Archives for April 2011

Four New Buildings Earn LEED Gold

Winter Hall is one of four new buildings to earn LEED awards

The U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit trade organization that promotes sustainability in building design and operation, has certified four new Westmont buildings as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold. The LEED designations highlight the sustainable construction and energy-saving systems used at Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics, Adams Center for the Visual Arts,… [Continue Reading]

Eaton Family Helps Establish Faculty Chair

David and Carol Eaton have helped establish the Eaton Family Chair in Economics and Business at Westmont

Trustee Emeritus David Eaton and his wife, Carol, have made a leadership gift to help establish the Eaton Family Chair in Economics and Business at Westmont. Thanks to a significant contribution from the Westmont Board of Advisors and gifts from alumni and friends, the college has raised much of the $1 million goal and expects… [Continue Reading]

Apple Approves Updated Westmont App

Westmont releases an updated iPhone app (version 1.2)

As part of Westmont College’s commitment to being a leader in mobile applications for higher education, Westmont Information Technology has released an updated iPhone app (version 1.2) offering clearer, faster and easier access to information about the college. With the new app, users now have immediate access to hundreds of Westmont videos on iTunes U…. [Continue Reading]

Reel Talk Features Eastwood’s ‘Grand Torino’

Reel Talk features "Gran Torino" April 28

Reel Talk, which gives the Westmont community an opportunity to discuss difficult social, philosophical, or theological questions following a film screening, features “Gran Torino,” Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Adams Center 216. The event, hosted by Joshua Canada and Telford Work, is free and open to the public. Canada, Armington Hall resident director,… [Continue Reading]

Dallas Willard Offers Commencement Talk

President Gayle D. Beebe will shake the hands of 341 graduates May 7

Dallas Willard, professor of philosophy at USC, delivers the address at Westmont’s Commencement, which features 341 graduates, 110 with honors, on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Russell Carr Field. Walter and Darlene Hansen will receive the Westmont Medal, which honors those whose lives embody the very principles associated with the Christian character… [Continue Reading]

6-Year-Old Donates to Westmont Campaign

6-year-old Liam Hess greets President Gayle D. Beebe after making an historic donation

Liam Hess has become the youngest donor in Westmont College history. The 6-year-old emptied $15.05 from his truck bank for the college’s Bright Hope for Tomorrow Campaign, which provides funds for new facilities on campus. Liam’s parents both work at Westmont. Kevin ’98 is senior director of information technology and Elizabeth ’98 is an English… [Continue Reading]

Montgomery Named New Dean at Wheaton

Dr. Laura Montgomery

Laura Montgomery, who has taught anthropology at Westmont since 1990, is the new associate dean of global and experiential learning at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., Montgomery co-developed Westmont in Mexico, a semester-long academic program in Querétaro, serving as its resident director in 2005 and 2007. She will direct the program in fall 2011 before… [Continue Reading]

New Buildings to be Dedicated at Ceremony

Adams Center for the Visual Arts will be dedicated May 6

Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe and the Board of Trustees will dedicate Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics and Adams Center for the Visual Arts May 5-6. The free, public ribbon-cutting ceremony for Winter Hall is Thursday, May 5, at 5:30 p.m. and the dedication of Adams Center is Friday, May 6, at 11 a.m…. [Continue Reading]

‘Six Doors’ Author to be Featured at Reading

Author Patricia Selbert speaks April 19 (Photo ©2010 Isaac Hernandez)

Santa Barbara author Patricia Selbert will share passages from her book, “The House of Six Doors,” at a free, public reading Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall. Selbert, who was raised on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao and speaks four languages, will discuss how her own process… [Continue Reading]

Bronzed Winters Installed on Campus

Sculptors T.J. Dixon and James Nelson pose with their statue of the Winters alongside Trustee Walter Hansen (right)

Workers installed a new bronze statue of former Westmont president David K. Winter walking with wife, Helene, outside the entrance to Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics. Encinitas-based artists T.J. Dixon and James Nelson created the life-sized sculpture and delivered it to campus April 11. Westmont Trustee Walter Hansen, who commissioned the sculpture along with… [Continue Reading]