Lady Warriors Open National Tourneys at Home

Sophomore Sydney Striff of Valencia, Calif.

The Westmont women’s volleyball and soccer teams will host games in the opening round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championship. The No. 17 Westmont women’s cross country team competes in the NAIA National Championships in Lawrence, Kansas. The No. 2 Westmont women’s soccer team (15-1-3) will battle Westminster College of Salt Lake… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Directs Two Unique Productions of ‘Henry VI’

Lit Moon's "Henry VI "

Westmont hosts two performances of Shakespeare’s early history play, “Henry VI,” on the same day, in the same space, directed by the same director in two different languages. “Henry VI, Part 3 Times 2,” featuring the Lit Moon Theatre Company and the Bitola National Theatre, is Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 and 7 p.m. respectively;… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Tickets to Go on Sale

Christmas Festival Graphic

Tickets to the ninth annual Westmont Christmas Festival go on sale Thursday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. This year’s performance, “Prepare the Way,” will be held Dec. 6-7 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m., all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets ($10 for adults; $5 for children under 17)… [Continue Reading]

Viewing to Feature Celestial Double Double

The Westmont Observatory

Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope will aim for the Double Double star system during a free, public viewing Friday, Nov. 15, beginning at about 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. 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… [Continue Reading]

Dance Concert to Leave ‘Eyes Wide Open’

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Westmont’s fall dance concert, “Eyes Wide Open,” breaks from tradition to explore Porter Theatre’s black-box space Nov 21-23 at 8 p.m. Tickets, $10 for general admission; $7 for students, seniors and children, may be purchased at westmont.edu/boxoffice or by calling (805) 565-7140. Susan Alexander, who co-directs the show with Christina Sanchez, says the performance will… [Continue Reading]

Downtown Talk Explores ‘World Religions’

Dr. Charles Farhadian

Charles Farhadian, Westmont professor of world religions and Christian mission, reflects on the movement of various major religions and the ways they have profoundly transformed the world in a free, public lecture Thursday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on… [Continue Reading]

Willis Offers Reflective Poems of Comfort

Dr. Paul Willis

Paul Willis, professor of English at Westmont, will be reading from his new book of poetry, “Say This Prayer into the Past” (Cascade Books, 2013), Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in Granada Books, 1224 State Street; and Thursday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. Both events are free… [Continue Reading]

Warriors Secure Playoff Plans

Sophomore forward Kelsey Steck

The No. 3 Westmont women’s soccer team captured a first-round bye and a semi-final match at home in the upcoming Golden State Athletic Conference Championship. The Warriors (14-0-3, 8-0-2 GSAC) open the tournament at Thorrington Field on Friday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. against either Biola, Vanguard, San Diego Christian or the Master’s. The Warriors… [Continue Reading]

Student Musicians Showcase Talents in November

Paul Mori directs the Wind Ensemble

Westmont student composers, vocalists and instrumentalists perform in several concerts this November. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the music department at (805) 565-6040. The new works of student composers highlight the Composers Concert on Friday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The Westmont Orchestra, under… [Continue Reading]

Workshop to Inspire Prospective Teachers

Michelle Hughes, assistant professor education

More than 40 area high school students interested in a teaching career will attend a workshop, “Let’s Talk Teaching,” Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Westmont’s Page Hall. The event is sponsored by the Westmont Education Department, Westmont Admissions and Partners in Education. For more information, please contact Michelle Hughes, assistant professor of… [Continue Reading]