Archives for October 2010

Green Energy Partner Becomes a Trustee

Westmont Trustee Tim Keith

Tim Keith, a private equity investor based in New York and a partner in two green businesses, has joined the Westmont Board of Trustees. He has served on Westmont’s Board of Advisors since 2005, and he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and business at Westmont in 1987. Until March 2010, Keith was global chief… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Compare Cultures of California, Holy Land

Professor Greg Orfalea

Gregory Orfalea, Westmont adjunct assistant professor of English, explores the cultures and peoples of California and the Middle East in a lecture, “Promised Lands: Literature and Poetry about California and the Middle East,” Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Darling Foundation Lecture Hall inside Winter Hall. The talk, cosponsored by the Westmont English… [Continue Reading]

Gottschalk to Sow Seeds of Peace at Westmont

Bobbie Gottschalk of Seeds of Peace

Bobbie Gottschalk, co-creator of Seeds of Peace, an organization that empowers young leaders with reconciliation skills, speaks at Westmont Nov. 1-3. The Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont is hosting Gottschalk, its first Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. The Westmont Campus Life Office and Provost’s Office are co-sponsors of the events. Gottschalk discusses the… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Celebrates Five Years at Concert

Westmont College Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra, celebrating its fifth year, opens a new season Friday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West and Sunday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets to the Fall Orchestra Concert, which can be purchased at (805) 565-7140,… [Continue Reading]

Pledge Creates Institute for Christianity, Culture

Westmont Trustee Patty Martin

Trustee Patty Martin and her husband, Eff, have made a significant pledge to Westmont to establish the Martin Family Institute for Christianity and Culture and the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation. President Gayle D. Beebe announced the gift at the college’s board of trustee meeting Oct. 25. “The purpose of the Willard Center is… [Continue Reading]

Sold-Out Theater is Smitten by “Servant”

Nolan Hamilton (Pantalone), Reyn Halford (Truffaldino) and Heather Ostberg (Smereldina) deliver the laughs in “Servant of Two Masters”

More than 300 people packed into Westmont’s Porter Theatre to watch the two opening performances of “The Servant of Two Masters,” which received standing ovations for its hilarity. Junior Reyn Halford plays the oft-hungry and love-struck Truffaldino with zany, acrobatic perfection. The Westmont Theater Arts Department performs Carlo Goldoni’s 1743 commedia dell’arte masterpiece again Oct…. [Continue Reading]

Choral Fest Includes 540 High Schoolers

More than 540 high school students from 14 different schools will join voices with Westmont singers at the annual Fall Choral Festival Friday, Oct. 29, at 4:45 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St., and at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Both performances are free and open… [Continue Reading]

Spencer Examines the Virtue of Contentment

Professor Greg Spencer

Greg Spencer, Westmont professor of communication studies, talks about “The Quieter Virtues: Learning Contentment in an Age of Excess” in a free, public lecture Thursday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The lecture is part of Westmont Downtown: Conversations about Things that Matter, which is sponsored by the Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Students Perform a Variety of Songs, Arias

The Westmont Music Drama Class performs "An Audition Day"

Seven students from the Westmont Music Drama Class perform songs and arias from a wide range of musicals and operas Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. “An Audition Day” is free and open to the public. Michael DeMichillie, Megan Monroe, Kathryn England, Lauren White, Katie Palmquist, Molly Sexton and Mak Manson… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Alumni Offer Employment Tips

Director of Internships Jennifer Taylor

Three Westmont alumni will share stories about their business lives in a free, public panel discussion Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Kerrwood Hall’s Hieronymus Lounge. The talk, sponsored by the Westmont Internship Department, features Brendan Moore ’07, Emily Hughes ’05 and Joshua Higa ’03. Moore is director of new media for Oniric Records… [Continue Reading]