Disc, Stick Golfers Tee Off for Charity

Alumnus Chris Atkinson '03 tosses a disc at Glen Annie

Golfers and disc golfers will have a unique opportunity to play together in the eighth annual Will’s Tourney on Monday, Feb. 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the Glen Annie Golf Club. A buffet dinner, raffle for a night’s stay at the Biltmore and dinner for two, and awards presentation will follow the tournament at 5:15… [Continue Reading]

Brooks to Speak at President’s Breakfast

David Brooks (photo: Josh Haner)

Tickets are now on sale. Purchase tickets here. David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book “The Road to Character,” will speak at the 11th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast Friday, March 4, at 7 a.m. at the Fess Parker: A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. Tickets, which cost $125 each, are available… [Continue Reading]

Talk ‘Wades with Brooks in Virtuous Waters’

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Greg Spencer, professor of communication studies at Westmont, reflects on his own book, “Awakening the Quieter Virtues,” and David Brooks’ book, “The Road to Character,” in a talk on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Wading with Brooks in Virtuous Waters,” is free and… [Continue Reading]

Talks Examine Liberal Arts, Social Change

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Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts explores how higher education prepares students to make social change at its 15th annual conference Feb. 4-6. The public is welcome to plenary sessions of the Conversation on the Liberal Arts, “From Inquiry to Impact: Social Transformation through Liberal Learning.” Speakers include alumna Rachel Goble ’05, co-founder and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Stages Rare Classic Opera Duet

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Westmont’s music and theater departments collaborate to stage two rarely seen classics in an ambitious, one-of-a-kind, dramatic operatic event Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 4-6 at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Westmont will pair “Dido and Aeneas” (1688), composed by Henry Purcell with a libretto by Nahum Tate, with Christopher Marlowe’s “Dido, Queen of Carthage” (published 1594). Audiences… [Continue Reading]

Viewing Turns Toward the Crescent Moon

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The Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, will zoom in on the crescent moon Friday, Jan. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. The free viewing occurs in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit whose members bring their own telescopes to Westmont for… [Continue Reading]

Students Research West Side Food Quality

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Three Westmont students have presented their research about the availability and quality of food in the West Side of Santa Barbara to more than two dozen community members of the Westside Impact Group and Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Kaitlynn Durham, Hailey Harper and Carly Richardson, students in Food Systems and Global Health, a course… [Continue Reading]

Alumnus Wins Prestigious National Award

Joel Daniel Phillips displayed his work at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art in 2012

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) has recognized Westmont alumnus Joel Daniel Phillips ’11 for his submission to the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, the most prestigious portrait competition in the United States. Phillip’s portrait, “Eugene #4,” a 6-foot-tall charcoal and graphite on paper, is one of seven chosen to win a prize at the opening… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Showcases ‘Humbug!’ at Westmont

Nina Sallinen (Scrooge) and Stanley Hoffman in 'Humbug!'

John Blondell, Westmont professor of theater arts, uses six actors to portray 20 characters in Dickens’ Christmas classic, “Humbug! A (Lit Moon) Christmas Carol,” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18-19, at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont College’s Porter Theatre. Blondell’s Lit Moon Theatre Company first produced the show in 2007. Tickets are $10 for adults, students and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts Tree Lighting, Santa  

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Westmont kicks off the Christmas season with the 14th annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Kerrwood Lawn on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. Following caroling and the annual Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch that lights a 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known for the past 10 years as the… [Continue Reading]