Archives for March 2017

Masterworks Includes Mozart Vespers

Katie Ogata

The Choral Masterworks Concert, featuring selections by Georg Philipp Telemann, Thomas Linley Jr. and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 305 East Anapamu Street. Admission is $10, students are free. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. Teleman (1681-1767) was perhaps the… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Launch into March Madness

John Moore is in his 24th season as head coach of Westmont men’s basketball

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams open play in the 2017 NAIA Division I National Championship on March 16. In the first round, No. 19 Westmont men (24-7, 11-5 GSAC) compete against William Carey (Miss.) at 8:45 a.m. in Kansas City. This is the first time in program history that Westmont has qualified for national championship… [Continue Reading]

Stargazers to Glimpse Open Clusters

The Westmont Observatory is open to the public every third Friday of the month

The Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, will focus on several open clusters that will be at the zenith Friday, March 17, beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting several hours. Among these grouping of stars will be M35 near the ankles of Gemini, the Twins.  “This… [Continue Reading]

Students Spend Spring Break Serving Globally

More than 200 Westmont students are in Ensenada for the 40th anniversary of Potter's Clay

About 262 Westmont students will spend spring break, March 11-18, volunteering for various service projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Salt Lake City, Mexico and Haiti. About 216 students traveled from Westmont to Ensenada on March 10 for Potter’s Clay, a student-led service trip that is celebrating its 40th anniversary, making it one… [Continue Reading]

Computer Minor, Major Opportunity

Westmont students will find it easier to complete a minor in computer science thanks to a new program beginning next year. Open to students from all majors, the minor requires five computer science classes. Students take one course in each of three consecutive Mayterms (five weeks of study in May) and two other computer science… [Continue Reading]

Illinois Violinist Wins Guild Scholarship

The 2017 Guild Finalists

Violinist Anna Stenzel of Illinois earned top honors at the fifth annual Music Guild Competition March 4, where six high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships. Stenzel won the Guild Scholarship, receiving $10,000 in annual music scholarship funds (up to $40,000 over four years) to study at Westmont, in addition to her initial violin… [Continue Reading]

McChrystal Examines Technology, Teamwork

General Stan McChrystal addressed more than 700 people at Westmont’s 12th annual President’s Breakfast in the Fess Parker Grand Ballroom on March 3. Later that morning, he fielded questions from four Westmont students during convocation on campus, speaking to about a thousand people. At both events, he discussed challenges presented by the rapid pace of… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Stages ‘Richard III’ in Black Box

John Blondell, Westmont professor of theater arts, directs a Lit Moon Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” presenting the king’s Machiavellian rise to power and short reign, on March 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Hall Black-Box Theatre. Tickets, which cost $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors, may be… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Literature, Gender, Immigration

Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley

Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, Westmont professor of English, examines the crossover between migration of people, literature and gender issues in a talk, “Redundant Women and Expatriates: Victorian Women Writers Abroad and the Language of Global Sojourning,” Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Gender Studies Lecture is free and… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Quantum Physics, Christianity

Dr. Arnold Sikkema

Arnold Sikkema, Trinity Western University professor of physics, explores the interaction between science and faith in a lecture, “Quantum Physics and Christianity,” Friday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Darling Foundation Lecture Hall at Westmont’s Winter Hall, room 210. The Science and Faith Club Lecture is free and open to the public. This talk will… [Continue Reading]