Viewing to Sneak Peak of Black Hole Galaxy

The Westmont Observatory

The Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, will zoom in on Gemini to get a glimpse of a great open cluster, M35, on Friday, April 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. “I will also point Westmont’s 8-inch refractor telescope toward Gemini’s Castor, which… [Continue Reading]

Scholar and Writer to Speak at Commencement

Dr. Rick Pointer addresses Commencement 2018

Walter Hansen, a Westmont Trustee since 2002 and professor emeritus of New Testament at Fuller Seminary, speaks at Westmont Commencement on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Russell Carr Field at Westmont. President Gayle D. Beebe presents Westmont Medals to Rev. Dr. Katherine Wiebe and Lindsay and Laurie Parton. About 291 students will participate… [Continue Reading]

Record 57 Students Offer Research Results

Chemistry students work with Dr. Michael Everest

The 23rd annual Westmont College Student Research Symposium celebrates the noteworthy accomplishments of a record 57 Westmont students who worked on 44 research projects on Wednesday, April 17, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Winter Hall Atrium. The event highlights noteworthy work by students from the humanities, social sciences and the natural and behavioral sciences and… [Continue Reading]

Leading Women Inspire Future Leaders

Mary Pat Whitney, Andria Kahmann, Teri Bradford Rouse, Penny Jenkins, Megan Alexander, Annette Richards, Anna Grotenhuis and Kirsten Moore at the Biltmore

Westmont alumna Megan Alexander ’02, a correspondent with Inside Edition, presented “A Seat at the Table: Why Women Must Pursue Careers of Influence” at the fourth annual Westmont’s Women’s Leadership Luncheon March 29 at the Four Seasons Biltmore. Spearheaded by Kirsten Moore, the women’s head basketball coach and director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at… [Continue Reading]

Remembering Pen Tudor

Pen Tudor

Westmont mourns the loss of W. Pendleton (Pen) Tudor, one of the three founders of Adweek, who died March 12, 2019, in Montecito, Calif. He was 89 years old. He served for years on Westmont’s Board of Advisors and provided valuable insight and support to the college. “He was a charming, gracious man, and we’ll… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Offers U.S. Premiere of ‘Sunrise’

Soloists Junia Work, Logan Hodgson and Sierra Farrar

The Westmont Orchestra spotlights three of its talented students as concerto soloists in the Orchestra Concerto Concert on April 12 at 7 p.m. at Santa Barbara Community Church, and April 14 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission (students are free), may be purchased at the door. For… [Continue Reading]

Theater’s Fringe Fest Soars to ‘the Cosmos’

Artwork by Alyssa Beccue

More than 100 students will be participating in more than three dozen pieces at the annual Westmont Fringe Festival, “The Cosmos,” April 11-14 in and around Westmont’s Porter Theatre and at the Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden Street. Festival passes ($15 general admission, $10 students/seniors) or daily tickets ($10 general admission, $7 student/seniors) are available… [Continue Reading]

‘OPEN/CLOSE’ Marks Apex of Senior’s Art

Madison Cowan's "Oil"

Eight graduating art majors will offer their capstone art projects, which span oil painting, photography, serigraphy, sculpture, assemblages and digital painting from April 4-May 4 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public opening reception for “OPEN/CLOSE: Westmont Graduate Exhibition” is Thursday, April 4 from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. “I am most… [Continue Reading]

Decision Lab Helps Zoo Plan for the Future

Westmont Decision Lab students assisted the Santa Barbara Zoo in making decisions about its future.

Professor Enrico Manlapig and his students in Westmont’s Applied Management Science (AMS) course offer their expertise in analytic decision-making to the local community. Last fall, they acted as the Westmont Decision Lab and assisted the Santa Barbara Zoo in making decisions about its future. “At first, the zoo’s path seemed ambiguous and overwhelming, but by… [Continue Reading]

New Book ‘Reimagines Your Love Story’

Dr. Andrea Gurney

Relationships are complicated. Andrea Gurney, Westmont professor of psychology and a practicing clinical psychologist, has written a book born out of a desire to help create and maintain healthy, intimate connections that honor and glorify God. “Reimagining Your Love Story: Biblical and Psychological Practices for Healthy Relationships,” which will be released March 26, will be… [Continue Reading]