Choral Concert Features Mozart, Haydn

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The Westmont Choral Masterworks Concert features two great works of the classic period, one from the mind of a 13-year-old genius and the other the crowning work of an old master, on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 305 East Anapamu St. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door,… [Continue Reading]

Poet Brett Foster to Read Works

Dr. Brett Foster

Brett Foster, a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, recipient of a PEN American writing grant and winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, reads his poetry as part of the Westmont Reading Series Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The reading is free and open to the… [Continue Reading]

‘Insect Comedy’ Crawls onto SB Stage

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Nineteen student actors and the same creative team behind the national award-winning 2013 production of “The Pirates of Penzance,” stages “The Insect Comedy or The World We Live In” Feb. 27 and March 6 at 8:30 p.m., Feb. 28 and March 5 at 8 p.m., and March 7 at 2 p.m., all in Westmont’s Porter… [Continue Reading]

Jupiter Jumps into View this Month

Westmont's powerful Keck Telescope is housed in the observatory

The gas giant Jupiter will be the star attraction at this month’s free public viewing on Friday, Feb. 20, beginning at 6:30 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 if… [Continue Reading]

Talks to Focus on Liberal Arts, Social Good

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Westmont’s Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts hosts its 14th annual conference focusing on how a liberal arts education contributes to contemporary society Feb. 26­-28. The public is welcome to plenary sessions of “Liberal Arts and the Social Good.” A complete schedule is available online at westmont.edu/institute. For more information, please call (805) 565­-6124. Speakers… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra, Singers to Perform Concerto

Junior pianist Aaron Wilk

The Westmont Orchestra performs works by Leonard Bernstein, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini and Franz Liszt at the Concerto Concert on Friday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room and Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. General admission is $10 and students are free. Tickets… [Continue Reading]

Panel to Examine Presidential Leadership

Drs. Tom Knecht and Rachel Winslow

Westmont professors Tom Knecht and Rachel Winslow explore presidential leadership in a free, public lecture on Thursday, Feb. 19, 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, first­-served basis. For more information, please call (805) 565-­6051. The lecture, “American Presidents… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Honors Kids Helping Kids

Westmont honored Nathan Rennacker, Iris Gau, Marcos Morales, Stevie O’Connor, Lily Smith, Peter Greig, Jamie DeVries, Emily Allen, Jillian Wilber, Megan Bergthold and Remi Jayaraman

The Westmont College Education Department honored two Westmont alumni by giving the Excellence in Education award to their innovative, student-­run non­profit organization, Kids Helping Kids (KHK), at a lunchtime gathering Feb. 3 at Westmont. Alumni Jamie DeVries ’95 and Jillian Wilber ’13, who teach AP economics at San Marcos High School (SMHS) and advise KHK,… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Tops New College Rankings

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Two new college rankings list Westmont among the top schools in the nation. Business Insider names it one of the 50 Most Underrated Colleges in America, and Princeton Review recognizes Westmont among Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best-­Value Colleges, “the best overall bargains based on cost and financial aid among the most academically… [Continue Reading]

Exhibition Highlights Rembrandt, Jews

Rembrandt's "Triumph of Mordecai"

Westmont features 21 Rembrandt etchings in an exhibition, “Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print Collection,” Feb. 12-March 28 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Rd., Santa Barbara. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (805) 565-6162. The show also includes a drawing by… [Continue Reading]