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]

Westmont Initiative Tackles the Opioid Epidemic

The Westmont Initiative for Public Dialogue and Deliberation in action

The opioid epidemic sweeping the country affects virtually every American, directly or indirectly, often in deeply personal ways. The Westmont Initiative for Public Dialogue and Deliberation (WIPDD) hosts a community conversation on the topic Thursday, Oct. 24, from 7-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Community members may register to participate on… [Continue Reading]

Students Explain Summer Research Projects

Kyle Hansen '19 explains his summer research

More than 30 Westmont students who worked on 17 research projects last summer will explain their findings on Friday, Oct. 11, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Winter Hall Atrium. The Celebration of Summer Research, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is free and open to the public. This year’s symposium includes a wide array… [Continue Reading]

Poet Paul Willis Speaks at Downtown Lecture

Paul Willis, Westmont professor of English, will read selections from his award-winning collection “To Build a Trail: Essays on Curiosity, Love & Wonder.” Tuesday, October 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Not About the Numbers: What Really Matters in How We Learn” is free no… [Continue Reading]