Archives for February 2012

‘Animal Farm’ Continues to Pack in Crowds

Reyn Halford '12 as Squealer

Sell-out shows are expected in the final weekend of “Animal Farm (The Musical),” which has four performances remaining, March 1-3 at 8 p.m. and March 3 at 2 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. “We were really happy with audience responses during the opening weekend,” says director Mitchell Thomas. “People commented on experiencing a wide range… [Continue Reading]

Lady Warriors Pull Together for ‘Tooch’

The Warriors celebrate their first-ever Golden State Athletic Conference regular season championship Feb. 21.

The Westmont women’s basketball team captured its first-ever Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) regular season championship Feb. 21, and the players took turns cutting down the net in Murchison Gym. The Warriors pounded the Master’s 70-53  on Feb. 29 in the first round of the GSAC Tournament and will host Biola University on Friday, March 2, at… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Examine the Complexities of Jewish Rescue

Dr. Marianne Robins

Marianne Robins, Westmont professor of history, reflects on the rescuers of Jews in a French region near the town Le Chambon in a lecture, “Doing Justice to the Righteous: Christian Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust,” Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa… [Continue Reading]

Students to Compete in Debate Finals

Jacob Miller '11 won last years' debate competition

The finals of the 16th annual Tournament of Expressions Speech and Debate Tournament features senior religious studies major Chris Kyle and sophomore philosophy major Megan Monroe on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Page Hall Multipurpose Room. The tournament is being funded by the Westmont Provost’s Office as well as a generous gift from… [Continue Reading]

Family Festival to Honor Mexican Culture

Westmont celebrates the 150th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo and Mexico’s vibrant culture with a day of fun activities, crafts, music, dance, storytelling, food and more on Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. “Días de México: A Family Festival” is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

Bosselaar is Featured at Poetry Reading

Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Belgian-American writer Laure-Anne Bosselaar reads her poetry Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The reading, supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation to Poets & Writers Inc., is free and open to the public. Bosselaar, who is fluent in four languages, wrote “The Hour Between Dog… [Continue Reading]

John Blondell’s World is a Stage

John Blondell

Montecito’s award-winning director John Blondell is reaching new heights in his career. The Westmont theater arts professor will direct a play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. As part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, the Globe offers “Globe to Globe,” featuring 37 international companies presenting every one of Shakespeare’s plays. The productions begin April… [Continue Reading]

Oxford Professor Explores Faith, Civil Rights

Dr. Stephen Tuck

Stephen Tuck, professor of American history at the University of Oxford, explores the intersection of faith and civil rights at a free lecture, “Losing My (Jim Crow) Religion: The Battle Between Church and Civil Rights Leaders in the Segregation Era,” Monday, Feb. 27, at 3:30 p.m. at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall in Hieronymus Lounge. The Erasmus… [Continue Reading]

Viewing to Drop in on Jupiter

The Westmont Observatory, home of the Keck Telescope

The gas giant Jupiter will be the focus of attention for stargazers at a free, public viewing with the powerful Keck Telescope Friday, Feb. 17. The viewing, which begins about 7 p.m., lasts several hours. The observatory opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra to Perform Concerto Concert

The Westmont College Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra performs a concerto concert, featuring works by Vivaldi, Mozart and Camille Saint-Saëns, Friday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. in Montecito Covenant Church, 671 Cold Spring Rd.; and Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. General admission is $10 and students are free. To purchase tickets… [Continue Reading]