Archives for October 2008

Fashioning Art Out of Clay

“Ceramics: Form and Function” opens in Reynolds Gallery Thursday, Nov. 6, with a reception from 4-6 p.m., and will be on display through Dec. 19. The exhibition brings together work in clay by 14 internationally-recognized artists from around the world, each with a unique mode of working in the medium. Many pieces on display will… [Continue Reading]

A New Name for a New Season

The Westmont Orchestra will perform for the first time without “chamber” in its name. With 52 student musicians, the ensemble has outgrown the title. The orchestra’s inaugural concerts will be Friday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, and Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. in First… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Breaks Ground On Two Buildings

Westmont officials broke ground on two new buildings Oct. 23, the first significant construction on the Montecito campus in 24 years. Trustees and other college dignitaries wielded gold shovels to turn dirt at the sites for the Adams Center for the Visual Arts and Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics. The construction signifies the start… [Continue Reading]

Workshop Explores African Dance Form

Linda Kazibwe, born in Uganda and raised in Kenya, presents “An Exploration of African Dance Form” Thursday, Oct. 30, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Murchison Gym Dance Room. The workshop is free and open to the public. Kazibwe, a science high school teacher in the Los Angeles area, will provide a short survey of African… [Continue Reading]

Talk Probes Limits of Educated Evangelicalism

Alister Chapman, assistant professor of history at Westmont, discusses “Two Cheers for Populism? John Stott and the Limits of Educated Evangelicalism in England” in a Phi Kappa Phi lecture Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge. The lecture is free and open to the public. Chapman explores issues of faith and education while… [Continue Reading]

Rogue Theater Earns National Award

Westmont Professor of Theatre Arts Mitchell Thomas received the Arlin G. Meyer Prize in the Performing Arts, given annually by the Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and the Arts at Valparaiso University. He accepted the award, which recognizes work that exemplifies Christian artistic vocation, at a ceremony at Seattle Pacific University Friday, Oct. 10…. [Continue Reading]

Free Lecture Dives Into Sinking Wall Street

Dr. David Newton, professor of entrepreneurial finance at Westmont and president of TechKnowledge Point, discusses the current economic meltdown in a special session of Tuesdays with Morals Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Multi-Purpose Room. The lecture, “Crisis Mode: How Freddie, Fannie, and Financial Engineering Changed Wall Street Forever,” is free and… [Continue Reading]

Schloss Studies Science of Religious Belief

» Photo © Brad Elliott PhotoJeffrey Schloss, Westmont professor of biology, has received two grants totaling $222,338 to study issues related to science and faith. He is exploring “The Adaptive Logic of Religious Belief” with faculty from the University of Edinburgh through an $875,000 grant Edinburgh received from the John Templeton Foundation. Schloss receives $133,878… [Continue Reading]

Students Raise Voices for Choral Festival

» “Westmont College Choir, with director Michael Shasberger. © Brad Elliott.” Seven regional high school choirs will practice and perform with Westmont’s four choral groups in the fourth annual Fall Choral Festival at First Presbyterian Church, Constance and State Street, Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public…. [Continue Reading]

Talk to Shed Light on Homeless Veterans

Dwight Radcliff, president and CEO of U.S. Veterans Initiative (U.S. VETS), speaks about the effort to break the cycle of homelessness among our veterans Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge inside Kerrwood Hall. U.S. VETS is the largest non-profit organization in the country dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk veterans. Every year… [Continue Reading]