Life Without Limbs Founder in Chapel

Nicholas Vujicic

Nicholas Vujicic, born without arms and legs, speaks in chapel on Friday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. in Westmont’s Murchison Gym. The 45-minute chapel service is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The early days were difficult for Vujicic, who credits his faith in God for overcoming those… [Continue Reading]

Choral Festival to Hit the Right Notes

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont Fall Choral Festival, combining the voices of about 400 students from 14 high schools, is Friday, Oct. 28, at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., both at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Half of the choirs will perform at 4:45 p.m. and the remaining half will perform prior to Westmont ensembles at… [Continue Reading]

Star Party to Feature Wild Duck Cluster

The Westmont Observatory

Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will take advantage of a late rising waning moon to zoom in on several distant globular clusters at this month’s free public viewing of the stars Friday, Oct. 21, beginning about 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. The moon won’t rise until after 11 p.m., allowing Thomas… [Continue Reading]

Wolterstorff Explores Empathy, Anger

Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff

Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter professor emeritus of philosophical theology at Yale University, examines what accounts for hardening of the heart in a talk, “Empathy and Anger in the Struggle Against Injustice,” on Monday, Oct. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Erasmus Society Lecture, sponsored by the Westmont Philosophy Department,… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Honors Shakespeare, Cervantes

The Westmont Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra opens its 11th season celebrating the 400th anniversary of the deaths of literary greats William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in its fall concert Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Hall and Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for general… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Reducing Carbon Footprint

Kathi King

Kathi King, director of outreach and education for the Santa Barbara Environmental Council, explains how energy, transportation and food systems affect climate change in a lecture, “How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint TODAY,” Friday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Founders Room below Westmont’s Kerr Student Center. The talk, part of the Sustainability Speaker Series,… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Bourne’s ‘Picture of Slavery’

Dr. Kya Mangrum

In an upcoming talk in the Erasmus lecture series, Dr. Kya Mangrum of the University of Utah will examine how American abolitionists have used rhetorical and visual strategies to further their cause. Her lecture, “American Slavery as It Is? Word, Image, and the Desire for the Crime Scene Photograph in U.S. Anti-Slavery Literature, 1830-1839,” is… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit Features Uyesaka’s ‘Long Story Short’

Dug Uyesaka's "Untitled," a photo polymer intaglio (2011)

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum opens the fall season with a diverse collection of art objects and images by third generation Japanese-American Dug Uyesaka Oct. 20- Jan. 14 in the museum. A free, opening reception for “Dug Uyesaka: Long Story Short” is Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4-6 p.m. in the museum. Uyesaka enrolled at UC Santa… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming to Honor Outstanding Alumni


Westmont will honor the late William S. “Bill” Klug ’98 and Angie Hill ’90 as Alumnus and Alumna of the Year during Homecoming 2016 Oct. 14-16. Jeff Dykstra ’92, co-founder and CEO of Partners in Food Solutions, will receive the Global Service Award, and Matt Blickendorf ’08, an emergency physician in Indianapolis, has earned the… [Continue Reading]

Knecht Dissects Clinton, Trump Campaigns

Dr. Thomas Knecht

Thomas Knecht, associate professor of political science at Westmont, reflects on the unprecedented surprises of the 2016 race for the White House in a talk on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Breaking All the Rules: Making Sense of the 2016 Presidential Election,” is… [Continue Reading]