Blondell Circles Globe with Shakespeare

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John Blondell, professor of theater arts at Westmont and director of Lit Moon Theatre Company, shares his experiences of staging classic works for contemporary audiences on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-¬come, first¬-served basis. For more… [Continue Reading]

Thomas Examines Love in ‘Almost, Maine’

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The contemporary play “Almost, Maine” takes a joyful and poignant look at love on the stage of Westmont’s Porter Theatre Nov. 14-­15, 20­-22 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. General admission is $15; $10 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at westmont.edu/boxoffice or by calling (805) 565-­7140. The play,… [Continue Reading]

Teen Singers Join Voices at Choral Fest

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The Westmont Fall Choral Festival, combining the voices of more than 330 students from 10 area high schools, is Friday, Nov. 7, at 4:45 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St., and 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Half of the choirs will perform at 4:45 p.m. and… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra to Feature Schubert, Korsakov

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The Westmont Fall Orchestra Concert will present a diverse musical sampling by such composers as John Williams, Scott Joplin and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Page Multipurpose Room at Westmont and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. General admission to each performance is $10; students… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore ‘The Servant’ in Luke-Acts

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Holly Beers, assistant professor of religious studies, examines the ways the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles appropriate Isaiah’s servant imagery to characterize Jesus and the disciples on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in Founders Dining Room, inside the Kerr Student Center at Westmont. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi… [Continue Reading]

Schulze to be Installed as Student Life VP

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Westmont officially installs Edee Schulze as vice president for student life at a special convocation ceremony Friday, Oct. 24, at 10:30 a.m. in Murchison Gym. Speakers will include President Gayle D. Beebe, Stu Cleek, associate dean for residence life; Brad Lau, vice president for student life at George Fox University; Carol Houston, Westmont trustee and… [Continue Reading]

Observatory Opens for Partial Solar Eclipse

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The Westmont Observatory opens for a partial solar eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 2:15-5 p.m. At its peak, the moon will cover more than 30 percent of the sun at 3:30 p.m. The viewing is free and open to the public. Thomas Whittemore, Westmont physics instructor, and two members of the Santa Barbara Astronomical… [Continue Reading]

Alum Earns Fulbright to Study Stem Cells

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Steven Lee ’13, who earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with honors, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to conduct biology research in Korea. “This award will allow me to understand different viewpoints on how to treat (currently) incurable diseases,” he says. “Additionally, the Fulbright will further my knowledge on stem… [Continue Reading]

Young Alumna to Serve World Concern in Burma

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Taylor Jashinsky ’14 will serve as a communications liaison for the next two years in Southern Asia with World Concern, a Christian non-profit committed to developing sustainable communities in poverty stricken areas around the world. Jashinsky will live in Burma/Myanmar and will travel to multiple countries, including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Laos and Vietnam, documenting the… [Continue Reading]

‘Glorybound’ Author to Read Her Works

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Jessie van Eerden, a distinguished fiction writer and essayist, will read from her recently published novel “Glorybound” and other new works on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Westmont Reading Series, which is co-sponsored by the Westmont English Department and the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts,… [Continue Reading]