Archives for May 2008

Award-Winning Theater

Three current and former Westmont artists were honored with Independent Theater Awards at a ceremony May 19 at Center Stage Theatre downtown. The Indy Awards, given annually by a panel of theater critics from the Santa Barbara Independent and the Los Angeles Times, honor excellent productions throughout the Santa Barbara area. John Blondell, professor of… [Continue Reading]

Students Serve Overseas For The Summer

Twenty-two Westmont students are devoting at least a month this summer to serve people in Malawi, Indonesia, and El Salvador through Emmaus Road, a Westmont program that’s been sending students overseas for the past 10 years. The first Emmaus Road group, three business majors and five pre-med students, left May 5 for El Salvador. The… [Continue Reading]

Willis' New Book Of Poems Hits Home

Paul Willis, Westmont professor of English, will read from his new book, “Visiting Home,” at the Wildling Art Museum, 2329 Jonata St., Los Olivos, on Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m. The event is free, and the book will be available for sale and signing. “The poems visit many homes, wild and domestic, in my… [Continue Reading]

Public Class To Decode ‘Flying Information’

Two seemingly different academic disciplines come together for a unique seminar open to the public this summer at Westmont. “Flying Information” will focus on how we learn to read codes, patterns, signs, and symbols and navigate webs of meaning Monday, June 2, through Friday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Marilyn McEntyre, professor of… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Artists Recognized Near And Far

Two Westmont art professors earned awards for their recent work, and several art students were featured in an exhibit in Sacramento last month. Professor Scott Anderson earned four awards for Reynolds Gallery in the 28th annual publication design competition by the American Association of Museums. With more than 800 entries, the competition is the only… [Continue Reading]

Outstanding Students Receive Awards

Westmont’s student life office awarded 12 outstanding students for their leadership during the past year. The David K. Winter Character Through Servant Leadership Award is given each spring to students who show exemplary leadership through service at Westmont and in the community. Each student receives $2,000 toward tuition during the next school year. Junior winners… [Continue Reading]

College Loans Wardrobe to Narnia Exhibit

Westmont’s famed C.S. Lewis wardrobe will take a five-year journey with “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition,” a state-of-the-art presentation based on the Disney film series and Lewis’s beloved fictional books. The exhibit, premiering June 7 at Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, features artifacts from Lewis’s personal study as well as the wardrobe. The 10,000-square-foot… [Continue Reading]

310 Grads Encouraged to Love Courageously

Gayle Beebe presided over his first Westmont Commencement as president of the college May 3, handing diplomas to 310 graduating students, 109 graduating with honors. David Gyertson, professor of leadership formation and renewal at Regent University in Virginia City, Va., gave the Commencement address, “The Challenge of Great Opportunities.” A senior fellow of the Council… [Continue Reading]