"The World is Flat” Author to Speak at Westmont’s 2nd Annual President’s Breakfast

Thomas L. Friedman, one of the world’s most highly respected commentators on international affairs, will speak at Westmont’s second annual President’s Breakfast, Wednesday, Feb. 28. He will discuss “The World is Flat: Speaking on the Next Phase of Globalization,” at 7 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. Tickets went on sale… [Continue Reading]

Reading in Los Padres to Remember Poet

William Stafford

A public poetry reading in the Los Padres National Forest will honor the life and work of William Stafford, former U.S. poet laureate. The gathering will be Saturday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. in the First Crossing Day Use Area on Paradise Road off of Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County. The reading will feature… [Continue Reading]

New Exhibit Puts Human Form on Display

Harry Carmean Art

One of California’s premier figurative realist painters and draftsman will exhibit his work at Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery this spring. Harry Carmean will show his figurative drawings, Thursday, Jan. 18, through March 9. An opening reception with Carmean will be held Thursday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. at the gallery. Carmean is a master draftsman and… [Continue Reading]

Talk Bites into Eating Habits of the Sexes

An assistant professor of philosophy from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., will come to Westmont to talk about how cultural myths of female and male eating relate in important ways to how men and women generally react to desire. Christina Van Dyke’s lecture “‘I’ll Have a Salad and Diet Coke’: Eating as a Gendered… [Continue Reading]

Trustees Elect New Chair, Vice Chair

Denise Adams

The Westmont Board of Trustees has elected Steve Stong as its new chair, replacing David Eaton who has completed his six-year term. Denise Adams has been elected vice chair, filling the vacancy left by Stong. The board of trustees oversees the operation of the college. Stong is president and CEO of Steven Label, which he… [Continue Reading]

SF Urban Students are Cooking Now

Students attending Westmont’s San Francisco Urban Program will now enjoy a new kitchen facility. The Clunie House, Westmont’s historic Victorian campus at the corner of Lyon and Fell streets, has completed a major culinary renovation. More than two dozen students each semester live at the house while working at internships and studying in the heart… [Continue Reading]

Local Poetry Event Features VanderMey

Randall VanderMey, Westmont professor of English, will read from his latest book, “Charm School: Five Women of the Odyssey,” at a poetry reading Sunday, Dec. 17, at Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 West Anapamu St., at 2:30 p.m. Two other local poets will participate in the event, Perie Longo, reading from her newest book, “With Nothing… [Continue Reading]

College Entrepreneurs Unveil Plans


More than two dozen entrepreneurial students have put their innovative business ideas to the test in hopes of competing in the 17th annual Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition, Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4:45 p.m. in Kerrwood Hall’s Hieronymus Lounge. The competition is free and open to the public. Seven student venture teams submitted business… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival 'Magnified the Lord'

The hugely popular Westmont Christmas Festival returned for a second year, Friday, Dec. 8, at Murchison Gym and Saturday, Dec. 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 21 East Constance Ave. Both performances, which combine music, visual arts, theater and dance, began at 8 p.m. This year’s festival, “My Soul Magnifies the Lord,” was free and open… [Continue Reading]

'Car Plays' Brake Rules of Theatrical Space

The Car Play Project

Westmont’s theatre arts department continues to push the boundaries of theatrical space with “The Car Play Project,” Thursday, Nov. 30, through Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at Hubbard Hall parking lot. About 40 students will perform 16 original plays simultaneously inside 16 parked vehicles. Each play is less than 12 minutes and the entire… [Continue Reading]