Poetry Collection Wins National Contest

English Professor Paul Willis’ 24-page chapbook, “The Deep and Secret Color of Ice,” was selected as the winner in an annual national competition sponsored by Small Poetry Press in Concord, Calif. Chosen from 300 entries and 13 finalists, Willis will receive a $1,000 prize and 100 free copies of the chapbook, to be published March… [Continue Reading]

Emergency Response Statement

March 1, 2003 Westmont officials are aware of the devastating fires that are ravaging Southern California. So far, the conditions in Santa Barbara County have been such that there is no imminent danger of fires near the college. However, we are in frequent contact with local fire officials, and we would activate our preparedness plan… [Continue Reading]

Masterworks Concert to Feature ‘Requiem’

Mozart’s “Requiem” and Vivaldi’s sparkling “Magnificat” will highlight Westmont’s Third Annual Masterworks Concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. in Santa Barbara. Admission, by donation, is $10 for general audience and $7 for students and seniors. The concert will feature the College Choir, directed by Steve Hodson, and the college… [Continue Reading]

Four Students Offered Full-Tuition Scholarships

Four exceptional high school seniors have been offered full-tuition scholarships to Westmont after they successfully competed against 26 others during the college’s recent Scholars Day. The winners are Bryce McFerran of Encinitas in Orange County, Jennifer Murphy of Eagle River, Alaska, Neil Bezdek of Centennial, Colo., and Julie Lockwood of San Carlos in the San… [Continue Reading]

‘The Mariner’ Explores Associations of Home

“The Mariner,” an original piece of visual theatre inspired by Homer’s great epic poem “The Odyssey” will be presented by the Westmont College Repertory Theatre 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 27 and 28 in Porter Theatre. There will be matinee performances at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 1. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors… [Continue Reading]

Liberal Arts Institute

“Educating for Justice: Liberal Education and the Development of Just Members of Society,” is the focus of Westmont’s third annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts, Jan. 31 through Feb. 1. Representatives from 30 colleges and universities will attend the sessions, Limited seating is available for faculty and staff in the plenary sessions. For more information,… [Continue Reading]

Leading Scholars on World Christianity Come to Westmont

Yale University Professor Lamin Sanneh is one of two esteemed scholars scheduled to speak at Westmont this academic year in the college’s World Christianity Lecture Series, a new series sponsored by the college’s history and religious studies departments, among others. Sanneh, the D. Willis James professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale Divinity School,… [Continue Reading]

$1.2 Million Given to Westmont, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Westmont and the Santa Barbara Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse have received the first installment of a nearly $1.2 million bequest from the estate of Virginia Perle, which will be split evenly between the recipients. A public lecture by the artists will be 3 p.m. Jan. 30, followed by the opening reception from 4-6… [Continue Reading]

Precious in His Sight: A Ronciliation Service

“Precious in His Sight,” a service of healing and racial reconciliation open to the greater Santa Barbara community, will be 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Page Hall on the upper Westmont campus. Sponsored by the Inter-Faith Ministers’ Alliance in partnership with Westmont, the service is the second in a series of three intended to promote… [Continue Reading]

Reynolds to Feature Native American Exhibit

“Photographs and Artifacts: A Southwestern Chronicle,” featuring works by Raymond Reid and Henry and Mary Weaver, opens Jan. 27 in Reynolds Gallery. A public lecture by the artists will be 3 p.m. Jan. 30, followed by the opening reception from 4-6 p.m., both in the Art Center. The show runs through March 7. The exhibit… [Continue Reading]