Westmont Stages Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’

“The Magic Flute” unites the creative powers of Westmont’s music and theater arts departments in an exciting new production of Mozart’s comic opera. Performances take place March 1, 3 and 5 at 7 p.m. at the New Vic Theater. Purchase tickets, which cost $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors, at newvictheater.com… [Continue Reading]

Viewing Features Lunar Craters

Viewing Features Lunar Craters

A large moon will dominate this month’s free, public viewing at the Westmont Observatory Friday, Feb. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting several hours. Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will turn toward the top of the sky and away from the blazing moon. “We will have the constellations of Auriga, the charioteer, and Taurus, the… [Continue Reading]

College Chips in for New Putting Greens

Westmont has submitted plans to the Santa Barbara County Planning Department for putting and chipping greens with artificial turf and a small meeting/storage facility for the new men’s and women’s golf teams. The practice area will be west of Deane Field where construction workers parked during construction of the Global Leadership Center. “We’re hoping to… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Hosts Dinner before Spring Tour

The 2018-19 Westmont Orchestra

Before embarking on a spring tour, the Westmont Orchestra hosts a romantic Valentine’s dinner fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 14, at Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Road. Tickets to the concert and dinner, which begins at 6 p.m., cost $30 each or $50 for two, $25 each for seniors or $40 for two, and may… [Continue Reading]

Teens Compete in Mathematics Super Bowl

California high schools will compete in the 31st annual High School Mathematics Contest at Westmont

With attention focused on the Super Bowl this Sunday, area high school mathematics students look forward to the real competition the following weekend. A record 12 California high schools will compete in the 31st annual High School Mathematics Contest at Westmont on Saturday, Feb. 9. The competition begins at 1 p.m. with the College Bowl… [Continue Reading]

Sparkman Offers California Reptile Talk

Dr. Amanda Sparkman makes a measurement of a snake while at the Channel Islands (Photo: Eirini Pajak)

Amanda Sparkman, associate professor of biology at Westmont, explores the wide variety of California reptiles and threats to their survival in a lecture, “Imperiled Reptiles: Diversity and Conservation of California Turtles, Lizards and Snakes,” on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The talk, part of the Sustainability Speaker… [Continue Reading]

Alum Promotes Creation Care on Campus

Kenny Chism Chicken Coop

Westmont alumnus Kenny Chism ’17, who oversees a variety of on-campus environmental projects, has become the first, fulltime sustainability coordinator at Westmont. In this pilot role, Chism will manage Westmont’s organic gardens and oversee Dining Commons-related sustainability projects (food waste, composting, local purchasing, etc.) through a partnership with Sodexo, which is contracted by Westmont’s dining… [Continue Reading]

Environmental Studies Presses into Global Issues

Crops from the Westmont farm below the track are served in the Dining Commons

Westmont has created a new minor in environmental studies, adding programs that help students explore some of the most pressing global issues. Professors have spent several years cultivating and developing the new innovative program that began this spring. “The goal was to situate stewardship of the earth in the context of Christian theology and environmental… [Continue Reading]

Research Detects Preemies with Cerebral Palsy

Dr. Donald J. Patterson

A limb motion monitor attached to babies born prematurely could lead to early detection of cerebral palsy in later years of life. Don Patterson, Westmont professor of computer science, and a team of scientists in Southern California are working to detect cerebral palsy (CP) in preterm babies.  The National Institute of Health (NIH) has awarded the… [Continue Reading]

Hayhoe Connects Global Change, Local Impacts

Katherine Hayhoe, a prominent atmospheric scientist, professor of political science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, speaks at Westmont Thursday, Jan. 24, at 1:15 p.m. in the Westmont Global Leadership Center. The Pascal Society Lecture, “Mitigate, Adapt or Suffer: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts,” is free and open to… [Continue Reading]