Westmont Welcomes MAW Fellows as Residents

Scott Reed, president and CEO of Music Academy of the West, and Gayle Beebe, Westmont president, flanked by Tiffany DeVries, dean of students, Margaret Cafarelli, Chair,  Kandy Luria-Budgor, board member Music Academy, Jonathan E. Steiner CFO/Vice President of Finance

Westmont will host 140 fellows from the Music Academy of the West in residence during the academy’s eight-week summer music festivals beginning in summer 2016. The academy fellows will reside in Clark and Armington Halls at Westmont. “We’re excited to establish a long-term partnership with this outstanding institution in our community,” says Westmont President Gayle… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming to Honor Niva Tro

Dr. Nivaldo Tro

Westmont will honor chemistry professor Nivaldo Tro ’85 as Alumnus of the Year during Homecoming 2015 Oct. 2-4. Tro, who has taught at Westmont since 1990, was born and raised in Culver City, Calif., after his parents emigrated from Havana, Cuba, in 1959. The Westmont alumnus earned a doctorate in chemistry from Stanford for researching… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Probe Islamic History of Rebellion

Dr. Heather Keaney

Heather Keaney, associate professor of history at Westmont, applies her training in medieval history to examine the contemporary Middle East in a lecture, “Tyrants, Terrorists and Tropes in Islamic History,” Tuesday, Oct. 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… [Continue Reading]

Viewing Features Rare Supermoon Eclipse

Photo by Johannes Schedler at the Panther Observatory

The Westmont Observatory will host an informal gathering to view the lunar eclipse on Sunday, Sept. 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. However, the blood moon will be too low in the evening sky to use Westmont’s telescopes. Tom Whittemore, Westmont physics instructor, says he and several members of the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit (SBAU) will… [Continue Reading]

Jill Felber Offers Flute Masterclass

Flutist Jill Felber

Jill Felber, professor of flute at UC Santa Barbara, offers a flute masterclass, featuring performances by the advanced private students of Andrea Di Maggio (Westmont) and Dr. Linda Holland (SBCC), Saturday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. The Masterclass is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the… [Continue Reading]

Goodman, Puccinelli Examine Their Art

Keith Puccinelli and Dane Goodman in front of "Pajamas"

Well-known local artists Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli will talk about their artwork at a lecture Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The talk, co-sponsored by the Westmont Art Department and the Gaede Institute for Liberal Arts, is free and open to the public. Judy L. Larson, R. Anthony Askew professor… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Power of Early Attachment

Dr. Andrea Gurney

Andrea Gurney, associate professor of psychology at Westmont, examines early relational experiences and their importance to human development in a talk Thursday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Wired for Love: The Importance of Early Attachment,” is free and open to the public. No tickets… [Continue Reading]

Pianist Finehouse to Perform Recital

Constantine Finehouse

Pianist Constantine Finehouse, a scholar-in-residence at Westmont, performs music by Alexander Scriabin, Chopin, Mozart and Beethoven on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Westmont Music Department at (805) 565-6400. “‘Sonata Pathetique’ by Beethoven is probably the first… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore Global Education, Health

Dr. Jessica Evert

Dr. Jessica Evert, executive director of Child Family Health International (CFHI), examines the complexities of achieving global health equity in a lecture, “Global Health: Tensions, Trends, and Truths” on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210). The Office of Global Education Lecture, co-sponsored by the Westmont department… [Continue Reading]

Faculty Recital Features Original Works

Dr. Steve Hodson

The Westmont Music Department jumps into a new season with a free faculty recital featuring original music on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. For more information about the Fall Faculty Recital, please contact Michelle Starrh at (805) 565-6040. “It is a wonderful way to start the semester with great performers and… [Continue Reading]