Orchestra Honors Shakespeare, Cervantes

The Westmont Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra opens its 11th season celebrating the 400th anniversary of the deaths of literary greats William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in its fall concert Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Hall and Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for general… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Reducing Carbon Footprint

Kathi King

Kathi King, director of outreach and education for the Santa Barbara Environmental Council, explains how energy, transportation and food systems affect climate change in a lecture, “How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint TODAY,” Friday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Founders Room below Westmont’s Kerr Student Center. The talk, part of the Sustainability Speaker Series,… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Bourne’s ‘Picture of Slavery’

Dr. Kya Mangrum

In an upcoming talk in the Erasmus lecture series, Dr. Kya Mangrum of the University of Utah will examine how American abolitionists have used rhetorical and visual strategies to further their cause. Her lecture, “American Slavery as It Is? Word, Image, and the Desire for the Crime Scene Photograph in U.S. Anti-Slavery Literature, 1830-1839,” is… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit Features Uyesaka’s ‘Long Story Short’

Dug Uyesaka's "Untitled," a photo polymer intaglio (2011)

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum opens the fall season with a diverse collection of art objects and images by third generation Japanese-American Dug Uyesaka Oct. 20- Jan. 14 in the museum. A free, opening reception for “Dug Uyesaka: Long Story Short” is Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4-6 p.m. in the museum. Uyesaka enrolled at UC Santa… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming to Honor Outstanding Alumni

Westmont will honor the late William S. “Bill” Klug ’98 and Angie Hill ’90 as Alumnus and Alumna of the Year during Homecoming 2016 Oct. 14-16. Jeff Dykstra ’92, co-founder and CEO of Partners in Food Solutions, will receive the Global Service Award, and Matt Blickendorf ’08, an emergency physician in Indianapolis, has earned the… [Continue Reading]

Knecht Dissects Clinton, Trump Campaigns

Dr. Thomas Knecht

Thomas Knecht, associate professor of political science at Westmont, reflects on the unprecedented surprises of the 2016 race for the White House in a talk on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Breaking All the Rules: Making Sense of the 2016 Presidential Election,” is… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Offers the Bard’s ‘As You Like It’

John Blondell directing “Dido and Aeneas” in January

Westmont College Festival Theatre presents one of Shakespeare’s most loved and popular plays “As You Like It” on Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in Porter Theatre. General admission is $12; $7 for students, children and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at westmont.edu/boxoffice. “The play is full of remarkable language, wonderful comic… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Alumni Earn Top Salaries

Adams Center at Westmont

PayScale has released its 2016-2017 College Salary Report, which lists Westmont graduates’ salary potential in four distinct categories: No. 16 among national liberal arts colleges, No. 14 among all California colleges, No. 17 nationally for business majors and No. 74 for all U.S. universities and colleges. At No. 16 in its Best Liberal Art Colleges… [Continue Reading]

Small Fire Injures One, Displaces 200

(Photo Courtesy KEYT-TV)

A small fire inside a storage closet at Westmont’s Page Hall forced the evacuation of about 200 students this evening around 5:40 p.m until 10 p.m. One student suffered minor burn injuries to his feet, and emergency personnel took him to the hospital. The fire was quickly contained and did not damage any student rooms. Power… [Continue Reading]

Research Symposium Offers Live Lab Demos

Student researchers Danielle Costa, Tyler Salinas and Sarah McGough work with Dr. Tim Van Haitsma to evaluate student Jae Ferrin

More than 30 student researchers who worked on 13 projects during the summer with professors in the fields of biology, chemistry, kinesiology, mathematics and psychology will explain their findings on Friday, Sept. 30, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Winter Hall Rotunda. The Celebration of Summer Research, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is free… [Continue Reading]