Public Class To Decode ‘Flying Information’

Two seemingly different academic disciplines come together for a unique seminar open to the public this summer at Westmont. “Flying Information” will focus on how we learn to read codes, patterns, signs, and symbols and navigate webs of meaning Monday, June 2, through Friday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Marilyn McEntyre, professor of… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Artists Recognized Near And Far

Two Westmont art professors earned awards for their recent work, and several art students were featured in an exhibit in Sacramento last month. Professor Scott Anderson earned four awards for Reynolds Gallery in the 28th annual publication design competition by the American Association of Museums. With more than 800 entries, the competition is the only… [Continue Reading]

Outstanding Students Receive Awards

Westmont’s student life office awarded 12 outstanding students for their leadership during the past year. The David K. Winter Character Through Servant Leadership Award is given each spring to students who show exemplary leadership through service at Westmont and in the community. Each student receives $2,000 toward tuition during the next school year. Junior winners… [Continue Reading]

College Loans Wardrobe to Narnia Exhibit

Westmont’s famed C.S. Lewis wardrobe will take a five-year journey with “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition,” a state-of-the-art presentation based on the Disney film series and Lewis’s beloved fictional books. The exhibit, premiering June 7 at Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, features artifacts from Lewis’s personal study as well as the wardrobe. The 10,000-square-foot… [Continue Reading]

310 Grads Encouraged to Love Courageously

Gayle Beebe presided over his first Westmont Commencement as president of the college May 3, handing diplomas to 310 graduating students, 109 graduating with honors. David Gyertson, professor of leadership formation and renewal at Regent University in Virginia City, Va., gave the Commencement address, “The Challenge of Great Opportunities.” A senior fellow of the Council… [Continue Reading]

Exhibition Invites Sole-ful Submissions

Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery presents “Views and Visions: The Shoe,” a juried exhibition open to all tri-county artists, Thursday, May 15 through Thursday, June 19. The in-gathering of submissions will be at the gallery Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to noon, with an opening reception and awards presentation Thursday, May 15, 5 to 7 p.m. Cash… [Continue Reading]

More Than 300 To Walk At Commencement

Gayle Beebe presides over his first Commencement at Westmont as president of the college Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. President emeritus David K. Winter formally introduced Beebe to the college at last year’s service. The registrar’s office reports 310 students will be participating in the ceremonies, 109 graduating with honors. David Gyertson, professor of… [Continue Reading]

Local Musicians Give World Premiere

Philip Ficsor and Emma Lou Diemer unveil the world premiere of Diemer’s “Suite for Violin and Piano” Wednesday, May 7, at 11 a.m. in the Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery, 40 East Anapamu Street. The free concert is presented by the Santa Barbara Music Club. Ficsor, professor of violin at Westmont, and Diemer, renowned… [Continue Reading]

Robert Black Turns Up The Bass

World-renowned bassist Robert Black will perform and discuss his work in Westmont’s Deane Chapel on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. The free concert, presented by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at UCSB in collaboration with Iridian Arts, is open to the public. Black, one of the best-known double bassists, is founder of the Bang on… [Continue Reading]

College Adds To Palette Of Art Department

Westmont has created a new endowed faculty chair in the visual arts through the financial support of several friends of the college. The endowment, named the R. Anthony Askew chair, will support a new full-time professor who will also direct Reynolds Gallery. Tony Askew chaired the Santa Barbara High School Department of Art for nine… [Continue Reading]