Stargazers to Glimpse Open Clusters

The Westmont Observatory is open to the public every third Friday of the month

The Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, will focus on several open clusters that will be at the zenith Friday, March 17, beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting several hours. Among these grouping of stars will be M35 near the ankles of Gemini, the Twins.  “This… [Continue Reading]

Students Spend Spring Break Serving Globally

More than 200 Westmont students are in Ensenada for the 40th anniversary of Potter's Clay

About 262 Westmont students will spend spring break, March 11-18, volunteering for various service projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Salt Lake City, Mexico and Haiti. About 216 students traveled from Westmont to Ensenada on March 10 for Potter’s Clay, a student-led service trip that is celebrating its 40th anniversary, making it one… [Continue Reading]

Computer Minor, Major Opportunity

Westmont students will find it easier to complete a minor in computer science thanks to a new program beginning next year. Open to students from all majors, the minor requires five computer science classes. Students take one course in each of three consecutive Mayterms (five weeks of study in May) and two other computer science… [Continue Reading]

Illinois Violinist Wins Guild Scholarship

The 2017 Guild Finalists

Violinist Anna Stenzel of Illinois earned top honors at the fifth annual Music Guild Competition March 4, where six high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships. Stenzel won the Guild Scholarship, receiving $10,000 in annual music scholarship funds (up to $40,000 over four years) to study at Westmont, in addition to her initial violin… [Continue Reading]

McChrystal Examines Technology, Teamwork

General Stan McChrystal addressed more than 700 people at Westmont’s 12th annual President’s Breakfast in the Fess Parker Grand Ballroom on March 3. Later that morning, he fielded questions from four Westmont students during convocation on campus, speaking to about a thousand people. At both events, he discussed challenges presented by the rapid pace of… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Stages ‘Richard III’ in Black Box

John Blondell, Westmont professor of theater arts, directs a Lit Moon Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” presenting the king’s Machiavellian rise to power and short reign, on March 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Hall Black-Box Theatre. Tickets, which cost $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors, may be… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Literature, Gender, Immigration

Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley

Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, Westmont professor of English, examines the crossover between migration of people, literature and gender issues in a talk, “Redundant Women and Expatriates: Victorian Women Writers Abroad and the Language of Global Sojourning,” Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Gender Studies Lecture is free and… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Quantum Physics, Christianity

Dr. Arnold Sikkema

Arnold Sikkema, Trinity Western University professor of physics, explores the interaction between science and faith in a lecture, “Quantum Physics and Christianity,” Friday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Darling Foundation Lecture Hall at Westmont’s Winter Hall, room 210. The Science and Faith Club Lecture is free and open to the public. This talk will… [Continue Reading]

Top Musicians to Compete for Scholarships

William Ellzey, Guild Scholarship winner 2016

Six high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the fifth annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at Westmont’s Deane Chapel on lower campus. The event is free and open to the public. The winner of the Guild Scholarship, who will be announced immediately following the event, will… [Continue Reading]

Lecture to Explore Chumash Traditions

Alan Salazar (photo by Heidi Laughton)

Alan ‘Spirit Hawk’ Salazar, a Native American storyteller and educator, shares his unique perspective in a talk, “Chumash Traditions: Storytelling and a Maritime Legacy,” on Tuesday, March 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Founders Room. The lecture, part of Westmont’s Sustainability Speaker Series, is free and open to the public. “As residents of the Central Coast,… [Continue Reading]