Downtown Talk Explores ‘World Religions’

Dr. Charles Farhadian

Charles Farhadian, Westmont professor of world religions and Christian mission, reflects on the movement of various major religions and the ways they have profoundly transformed the world in a free, public lecture Thursday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on… [Continue Reading]

Willis Offers Reflective Poems of Comfort

Dr. Paul Willis

Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont, will be reading from his new book of poetry, “Say This Prayer into the Past” (Cascade Books, 2013), Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in Granada Books, 1224 State Street; and Thursday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. Both events are free… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Secure Playoff Plans

Sophomore forward Kelsey Steck

The No. 3 Westmont women’s soccer team captured a first-round bye and a semi-final match at home in the upcoming Golden State Athletic Conference Championship. The Warriors (14-0-3, 8-0-2 GSAC) open the tournament at Thorrington Field on Friday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. against either Biola, Vanguard, San Diego Christian or the Master’s. The Warriors… [Continue Reading]

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]