Archives for March 2011

Graduating Seniors to Put Art on Display

Senior Hillary Dunks paints with art professor John Carlander

Westmont’s senior art majors present their final art work as undergraduates in the annual senior show, “Senior Exhibition 2011: We Are Here,” from April 7 through May 7 in the Westmont Museum of Art. Sixteen studio art majors will display their works, the first graduating class to exhibit in the new Westmont Museum of Art… [Continue Reading]

Concert to Feature Eight Westmont Cellists

Sophomore Cellist Daniel Gee

The Cellists of Westmont College perform a special concert of cello music from the 18th-20th century on Sunday, April 10, at 3 p.m. in 1st Congregational Church, 2101 State Street. The eight cellists will be joined by Celeste Tavera, Westmont voice instructor. The performance is free and open to the public. Nona Pyron, who earned… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Pro-Life Club Presents Debate

Nadine Strossen and Scott Klusendorf will debate the abortion issue April 15

Westmont’s Right to Life Club presents a discussion about the abortion issue, “Abortion — Right or Wrong,” featuring two of the nation’s top experts on the topic, Friday, April 15, at 6 p.m. in Westmont’s Murchison Gym. General admission to the public event is $5; students are free. The debate features Scott Klusendorf and Nadine… [Continue Reading]

Willis is New Santa Barbara Poet Laureate

Westmont English Professor Paul Willis

Paul Willis, Westmont professor of English, has been selected as Santa Barbara Poet Laureate, a position the city established in 2004 to “advance awareness of and appreciation for literary arts and humanities within the greater Santa Barbara community.” Willis will be installed during a brief, public ceremony on Tuesday, April 12, at 2 p.m. in… [Continue Reading]

Spring Sing to Celebrate 50th at SB Bowl

Armington women perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl during Spring Sing 2009

Westmont’s Spring Sing, a student-performed variety show and competition between residence halls, celebrates its 50th anniversary on Saturday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Tickets, which are $23 for general admission and $10 for children 12 and under, can be purchased online. Please contact Beth Pointer at (805) 565-6056 for more… [Continue Reading]

Alum Probes Harlem’s Affect on Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Westmont alumnus Reggie Williams ’95, a doctoral candidate in Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary, will examine the intersection between social interpretations of Christ and social ethics in a free, public lecture Tuesday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Adams Center 216. “The Impact of Harlem Renaissance Theology on the Incarnational Ethics of Dietrich Bonhoeffer” will… [Continue Reading]

Summer ThinkCamps to Use New Facilities

Westmont ThinkCamps is offers Creative YOUth Project (June 27–July 1)

Westmont’s innovative ThinkCamps, summer day camps in the arts and sciences for elementary, junior high and high school students, will enjoy the new Adams Center for the Visual Arts this summer. Two separate ThinkCamps, Computer Quest, a computer camp, and Creative YOUth Project, an art camp, will move into the new facilities that opened to… [Continue Reading]

Middle East Ensemble Performs at Westmont

The UCSB Middle East Ensemble to perform at Westmont March 30

The UC Santa Barbara Middle East Ensemble (MEE) will perform a diverse repertoire of Middle Eastern music and dances Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The event is free and open to the public, though reservations are requested. For tickets or for more information, please contact Thomas Jayawardene, Westmont professor of… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Offers Music Teacher Credential

Students majoring in music at Westmont will now be able to earn a teaching credential as well as a bachelor’s degree. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has approved Westmont’s application to offer a single-subject teaching credential for music, one of the few colleges to do so on the Central Coast. “It’s good for our… [Continue Reading]

Masterworks to Feature Mozart, Auction

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont College Choir, alumni, community members and student soloists with the Westmont College Orchestra perform Mozart’s “Requiem” at this year’s Masterworks Concert Friday, March 25, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 27, at 3 p.m. both at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E Constance Ave. General admission is $10 and students are free. This year’s… [Continue Reading]