Westmont Hits the Road Singing

Orchestra and Choirs Directed by Dr. Michael Shasberger

The Westmont College Choir, Chamber Singers, and New Sounds will join voices with the Chamber Orchestra on their annual musical tour, this year through the Southwest. The group of more than 75 students will travel though Southern California, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona from Sunday, May 6, through May16. Westmont ensembles will perform evening… [Continue Reading]

New Exhibit to Display a Moving Still Life

Traditional and contemporary art work will be on display at Reynolds Gallery’s final exhibition of the season, “Views and Visions: The Still Life.” The exhibit, which features paintings and photographs, will be held from Thursday, May 10, through June 22. There will be an opening reception Thursday, May 10, at 4 p.m. For the second… [Continue Reading]

An Astronomical Arrival at Westmont

New Telescope Hoisted for Construction

A huge crane lowered a 24-inch reflector telescope into Westmont’s Carroll Observatory Tuesday, April 24. The new high-tech telescope will be the most powerful on California’s Central Coast. Physics Professors Ken Kihlstrom, Warren Rogers and Michael Sommermann have been anxiously waiting for the telescope while DFM Engineering in Colorado spent a year fine tuning the… [Continue Reading]

Winter Introduces Beebe at Commencement

Chancellor and Interim President David K. Winter will welcome President Designate Gayle Beebe during graduation ceremonies, Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m. on the Russell Carr Athletic Field. It will be Beebe’s first public introduction at Westmont since he was named president Feb. 14. Beebe will take over the presidency July 1. Robert S. Bryant,… [Continue Reading]

Students to Fund School for AIDS Orphans

Carter Crockett

Thirty students in a marketing class are hoping to use what they’ve learned this semester to raise money to fund a school for AIDS orphans in South Africa. The second annual charity auction will benefit Bridges of Hope International and will be held Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum…. [Continue Reading]

Chemist Sits as First Endowed Science Chair

Kathleen Purvis-Roberts, Ken Martin, Allan Nishimura, David Winter, and Niva Tro

Allan Nishimura, professor of chemistry, will be installed in the Kathleen Smith chair of natural and behavioral sciences, the first endowed faculty chair in the sciences. There will be a reception Wednesday, April 11, at the President’s Patio outside Kerrwood at 4 p.m., and a ceremony in Hieronymus Lounge will follow at 4:30 p.m. In… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Polo Takes Second at Nationals

The Westmont Men’s Club Polo Team came up just short in its unexpected quest for a national championship Saturday night. Westmont lost 12-8 to Texas A&M in the finals in the U.S. Polo Association National Intercollegiate Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Team members are Ryan Cronin-Prather, a senior from Modesto, Collin… [Continue Reading]

Yearbook Wins Coveted Gold Crown Award


The Citadel, Westmont’s yearbook, won a prestigious Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown Award at the 29th annual College Media Convention in March for its 2005-2006 volume. Of the 1,860 CSPA members eligible to enter the Crown Awards, just five earned a Gold Crown in the collegiate yearbook category. In October, the 2005-2006 volume won… [Continue Reading]

Festival Daringly Dances on the Fringe

A unique performance combining theater, dance and music will push the boundaries of traditional theatrical space. The Fringe Festival will feature 18 different pieces, performed in and around Westmont’s Porter Theatre, Tuesday, April 17 through Sunday, April 22. Shows will begin at 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s performances will… [Continue Reading]

Senior Art Majors to Unveil Works

The Reynolds Gallery showcases the independent projects of 16 talented Westmont seniors at an art exhibit Thursday, April 12, through Saturday, May 5. There will be an opening reception and awards presentation for the Senior Art Major Show Thursday, April 12, from 4-6 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public…. [Continue Reading]