Undefeated Warriors Host Tom Byron Classic

Senior Justin Bessard is averaging nearly 16 points a game for the Warriors

No. 11 Westmont men’s basketball, which has started the season with 12 straight victories, hosts the 44th Annual Tom Byron Classic featuring No. 2 The Master’s University, the University of Calgary in Alberta, and Park University of Arizona, in its first academic year of athletics with hopes for NAIA membership in 2020-21. The Warriors battle… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Guiding Teen Faith, Career

Dr. Andrea Gurney

Andrea Gurney, Westmont professor of psychology, explores how pastors, teachers and parents can best support adolescents as they discover God’s place for them at the fourth annual Conversation on Youth and Vocation Friday, January 10, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. The event, sponsored by Westmont’s Trailhead program, is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

Campus Safety Welcomes New Chief

William (Bill) Boyd III, chief of campus safety at Westmont, served for more than 20 years with the Scott County Sheriff’s Department in Iowa before joining the college’s staff in November 2016. His extensive law enforcement background helped Westmont respond effectively to the Thomas Fire in December 2017 and the Santa Barbara Mudslide, January 9,… [Continue Reading]

‘Everyman’ Play Explores Death, Judgement

Cierra Denning, who starred in “Pride and Prejudice,” directs “Everyman” Dec. 7-8

Cierra Denning, a senior theater major from Parker, Colorado, directs “Everyman,” a 15th century allegorical play about morality on Dec. 7-8 at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The play is free and open to the public. “Everyman,” written by an unknown author in Middle English during the Tudor Period and translated by Mark J…. [Continue Reading]

Volleyball Earns National Runner-Up Title

Senior Cassidy Rea led the Warriors with 15 kills on Nov. 23

Westmont volleyball made history during a remarkable run through the NAIA National Championship Tournament that ended with a heartbreaking loss in the nationally televised championship game. Westmont volleyball was the most successful fall sport as women’s and men’s soccer teams dropped matches in the National Tournament. Women’s volleyball advanced to the Final Site of the… [Continue Reading]

‘Pickle Tree’ Lighting Features Santa

The 18th annual Westmont Pickle Tree Lighting, a unique Christmas season tradition that attracts hundreds of alumni and community members, is Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. on Kerrwood Lawn. This event is free and open to the public. Santa Claus will pose for pictures inside Kerrwood Hall. The Cold Spring’s School Choir and the… [Continue Reading]

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 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m., all at First Presbyterian Church, 21… [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]