New Music Professor to Conduct Spring Choral Concert

Westmont’s annual Spring Choral Concert will feature the Men and Women’s Chorale, Chamber Singers and the 44-member Westmont College Choir, Friday, April 21, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St., at 8 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. Michael Shasberger, Westmont’s new Adams professor of music and worship, will conduct the college choir and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont, Lit Moon to Perform Hamlet

The Lit Moon Theatre Company will celebrate the birthday of famed poet William Shakespeare by performing the Bard’s most popular play, “Hamlet,” at Westmont College’s Porter Theatre, Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m. Admission on Friday is free for Westmont students, faculty and staff and $10 for general… [Continue Reading]

Students Create a Marketplace for Granting a Wish

Smelley Family

More than 30 Westmont students are hoping their latest marketing strategy will raise enough capital to make at least one dream come true. Assistant Professor Carter Crockett’s marketing class is organizing a silent auction in hopes of sending a 14year-old Santa Barbara cancer patient to Disneyland. The auction will be held Thursday, April 27, at… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Feature Top Local Bankers

Three prominent, local bankers will discuss the opportunities and challenges of banking in the current business climate during a panel discussion, Wednesday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge. “Banking: Over-Regulated or Under-Entrepreneurial” is part of Westmont’s on-going Economic and Business Speaker Series which is free and open to the public. The panel and… [Continue Reading]

Fringe Festival Will Push the Boundaries

There will be nothing conventional about Westmont’s upcoming theater event. In fact, much of the Westmont Fringe Festival will take place outdoors and in areas surrounding Porter Theatre. About 60 performers will take part in 12 different pieces Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22. Performances will be at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. with… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit to Feature Works from 18 Senior Art Majors

Student Exhibit

A record number of student artists will present their works at the annual “Senior Art Majors Show,” Thursday, April 6 through May 6 at Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery. An opening reception with the 18 senior artists will be held at the gallery, April 6, from 4-6 p.m. There will also be an awards presentation for the… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra, Wind Ensemble Perform Spring Concerts

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra will perform its spring concert, Sunday, April 9, at 7 p.m in the sanctuary at El Montecito Presbyterian Church, 1455 East Valley Road. Under the direction of Emily Sommermann, faculty and students will be presenting works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Volkmann and Benjamin Britten. String faculty members Deborah MacCullum and… [Continue Reading]

Seniors to Learn the ABCs of Health

A group of residents from Santa Barbara’s Vista Del Monte retirement center will be coming to Westmont in hopes of picking up some health tips. “Max Out on Life: A Wellness Lifestyle Approach” is a month-long, student-led presentation series that begins Tuesday, April 4, at 1:45 p.m. in Murchison Classroom 3. Tuesday’s presentation will be… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores the Human Mind, Brain, Soul


A professor of psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary will speak about what it means to be a human person, Friday, April 7, at 3:30 in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge. Warren Brown’s lecture, “A Thinking Reed: Emergence of Mind and Soul From Human Bodies,” will discuss how it might be that mind, soul and agency can emerge… [Continue Reading]

Hopes are Astronomical for New Telescope


Workers are wrapping up their work on renovations to Westmont’s Carroll Observatory in anticipation of the arrival of a new high-tech telescope. The 24-inch reflector telescope is expected to arrive on campus this summer and will be the most powerful one between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Physics Professors Ken Kihlstrom, Warren Rogers and Michael… [Continue Reading]