Archives for February 2017

Top Musicians to Compete for Scholarships

William Ellzey, Guild Scholarship winner 2016

Six high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the fifth annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 4, 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]

Lecture to Explore Chumash Traditions

Alan Salazar (photo by Heidi Laughton)

Alan ‘Spirit Hawk’ Salazar, a Native American storyteller and educator, shares his unique perspective in a talk, “Chumash Traditions: Storytelling and a Maritime Legacy,” on Tuesday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Founders Room. The lecture, part of Westmont’s Sustainability Speaker Series, is free and open to the public. “As residents of the Central Coast,… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore Church Worship Practices

Dr. Lisa DeBoer

Lisa DeBoer, Westmont professor of art history, examines various church worship practices in a talk, “Becoming the Body of Christ, or Not,” Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture is free and open to the public. Christians have commonly looked to… [Continue Reading]

Event Explores Liberal Arts, Fragile Planet

Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley speaks at the 2016 Conversation on the Liberal Arts

Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts examines ways a liberal arts education might encourage sustainability and ecological efforts at its 16th annual conference March 23-25. Plenary sessions of the Conversation on the Liberal Arts, “Liberal Arts for a Fragile Planet” are free and open to the public. Registration, which includes all meals Friday dinner… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Features Wagner, Korsakoff

The Westmont College Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra, after a tour to our nation’s capital, performs music by Richard Wagner and Rimsky Korsakoff at the Spring Orchestra Concert Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West and Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for… [Continue Reading]

Theater Offers Passionate ‘Blood Wedding’

The Westmont College Festival Theatre offers “Blood Wedding,” a tragedy written by Federico García Lorca, one of Spain’s most revered and controversial dramatists, Feb. 24-25 and March 2-4, at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. General admission is $12; $7 for students, children and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at “The bride has… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore Organic Growing, Coffee

Jay Ruskey with one of his coffee plants (photo by Michelle Nunes)

Jay Ruskey, owner of Good Land Organics, a 42-acre farm in Goleta that specializes in exotic sub-tropical crops, examines organic growing practices and groundbreaking work growing coffee in California on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. at Founders Room in the Westmont Kerr Student Center. The Sustainability Speaker Series lecture, “Organic Growing Practices and California… [Continue Reading]

Luncheon to Train Effective Leaders

Dr. Douglas McKenna

Doug McKenna, CEO and executive director of the Center of Organizational Leadership, Oceanside Institute, speaks about “The Four Disciplines of Effective Leaders” at a luncheon Friday, Feb. 17, from noon-2 p.m. in Page Hall at Westmont. Tickets to the event, part of the Mosher Center lecture series, Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, cost… [Continue Reading]

Award-Winning YA Novelist to Read

Author Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr, an award-winning young adult novelist, will read selections of her work Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The event, part of the Westmont Reading Series, is free and open to the public. A selection of her books will be available for sale and signing. Zarr has… [Continue Reading]

Students Get Primed for Annual Math Contest

Eight high schools from the greater Southern California area will compete in the 29th annual High School Mathematics Contest at Westmont on Saturday, Feb 4, from 1-6:30p.m. in Westmont’s Winter Hall. The contest begins at 1p.m. with the Chalk Talk Derby, a five question written exam and the annual College Bowl competition complete with buzzers,… [Continue Reading]