Theater Stages Satirical ‘Government Inspector’

Mitchell Thomas directs "The Government Inspector"

Mitchell Thomas, Westmont theater arts professor and award-winning director, stages “The Government Inspector,” adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol, on Oct. 18-19, 24-26, all at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. General admission is $15; and $10 for seniors and students. Purchase tickets at For more information, please call (805)… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Earns Top College Rankings

Westmont's mathematics, computer science, physics and psychology departments are housed in Winter Hall

Recent rankings of U.S. colleges and universities affirm Westmont as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation. PayScale’s Best Schools for Business Majors by Salary Potential ranks Westmont as No. 40, the highest ranking for a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and ahead of such colleges as Claremont… [Continue Reading]

Economics Professor Shares ‘Shrewd Samaritan’

Bruce Wydick Wide

Bruce Wydick, the new director of Westmont in San Francisco, reads from his latest book, “Shrewd Samaritan: Faith, Economics, and the Long Road to Loving our Global Neighbors,” on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. The free, public event is sponsored by Westmont in San Francisco and the Westmont Department… [Continue Reading]

Talented New Professors Join Faculty

Barbara DeVivo (economics and business)

Westmont welcomed six new accomplished professors passionate about teaching and the college’s Christian liberal arts community: Anna Aboud (mathematics), Stephanie Cowell ’04 (chemistry), Barbara DeVivo (economics and business), Adam Goodworth (kinesiology), Carolyn Mitten (education), and Bruce Wydick (Westmont in San Francisco). Aboud, who earned a doctorate this summer from Iowa State University, is designing algorithms… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Dedicates Short-Game Golf Facility

Westmont will hold a public dedication ceremony for the Stan Anderson Golf Complex Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m. on Westmont’s lower campus. President Gayle D. Beebe, Kirsten Moore, associate athletic director and head women’s basketball coach, and Tom Knecht, head golf coach and professor of political science, will speak at this event. Please RSVP… [Continue Reading]

Major Approval is Music to College’s Ears

The National Association of Schools of Music has approved a Bachelor of Music in performance at Westmont for orchestral instruments, piano and voice beginning in fall 2019. “This latest affirmation of the quality of our music program excites us and expands our opportunities to bring top musical talent to our choirs, orchestra and ensembles,” says… [Continue Reading]

Young Life Students Awarded Full Scholarships

Luke Perez of Santa Maria and Joseph Helm of Palm Desert, who had both planned to attend a community college, will begin at Westmont this fall after receiving Westmont’s 2019 Young Life Scholarships. The full scholarships, a combination of efforts by Westmont and Young Life Southwestern Division, cover the cost of tuition, room and board…. [Continue Reading]

Class of 2023: One of the Largest, Most Diverse

The entrance to Westmont at Orientation

One of the largest and most diverse groups of new students in Westmont history arrives for Orientation Thursday, Aug. 22. More than 39 percent of the 461 first-year and transfer students identify as Hispanic, Asian American, African American, Hawaiian Pacific Islander, Native American, and/or multiracial. Twenty percent of new students are the first in their… [Continue Reading]

Museum Features Renowned Ceramic Artist

Shield, Sara Series, Gas Fired Earthenware with Engobes, c. 1983, 18.5 x 18.25 x 2.75 in., Don Reitz Collection

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art has organized a touring retrospective exhibition of Don Reitz, one of the most experimental and ingenious ceramic artists of the last century. “Spontaneous Response: The Innovative Ceramics of Don Reitz” opens Aug. 29 and runs through Nov. 9 with a reception Thursday, Aug. 29, from 4-6 p.m. “Don Reitz… [Continue Reading]

Teen Academy Raises Tone of Local music

The Westmont Music Department

More than 40 area musicians have enrolled in the fifth annual Westmont Academy for Young Artists (WAYA), an intensive two-week program for local musicians ages 12-18, from Aug. 5-17 at Westmont. Tuition costs $1100 ($650 for half session) with merit-based scholarships available to talented applicants who audition. Performances, which are free and open to the… [Continue Reading]