Archives for November 2012

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]

Exhibit to Showcase Colorful Aboriginal Art

"Medicine Leaves Red" by Jeannie Petyarre

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features the works of 15 contemporary Australian aboriginal painters in “Dreamkeepers: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art” from Nov. 29-Jan. 19. There will be a free, public opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. The museum is open weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.-5… [Continue Reading]

Tree Lighting to Usher in Christmas Season

Kerrwood Hall on Christmas 2011

Hundreds of Westmont students, faculty, staff and alumni will crowd onto Kerrwood Lawn for the 11th annual Christmas Tree Lighting, featuring the college’s famous 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known as the Pickle Tree, on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Festivities outside Kerrwood Hall will include the Westmont Gospel Choir singing Christmas carols and the annual Pickle Tree… [Continue Reading]

Viewing May Feature the Surface of Jupiter

Weather permitting, Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope hopes to show off the planet Jupiter during a free, public viewing of the stars on Friday, Nov. 16, beginning at 6:30 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 (805) 565-6272 and… [Continue Reading]

Ceramic Art Show, Sale to Break the Mold

Visitors to the Holiday Ceramic Show and Sale, which opens Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, will be able to purchase and walk out the door with items from the exhibition. The show, which runs through Dec. 14, opens Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. with coffee and sweets. “It’s different than… [Continue Reading]

Soldout Festival to Recreate Angels’ Songs

Tickets to the eighth annual Westmont Christmas Festival went on sale Nov. 8 and quickly sold out. Westmont is allowing the public to attend a free dress rehearsal of the program on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. The doors will open for the dress rehearsal at 7:15 p.m., and no reservations are required. Please do… [Continue Reading]

Much Ado about ‘Much Ado’

Mak Manson’s stellar performance as Benedick was too big to hide

Westmont College Festival Theatre’s production of “Much Ado about Nothing” made a big splash on audiences who continued to pack Porter Theatre through the final weekend. Paige Tautz (Beatrice) and Mak Manson (Benedick) stole the show, finely balancing doses of physical comedy and slapstick.  The last three shows (Nov. 1-3) drew 490 people, two shy… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts Rooftop Garden Party in SF

Westmont in San Francisco is throwing a party to celebrate its new garden, resting atop the roof of the Clunie house on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 4-6 p.m. at 301 Lyon Street in San Francisco. The dedication is free and open to the public. The project, funded by David and Judy Neunuebel ’69, began last… [Continue Reading]

Quick Response Suppresses the Cold Fire

The fire department quickly suppressed the Cold Fire, which broke out northeast of campus about noon today. Fire officials described it as a two-acre, slow-growth vegetation fire at the top of Cold Spring Trail. Favorable weather conditions, including little wind, have helped firefighters. The fire department has lifted all evacuation orders, and all roads are… [Continue Reading]