Orchestra to Feature Schubert, Korsakov

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The Westmont Fall Orchestra Concert will present a diverse musical sampling by such composers as John Williams, Scott Joplin and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Page Multipurpose Room at Westmont and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. General admission to each performance is $10; students… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore ‘The Servant’ in Luke-Acts

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Holly Beers, assistant professor of religious studies, examines the ways the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles appropriate Isaiah’s servant imagery to characterize Jesus and the disciples on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in Founders Dining Room, inside the Kerr Student Center at Westmont. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi… [Continue Reading]

Schulze to be Installed as Student Life VP

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Westmont officially installs Edee Schulze as vice president for student life at a special convocation ceremony Friday, Oct. 24, at 10:30 a.m. in Murchison Gym. Speakers will include President Gayle D. Beebe, Stu Cleek, associate dean for residence life; Brad Lau, vice president for student life at George Fox University; Carol Houston, Westmont trustee and… [Continue Reading]

Observatory Opens for Partial Solar Eclipse

Photo Credit: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory

The Westmont Observatory opens for a partial solar eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 2:15-5 p.m. At its peak, the moon will cover more than 30 percent of the sun at 3:30 p.m. The viewing is free and open to the public. Thomas Whittemore, Westmont physics instructor, and two members of the Santa Barbara Astronomical… [Continue Reading]

Alum Earns Fulbright to Study Stem Cells

Steven Lee

Steven Lee ’13, who earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with honors, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to conduct biology research in Korea. “This award will allow me to understand different viewpoints on how to treat (currently) incurable diseases,” he says. “Additionally, the Fulbright will further my knowledge on stem… [Continue Reading]

Young Alumna to Serve World Concern in Burma

Taylor Jashinsky in Madagascar

Taylor Jashinsky ’14 will serve as a communications liaison for the next two years in Southern Asia with World Concern, a Christian non-profit committed to developing sustainable communities in poverty stricken areas around the world. Jashinsky will live in Burma/Myanmar and will travel to multiple countries, including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Laos and Vietnam, documenting the… [Continue Reading]

‘Glorybound’ Author to Read Her Works

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Jessie van Eerden, a distinguished fiction writer and essayist, will read from her recently published novel “Glorybound” and other new works on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Westmont Reading Series, which is co-sponsored by the Westmont English Department and the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts,… [Continue Reading]

Talk Inspects Gender, Learning Experiences

Dr. Edee Schulze

Edee Schulze, vice president for student life at Westmont, examines how small inequities can create a negative learning experience for female college students on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The Gender Studies Lecture, “Gender Dynamics at Two Christian Liberal Arts Institutions,” is free… [Continue Reading]

Leadership Talk Explored Jefferson, Jackson

President Gayle D. Beebe and Meacham

Jon Meacham, presidential historian, examined the political lives of two of the United States’ greatest presidents at a sold-out, outdoor luncheon with 280 people on Oct. 10 at the Fess Parker – A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. The talk, “The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Jefferson and Jackson,” launched Westmont’s year-long series on Moral and… [Continue Reading]

Observatory Opens for Friday Public Viewing

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The Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, will be available Friday, Oct. 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. The viewing occurs in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members bring their own telescopes to Westmont for public use. The Keck Telescope… [Continue Reading]