Archives for October 2006

World Christianity Expert to Speak

One of the leading experts in the fields of mission history, the history of world Christianity and mission theology will speak at Westmont. Dana Robert, co-director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission at Boston University, will present “Global Christianity: Issues for North Americans in the 21st Century” at a free public lecture, Thursday,… [Continue Reading]

November Line-up of Musical Talent

Three separate concerts in November will showcase the talents of Westmont student vocalists, instrumentalists and composers. The concerts are free and open to the public. The Vocal Chamber Concert, Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Westmont’s Deane Chapel, at 8 p.m., will feature six chamber singers, New Sounds, a four person ensemble and the men’s choral. The… [Continue Reading]

Talk Presents a Human Side to Immigration

A Westmont-sponsored lecture will explore the complex issue of immigration in the United States, Thursday, Nov. 9, at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, at 5:30 p.m. The Westmont Downtown lecture, “Immigration and the American Experience,” will feature Dave Lawrence, professor of political science, Rick Pointer, professor of history, and Diana Villanueva-Hoeckley, a Westmont student… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Receives $75 Million Gift

An anonymous donor has given $75 million to Westmont, the second largest gift ever for a national liberal arts college. Westmont Chancellor David K. Winter announced the gift on Friday, Oct. 27. “This is momentous news,” Winter said. “It will enable us to move to an entirely new level of effectiveness in accomplishing our mission… [Continue Reading]

Fair Explores Grad School Options

There will be representatives from at least three dozen graduate programs taking part in this year’s Westmont Graduate School Fair. The fair will be held Friday, Nov. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Magnolia Lawn. It is free and open to the public. Representatives from around the country will speak to students… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra to Honor Mozart’s 250th B-Day

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth at two concerts, Friday, Nov. 3 in Abravanel Hall at the Music Academy of the West, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 5 at First Presbyterian Church, 21 East Constance, at 7 p.m. General admission is $5, students are free. The concert Friday,… [Continue Reading]

Hebrew Bible Lecture Explores the Torah

A widely-published author and winner of two National Jewish Book Awards will speak as part of the annual Westmont-UC Santa Barbara Hebrew Bible Lecture. Michael Fishbane, Nathan Cummings professor of Jewish studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School, will speak on “The Ideals of Torah and Torah-study in the Psalms,” Thursday, Nov. 2, in… [Continue Reading]

Ceramics Exhibit to Break the Mold

Eighteen nationally and internationally known artists will display custom-made teapots, cups and other unique ceramic works Thursday, Nov. 2, through Dec. 15. in Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery. There will be an opening discussion and reception for “Form and Function: A Ceramics Invitational,” Thursday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. The show will overflow with custom works, highlighting… [Continue Reading]

400 to Join Voices for Fall Choral Festival

Singers from eight high schools will join Westmont’s men’s and women’s chorales, chamber singers and college choir for the Fall Choral Festival Concert, Friday, Oct. 27, at the Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 East Cota Street, at 7 p.m. The concert is free, but seating is limited. The evening will include performances from each different singing… [Continue Reading]

Unique Concert Features Works of Bolcom

The American Double, a violin-piano ensemble, will perform a unique concert featuring all of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom’s works for violin and piano. “The Bolcom Project” will be performed as part of the Kerrytown Concert House Classical Series, Sunday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. at the concert house, 415 North Fourth Avenue in Ann… [Continue Reading]