Archives for September 2013

Talk to Examine Baptismal Imagery in Art

Robin Jensen, Luce Chancellor’s professor of the history of Christian art and worship at Vanderbilt University, examines the visual arts and spatial design of Christian liturgy in a free, public lecture Thursday, Oct. 10, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The Erasmus Lecture, “Baptismal Imagery in Art… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Mars, Curiosity Rover Laser

Roger Wiens, principal investigator for the ChemCam Instrument, will talk about “Exploring Mars with the Curiosity Rover and its Laser” Friday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The talk is free and open to the public. The Curiosity Rover carries the ChemCam instrument, which shoots… [Continue Reading]

Violist Callus Leads Westmont Master Class

Helen Callus

Helen Callus, acclaimed British violist, will perform a master class Sunday, Oct. 6, from 7-9 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Westmont Music Department at (805) 5656040. Callus, professor of viola at UC Santa Barbara since 2003, will coach students on… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming to Celebrate Awesome Alumni

Robin Catlin Wainwright ’64, president of Middle East Fellowship, is being honored as Alumnus of the Year as part of Westmont Homecoming, Oct. 4-5. President Gayle D. Beebe will give Wainwright the award during the All-Reunion Brunch Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10-11:30 a.m. on Magnolia Lawn. For more information, please contact the alumni office at… [Continue Reading]

Pianist Finehouse to Perform in Recital

Pianist Constantine Finehouse, a scholar-in-residence at Westmont, performs music by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Alexander Scriabin and Sergey Rachmaninoff at a free, public recital Friday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. For more information, please call the Westmont Music Department at (805) 565-6040. Finehouse, who was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, attended New… [Continue Reading]

Harvest Moon Stargazing at Westmont Observatory

Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will aim for a double star and two globular clusters during a free, public viewing Friday, Sept. 20, beginning at about 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours.  The best viewing generally occurs later in the evening. In case of inclement weather, please call the Telescope Viewing Hotline at (805) 565-6272 and… [Continue Reading]

Kissinger to Speak at Westmont Luncheon

Henry Kissinger, secretary of state from 1973-1977 and a Nobel Peace Laureate, will discuss world events and diplomacy at a Westmont-sponsored luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 9. Tickets for this event are no longer available. “Renowned for his unparalleled skills in the art of diplomacy, Dr. Kissinger is one of the shrewdest and most articulate people ever… [Continue Reading]

U.S. News Ranks Westmont in Top 100

For the fifth straight year, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Westmont in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges. “America’s Best Colleges, 2014 Edition” lists Westmont as 94th out of the nation’s 248 liberal arts colleges. “The ranking reflects Westmont’s commitment to being one of the country’s most selective and academically challenging colleges… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Volleyball Off to a Smashing Start

The Westmont women’s volleyball team, ranked #16 in the NAIA, is off to its best start in Warrior history, winning the first nine games. Westmont dominated the ASICS/Wyndham Labor Day Tournament at Concordia University, beating #25 Carroll (Mont.) and William Jessup.  Earlier, the Warriors turned heads at the Biola Summer Slam, knocking off #6 College… [Continue Reading]

Caryn Reeder Named Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Caryn Reeder

Caryn Reeder, Westmont associate professor of religious studies, has earned a prestigious Fulbright award for teaching and research in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board award supports Reeder’s year-long sabbatical in the West Bank, where she will be teaching at a Palestinian university and conducting her own… [Continue Reading]