Exhibition Explores ‘Belly of the Whale’

Kent Anderson Butler, From The Belly of Sheol, video still, 2019

Los Angeles-based video and performance artist, Kent Anderson Butler, presents an exhibition Nov. 21-Jan. 18 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum. An opening reception and lecture for “From the Belly of the Whale: Kent Anderson Butler” will be Jan. 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. “The exhibition explores the current contemporary cultural climate through the… [Continue Reading]

Hundreds of Voices Join for Choral Fest

The Westmont College Choir

The 15th annual Westmont Fall Choral Festival combines voices of more than 300 high school students from 12 different schools on Friday, Nov. 1, at 4:45 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St., and 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Both performances are free, no admission required. For… [Continue Reading]

Chamber Orchestra Performs Fall Concert

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Winds, featuring performances by the Westmont winds, Westmont Chamber Brass and Westmont String Orchestra, host a fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. “One of the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Initiative Tackles the Opioid Epidemic

The Westmont Initiative for Public Dialogue and Deliberation in action

The opioid epidemic sweeping the country affects virtually every American, directly or indirectly, often in deeply personal ways. The Westmont Initiative for Public Dialogue and Deliberation (WIPDD) hosts a community conversation on the topic Thursday, Oct. 24, from 7-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Community members may register to participate on… [Continue Reading]

Students Explain Summer Research Projects

Kyle Hansen '19 explains his summer research

More than 30 Westmont students who worked on 17 research projects last summer will explain their findings on Friday, Oct. 11, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Winter Hall Atrium. The Celebration of Summer Research, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is free and open to the public. This year’s symposium includes a wide array… [Continue Reading]

Poet Paul Willis Speaks at Downtown Lecture

Paul Willis, Westmont professor of English, will read selections from his award-winning collection “To Build a Trail: Essays on Curiosity, Love & Wonder.” Tuesday, October 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Not About the Numbers: What Really Matters in How We Learn” is free no… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra to Perform a Fairy-Tale Season

Westmont College Orchestra

The Westmont Fall Orchestra Concert explores themes of dreams and fairy tales on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m.; all at First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission (students are free), may be purchased at westmont.edu/music or at the door. For more information, please contact… [Continue Reading]

Duhigg to Examine ‘Science of Productivity’

charles duhigg speaking

Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and bestselling author, speaks at the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership luncheon on Friday, Nov. 1, at noon in Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. Tickets to the event, “Charles Duhigg: The Science of Productivity,” may be purchased at $100 per person at westmont.edu/mosher-events. For more information… [Continue Reading]

Alumni Return for Homecoming Weekend

Westmont celebrates Homecoming 2019 with a full slate of on-campus events October 11-12. The two-day event features a wide variety of events for alumni, including class reunions and a reception with President Gayle and Pam Beebe for classes ending in 4 and 9.  Alumni of all years are invited to a faculty reception at the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont President Honored with Beebe Plaza

Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe and first lady Pam Beebe were recognized Sept. 28 at Spring Arbor University (SAU) in Michigan at the dedication of a new plaza on their campus named in their honor. Beebe Plaza recognizes and celebrates his seven-year tenure as SAU president (2000-2007), citing his “innovative and entrepreneurial leadership coupled with… [Continue Reading]