Schulze to be Installed as Student Life VP

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Westmont officially installs Edee Schulze as vice president for student life at a special convocation ceremony Friday, Oct. 24, at 10:30 a.m. in Murchison Gym. Speakers will include President Gayle D. Beebe, Stu Cleek, associate dean for residence life; Brad Lau, vice president for student life at George Fox University; Carol Houston, Westmont trustee and… [Continue Reading]

Observatory Opens for Partial Solar Eclipse

Photo Credit: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory

The Westmont Observatory opens for a partial solar eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 2:15-5 p.m. At its peak, the moon will cover more than 30 percent of the sun at 3:30 p.m. The viewing is free and open to the public. Thomas Whittemore, Westmont physics instructor, and two members of the Santa Barbara Astronomical… [Continue Reading]

‘Glorybound’ Author to Read Her Works

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Jessie van Eerden, a distinguished fiction writer and essayist, will read from her recently published novel “Glorybound” and other new works on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Westmont Reading Series, which is co-sponsored by the Westmont English Department and the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts,… [Continue Reading]

Talk Inspects Gender, Learning Experiences

Dr. Edee Schulze

Edee Schulze, vice president for student life at Westmont, examines how small inequities can create a negative learning experience for female college students on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The Gender Studies Lecture, “Gender Dynamics at Two Christian Liberal Arts Institutions,” is free… [Continue Reading]

Leadership Talk Explored Jefferson, Jackson

President Gayle D. Beebe and Meacham

Jon Meacham, presidential historian, examined the political lives of two of the United States’ greatest presidents at a sold-out, outdoor luncheon with 280 people on Oct. 10 at the Fess Parker – A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. The talk, “The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Jefferson and Jackson,” launched Westmont’s year-long series on Moral and… [Continue Reading]

Observatory Opens for Friday Public Viewing

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The Westmont Observatory, which opens its doors to the public every third Friday of the month, will be available Friday, Oct. 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. The viewing occurs in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members bring their own telescopes to Westmont for public use. The Keck Telescope… [Continue Reading]

Alumni Return for Homecoming Weekend

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Westmont will honor California State Assembly Member Kristin Olsen ’96 as Alumna of the Year during Homecoming 2014 Oct. 17-19. Olsen, who takes over as the next Assembly Republican leader in November, joins Young Alumnus Award winner Daniel Zia ’06 and Global Service Award winners Byron ’82 and Lisa Repko ’84 Borden at the All-Alumni… [Continue Reading]

Meacham Launches New Leadership Series

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham, presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner and contributing editor at Time magazine, speaks about “The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Jefferson and Jackson” on Friday, Oct. 10, at 12 p.m. at the Fess Parker—A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. The luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency,… [Continue Reading]

Gundry to Examine Matthew’s Portrayal of Peter

Dr. Robert Gundry

Robert Gundry, Westmont’s scholar-in-residence, will present a lecture that contends the Gospel of Matthew differs significantly from the other Gospels in its portrayal of Peter. The lecture will be held on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Provost’s Lecture is free and open to the public. The… [Continue Reading]

Star Viewing Zooms in on Summer Triangle

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A triangle of constellations that holds some of the finest open clusters in the night sky will be the starring attraction of this month’s public viewing at the Westmont Observatory on Friday, Sept. 19, beginning after 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. The free event is held every third Friday of the month in conjunction… [Continue Reading]