Jazz Ensemble Concert

The Westmont jazz band, choir and three combos will perform the best of their work at the Jazz Ensemble Concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 21 in Deane Chapel. For the first time, professor Ron McCarley is playing lead alto in the 14-member band. This is also the first concert to include a jazz choir. The choir… [Continue Reading]

Library Exhibit Complements Gallery Book Illustrators Show

Voskuyl Library, in conjunction with Reynolds Gallery’s Christmas show, “Storytellers,” is exhibiting the work of Itoko Maeno and Bruce Hale, two Santa Barbara children’s book illustrators, through Jan. 17, 2004. Maeno, a native of Japan, earned her bachelor of arts degree in graphic design from Tama Art University in Tokyo. Now a resident of Santa… [Continue Reading]

Library Exhibit Complements Gallery Book Illustrators Show

Voskuyl Library, in conjunction with Reynolds Gallery’s Christmas show, “Storytellers,” is exhibiting the work of Itoko Maeno and Bruce Hale, two Santa Barbara children’s book illustrators, through Jan. 17, 2004. Maeno, a native of Japan, earned her bachelor of arts degree in graphic design from Tama Art University in Tokyo. Now a resident of Santa… [Continue Reading]

Dancers, Actors Combine for First Fall Concert

Westmont’s first fall dance concert featuring a unique blend of dancing and acting will be 8 p.m. Nov. 15 and 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Porter Theatre. Admission is $5 for students and seniors and $8 for general audience. The performance is centered on our relationship with water and will feature one complete… [Continue Reading]

Racial and Religious Identity in 19th Century Colonial India

The 19th-century battle of Abraham v. Abraham and the questions it poses about religious identity and racism will be presented by Assistant History Professor Chandra Mallampalli at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in Hieronymus Lounge. “Mallampalli’s talk, “Race, Religion and Law in British India: Abraham v. Abraham (1863),” is the Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi… [Continue Reading]

Three Longtime Faculty Receive Distinguished Professorships

R. Anthony Askew, Allan Nishimura and Robert Wennberg have received the college’s first distinguished professorship award, an honor that recognizes their exceptional commitment to their students and Christian liberal arts education. The award, which will be given every two years, includes an additional $2,000 annual stipend to be used for their work at the college… [Continue Reading]

A Conversation on Art: From the Renaissance to the 21st Century

Kurt Wenner, Italian muralist, frescoe painter and founder of Santa Barbara’s I Madonnari, will join Westmont Professor of Art Tony Askew in the first of a series of “Conversations About Things that Matter” hosted by Westmont Downtown at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the University Club at 1332 Santa Barbara St. Admission is free. Wenner… [Continue Reading]

Berkus Donates Sculpture to Westmont

Santa Barbara architect and art collector Barry Berkus has donated a sculpture by environmental artist Robert Lobe to Westmont. The piece, displayed on the lawn outside Reynolds Gallery, has been on loan to Westmont for a number of years. Berkus donated four other sculptures to the college last year that also had been on loan… [Continue Reading]

'Drawn to the Light' Poetic Reflections on Rembrandt's Great Works

“Drawn to the Light: Poems on Rembrandt’s Religious Paintings,” English Professor Marilyn Chandler McEntyre’s second volume of poetry on the works of the great masters, was published this week by Eerdmans. The event, featuring poets from around the West, will also include readings from Westmont, UCSB and Santa Barbara City College students. Among the poets… [Continue Reading]

Chicano/Chicana Poetry Reading at Westmont

A special evening of readings by Chicano and Chicana poets, “El Espíritu de la Raza/The Spirit of the People: Chicano/a Poetry,” will be 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in Hieronymus Lounge. The event, featuring poets from around the West, will also include readings from Westmont, UCSB and Santa Barbara City College students. Among the poets expected… [Continue Reading]