Dancers, Actors Combine for First Fall Concert

Westmont’s first fall dance concert featuring a unique blend of dancing and acting will be 8 p.m. Nov. 15 and 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Porter Theatre. Admission is $5 for students and seniors and $8 for general audience. The performance is centered on our relationship with water and will feature one complete… [Continue Reading]

Racial and Religious Identity in 19th Century Colonial India

The 19th-century battle of Abraham v. Abraham and the questions it poses about religious identity and racism will be presented by Assistant History Professor Chandra Mallampalli at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in Hieronymus Lounge. “Mallampalli’s talk, “Race, Religion and Law in British India: Abraham v. Abraham (1863),” is the Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi… [Continue Reading]

Three Longtime Faculty Receive Distinguished Professorships

R. Anthony Askew, Allan Nishimura and Robert Wennberg have received the college’s first distinguished professorship award, an honor that recognizes their exceptional commitment to their students and Christian liberal arts education. The award, which will be given every two years, includes an additional $2,000 annual stipend to be used for their work at the college… [Continue Reading]

A Conversation on Art: From the Renaissance to the 21st Century

Kurt Wenner, Italian muralist, frescoe painter and founder of Santa Barbara’s I Madonnari, will join Westmont Professor of Art Tony Askew in the first of a series of “Conversations About Things that Matter” hosted by Westmont Downtown at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the University Club at 1332 Santa Barbara St. Admission is free. Wenner… [Continue Reading]

Berkus Donates Sculpture to Westmont

Santa Barbara architect and art collector Barry Berkus has donated a sculpture by environmental artist Robert Lobe to Westmont. The piece, displayed on the lawn outside Reynolds Gallery, has been on loan to Westmont for a number of years. Berkus donated four other sculptures to the college last year that also had been on loan… [Continue Reading]

'Drawn to the Light' Poetic Reflections on Rembrandt's Great Works

“Drawn to the Light: Poems on Rembrandt’s Religious Paintings,” English Professor Marilyn Chandler McEntyre’s second volume of poetry on the works of the great masters, was published this week by Eerdmans. The event, featuring poets from around the West, will also include readings from Westmont, UCSB and Santa Barbara City College students. Among the poets… [Continue Reading]

Chicano/Chicana Poetry Reading at Westmont

A special evening of readings by Chicano and Chicana poets, “El Espíritu de la Raza/The Spirit of the People: Chicano/a Poetry,” will be 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in Hieronymus Lounge. The event, featuring poets from around the West, will also include readings from Westmont, UCSB and Santa Barbara City College students. Among the poets expected… [Continue Reading]

Philosophy Professor Joins National Committee

Philosophy Professor Jim Taylor was recently elected to the executive committee of the Society of Christian Philosophers. The committee of four people represents the entire society and reports to the society’s president, Robert Audi of the University of Nebraska. Annual meetings of the committee take place at the Central Division meeting of the American Philosophical… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Chemistry Professor Receives National Research Award

Chemistry Professor Stanley Edward Anderson has been selected for a National Research Council Senior Research Associateship award, which has allowed him to conduct studies at the University of California Santa Barbara during a sabbatical. Working with UCSB Chemistry Professor Michael T. Bowers, Anderson is analyzing molecular structures using ion chromatography/mass spectrometry techniques perfected by the… [Continue Reading]

“Of Sky and Land” Comes to Reynolds

“Of Sky and Land,” paintings of the New England landscape by Denise Adams, will be on exhibit Oct. 23 through Nov. 2 in Reynolds Gallery. The opening reception will be 4-6 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Westmont Art Center and is free and open to the public. “The paintings of Denise Adams express a freshness… [Continue Reading]