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]

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]