Pomposity, Hilarity Meet in 'The Bourgeois Gentleman'

“The Bourgeois Gentleman,” Moliere’s hilarious comedy that paints a portrait of Monsieur Jourdain, whose obsessive desire to associate with the gentry takes over all reason and moderation, comes to Porter Theatre in November. In the play, Monsieur Jourdain spends an outrageous amount of money on fashionable clothes, lessons in dance, fencing, music, language and philosophy,… [Continue Reading]

Fall Choral Fest Features Unusual Poem

“A Fall Festival of Choral Music” will be presented by the Westmont choirs 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at San Roque Catholic Church in Santa Barbara. The festival will feature the Westmont College Choir, directed by Steven R. Hodson, and Vox Lumina Women’s Chorale, directed by Laura Brinton, singing Benjamin Britten’s cantata for choir and soloists:… [Continue Reading]

"Antigone" Takes the Stage at Porter

Sophocles’ “Antigone,” the classic dramatic text of a young woman struggling against the law, will be told through music and dance in the Westmont Theatre department’s presentation 8 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and 31 and Nov. and 2 in Porter Theatre. There also will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov…. [Continue Reading]

Chemistry Professor Pens Textbook

Chemistry professor Nivaldo Tro is the author of a new textbook, “Introductory Chemistry,” published by the nation’s top chemistry textbook publisher, Prentice Hall. Tro has worked with Prentice Hall for the last two and a half years on the project, which also has a Web site for students and teachers to use along with the… [Continue Reading]

Holiday Show Features Book Illustrators

Reynolds Gallery’s Christmas 2003 exhibit, “Storytellers: Children’s Book Illustrators,” featuring the work of three of the nation’s premier children’s book illustrators, opens Nov. 3 and runs through Jan. 17, 2004. The show, sure to engage and enchant viewers of all ages, will include original paintings and drawings from a broad range of the books by… [Continue Reading]

'The Importance of Being (Fairly) Earnest'

Admission is free; no reservations are required. Duncan, a leading environmental activist who lives in Montana, is widely recognized for his humorous and beautifully crafted essays and novels. He is a passionate voice for wilderness and wildlife, particularly salmon. His collection of essays, “River Teeth,” inspired an upcoming Oregon film festival and the award-winning literary… [Continue Reading]

'Trouble the Water' Comes to Reynolds

An exhibit of the emotionally charged and thought-provoking paintings of Chicago artist Tim Lowly, inspired by his severely developmentally disabled daughter, opens the fall season at Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery. “Trouble the Water” runs Aug. 20-Oct. 19. Lowly will speak about his life and work during a Westmont chapel service 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 in Murchison… [Continue Reading]

The Mariner Reprised at Lit Moon

Westmont’s student performance of its first original production, “The Mariner,” directed by theater Professor John Blondell, will be reprised Oct. 4 and 5 during the internationally acclaimed Lit Moon Theatre Festival in downtown Santa Barbara. Two performances are scheduled, 11 p.m. Oct. 4 and 4 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Center Stage Theatre, upstairs in… [Continue Reading]

Lewis and Clark and Wilderness Medicine

San Diego author and physician David Peck will present a slide show and lecture on his book, “Or Perish in the Attempt: Wilderness Medicine in the Lewis and Clark Expedition,” 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall on Westmont’s upper campus. Peck has turned his love of the outdoors, history and medicine… [Continue Reading]

Healing Racism's Hurts: Memory and Mourning

Princeton Professor Albert Raboteau will speak on “Healing the Wounds of Racism: The Role of Memory and Mourning” 4 p.m. Oct. 2 in Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall on the upper Westmont campus. The lecture, sponsored by the Erasmus Society, is free and open to the public. Raboteau, the Henry W. Putnam professor of religion… [Continue Reading]