Veterans Day: A Day to Give Extra Thank Yous

Maya Davis

Maya Davis, a sophomore from Ontario, Calif., was always interested in joining the military, even when she enrolled at Westmont.  So, when representatives of UC Santa Barbara’s ROTC Program were on campus, she knew the time was right. “I thought, ‘This is it, my ticket into the military,’ and I joined,” she says. “Not even… [Continue Reading]

Celebrating First-Gen College Students

First-gen student Senaida Hernandez

Westmont celebrates the success of first-generation college students, faculty, and staff on First-Generation Celebration Day, Friday, Nov. 8. Of the 461 first-year and transfer students who arrived at Westmont in August 2019, 20 percent identified as the first in their family to attend college. “It’s my goal this year to increase awareness of first-generation students,”… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Tickets to Go on Sale

Westmont hosts its 15th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir, Chamber Singers and Choral Union on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m., all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance… [Continue Reading]

Clubs Create Community Connections

This year, Westmont students can get involved on campus through more than 40 different clubs, which cultivate the willingness and ability of students to lead and learn in all areas of life. The Campus Life Office oversees the clubs, which allow students to grow in venues beyond the classroom, collaborate effectively, be good stewards of… [Continue Reading]

Camp Returns as Assistant VP for Advancement

Sarah Camp

Sarah Camp, who served for eight years as director of marketing and communications at Christian Union, a leadership development ministry that works with students attending Ivy League schools, has returned to Westmont as assistant vice president for college advancement and interim director of alumni and parent relations. She served as director of Westmont’s annual giving… [Continue Reading]

Music Fills the Montecito Air in November

Westmont Chamber Singers

Westmont student musicians and composers show off their talents at free concerts this month in Westmont’s Deane Chapel on lower campus. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert, highlighting original works by Westmont student composers and performers, is Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. “The concert is an… [Continue Reading]

Downtown Talk Examines #MeToo Moment

Dr. Meredith Whitnah

Meredith Whitnah, Westmont assistant professor of sociology, speaks about “Making Sense of the #MeToo Moment: An Institutional and Cultural Perspective” on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the Santa Barbara University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The Westmont Downtown Lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required; the limited seating… [Continue Reading]

Exhibition Explores ‘Belly of the Whale’

Kent Anderson Butler, From The Belly of Sheol, video still, 2019

Los Angeles-based video and performance artist, Kent Anderson Butler, presents an exhibition Nov. 21-Jan. 18 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum. An opening reception and lecture for “From the Belly of the Whale: Kent Anderson Butler” will be Jan. 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. “The exhibition explores the current contemporary cultural climate through the… [Continue Reading]

Hundreds of Voices Join for Choral Fest

The Westmont College Choir

The 15th annual Westmont Fall Choral Festival combines voices of more than 300 high school students from 12 different schools on Friday, Nov. 1, at 4:45 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St., and 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Both performances are free, no admission required. For… [Continue Reading]

Chamber Orchestra Performs Fall Concert

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Winds, featuring performances by the Westmont winds, Westmont Chamber Brass and Westmont String Orchestra, host a fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. “One of the… [Continue Reading]