Philosophy Professor Joins National Committee

Philosophy Professor Jim Taylor was recently elected to the executive committee of the Society of Christian Philosophers. The committee of four people represents the entire society and reports to the society’s president, Robert Audi of the University of Nebraska. Annual meetings of the committee take place at the Central Division meeting of the American Philosophical… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Chemistry Professor Receives National Research Award

Chemistry Professor Stanley Edward Anderson has been selected for a National Research Council Senior Research Associateship award, which has allowed him to conduct studies at the University of California Santa Barbara during a sabbatical. Working with UCSB Chemistry Professor Michael T. Bowers, Anderson is analyzing molecular structures using ion chromatography/mass spectrometry techniques perfected by the… [Continue Reading]

“Of Sky and Land” Comes to Reynolds

“Of Sky and Land,” paintings of the New England landscape by Denise Adams, will be on exhibit Oct. 23 through Nov. 2 in Reynolds Gallery. The opening reception will be 4-6 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Westmont Art Center and is free and open to the public. “The paintings of Denise Adams express a freshness… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Professor Examines Existence Through Time

Assistant Professor of Philosophy David Vander Laan will speak on “Divine Conservation and Persistence through Time” 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall. Physics Professor Michael Sommerman and Philosophy Professor Jim Taylor will respond. Vander Laan will explore various views about how God sustains the existence of human persons through time. The… [Continue Reading]

Pomposity, Hilarity Meet in 'The Bourgeois Gentleman'

“The Bourgeois Gentleman,” Moliere’s hilarious comedy that paints a portrait of Monsieur Jourdain, whose obsessive desire to associate with the gentry takes over all reason and moderation, comes to Porter Theatre in November. In the play, Monsieur Jourdain spends an outrageous amount of money on fashionable clothes, lessons in dance, fencing, music, language and philosophy,… [Continue Reading]

Fall Choral Fest Features Unusual Poem

“A Fall Festival of Choral Music” will be presented by the Westmont choirs 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at San Roque Catholic Church in Santa Barbara. The festival will feature the Westmont College Choir, directed by Steven R. Hodson, and Vox Lumina Women’s Chorale, directed by Laura Brinton, singing Benjamin Britten’s cantata for choir and soloists:… [Continue Reading]

"Antigone" Takes the Stage at Porter

Sophocles’ “Antigone,” the classic dramatic text of a young woman struggling against the law, will be told through music and dance in the Westmont Theatre department’s presentation 8 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and 31 and Nov. and 2 in Porter Theatre. There also will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov…. [Continue Reading]

Chemistry Professor Pens Textbook

Chemistry professor Nivaldo Tro is the author of a new textbook, “Introductory Chemistry,” published by the nation’s top chemistry textbook publisher, Prentice Hall. Tro has worked with Prentice Hall for the last two and a half years on the project, which also has a Web site for students and teachers to use along with the… [Continue Reading]

Holiday Show Features Book Illustrators

Reynolds Gallery’s Christmas 2003 exhibit, “Storytellers: Children’s Book Illustrators,” featuring the work of three of the nation’s premier children’s book illustrators, opens Nov. 3 and runs through Jan. 17, 2004. The show, sure to engage and enchant viewers of all ages, will include original paintings and drawings from a broad range of the books by… [Continue Reading]

'The Importance of Being (Fairly) Earnest'

Admission is free; no reservations are required. Duncan, a leading environmental activist who lives in Montana, is widely recognized for his humorous and beautifully crafted essays and novels. He is a passionate voice for wilderness and wildlife, particularly salmon. His collection of essays, “River Teeth,” inspired an upcoming Oregon film festival and the award-winning literary… [Continue Reading]