‘Blue Like Jazz’ Author Speaks at Westmont

Author Donald Miller

New York Times best-selling author Donald Miller hosts a two-day workshop at Westmont June 8-9 to help people understand and plan their lives. Tickets to the Storyline Conference, which is sponsored by Westmont Impact, are $199 to $299 per person and available through www.westmontimpact.org. Storyline, based on Miller’s New York Times best-selling book “A Million… [Continue Reading]

April Concerts to Reveal Spring Colors

Rebecca Shasberger and Westmont’s Siloam Quartet perform April 16 and 28.

This April, the Westmont Music Department showers the community with several performances, including the Spring Orchestra Concert on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 East Constance Avenue. General admission is $10 and students are free. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Trinity Hokama at (805) 565-6040. Seven… [Continue Reading]

Horticulturist to Talk about Lotusland


Horticulturalist and Westmont alumna Virginia Hayes ‘72, curator of the living collection at Lotusland, lectures about Madame Ganna Walska’s famed botanic garden Tuesday, April 17, from 7-8 p.m. in Westmont’s Adams Center room 216. The lecture, part of Westmont in Lotusland Day, is free and open to the public. The lecture is in conjunction with… [Continue Reading]

Crowds Enjoy Días de México

A mariachi band performs for guests in the courtyard between Porter Theatre and Adams Center

More than 1,500 people attended “Días de México: A Family Festival” at Westmont March 24, celebrating Mexico’s vibrant culture through dance and art. The event, which began with a youth soccer game on Thorrington Field, included dozens of activities and crafts for children. About 300 budding artists created tissue-paper flowers, crosses and ceramic tiles, while… [Continue Reading]

Graduating Art Majors Exhibit Their Work

A large crowd attended the opening of the senior art show in 2011.

An impressive number of art majors who graduate this year will present their final artwork in Westmont’s annual senior show, “Senior Exhibition 2012: The End?” April 5-May 5 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. The 23 senior art majors, the second most ever at Westmont, will attend an opening reception Thursday, April 5, from… [Continue Reading]

Willis to Reflect on the Power of Poetry

Dr. Paul Willis

Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Paul Willis shares several of his poems and his thoughts about a poet’s place in our community at “A Poetry Reading and Reflection” on Thursday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The event, part of Westmont Downtown: Conversations about Things that Matter, is free… [Continue Reading]

Printmaker’s Exhibition Rises from Wildfires

Martha Ensign Johnson

Martha Ensign Johnson, who’s taught printmaking at Westmont since 2008, displays her wildfire-inspired artwork April 13-May 5 at Santa Barbara Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Road. Johnson will be at a free, public reception of “3,” which includes works by artists Amber O’Neill and Michele Zuzalek, on Friday, April 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Johnson created the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Choir Tours Southern California

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont College Choir tours Southern California April 13-15 with performances in San Dimas, Glendale, Downey and Oxnard. The Westmont College Choir Spring Tour 2012, featuring 40 student singers, includes a repertoire that will explore the life of Christ through the eyes of five centuries of composers. “This story will be told in vivid textual… [Continue Reading]

Willis Showcases a Month of Poetry in SB

Dr. Paul Willis

Paul Willis, Westmont professor of English and Santa Barbara Poet Laureate, has organized a month-long celebration of poetry events throughout Santa Barbara. National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, has been part of organized celebrations in Santa Barbara for seven years, following the installation of the city’s first… [Continue Reading]

Ukraine Delegation Visits SB, Westmont

Tatiana Nazarenko

A delegation from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Ukraine, visits Westmont on Friday, March 23, to tour the campus and hold a roundtable discussion with faculty and students. The five elected Crimean legislators and staff have spent a week in Santa Barbara, promoting understanding between the U.S. and the Supreme Council of Crimea. The… [Continue Reading]