Willis Reads Poetry from ‘Gardisky Lake’

Paul Willis Teaching

Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont, will read from his new book of poetry, “Getting to Gardisky Lake” (Stephen F. Austin State University Press), Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Students from Willis’ first-year honors seminar… [Continue Reading]

Men’s Basketball to Celebrate 75 Years

Westmont battles Biola in 2009

The Westmont men’s basketball program commemorates 75 years of excellence by hosting a weekend of events, including a dinner celebration at the Fess Parker: A Doubletree Resort by Hilton on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets, which include free admission to Saturday’s basketball game, are $75 per person, $140 per couple, and… [Continue Reading]

Women Keep National Title Hopes Alive

Haley Parzonko's golden goal sends the Warriors to Alabama to continue their National Title hopes

Sophomore Haley Parzonko scored two minutes and four seconds into overtime Nov. 19, sending the No. 10 Westmont Women’s soccer team to Alabama to continue its title quest in the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Tournament. The Warriors eliminated Carroll College of Montana 2-1 at Thorrington Field. Five-foot-10 Renee Gonsalves soared high above the Saint’s defenders… [Continue Reading]

Dancers ‘Connecting…’ with Concertgoers

Kyndal Vogt '17

Westmont’s Fall Dance Concert features choreography from students, faculty and alumni on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. Tickets to “Connecting…” cost $10 for general admission; $7 for students, seniors or children, and may be purchased online at westmont.edu/boxoffice or by… [Continue Reading]

Warriors to Battle in National Tournaments

No. 10 Westmont women’s soccer (15-3-2) hosts Carroll College (Mont.) in the opening round of the 2016 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. on Thorrington Field. Westmont faculty/staff and their families will get in for free along with Westmont students. General admission is $8, students from other schools are… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Spreads Hope, Peace

Westmont presents its 12th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir and Choral Union, Dec. 2-3 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets to this year’s… [Continue Reading]

The Bard’s Complete Walk Arrives in SB

Merckx Dascomb in "As You Like It"

Santa Barbara celebrates the remarkable life and work of Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death by hosting a series of performances, including three plays, by an international coalition of theaters and arts organizations Nov. 17-20. “Shakespeare@400.SantaBarbara” includes the Complete Walk, 37 specially made short films commissioned and created by Shakespeare’s Globe London, originally… [Continue Reading]

Student Musicians to Shine in November

Josh Acuna and Stephen Ziliotto

Westmont student musicians and composers show off their talents at six free concerts this month. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert, highlighting original works by Westmont student composers and performed by students and the composers, is Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s… [Continue Reading]

Talk Offers a Peek of ‘Shakespeare@400’

Karly Kuntz, Ben Thomas and Merckx Dascomb star in "As You Like It" Nov. 18

John Blondell and Mitchell Thomas, Westmont theater arts professors, reflect on the lasting legacy of William Shakespeare while previewing “Shakespeare@400,” a citywide celebration of Shakespeare, in a talk Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Celebrating Shakespeare@400 in Santa Barbara,” is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

Choral Festival to Hit the Right Notes

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont Fall Choral Festival, combining the voices of about 400 students from 14 high schools, is Friday, Oct. 28, at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., both at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Half of the choirs will perform at 4:45 p.m. and the remaining half will perform prior to Westmont ensembles at… [Continue Reading]