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]

Westmont Professor Brings Jesus' Miracles to Life

Westmont Philosophy Professor Jim Taylor will speak on “Jesus’ Miracles and Christian Belief” at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in Hieronymus Lounge, Westmont. Taylor’s talk is the Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture for fall semester. Religious studies Professor Bruce Fisk and philosophy Professor Bob Wennberg will respond. Taylor will discuss why Christians believe that… [Continue Reading]

What is Money Without Worth

Parents and grandparents can discover how to instill family values that have a positive influence on finances during a seminar at Westmont, “The Importance of Worth to Wealth and the Fit Family,” 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in Porter Theatre on the Westmont campus. The event is open to the public and admission… [Continue Reading]

Ninth Annual National Christian Fair Comes to Santa Barbara

College-bound students in the tri-counties will have an opportunity to meet with professionals from more than 30 leading Christian colleges nationwide at the Ninth Annual West Coast Christian College Fair on 6-8:30 p.m., Sept. 27, at Westmont College (955 La Paz Road). The fair has been a great success in recent years. Admissions professionals will… [Continue Reading]

Sacrifice Opens at Reynolds Gallery

“The Florence Portfolio: Sacrifice,” a new exhibit featuring a series of intaglio prints done by American artists working in Florence, Italy, runs through Oct. 23 in Reynolds Gallery. An opening reception will be 4-6 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Art Center, on Westmont’s lower campus. The 20 etchings that make up the Florence Portfolio were… [Continue Reading]

Print Fair to Benefit Art Center

Westmont’s Print Sale and Fair, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Aug. 21, will feature more than 25 artists who will donate 30 percent of all sales to the Westmont printmaking program. The fair will be held on the lawn in front of Reynolds Gallery on the lower campus. The event is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Theatre Arts Announces the 2004-2005 Season

Building on its reputation for innovative and adventurous theater, Westmont has planned a 2004-05 season that features boldly conceived productions of classic and contemporary plays, dance and visual theater. Mitchell Thomas, Westmont’s new, full-time, tenure-track professor, opens the season with his production of Craig Lucas’s “Reckless” Oct. 28, playing weekends through Nov. 6 in Porter… [Continue Reading]

Stellar Artists Join the Theatre Arts Department

Actor and gifted teacher Mitchell Thomas joins the Westmont faculty as a full-time, tenure-track professor this fall. Also, the famed Russian visual theater ensemble, DO-Theatre, St. Petersburg, will be artists-in-residence in September. The hiring of Thomas represents an important moment of growth for the theatre arts department, Theatre Arts Chair John Blondell said. Thomas is… [Continue Reading]