Archives for September 2010

Author to Tout Value of Global Learning

Ronald J. Morgan, associate professor of history and director of ACU in Oxford for Abilene Christian University, talks about the spiritual transformations that can occur during off-campus programs in a free lecture and book signing Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 7-9 p.m. at Page Multipurpose Room. Morgan recently co-edited a collection of essays, “Transformations at the… [Continue Reading]

Talk Aims to Bridge the Gender Divide

Helen Sterk, professor of communication arts at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., will discuss “Gender Partnership: A Care Theory Perspective” Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge inside Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Erasmus Society lecture is free and open to the public. Sterk, who earned a doctorate in rhetorical studies from the… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Dig Into Haiti’s Economic Crisis

Edd Noell and Paul Morgan, professors of economics and business, explore Haiti’s economy and the prospects of raising the country’s standards of living in a lecture, “Haiti: The 2010 Earthquake and the Underlying Economic Tragedy,” Thursday, Oct. 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The free, public lecture is part… [Continue Reading]

Disc Golfers Take Aim at Benefit Tourney

Local disc golfers will join traditional golfers Monday, Oct. 4, at Montecito Country Club for the third annual William Wiersma Golf and Disc Tournament, which benefits the William Wiersma Memorial Scholarship Endowment at Westmont. Golfers will tee off at 1 p.m., following a light lunch at noon. Hors d’ oeuvres will be served at 6… [Continue Reading]

Don Goehner to be Honored as Alumnus of the Year

Don D. Goehner ’60, founder and president of The Goehner Group, has been named Westmont Alumnus of the Year and will be honored by President Gayle D. Beebe at an alumni reunion brunch Saturday, Oct. 2, as part of Homecoming, Oct. 1-2. Goehner, a Washington state native, graduated with a degree in sociology from Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Theatrical Event Shows ‘Faces of America’

“Faces of America,” a powerful, one-person portrayal of multicultural Americans, will be performed in Westmont’s Porter Theatre Saturday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. Admission is free with a suggested $5 donation benefitting the Westmont student organization Racial Equality and Justice. Please reserve tickets by calling (805) 565-7140. The play, created by Colin Cox and Fran… [Continue Reading]

Keck Telescope to Set Its Sight on Jupiter

The planet Jupiter will be the star attraction during a public viewing Friday, Sept. 17, at Westmont’s observatory beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Keck Telescope, one of the most powerful public telescopes between San Francisco to Los Angeles, is available for free viewings every third Friday of the month and is held in conjunction with… [Continue Reading]

Alumna, Popular Author to Speak at Chapel

Westmont alumna Shauna (Hybels) Niequist ’98, author of “Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life,” will speak at chapel in Westmont’s Murchison Gym Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m. The talk is free and open to the public. Niequist, who studied English and French literature at Westmont, grew up in Barrington, Ill. She… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Feature an Evangelical and a Mormon

Westmont alumnus Gregory Johnson ’89, a Baptist pastor in Utah, and Robert Millet, professor of religious education and director of the Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University, talk about their two different faith traditions in “A Conversation Between a Mormon and an Evangelical,” Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The… [Continue Reading]

An Israeli-Christian Shares His Perspective

Baruch Maoz, an Israeli missionary, editor and publisher, talks about “An Israeli-Christian’s Perspective on Israel and Palestine” Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 4:45-6 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Hall. The lecture, sponsored by the Westmont Religious Studies Department, is free and open to the public. Maoz, a Jewish convert to Christianity, worked with Christian Witness to Israel… [Continue Reading]