Warriors Tip Off Men’s Hoops Season

The Westmont men’s basketball team tips off its 2020-21 season against the University of Saint Katherine from San Marcos, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Murchison Gym. Though fans will not be allowed in the gym due to the pandemic, the game will be live-streamed and available on Roku, Apple TV, Android… [Continue Reading]

Art Gifts to Find New Home in Santa Ynez

Music Department Sculptures

The Forest Foundation, which has supported the arts and education in California and Illinois since 1963, is donating several sculptures and more than three dozen pedestals and sculptural stands to the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Museum officials are working with Brander Vineyard to create a long-term sculpture exhibition at the Santa Ynez winery. “Navigating… [Continue Reading]

Concert Offers Toe Tapping Jazz Standards

Eben Drost directs the Westmont Jazz Ensemble

The Westmont Music Department’s weekly Friday night virtual concert series gets jazzy on Nov. 6. The Westmont Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of keyboardist Eben Drost, will perform many recognizable standards starting at 7 p.m. at westmont.edu/virtual-concert-series. The concert will be recorded in Deane Chapel with musicians wearing masks and singers standing outside the door… [Continue Reading]

Making Good Choices with Decision Analysis

Enrico Manlapig, associate professor of economics and business, explores “Decision Analysis and the Common Good” in a live webinar on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at vimeo.com/474003951. The Westmont Downtown Lecture is sponsored by the Westmont Foundation, which helps build connections between Westmont and the greater Santa Barbara community. The webinar features special guest… [Continue Reading]

Masked Singers Offer ‘Choral Celebration’

Alto Alex Morgan

Members of the Westmont College Choir and Choral Union, wearing masks and singing outside, offer a Fall Choral Celebration on Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. at westmont.edu/virtual-concert-series. The choir, directed by Daniel Gee, will perform “This is my Father’s World” by Elaine Hagenberg, “My Soul There is a Country” by Hubert Parry, “Love Bade… [Continue Reading]

$1M Grant Aids Work with Area Churches

Santa Barbara's Chromatic Scale

Westmont College has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish the Westmont Center for Thriving Communities. The program is funded through Lilly Endowment’s Thriving Congregations Initiative. The aim of the national initiative is to strengthen Christian congregations so they can help people deepen their relationships with God, build strong… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian

Jon Meacham last spoke at Westmont in summer 2019.

Acclaimed author Jon Meacham addresses “The Architecture of Endurance: Building a Republic that Stands the Test of Time” on Friday, Nov. 6, from 12-1:30 p.m. in a special virtual event from Westmont. The live broadcast opens with remarks by Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe and includes a question-and-answer session with Meacham, presidential historian and Pulitzer… [Continue Reading]

Westmont’s New Website Wins Award

The Westmont College website, which has undergone a five-year overhaul, won the Web Marketing Association’s 2020 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Best Faith-Based Website. A select group of independent judges from around the world selected Westmont’s website for setting the standard of excellence in website development. In 2015, Westmont began crafting new brand guidelines, messaging,… [Continue Reading]

College Bucks National Virus Trends

Very few Westmont students have tested positive for the coronavirus since returning to campus in mid-September, and faculty and staff are finding innovative ways for students to thrive while staying safe. More than 90 percent of students chose to return to campus rather than learning remotely in their homes. All students were tested for the… [Continue Reading]

Concert Offers ‘an Orchestral Sampler’

Westmont Orchestra under the Big Tent

The Westmont Orchestra, masked up, socially distant and with bell covers over their instruments, will perform “An Orchestral Sampler” on Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. The event, which is being recorded live outdoors, will be available for free viewing at vimeo.com/showcase/westmontmusic. Michael Shasberger, Westmont Adams professor of music and worship, will conduct the orchestra… [Continue Reading]