Hair-Raising Documentary Theater

A “docu-comedy” about the stuff growing on our heads, “Cuts” is a new play premiering in Westmont’s Porter Theatre Wednesday and Friday, March 26 and 28, at 8 p.m. A senior project by Casey Caldwell, this play is free and open to the public. Based on interviews conducted by Caldwell and cast members Sarah Halford,… [Continue Reading]

The Wit And Wisdom Of Theater Students

“Wit,” Margaret Edson’s play about a woman dying of cancer, gets new life Thursday and Saturday, March 27 and 29, at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Performances of this senior production by Beth Segura are free and open to the public. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for drama, “Wit” was first performed in… [Continue Reading]

Students Spring Into Action Over Break

About 250 Westmont students and community volunteers are in Ensenada, Mexico, spending spring break constructing homes, operating medical and dental clinics, leading a vacation Bible school, running haircutting clinics and competing in sports events. More than 5,000 students have participated in Potter’s Clay, an annual student-organized service trip, since it began 31 years ago. Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Talk Braids Hair Style with Pop Culture

Kenya Davis-Hayes, assistant professor of American history at California Baptist University, will discuss how hairstyles affect perception of black women at a free lecture Friday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m. at Hieronymus Lounge in Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture. “Sittin’ Pretty, Talkin’ Hair” will contrast traditional images of black… [Continue Reading]

Latino Speaker Uses Satire to Fight Racism

Author Gustavo Arellano will give a free lecture, “Beaner, Wetback and Other Spicy Words You Can’t Say But Should: Satire as Hammer Against Anti-Immigrant Madness,” Wednesday, March 26, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Founders Dining Room. Refreshments will be served at the lecture. Arellano will discuss his nationally acclaimed column “¡Ask a Mexican!” in which… [Continue Reading]

Students Break Bread to Act on AIDS

The Westmont student group Act on AIDS is hosting a Broken Bread Poverty Meal Tuesday, March 11, at 5 p.m. on Westmont’s Kerrwood Lawn. The benefit dinner, sponsored through World Vision, will allow students, faculty and the public to identify with families and individuals affected by HIV/AIDS and hunger around the world by coming together… [Continue Reading]

Westmont’s Telescope Captures Supernova

Westmont’s Keck Telescope has confirmed the existence of a supernova, discovered this week by astronomical investigators Jack Newton and Tim Puckett in the course of the Puckett Observatory Supernova Search. Within 48 hours of receiving a communication from Puckett about the discovery, Michael Sommermann, Westmont physics professor, spent several early morning hours imaging Supernova 2008an…. [Continue Reading]

Teens Compete for Scholarship Dollars

Five prospective Westmont students competed for scholarships of up to $10,000 Feb. 22-23. The Computer Science Connection and the scholarships are funded by a $287,500 grant from the National Science Foundation. The event included problem-solving activities and a dinner at the home of Kim Kihlstrom, computer science professor. The candidates, Morgan Vigil, Erick Brownfield, Nicholas… [Continue Reading]

College Entrepreneurs to Pitch Biz Plans

A world-class panel of evaluators and qualified investors will assess 10 national semifinal ventures at the 5th Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (S.E.E.D.) National Collegiate Venture Forum, March 14-15 at the Reagan Ranch Center. The event helps top college entrepreneurs meet potential capital funding for their business plans. The student presentations on Friday,… [Continue Reading]

Musical Masterworks Downtown

In preparation for Easter, Westmont choirs and chamber orchestra present a free concert, Choral Masterworks, Friday, March 7, 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church on State and Micheltorena Streets. The program will include Ariel Ramirez’s “Missa Criolla” and Benjamin Britten’s “St. Nicholas” cantata, featuring Dr. Grey Brothers as St. Nicholas. The concert will also feature… [Continue Reading]