Museum Shows Off New Contemporary Art

Alison Saar's "Coup de Grace," a four-color lithograph on Thai kozo, 2012

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art shows off some of the amazing art it has acquired in the past five years in “Saar, Serra, Surls and More: Thirty New Acquisitions in Contemporary Art” Oct. 29-Dec. 19. An opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 4-6 p.m. is free and open to the public. The exhibition,… [Continue Reading]

Tuskegee President Examines Du Bois, Faith

Dr. Brian L. Johnson

Brian L. Johnson, president of Tuskegee University, delves into religious thought by one of the most significant African American thinkers on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Provost’s Lecture, “The Role of Higher Education in the Religious Transformation of W.E.B. Du Bois and Implications for the 21st-Century… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Examine Church-Based Activism

Dr. Kraig Beyerlein

Kraig Beyerlein, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, explores congregation-based support for humanitarian aid in the desert and other models of activism in a lecture on Monday, Oct. 26, at 3:30 p.m. at Hieronymus Lounge in Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Office of Global Education Lecture, “Flooding the Desert: Faith-Based Mobilizing to… [Continue Reading]

Free Talk to Explore ‘True Wealth’

Author Shelene Bryan

What makes us wealthy? “True Wealth,” a free talk sponsored by the Westmont Foundation Monday, Nov. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the New Vic in Santa Barbara, seeks to address this question. Do we define wealth by the size of our bank account, or do we also include our emotional, physical and spiritual state of… [Continue Reading]

Viewing of Stars Features Caroline’s Rose

The Westmont Observatory

Several globular clusters will be visible at a free public viewing of the stars Friday, Oct. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. In case of inclement or overcast weather, please call the Telescope Viewing Hotline at (805) 565­-6272 and check the Westmont website to see if the viewing… [Continue Reading]

Talk Probes Faith, Gender-Based Violence

Dr. Meredith Whitnah

Meredith Whitnah, assistant professor of sociology, examines how faith-based NGOs in South Africa that had resisted apartheid have addressed gender-based violence in a lecture Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge at Kerrwood Hall. The Gender Studies Lecture, “Faith and the Fragility of Justice: Religious Responses to Gender-Based Violence in South Africa,”… [Continue Reading]

Shasberger, Orchestra Celebrate 10 Years

The 2015-16 Westmont College Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra celebrates its 10th anniversary season performing brilliantly colorful music by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Glazunov and Aaron Copland. The Fall Orchestra Concert, which includes a piece by alumnus Daniel Gee, adjunct instructor in theory and composition at Westmont, is Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room, and Sunday, Oct…. [Continue Reading]

Alum Stages Two New Plays at Westmont


Westmont alumna Diana Lynn Small ’09, who graduated from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin in 2015, has written two plays being produced Oct. 16-24 at Westmont. “Good Day,” directed by Mitchell Thomas, Westmont associate professor of theater, is Oct. 16-24 at 7 p.m. in Porter Theatre. “Mad &… [Continue Reading]

Reel Talk Explores Complex ‘Food Chains’


Mark Sargent, Westmont provost, and Cynthia Toms, director of global education, will dissect the challenging issues of our food economy and the lives of farmworkers after a screening of the film “Food Chains” on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Adams Center for the Visual Arts, room 216. This Reel Talk film screening… [Continue Reading]

New Scholarship Helps South African Students

Westmont's Kerrwood Hall

A new scholarship will provide two full-ride scholarships each year for two South African students to attend Westmont. Beginning in fall 2016, two black, male graduates of Michaelhouse, a Christian boarding school for boys in KwaZulu-Natal, will receive these awards. In the scholarship’s fourth year and each subsequent year, eight Michaelhouse Scholarship students will study… [Continue Reading]