Corot Exhibition Unleashes Beauty of Nature

"Voisinlieu, In Mr. Wallet's Park"

The works of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, the most influential French landscape painter in the late 19th century, will be displayed in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art from Jan. 31-March 23. A free, public reception for the exhibition, “Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot: The Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree Collection in the Context,” will feature live French music Thursday, Jan. 31,… [Continue Reading]

Alpha Resource Lauds Westmont Professor

Professor Christine Milner with the Imagine a World Award

Christine Milner, Westmont professor of kinesiology, received the Imagine a World Award from the Alpha Resource Center on Dec. 11. Austin Sutton and Becca Kennedy, participants in the Katie’s FUNd program at Alpha, gave Milner the award during her Special Populations course, which studies disabilities encountered in medical and educational settings. Alpha representatives Julie Badella,… [Continue Reading]

Viewing Goes Lunar with a Chance of Saturn

Keck Telescope at Sunset

Weather permitting, Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope hopes to zoom in on the craters of the Moon during a free, public viewing of the stars on Friday, Dec. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. The best viewing generally occurs later in the evening. In case of inclement or overcast weather, please call the Telescope Viewing Hotline at… [Continue Reading]

Camping Plan Travels to Top with Judges

Sterling Montes of Nomad.com

Nomad.com, a one-stop planning/booking resource for camping trips and equipment, took first place at the 23rd annual Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition on Dec. 6. Students Davis Darnall, Sterling Montes, Tyler Nordlund and Henry Prevette presented their winning venture plan to an overflow crowd of more than 90 in Westmont’s Founders Room. The final… [Continue Reading]

Basketball Game, Fundraiser to Honor Moore

Kirsten and Alex Moore

Westmont hosts the Alex Moore Classic, a basketball game and fundraiser that honors the life of Alex Moore, on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Murchison Gym. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kirsten Moore and their baby, Alexis, who was born seven weeks after Alex’s death, as well as research for Crohn’s disease…. [Continue Reading]

Entrepreneurial Students Present Ventures

Business Plan 2012

Four final venture teams will face off at the 23rd annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs Business Plan Competition on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Founders Room. The competition is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and networking will begin at 4:45 p.m. Thirty-four students in Westmont’s Entrepreneurship and New Venture… [Continue Reading]

Family Event to Feature ‘Story Painting’

Dreamkeepers

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, in conjunction with its current exhibition, “Dreamkeepers: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art,” hosts an educational, family workshop, “Story Painting,” Saturday, Dec. 8, from noon to 3 p.m. at the front of the museum. The hands-on painting event is free and open to the public, especially families with children age 6-12…. [Continue Reading]

Westmont to Feature Top Violist Helen Callus

Violist Helen Callus

Acclaimed British violist Helen Callus, professor of viola at UC Santa Barbara since 2003, will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Jean-Marie LeClair and Dmitri Shostakovitch at a free, public concert, “The Viola Alone Plus Friends,” Monday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. For more information, please contact the Westmont Music Department at (805) 565-6040. Callus,… [Continue Reading]

Colin Powell to Speak at Sold-Out Breakfast

Retired Gen. Colin Powell

Retired Gen. Colin Powell, who has held senior military and diplomatic positions under four presidents, will be the keynote speaker at the eighth annual Westmont President’s Breakfast Friday, March 1, from 7-9 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. Tickets to the event went on sale Feb. 1 and sold out in… [Continue Reading]

Dance Recital to Evoke ‘Motion/Emotion’

Senior Candace Adams will perform her own work

More than 20 dancers will perform nine pieces choreographed by Westmont students and faculty members, Susan Alexander, Leah Benson and Christina Sanchez, in the fall dance recital, “Motion/Emotion,” on Thursday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 8, both at 8 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Tickets, $10 for general admission; $7 for students and seniors, can be… [Continue Reading]