Welsh Professor to Spread Love at Lecture

David Cockburn, professor of philosophy at University of Wales, Lampeter, will be giving a free lecture next week at Westmont. The colloquium, “Love, Particularity, and the Body,” will be Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge. He has written several book including, “Human Beings: The Proceedings of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference,”… [Continue Reading]

Free Lecture to Explore 'God and Darwin'

A professor from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., will discuss whether animal pain makes for a compelling argument against God’s existence at a free lecture, Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge. Michael J. Murray, Arthur and Katherine Shadek professor in the humanities, will give the lecture, “God and Darwin’s… [Continue Reading]

Celtic Concert and Coffee Combine at KSC

A young Bay Area Celtic band will be playing at Westmont, Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in Kerr Student Center (KSC). The Celtic Coffeehouse will feature Célé Dé, an eclectic quintet of Christian high school and college students. Their music has been described as blend of pop, soft rock, jazz and a touch of… [Continue Reading]

Nobel Peace Laureate to Speak on Spirituality and Social Justice

The co-founder of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement and winner of the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, will be speaking at Westmont next week. The free lecture, “Spirituality and Social Justice,” will be Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge. Maguire is one of several speakers who will come to Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Choral Masterworks Concert Features Music Spanning 250 Years

More than a hundred singers will be featured in Westmont’s free Masterworks Choral Concert, Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State Street. The concert will feature the Westmont College Choir and Chamber Orchestra performing Handel’s Coronation Anthem, “Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened.” Also, the combined choirs of Westmont, Trinity Episcopal… [Continue Reading]

"Saint Plays" March into Redone Theatre

Students will perform a world premiere play by an internationally acclaimed playwright later this month in Westmont’s newly remodeled Porter Theatre. “The Saint Plays” consist of four Erik Ehn plays, including his latest, “Rogue.” Performances will be February 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., March 2 and March 3 at 8 p.m., and March 4… [Continue Reading]

Downtown Talk Focuses on Patriotism

A local panel of historians will discuss “Patriotism in America and the Importance of Compromise” at an upcoming Westmont Downtown Conversation. The free lecture, Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m., will be held at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The conversation follows the Feb. 10, sold-out President’s Breakfast with Pulitzer Prize winning author… [Continue Reading]

High Schoolers to Flex Their Minds in 20th Annual Mathematics Contest

There will be no calculators, but numbers will be flying as nearly 100 students from 10 public and private high schools in Southern California converge at Westmont for a battle of mathematical brains. The 20th annual High School Mathematics Contest, Saturday, Feb. 11, will feature several different events, including the quiz-show-style-competition, College Bowl. The contest… [Continue Reading]

Native American Minister Visits Westmont

A renowned Native American ministry leader, Richard Twiss, will speak at two free public events at Westmont, Wednesday, Jan. 25. He will lecture on “Christianity, Native American Culture and Worldview” in Kerr Student Center (KSC) at 3:15 p.m. He will then speak about Native American forms of music and dance for Christian worship at 4… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Offers Free Recital by Tenor

The founder of the African American Art Song Alliance, Darryl Taylor, will perform at a free recital Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. Taylor is a talented tenor from Detroit whose international career includes performances of art song, opera and oratorio. He has sung in some of the best concert halls… [Continue Reading]