Oregon Author to Share Prose at Reading

Author Jessie van Eerden

Jessie van Eerden, a faculty member at the Oregon Extension of Eastern University, reads her prose fiction on Thursday, Jan. 20, in Adams Center 216 at 7 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public. “I hope to share work that reads well aloud — that comes alive with an oral reading,” van… [Continue Reading]

Professor to Explore the Legacy of MLK

Professor Chandra Mallampalli

Chandra Mallampalli, Westmont associate professor of history, will discuss how Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful vision of racial justice draws from the past while orienting us to the future. His lecture, “Civil Disobedience and the Legacy of MLK,” Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Darling Foundation Lecture Hall in Westmont’s Winter Hall (Room… [Continue Reading]

Financial Adviser Joins Board of Trustees

Westmont Trustee Robert Nicholson

Robert Nicholson, Ameriprise senior financial adviser in Stockton, Calif., has joined the Westmont Board of Trustees. Nicholson has been a member of Westmont’s Athletic Advisory Board for four years and serves as co-chair along with Athletic Director Dave Odell. A Stanford graduate, he says that he and his wife were not blessed with children, so… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival CD on Sale in Bookstore

Westmont Christmas Festival CD

The Westmont Christmas Festival 2010 CD is now available for purchase at the Westmont Bookstore for $12. The CD “Let the Hearts of Those Who Seek the Lord Rejoice,” includes 90 minutes of Christmas music performed by the Westmont College Orchestra, Choir, Men’s Chorale and Women’s Chorale at the sixth annual festival Dec. 3-5. Musical… [Continue Reading]

Wet Weather Forces Cancellation of Public Viewing

Weather permitting, the Orion Nebula may be visible at a public viewing Dec. 17 (Photo Courtesy NASA/ESA)

(Westmont has been forced to cancel this month’s viewing of the stars due to inclement weather. The next scheduled public viewing is Friday, Jan. 21.) Jupiter and the moon will dominate the sky at a public viewing at Westmont’s observatory, which houses the powerful Keck Telescope, Friday, Dec. 17, beginning at 7 p.m. Members of… [Continue Reading]

Old Art Building to Sing a New Song

Randy Jones and Michael Shasberger look at blueprints of the new music building

The historic Art Center, which housed Reynolds Gallery, will soon become a hub for Westmont’s burgeoning music department when the college finishes renovating the building in June 2011. The art department moved to Adams Center for the Visual Arts this fall, freeing up the two-story structure to provide office and practice space for the music… [Continue Reading]

Entrepreneurship Students to Unveil Business Plans

Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurs Business Plan Competition

Four Westmont student venture teams participate in the 21st annual Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurs Business Plan Competition Thursday, Dec. 9, from 5-8 p.m. at the Darling Foundation Lecture Hall in Westmont’s Winter Hall (Room 210). The event is free and open to the public. Here’s a campus map. Thirty students in Ron Bristol’s entrepreneurship class formed… [Continue Reading]

Sportscaster Allen Hopkins Joins Trustees

Westmont Trustee Allen Hopkins

Allen Hopkins, sportscaster for ESPN and FOX Sports, joins the Westmont Board of Trustees, which oversees the operations of the college. Hopkins, a 1995 Westmont graduate, has been a member of Westmont’s Board of Advisors since 2007. “I came here (as a student) and had a tremendous, life-changing experience, and that’s why I believe in… [Continue Reading]

Amazing Art Made Out of Clay

The Westmont Museum

Under a golden sunset sky, several hundred people enjoyed the Nov. 18 opening reception of “Form and Function: Ceramic Artists in California” at the spacious new Westmont Museum. Collections Manager Chris Rupp organized the show, thoughtfully placing nearly 200 ceramic pieces in the museum from an impressive collection of California artists. Several pieces by Otto… [Continue Reading]

Double Toil, Trouble in Fast-Paced ‘Macbeth’

Director Mitchell Thomas

Five female Westmont students perform a stripped-down, fast-paced version of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11, both at 8 p.m. in Porter Theatre. The play is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first-served basis. Mitchell Thomas, associate professor of theatre arts, directs a contemporary version… [Continue Reading]