Pop Culture with Values

David Batstone, professor of social ethics at the University of San Francisco and a writer on popular culture, and film producer Steven Crisman will speak on “Pop Culture with Values: If You Don’t Like the News, Go Out and Create Your Own” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Founders Room in the Kerr Student Center…. [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts National Conference on Education, Work and Calling

“Vocation, Vocationalism, and the Liberal Arts” is the theme of the fourth annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts, Feb. 6-7, hosted by the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont. While the conference is by invitation only, the public is invited to an evening forum and desert reception 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the El… [Continue Reading]

Professor Honored for Musical Accomplishments

Associate Music Professor Steve Butler was honored this year with an ASCAP award for his achievements in the field of concert music. ASCAP is a performing rights organization dedicated to those who compose music and write lyrics. The organization, which represents every genre of music, is composed of 170, 000 U.S. members and represents a… [Continue Reading]

'Tis the Season for Song

The Westmont College Choir, the Westmont Chamber Singers and the Vox Lumina Women’s Chorale present “The Singing Season,” the annual Christmas Choral concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at Trinity Episcopal Church. Admission is free, but a goodwill offering will be taken. Trinity Episcopal is located at 1500 State St., at the corner of… [Continue Reading]

A Celtic Christmas in Song

Westmont’s choral groups present “A Celtic Christmas” 8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Santa Barbara. Admission is free, although a free-will offering will be requested. The Westmont College Choir and Westmont Chamber Singers, directed by Steven R. Hodson, and Vox Lumina Women’s Chorale, directed by Laura Brinton, will sing… [Continue Reading]

Stamps Foundation Awards Westmont $100,000

The James L. Stamps Foundation has awarded Westmont $100,000 to advance the college’s administrative software system and increase support for spiritual formation projects. These two vastly different systems both work as an integral, albeit unseen, structure for advancing the college’s mission of educating young people equipped to appreciate and contribute to an increasingly complex world…. [Continue Reading]

Fall Dance Concert: Random Radiance

Westmont Windancers’ fall dance concert, “Random Radiance,” takes abstract expressionism to a new dimension 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in Porter Theatre. Weaving together the visual and performing arts in an innovative and intriguing manner, the dances draw inspiration from paintings by Chagall, Kandinsky, Pollock and an original painting… [Continue Reading]

Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra Concert

Embrace the sounds of Christmas and classical music 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Westmont Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra concert in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. “The group has grown in size, morale and quality each semester,” director Ron McCarley said. The group will perform two medleys, a selection of… [Continue Reading]

Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensembles Present Fall Concert

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensembles will present their fall concert 8 p.m. Nov. 22 in Deane Chapel, on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. The Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Emily Sommermann, will perform Vivaldi’s “D minor Concerto Grosso,” the “Adagio” from the First Organ Sonata by Mendelssohn and the famous “Holberg… [Continue Reading]

Jazz Ensemble Concert

The Westmont jazz band, choir and three combos will perform the best of their work at the Jazz Ensemble Concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 21 in Deane Chapel. For the first time, professor Ron McCarley is playing lead alto in the 14-member band. This is also the first concert to include a jazz choir. The choir… [Continue Reading]