Student Researchers Persevere Over Summer

Zack Moreau

Twenty-seven Westmont students adhered to strict safety protocols to work with their professors on research projects during the summer. Due to the pandemic, Westmont will skip the annual October symposium, where students present their summer research findings in person. The work spanned a wide range of topics, including factors that affect the presence of western… [Continue Reading]

Student-Athletes Score Academic Gold 

Men’s soccer has been a NAIA Scholar Team for five straight years. Pictured: senior midfielder and 2019-20 NAIA Scholar-Athlete Nick Ruiz.

Westmont student-athletes flexed their academic strength with their athletic performance with 52 Warriors earning National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar Athlete status and a dozen athletic programs named NAIA Scholar Teams. Juniors and seniors who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 earn NAIA Scholar Athlete status. Scholar Teams maintain at least a 3.0 GPA… [Continue Reading]

Talk Offers Four Historic Pandemic Views

plagues, pandemics, and perseverance

Four Westmont professors from different disciplines examine how the new coronavirus has forced us to adapt our daily lives in unexpected ways in a talk, “Plagues, Pandemics and Perseverance,” on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. The pre-recorded presentation, sponsored by Westmont’s Voskuyl Library, features Marilyn McEntyre (humanities), Paul Willis (English), Helen Rhee (religious studies)… [Continue Reading]

Alumna Provides Music from Bulgaria

Sarah Shasberger Pfister performs with the Carnevale String Quartet from Bulgaria

The Westmont Music Department continues its popular Friday Concert Series with its first Alumni Spotlight recital, featuring alumna Sarah Shasberger Pfister ’12 and the Carnevale String Quartet from Bulgaria on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. Listen to the free recital at vimeo.com/showcase/westmontmusic. The performance will include pieces by Bulgarian composer Marin Goleminov, Ennio Morricone,… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Tops Latest College Rankings

The Westmont Observatory

Recent college and university annual rankings continue to affirm Westmont as one of the top Christian liberal arts colleges in the nation. Payscale’s 2020 Best Universities and Colleges by Salary Potential shows that mid-career Westmont alumni, including those with a graduate degree, earn a median income of $119,800 after more than 10 years in the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Welcomes Top Students to Campus

Students gather on the Westmont Rock for views of the sunset and Santa Cruz Island

Westmont’s class of 2024 is the most academically talented in the college’s history. It’s also among the most diverse with 39 percent of the 375 new and transfer students identifying as Hispanic, Asian American, African American, Hawaiian Pacific Islander, Native American, and/or multiracial. Twelve percent are the first in their family to attend college. The… [Continue Reading]

College Joins Symphony for Music Education

The Santa Barbara Symphony and Westmont College have announced a strategic partnership to strengthen their ability to bring music education to local school children while creating a pipeline to provide lifelong musical opportunities in the community. This collaboration includes newly developed innovative virtual and socially distanced curriculum. “This strategic partnership between the Santa Barbara Symphony… [Continue Reading]

Prints of Old Masters Leave an Impression

Albrecht Durer's "St. Christopher with the Christ Child Looking Left"

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art offers a unique history lesson, blending prints from 16th to 18th century Old Masters with a few modern and contemporary works in its latest online exhibition available through Nov. 7. “Making a Fine Impression: Prints from the Faith and Dewayne Perry Collection” includes more than a dozen videos of… [Continue Reading]

Friday Concert Series Kicks Off Virtually

Neil and Andrea Di Maggio

The Westmont Music Department launches its Friday Concert Series with a virtual performance featuring Andrea (flute) and Neil Di Maggio (piano) on Friday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. Listen to the free recital at vimeo.com/showcase/westmontmusic. “We’re excited to present this Friday evening series of video programs in lieu of in-person concerts we’re unable to offer… [Continue Reading]

Students Welcomed Via Virtual Orientation

Westmont welcomes its new students to a virtual Orientation Aug. 27-29 to learn about the educational program and meet faculty, staff and fellow students. The college has postponed repopulating until the COVID-19 case rate in Santa Barbara County drops below the state-mandated threshold. Classes will begin remotely Aug. 31, with Westmont planning to bring students… [Continue Reading]