Archives for February 2016

Talk Explores Victorian Images, Gender

Dr. Linda Hughes

Linda Hughes, Addie Levy professor of literature at Texas Christian University, examines representations of women and neo-Victorianism from illustrated poems in periodicals in a lecture, “Prefiguring Future Pasts: Imagined Histories in Victorian Poetic-Graphic Texts, 1860-1910,” on Monday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Darling Foundation Lecture Hall, room 210. The Erasmus Society Lecture is free… [Continue Reading]

Musicians to Compete for Scholarships

Six high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the fourth annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at Westmont’s Deane Chapel on lower campus. The event is free and open to the public. The winner of the Guild Scholarship, who will be announced immediately following the event, will… [Continue Reading]

Musical March Includes Masterworks

Westmont Orchestra

Westmont music department provides a range of musical performances in the month of March, all free, unless otherwise noted. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Choral Masterworks Concert, featuring an hour-long piece composed by Steve Butler, is Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E…. [Continue Reading]

Family Day Celebrates French Culture

“Bonjour de France!” a family day celebrating French culture, includes fun activities, crafts, food, music and performances Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in and around the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. The festival, which is free and open to all ages, will have food and items in the French Flea Market for sale…. [Continue Reading]

Audiences Get ‘Tar and Feather’ Treatment

Senior Christine Nathanson, star of Westmont’s production of “Euripides’ Electra” in 2014, directs “Tar and Feather” in Porter Theatre on March 4 at 8 p.m. and March 5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The performances, which are free and open to the public, contain mature content. “’Tar and Feather’ asks why individually good and… [Continue Reading]

College Launches ‘Strength for Today’

Two residential buildings will house students participating in leadership programs

Focusing on leadership, affordability and innovation, Westmont has launched its largest fundraising campaign ever, Strength for Today. Thanks to momentum at the college and broad support from supporters, the campaign has raised more than 90 percent of the $140 million goal. Strength for Today enhances leadership programs and funds construction of the Leadership Center and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts Week of Classical Music

Matthew Roy

Westmont musicians and composers offer a variety of events this week, all free and in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. Westmont alumnus Matthew Roy ’07 explores piano preludes through history in a lecture, “Preludes to an Afternoon,” on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 3… [Continue Reading]

Lunchtime Talk Explores French Art

Corot's “Rome—the Colosseum Seen from the Farnese Gardens.”

Laurie Monahan, associate professor of history of art and architecture at UC Santa Barbara, discusses landscape in French 19th-century art in a lecture Tuesday, March 1, at 12 p.m. in Founders Room at Westmont. The talk, “Moving through the Landscape: Sites and Sights in French 19th-century Art,” is free and open to the public. Bring… [Continue Reading]

Sonos Montecito to Perform Free Recital

Sonos Montecito: Andrea Di Maggio, Trey Farrell, Steven Gross, Andy Radford and Joanne Kim

Sonos Montecito, Wind Quintet in Residence at Westmont, performs a free, public recital Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. Sonos Montecito, comprised of Westmont’s applied music faculty, features Andrea Di Maggio (flute), Trey Farrell (oboe), Joanne Kim (clarinet), Andy Radford (bassoon) and Steven Gross (French horn). They will perform Mozart’s “Quintet… [Continue Reading]

Disc, Stick Golfers Tee Off for Charity

Alumnus Chris Atkinson '03 tosses a disc at Glen Annie

Golfers and disc golfers will have a unique opportunity to play together in the eighth annual Will’s Tourney on Monday, Feb. 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the Glen Annie Golf Club. A buffet dinner, raffle for a night’s stay at the Biltmore and dinner for two, and awards presentation will follow the tournament at 5:15… [Continue Reading]