Archives for January 2007

Westmont Grads Work to End Slavery

A day of events at Westmont, Wednesday, Feb. 7, will focus on ending slavery and human trafficking. Westmont alum David Batstone, University of San Francisco professor of ethics, will speak in chapel at 10:30 a.m. and then sign his new book “Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade, and How We Can… [Continue Reading]

Two New Trustees Named to Board

  The Westmont trustees welcomed two new members to the board who are both parents of Westmont graduates. Peter Thorrington and Bruce Bickel join 29 other members who oversee the operation of the college. Thorrington is a member of the board of directors for Opportunity International, a Christian-based ministry giving loans to the poorest of the… [Continue Reading]

‘Car Plays’ Stops Downtown for an Encore

The Westmont theatre arts department’s popular student production, “The Car Play Project,” which had an overwhelmingly successful run in November and December, will be pulling into downtown Santa Barbara, Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m., in the plaza directly behind the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. The production is free, though seating is expected to… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Students to Resurrect 'Godspell'

The Westmont College Choir will perform the 1970s rock musical “Godspell,” Friday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Montecito Covenant Church. The show is co-directed by alumna Sharon Williams and student Jessica Weber. The cast includes 10 students and two recent Westmont alumni. “They are… [Continue Reading]

‘Syringa Tree’ Comes to Marjorie Luke

Westmont Brings One-Woman Play on Apartheid to Santa Barbara A deeply personal story about apartheid in South Africa in the early 1960s comes to the stage in Santa Barbara next month. Gin Hammond performs “The Syringa Tree” at the Marjorie Luke Theatre, Friday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. Pamela Gien, who was born and raised… [Continue Reading]

"The World is Flat” Author to Speak at Westmont’s 2nd Annual President’s Breakfast

Thomas L. Friedman, one of the world’s most highly respected commentators on international affairs, will speak at Westmont’s second annual President’s Breakfast, Wednesday, Feb. 28. He will discuss “The World is Flat: Speaking on the Next Phase of Globalization,” at 7 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. Tickets went on sale… [Continue Reading]

Reading in Los Padres to Remember Poet

A public poetry reading in the Los Padres National Forest will honor the life and work of William Stafford, former U.S. poet laureate. The gathering will be Saturday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. in the First Crossing Day Use Area on Paradise Road off of Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County. The reading will feature… [Continue Reading]

New Exhibit Puts Human Form on Display

One of California’s premier figurative realist painters and draftsman will exhibit his work at Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery this spring. Harry Carmean will show his figurative drawings, Thursday, Jan. 18, through March 9. An opening reception with Carmean will be held Thursday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. at the gallery. Carmean is a master draftsman and… [Continue Reading]

Talk Bites into Eating Habits of the Sexes

An assistant professor of philosophy from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., will come to Westmont to talk about how cultural myths of female and male eating relate in important ways to how men and women generally react to desire. Christina Van Dyke’s lecture “‘I’ll Have a Salad and Diet Coke’: Eating as a Gendered… [Continue Reading]

Trustees Elect New Chair, Vice Chair

The Westmont Board of Trustees has elected Steve Stong as its new chair, replacing David Eaton who has completed his six-year term. Denise Adams has been elected vice chair, filling the vacancy left by Stong. The board of trustees oversees the operation of the college. Stong is president and CEO of Steven Label, which he… [Continue Reading]