Young Minds to Compete at Math Contest

Brian Su, Alex Meiburg and Andrew Dutcher from Dos Pueblos High School

Ten high school teams will flex their mathematical prowess at the 26th annual High School Mathematics Contest at Westmont on Saturday, Feb. 9, in Westmont’s Winter Hall. The contest begins at 1 p.m. with a Chalk Talk Derby, written exams and a fast-paced team competition with buzzers modeled after the once-popular College Bowl TV show…. [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Tour to Travel to the Sierras

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The 60-member Westmont College Orchestra travels from Southern California to the Sierras during its five-day road trip, Feb. 15-19. The spring tour begins in Santa Barbara and includes concert stops in Grass Valley, Calif., Yosemite, Mariposa, Calif., and Los Angeles. Admission is free to most performances, although a goodwill offering will be taken. The orchestra,… [Continue Reading]

Reading, New Sign to Honor Poet Stafford

The new sign honoring William Stafford at Los Prietos Civilian Public Service Camp

A sign dedication and poetry reading hosted by Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont and poet laureate of Santa Barbara, will honor the life and work of William Stafford on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. at the First Crossing Day Use Area in Los Padres National Forest, across from the Los Prietos Boys… [Continue Reading]

Reading, Workshop to Feature Oregon Poet

Paulann Petersen (photo by Sabina Samiee)

Paulann Petersen, the sixth and current poet laureate of Oregon, will read selections of her work Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in Adams Center, room 216. The poetry reading is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Paul Willis at (805) 565-7174 or willis@westmont.edu. Mandi De Vos ’13, editor of… [Continue Reading]

Keck Telescope to Observe Jupiter, Moon

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The moon and Jupiter will be the featured attractions of this month’s free public viewing of the stars with Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope on Friday, Jan. 18, 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)… [Continue Reading]

Students Offer Funny ‘Musical of Musicals’

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The Westmont Music and Theatre Arts Departments have collaborated to create a hilarious, student-produced show, “Musical of Musicals (the Musical!)” Jan, 24-26, 8 p.m. and Jan. 27, 2 p.m., in Porter Theatre. Tickets to the performance, which benefits the choir’s international tour and the theater’s Fringe Festival, cost $10, $7 for students and seniors. For more… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Community Mourns the Loss of a Student

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A public memorial service will be held for Nick Davis on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. at Shoreline Community Church, 2500 Garden Road in Monterey, Calif. Davis, a senior economics and business major from Pacific Grove, Calif., died in a solo motorcycle accident on Cold Spring Road Jan. 8 at about 9 p.m. “We are deeply saddened by… [Continue Reading]

American Double to Perform Famous Sonatas

American Double, Phil Ficsor and Constantine Finehouse

American Double, a duo featuring violinist Philip Ficsor and pianist Constantine Finehouse, will perform Beethoven’s sonatas at a free, public concert Friday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. Ficsor, who joined the Westmont faculty in the fall of 2006, will open the concert with Bach’s Sonata in G minor for Solo Violin…. [Continue Reading]

Alumni, Parent Trip to Explore Rome, Athens and Istanbul

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Explore and learn about the history, culture and biblical significance of Athens, Istanbul and Rome with Westmont alumni and parents June 16-29, 2013. The Alumni and Parent Relations Office has limited space available for this dynamic trip that will be joined by President Gayle D. Beebe and his family. David Sparks will lead discussions of… [Continue Reading]

Philosopher to Examine Defense of Theism

Dr. Hud Hudson

Hud Hudson, professor of philosophy at Western Washington University, gives a lecture, “The Father of Lies?” Thursday, Jan. 17, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Westmont’s Founders Room. The talk, funded by a grant from the Society of Christian Philosophers, is free and open to the public. Hudson, who graduated from Boise State University and earned a… [Continue Reading]