Sonos Montecito to Perform Free Recital

Sonos Montecito: Andrea Di Maggio, Trey Farrell, Steven Gross, Andy Radford and Joanne Kim

Sonos Montecito, Wind Quintet in Residence at Westmont, performs a free, public recital Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. Sonos Montecito, comprised of Westmont’s applied music faculty, features Andrea Di Maggio (flute), Trey Farrell (oboe), Joanne Kim (clarinet), Andy Radford (bassoon) and Steven Gross (French horn). They will perform Mozart’s “Quintet… [Continue Reading]

Disc, Stick Golfers Tee Off for Charity

Alumnus Chris Atkinson '03 tosses a disc at Glen Annie

Golfers and disc golfers will have a unique opportunity to play together in the eighth annual Will’s Tourney on Monday, Feb. 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the Glen Annie Golf Club. A buffet dinner, raffle for a night’s stay at the Biltmore and dinner for two, and awards presentation will follow the tournament at 5:15… [Continue Reading]

Spring Orchestra Concert Honors the Bard

Conductor Michael Shasberger

The Westmont Orchestra celebrates the life of William Shakespeare (1582-1616) on the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death at its Spring Orchestra Concert on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road, and Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E…. [Continue Reading]

Students Arrive for Scholarship Competition

About 100 semi-finalists begin arriving at Westmont Friday, Feb. 5, for the first Augustinian Scholarship competition that will award scholarships worth at least $35,000 per year to 30 applicants. Twenty-six students receive a $140,000 four-year scholarship, and four will receive the full-tuition Monroe Award each year beginning this fall. More than 50 students will participate… [Continue Reading]

Talk Probes Global Service Impact, Value

Dr. Cynthia Toms

Cynthia Toms, director of the office of global education, dissects the debate about the value and impact of young people engaging in international volunteer service in a lecture Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture, “Ethical International Volunteerism and Service: Moral… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra to Tour Northern California

The Westmont College Orchestra performs at several Northern California cities Feb. 12-15 as part of its annual spring tour. The Orchestra Tour to Yosemite includes performances in San Luis Obispo, Sacramento, Nevada City and Oakhurst. Admission is free to all performances, although a goodwill offering will be taken. The 60-member orchestra, under the direction of… [Continue Reading]

Brooks to Speak at Sold-Out Breakfast

David Brooks (photo: Josh Haner)

David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book “The Road to Character,” will speak at the sold-out 11th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast Friday, March 4, at 7 a.m. at the Fess Parker: A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. Brooks, a witty and astute commentator on politics and society, will speak about “The… [Continue Reading]

Talk ‘Wades with Brooks in Virtuous Waters’

Dr. Greg Spencer

Greg Spencer, professor of communication studies at Westmont, reflects on his own book, “Awakening the Quieter Virtues,” and David Brooks’ book, “The Road to Character,” in a talk on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Wading with Brooks in Virtuous Waters,” is free and… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Talk to Examine Dido Stories

John Blondell

John Blondell, Westmont professor of theater arts, and the cast of “The Dido Project” offer a Gender Studies Lecture Demonstration on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in Porter Theatre. The talk, “Laid in Earth/Consumed by Fire: Female and Male Bodies in Two Stories about Dido” takes its title from the final moments of the… [Continue Reading]

Art Talk to Reflect on Monet’s Influence

Maggie Moss-Tucker, Paul Tucker and Christine Emmons at the opening reception

Paul Tucker, professor emeritus of art history at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, addresses Claude Monet’s influence on French 19th century art in a lecture Monday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theater. The talk, “Art from Art, Art from Life: Reflections on Monet’s Modernism,” is free and open to the public. “Tucker’s… [Continue Reading]