Westmont to Light Up the Pickle Tree

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Westmont kicks off the Christmas season with the 13th annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Kerrwood Lawn on Tuesday, 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 as the Pickle Tree. The event is… [Continue Reading]

National Tourney Kicks Off at Westmont

GSAC Tourney Champs

The No. 4 Westmont Women’s Soccer team (15-3, 8-2 GSAC), which captured the 2014 Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament Championship on Nov. 14, hosts an NAIA National Championship opening-round game against Ottawa University of Kansas on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. The NAIA Championship tournament consists of 31 teams, 30 of which will play… [Continue Reading]

Viewing Features Celestial Heart, Owl

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This month’s public viewing of the stars will feature astronomical glimpses of a heart, owl and a Christmas tree on Friday, Nov. 21, beginning after 6:30 p.m. and lasting for several hours at the Westmont Observatory.   The free event is held every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit…. [Continue Reading]

Christmas Fest Celebrates 10 Years in SB

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The Westmont Christmas Festival, one of the most popular holiday events in Santa Barbara, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with performances Dec. 5-6 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 6-7 at 3 p.m. all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets to “Behold I am Making All Things New,” which cost $15 apiece,… [Continue Reading]

Musicians Star in November Concerts

Senior bassist Luke Mizuki

Westmont student musicians and composers show off their talents at five free concerts this month, all in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert, a showcase of new works by student composers, is Friday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. The Vocal Chamber… [Continue Reading]

Musical Revue Offers Popular Opera Songs

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Westmont’s Music Drama Workshop offers a variety of songs from Broadway to opera Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The Musical Revue, which will last about an hour, is free and open to the public. The show will feature songs from “Les Miserable,” “Camelot” and “Into the Woods” as well as other… [Continue Reading]

Alumna Examines Pauline Epistles, Gender

Dr. Judith Gundry

Judith Gundry ’78, research scholar and associate professor of New Testament at Yale Divinity School, examines the teachings of Saint Paul to determine the significance of gender and the role of the sexes in a talk Thursday, Nov. 20, from 3:30-­5 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The Gender… [Continue Reading]

Campus Abuzz Over Beekeepers Club, Hive

Daniel Erickson and the new bee hive

After more than a year of planning and preparing, Westmont welcomed a beehive to its campus in October. A member of the Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association and Westmont senior Daniel Erickson placed the top bar beehive in a remote area below the track to minimize risk to the bees and Westmont community. Erickson, who is… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Circles Globe with Shakespeare

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John Blondell, professor of theater arts at Westmont and director of Lit Moon Theatre Company, shares his experiences of staging classic works for contemporary audiences on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more… [Continue Reading]

Thomas Examines Love in ‘Almost, Maine’

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The contemporary play “Almost, Maine” takes a joyful and poignant look at love on the stage of Westmont’s Porter Theatre Nov. 14-­15, 20­-22 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. General admission is $15; $10 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at westmont.edu/boxoffice or by calling (805) 565-­7140. The play,… [Continue Reading]