Archives for March 2009

Talk Explores the Human Brain, Religious Belief

Justin Barrett, internationally recognized researcher in the cognitive science of religious belief, discusses “The Naturalness of the Supernatural: The Cognitive Science of Religion” Monday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge inside Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Pascal Society Lecture is free and open to the public. Barrett says throughout history and around the globe,… [Continue Reading]

Beebe Launches New Book With Campus Signing

For thousands of years, individuals and societies have sought to know God in many ways. A new book by Richard J. Foster and Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe, “Longing for God: Seven Paths of Spiritual Devotion,” explores the primary approaches developed throughout Christian history. The authors believe that no single path is the Christian path… [Continue Reading]

Students Spring Into Action

More than 300 Westmont students are spending spring break in Mississippi, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ensenada, Mexico, and Santa Barbara, volunteering for various service projects. New this year is a student-led service project in Santa Barbara, Spring Break on the West Side. More than 40 students are volunteering at the Village Apartments, low-income housing complexes… [Continue Reading]

Spring Sing Reaches Out

This year, more than ever, we are delighted to be hosting Spring Sing 2009 at the Santa Barbara County Bowl on Saturday, April 4, at 6:30 pm. I say “This year more than ever” because many of us only know of Spring Sing as a mysterious and distracting tradition that doubles as a dominating preoccupation… [Continue Reading]

Tinker Bell Takes a Bow

Award-winning actress Sarah Halford performs “Tink,” her final theater production at Westmont, Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, at 8 p.m. in Voskuyl Library. The play is free and open to the public, although reservations are suggested due to limited space. Call the box office at (805) 565-7040 or email for reservations. The… [Continue Reading]

A Passionate Performance

The Westmont Orchestra and College Choir will perform Bach’s “St. John Passion” Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of State and Constance streets. The concert is free and open to the public. They will also perform the Saturday before at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Thousand Oaks. Bach… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Open NAIA Tourney Against Blue Raiders

Westmont women’s basketball, ranked No. 16 in the NAIA, will face No. 17 Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) in the first round of the 2009 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship Wednesday, March 18, at 9:45 p.m. CDT, 7:45 p.m. PST, at Oman Arena in Jackson, Tenn. The game will be the first ever between… [Continue Reading]

Polo Rides to Nationals for Third Straight Year

For the third straight year, the Westmont Men’s Club Polo Team has won the U.S. Polo Association Western Regionals, and a berth in the USPA national intercollegiate championships in Charlottesville, Va., April 6-11. Westmont beat Stanford 20-4  for the championship March 7, after getting past Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 33-6 on March 6. This… [Continue Reading]

Music Maker's Master Class

Nona Pyron, internationally known cellist and adjunct professor at Westmont, will gather professional musicians from across the country for a Chamber Music Retreat on campus Friday, March 20, through Sunday, March 22. Westmont students and other skilled amateurs will also participate in the master class. The retreat is full, but auditors are welcome to listen… [Continue Reading]

Historian Installed As Social Science Chair

Richard Pointer, Westmont professor of history, will be installed as the first recipient of the Fletcher Jones Foundation Chair in the Social Sciences during a day of free, public events Wednesday, March 4. The inauguration of the chair, which will rotate every four years among deserving faculty within the social science division, will be held… [Continue Reading]