Archives for May 2006

Westmont Grabs Five Indy Theater Awards

Westmont’s co-production of “King Richard II” took top honors at the 14th annual Independent Theater Awards, Monday, May 22. The Shakespearean play won four awards, including direction by John Blondell and performance by Mitchell Thomas. Playwright Erik Ehn also won an award for “The Saint Plays,” performed by Westmont students in Porter Theatre last March…. [Continue Reading]

Lavin to Speak at Golf Marathon

ESPN and ABC Basketball Analyst Steve Lavin will speak next month at Westmont’s 15th annual Golf Marathon Sports Banquet and Golf Outing. The former UCLA head basketball coach will speak on Sunday evening, June 4, at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, as a kickoff to a fundraiser aimed at providing scholarships for Westmont athletes. The Sunday… [Continue Reading]

Provost Accepts Presidency at Alma Mater

Westmont Provost Shirley Mullen has accepted the position of president at Houghton College in New York. She will remain at Westmont through December 2006 and take up her new responsibilities in January 2007. Mullen joined the Westmont faculty in 1984 to teach English and European history. After assuming a variety of leadership positions, including chair… [Continue Reading]

Final Exhibit Pays Tribute to Golden State

Westmont closes out the Reynolds Gallery season with a celebration of California’s beauty through a special invitational show featuring some of the region’s finest landscape painters. “Views and Visions: Celebrating California,” will be at the gallery from Thursday, May 18, through June 30. An opening reception will be held Thursday, May 18, at 4 p.m…. [Continue Reading]

Institute for the Liberal Arts Named After President Gaede

To honor outgoing Westmont President Stan D. Gaede, the college has renamed the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont. The college has also completed funding toward its initial goal for the institute. David Eaton, who chairs the college board of trustees, made the announcement May… [Continue Reading]