Archives for October 2011

Speakers to Focus on Complex Global Issues

Global Focus Week "Conflict and Reconciliation"

Westmont’s annual Global Focus Week (Oct. 31- Nov. 4) explores “Conflict and Reconciliation” with a several well-known speakers. Lamin Sanneh, the D. Willis James professor of missions and Christianity at Yale, speaks in chapel Friday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 a.m. about the significance of World Christianity in the cause of reconciliation. Author Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, a… [Continue Reading]

Opera Scenes Features ‘Nameless Show’

Soprano Celeste Tavera

Students in Westmont’s Music Drama Workshop Class perform 18 different songs from eight operas in Opera Scene’s “Nameless Show” Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public. “Nameless Show” is an original work, written by the music drama class. Adjunct professor Celeste Tavera, a… [Continue Reading]

Talk Detailed Iraqi Money Pit

Stuart W. Bowen Jr., special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction

Stuart W. Bowen Jr., special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, offered a sobering look at the reconstruction effort in Iraq during a standing-room only lecture at Westmont Oct. 13.  Bowen, who has served in Iraq for more than seven years, has recovered $1.2 billion in financial benefit, stemming from 64 indictments and 54 convictions for fraud and… [Continue Reading]

Fall Choral Festival to Feature 590 Singers

Westmont College Choir

A record 590 singers from Westmont, Santa Barbara Quire of Voyces and 11 area high schools will perform more than 30 songs at the seventh annual Westmont Fall Choral Festival Friday, Oct. 28, 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…. [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore Hot Topics in Public Education

Professor Michelle Hughes

Michelle Hughes, assistant professor of education at Westmont, tackles the complex issues regarding today’s education climate in a lecture, “Hot Topics and Highlights in Public Education,” on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The lecture is free although seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis…. [Continue Reading]

Reading to Feature Author, Salmon Fisher

Author Leslie Leyland Fields

Leslie Leyland Fields, an author, editor, speaker and an active participant in her family’s salmon fishing business in Kodiak, Alaska, speaks Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge at Kerrwood Hall. The lecture, sponsored by the English Department and Gender Studies Program, is free and open to the public. She will be… [Continue Reading]

Rhee to Probe Giving in Early Christianity

Dr. Helen Rhee

Helen Rhee, associate professor of religious studies at Westmont, lectures about “Loving the Poor, Saving the Rich: Almsgiving and Salvation in Early Christianity” on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture is free and open to the public. Rhee, who grew… [Continue Reading]

Viewing of Stars to Highlight Celestial Treats

Westmont's Keck Telescope

Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will be the focus of attention for Central Coast stargazers Friday, Oct. 21, beginning at about 7 p.m. The observatory opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members bring their own telescopes to Westmont for the public… [Continue Reading]

Mori to Conduct Fall Orchestra Concert

Dr. Paul Mori

Alumnus Paul Mori ’77, who first garnered praise as a conductor with the Bach Ensemble of Baltimore in the 1990s, leads the Westmont Orchestra into a new season Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room and Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming Honors Alumnus of the Year

Alumni Norm Nelson, Teresa Goines and Josh Daneshforooz were honored at Homecoming Oct. 14-15

Norm Nelson ’61, president and on-air host of Compassion Radio, has been named Westmont Alumnus of the Year and was honored by President Gayle D. Beebe as part of Homecoming Oct. 14-15. Nelson, who founded Spring Sing and served as student body president at Westmont, graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary…. [Continue Reading]