Archives for March 2012

Westmont Choir Tours Southern California

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont College Choir tours Southern California April 13-15 with performances in San Dimas, Glendale, Downey and Oxnard. The Westmont College Choir Spring Tour 2012, featuring 40 student singers, includes a repertoire that will explore the life of Christ through the eyes of five centuries of composers. “This story will be told in vivid textual… [Continue Reading]

Willis Showcases a Month of Poetry in SB

Dr. Paul Willis

Paul Willis, Westmont professor of English and Santa Barbara Poet Laureate, has organized a month-long celebration of poetry events throughout Santa Barbara. National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, has been part of organized celebrations in Santa Barbara for seven years, following the installation of the city’s first… [Continue Reading]

Ukraine Delegation Visits SB, Westmont

Tatiana Nazarenko

A delegation from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Ukraine, visits Westmont on Friday, March 23, to tour the campus and hold a roundtable discussion with faculty and students. The five elected Crimean legislators and staff have spent a week in Santa Barbara, promoting understanding between the U.S. and the Supreme Council of Crimea. The… [Continue Reading]

Cloudy Skies Threaten Views of Red Planet

The Westmont Observatory, home of the Keck Telescope

Weather permitting, Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will be available to Central Coast stargazers Friday, March 16, beginning at about 8 p.m. and lasting several hours. 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… [Continue Reading]

Gates Urges Compromise in Face of Global Conflicts

Dr. Robert Gates at the Westmont President's Breakfast

Robert Gates, who was secretary of defense under two presidents, detailed the global threats to the U.S., while imploring the crowd of more than 750 people at the Westmont President’s Breakfast March 2 to elect real leaders willing to defend our interests and engage with the rest of the world. In the Grand Ballroom of… [Continue Reading]

Students Use Spring Break to Volunteer

The Potter's Clay construction team in 2010

About 300 Westmont students will spend spring break (March 12-16) working with the underserved in Ensenada, Mexico, Los Angeles and San Francisco. More than 200 students and dozens of community volunteers will be in Ensenada for the 35th year of the student-organized service trip Potter’s Clay. Students will begin leaving campus Friday, March 9, and… [Continue Reading]

Tran to Ponder ‘Bombs or Bread’

Dr. Jonathan Tran

Jonathan Tran of Baylor University will lecture about “Bombs or Bread? American Exceptionalism and the Church’s Mission to the Nations” on Thursday, March 8, at 3:30 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. Jonathan Tran received a doctorate from Duke University and currently teaches theological ethics in the Baylor University Department… [Continue Reading]

Lady Warriors Take Momentum to Nationals

The Westmont women's basketball team is champions of the GSAC tournament.

The Westmont women’s basketball team cut down the nets a second time this season in Murchison Gym following an impressive comeback March 5 to defeat Azusa Pacific 70-64 and capture the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament championship game. The Warriors will now battle for a national title at the NAIA tournament March 14-20 in Frankfort,… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Examine ‘Love After Genocide’

Dr. Damir Arsenijević

Damir Arsenijevic, cultural theorist and critic, explores contemporary Bosnian poetry and the country’s recent horrific past in a lecture, “Love After Genocide,” on March 6 at 4 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Westmont Department… [Continue Reading]

Debate Tourney Rewards Students

Debate winner Chris Kyle '12

Senior religious studies majors Chris Kyle and Kaitlyn Turner were the big winners at the 16th annual Tournament of Expressions Speech and Debate Tournament Feb. 28. Kyle and Turner each earned $500 for winning the debate and speech portions respectively. The tournament was funded by the Westmont Provost’s Office and a generous gift from Montecito… [Continue Reading]