‘The Mariner’ Explores Associations of Home

“The Mariner,” an original piece of visual theatre inspired by Homer’s great epic poem “The Odyssey” will be presented by the Westmont College Repertory Theatre 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 27 and 28 in Porter Theatre. There will be matinee performances at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 1. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors… [Continue Reading]

Liberal Arts Institute

“Educating for Justice: Liberal Education and the Development of Just Members of Society,” is the focus of Westmont’s third annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts, Jan. 31 through Feb. 1. Representatives from 30 colleges and universities will attend the sessions, Limited seating is available for faculty and staff in the plenary sessions. For more information,… [Continue Reading]

Leading Scholars on World Christianity Come to Westmont

Yale University Professor Lamin Sanneh is one of two esteemed scholars scheduled to speak at Westmont this academic year in the college’s World Christianity Lecture Series, a new series sponsored by the college’s history and religious studies departments, among others. Sanneh, the D. Willis James professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale Divinity School,… [Continue Reading]

$1.2 Million Given to Westmont, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Westmont and the Santa Barbara Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse have received the first installment of a nearly $1.2 million bequest from the estate of Virginia Perle, which will be split evenly between the recipients. A public lecture by the artists will be 3 p.m. Jan. 30, followed by the opening reception from 4-6… [Continue Reading]

Precious in His Sight: A Ronciliation Service

“Precious in His Sight,” a service of healing and racial reconciliation open to the greater Santa Barbara community, will be 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Page Hall on the upper Westmont campus. Sponsored by the Inter-Faith Ministers’ Alliance in partnership with Westmont, the service is the second in a series of three intended to promote… [Continue Reading]

Reynolds to Feature Native American Exhibit

“Photographs and Artifacts: A Southwestern Chronicle,” featuring works by Raymond Reid and Henry and Mary Weaver, opens Jan. 27 in Reynolds Gallery. A public lecture by the artists will be 3 p.m. Jan. 30, followed by the opening reception from 4-6 p.m., both in the Art Center. The show runs through March 7. The exhibit… [Continue Reading]

Missionaries and Multiculturism

Andrew Walls, the second scholar participating in Westmont’s World Christianity and Global Encounters of the 21st Century lecture series, will discuss “Conversion and Proselytism in a Multifaith, Multiethnic World” 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara. The event is free and open to the public. Scholars Cecil Mel Robeck, professor of… [Continue Reading]

L.A. Cathedral Tapestry Designer to Speak at Westmont

John Nava, the painter who designed the tapestries in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, will discuss the cathedral tapestries 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. For the cathedral, Nava created 25 tapestry panels that depict 135 men, women… [Continue Reading]

Pianist Rotman to Perform at Westmont

Award-winning pianist Sam Rotman, who earned two degrees from Juilliard, will present a free recital at 8 p.m. Jan. 13 in Porter Theatre on the Westmont campus. While at Juilliard, he received nine awards in the form of grants, scholarships, and prizes. Subsequently, he has been among the winners in five piano competitions, both in… [Continue Reading]

Stauffer Trust Awards Westmont $400,000 for Chemistry Equipment

The John Stauffer Charitable Trust, based in Pasadena, has awarded Westmont $400,000 to purchase much-needed chemistry equipment that will enhance students’ ability to do first-rate research. Westmont, a liberal arts college similar to Pomona and Claremont-McKenna, has a long tradition of fostering undergraduate research in the sciences, a feature that ensures acceptance for many of… [Continue Reading]