Westmont Theatre Arts Announces the 2004-2005 Season

Building on its reputation for innovative and adventurous theater, Westmont has planned a 2004-05 season that features boldly conceived productions of classic and contemporary plays, dance and visual theater. Mitchell Thomas, Westmont’s new, full-time, tenure-track professor, opens the season with his production of Craig Lucas’s “Reckless” Oct. 28, playing weekends through Nov. 6 in Porter… [Continue Reading]

Stellar Artists Join the Theatre Arts Department

Actor and gifted teacher Mitchell Thomas joins the Westmont faculty as a full-time, tenure-track professor this fall. Also, the famed Russian visual theater ensemble, DO-Theatre, St. Petersburg, will be artists-in-residence in September. The hiring of Thomas represents an important moment of growth for the theatre arts department, Theatre Arts Chair John Blondell said. Thomas is… [Continue Reading]

Gaede Honored as Paul Harris Fellow

Santa Barbara Downtown Rotary Club has awarded Westmont President Stan D. Gaede with a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of Gaede’s  and the college’s contribution to international understanding and service. The honor was given to Gaede during a recent Rotary Club luncheon, at which he spoke. A $1,000 donation was made by the Santa Barbara… [Continue Reading]

Great Writers, Speakers Coming to Town

What do you get when Ray Bradbury, Neil Simon, Sue Grafton, Christopher Buckley, Gayle Lynds and 350 other writers converge for a week at Westmont? The Santa Barbara Writers Conference! “This year’s conference begins June 25 and runs through July 2, with outstanding speaker events every afternoon and evening that are open to the public…. [Continue Reading]

College Receives $2.5 Million Gift for Endowed Chair in Music, Worship

Westmont has received a $2.5 million gift from the Adams Family Foundation for the establishment of an endowed chair in music. The money will endow a new faculty position in the music department called the Adams Chair of Music and Worship. A portion of the gift — $500,000 – will endow a fund to enhance… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Graduate Awarded National Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has awarded Wesley Galliher, a chemistry major who graduated in early May from Westmont, a graduate fellowship for the 2004-05 academic year. Wesley will receive $5,000 to aid in his pursuit of a Ph.D. degree in bio-organic or medicinal chemistry. Only 60 students nationwide received the fellowship this… [Continue Reading]

Gallery Publication Wins Design Competition

Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery has taken first place in the 24th annual American Association of Museums (AAM) Publications Design Competition. “Every Picture Tells a Story,” designed by art instructor Scott Anderson, was selected as the winner of fund-raising and membership materials. “As you can imagine, I’m very proud of this accomplishment,” Anderson said. “Receiving national recognition… [Continue Reading]

A Historical Journey of American Ceramics

American Masters of Clay, an exploration of American ceramics, will be on exhibit May 13 through June 25 in Reynolds Gallery. An artists’ reception, open to the public, is 5-7 p.m. May 14 in the college Art Center, on the lower campus. The work of well-known ceramicists from throughout the United States will be on… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Chosen as One of the Best Places to Work

Westmont is a finalist in the “50 Best Christian Workplaces” survey, published this month by Christianity Today magazine. Conducted by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI), the survey polled more than 10,000 employees from 107 organizations in a variety of industries. “This survey gives us the unique chance to study the perceptions of our full-time… [Continue Reading]

Is There Other Life in The Universe

“Is There Other Life in the Universe?” a scientific overview of the prospects for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, is the next Westmont Downtown Conversation by physics Professor Warren Rogers, 5:30 p.m. May 13, at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The lecture is free and open to the public. Starting with the… [Continue Reading]