Archives for February 2010

Japanese Festival Features Drummers, Crafts

Kiyoshi Saito's painting "Maiko Kyoto"

Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery hosts the Japanese Family Festival: A Celebration of Arts and Culture, on Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in and around the gallery. The free, public event will feature performances, demonstrations and craft activities for all ages centered around two exhibitions, Kiyoshi Saito Prints and American Viewing Stones, on view… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Heads South for a Spring Tour

Westmont Orchestra

The Westmont College Orchestra and Chapel Band will tour Southern California during spring vacation, March 12-16. The Spring Tour includes about 65 student performers, Michael Shasberger, Adams professor of Music and Worship, and Joel Patterson, director of worship and music. The students will perform at five different locations including: Camarillo Community Church in Camarillo, Calif.,… [Continue Reading]

'Our Town' Features Westmont Faculty, Alumni

John Blondell

Several prominent Westmont faculty and alumni are featured in Santa Barbara Theatre’s production of “Our Town” Feb. 25-26 and March 5-6 at 8 p.m. and March 6-7 at 2 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre, 33. E. Canon Perdido St. Tickets range in price from $20-$95.50 and can be purchased by calling (805) 963-0761 or visiting… [Continue Reading]

Vicente Fox Talks Drugs, Immigration

Vicente Fox

Photos from the Event |  Video of the Convocation Former Mexican President Vicente Fox implored more than 760 people at Westmont’s fifth annual President’s Breakfast at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort Feb. 19 to reconsider the United States’ immigration policies, war on drugs and other issues during his talk, “The Future of the Americas: Immigration, Globalization… [Continue Reading]

Westmont to Install Schloss in Science Chair

Dr. Jeff Schloss

Westmont will inaugurate the T.B. Walker Chair in the Natural and Behavioral Sciences and install Jeff Schloss, distinguished professor of biology at Westmont, as the first recipient Friday, Feb. 26. The T.B. Walker Foundation, an anonymous donor and other friends committed $1.5 million to Westmont to create the endowed chair, the first to honor the… [Continue Reading]

Chamber Singers at Presidio for Holy Week

Chamber Singers

The Westmont Chamber Singers perform music composed in Spain and colonial Mexico during the 16th and 17th centuries Sunday, March 28, at 3 p.m., at the Santa Barbara Presidio Chapel, 123 E. Canon Perdido St. The concert is free, however a donation of $10 is suggested. The performance features a musical setting of the Passion,… [Continue Reading]

Concert Journeys Through Space, Time

The Westmont Orchestra

The Westmont College Orchestra takes audiences on a musical journey through space and time at its Winter Concert Friday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall and Sunday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. General admission is $10; all students are free. Tickets can be… [Continue Reading]

Out of the Ashes, Faculty Homes Go Solar

A worker installs a solar panel

Workers are installing photovoltaic panels on the roofs of 40 Westmont faculty homes in the Las Barrancas neighborhood, the first fully solar community and largest residential project in Santa Barbara County. These photovoltaic panels convert solar radiation into direct current electricity, generating more than 157,000 kilowatt hours each year. The panels will satisfy the electrical… [Continue Reading]

Lecture Explores Role of Abolitionists

Derek Peterson

Derek Peterson, associate professor of African history at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, lectures about “Abolitionism and Political Debate in Britain and Africa” Thursday, Feb. 25, at 3:30 p.m. in the Westmont’s Founders Dining Room. The free, public event is part of Westmont’s World Christianity Lecture Series, which seeks to bring attention to the global… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Tackle the Meaning of Life

John Cottingham, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Reading, will discuss “Happiness, God and the Meaning of Life” Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge inside Kerrwood Hall. The Erasmus Society Lecture is free and open to the public. Cottingham, an honorary fellow of St Johns College, Oxford, is best known… [Continue Reading]