Archives for October 2009

Exhibitions Puts Colorful Quilts on Display

An exhibition of “Gee’s Bend Quilters: Selections from Paulson Press,” on display in Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery Nov. 12 through Dec. 18, celebrates the work of four African American women from rural Gee’s Bend, Alabama. An opening reception Thursday, Nov. 12, 4-6 p.m. in the gallery is free and open to the public. The quilters, Mary… [Continue Reading]

Exploring Indian Influence on Europeans

Richard Pointer, Westmont acting provost and Fletcher Jones Foundation professor in the social sciences, discusses how Native American life affected settlers in early America at a free, public talk, “Going Native: How Indians Changed Europeans in Early America,” Thursday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. Pointer says historians have… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Celebrates 200 Years of Music

The Westmont Orchestra’s 60 student musicians celebrate their season premiere with music spanning more than two centuries at the Fall Orchestra Concert Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. Both performances take place at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave., and tickets are $10 general admission; students are… [Continue Reading]

Anderson Exhibits His Illustrative Art

Scott Anderson, assistant professor of art, displays a collection of original illustration paintings, posters and other design work in a solo exhibition, “Illustrative: Graphic Arts by Scott Anderson,” at The Arts Fund Gallery, 205C Santa Barbara St., Oct. 30-Dec. 4. The gallery holds an opening reception Friday, Oct. 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The reception is… [Continue Reading]

Celebrity Chef to Cook in the D.C.

Mai Pham, world-renown Thai and Vietnamese chef and restaurateur, will sign cookbooks, offer special tastings and hold cooking demonstrations Thursday, Oct. 29, from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. in Westmont’s Dining Commons. The guest appearance is courtesy of Sodexo, which is contracted by Westmont’s dining services. Pham, owner and chef of nationally acclaimed Lemon Grass Restaurant and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont's Campus Wi-Fi is in the Cloud

Westmont has suddenly emerged as a leader in wireless technology, becoming one of the first schools in the country to completely move to an 802.11n wireless network that creates a wireless cloud over the entire campus. This computing technology, which the college began installing in August, offers many benefits to faculty, staff, students and visitors,… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Science, Animal Treatment

A five-person panel of experts will discuss “Christian Perspectives on the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Factory Farms and Scientific Laboratories” Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge. The discussion is free and open to the public. Panelists include: Christine Gutleben, director of faith outreach for the Humane Society of the United… [Continue Reading]

'She'll Go On' and Explore Bald Soprano

Westmont senior Laurie Niesen uncovers playwright Eugéne Ionesco’s attack on linguistic meaning during a lecture, “I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On: Theatrical Modernism and Mitchell Thomas’ Staging of Ionesco’s the Bald Soprano,” Friday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Niesen has been working as dramaturge and production research assistant for The Bald… [Continue Reading]

Students to Sing, Perform 'Opera Scenes'

Students in Westmont’s Music Drama Workshop Class perform songs from nine difference operas Friday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. “Opera Scenes” is free and open to the public. Adjunct professor Celeste Tavera, a 1987 Metropolitan Opera National Council winner, directs the performance, which features ten current Westmont students. Adjunct professor Paula… [Continue Reading]

Fall Choral Fest Features 13 High Schools

About 450 high school singers, representing 13 different California schools from as south as San Diego and as north as Salinas, perform with the Westmont College Choir at the Fall Choral Festival Friday, Oct. 30. The evening concert at 7 p.m., which is free and open to the public, will be performed at First United… [Continue Reading]