Christmas Festival 'Magnified the Lord'

The hugely popular Westmont Christmas Festival returned for a second year, Friday, Dec. 8, at Murchison Gym and Saturday, Dec. 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 21 East Constance Ave. Both performances, which combine music, visual arts, theater and dance, began at 8 p.m. This year’s festival, “My Soul Magnifies the Lord,” was free and open… [Continue Reading]

'Car Plays' Brake Rules of Theatrical Space

Westmont’s theatre arts department continues to push the boundaries of theatrical space with “The Car Play Project,” Thursday, Nov. 30, through Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at Hubbard Hall parking lot. About 40 students will perform 16 original plays simultaneously inside 16 parked vehicles. Each play is less than 12 minutes and the entire… [Continue Reading]

College to Light 150-Foot Christmas Tree

Hundreds of students, alumni, and neighbors will don mittens and scarves to celebrate Christmas season at the fifth annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Westmont’s Kerrwood Lawn, Wednesday, Dec. 6. The lights on the 150-foot redwood tree will aglow at 5 p.m. Santa Claus will be inside Kerrwood Hall to pose for free pictures with children…. [Continue Reading]

College Names Interim Academic Dean

Warren Rogers, professor of physics, will serve as Westmont’s interim academic dean, filling a vacancy left by outgoing Provost Shirley Mullen. Rogers has agreed to serve while the college continues its search for a president, who will launch a national search for a new academic dean or provost soon after arriving on campus. Rogers will… [Continue Reading]

Dancers Offer Recital Arranged in Reverse

Don’t plan on sitting down and watching an ordinary recital for Westmont’s next dance performance. In fact, most people at “Danceworks” won’t be sitting at all. The Westmont Windancers will perform “Danceworks” Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, in Porter Theatre at 8 p.m. The dozen dancers, separated into two groups, will perform in… [Continue Reading]

World Christianity Expert to Speak

One of the leading experts in the fields of mission history, the history of world Christianity and mission theology will speak at Westmont. Dana Robert, co-director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission at Boston University, will present “Global Christianity: Issues for North Americans in the 21st Century” at a free public lecture, Thursday,… [Continue Reading]

November Line-up of Musical Talent

Three separate concerts in November will showcase the talents of Westmont student vocalists, instrumentalists and composers. The concerts are free and open to the public. The Vocal Chamber Concert, Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Westmont’s Deane Chapel, at 8 p.m., will feature six chamber singers, New Sounds, a four person ensemble and the men’s choral. The… [Continue Reading]

Talk Presents a Human Side to Immigration

A Westmont-sponsored lecture will explore the complex issue of immigration in the United States, Thursday, Nov. 9, at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, at 5:30 p.m. The Westmont Downtown lecture, “Immigration and the American Experience,” will feature Dave Lawrence, professor of political science, Rick Pointer, professor of history, and Diana Villanueva-Hoeckley, a Westmont student… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Receives $75 Million Gift

An anonymous donor has given $75 million to Westmont, the second largest gift ever for a national liberal arts college. Westmont Chancellor David K. Winter announced the gift on Friday, Oct. 27. “This is momentous news,” Winter said. “It will enable us to move to an entirely new level of effectiveness in accomplishing our mission… [Continue Reading]

Fair Explores Grad School Options

There will be representatives from at least three dozen graduate programs taking part in this year’s Westmont Graduate School Fair. The fair will be held Friday, Nov. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Magnolia Lawn. It is free and open to the public. Representatives from around the country will speak to students… [Continue Reading]