Student Musicians Showcase Talents in November

Paul Mori directs the Wind Ensemble

Westmont student composers, vocalists and instrumentalists perform in several concerts this November. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the music department at (805) 565-6040. The new works of student composers highlight the Composers Concert on Friday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The Westmont Orchestra, under… [Continue Reading]

Workshop to Inspire Prospective Teachers

Michelle Hughes, assistant professor education

More than 40 area high school students interested in a teaching career will attend a workshop, “Let’s Talk Teaching,” Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Westmont’s Page Hall. The event is sponsored by the Westmont Education Department, Westmont Admissions and Partners in Education. For more information, please contact Michelle Hughes, assistant professor of… [Continue Reading]

Art Classes Receive a High-Tech Upgrade

Art major Briana Stanley works in the new Cintiq lab

Westmont is the first Christian liberal arts college in the country to have a fully-equipped Wacom Cintiq lab, giving art students access to professional-level equipment. The 22 Cintiq 22HDs, graphics tablets that allow users to draw directly on the LCD display surfaces, will be used in Westmont’s digital painting, design and graphic design courses. Scott… [Continue Reading]

SB Music Club Features Westmont Faculty

Mori, Paul

Several Westmont music faculty members and the first in-residence wind quintet at Westmont will perform a Santa Barbara Music Club concert Saturday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. at the Faulkner Gallery in the downtown Santa Barbara Public Library. The performance is free and open to the public. Andrea DiMaggio, Westmont adjunct instructor of flute, joins husband… [Continue Reading]

More than 570 Teens to Sing in Santa Barbara

Dr. Michael Shasberger conducts the Westmont choir

More than 570 students from 15 California high schools join the Westmont College Choir at the ninth annual Westmont Fall Choral Festival on Friday, Nov. 1. Half of the choirs will perform at 4:45 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. The remaining half will perform prior to the Westmont ensembles at 7… [Continue Reading]

Kissinger Dissects U.S. Foreign Policy

Kissinger Smile

Henry Kissinger entertained dozens of foreign policy questions submitted in writing by about 100 guests at a Westmont-sponsored luncheon Oct. 9 at the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club.  Kissinger shared insights into the agreement by Russia and the U.S. to rid Syria of chemical weapons as well as Iran’s capability to use nuclear weapons…. [Continue Reading]

Orchestra to Perform a California Premiere

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The Westmont Fall Orchestra Concert features a California premiere by Chicago-area composer James Stephenson on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at Montecito Covenant Church and Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. General admission to Sunday’s performance is $10. The suggested donation for admission to Friday’s concert is $10. Students are free. To… [Continue Reading]

Kiplinger’s Ranks Westmont as a Top College

President Gayle D. Beebe teaches a course in executive leadership

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked Westmont among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in its annual list. The report, which named Westmont No. 83, features colleges that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable cost. The rankings will appear in Kiplinger’s December issue and are available online now at www.kiplinger.com/links/college. Westmont is one of eight liberal… [Continue Reading]

Talk Aims to Show Value of Collegiate Sports

Kirsten Moore

Kirsten Moore, head coach of Westmont women’s basketball team, examines the role coaches play in educating students in a free, public lecture Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call (805) 565-6051…. [Continue Reading]

T.S. Eliot Inspires Art Show ‘QU4RTETS’

"QU4RTETS No. 3, Autumn" by Bruce Herman

Artwork inspired by T. S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” will be featured in a collaborative exhibition “QU4RTETS” Oct. 21-Nov. 19 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. The exhibition includes paintings by artists Makoto Fujimura and Bruce Herman, and music by composer Christopher Theofanidis. A reception and musical performance Wednesday, Oct. 23, will begin at 4:30… [Continue Reading]