Westmont Choir Tours San Joaquin Valley

Choir Singing

The Westmont College Choir tours Central California April 10-12 with performances in San Luis Obispo, Chowchilla, Visalia and Santa Barbara. The choir of 60 student singers will perform a selected repertoire from their entire concert season, especially works by emerging American composers. “We’re delighted to present a stunning new work by American composer Eric Whitacre,”… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Probe Whooping Cough Research

Dr. Steve Julio

Steve Julio, associate professor of biology at Westmont, examines current research aimed at improving the whooping cough vaccine, in a free, public lecture on Thursday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first­served basis. For more information, please… [Continue Reading]

Stargazers to View Jupiter Ascending

Observatory Fisheye

The ringed, gas giant Juniper will be the star attraction at this month’s free public viewing on Friday, March 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. In case of inclement or overcast weather, please call the Telescope Viewing Hotline at (805) 565-­6272 and check the Westmont website to see… [Continue Reading]

Filmmaker Explores Christianity, Ghana

Dr. James Ault

James Ault, award-winning documentary filmmaker, author and sociologist, screens his most recent film and discusses Christianity’s explosive growth in Africa followed by Q&A on Thursday, March 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Winter Hall, room 106. “African Christianity Rising: Stories from Ghana,” sponsored by the World Christianity and Global Encounters of the 21st Century Lecture… [Continue Reading]

Westmont CIO Wins Prestigious IT Award

Westmont CIO Read Sheard

Westmont CIO Reed Sheard has been named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader for 2015. He accepts this prestigious, lifetime award in March with other top IT professionals from the business, education, government, service, technology and non-profit sectors. Since he arrived at Westmont in 2008, Sheard has employed innovative and resourceful technology to advance the… [Continue Reading]

Goodwin Examines Leadership Lessons

Doris Kearns Goodwin at Westmont convocation

Doris Kearns Goodwin, world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, spoke about “Leadership Lessons from American Presidents” to more than 700 people at the 10th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on March 6 in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. Following the breakfast, Goodwin answered questions from four Westmont students in front of about… [Continue Reading]

Carlsbad Violinist Wins Scholarship

Sierra Farrar, Merckx Dascomb, Jonathan Wong, Kennedy Hahn, Kathryn Ogata and Mirah Ray

Violinist Jonathan Wong of Carlsbad earned top honors at the third annual Music Guild Competition March 7, where six high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships. Wong won the Guild Scholarship, receiving up to $10,000 in annual music scholarships funds (up to $40,000 over four years) to study at Westmont. Significant music scholarships were… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Investigate the Validity of Jesus’ Tomb

Magness-photo-by-George-Duffield-J3D-US-LP

Jodi Magness, a renowned archaeologist and Kenan distinguished professor in early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, examines the validity of claims that Jesus’ burial has been found in Jerusalem during a lecture on Thursday, March 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The lecture, “Ossuaries and the Burials of… [Continue Reading]

Sonos Montecito Quintet Offers Recital

Sonos Montecito: Paul Mori, Joanne Kim, Trey Farrell, Andrea DiMaggio and Steve Gross (sabbatical)

Sonos Montecito, a wind quintet in residence at Westmont, performs a free, public recital Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. The quintet, comprised of Westmont’s applied music faculty, will play works by Georges Bizet, Paul Hindemith and Madeleine Dring (with accompanist Neil Di Maggio). Sonos Montecito features Andrea Di Maggio, flute, Trey Farrell,… [Continue Reading]

Musicians to Compete for Scholarships

Mirah Ray of San Anselmo

Six high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the third annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at Westmont’s Deane Chapel on lower campus. The event is free and open to the public. The winner of the Guild Scholarship, who’ll be announced immediately following the event, will receive… [Continue Reading]