Archives for April 2010

Summer ThinkCamps are OK!

Registration is underway for Westmont’s innovative ThinkCamps, summer day camps in the arts and sciences for elementary, junior high and high school students. ThinkCamps, launched by the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts four summers ago, offers six camps this year: Somos Amigos, a Spanish language camp; Discovery Camp, a science camp; Bravissimo!, a musical… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Chapel CD Travels to 'City of God'

The Campus Pastor’s Office has released its sixth chapel CD entitled “City of God,” a double-disc compilation of vibrant music. The album’s title, taken from St. Augustine’s classic literary work, is based off this year’s chapel theme. The first disc, recorded live in chapel, is a diverse sampling of modern worship music performed by the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont to Dedicate New Observatory, Fields

Westmont Observatory

Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe and the Board of Trustees will dedicate the college’s new observatory and athletic facilities at a free, public event Thursday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. outside the observatory. The dedication will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the observatory, Thorrington Field, Russ Carr Field and the track. The new observatory, tucked… [Continue Reading]

Choir Travels to the Northwest

The Westmont Choir, New Sounds, Chamber Singers and a few members of the Westmont Orchestra travel to the Pacific Northwest May 9-19, making stops in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. The choir’s final performance on the annual trip will sing the national anthem at Safeco Field prior to the Seattle Mariners baseball game. In the… [Continue Reading]

Alumnus Brings Movie to Santa Barbara

“Calvin Marshall,” a movie written and directed by Westmont alumnus Gary Lundgren ’93, premieres in Santa Barbara Sunday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Riviera Theater, 2044 Alameda Padre Serra. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at Proceeds from the screening will support Westmont baseball. Gary and Anne (Malmberg) Lundgren ’95,… [Continue Reading]

Michael Towbes to Receive Westmont Medal

Michael Towbes, one of Santa Barbara’s leading philanthropists will receive the Westmont Medal at Commencement, which returns to the college’s newly renovated Russell Carr Field Saturday, May 8, at 10 a.m. Last year, new construction and rebuilding from the Tea Fire forced the graduation ceremony off campus. Towbes, chairman of both The Towbes Group and… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Probe the Possibility of Peace

Paul Chappell, a West Point graduate and former army captain, speaks about “Will War Ever End?” Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Founders Dining Room. The free, public lecture, which is sponsored by Westmont Intercultural Programs, explores the possibility of achieving peace. “Like most Americans, I grew up thinking that peace was a… [Continue Reading]

Fresh Theater and Dance Collide at the Fringe

The 2010 Westmont Fringe Festival, modeled on fringe festivals throughout the world, features a dynamic interplay of new works for theater, dance and performance art April 22-24 from 7-10 p.m., beginning at Porter Theatre. Nightly admission is $10. Westmont students, faculty and alumni have created original pieces for this year’s Fringe Festival, “Fresh Space,” set… [Continue Reading]

Lecture Explores Religious Freedom in India

Susan Billington Harper, an historian of Christian missions and former lecturer in British imperial history at Harvard, will speak about “Religious Freedom in India: A Reexamination” Thursday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge. The World Christianity Lecture will address the volatile issue of religious conversion in India in light of recent attacks on… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Launches iPhone Application

Westmont has released a free application for the iPhone and iPod touch that provides easily accessible information about the college and campus events. By clicking on the app, users can read the latest news stories and find calendars for chapel, athletics, academics, and arts and lectures. There is also a campus map, a faculty/staff directory,… [Continue Reading]