What Makes Baby Girls Different?

Hebrew Bible expert Alan Cooper will speak on “What Makes Baby Girls Different: Leviticus 12 and “Original Sin” 4 p.m. Nov. 1 in Hieronymus Lounge as part of the annual Westmont-UCSB Lecture on the Hebrew Bible. The event, sponsored by the religious studies departments at Westmont and UCSB and the Westmont provost’s office, is free… [Continue Reading]

Is the Universe Fine-Tuned?

Ernan McMullin, John Cardinal O’Hara professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will speak on “Is the Universe Fine-Tuned?” 3:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in Porter Theatre. The event, sponsored by the Pascal Society, is free and open to the public. According to McMullin, two developments in the first half of the 20th… [Continue Reading]

Behind Design: Inside Chase Design Group

World-renowned graphic designer and creative director Margo Chase will speak on “Behind Design: A Lecture with Pretty Pictures” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Porter Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. What goes on behind the scenes? Where do ideas come from? Chase will discuss the inner workings of her busy… [Continue Reading]

Painted Faith: New Mexico's Santos

“Painted Faith: New Mexican Devotional Images,” featuring santos from a never-before-exhibited Santa Barbara Museum of Art collection, will be on exhibit at Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery Nov. 1 through Dec. 18. An opening reception for the exhibit, the college’s annual holiday show, will be 4-6 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Art Center. A lecture on “New… [Continue Reading]

Right Here, Right Now: The Case for America's War on Terror

Westmont Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance David Newton will present the lecture “Right Here, Right Now: The Case for America’s War on Terror” 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Page Multipurpose Room on the upper Westmont campus. Dr. Newton, Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at Westmont since 1990, has developed a comprehensive retrospective and contemporary analysis of… [Continue Reading]

Westmont's Production of Reckless Opens

 “Reckless,” written by Craig Lucas, opens the Westmont theater season on Oct. 28. The play follows Rachel, a cheerful suburban housewife, through a bizarre and fantastic journey as she travels across the country, eventually attaining a hard-won maturity. Directed by Mitchell Thomas, Westmont’s new full-time, tenure-track professor, “Reckless” plays 8 p.m. Oct. 28, 29, 30… [Continue Reading]

Faith, Ethnicity and Reconciliation

Yale Professor Miroslav Volf will speak on “Memory, Salvation, and Perdition: Reconciliation and the Ambiguity of Memory” 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 upstairs in Kerr Student Center on the upper Westmont campus. The lecture, part of the series on World Christianity and Global Encounters of the 21st Century, is free and open to the public. The… [Continue Reading]

Greg Spencer Writes New Novel 'The Welkening'

Westmont Communication Studies Professor Greg Spencer has completed his first novel, writing it from an idea he had filed away twenty years ago. “The Welkening: A Three-Dimensional Tale”, published by Howard Fiction, tells of four high school friends who discover what makes them misfits in Skinner, Oregon, makes them “fit” to resolve a great evil… [Continue Reading]

Fall Choral Concert Features Westmont Choirs

The annual Fall Choral Concert featuring Westmont’s Choir, Chamber Singers and Vox Lumina Women’s Chorale will be 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at Santa Barbara’s First United Methodist Church, 303 E. Anapamu St. (at Garden). A donation will be requested. The choirs will present “Songs of Hope and Mourning” which will consider lament and the human… [Continue Reading]

Fall Concert Features Westmont Faculty

A fall faculty concert will be presented by the Westmont music department 8 p.m. Oct. 1 in Deane Chapel on the Westmont campus. The concert is free and open to the public. A reception follows. The recital will feature: Steven R. Hodson performing Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words” on piano; Celeste Tavera, soprano; Patrick Anderson, on… [Continue Reading]