Destiny Beyond Death

British Physicist John Polkinghorne will speak on “Can a Scientist Believe in a Destiny Beyond Death?” 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the University Club in downtown Santa Barbara. The event, sponsored by the college’s Behavioral and Natural Sciences Division, is free and open to the public. Polkinghorne will address the Westmont student body in chapel… [Continue Reading]

Spirituality, Not Religion

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Professor David Wells will speak on “Spirituality, Not Religion” 4 p.m. March 24 in Hieronymus Lounge. The event is free and open to the public. “Wells is the Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Gordon-Conwell, which is in Hamilton, Mass. He was born in Zimbabwe, lived for some… [Continue Reading]

Mary Shelley's “Frankenstein” Comes to Porter Theatre

Westmont College’s Repertory Theater presents Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” 8 p.m. Feb. 26-28 and March 4-6 with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. March 6 in Porter Theatre. The production, adapted and directed by Professor John Blondell, is a theatrical presentation based on the famous Romantic novel. Begun in 1816, “Frankenstein” was completed in 1818 when… [Continue Reading]

Speaking of Champions

After weeks of putting their speaking and debating skills to the test, student finalists will compete in the 7th Annual Expressions Speech and Debate Tournament Championship at 7 p.m. March 9 in Page Hall Multipurpose Room on the upper Westmont campus. The event is free and open to the public. More than $10,000 in prize… [Continue Reading]

Spirit of Entrepreneurship

TechKnowledge Point Corp., founded by David Newton, Westmont professor of entrepreneurial finance, will hold the Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED) business plan competition and awards luncheon Feb. 20-21 at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. The final competitions, which are free and open to the public, will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 21 in the resort… [Continue Reading]

Bearing Witness: Recent Paintings by Susan Savage

In a new body of work by Westmont Art Professor Susan Savage, a simple silver bowl provides an interesting yet poignant point of focus. Humble yet elegant, the bowl tells a story that becomes expressively spiritual in its revelations of mystery and truth. “Bearing Witness: Recent Paintings by Susan Savage” will be on exhibit Feb…. [Continue Reading]

10 High Schools to Compete at Westmont Mathematics Contest

Representing the best mathematical minds of their schools, approximately 100 students will compete Feb. 7 at Westmont’s 18th annual High School Mathematics Contest. The keynote speaker for the awards banquet is Paul Zorn, a professor at St. Olaf College and the author of a popular textbook on calculus. The contest is known in the math… [Continue Reading]

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]