Archives for February 2011

‘Doc’ Whiteman to Advise Student-Athletes

Dr. Curtis Whiteman

Curtis “Doc” Whiteman, Westmont professor of historical theology, is faculty adviser to student-athletes, a new position created by the Offices of the Provost and Athletic Director. Whiteman, who has been teaching at Westmont since 1973, continues his normal faculty responsibilities. He will provide academic assistance to any student-athlete referred to him by a Westmont coach,… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra to Perform Spring Concerts in SB

The Westmont College Orchestra

After playing five concerts throughout California during the President’s Day weekend, the Westmont College Orchestra returns home to perform two concerts in Santa Barbara. The Spring Orchestra Concert is Friday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. in Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West and Sunday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church…. [Continue Reading]

College to Host Liberal Arts Conversation

Conversation on the Liberal Arts at Westmont

Faculty and administrators from around the country join the Gaede Institute’s 10th annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts at Westmont Feb. 25-26. “The Fine Art of the Liberal Arts” includes speakers Lewis Hyde, Janet Echelman and Harold Best. Registration for the conference is now closed, but members of the community are welcome to attend any… [Continue Reading]

Rain Forces Cancellation of Star Party at Observatory

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

((For the fourth time in five months, inclement weather has forced the cancellation of the monthly public viewing. We will try again March 18.)) Weather permitting, Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will be focused on the Great Nebula in Orion, M42, as part of the free monthly public viewing at the observatory Friday, Feb. 18, at… [Continue Reading]

Museum Shows off its Permanent Collection

Channing Peake's "Study for Don Quixote Mural at Santa Barbara Library"

About 125 paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and textiles will be showcased in an exhibition, “Selections from the Permanent Collection: Celebrating 25 Years,” Feb. 17 through April 2 in the Westmont Museum of Art. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, from 4-6 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. The… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Inspect Rice, U.S. Foreign Policy

Westmont Professors Chris Hoeckley and Tom Knecht

A panel of professors from Westmont and UC Santa Barbara discuss “Condoleezza Rice and the Direction of American Foreign Policy” in a free, public lecture Thursday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. Tickets are not needed, though seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Directs a Humorous ’33 Swoons’

33 Swoons Poster

Westmont Theater performs three of Anton Chekhov’s wildest farces collectively known as “33 Swoons” Feb. 25, 26 and March 4-5 at 8 p.m.; and March 5 at 2 p.m. in Porter Theatre (map). Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, and can be purchased by calling (805) 565-7140. In 1935, Russian director Vsevolod… [Continue Reading]

Top Scholars Compete for Full Tuition Scholarship

Candidates at the 10th Annual Monroe Scholar Competition

Thirty students competed for four full-tuition scholarships at Westmont during the two-day, 10th annual Monroe Scholarship Competition Feb. 4-5. The award is a four-year, full-tuition scholarship offered to a few high-achieving first-year students each year. It is the highest academic honor an incoming student may receive at Westmont. This year, the competition included students from Texas,… [Continue Reading]

Symposium to Attract Art Collectors

Channing Peake's "Study for Don Quixote Mural at Santa Barbara Library"

“The Discerning Eye: An Art Collector’s Symposium” gathers art critics, dealers and collectors from across the country for an all-day educational event at the Westmont Museum of Art on Saturday, March 12. The event is open to the public and offers practical insight for both novice and experienced art collectors. The symposium, which begins at… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra to Tour the Golden State

The Westmont College Orchestra

The Westmont College Orchestra and Chapel Band will tour the Bay Area during President’s Weekend, Feb. 18-22, with stops in San Francisco and Willow Glen. The 58-member orchestra and six-member chapel band will also perform in Arroyo Grande, Chowchilla and Watsonville. All performances are free and open to the public except for a fundraiser for… [Continue Reading]