Archives for August 2012

Students to Show Off Summer Research

Garrett Johnson '12 explains his chemistry research at a symposium last spring

Twenty-five students will exhibit their summer research projects Thursday, Sept. 6, from 4-6 p.m. in Winter Hall. “A Celebration of Summer Research at Westmont” is free and open to the public. Students will present their findings on poster boards and be available to answer questions during the reception in the rotunda. The event includes a… [Continue Reading]

Popular French Professor is Knighted

Mary Blackwood Collier, who has taught French at Westmont for 31 years, was knighted by David Martinon, consul general of France, Los Angeles, as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques on Aug. 26 at a private reception at Birnam Wood, attended by about 100 colleagues and friends. “Your love for France is absolute, and… [Continue Reading]

Renovated DC to Offer Greater Variety

Dining Commons Renovation

Westmont and Sodexo, the college’s dining service, open the doors to an enhanced Dining Commons as students arrive for the fall semester Monday, Aug. 27. Administration, staff, students and Sodexo representatives worked together to plan the renovation, which occurred in two phases over two summers. Several concepts emerged as the team consulted with local design… [Continue Reading]

Globally-Minded Class of 2016 Arrives

New students check into their rooms at Clark Hall

The 339 first-year students representing Westmont’s Class of 2016 arrive for Orientation beginning Thursday, Aug. 23. The first day of classes for all Westmont students is Monday, Aug. 27. During Orientation, students will move into their residence halls, tour the campus, enjoy dinner in the remodeled Dining Commons and attend a lecture by English professor… [Continue Reading]

College Gives Full Tuition to Top Scholars

Students at the two-day Monroe Scholarship competition in February

Four new Monroe Scholars arrive at Westmont this week. Only students with exceptional academic abilities, strong character and a desire to grow in their Christian faith receive the four-year, full-tuition Monroe Scholarship. In the past 11 years, Westmont has awarded 37 Monroe Scholarships, the highest academic honor for incoming students. This year’s scholars are Jarrett… [Continue Reading]

Norwegian Printmaker Opens New Season

Work by Jan Albert Fürst Kolstad

Norwegian printmaker Jan Albert Fürst Kolstad, who uses light and nature to create mood and atmosphere in his art, opens a new season at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art Aug. 23-Oct. 13. A free, public opening reception for “Jan Albert Furst Kolstad: Prints” will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, from 4-6 p.m. at the… [Continue Reading]

Westmonster 5K Race to Challenge Runners

Runners bolt from the start of the Westmonster 5K race

Westmont opens up its campus for a unique 5K race that winds through varying terrain Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6:15 p.m., beginning near the track and Thorrington Field. Registration fees to the third annual Westmonster, which benefits Westmont College Athletics, are $35, $15 for students, $10 for children under 15 and free for children under… [Continue Reading]

Gym Lobby Gets a Pre-Season Makeover

Workers are busy modernizing the lobby of Westmont’s Murchison Gym, upgrading the lighting, ceilings and walls, and installing two, 70-inch monitors to show video and photos of Westmont Hall of Fame athletes and other information. Maple hardwood flooring, dating back to the construction of the gym in the late 1960s, was removed during a 2008… [Continue Reading]