Concert to Feature Poulenc’s ‘Gloria’

The Westmont Chamber Singers and Director Grey Brothers

The Westmont Music Department performs several concerts this month, beginning with Masterworks on April 5 at 8 p.m. and April 7 at 3 p.m., both in First United Methodist Church, 305 E Anapamu St. General admission is $10 and students are free. The concert includes the Westmont Orchestra, the Men and Women of College Choir,… [Continue Reading]

Talk Uses Film to Examine English Novels

Cheri Larsen Hoeckely

Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, professor of English at Westmont, examines how literary texts contribute to the delights of British costume dramas in a free, public lecture on Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. Tickets are not needed; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more… [Continue Reading]

A Dozen Art Students Exhibit in ’12 Speed’

Natalie Hall '12 exhibits her art in last year's senior show

Twelve graduating art majors have created a visual capstone to their Westmont education and will exhibit work April 4-May 4 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public opening reception for “12 Speed” will include the artists Thursday, April 4, from 4 -6 p.m. Susan Savage, Westmont professor of art, says the students… [Continue Reading]

Olympic Athletes to Compete at Westmont Track

Ashton Eaton competes in the pole vault at the Sam Adams Classic in 2012

A tremendous wealth of international Olympic talent will compete at the Westmont track for the Sam Adams Classic, which features events in the decathlon and heptathlon, on Friday, April 5, at noon, and Saturday, April 6, at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. The event includes Ashton Eaton, Olympic decathlon… [Continue Reading]

Vice President and Dean of Students to Retire

Jane Higa

In January, Jane Higa announced she would retire from Westmont Aug. 31 after serving for 24 years as vice president and dean of students. She went on medical leave when physicians at UCLA Medical Center diagnosed her with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease earlier in March. “Jane has touched many lives and inspired countless students,”… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Celebrates Its National Champions


Hundreds of faculty, staff, students and alumni welcomed the NAIA National Champion Westmont women’s basketball team as they returned to campus by bus March 20. Warrior supporters, armed with balloons, signs, pom-poms, newspapers, flowers and noise makers, created an arm tunnel as the Warriors, fresh off the college’s first national title in basketball, waded into… [Continue Reading]

Dance-Theater Piece Weaved on Japanese Tale

Chris Wagstaffe in Fringe 2012

Westmont senior Emily Auman, who has performed in “Beauty Bomb (2009),” and fall dance recitals, “Directions (2011),” and “Motion/Emotion (2012),” has written, choreographed and directed a dance-theater piece, “The Crane Wife” March 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. and March 22 at 8:30 p.m. all in Porter Theatre. The performance, which features a live band… [Continue Reading]

Novelist Hansen to Speak at Reading Series

Novelist Ron Hansen

Novelist Ron Hansen, author of “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” helps launch the Westmont Reading Series on Wednesday, March 27, at 8 p.m. in Fleischmann Auditorium at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. The event is free and open to the public. “The Westmont Reading… [Continue Reading]

Stargazers to View Jupiter and Nebula


Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope hopes to show off the planet Jupiter during a free, public viewing of the stars on Friday, March 15, beginning at about 7:30 p.m. The best viewing generally occurs later in the evening. In case of inclement weather, please call the Telescope Viewing Hotline at (805) 565-6272 and check the Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Alumna Returns to Give Poetry Reading

Westmont Alumna Kelly Davio

Poet Kelly (Gruver) Davio ’04, managing editor of the Los Angeles Review, will read selections from her book “Burn This House” Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge at Kerrwood Hall. Davio will be preceded by Westmont student poets Riley Hall and Paul Anderson. The event is free to the public. “Even… [Continue Reading]