Musicians Showcase Instrumental Virtuosity

Westmont musicians will showcase their skills at the spring concert for the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra at 8 p.m. April 29 in Deane Chapel on the lower campus. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. The Chamber Orchestra, an all-strings ensemble directed by Emily Sommermann, will present Brandenburg Concerto #3… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Spring Choral Concert Features Lundberg Arrangements

Westmont’s annual Spring Choral Concert featuring the College Choir, Chamber Singers and Vox Lumina Women’s Chorale will take place 8 p.m. April 22 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. at Micheltorena. A free-will donation will be requested. A highlight of the evening will be “And Can it Be, that I Should Gain?” a group… [Continue Reading]

Ensembles Jazz it up With Spring Concerts

The Westmont Jazz Ensembles, directed by adjunct music professor Ron McCarley, will perform 8 p.m. April 15 in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. Three combos and a big band will treat the audience to a variety of pieces ranging from jazz standards to original compositions. Students Elizabeth Woodruff, Mary Patterson and… [Continue Reading]

The Westmont Fringe Festival Takes Off

The Westmont theatre arts department presents unique performance art at the Fringe Festival 8 p.m. April 21 and 22 in Porter Theatre. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for children, students and seniors. The festival brings together senior students with theatre and dance faculty showcasing original theatre, dance, performance art and film. Fringe… [Continue Reading]

Graduating Art Students Exhibit Their Potential

Westmont’s senior art majors will present their final work as undergraduates in the annual Senior Art Show, April 14 through May 7. An opening reception will be held 4-6 p.m. April 14 in Reynolds Gallery on lower campus. Free and open to the public, the reception will feature a student awards presentation at 5 p.m…. [Continue Reading]

New Telescope Brings Better Clarity to Carroll Observatory

After more than 50 years, Westmont will retire its 16-inch Newtonian telescope from Carroll Observatory and install a 24-inch F/8 Cassegrain with Ritchey-Chrétien optics. The new instrument features more than twice the light-gathering power of the old one and nearly twice the resolving power. A $300,000 W. M. Keck Foundation grant for the telescope follows… [Continue Reading]

Reading Asian American Literature

Professor Dorothy Wang of Northwestern University will speak on Asian American poets at 3:30 pm on Monday, March 21, in Hieronymus Lounge, in Kerrwood Hall on the upper campus. The lecture, “Reading Asian American Literature,” is the first lecture this semester in the Erasmus Series. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will… [Continue Reading]

President's Breakfast Re-scheduled

Former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett will speak on “What’s Right and What’s Wrong with American Education” at Westmont’s first President’s Breakfast, 7 a.m. April 1 in the Grand Ballroom at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. The sold-out event, first scheduled for Feb. 11, was postponed due to complications that arose after Bennett’s knee replacement… [Continue Reading]

Ophelia You're Breaking our Heart

Westmont English Professor Paul Willis will speak on “Ophelia, You’re Breaking Our Heart: The American Appeal of Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroine” at 7 p.m. March 7 in Hieronymus Lounge, Westmont. The lecture is free and open to the public. Willis’ talk is the Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture for the spring semester. Westmont Professors… [Continue Reading]

Journeys of Choice Lecture Reflects Travel

The next Westmont Downtown Conversation, “Journeys of Choice—Pilgrims, Tourists and Mountaineers,” by Paul Willis and Lisa DeBoer begins at 5:30 p.m. March 10, at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The two Westmont humanities professors will lead a series of reflections on the meaning of travel through the lens of literature and art. The… [Continue Reading]