SB Poet Laureate to Read at Westmont

Chryss Yost

Chryss Yost, Santa Barbara poet laureate, reads from her collection of work Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The reading, part of the Westmont Reading Series that began last spring with novelist Ron Hansen, is free and open to the public. The event is supported by Poets &… [Continue Reading]

27th Annual Math Contest Goes Cubicle

William Fu, Ryan Herron, Julia Liu and Alice Zhai of L Canada High were the 2013 School Winner for Grades 9-10

About a hundred students and teachers from 10 Southern California high schools come to Westmont for a battle of math brains. The 27th annual High School Mathematics Contest is Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1-5 p.m. in Winter Hall. Students from Bishop Diego, Cate, Crescenta Valley, Dos Pueblos, Dunn School, Family Schools, Oaks Christian, San Marcos,… [Continue Reading]

Theater Moves Outside for New ‘Electra’

Christine Nathanson as Electra

Sophomore Christine Nathanson of Chula Vista stars in “Electra,” a masterpiece of dramatic literature, on Friday, Jan. 31, and Feb. 1, 6-8, all at 8 p.m. at an outdoor location northeast of Westmont’s Van Kampen Hall. Sophocles wrote the ancient tragedy, and acclaimed young British playwright Nick Payne has developed a new contemporary version of… [Continue Reading]

Erasmus Lectures to Examine Mystery, Faith

Dr. Amy Hollywood (photo by Steve Gilbert)

Lara Buchak, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak about faith in a lecture at Westmont. Buchak explores “What is Faith?” Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Hieronymus. The Erasmus Society Lecture Series is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Annie Borden at (805)… [Continue Reading]

Annual Poetry Reading Honors Stafford

Poet William Stafford (courtesy Lamont Library)

Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont and former poet laureate of Santa Barbara, hosts a poetry reading to honor the life and work of William Stafford (1914-1993) on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at the First Crossing Day Use Area in Los Padres National Forest, across from the Los Prietos Boys Camp, 3900… [Continue Reading]

Workshop Offers Comic Opera by Haydn

Kim Huff Pirates

The Westmont Music Drama Workshop stages “La Canterina,” a comic opera by Joseph Haydn on Jan. 30-31 at Center Stage Theater in Downtown Santa Barbara at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13.50 each and can be purchased at the theater box office or online at http://www.centerstagetheater.org/. Proceeds will go toward the Westmont choir’s tour to Russia… [Continue Reading]

New Networking Site Connects Alumni

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A powerful new online tool now connects Westmont alumni around the world. Westmont Connect  enables alumni to locate each other for personal and professional reasons, giving them access to jobs, mentors, special interests and opportunities. The Westmont alumni office and information technology department developed the program. “We intend this tool to be a dynamic resource… [Continue Reading]

Observatory Welcomes Jupiter in January

Westmont Observatory

The gas giant Jupiter will be the star performer at this month’s public viewing at the Westmont Observatory on Friday, Jan. 17, beginning after 6:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. The free event is held every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit. In case of inclement or overcast… [Continue Reading]

Yunus to Speak at President’s Breakfast

Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus, a pioneer in using microcredit to end poverty, will speak at the ninth annual Westmont President’s Breakfast Friday, Feb. 28, from 7-9 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. Yunus is the first person since Martin Luther King Jr. to achieve the trifecta of the Nobel Peace Prize, the U.S…. [Continue Reading]