Seniors Show ‘As of Yet Unknown’ Art

The opening reception of the 2016 Senior Show

Fourteen graduating art majors will offer the capstone art projects, which span painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, performance and video, April 6-May 6 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public opening reception for “As of Yet Unknown” is Thursday, April 6, from 4-6 p.m. “This year’s class projects engage a variety of subject… [Continue Reading]

Spring Concerts Bloom this April

The month of April features several free concerts with select ensembles of Westmont students and faculty. For more information, please call the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m in Deane Chapel highlights new works by Westmont student composers performed by both fellow students and the composers… [Continue Reading]

Altman to Premier a Play of Anxiety, Joy

Playwright Mia Taylor Altman

“You Can’t Keep Living This Way,” a comedy that examines everyday joy and disparity through a quirky lens, premieres Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. all at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The play is free and open to the public. “I wanted to explore the complexities… [Continue Reading]

Masterworks Includes Mozart Vespers

Katie Ogata

The Choral Masterworks Concert, featuring selections by Georg Philipp Telemann, Thomas Linley Jr. and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 305 East Anapamu Street. Admission is $10, students are free. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. Teleman (1681-1767) was perhaps the… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Launch into March Madness

John Moore is in his 24th season as head coach of Westmont men’s basketball

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams open play in the 2017 NAIA Division I National Championship on March 16. In the first round, No. 19 Westmont men (24-7, 11-5 GSAC) compete against William Carey (Miss.) at 8:45 a.m. in Kansas City. This is the first time in program history that Westmont has qualified for national championship… [Continue Reading]

Students Spend Spring Break Serving Globally

More than 200 Westmont students are in Ensenada for the 40th anniversary of Potter's Clay

About 262 Westmont students will spend spring break, March 11-18, volunteering for various service projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Salt Lake City, Mexico and Haiti. About 216 students traveled from Westmont to Ensenada on March 10 for Potter’s Clay, a student-led service trip that is celebrating its 40th anniversary, making it one… [Continue Reading]

Illinois Violinist Wins Guild Scholarship

The 2017 Guild Finalists

Violinist Anna Stenzel of Illinois earned top honors at the fifth annual Music Guild Competition March 4, where six high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships. Stenzel won the Guild Scholarship, receiving $10,000 in annual music scholarship funds (up to $40,000 over four years) to study at Westmont, in addition to her initial violin… [Continue Reading]

McChrystal Examines Technology, Teamwork

General Stan McChrystal addressed more than 700 people at Westmont’s 12th annual President’s Breakfast in the Fess Parker Grand Ballroom on March 3. Later that morning, he fielded questions from four Westmont students during convocation on campus, speaking to about a thousand people. At both events, he discussed challenges presented by the rapid pace of… [Continue Reading]

Top Musicians to Compete for Scholarships

William Ellzey, Guild Scholarship winner 2016

Six high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the fifth annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 4, 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 will be announced immediately following the event, will… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Features Wagner, Korsakoff

The Westmont College Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra, after a tour to our nation’s capital, performs music by Richard Wagner and Rimsky Korsakoff at the Spring Orchestra Concert Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West and Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for… [Continue Reading]