery. … The Westmont College Chamber Music Singers perform in the Museum galleries. more

Reviewed | ‘Guatemala from 33,000 km’

News of the Getty’s extraordinary Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative has reached all over the world. Readers in New York, London, Paris, and beyond now know of its impressive scope and unprecedented ambition, and thousands of visitors have flocked to locations throughout Southern California to appreciate the range of exhibits on offer. … On Friday, October 20, scholars and artists will gather at Westmont College’s Porter Theater for a day-long symposium on the art of Guatemala from 1960 to the present. The symposium, which is open to the public, promises to connect Guatemala’s artistic output to broader global currents in contemporary art. more

UCSB and Cal Poly’s Goose Egg Tie, Team USA’s Big Miss

Goals in soccer, like home runs in baseball, provide some of the most exhilarating moments in sports. They occur instantaneously in the course of a game where failure to connect is by far more common. … Westmont, holding down second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference, will host the semifinals and championship of the men’s league tournament November 9 and 11. more

Symposium to Explore Guatemalan Art

Critics, academics and Guatemalan art historians will be featured at a day-long symposium exploring Guatemalan visual art production from the 1960s to the present day on Friday, Oct. 20, at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The event, hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, is the culmination of the exhibition Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 – Present. more

Honoring those who give opportunity

For the final edition of the Mayor’s Awards breakfast under her official watch, outgoing Mayor Helene Schneider presided over a moving ceremony early Tuesday at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center. The final such ceremony of her long tenure was devoted to “honoring business for facilitating employment for those with disabilities.” … Mr. Benedict has admirably channeled his willpower and energies into becoming a public speaker, at Westmont College and elsewhere, working at the MOXI and working as a sound producer and DJ, going by the handle DJ of Ability. more

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