Archives for March 2008

Westmont Inaugurates Eighth President, Beebe Focuses On Global Education Imperative

Westmont inaugurates Gayle D. Beebe, its eighth president, Friday, April 11, with a day of events and lectures focusing on “The Global Imperative: Education and the Knowledge Society in the 21st Century.” With the exception of the afternoon panel discussions, all events are by invitation only and require a ticket. Click here to view the… [Continue Reading]

Exploring Ways To Improve Global Security

Susan Penksa

Susan Penksa, Westmont associate professor of political science, will draw on her extensive consulting work with the U.S., NATO, EU and the U.N. in a free lecture, “International (In)security: U.S. and EU Approaches to Fighting Terrorism and Crime,” Thursday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. Penksa will highlight… [Continue Reading]

Grad Contrasts Black, White Christianity

Westmont graduate Reggie Williams returns to campus to lecture about “Decolonizing the African-American Mind: The Liberative Role of Faith in Christ in African-American Culture,” Wednesday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Kerrwood Hall’s Hieronymus Lounge. There will be an informal dinner and discussion following the free lecture. The talk, sponsored by the Westmont Religious Studies… [Continue Reading]

“Check Us Out:” The Senior Art Show

Westmont’s graduating art majors exhibit their work in the Senior Art Show in Reynolds Gallery Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, May 3. An opening reception April 3, 4-6 p.m., is open to the public. Twenty five art majors, a Westmont record, will graduate in May. For the first time the exhibit will be juried by… [Continue Reading]

Talk Explores Five Missions In Mexico

Five missions in the majestic mountains of northern Querétaro will be the focus of a free lecture Tuesday, April 8, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Westmont’s Founders Dining Room. Visiting scholar Araceli Ardón will lecture on the magnificent churches in “The Missions of Father Serra in Querétaro, Mexico.” A reception will follow. Father Junípero Serra and… [Continue Reading]

Talk Offers Keys To Find ‘Joy At Work’

Dennis Bakke, best-selling author of “Joy at Work: A Revolutionary Approach To Fun on the Job,” speaks at the University Club Tuesday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. Bakke, a successful entrepreneur and former CEO, will lecture on “Thank God It’s Monday: Finding Joy at Work.” The event,… [Continue Reading]

Hair-Raising Documentary Theater

A “docu-comedy” about the stuff growing on our heads, “Cuts” is a new play premiering in Westmont’s Porter Theatre Wednesday and Friday, March 26 and 28, at 8 p.m. A senior project by Casey Caldwell, this play is free and open to the public. Based on interviews conducted by Caldwell and cast members Sarah Halford,… [Continue Reading]

The Wit And Wisdom Of Theater Students

“Wit,” Margaret Edson’s play about a woman dying of cancer, gets new life Thursday and Saturday, March 27 and 29, at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Performances of this senior production by Beth Segura are free and open to the public. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for drama, “Wit” was first performed in… [Continue Reading]

Students Spring Into Action Over Break

About 250 Westmont students and community volunteers are in Ensenada, Mexico, spending spring break constructing homes, operating medical and dental clinics, leading a vacation Bible school, running haircutting clinics and competing in sports events. More than 5,000 students have participated in Potter’s Clay, an annual student-organized service trip, since it began 31 years ago. Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Talk Braids Hair Style with Pop Culture

Kenya Davis-Hayes, assistant professor of American history at California Baptist University, will discuss how hairstyles affect perception of black women at a free lecture Friday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m. at Hieronymus Lounge in Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture. “Sittin’ Pretty, Talkin’ Hair” will contrast traditional images of black… [Continue Reading]