Archives for October 2017

Talk Examines State of Public Discourse

Dr. Jesse Covington

Four Westmont professors will explore the freedoms and limits of the First Amendment in a lecture Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The panel discussion, “‘You Offend Me, So Shut Up:’ Rethinking Free Speech in a Polarized Age,” features Jesse Covington, associate professor of political science, Chandra Mallampalli, Fletcher… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Offers November Concerts

Singer Daniel Prykhitko

Westmont student musicians and composers show off their talents at four free concerts this month, all of which are at Deane Chapel, located on Westmont’s lower campus. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert, featuring Westmont’s own student composers led by Steve Butler, is Friday, Nov. 3, at… [Continue Reading]

Chamber Orchestra, Winds Offer Fall Concert

The Westmont Brass Ensemble

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensembles will present their fall concert Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in Deane Chapel, on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. The concert will feature the Westmont Brass Ensemble, Chamber Woodwinds, Bassoon Quartet, and Chamber Orchestra under Paul Mori. They will perform several pieces, including “Canzona No.1” by… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hires New Enrollment VP

Irene E. Neller, vice president for enrollment, marketing and college communications

Irene E. Neller will serve as vice president for enrollment, marketing and college communications at Westmont beginning December 1. She will manage admissions, strategic marketing, branding, communications, creative production, public relations and social media programs. “Irene brings an extensive background and passion for marketing leadership in Christian higher education,” says President Gayle D. Beebe. “She… [Continue Reading]

Schloss Talk to Examine Science of Belief

Dr. Jeff Schloss

Jeff Schloss, who directs the Center of Faith, Ethics and Life Sciences and is T.B. Walker professor in the natural and behavioral sciences at Westmont, will explore the science of belief in a lecture, “New Discoveries in Science and Religion: Are We Built to Flourish with Faith?” on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at… [Continue Reading]

Observatory Opens for Public Viewing

The Westmont Observatory

The Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, will be available Friday, Oct. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting several hours. The viewing occurs in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members bring their own telescopes to Westmont for public use. The Keck Telescope… [Continue Reading]

College Dedicates Leadership Center

President Beebe and Board of Trustee Chair Peter Thorrington cut the ribbon

About 400 people gathered at Westmont’s Global Leadership Center (GLC) to officially dedicate the central building and two surrounding residence halls on Oct. 13. The college, which celebrated its 80th year at Homecoming festivities during the weekend, developed the idea for the building about seven years ago following a 25-city listening tour led by President… [Continue Reading]

Symposium Features Top Art Historians

Renowned critics, academics and Guatemalan art historians will be featured at a day-long symposium exploring Guatemalan visual art production from the 1960s to the present day on Friday, Oct. 20, at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The event, hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, is the culmination of… [Continue Reading]

Young Voices in Harmony at Choral Fest

The 2017-18 Westmont College Choir

This year’s annual Fall Choral Festival, featuring 12 ensembles from 11 high schools and the Westmont Choir, Choral Union and Chamber Singers, is Friday, Oct. 27, at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., both at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Half of the choirs will perform at 4:45 p.m. and the remaining half will… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Concert Honors Reformation

The 2017-18 Westmont Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra Fall Concert features musical celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and solo performances by two Westmont piano students on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Rd., and Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets, which… [Continue Reading]