Archives for January 2011

Westmont Hosts Talks about Politics, Faith

Dr. Robert P. George

A diverse group of scholars will explore the role of natural law in evangelical political thought during a conference at Westmont Feb. 17-19. “Natural Law and Evangelical Political Thought,” features several lectures that are free and open to the public, including the keynote address, “Natural Law, God, and Human Dignity,” by Robert George Thursday, Feb…. [Continue Reading]

Library Displays Gifts from Ridley-Tree

"An Art Connoisseur's Library: Gifts from Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree"

Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, a well-known Santa Barbara businesswoman, art connoisseur and philanthropist, has donated her extensive art library to Westmont, which totals more than 750 books. Several of the volumes, mostly covering 19th and 20th century art, are being shown in Voskuyl Library. “An Art Connoisseur’s Library: Gifts from Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree” is on display… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Probe the Intersection of Science, Faith

Peter Enns

Peter Enns, senior fellow of biblical studies at the BioLogos Forum, speaks about the intersection of science and faith in a lecture, “Paul, Adam and Evolution,” Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m. at the Darling Foundation Lecture Hall in Westmont’s Winter Hall (Room 210). The Erasmus Society lecture is free and open to the public…. [Continue Reading]

Community to Remember Poet Stafford

English Professor Paul Willis

Westmont and The Friends of William Stafford are sponsoring the fifth annual “Remembering William Stafford: A Community Reading” Saturday, Jan. 29, from 2-3 p.m. at the First Crossing Day-Use Area on Paradise Road in Los Padres National Forest. The reading is free and no day-use fee or Adventure Pass is needed to attend. Stafford won… [Continue Reading]

Forbes Lauds Westmont’s Diversity, Science

Forbes has selected Westmont as the second-best college for minorities to earn a degree in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (known colloquially as STEM). The article says: “Producing more graduates with STEM degrees is an important goal for any college: The majors with the highest starting and mid-career salaries are nearly all… [Continue Reading]

Former Professor Arthur Lynip Dies at 97

Dr. Arthur Lynip from 1975

Arthur Lynip, emeritus distinguished professor of English, died Jan. 16 in North Carolina at the age of 97. He taught at Westmont from 1967-1977 and left an enduring legacy as an outstanding scholar, dedicated teacher and committed Christian. Lynip’s teaching and personal style deeply endeared him to students, recalls John Sider, emeritus distinguished professor of… [Continue Reading]

Students to Perform ‘I Love you, Now Change’

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”

A cast of 12 Westmont students will perform off-Broadway’s longest-running musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-29, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m. all in Porter Theatre. Tickets which are $10 for general admission; $5 for Westmont students, can be purchased at the door. The… [Continue Reading]

Freedom Riders to Discuss Equality, Justice

Freedom Riders Robert and Helen Singleton

Robert and Helen Singleton, civil rights activists in the early 1960s, will speak about “The Freedom Riders” Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 3:30 p.m. at the Darling Foundation Lecture Hall in Westmont’s Winter Hall (Room 210) (map). The couple rode buses through parts of the southern U.S. to challenge racial segregation. Westmont’s Intercultural Programs, the Provost… [Continue Reading]

Renowned Taiko Drummers to Strike Porter Theatre

"A Taiko Drum Concert" at Westmont Jan. 22

The Taiko Center of Los Angeles performs at Westmont Saturday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. in Porter Theater. “A Taiko Drum Concert” includes special guest Hiroyuki Hayashida, former member of Kodo, the world’s most renowned Taiko group from Japan. Tickets to the event, which is co-sponsored by Westmont’s Intercultural Programs and the Music Department, are… [Continue Reading]

Clear Skies May Reveal Celestial Objects

Westmont's observatory houses the Keck Telescope

Local stargazers wanting to catch a glimpse of the night sky through Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope are hopeful they won’t be rained out again Friday, Jan. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. The free, public viewings, which are held every third Friday of the month, have been rained out the last three months. The observatory sits… [Continue Reading]