SBWC to Feature Wambaugh, Cussler, Berg

Acclaimed authors Joseph Wambaugh, Elizabeth Berg, Clive Cussler, Fannie Flagg and Ray Bradbury are among the scheduled speakers for the 31st Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference, June 20-27 at Westmont College. More than 350 writers are expected at the conference, which features workshops, competitions, panel discussions and speakers. While most events are open only to registered… [Continue Reading]

Dance and Theatre Present New Works Festival

The Westmont Windancers and theatre arts students will present their newest pieces at a New Works Festival 8 p.m. April 24 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 26 in Porter Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for general admission. The Windancers will perform “Earthworks” directed by Associate Theatre Arts Professor… [Continue Reading]

Reynolds Features Seniors' Art Work

The annual Senior Art Show opens April 22 and runs through May 4 in Reynolds Gallery. The reception, which is free and open to the public, is 4-6 p.m. April 26. Seven seniors, Tyler Elliot, Chris Johnson, Lori Leming, Josh Manley, Ariel Oleari, Shane Quinlan and Wells Stellberger, will display work from their portfolios representing… [Continue Reading]

Music Faculty to Give Solo Voice Recital

Westmont music instructors William Nield Christensen and Celeste Tavera will perform a faculty recital 1:30 p.m. April 21 in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Christensen is finishing his doctorate in music at UCSB and has been a regular at music performances around Santa Barbara. He has… [Continue Reading]

Ridley-Trees to Receive Westmont Medal

Lord Paul and Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree will receive the Westmont Medal during graduation ceremonies 10 a.m. May 3 on Russell Carr Field. The Westmont Medal is given each year to recognize those in our community whose lives embody the very principles associated with the Christian character of the college: integrity, service, compassion, responsibility, faithfulness, discipline… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Choirs Sing in the Spring

Westmont’s choral groups unite for their annual spring concert 8 p.m. April 19 at Trinity Episcopal Church. Admission is free, but a free-will donation will be requested. The concert will open with an African processional, featuring all Westmont choristers. The Westmont College Choir, directed by Steven R. Hodson, will feature Full Fathom Five by Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Alumnus, Filmmaker Ron Shelton

Ron Shelton, director of the 1988 Oscar-nominated film “Bull Durham” and a 1967 alumnus of Westmont, will speak on “Ideas of Redemption in Popular Culture” 3:30 p.m. April 18 in Porter Theatre. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Shelton’s other films include “Tin Cup” (1996), “White Men Can’t Jump” (1992),… [Continue Reading]

Wind and String Ensembles to Perform

The annual spring Wind and String Ensemble Concert will feature the wind and string ensembles in a joint concert 8 p.m. April 15 in Porter Theatre. Admission is free. The wind ensemble is made up of 20 students and will perform pieces by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Persichetti. They will also perform Gershwin’s eclectic “An American… [Continue Reading]

Hebrew Bible Lecture Series Begins

Professor James Barr will present “The Depictions of the Hebrew Prophets: Regularity and Surprise” 4:30 p.m. April 9 in Page Hall Multipurpose Room on Westmont’s upper campus. This is the first in a UCSB-Westmont series of lectures on the Hebrew Bible. The lecture is free and open to the public. Barr is emeritus regius professor… [Continue Reading]

Filmmaker to Discuss Algerian Novelist

Award-winning filmmaker and professor Elizabeth Morgan will present “Veiled Truth: Reading Assia Djebar from the Outside” 3:30 p.m. April 7 in Hieronymus Lounge in Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. Morgan is professor of literature and women in development at Eastern University. She is also a founding member of… [Continue Reading]