Archives for May 2011

Students to Circle the Globe to Serve this Summer

For the first time, Emmaus Road will send Westmont students to serve in Nepal

About two dozen Westmont students will spend at least one month this summer serving communities around the world, including Guatemala, Bolivia, Uganda, China and Nepal. The Emmaus Road program is in its 13th year, sponsoring activities that serve to increase awareness of global concerns, broadening the worldview of students and promoting the value of diversity…. [Continue Reading]

Dallas Willard to Talk About ‘How God is With Us’

Dallas Willard spoke at Commencement May 7

Dallas Willard, professor of philosophy at USC, discusses “How God is With Us? How We Can Know It?” during a Mayterm lecture Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Porter Theatre (map). The lecture, sponsored by the Westmont Office of the Provost and the Office of the President, is free and open to the… [Continue Reading]

High Schoolers to Enjoy a Taste of College

Dr. Chris Hoeckley (pictured) is one of six professors leading the Summer Scholars program

About a dozen college-bound high school juniors and seniors will take part in a new Westmont program this summer that offers a genuine, residential college experience before the teenagers go to college. Summer Scholars, which runs from June 19 to July 16, offers students two college courses worth eight units of college credit. “There are… [Continue Reading]

Moon to Direct Spiritual Formation Center

Dr. Gary W. Moon

Gary W. Moon, executive vice president/provost and professor of psychology and spirituality at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, will be the first director of the Martin Family Institute and Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation at Westmont. Moon also serves as director for the Renovaré International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation and as editor-in-chief for… [Continue Reading]

Keck Telescope to Focus on Rings of Saturn

The Westmont observatory opens for a public viewing May 20

Saturn will be the star of the party Friday, May 20, from 8-11 p.m. during a free, public viewing with the Keck Telescope at Westmont’s observatory. Westmont serves as one of the public observing sites for the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit (SBAU) every third Friday of the month, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather,… [Continue Reading]

Former President Honored at Winter Hall Dedication

President Gayle D. Beebe poses outside Winter Hall with President Emeritus David Winter and former president Stan Gaede

Former President Stan Gaede joined President Emeritus David Winter and his wife, Helene, at the dedication ceremony for the David K. Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics on May 5. “I’ve had some pretty good moments on this campus,” Gaede said mentioning his marriage proposal to Judy at Voskuyl Chapel. “But this is one of… [Continue Reading]

Adams Center for the Arts is Dedicated

Professor Emeritus Tony Askew cuts the ribbon leading to the Westmont Museum of Art with Museum Director Judy Larson, Art Council President Mary Beth Vogelzang and Trustee Patty Martin

The Adams Center for the Visual Arts was officially dedicated in a brief ceremony May 6. Westmont Trustee Walter Hansen talked about the role of the visual arts at the college, describing the Adams Center as a place to play, to be human and to worship. “Now, right here at the center of campus we… [Continue Reading]

Grads Implored to ‘Live Eternally in the Moment’

The class of 2011 is led onto Carr Field during Commencement May 7

An historic week at Westmont witnessed the dedication of two new buildings, leading up to the graduation of the class of 2011. At Commencement, Dallas Willard, professor of philosophy at USC, implored 341 graduates to remember who they are during his address May 7. “You are an unceasing spiritual being with an eternal destiny in… [Continue Reading]