Alumna Thankful for Friends, Deep Faith

Alumna Shauna Niequist in chapel

Alumna Shauna Niequist ’98, Alumna of the Year at Homecoming, spoke in chapel Oct. 12 about the three greatest things Westmont gave her: friends, vocation and a deeper faith. Niequist, New York Times best-selling author of “Cold Tangerines,” “Bittersweet,” “Bread & Wine, Savor,” and “Present Over Perfect,” did an interview with Oprah Winfrey in a… [Continue Reading]

Professors Celebrate Mission Archives Library

The Westmont Chamber Singers and history professor Rick Pointer are featured in the Santa Barbara Mission Archive Library’s celebration of its music manuscript collection and early California history on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in Serra Hall, 2200 Garden Street. Tickets to the event, which includes light refreshments, cost $15 for SBMAL members and… [Continue Reading]

Theater Stages Playful ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Westmont Theatre Arts brings a contemporary energy and sense of humor to its staging of “Pride and Prejudice” on Oct. 19-20, 25, 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m., all in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Tickets to the play, which is based on the novel by Jane Austen and adapted by Kate Hamill… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Explores ‘Dream of America’

The Westmont Orchestra

The Westmont Fall Orchestra Concert, “The Dream of America,” explores the theme of the American experience in powerful and hopeful ways Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m., both at La Cumbre Junior High School. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission (students are free), may be purchased at… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Impacts of Social Media

Felicia Song, Westmont professor of sociology, examines our reliance on social media and its industrializing tendencies in a lecture Thursday, Oct. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown lecture, “The Industrialization of You and Me: How Social Media Makes Relationship a Business,” is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

Patterson Explains Cryptojacking in WSJ

The work of Dr. Don Patterson (left) was recently published in the Wall Street Journal

Don Patterson, Westmont professor of computer science, explained cryptojacking step by step in a recent article in the The Wall Street Journal. Cryptojacking, taking over the processing power of hijacked computers and using it to earn cryptocurrency, is becoming a favorite among cybercriminals. Patterson, who taught at UC Irvine before joining Westmont’s faculty in 2015, earned… [Continue Reading]

Think Fast, Slow with Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and bestselling author “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” speaks at a luncheon Friday, Nov. 2, at noon in Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. Tickets to the event, which is sponsored by the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership, cost $100 per person… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming Lauds Kootstra, Niequist

Westmont will honor Howard Kootstra ’76, CEO and founder of Golden Empire Mortgage, and Shauna Niequist ’98, New York Times best-selling author, as Alumnus and Alumna of the Year during Homecoming 2018, Oct. 12-14. Dave Dettoni ’88, director of operations for Sudan Relief Fund, will receive the Global Service Award, and Alana Woodin ’10, educator… [Continue Reading]

Summer Research Aims to Help End Alzheimer’s

Westmont researchers are using a new high-tech tool to understand human neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. As part of a summer research project, Yi-Fan Lu, Westmont assistant professor of biology, and senior Heidi Pullmann used the new microelectrode array, purchased through the Westmont Provost’s Office, to detect and record the response of neurons to… [Continue Reading]

U.S Open Champ Tees Off for New Teams

Professional golfer Steve Jones, winner of the 1996 U.S. Open, and president Gayle D. Beebe

Steve Jones, winner of eight PGA Tour events, including the 1996 U.S. Open, spoke as the special guest Sept. 4 at the home of a Westmont alumnus and friend of the college. The event, which followed a round of golf with Jones at the Valley Club, benefited Westmont’s new men’s and women’s golf teams that… [Continue Reading]