Three Join Westmont Board of Trustees

Tom Nguyen

The Westmont Board of Trustees has welcomed three new members: Dave Gehring, advisor for Guardian News and Media; Tom Nguyen, managing director of U.S. sales for China International Capital Corp. (CICC); and Jim Richardson, senior management consultant and director for Alexandria Real Estate Equities. The 31-member board oversees the operations of the college. Gehring, who… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Showcases ‘Humbug!’ at Westmont

Nina Sallinen (Scrooge) and Stanley Hoffman in 'Humbug!'

John Blondell, Westmont professor of theater arts, uses six actors to portray 20 characters in Dickens’ Christmas classic, “Humbug! A (Lit Moon) Christmas Carol,” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18-19, at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont College’s Porter Theatre. Blondell’s Lit Moon Theatre Company first produced the show in 2007. Tickets are $10 for adults, students and… [Continue Reading]

Gergen Examines Reagan, Leadership

Gergen Speaking

Given the current political landscape, David Gergen offered a voice of optimism as he spoke to 170 people about his experiences as former adviser to four U.S. presidents on Nov. 20 at the Coral Casino. The luncheon was part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society. Gergen claimed his… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts Tree Lighting, Santa  


Westmont kicks off the Christmas season with the 14th annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Kerrwood Lawn on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. Following caroling and the annual Pickle Address, a mystery tree lighter will throw down the massive switch that lights a 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known for the past 10 years as the… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Fest ‘Gives Light to the Nations’


The 11th annual Westmont Christmas Festival, a popular family tradition in Santa Barbara, features early and contemporary holiday music Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. The Saturday evening concert has already sold out. Purchase… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores First Thanksgiving Lessons

Dr. Tracy McKenzie

Tracy McKenzie, professor of history at Wheaton College, examines how Americans remember their national heritage on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Kerrwood Hall. The Erasmus Society Lecture, “Remembering the First Thanksgiving: How to Learn from the Pilgrims Without Using and Abusing Them,” is free and open to the public. McKenzie’s… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Tickets Go on Sale


Tickets to the 11th annual Westmont Christmas Festival go on sale Thursday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. This year’s performance, “I Will Give you as a Light to the Nations,” will be Dec. 4-5 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. all at First Presbyterian Church,… [Continue Reading]

Campus Comes Alive with Music this Month

The Westmont Quartet, featuring Issac Kay, Tim, Beccue, Katrina Whitman, Sierra Farrar, performs Nov. 20

Westmont student musicians and composers present diverse concerts this month, all free and in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m highlights new works by Westmont student composers performed by both fellow students and the… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explain Chinese Yinyang Concept

Dr. Robin R. Wang

Robin R. Wang, professor of philosophy and director of Asian Pacific studies at Loyola Marymount University, explains the complex and subtle history of the concept of yinyang on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Erasmus Society Lecture, “Yinyang: The Way of Ways,” is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

More than 20 ‘Just Dance!’ at Fall Concert


The Westmont Fall Dance Concert, “Just Dance!” featuring more than 20 student dancers and choreography by faculty members Susan Alexander and Christina Sanchez, is Friday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission; $7 for students, seniors… [Continue Reading]