Archives for March 2003

Seeking Civility

“Read My Lips: The Compelling Case Against Civility,” a Phi Kappa Phi lecture on understanding reasons for uncivil behavior, will be given by Associate Communication Studies Professor Michael Giuliano 7 p.m. March 31 in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont. Associate Communication Studies Professor Deborah Dunn and Associate Religious Studies Professor Bruce Fisk will respond. “There has… [Continue Reading]

Student Team Wins National Business Plan Competition

Westmont’s student business venture team took first prize in the Sixth Annual Midwest Enterprise Creation Competition at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., over the weekend. Westmont’s entry – Solum Monitoring Systems, Inc. – received a check for $7,500 in seed capital for the business and introductions to several venture capital sources to pursue potential… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Students Receive Leadership Awards

Twelve Westmont students received David K. Winter Character Through Student Leadership Awards during a ceremony on campus March 19. The students – four first-year students, four sophomores and four juniors – will receive $2,000 to go toward tuition for the 2003-04 academic year. The juniors receive an additional $250 to give to a charity of… [Continue Reading]

The Power of Disclosure

After 127 debates, 70 speeches and 179 judging assignments, the finals of Westmont’s 6th Annual Expressions Speech and Debate Tournament came to a close March 5 with victories by sophomore Josh Cox for the debates, freshman Brad Wiegel for persuasive speaking and junior Clark Morgan for interpretive speaking. Cox argued the negative position on the… [Continue Reading]

“Let's Roll” Author Lisa Beamer to Speak at Commencement

Lisa Beamer, wife of 9-11 victim Todd Beamer and author of “Let’s Roll,” the heroic story of United Flight 93, will address Westmont’s class of 2003 at commencement ceremonies 10 a.m. May 3 on Russell Carr Field. Commencement is open to the public; however, seating is limited. Lisa Beamer’s book, “Let’s Roll, Ordinary People, Extraordinary… [Continue Reading]

Fletcher Jones Foundation Grant

The Fletcher Jones Foundation has given $500,000 to Westmont for the acquisition of new science equipment. This grant is the lead gift toward a $2.3 million effort to equip the new David K. Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics with state-of-the-art science equipment and to upgrade the observatory. The foundation was established in 1969 by… [Continue Reading]

Ludwick Named Chair of Westmont Foundation

Robert Ludwick, a 1974 Westmont graduate, is the new chairman of the Westmont Foundation Board of Directors, accepting the gavel from Gerd Jordano, who served as chair for two years. Robert Ludwick, a 1974 Westmont graduate, is the new chairman of the Westmont Foundation Board of Directors, accepting the gavel from Gerd Jordano, who served… [Continue Reading]

Career Counseling Workshop Features

Howard Figler, Ph.D., a nationally known speaker, author and seminar leader, will teach a workshop for career professionals and students, “Essence and Ego: Is it Your Career or Theirs?” 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7 in the Founders Room in Kerr Student Center. Ego can be a voracious devourer of career energy, Figler says…. [Continue Reading]

Bob Kuntz, named registrar at Westmont

Bob Kuntz, who has served for more than 30 years in higher education, has been named registrar at Westmont, effective March 1. Kuntz has worked for the past 18 months at Westmont as assistant to the director of information technology for software improvements. Before he came to Westmont, Kuntz was assistant chancellor for budget and… [Continue Reading]

Masterworks Concert to Feature Haydn Mass

Franz Joseph Haydn’s dramatic Mass, “Missa in tempore belli,” will be performed by the Westmont College Choir and Chamber Singers at the fourth annual Choral Masterworks Concert, 8 p.m. March 5 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. in downtown Santa Barbara. Admission is a suggested donation of $7 for students and seniors and $10… [Continue Reading]