Talk Bites into Eating Habits of the Sexes

An assistant professor of philosophy from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., will come to Westmont to talk about how cultural myths of female and male eating relate in important ways to how men and women generally react to desire. Christina Van Dyke’s lecture “‘I’ll Have a Salad and Diet Coke’: Eating as a Gendered… [Continue Reading]

Trustees Elect New Chair, Vice Chair

The Westmont Board of Trustees has elected Steve Stong as its new chair, replacing David Eaton who has completed his six-year term. Denise Adams has been elected vice chair, filling the vacancy left by Stong. The board of trustees oversees the operation of the college. Stong is president and CEO of Steven Label, which he… [Continue Reading]

SF Urban Students are Cooking Now

Students attending Westmont’s San Francisco Urban Program will now enjoy a new kitchen facility. The Clunie House, Westmont’s historic Victorian campus at the corner of Lyon and Fell streets, has completed a major culinary renovation. More than two dozen students each semester live at the house while working at internships and studying in the heart… [Continue Reading]

Local Poetry Event Features VanderMey

Randall VanderMey, Westmont professor of English, will read from his latest book, “Charm School: Five Women of the Odyssey,” at a poetry reading Sunday, Dec. 17, at Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 West Anapamu St., at 2:30 p.m. Two other local poets will participate in the event, Perie Longo, reading from her newest book, “With Nothing… [Continue Reading]

College Entrepreneurs Unveil Plans

More than two dozen entrepreneurial students have put their innovative business ideas to the test in hopes of competing in the 17th annual Westmont Collegiate Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition, Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4:45 p.m. in Kerrwood Hall’s Hieronymus Lounge. The competition is free and open to the public. Seven student venture teams submitted business… [Continue Reading]

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]