SBCC Professor Explores Sustainability

Dr. Michael Gonella

Michael Gonella, Santa Barbara City College professor of environmental horticulture, examines permaculture as a solution to ecosystem and human health issues in his lecture, “Permaculture Design: Rebuilding a Sustainable Relationship with the Land,” Tuesday, April 11, at 3:30 p.m. at Founders Room in the Westmont Kerr Student Center. The Sustainability Speaker Series lecture is free… [Continue Reading]

Talk Probes Big Data, Surveillance

Dr. Donald Patterson

In a world that is increasingly under surveillance and digital control, Donald Patterson, professor of computer science, answers the question, “Should We Hide from Big Data?” in a lecture on Thursday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. No tickets are required; the limited seating is available on a first-come,… [Continue Reading]

Steve Julio Co-Recipient of Major NIH Grant

Dr. Steve Julio

The National Institutes of Health, the primary agency of the U.S. government responsible for biomedical and health-related research, has awarded Steve Julio, Westmont associate professor of biology, and his collaborators at the University of North Carolina a $1.6 million grant over five years. The grant will be used to explore a bacterial regulatory control system… [Continue Reading]

Leadership Conference Features Brooks

David Brooks at the 2016 Westmont President's Breakfast

New York Times columnist David Brooks speaks at Westmont’s third annual Lead Where You Stand Conference, which takes place May 31-June 2. Tickets to the three-day event include all materials and meals and cost $499. Purchase them online at westmont.edu/lead. Exploring the theme, Make Your Life and Leadership Count, Brooks presents new ideas about leadership,… [Continue Reading]

Spring Sing to Celebrate 56th at SB Bowl

Westmont’s Spring Sing, a student-performed variety show and competition between residence halls, celebrates its 56th anniversary on Saturday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Tickets, which are $25 for general admission and $11 for children 12 and under, can be purchased through AXS.com or at the bowl box office. The tradition… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Muslim Conversion, Christianity

Dr. David Garrison

Author David Garrison examines a trend of Muslims becoming Christians in his lecture about his most recent book, “A Wind in the House of Islam: How God Is Drawing Muslims around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ,” Thursday, April 6, at 3:30 p.m.in Darling Foundation Lecture Hall at Westmont’s Winter Hall, room 210. The… [Continue Reading]

Seniors Show ‘As of Yet Unknown’ Art

The opening reception of the 2016 Senior Show

Fourteen graduating art majors will offer the capstone art projects, which span painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, performance and video, April 6-May 6 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public opening reception for “As of Yet Unknown” is Thursday, April 6, from 4-6 p.m. “This year’s class projects engage a variety of subject… [Continue Reading]

Philosophy Talk Has ‘No Cheating Allowed!’

Dr. Scott Shalkowski

Scott Shalkowski, senior lecturer at the University of Leeds, delves into a cluster of topics at the intersection of epistemology of religion and philosophical apologetics in a lecture, “No Cheating Allowed!” on Wednesday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Westmont Philosophy Department Lecture is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

Spring Concerts Bloom this April

The month of April features several free concerts with select ensembles of Westmont students and faculty. For more information, please call the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m in Deane Chapel highlights new works by Westmont student composers performed by both fellow students and the composers… [Continue Reading]

Altman to Premier a Play of Anxiety, Joy

Playwright Mia Taylor Altman

“You Can’t Keep Living This Way,” a comedy that examines everyday joy and disparity through a quirky lens, premieres Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. all at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The play is free and open to the public. “I wanted to explore the complexities… [Continue Reading]