Archives for February 2009

Out Of The Ashes To The Cosmos

Students To Take Part In Rare Research Opportunity Westmont students and faculty will be able to conduct cutting-edge research on rare nuclear isotopes when the Department of Energy builds a $550 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University in the next decade. MSU and Westmont have drafted a memorandum of understanding… [Continue Reading]

Sophomore Talks His Way to Two Titles

More than 150 people packed into the Page Multi-Purpose Room Feb. 19 for the culmination of the month-long Tournament of Expressions: Finals in Debate, Great Speeches and Persuasive Speeches. The competition was started in 1996 through the generosity of Montecito residents Robert and Jean Svoboda to further the study and development of critical thinking in… [Continue Reading]

Poetry, Interrupted

A poetry reading by Paul Willis and Diana Raab originally planned for the day of the Tea Fire has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 28, at 8 p.m. in the Fe Bland Auditorium at Santa Barbara City College. The event is free and open to the public and will include a book sale and signing… [Continue Reading]

Soloists Hit a High Note

Four student soloists will highlight the Westmont Orchestra’s annual Concerto Concert, Friday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West and Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Students audition each year for this honor, with the winners chosen by the music faculty. Violists Megan… [Continue Reading]

Talk Reveals Workplace Differences in Sectarian Society

Deborah Dunn, Westmont professor of communication studies, explores the challenges of working in a sectarian society in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the Phi Kappa Phi Paul C. Wilt Address, “Good Work in a Sectarian Society: Articulating Experience and Virtue,” Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall. The lecture is free… [Continue Reading]

Old Masters of the Reformation

Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery hosts “Dutch Prints in the Age of Reformation: Highlights from the Dewayne and Faith Perry Collection” Feb. 19 through March 12. The opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 19, 4-6 p.m., will include a lecture at 5:30 p.m. by Lisa DeBoer, associate professor of art history and chair of the art department, on… [Continue Reading]

The Moving Language of Theater

An original bilingual play, “Muéveme, Muévete,” a Spanish phrase meaning “Move Me, Move You,” crosses generations, languages and cultures at its world premier this month. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 26-28, at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre, and March 5-7 at 8 p.m. at Casa de la Raza, 601 East Montecito Street at… [Continue Reading]

Lecture to Unearth Early Christianity

Christine M. Thomas, associate professor of religious studies at UC Santa Barbara, speaks about “Finding Paul in Ephesos: A New Archaeological Project” as part of the Erasmus Lecture series Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines the Role of Math in Politics

Francis Edward Su, professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, lectures on “Voting in Agreeable Societies” Friday, Feb. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Hall Room 4. The mathematics colloquium is part of the Natural and Behavioral Sciences Seminar, which is free and open to the public. Su explores the role mathematics plays in… [Continue Reading]

High Schoolers to Match Math Wits

Westmont hosts its 22nd annual mathematics contest for high school students Saturday, Feb. 7. Participating this year will be Bishop Garcia Diego High School, Cate School, Crescenta Valley High School, Dos Pueblos High School, Oaks Christian High School, Providence Hall, San Marcos High School, Santa Barbara High School, and the Thacher School. The contest begins… [Continue Reading]