A Fresh Festival Of Performing Arts

Westmont’s annual Fringe Festival, a week-long gala of contemporary theater and dance, returns to campus Tuesday, April 15 through Saturday, April 19. Seventeen original productions by students and faculty fill four performance bills. The public is invited to nightly performances in and around Porter Theatre Tuesday through Friday at 7 and 9 p.m., and a… [Continue Reading]

Church History, Live Onstage At Westmont

Theater student Zak Landrum presents an interactive performance, “Redemption History III: Ecclesia,” for his senior production Sunday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Murchison Gym. With over a dozen student and faculty actors, the Westmont Gospel Choir, live orchestral music, and video projections, the play tells the story of the Christian church from Pentecost… [Continue Reading]

String Quartets Strike A New Chord

Three quartets of Westmont string students perform an Instrumental Chamber Concert Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in Deane Chapel on lower campus. The free concert features new and rarely heard gems alongside traditional repertoire pieces. The Manly Monday Quartet, so called because the all-male ensemble rehearses on Mondays, will premiere “A Quartet for Strings”… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Inaugurates Eighth President, Beebe Focuses On Global Education Imperative

Westmont inaugurates Gayle D. Beebe, its eighth president, Friday, April 11, with a day of events and lectures focusing on “The Global Imperative: Education and the Knowledge Society in the 21st Century.” With the exception of the afternoon panel discussions, all events are by invitation only and require a ticket. Click here to view the… [Continue Reading]

Exploring Ways To Improve Global Security

Susan Penksa

Susan Penksa, Westmont associate professor of political science, will draw on her extensive consulting work with the U.S., NATO, EU and the U.N. in a free lecture, “International (In)security: U.S. and EU Approaches to Fighting Terrorism and Crime,” Thursday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. Penksa will highlight… [Continue Reading]

Grad Contrasts Black, White Christianity

Westmont graduate Reggie Williams returns to campus to lecture about “Decolonizing the African-American Mind: The Liberative Role of Faith in Christ in African-American Culture,” Wednesday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Kerrwood Hall’s Hieronymus Lounge. There will be an informal dinner and discussion following the free lecture. The talk, sponsored by the Westmont Religious Studies… [Continue Reading]

“Check Us Out:” The Senior Art Show

Westmont’s graduating art majors exhibit their work in the Senior Art Show in Reynolds Gallery Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, May 3. An opening reception April 3, 4-6 p.m., is open to the public. Twenty five art majors, a Westmont record, will graduate in May. For the first time the exhibit will be juried by… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Five Missions In Mexico

Five missions in the majestic mountains of northern Querétaro will be the focus of a free lecture Tuesday, April 8, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Westmont’s Founders Dining Room. Visiting scholar Araceli Ardón will lecture on the magnificent churches in “The Missions of Father Serra in Querétaro, Mexico.” A reception will follow. Father Junípero Serra and… [Continue Reading]

Talk Offers Keys To Find ‘Joy At Work’

Dennis Bakke, best-selling author of “Joy at Work: A Revolutionary Approach To Fun on the Job,” speaks at the University Club Tuesday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. Bakke, a successful entrepreneur and former CEO, will lecture on “Thank God It’s Monday: Finding Joy at Work.” The event,… [Continue Reading]

Hair-Raising Documentary Theater

A “docu-comedy” about the stuff growing on our heads, “Cuts” is a new play premiering in Westmont’s Porter Theatre Wednesday and Friday, March 26 and 28, at 8 p.m. A senior project by Casey Caldwell, this play is free and open to the public. Based on interviews conducted by Caldwell and cast members Sarah Halford,… [Continue Reading]