The Fletcher Jones Foundation has given $500,000 to endow the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont, the lead grant toward a $2 million goal.
Westmont will host the American Indian Graduate Center’s (AIGC) “College Horizons,” a five-day crash course in preparing for college, June 11-15. The workshop is open to Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan students.
Ardis Higgins will receive the Westmont Medal during the college’s graduation ceremonies 10 a.m. May 7 on Russell Carr Field.
The next Westmont Downtown Conversation, “Simplicity, Wonder and Wisdom: Reflections on Alexander McCall Smith’s “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” by Westmont Provost Shirley Mullen begins at 5:30 p.m. May 3 at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. “Judging both by official… [Continue Reading]
Westmont musicians will showcase their skills at the spring concert for the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra at 8 p.m. April 29 in Deane Chapel on the lower campus. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. The Chamber Orchestra, an all-strings ensemble directed by Emily Sommermann, will present Brandenburg Concerto #3… [Continue Reading]
Westmont’s annual Spring Choral Concert featuring the College Choir, Chamber Singers and Vox Lumina Women’s Chorale will take place 8 p.m. April 22 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. at Micheltorena. A free-will donation will be requested. A highlight of the evening will be “And Can it Be, that I Should Gain?” a group… [Continue Reading]
The Westmont Jazz Ensembles, directed by adjunct music professor Ron McCarley, will perform 8 p.m. April 15 in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. Three combos and a big band will treat the audience to a variety of pieces ranging from jazz standards to original compositions. Students Elizabeth Woodruff, Mary Patterson and… [Continue Reading]
The Westmont theatre arts department presents unique performance art at the Fringe Festival 8 p.m. April 21 and 22 in Porter Theatre. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for children, students and seniors. The festival brings together senior students with theatre and dance faculty showcasing original theatre, dance, performance art and film. Fringe… [Continue Reading]
Westmont’s senior art majors will present their final work as undergraduates in the annual Senior Art Show, April 14 through May 7. An opening reception will be held 4-6 p.m. April 14 in Reynolds Gallery on lower campus. Free and open to the public, the reception will feature a student awards presentation at 5 p.m…. [Continue Reading]
After more than 50 years, Westmont will retire its 16-inch Newtonian telescope from Carroll Observatory and install a 24-inch F/8 Cassegrain with Ritchey-Chrétien optics. The new instrument features more than twice the light-gathering power of the old one and nearly twice the resolving power. A $300,000 W. M. Keck Foundation grant for the telescope follows… [Continue Reading]