Symposium Features Top Art Historians

Renowned critics, academics and Guatemalan art historians will be featured at a day-long symposium exploring Guatemalan visual art production from the 1960s to the present day on Friday, Oct. 20, at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The event, hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, is the culmination of… [Continue Reading]

Young Voices in Harmony at Choral Fest

The 2017-18 Westmont College Choir

This year’s annual Fall Choral Festival, featuring 12 ensembles from 11 high schools and the Westmont Choir, Choral Union and Chamber Singers, is Friday, Oct. 27, at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., both at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Half of the choirs will perform at 4:45 p.m. and the remaining half will… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Concert Honors Reformation

The 2017-18 Westmont Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra Fall Concert features musical celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and solo performances by two Westmont piano students on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Rd., and Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets, which… [Continue Reading]

College to Dedicate Leadership Center

A ribbon-cutting for the GLC is Oct. 13

President Gayle D. Beebe and the Westmont Board of Trustees officially dedicate the new Global Leadership Center (GLC) on Friday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. The free, public ribbon-cutting ceremony will feature several speeches, the Westmont College Choir and conclude with a tour of the new 45,000-square-foot facility. Featured speakers include Beebe, Reed Sheard, vice… [Continue Reading]

Batstone to Explore Why ‘Charity is Dead’

David Batstone in Barcelona (photo: Louise Andersen)

Westmont alumnus David Batstone ’80, a former Silicon Valley venture capitalist whose current work engages human rights activism around the globe, will give a lecture about “Charity is Dead: Reinventing Compassion and World Change” on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Westmont in San Francisco and Global Studies… [Continue Reading]

Theater Stages Play Of Corruption, Power

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui,” a satire examining the nature of power and the tools of fear, corruption and oppression, premieres Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m., all at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. General… [Continue Reading]

Renowned Violinist Performs Recital

Niv Ashkenazi

Niv Ashkenazi, world-renowned violinist, will perform on Friday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. in a masterclass at the music department rehearsal room followed by a performance at 5 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The recital… [Continue Reading]

Kawasaki to Speak at Leadership Luncheon

Guy Kawasaki speaks Nov. 3

Guy Kawasaki, renowned entrepreneur, will speak about “The Art of Innovation” at a luncheon Friday, Nov. 3, starting at noon in the Global Leadership Center. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, cost $75 per person and may be purchased online at westmont.edu/kawasaki. “Guy is one of… [Continue Reading]

Downtown Talk on Future U.S. Economy

Dr. Martin Asher speaks downtown Oct. 12

Martin Asher, professor of economics and business, will speak about the interplay between fiscal and monetary policy in 2017 and beyond on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The Westmont Downtown lecture, sponsored by the Westmont Foundation, is free and open to the public. No tickets are required;… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Sexual Assault, Religiosity

Dr. Sarah Jirek

Sarah Jirek, Westmont associate professor of sociology, compares the rate of campus sexual assault to religious service attendance in different U.S. states in a talk Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.in Hieronymus Lounge at Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture, “The Relationship Between Campus Sexual Assault Rates and Religiosity: Differences in… [Continue Reading]