Archives for November 2013

Entrepreneurs Present Poverty-Ending Plans

The 24th annual Westmont Business Plan Competition attempts to solve some of the deepest problems encountered by disadvantaged families in poverty-stricken areas on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 3:15-6:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Kerrwood Hall. The event is free and open to the public. “Instead of coming up with some outlandish business plans in hopes… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Lights Tree, Sings in the Season

Westmont kicks off the Christmas season with the 12th annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Kerrwood Lawn, Wednesday, Dec. 4. The lights on the 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known as the Pickle Tree, will glow at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Hundreds of students, alumni, and neighbors will join the… [Continue Reading]

Museum Exhibits Impressive Art Collection

Jessica Stockholder's "Made of 3 Elements"

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art shows works from 29 artists from 1980-2000 in an exhibition, “Impulse and Connoisseurship: Selections from the Forde Collection,” Dec. 3-Feb. 1. There will be a free, public opening reception on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 4-6 p.m. The exhibition features the collection of Westmont alumna Marie (May) and Arnold Forde,… [Continue Reading]

Lady Warriors Open National Tourneys at Home

The Westmont women’s volleyball and soccer teams will host games in the opening round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championship. The No. 17 Westmont women’s cross country team competes in the NAIA National Championships in Lawrence, Kansas. The No. 2 Westmont women’s soccer team (15-1-3) will battle Westminster College of Salt Lake… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Directs Two Unique Productions of ‘Henry VI’

Lit Moon's "Henry VI "

Westmont hosts two performances of Shakespeare’s early history play, “Henry VI,” on the same day, in the same space, directed by the same director in two different languages. “Henry VI, Part 3 Times 2,” featuring the Lit Moon Theatre Company and the Bitola National Theatre, is Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 and 7 p.m. respectively;… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Tickets to Go on Sale

Tickets to the ninth annual Westmont Christmas Festival go on sale Thursday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. This year’s performance, “Prepare the Way,” will be held Dec. 6-7 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m., all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets ($10 for adults; $5 for children under 17)… [Continue Reading]

Viewing to Feature Celestial Double Double

The Westmont Observatory

Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will aim for the Double Double star system during a free, public viewing Friday, Nov. 15, 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 check the… [Continue Reading]

Dance Concert to Leave ‘Eyes Wide Open’

Westmont’s fall dance concert, “Eyes Wide Open,” breaks from tradition to explore Porter Theatre’s black-box space Nov 21-23 at 8 p.m. Tickets, $10 for general admission; $7 for students, seniors and children, may be purchased at or by calling (805) 565-7140. Susan Alexander, who co-directs the show with Christina Sanchez, says the performance will… [Continue Reading]

Downtown Talk Explores ‘World Religions’

Dr. Charles Farhadian

Charles Farhadian, Westmont professor of world religions and Christian mission, reflects on the movement of various major religions and the ways they have profoundly transformed the world in a free, public lecture Thursday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on… [Continue Reading]

Willis Offers Reflective Poems of Comfort

Dr. Paul Willis

Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont, will be reading from his new book of poetry, “Say This Prayer into the Past” (Cascade Books, 2013), Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in Granada Books, 1224 State Street; and Thursday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. Both events are free… [Continue Reading]