Archives for January 2017

Talk Redefines Borders, Human Experience

Chris and Cheri Larsen-Hoeckley and Liz Robertson near the Arizona border

Several Westmont faculty and staff members will explore issues about immigration and migration in a free panel discussion, “Redefining Borders: From Political to the Personal,” on Thursday, Feb. 9, 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]

Exhibition Examines Borders, Immigration

ERRE's "Toy An-Horses" 2016, (66 in. x 24 in.)

Artists Andrea Bowers and Marcos Ramirez ERRE explore issues related to borders, immigration, coexistence and social justice in an exhibition, “So Close and So Far,” Jan. 26-March 25 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. An opening reception with the two artists on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4-6 p.m. is free and open to the… [Continue Reading]

Music, Theater to Deliver a Baroque Feast

Westmont’s music and theater departments collaborate to perform “A Movable Musical Feast,” featuring instrumental and vocal music of the 17th century, in three locations over three days: Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5:30 p.m. at Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Friday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church; and Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m…. [Continue Reading]

Duhigg Explores Habit, Leadership at Luncheon

Charles Duhigg spoke Jan. 20 at the Coral Casino

Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter, discussed how we form habits and develop mental routines at a Jan. 20 luncheon at the Coral Casino at Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore Santa Barbara. His talk, “The Habitual Pursuit of Excellence,” focused on teaching better leadership skills. About 160 people attended the Mosher Foundation… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Faith, Wealth and Poverty

Roy Goble ’81, president of Pathlight International, explores the tension between living in an age of great wealth and great poverty in a lecture about his book, “Junkyard Wisdom: Resisting the Whisper of Wealth in a World of Broken Parts,” Thursday, Jan. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Winter Hall room 212. The Global Studies Lecture,… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra to Play at the Kennedy Center

The Westmont Orchestra performs at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Feb. 20

The Westmont Orchestra celebrates President’s Day by performing at the fourth annual 2017 Capital Orchestra Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. They join at least two other accomplished symphony orchestras selected for the Monday, Feb. 20, event at the historic venue. For tickets or more information, please… [Continue Reading]

Clouds May Dampen Friday’s Star Party

Westmont Observatory

Depending on the weather, the Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, may be available Friday, Jan. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. However, rain showers are expected that evening, which would force the cancellation of the viewing. The viewing at Westmont occurs in… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Sustainable Agriculture

Dr. James Rogers

James Rogers, founder and CEO of Apeel Sciences, lectures about “Recycling Nature’s Intelligent Design” Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 3:30 p.m. at Founders Room in the Westmont Kerr Student Center. The talk, part of Westmont’s Sustainability Speaker Series, is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (805) 565-6082. Apeel Sciences, a Santa… [Continue Reading]

Willis Reads Poetry from ‘Gardisky Lake’

Paul Willis Teaching

Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont, will read from his new book of poetry, “Getting to Gardisky Lake” (Stephen F. Austin State University Press), Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Students from Willis’ first-year honors seminar… [Continue Reading]