Archives for February 2008

Musical Masterworks Downtown

In preparation for Easter, Westmont choirs and chamber orchestra present a free concert, Choral Masterworks, Friday, March 7, 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church on State and Micheltorena Streets. The program will include Ariel Ramirez’s “Missa Criolla” and Benjamin Britten’s “St. Nicholas” cantata, featuring Dr. Grey Brothers as St. Nicholas. The concert will also feature… [Continue Reading]

Talk Reveals How Faith Impacts Presidency

Historian Gary Scott Smith explores the issue of religion amid the current presidential campaign in a lecture, “Religion and the American Presidency,” Wednesday, March 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Kerrwood Hall’s Hieronymus Lounge. The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 3:10 p.m. Smith’s talk will be based on… [Continue Reading]

A New Role Faces Whites in Diverse World

Doug Schaupp, a writer and teacher of racial issues, says America is challenged with the prospect of true integration as diverse populations increase in an increasingly global society. Schaupp will discuss what role white people play in contributing to multiethnic community building and justice at a lecture, “Being White: Finding our Place in a Multiethnic… [Continue Reading]

Students Match Words in Debate, Speech

A month-long tournament that started with nearly 100 students will culminate in a final showdown for cash prizes Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Page Hall.Several championship winners of speech and debate will each receive a top prize of $500 following Westmont’s Tournament of Expressions: Finals in Debate, Great Speeches, Persuasive Speeches, and Biblical… [Continue Reading]

Blondell to Explore the Bard in America

John Blondell, Westmont professor of theater arts, will lecture about “Born in the USA: William Shakespeare and the American Theatrical Tradition” Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. at Hieronymus Lounge in Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Phi Kappa Phi Paul C. Wilt Faculty Lecture is free and open to the public. Blondell is founder and director… [Continue Reading]

Excavations Shed Light on Philistines

Lawrence Stager, Dorot professor of the archaeology of Israel at Harvard, will present a free lecture “The Mysterious Philistines: Excavations at Ashkelon Cast New Light on Their Origins, Language, Religion and Daily Life,” in a lecture co sponsored by Westmont and UC Santa Barbara Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in North Hall 1006 at… [Continue Reading]

Contemporary Odysseus is Anon(ymous)

The Westmont Theatre Department presents “Anon(ymous),” an adaptation of Homer’s “The Odyssey” by Naomi Iizuka, Feb. 22, 23 and 29 and March 1 at 8 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Admission is $15, $7 for students and seniors. The public is also invited to hear Iizuka talk about her work at a keynote address Thursday, Feb…. [Continue Reading]

Calculating to Succeed

HIGH SCHOOLERS COMPETE IN MATH CONTEST Westmont hosts its 21st annual mathematics contest for high schools students Saturday, Feb. 9. Participating this year will be Bishop Garcia Diego High School, Cabrillo High School in Lompoc, Cate School, Dos Pueblos High School, Santa Barbara Family Schools, Oaks Christian High School, San Marcos High School, Santa Barbara… [Continue Reading]

Professors Discuss Zakaria's Book'The Future of Freedom' at Westmont Downtown Lecture

Two Westmont professors will discuss Fareed Zakaria’s book, “The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad,” as part of Westmont Downtown: Conversations About Things that Matter. The event is free and open to the public, Thursday, Feb. 21, at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St., at 5:30 p.m. Charles Farhadian, associate professor… [Continue Reading]