Archives for February 2006

Montecito Planning Hearings Postponed

Westmont officials and a group opposing the proposed update to the college’s Approved Campus Master Plan have both requested that the Thursday, March 2, Montecito Planning Commission hearing be postponed as they continue in mediation. “Our goal has been to do the right thing by meeting with, listening to and working with our neighbors as… [Continue Reading]

Entrepreneurs Compete in National Forum

A Westmont student venture will vie against eight other student business plans in a national competition in Santa Barbara. The third annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (S.E.E.D) Collegiate Venture Forum will be held at the Andalucia Hotel, March 3-4. Westmont student Scott Upton’s start-up venture, Polaris Athletic Training Systems LLC, took first place… [Continue Reading]

Famed Pianist to Play Recital at Westmont

Internationally acclaimed pianist Teresa Walters will play at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The concert, Tuesday, March 7, at 8 p.m., will include songs from Johannes Brahms and George Gershwin. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students and seniors. Walters is widely considered to be one of the world’s most uniquely gifted virtuoso pianists. She is becoming… [Continue Reading]

Students Reach Finals in Contest of Words

A month-long tournament that started with 128 students competing in more than 100 preliminary debates and more than 60 speeches will culminate in a final showdown for cash prizes. Westmont’s Tournament of Expressions: Finals in Debate, Great Speeches, Persuasive Speeches, and Scripture Alive will be Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Page Hall. The… [Continue Reading]

Welsh Professor to Spread Love at Lecture

David Cockburn, professor of philosophy at University of Wales, Lampeter, will be giving a free lecture next week at Westmont. The colloquium, “Love, Particularity, and the Body,” will be Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge. He has written several book including, “Human Beings: The Proceedings of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference,”… [Continue Reading]

Free Lecture to Explore 'God and Darwin'

A professor from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., will discuss whether animal pain makes for a compelling argument against God’s existence at a free lecture, Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge. Michael J. Murray, Arthur and Katherine Shadek professor in the humanities, will give the lecture, “God and Darwin’s… [Continue Reading]

Celtic Concert and Coffee Combine at KSC

A young Bay Area Celtic band will be playing at Westmont, Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in Kerr Student Center (KSC). The Celtic Coffeehouse will feature Célé Dé, an eclectic quintet of Christian high school and college students. Their music has been described as blend of pop, soft rock, jazz and a touch of… [Continue Reading]

Nobel Peace Laureate to Speak on Spirituality and Social Justice

The co-founder of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement and winner of the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, will be speaking at Westmont next week. The free lecture, “Spirituality and Social Justice,” will be Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge. Maguire is one of several speakers who will come to Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Choral Masterworks Concert Features Music Spanning 250 Years

More than a hundred singers will be featured in Westmont’s free Masterworks Choral Concert, Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State Street. The concert will feature the Westmont College Choir and Chamber Orchestra performing Handel’s Coronation Anthem, “Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened.” Also, the combined choirs of Westmont, Trinity Episcopal… [Continue Reading]

"Saint Plays" March into Redone Theatre

Students will perform a world premiere play by an internationally acclaimed playwright later this month in Westmont’s newly remodeled Porter Theatre. “The Saint Plays” consist of four Erik Ehn plays, including his latest, “Rogue.” Performances will be February 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., March 2 and March 3 at 8 p.m., and March 4… [Continue Reading]