Nine High Schools to Compete at Westmont Mathematics Contest

Representing the best mathematical minds of their schools, approximately 100 students will compete at Westmont’s 19th annual High School Mathematics Contest 1 – 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12. In the math community the contest is known as challenging, lively and fun. Competing teams represent public and private schools from Lompoc to Los Angeles, including Cabrillo, Cate,… [Continue Reading]

William Bennett to Speak at First President's Breakfast

Former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett will speak on “What’s Right and What’s Wrong with American Education” at Westmont’s first President’s Breakfast, 7 a.m. Feb. 11 in the Grand Ballroom at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. Tickets, which are $50, can be purchased by calling (805) 565-6895. “Bennett, who served as secretary of education in… [Continue Reading]

Jazz as Worship at Westmont

As part of Westmont’s Conference on Christianity and Literature, Reverend Norm Freeman will marry music and ministry in a Jazz Vespers service 4:15 p.m. Jan. 22 in Hieronymus Lounge on the upper campus. The event is free and open to the public. The Jazz Vespers service synthesizes several traditions, each finding a unifying voice the… [Continue Reading]

Poet Paul Willis to Read from Recent Work

Westmont English Professor Paul Willis will read from his new book of poems, “How To Get There,” 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Contemporary Arts Forum upstairs in Paseo Nuevo, downtown Santa Barbara. The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $3 Willis has taught English at Westmont for 16 years… [Continue Reading]

Pandita Ramabai and World Christianity

Professor Robert Eric Frykenberg, professor emeritus of history and South Asian studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak on “Pandita Ramabai and World Christianity” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in Kerrwood Hall on the upper Westmont campus. The lecture, part of the series on World Christianity is free and open to the public. This series seeks… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Faculty Exhibit Recent Work

The “Faculty Show,” featuring recent work by the Westmont College art faculty, will appear Jan. 18 through March 12 in Reynolds Gallery. The college will host a reception for the artists, which is open to the public, 4-6 p.m. Jan. 20 in Reynolds Gallery on the lower campus. “This is our centerpiece show for the… [Continue Reading]

Tuskegee Airmen Visit Westmont

Five members of the Los Angeles chapter of the famous Tuskegee Airmen will visit Westmont for a colloquium and reception with students 3:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in Page Multipurpose Room on the upper campus. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American fighter pilot squadron of the U.S. Armed Forces. Instituted in 1939 in Tuskegee, Ala.,… [Continue Reading]

Wandering Poet to Give Evening Reading

Palestinian-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye will read from various collections of her poems 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at Victoria Hall, downtown Santa Barbara. After the reading, Nye will hold a book signing (books may be purchased at the event). Nye also will speak in Westmont’s chapel 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21 on “The Light that Shines… [Continue Reading]

Conversation on Science and Religion asks the Right Questions

The next Westmont Downtown Conversation, “Science and Religion: Time for Divorce or Renewal of Vows?” will explore some historical clashes between science and religion. Chemistry Professor Niva Tro will speak 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18, at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The lecture is free and open to the public. “In the popular arena,… [Continue Reading]

Christmas in Song

Hear and sing traditional music of the season when Westmont’s choral groups and instrumental ensembles present their holiday concert “Christ, the Prince of Peace,” 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Santa Barbara. Admission is free, although a donation will be requested. Performing will be the Westmont College Choir and… [Continue Reading]