Archives for February 2005

President's Breakfast Re-scheduled

Former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett will speak on “What’s Right and What’s Wrong with American Education” at Westmont’s first President’s Breakfast, 7 a.m. April 1 in the Grand Ballroom at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. The sold-out event, first scheduled for Feb. 11, was postponed due to complications that arose after Bennett’s knee replacement… [Continue Reading]

Ophelia You're Breaking our Heart

Westmont English Professor Paul Willis will speak on “Ophelia, You’re Breaking Our Heart: The American Appeal of Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroine” at 7 p.m. March 7 in Hieronymus Lounge, Westmont. The lecture is free and open to the public. Willis’ talk is the Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture for the spring semester. Westmont Professors… [Continue Reading]

Journeys of Choice Lecture Reflects Travel

The next Westmont Downtown Conversation, “Journeys of Choice—Pilgrims, Tourists and Mountaineers,” by Paul Willis and Lisa DeBoer begins at 5:30 p.m. March 10, at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The two Westmont humanities professors will lead a series of reflections on the meaning of travel through the lens of literature and art. The… [Continue Reading]

Masterworks Concert Features Bach

The Westmont College Choir will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Jesu, Meine Freude” at the fifth annual Choral Masterworks Concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. in downtown Santa Barbara. The suggested donation for admission is $10 for the general audience and $7 for students and seniors. Music Professor Steve Hodson… [Continue Reading]

Young Entrepreneurs Rewarded

A team from Westmont was one of eight selected from 45 entries to compete in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED) business plan competition March 7 and 8 at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. The eight semi-finalists in the national competition made presentations to a panel of venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, corporate… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Education Panel Still On!

Although the President’s Breakfast talk by former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett on Feb. 11 was postponed due to Bennett’s health, the follow-up discussion, “What’s Right and What’s Wrong with American Education,” will take place as scheduled 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17, at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The panel discussion, lead by… [Continue Reading]

Galileo, the Church and the Cosmos

David Lindberg, Hillsdale professor emeritus of the history of science, University of Wisconsin, will speak on “The Florentine Heretic? Galileo, the Church and the Cosmos” 3:30 p.m. March 4 in Porter Theatre, Westmont. The event, sponsored by the Pascal Society, is free and open to the public. According to Lindberg, the story of Galileo’s campaign… [Continue Reading]

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Comes to Porter Theatre

Westmont College’s Repertory Theater presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 8 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26 and March 3-5 with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. March 5 in Porter Theatre. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for children, students and seniors. First printed in 1600, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” remains one… [Continue Reading]

Christian Presence and African Response

Professor Ogbu Kalu, the Henry Winter Luce Professor of world Christianity and mission at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, will speak on “Patterns of Christian Presence and African Responses” 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall on the upper Westmont campus. Kalu also will speak in Westmont’s chapel 10:30 a.m. Feb. 25. Both events… [Continue Reading]

Panel Discusses American Education

The next Westmont Downtown Conversation, “What’s Right and What’s Wrong with American Education,” is a panel discussion lead by local educations specialists at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17, at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. Panelists include Peter MacDougall, former president of Santa Barbara City College; Gerri Fausett, superintendent of Hope Elementary School District; Lynne… [Continue Reading]