Viewing Canceled Due to Overcast Skies

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The Westmont Observatory is closed this evening due to poor visibility. Please check back next month for another free, public viewing on Friday, Jan. 16. Thomas Whittemore, Westmont physics instructor, will operate the powerful Keck Telescope, a 24-inch reflector, while several members of the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit offer celestial views with additional smaller telescopes…. [Continue Reading]

Leadership Talk Features Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward, legendary investigative reporter and nonfiction author, speaks about “Presidential Leadership and the Price of Politics” on Friday, Jan. 16, at noon in the Coral Casino at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency, cost $100… [Continue Reading]

Dance Concert ‘Unfolding’ at Westmont

Senior Prudence Gordon

The Westmont Fall Dance Concert, “Unfolding,” which features choreography by students and faculty members Susan Alexander, Christina Sanchez and Brooklyn Hughes Melton, is Friday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. General admission is $10; $7 for students, seniors and children. Tickets may… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts California Premier of Tire Sculptor

Chakaia Booker

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, hosts the West Coast premiere exhibition of internationally famous sculptor Chakaia Booker Dec. 11-Jan. 31. A free, public opening reception with Booker is Thursday, Dec. 11, from 4-6 p.m. The exhibition features about two dozen of Booker’s reinvented rubber tire sculptures and works… [Continue Reading]

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. 9, 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]

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]