Four Win Intercultural Leadership Award

Four Westmont students have been chosen as Intercultural Leadership awardees for the 2004-05 academic year. Sarah Akinwale, Stephanie Crockett, Laurraine Gereige and Daniel Galicia will each receive a $3,700 award funded by a grant from the Irvine Foundation. Westmont established the Intercultural Leadership Award to develop and encourage student leaders who are committed to promoting… [Continue Reading]

David Spainhour to Receive Westmont Medal

David Spainhour, who retires this month as chairman of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, will receive the Westmont Medal during graduation ceremonies 10 a.m. May 8 on Russell Carr Field. The Westmont Medal is given each year to recognize those in our community whose lives embody the very principles associated with the Christian character of… [Continue Reading]

Yale Philosopher to Speak at Commencement

Christian philosopher and Yale Professor Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff will speak at Westmont’s 2004 commencement 10 a.m. May 8 at Russell Carr Athletic Field on campus. Wolterstorff’s speech, entitled “Called or Occupied?” will explore choosing between looking for an occupation and looking for what you are called to do. “When students leave college and look for… [Continue Reading]

Theatre and Dance Offers New Works Festival

The Westmont Theatre and Dance Department presents a New Works Festival, with performances of works by professors and students, 8 p.m. April 30 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 1 in Porter Theatre. Admission is $5. The festival will feature the Westmont Theatre Arts Repertory Co. and Westmont Windancers. “Original works are the emphasis,… [Continue Reading]

College Receives $3 Million Bequest

Westmont has received a $3 million gift from the estate of a former professor and his wife. Dr. Kenneth Monroe, who died in 1987, and his wife, Peggy, who died in February of this year, left assets of more than $3 million to the college. The money will fund scholarships for Monroe Scholars, up to… [Continue Reading]

Ensembles Jazz It Up With Concerts

The Jazz Ensembles, directed by adjunct music professor Ron McCarley, will perform 8 p.m. April 24 in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. The ensembles with perform “Move” from “Birth of the Cool” by Miles Davis; “Whisper Not”; “Yardbird Suite”; “Anthropology”; “Here’s that Rainy Day,” sung by Alicia Burns; “Moonlight Serenade,” sung… [Continue Reading]

Biblical Interpretation in a Postmodern Age

Rev. Dr. Craig Bartholomew of Redeemer University College in Toronto will speak on “Athens and Jerusalem: Ingredients in Theological Interpretation” 4 p.m. April 16 in Hieronymus Lounge, in Kerrwood Hall on the upper campus. The lecture, sponsored by the Erasmus Society, is free and open to the public. Bartholomew will discuss how the postmodern era… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Choirs Sing Bach to Folk

The annual Spring Choral Concert featuring the Choir, Chamber Singers and Vox Lumina Women’s Chorale will be 8 p.m. April 30 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. (at Micheltorena). A free-will donation will be requested. The Westmont College Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Associate Professor Grey Brothers, will perform selections from… [Continue Reading]

Musician 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 23 in Deane Chapel on the lower campus. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. The Chamber Orchestra, directed by Emily Sommermann, has 12 student members. The program includes the… [Continue Reading]

Senior Art Show Majors Show Their Stuff

Westmont’s graduating art majors’ best work will be displayed during Reynolds Gallery’s annual Senior Art Show, April 13 through May 1. An artists’ reception, which is open to the public, will be 5-7 p.m. April 16 in the Art Center. The work on exhibit is art that has been created during a seminar class in… [Continue Reading]