Grotenhuis Estate Gift Will Fund 12 Scholarships Each Year at Westmont

David and Anna Grotenhuis with President Gayle D. Beebe

David and Anna Grotenhuis have planned a gift from their estate to Westmont College that will endow approximately 12 full-tuition scholarships focused on attracting culturally and ethnically diverse students and rewarding those with extraordinary musical accomplishment. “David and Anna’s gift will make a huge impact on our diversity initiative and our music programs,” says President… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Tickets Go On Sale

Violinist Han Soo Kim performs during the Christmas Festival

Tickets to the 10th annual Westmont Christmas Festival go on sale Thursday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. This year’s performance, “Behold I am Making All Things New,” will be Dec. 5-6 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 6-7 at 3 p.m. all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets, which cost $15 apiece, can… [Continue Reading]

Musical Revue Offers Popular Opera Songs

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Westmont’s Music Drama Workshop offers a variety of songs from Broadway to opera Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The Musical Revue, which will last about an hour, is free and open to the public. The show will feature songs from “Les Miserable,” “Camelot” and “Into the Woods” as well as other… [Continue Reading]

Alumna Examines Pauline Epistles, Gender

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Judith Gundry ’78, research scholar and associate professor of New Testament at Yale Divinity School, examines the teachings of Saint Paul to determine the significance of gender and the role of the sexes in a talk Thursday, Nov. 20, from 3:30-­5 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The Gender… [Continue Reading]

Campus Abuzz Over Beekeepers Club, Hive

Daniel Erickson and the new bee hive

After more than a year of planning and preparing, Westmont welcomed a beehive to its campus in October. A member of the Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association and Westmont senior Daniel Erickson placed the top bar beehive in a remote area below the track to minimize risk to the bees and Westmont community. Erickson, who is… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Circles Globe with Shakespeare

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John Blondell, professor of theater arts at Westmont and director of Lit Moon Theatre Company, shares his experiences of staging classic works for contemporary audiences on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more… [Continue Reading]

Thomas Examines Love in ‘Almost, Maine’

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The contemporary play “Almost, Maine” takes a joyful and poignant look at love on the stage of Westmont’s Porter Theatre Nov. 14-­15, 20­-22 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. General admission is $15; $10 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at westmont.edu/boxoffice or by calling (805) 565-­7140. The play,… [Continue Reading]

Teen Singers Join Voices at Choral Fest

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The Westmont Fall Choral Festival, combining the voices of more than 330 students from 10 area high schools, is Friday, Nov. 7, at 4:45 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St., and 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Half of the choirs will perform at 4:45 p.m. and… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra to Feature Schubert, Korsakov

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The Westmont Fall Orchestra Concert will present a diverse musical sampling by such composers as John Williams, Scott Joplin and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Page Multipurpose Room at Westmont and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. General admission to each performance is $10; students… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore ‘The Servant’ in Luke-Acts

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Holly Beers, assistant professor of religious studies, examines the ways the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles appropriate Isaiah’s servant imagery to characterize Jesus and the disciples on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in Founders Dining Room, inside the Kerr Student Center at Westmont. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi… [Continue Reading]