DeBoer Earns National Prize for Book

Dr. Lisa DeBoer

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts presented Lisa DeBoer, professor of art history at Westmont, the 2016 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Non-Fiction for her book, “The Visual Arts and the Worshiping Church,” at its 26th annual National Conference on Oct. 14 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. DeBoer’s book explores a neglected… [Continue Reading]

Duhigg to Speak at Leadership Luncheon

Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and bestselling author speaks about “The Habitual Pursuit of Excellence” Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at noon in the Coral Casino at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, cost… [Continue Reading]

Dancers ‘Connecting…’ with Concertgoers

Kyndal Vogt '17

Westmont’s Fall Dance Concert features choreography from students, faculty and alumni on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. Tickets to “Connecting…” cost $10 for general admission; $7 for students, seniors or children, and may be purchased online at westmont.edu/boxoffice or by… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Spreads Hope, Peace

Westmont presents its 12th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir and Choral Union, Dec. 2-3 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets to this year’s… [Continue Reading]

The Bard’s Complete Walk Arrives in SB

Merckx Dascomb in "As You Like It"

Santa Barbara celebrates the remarkable life and work of Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death by hosting a series of performances, including three plays, by an international coalition of theaters and arts organizations Nov. 17-20. “Shakespeare@400.SantaBarbara” includes the Complete Walk, 37 specially made short films commissioned and created by Shakespeare’s Globe London, originally… [Continue Reading]

Student Musicians to Shine in November

Josh Acuna and Stephen Ziliotto

Westmont student musicians and composers show off their talents at six free concerts this month. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert, highlighting original works by Westmont student composers and performed by students and the composers, is Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s… [Continue Reading]

Talk Offers a Peek of ‘Shakespeare@400’

Karly Kuntz, Ben Thomas and Merckx Dascomb star in "As You Like It" Nov. 18

John Blondell and Mitchell Thomas, Westmont theater arts professors, reflect on the lasting legacy of William Shakespeare while previewing “Shakespeare@400,” a citywide celebration of Shakespeare, in a talk Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Celebrating Shakespeare@400 in Santa Barbara,” is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

Life Without Limbs Founder in Chapel

Nicholas Vujicic

Nicholas Vujicic, born without arms and legs, speaks in chapel on Friday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. in Westmont’s Murchison Gym. The 45-minute chapel service is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The early days were difficult for Vujicic, who credits his faith in God for overcoming those… [Continue Reading]

Choral Festival to Hit the Right Notes

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont Fall Choral Festival, combining the voices of about 400 students from 14 high schools, is Friday, Oct. 28, 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 perform prior to Westmont ensembles at… [Continue Reading]

Star Party to Feature Wild Duck Cluster

The Westmont Observatory

Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will take advantage of a late rising waning moon to zoom in on several distant globular clusters at this month’s free public viewing of the stars Friday, Oct. 21, beginning about 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. The moon won’t rise until after 11 p.m., allowing Thomas… [Continue Reading]