Spirit of Entrepreneurship

TechKnowledge Point Corp., founded by David Newton, Westmont professor of entrepreneurial finance, will hold the Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED) business plan competition and awards luncheon Feb. 20-21 at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. The final competitions, which are free and open to the public, will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 21 in the resort… [Continue Reading]

Bearing Witness: Recent Paintings by Susan Savage

In a new body of work by Westmont Art Professor Susan Savage, a simple silver bowl provides an interesting yet poignant point of focus. Humble yet elegant, the bowl tells a story that becomes expressively spiritual in its revelations of mystery and truth. “Bearing Witness: Recent Paintings by Susan Savage” will be on exhibit Feb…. [Continue Reading]

10 High Schools to Compete at Westmont Mathematics Contest

Representing the best mathematical minds of their schools, approximately 100 students will compete Feb. 7 at Westmont’s 18th annual High School Mathematics Contest. The keynote speaker for the awards banquet is Paul Zorn, a professor at St. Olaf College and the author of a popular textbook on calculus. The contest is known in the math… [Continue Reading]

Pop Culture with Values

David Batstone, professor of social ethics at the University of San Francisco and a writer on popular culture, and film producer Steven Crisman will speak on “Pop Culture with Values: If You Don’t Like the News, Go Out and Create Your Own” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Founders Room in the Kerr Student Center…. [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts National Conference on Education, Work and Calling

“Vocation, Vocationalism, and the Liberal Arts” is the theme of the fourth annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts, Feb. 6-7, hosted by the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont. While the conference is by invitation only, the public is invited to an evening forum and desert reception 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the El… [Continue Reading]

Professor Honored for Musical Accomplishments

Associate Music Professor Steve Butler was honored this year with an ASCAP award for his achievements in the field of concert music. ASCAP is a performing rights organization dedicated to those who compose music and write lyrics. The organization, which represents every genre of music, is composed of 170, 000 U.S. members and represents a… [Continue Reading]

'Tis the Season for Song

The Westmont College Choir, the Westmont Chamber Singers and the Vox Lumina Women’s Chorale present “The Singing Season,” the annual Christmas Choral concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at Trinity Episcopal Church. Admission is free, but a goodwill offering will be taken. Trinity Episcopal is located at 1500 State St., at the corner of… [Continue Reading]

A Celtic Christmas in Song

Westmont’s choral groups present “A Celtic Christmas” 8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Santa Barbara. Admission is free, although a free-will offering will be requested. The Westmont College Choir and Westmont Chamber Singers, directed by Steven R. Hodson, and Vox Lumina Women’s Chorale, directed by Laura Brinton, will sing… [Continue Reading]

Stamps Foundation Awards Westmont $100,000

The James L. Stamps Foundation has awarded Westmont $100,000 to advance the college’s administrative software system and increase support for spiritual formation projects. These two vastly different systems both work as an integral, albeit unseen, structure for advancing the college’s mission of educating young people equipped to appreciate and contribute to an increasingly complex world…. [Continue Reading]

Fall Dance Concert: Random Radiance

Westmont Windancers’ fall dance concert, “Random Radiance,” takes abstract expressionism to a new dimension 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in Porter Theatre. Weaving together the visual and performing arts in an innovative and intriguing manner, the dances draw inspiration from paintings by Chagall, Kandinsky, Pollock and an original painting… [Continue Reading]