Music Faculty to Give Solo Voice Recital

Westmont music instructors William Nield Christensen and Celeste Tavera will perform a faculty recital 1:30 p.m. April 21 in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Christensen is finishing his doctorate in music at UCSB and has been a regular at music performances around Santa Barbara. He has… [Continue Reading]

Ridley-Trees to Receive Westmont Medal

Lord Paul and Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree will receive the Westmont Medal during graduation ceremonies 10 a.m. May 3 on Russell Carr Field. The Westmont Medal is given each year to recognize those in our community whose lives embody the very principles associated with the Christian character of the college: integrity, service, compassion, responsibility, faithfulness, discipline… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Choirs Sing in the Spring

Westmont’s choral groups unite for their annual spring concert 8 p.m. April 19 at Trinity Episcopal Church. Admission is free, but a free-will donation will be requested. The concert will open with an African processional, featuring all Westmont choristers. The Westmont College Choir, directed by Steven R. Hodson, will feature Full Fathom Five by Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Alumnus, Filmmaker Ron Shelton

Ron Shelton, director of the 1988 Oscar-nominated film “Bull Durham” and a 1967 alumnus of Westmont, will speak on “Ideas of Redemption in Popular Culture” 3:30 p.m. April 18 in Porter Theatre. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Shelton’s other films include “Tin Cup” (1996), “White Men Can’t Jump” (1992),… [Continue Reading]

Wind and String Ensembles to Perform

The annual spring Wind and String Ensemble Concert will feature the wind and string ensembles in a joint concert 8 p.m. April 15 in Porter Theatre. Admission is free. The wind ensemble is made up of 20 students and will perform pieces by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Persichetti. They will also perform Gershwin’s eclectic “An American… [Continue Reading]

Hebrew Bible Lecture Series Begins

Professor James Barr will present “The Depictions of the Hebrew Prophets: Regularity and Surprise” 4:30 p.m. April 9 in Page Hall Multipurpose Room on Westmont’s upper campus. This is the first in a UCSB-Westmont series of lectures on the Hebrew Bible. The lecture is free and open to the public. Barr is emeritus regius professor… [Continue Reading]

Filmmaker to Discuss Algerian Novelist

Award-winning filmmaker and professor Elizabeth Morgan will present “Veiled Truth: Reading Assia Djebar from the Outside” 3:30 p.m. April 7 in Hieronymus Lounge in Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. Morgan is professor of literature and women in development at Eastern University. She is also a founding member of… [Continue Reading]

Bob Bryant Honored for Foundation Service

Robert S. Bryant, owner of Bryant and Sons Ltd. Jewelers and a longtime supporter of Westmont and many other non-profit causes in Santa Barbara, was granted emeritus status when he recently completed three years of service with the Westmont Foundation board. Stewart Abercrombie is the only other foundation board member who has been granted this… [Continue Reading]

Symposium Highlights Student Science Research

Westmont’s annual Student Research Symposium celebrates the accomplishments of student researchers from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 16 upstairs in Kerr Student Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. “This is a great forum for the students to show off all of their hard work,” symposium director and… [Continue Reading]

Spring Choral Concert Features North American Works

“A Celebration of North American Choral Music” will be presented by the Westmont College Choir, Chamber Singers and Vox Lumina Women’s Chorale 8 p.m. April 11 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. in Santa Barbara. Admission is free; however a donation for the music program will be requested. The annual event will feature the… [Continue Reading]