Archives for December 2009

Vicente Fox to Speak at Breakfast

Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will speak at the fifth annual Westmont President’s Breakfast Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. More than 700 people will attend the breakfast, which sold out in less than three days. Fox will also speak in convocation Friday, Feb. 19,… [Continue Reading]

Exhibiting the Meditative Nature of Stones

"Spring Runoff" courtesy the James and Alice Greaves Collection

Two Japanese-themed exhibitions open the new year in Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery. “American Viewing Stones: Selections from the James and Alice Greaves Collection” showcases a contemporary adaptation on traditional Japanese suiseki or scholar’s stones. “Kiyoshi Saito Prints” highlights work by an influential Japanese artist that’s part of the college’s permanent collection. Both exhibitions open with a… [Continue Reading]

Gallery Raises Funds for Mozambique Cause

Zwelethu Mthethwa’s untitled photograph, #11 in the contemporary gladiator series, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

In the first exhibition of the season, Reynolds Gallery used art to draw attention to the continuing problem of poverty by pairing 36 etchings by Rembrandt of the poor in 17th century Holland with eight oversize color photographs by South African artist Zwelethu Mthethwa of the poor and marginalized in present-day Mozambique. The images confronted… [Continue Reading]

Festival Spreads Peace Through Music

More than 2,400 people packed into First Presbyterian Church Dec. 4-6 during three performances of the Westmont Christmas Festival, “And In This Place Will I Give Peace.” The popular program, which interweaves music and narration, sold out days in advance. In its fifth year, the free event showcases the college’s diverse musical talents and Christian… [Continue Reading]

Cooking Up a Winning Plan

SOLutions Corporation was voted Best New Venture Opportunity before a crowd of more than 70 at the 20th annual Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurs Business Plan Competition Dec. 10. The company will sell an inexpensive, innovative parabolic-design solar cooker for Third World homes. Eventually, SOLutions hopes to target the U.S. backpack, beach and camping markets. Four student… [Continue Reading]

Young Entrepreneurs Unveil Business Plans

A dozen students in Westmont’s entrepreneur class present their start-up business plans to a panel of outside reviewers at the 20th annual Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition Thursday, Dec. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Networking and refreshments will begin at… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Ensemble Celebrates Joy of Jazz

A dozen student musicians will perform songs from jazz legends Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Sergio Mendez, Tommy Flanagan and others in a free concert Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The Westmont Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Westmont Instructor John Douglas. Douglas is a pianist, songwriter and composer whose performing… [Continue Reading]