Negro Baseball League Talk Hits Westmont

Before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier more than 60 years ago, blacks were only allowed to play in the Negro Baseball League. Author Byron Motley will talk about this fascinating era in American sports history at a free lecture, “The Negro Baseball Leagues: An American Legacy,” Friday, Feb. 1, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s… [Continue Reading]

Top International Editor to Speak at Breakfast

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria to be at 3rd Annual Event Fareed Zakaria, one of the world’s leading journalists and commentators on international affairs, will speak at Westmont’s third annual President’s Breakfast, Feb. 25, at 7 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. The title of his talk is “The Rise of China and… [Continue Reading]

Design As You Like It

Westmont theatre students will present Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Created by seniors Suzanne Galletly and Lynne Martens, this design-based production is free and open to the public. Conceived as a culmination of their theatre education, the play is… [Continue Reading]

Newton Wins Prestigious Enterprise Award

The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge will honor David Newton, Westmont professor of entrepreneurial finance, with one of the 31st Annual Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education at the March 7-8 Leavey Summit and Awards Dinner in Pennsylvania. Newton was the only winner this year in the college and university… [Continue Reading]

Reading to Remember Poet William Stafford

Local college professors, publishers and fans will remember poet William Stafford at a public gathering Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Los Padres National Forest. The second annual Remembering William Stafford: A Community Reading will be held at the First Crossing Day Use Area on Paradise Road off of Highway 154 and across… [Continue Reading]

Art Professors Show Their Work

Professors will practice what they teach in the Westmont Art Faculty Show on display in Reynolds Gallery Thursday, Jan. 17, through Friday, Feb. 29. An opening reception Jan. 17, 4-6 p.m., is open to the public. A variety of media and styles will be represented in the gallery, from the meditative still life paintings of… [Continue Reading]

Music Students Head ‘Into the Woods’

Westmont students will present a fanciful production of Stephen Sondheim’s fairytale musical “Into the Woods.” The family-friendly show will run Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26 and Feb. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. with a matinee Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. at the Notre Dame School, 33 E. Micheltorena in downtown Santa… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Takes a Multimedia Look at MLK

Westmont will connect the past to the present with a free multimedia presentation about the civil rights movement Wednesday, Jan. 16, through Friday, Jan. 18, in Monroe Dining Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. “From Past to Present: A Civil Rights Walk Through in Honor of Martin Luther King… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore Multiracial Identity Issue

Multiracial people constitute the fastest-growing racial category in the United States. Paul Spickard, professor of history, Asian American studies, and religion at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will discuss “What Are You? Multiracial People Negotiating the Identity Issue” at a free lecture Friday, Jan. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in Kerrwood Hall’s Hieronymus Lounge. Refreshments… [Continue Reading]

Court Upholds County Approval of Master Plan

Superior Court Judge Thomas Anderle reaffirmed the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors’ 5-0 vote in February approving Westmont’s Master Plan. After a hearing this afternoon, the Santa Barbara County judge denied a petition by opponents who filed a law suit against the county and Westmont in March. “It’s extremely gratifying to see Judge Anderle… [Continue Reading]