Archives for April 2007

An Astronomical Arrival at Westmont

A huge crane lowered a 24-inch reflector telescope into Westmont’s Carroll Observatory Tuesday, April 24. The new high-tech telescope will be the most powerful on California’s Central Coast. Physics Professors Ken Kihlstrom, Warren Rogers and Michael Sommermann have been anxiously waiting for the telescope while DFM Engineering in Colorado spent a year fine tuning the… [Continue Reading]

Winter Introduces Beebe at Commencement

Chancellor and Interim President David K. Winter will welcome President Designate Gayle Beebe during graduation ceremonies, Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m. on the Russell Carr Athletic Field. It will be Beebe’s first public introduction at Westmont since he was named president Feb. 14. Beebe will take over the presidency July 1. Robert S. Bryant,… [Continue Reading]

Students to Fund School for AIDS Orphans

Thirty students in a marketing class are hoping to use what they’ve learned this semester to raise money to fund a school for AIDS orphans in South Africa. The second annual charity auction will benefit Bridges of Hope International and will be held Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum…. [Continue Reading]

Chemist Sits as First Endowed Science Chair

Allan Nishimura, professor of chemistry, will be installed in the Kathleen Smith chair of natural and behavioral sciences, the first endowed faculty chair in the sciences. There will be a reception Wednesday, April 11, at the President’s Patio outside Kerrwood at 4 p.m., and a ceremony in Hieronymus Lounge will follow at 4:30 p.m. In… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Polo Takes Second at Nationals

The Westmont Men’s Club Polo Team came up just short in its unexpected quest for a national championship Saturday night. Westmont lost 12-8 to Texas A&M in the finals in the U.S. Polo Association National Intercollegiate Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Team members are Ryan Cronin-Prather, a senior from Modesto, Collin… [Continue Reading]

Yearbook Wins Coveted Gold Crown Award

The Citadel, Westmont’s yearbook, won a prestigious Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown Award at the 29th annual College Media Convention in March for its 2005-2006 volume. Of the 1,860 CSPA members eligible to enter the Crown Awards, just five earned a Gold Crown in the collegiate yearbook category. In October, the 2005-2006 volume won… [Continue Reading]

Festival Daringly Dances on the Fringe

A unique performance combining theater, dance and music will push the boundaries of traditional theatrical space. The Fringe Festival will feature 18 different pieces, performed in and around Westmont’s Porter Theatre, Tuesday, April 17 through Sunday, April 22. Shows will begin at 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s performances will… [Continue Reading]

Senior Art Majors to Unveil Works

The Reynolds Gallery showcases the independent projects of 16 talented Westmont seniors at an art exhibit Thursday, April 12, through Saturday, May 5. There will be an opening reception and awards presentation for the Senior Art Major Show Thursday, April 12, from 4-6 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public…. [Continue Reading]

In Between Worlds

Cultural Struggles of Britain’s South Asian Immigrants Many societies are grappling with legal, religious and cultural issues relating to immigration depicted in films such as “The Namesake” or “Bend it like Beckham.” Judith Brown, Beit Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History at Balliol College, Oxford University, will put these issues in historical perspective during her… [Continue Reading]