Archives for April 2006

Conversations to Crack Da Vinci Code

Bruce Fisk, Westmont religious studies professor, will separate fact from fiction in Dan Brown’s best-selling book, “The Da Vinci Code,” in a free lecture, “Breaking the Da Vinci Code,” in both Santa Barbara and Ventura. Westmont Downtown will present his talk, Thursday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m., at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St…. [Continue Reading]

Westmont Becomes an All-Steinway School

Westmont has joined a very select group of colleges and universities dedicated to providing the finest equipment for its musicians. The college purchased 20 new Steinway pianos through an anonymous $350,000 gift, making Westmont one of only two four-year liberal arts colleges in California to be an All-Steinway School. “This makes a real physical statement… [Continue Reading]

Jordano to be Honored at Commencement

Gerd Jordano, longtime Santa Barbara civic leader, will receive the Westmont Medal during the college’s graduation ceremonies, Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. on Russell Carr Field. It will also be Stan D. Gaede’s last commencement as college president. The Westmont Medal is given each year to recognize individuals in our community whose lives embody… [Continue Reading]

New Music Professor to Conduct Spring Choral Concert

Westmont’s annual Spring Choral Concert will feature the Men and Women’s Chorale, Chamber Singers and the 44-member Westmont College Choir, Friday, April 21, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St., at 8 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. Michael Shasberger, Westmont’s new Adams professor of music and worship, will conduct the college choir and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont, Lit Moon to Perform Hamlet

The Lit Moon Theatre Company will celebrate the birthday of famed poet William Shakespeare by performing the Bard’s most popular play, “Hamlet,” at Westmont College’s Porter Theatre, Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m. Admission on Friday is free for Westmont students, faculty and staff and $10 for general… [Continue Reading]

Students Create a Marketplace for Granting a Wish

More than 30 Westmont students are hoping their latest marketing strategy will raise enough capital to make at least one dream come true. Assistant Professor Carter Crockett’s marketing class is organizing a silent auction in hopes of sending a 14year-old Santa Barbara cancer patient to Disneyland. The auction will be held Thursday, April 27, at… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Feature Top Local Bankers

Three prominent, local bankers will discuss the opportunities and challenges of banking in the current business climate during a panel discussion, Wednesday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge. “Banking: Over-Regulated or Under-Entrepreneurial” is part of Westmont’s on-going Economic and Business Speaker Series which is free and open to the public. The panel and… [Continue Reading]

Fringe Festival Will Push the Boundaries

There will be nothing conventional about Westmont’s upcoming theater event. In fact, much of the Westmont Fringe Festival will take place outdoors and in areas surrounding Porter Theatre. About 60 performers will take part in 12 different pieces Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22. Performances will be at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. with… [Continue Reading]