Musicians Compete for Scholarships

The eighth annual Westmont Instrumentalist Guild Competition features eight musicians vying for Westmont music scholarships on Saturday, February 29, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel on the lower Westmont campus. Prospective Westmont student instrumentalists Sean Tran (piano), Daniel Macy (violin), Katie Peel (French horn) Natasha Loh (bassoon), Emma Wu (piano) and Evan Zhou (violin) will… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Season Swings to Santa Barbara

Sandpiper Golf Club

The Westmont men’s and women’s golf teams host their first intercollegiate golf tournament, the Westmont Invitational, on February 23-24 at Sandpiper Golf Club in Goleta. Seniors Tanner Shean of Santa Ynez and Miles Witt of Mount Vernon, Washington, lead the men, and seniors Kat Bevill of Crystal Lake, Illinois, leads the all-first-year women’s team. The… [Continue Reading]

Music Faculty to Perform House Concerts

Westmont music professors have brought back the popular Select House Concert Series, performing four chamber concerts on Saturdays, March 21, April 25, May 30 and June 20; all at 3 p.m. in homes to be announced once tickets have been purchased. Individual concert tickets, which go on sale beginning March 1 at, cost $50… [Continue Reading]

Conversation Examines Liberal Arts, Race


“Still Dreaming: Race, Ethnicity and Liberal Arts Education,” the 19th annual Gaede Institute Conversation on the Liberal Arts, gathers a national audience to explore how the liberal arts can promote more inclusive teaching, scholarship and institutional practices Feb. 27-29 at Westmont. The plenary sessions are free and open to the public. See the schedule at… [Continue Reading]

Music, Theater Double Our Opera Pleasure

Giaocomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi"

Westmont’s music and theater arts departments present two, one-act Italian operas offering performers and audience members a chance to enjoy two different stories with varying musical styles. Gioachino Rossini’s “The Marriage Contract” and Giaocomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” will be performed together February 28, March 1 and 3 at 7 p.m. at the New Vic Theater… [Continue Reading]

WNBA Legend Inspires at Leadership Luncheon

The Westmont women's basketball team poses with Tamika Catchings

Legendary women’s basketball star Tamika Catchings, who spoke at the fifth annual Westmont Women’s Leadership Luncheon on Jan. 28, shared the four motivating principles that have shaped her career: purpose, drive, life and legacy. She admitted to setting aside her prepared remarks so she could talk about life and legacy following the Jan. 26 death… [Continue Reading]

Music, Theater, Art for Valentine’s Dinner

The Westmont Music, Theater, and Art Departments join forces for the love of the arts to offer the first Valentine’s Arts Soiree, “A Fairy Tale,” on Valentine’s Day, February 14, beginning at 5 p.m. at Westmont’s Porter Theater. The magical evening includes delicious catered food, a silent auction and a romantic concert by the Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Inaugural Swim Team Strokes to Finals

Westmont swimmers practice at sunset

The Westmont women’s swimming team competes in its first Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference Championships February 12-15 at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park. The Warriors have already qualified for three individual and five relay events at the NAIA National Championships March 4-7 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Rian Lewandowski, a freshman kinesiology major from Mesa, Arizona,… [Continue Reading]

‘Becoming Dallas Willard’ Earns Book Award

Mark Nelson (right) presents Gary W. Moon with an award for “Becoming Dallas Willard”

The Dallas Willard Research Center for Spiritual Formation at Westmont honored Gary W. Moon, professor of psychology and spirituality at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta and  senior fellow and director of the Martin Institute’s center Conversatio Divina, as co-winner of its annual book award for his biography “Becoming Dallas Willard” during Westmont chapel Jan. 22… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Examine ‘Civility in Uncivil Times’

Jim Taylor, philosophy professor at Westmont, discusses the importance of listening and respect in his lecture, “Character Matters: Civility in Uncivil Times,” on Thursday, February 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown lecture is free, and limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more… [Continue Reading]