Blondell to Explore the Bard in America

John Blondell, Westmont professor of theater arts, will lecture about “Born in the USA: William Shakespeare and the American Theatrical Tradition” Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. at Hieronymus Lounge in Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Phi Kappa Phi Paul C. Wilt Faculty Lecture is free and open to the public. Blondell is founder and director… [Continue Reading]

Excavations Shed Light on Philistines

Lawrence Stager, Dorot professor of the archaeology of Israel at Harvard, will present a free lecture “The Mysterious Philistines: Excavations at Ashkelon Cast New Light on Their Origins, Language, Religion and Daily Life,” in a lecture co sponsored by Westmont and UC Santa Barbara Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in North Hall 1006 at… [Continue Reading]

Contemporary Odysseus is Anon(ymous)

The Westmont Theatre Department presents “Anon(ymous),” an adaptation of Homer’s “The Odyssey” by Naomi Iizuka, Feb. 22, 23 and 29 and March 1 at 8 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Admission is $15, $7 for students and seniors. The public is also invited to hear Iizuka talk about her work at a keynote address Thursday, Feb…. [Continue Reading]

Calculating to Succeed

HIGH SCHOOLERS COMPETE IN MATH CONTEST Westmont hosts its 21st annual mathematics contest for high schools students Saturday, Feb. 9. Participating this year will be Bishop Garcia Diego High School, Cabrillo High School in Lompoc, Cate School, Dos Pueblos High School, Santa Barbara Family Schools, Oaks Christian High School, San Marcos High School, Santa Barbara… [Continue Reading]

Professors Discuss Zakaria's Book'The Future of Freedom' at Westmont Downtown Lecture

Two Westmont professors will discuss Fareed Zakaria’s book, “The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad,” as part of Westmont Downtown: Conversations About Things that Matter. The event is free and open to the public, Thursday, Feb. 21, at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St., at 5:30 p.m. Charles Farhadian, associate professor… [Continue Reading]

Price's Artwork is Right

Nicholas Price, Westmont graduate and administrator to the college’s art department and Reynolds Gallery, will soon see his own art on display downtown. He garnered the 2007 Individual Artist Award for solar plate, monoprint, and monotype printmaking from the Santa Barbara Arts Fund for his colorful six-foot long prints. The juried award honors artists who… [Continue Reading]

More Than 600 Students Admitted Through Early Action

The Westmont Office of Admission announced that 620 first-year students were offered admission through early action to the class of 2012 .The early action application, with a deadline of Nov. 1, is a non-binding process that allows students to apply to other colleges and universities.“With all the confusing and restrictive application processes, this non-restrictive application… [Continue Reading]

"An English Evening" in Santa Barbara

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra presents An English Evening Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, and Sunday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at Anapamu and Garden Streets. These performances are made possible in part by the generous support of Prudential California Realty. The California… [Continue Reading]

College Gets Large Donation of Art Books

Dr. Earl Rosenthal, a professor emeritus of the history of art at the University of Chicago who died last year, donated more than 250 books to Westmont, some to be kept in the college’s rare book collection. Susan Savage, chair of Westmont’s art department, befriended Rosenthal during his retirement years in Santa Barbara. She says… [Continue Reading]

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]