Archives for January 2006

Downtown Talk Focuses on Patriotism

A local panel of historians will discuss “Patriotism in America and the Importance of Compromise” at an upcoming Westmont Downtown Conversation. The free lecture, Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m., will be held at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The conversation follows the Feb. 10, sold-out President’s Breakfast with Pulitzer Prize winning author… [Continue Reading]

High Schoolers to Flex Their Minds in 20th Annual Mathematics Contest

There will be no calculators, but numbers will be flying as nearly 100 students from 10 public and private high schools in Southern California converge at Westmont for a battle of mathematical brains. The 20th annual High School Mathematics Contest, Saturday, Feb. 11, will feature several different events, including the quiz-show-style-competition, College Bowl. The contest… [Continue Reading]

Native American Minister Visits Westmont

A renowned Native American ministry leader, Richard Twiss, will speak at two free public events at Westmont, Wednesday, Jan. 25. He will lecture on “Christianity, Native American Culture and Worldview” in Kerr Student Center (KSC) at 3:15 p.m. He will then speak about Native American forms of music and dance for Christian worship at 4… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Offers Free Recital by Tenor

The founder of the African American Art Song Alliance, Darryl Taylor, will perform at a free recital Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. Taylor is a talented tenor from Detroit whose international career includes performances of art song, opera and oratorio. He has sung in some of the best concert halls… [Continue Reading]

Hall of Fame Broadcaster Speaks at Benefit Reception

Former Major League Baseball announcer and Hall of Famer Ernie Harwell will be the keynote speaker at a benefit reception at Westmont. Former Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Ross Porter and film director Ron Shelton will also be part of the event, Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. in Page Hall. Suggested donation is $20 for… [Continue Reading]

'Faith, Culture, Calling' Combine at New Westmont Art Exhibit

Three unique artists with very diverse backgrounds will be under one roof at Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery. “Faith, Culture, Calling: The Irvine Guest Artist Show” will be at the gallery, Thursday, Jan. 19, through March. 10. Artists Makoto Fujimura, Lara Scott and Elmer Yazzie will introduce their creations at an opening reception, Thursday, Jan. 19, 4-7… [Continue Reading]

Two-Day Celebration Honors Work of Great Logician, Mathematician

He’s considered the most significant logician of the 20th century and one of the greatest modern mathematicians, yet most people have never heard of Kurt Gödel or his famous incompleteness theorems. Westmont will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the theorems and the 100th anniversary of his birth. The two-day, interdisciplinary forum will be held Feb…. [Continue Reading]

Students Create, Install Campus-Wide Art Project

Westmont student art projects are sprouting up across campus this week, depicting biblical stories and interpreting moments in Christ’s life. The project, “Stations of Christ’s Life,” won a $10,700 Worship Renewal grant last May from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Each of the 14 student artists will describe their “station” at a dedication walk… [Continue Reading]

New Professor Hits All the Right Notes

A day of events later this month will formally welcome Westmont’s new Adams professor of music and worship. However, Michael Shasberger has already been winning the ears and hearts of the local community. Shasberger arrived at Westmont in August for the fall semester. In his first season he has introduced two new annual events: a… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Brings Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Santa Barbara

American historian and bestselling author David McCullough will be the guest at Westmont’s annual President’s Breakfast, Friday, Feb. 10. McCullough will speak about, “The Spirit of 1776 Then and Now,” at 7 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling (805) 565-6895 or by… [Continue Reading]