Archives for April 2009

Westmont Graduation Goes to the Beach

New building construction and Tea Fire reconstruction have forced Westmont to relocate its graduation ceremony closer to the beach. Paul and Natalie Orfalea and the Orfalea Foundations will receive the Westmont Medal during Commencement Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at Santa Barbara City College’s La Playa Stadium. The Orfalea Foundations reflect the family’s personal… [Continue Reading]

Professors to Discuss Lincoln's Legacy

Richard Pointer, professor of history, and Jesse Covington, assistant professor of political science, will lead a discussion, “Lincoln’s Legacy: Race, Liberty, and the Rule of Law,” Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. The discussion is part of Santa Barbara County Bar… [Continue Reading]

Business Students Offer Industry Analysis

Five economics and business student teams will present their semester-long research that culminates in a formal industry analysis. “Change and Innovation Industry Analysis Symposium” is free and open to the public Wednesday, April 29, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Founders Dining Room. Refreshments will be served. The teams have examined all aspects of change and… [Continue Reading]

State Lauds College Public Safety Workers

The California College and University Police Chiefs Association honored two Westmont public safety officials at its annual convention earlier this month. The association gave Karen Huggins, Westmont public safety officer, the Award of Merit for her outstanding performance in responding to the Tea Fire, evacuating the campus and getting students safely to the gym. The… [Continue Reading]

Video Game Aims to Teach about Recycling

As part of Creation Care Week at Westmont, staff members Joel Patterson, recycling pickup administrator, and Phil Walton, Web content editor, created an online educational video game about recyclable materials. Rudy’s Recycling Roundup was launched April 7. Sophomore philosophy major Daniel Clotfelter had the high score when the competition ended on Earth Day and won… [Continue Reading]

Chapel CD Reflects a Rise From the Ashes

Westmont’s 2008-09 chapel CD, “All the Saints,” features several heartfelt recordings of worship in the aftermath of November’s devastating Tea Fire. The album is a snapshot of Westmont’s worshiping ethos and includes a special message from President Gayle D. Beebe about the fire. The two-disc set is on sale at the Westmont Bookstore and Campus… [Continue Reading]

Talk Inspects Politics of Human Trafficking

Grace Chang, a writer and activist for the labor and welfare rights of immigrants and women of color, explores the complex governmental issues of human trafficking in a lecture, “Trafficking by Any Other Name,” Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in Kerrwood Hall’s Hieronymus Lounge. Chang, an associate professor of feminist studies at UC Santa… [Continue Reading]

Fresh, Local Performance Art

The Westmont Fringe Festival comes to campus April 21, 22 and 25, bringing an array of original performances by students and faculty. The annual theater festival is organized by Professor John Blondell, who is also the artistic director of the Lit Moon Theatre Company. This year the interdisciplinary event includes music and literature as well…. [Continue Reading]

Butler Unveils Resurrection Premiere

The world premiere of Steve Butler’s “Resurrection Oratorio” celebrates the Easter season at Masterworks, a concert Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of State Street and Constance Avenue. The performance is free and open to the public and features the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir and soloists. The Resurrection… [Continue Reading]

Professor Offers Global View Of Chemistry

Stan Anderson, Westmont chemistry professor, discusses the importance of chemistry while reflecting on his global career in a valedictory lecture, “Engaging the World Through Chemistry,” Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in Kerrwood Hall’s Hieronymus Lounge. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Anderson, who joined the Westmont faculty… [Continue Reading]