Archives for January 2008

Price's Artwork is Right

Nicholas Price, Westmont graduate and administrator to the college’s art department and Reynolds Gallery, will soon see his own art on display downtown. He garnered the 2007 Individual Artist Award for solar plate, monoprint, and monotype printmaking from the Santa Barbara Arts Fund for his colorful six-foot long prints. The juried award honors artists who… [Continue Reading]

More Than 600 Students Admitted Through Early Action

The Westmont Office of Admission announced that 620 first-year students were offered admission through early action to the class of 2012 .The early action application, with a deadline of Nov. 1, is a non-binding process that allows students to apply to other colleges and universities.“With all the confusing and restrictive application processes, this non-restrictive application… [Continue Reading]

"An English Evening" in Santa Barbara

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra presents An English Evening Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, and Sunday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at Anapamu and Garden Streets. These performances are made possible in part by the generous support of Prudential California Realty. The California… [Continue Reading]

College Gets Large Donation of Art Books

Dr. Earl Rosenthal, a professor emeritus of the history of art at the University of Chicago who died last year, donated more than 250 books to Westmont, some to be kept in the college’s rare book collection. Susan Savage, chair of Westmont’s art department, befriended Rosenthal during his retirement years in Santa Barbara. She says… [Continue Reading]

Negro Baseball League Talk Hits Westmont

Before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier more than 60 years ago, blacks were only allowed to play in the Negro Baseball League. Author Byron Motley will talk about this fascinating era in American sports history at a free lecture, “The Negro Baseball Leagues: An American Legacy,” Friday, Feb. 1, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s… [Continue Reading]

Top International Editor to Speak at Breakfast

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria to be at 3rd Annual Event Fareed Zakaria, one of the world’s leading journalists and commentators on international affairs, will speak at Westmont’s third annual President’s Breakfast, Feb. 25, at 7 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. The title of his talk is “The Rise of China and… [Continue Reading]

Design As You Like It

Westmont theatre students will present Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Created by seniors Suzanne Galletly and Lynne Martens, this design-based production is free and open to the public. Conceived as a culmination of their theatre education, the play is… [Continue Reading]

Newton Wins Prestigious Enterprise Award

The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge will honor David Newton, Westmont professor of entrepreneurial finance, with one of the 31st Annual Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education at the March 7-8 Leavey Summit and Awards Dinner in Pennsylvania. Newton was the only winner this year in the college and university… [Continue Reading]

Reading to Remember Poet William Stafford

Local college professors, publishers and fans will remember poet William Stafford at a public gathering Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Los Padres National Forest. The second annual Remembering William Stafford: A Community Reading will be held at the First Crossing Day Use Area on Paradise Road off of Highway 154 and across… [Continue Reading]

Art Professors Show Their Work

Professors will practice what they teach in the Westmont Art Faculty Show on display in Reynolds Gallery Thursday, Jan. 17, through Friday, Feb. 29. An opening reception Jan. 17, 4-6 p.m., is open to the public. A variety of media and styles will be represented in the gallery, from the meditative still life paintings of… [Continue Reading]