Talk Examines Women, Christian Higher Ed

Dr. Lauren Winner

Lauren Winner, assistant professor of Christian spirituality at Duke Divinity School, delivers a lecture, “Beyond the Calm Waters: Some Musings on Women and Christian Higher Education,” on Wednesday, March 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The lecture, sponsored by the Lilly Endowment NetVUE grant, is free and open to the… [Continue Reading]

Culver City Cellist Wins Music Competition

2016 Music Guild Finalists: Nyajima Tut, Christina Yang, Marlena Gonzalez, Marissa Condie, Bethany Yew and William Ellzey

Cellist William Ellzey of Culver City earned top honors at the fourth annual Music Guild Competition, where six high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships March 5. Ellzey won the Guild Scholarship, receiving up to $10,000 in annual music scholarship funds (up to $40,000 over four years) to study at Westmont. Significant music scholarships… [Continue Reading]

Brooks Examines Transcendent Happiness

Despite the crush of daily life and the human culture we live in, there are moments in life that pierce through that. These moments form the basis for why David Brooks, New York Times columnist, wrote the best-selling book “The Road to Character.” Brooks explored the journey to a deeper inner life, explaining why selflessness… [Continue Reading]

Schloss Headlines Good Friday Breakfast

Dr. Jeff Schloss

Jeff Schloss, who directs the Center of Faith, Ethics and Life Sciences and is T.B. Walker professor in the natural and behavioral sciences at Westmont, speaks at the Channel Islands YMCA’s 39th annual Good Friday Breakfast on Friday, March 25, at 7 a.m. at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort. Tickets to the breakfast cost $50…. [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Victorian Images, Gender

Dr. Linda Hughes

Linda Hughes, Addie Levy professor of literature at Texas Christian University, examines representations of women and neo-Victorianism from illustrated poems in periodicals in a lecture, “Prefiguring Future Pasts: Imagined Histories in Victorian Poetic-Graphic Texts, 1860-1910,” on Monday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Darling Foundation Lecture Hall, room 210. The Erasmus Society Lecture is free… [Continue Reading]

Musicians to Compete for Scholarships

Six high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the fourth annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 5, 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]

Musical March Includes Masterworks

Westmont Orchestra

Westmont music department provides a range of musical performances in the month of March, all free, unless otherwise noted. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Choral Masterworks Concert, featuring an hour-long piece composed by Steve Butler, is Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E…. [Continue Reading]

Family Day Celebrates French Culture

“Bonjour de France!” a family day celebrating French culture, includes fun activities, crafts, food, music and performances Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in and around the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. The festival, which is free and open to all ages, will have food and items in the French Flea Market for sale…. [Continue Reading]

Audiences Get ‘Tar and Feather’ Treatment

Senior Christine Nathanson, star of Westmont’s production of “Euripides’ Electra” in 2014, directs “Tar and Feather” in Porter Theatre on March 4 at 8 p.m. and March 5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The performances, which are free and open to the public, contain mature content. “’Tar and Feather’ asks why individually good and… [Continue Reading]

College Launches ‘Strength for Today’

Two residential buildings will house students participating in leadership programs

Focusing on leadership, affordability and innovation, Westmont has launched its largest fundraising campaign ever, Strength for Today. Thanks to momentum at the college and broad support from supporters, the campaign has raised more than 90 percent of the $140 million goal. Strength for Today enhances leadership programs and funds construction of the Leadership Center and… [Continue Reading]