Talk to Dissect the Periodic Table

Dr. Eric Scerri

Eric Scerri, a chemist and philosopher of science, explores the history and philosophy of the period table in a free, public lecture Saturday, April 21, at 12:30 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The lecture, “The Periodic Table: Its Story and Significance,” is co-sponsored by the California Los Padres… [Continue Reading]

Viewing to Feature Mars, Celestial Hot Dog

The Westmont Observatory, home of the Keck Telescope

Mars, the red planet, will be the focus for stargazers at a free, public viewing with the powerful Keck Telescope Friday, April 20. The event, which begins about 8 p.m., lasts several hours. The observatory opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit,… [Continue Reading]

‘The Fever’ Spreads to New Theater Space

Mitchell Thomas

Mitchell Thomas, Westmont theatre arts professor and department chair, performs a one-man show, “The Fever,” written by Wallace Shawn and winner of the 1991 Obie award for best play, April 26-28 all at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s new black-box theater, the Space, adjacent to Porter Theatre. General admission tickets may be purchased for $10 at… [Continue Reading]

Fringe Offers ‘Fresh-ly Sliced’ Performances


Westmont students present new works for theater, dance and performance art at “Westmont Fringe 2012: Fresh-ly Sliced,” which is modeled on fringe festivals throughout the world, April 19-21 from 6:30-10:30 p.m., beginning at Porter Theatre. A $10 general admission wristband, good for all three days of the festival, may be purchased at the box office… [Continue Reading]

‘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 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]