News and Events

Top Scientist to Speak at Commencement

Top Scientist to Speak at Commencement
Henry “Fritz” Schaefer III, one of the most distinguished physical scientists in the world, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to David and Anna Grotenhuis, in honor of their generosity and support of Westmont’s students and service to the Santa Barbara community. [more]

Westmont Conference Focuses on Millennials

Westmont Conference Focuses on Millennials
The 2016 Lead Where You Stand Conference features a dynamic, one-day event Thursday, June 2, focusing on leadership and the millennial generation. Held at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, the conference begins at noon, includes four talks and two meals, and ends at 8 p.m. The cost is $149 per person (westmont.edu/lead). [more]

Record Number of Students Offer research

Record Number of Students Offer research
The 20th annual Westmont College Student Research Symposium celebrates a record 41 research projects by a record 60 students on Thursday, April 21, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Winter Hall Atrium. The event, which highlights the noteworthy work by students from the humanities, social sciences and the natural and behavioral sciences, is free and open to the public. [more]

Orchestra Concert Features Top Soloists

Orchestra Concert Features Top Soloists
The Westmont Orchestra’s annual Concerto Concert, which highlights student soloists, is Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Page Multipurpose Room at Westmont and Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. General admission is $10; all students are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved by calling (805) 565-6040. [more]

Students Earn Fulbright Scholarships

Students Earn Fulbright ScholarshipsTwo Westmont seniors, Aria Hamann and Jarrett Catlin, both Monroe Scholars, have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to conduct research and teach English outside the U.S. next year. Hamann will conduct hydrology research at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. [more]

College Launches ‘Strength for Today’

College Launches ‘Strength for Today’
Focusing on leadership, affordability and innovation, Westmont has launched its largest fundraising campaign ever, Strength for Today. Thanks to momentum at the college and broad support from supporters, the campaign has raised more than 90 percent of the $140 million goal. Strength for Today enhances leadership programs and funds construction of the Leadership Center and two residential buildings to house students participating in leadership programs. [more]

College Opens Neuroscience, Leadership Center

College Opens Neuroscience, Leadership Center
Thanks to a major gift, Westmont has established the Linda and Bill Hughes Center for Neuroscience and Leadership as part of the college’s new Institute for Global Learning and Leadership. “We’re deeply grateful to Bill and Linda Hughes for helping us develop a center that will apply cutting-edge discoveries in neuroscience to leadership development,” says Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe. [more]

Students Earn David K. Winter Award

Students Earn David K. Winter AwardTwo outstanding Westmont students earned the David K. Winter Servant Leadership Awards at Academic Commencement April 11. Sophomore Kennedy Mahdavi from Pleasanton and junior Tommy Nightingale of Rancho Cucamonga received the 16th annual award named in honor of Westmont’s longest serving president. Both recipients receive $1,000 toward next year’s school expenses. Winter, who served as president of Westmont for 25 years, died at the age of 84 last August. [more]

Art Majors are ‘Primed’ for Final Show

Art Majors are ‘Primed’ for Final Show
Seventeen graduating art majors will display their capstone art projects April 7-May 7 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public reception opens “Primed: Westmont Senior Art Exhibition 2016” on Thursday, April 7, from 4-6 p.m. [more]